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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-25-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By chiefneil
That's a lot of red. But I have to admit that my...

That's a lot of red. But I have to admit that my first new car purchase out of school was a burgundy Probe with red interior. At first glance it was a bit much, but I really grew to love the red...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-25-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,807
Posted By chiefneil
I thought streaming music via bluetooth was now...

I thought streaming music via bluetooth was now standard with the 2015's? I believe the enhanced bluetooth now just allows two different phones to sync, and some other minor stuff like having the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By chiefneil
Might as well spend another $20 while at it for a...

Might as well spend another $20 while at it for a UOA?

There was another guy who posted his break-in UOA that had higher metals wear than me. So results do vary.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By chiefneil
My oil analysis showed low metals in direct...

My oil analysis showed low metals in direct contradiction Mike Miller's quote. Maybe I should send Mike a copy.

Tolerances on modern pistons is measured in microns. I don't know what tolerances...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By chiefneil
I kept my 2002 330i for 12 years and 120k miles....

I kept my 2002 330i for 12 years and 120k miles. I changed the oil once a year at around 10k. No engine problems at all, no burning oil, etc.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,456
Posted By chiefneil
Last year driving to Phoenix from LA I was doing...

Last year driving to Phoenix from LA I was doing my usual 85 in a 70 out in the middle of nowhere. Usually I'm very attentive to my rear view mirror, but I must've been zoning out because I sensed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-16-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,456
Posted By chiefneil
A Toyota Yaris is also powerful enough for daily...

A Toyota Yaris is also powerful enough for daily driving. If there was a Yaris forum I'm sure they'd say 320i drivers are a bunch of hooligans.

It's all a matter of perspective.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,445
Posted By chiefneil
M235i is a nice option, but what about springing...

M235i is a nice option, but what about springing for another 5k and getting a base M3/M4? Even without many options a stripped M3/M4 still has a lot of features. Personally I like the idea of a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,121
Posted By chiefneil
I didn't know there was a coupe, and was behind...

I didn't know there was a coupe, and was behind one on the road yesterday. I remember thinking, "Huh, the ATS looks a lot better than I remember." Then I pulled up beside it and noticed it was a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By chiefneil
The variable steering that comes with DHP is...

The variable steering that comes with DHP is actually dependent on steering wheel angle, not speed. The steering ratio varies with the amount the wheel is turned.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-08-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By chiefneil
I know someone (who shall remain nameless) whose...

I know someone (who shall remain nameless) whose wife actually drove into the back wall of the garage. Twice, IIRC. I think there may also have been an incident with crashing into the other car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By chiefneil
I have an August 2013 build, but it's a 2014...

I have an August 2013 build, but it's a 2014 model. Mine doesn't show the exact pressures either, but then again I notice you have nav and/or tech. Maybe a late 2014 build plus nav/tech includes the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By chiefneil
I had the same confusion. Turns out that the CBS...

I had the same confusion. Turns out that the CBS (condition based service) starts from the date of production. Your car was made in October 2013, it just didn't get to you until Feb.

Do the change...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,240
Posted By chiefneil
It's definitely noticeable. They'd have to add a...

It's definitely noticeable. They'd have to add a bit more power and hugely improve the engine and exhaust sound for me to get into a 4-cylinder though.

One of the things I'm disappointed with BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By chiefneil
The ability to show the psi is already there (you...

The ability to show the psi is already there (you can have it coded). I don't know why BMW doesn't offer the option to show it via iDrive.

BMW probably plans to offer a "advanced vehicle...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By chiefneil
Yes. You need to check your tires with a gauge,...

Yes. You need to check your tires with a gauge, adjust the pressure, and reset TPMS especially when the outside temperatures change dramatically with the seasons.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By chiefneil
Yes, that's the 335i. I haven't looked at the...

Yes, that's the 335i. I haven't looked at the 228i but I'm sure it has the same active temperature management although I would expect the ranges to be similar.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By chiefneil
From the engine manual: The engine control...

From the engine manual:

The engine control unit regulates the following temperature ranges:
108C/226F = Economy mode
104C/219F = Normal mode
95C/203F = High mode
90C/194F =...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By chiefneil
I found this in the service booklet: ...

I found this in the service booklet:

Excluding the ActiveHybrid models, the
automatic and manual transmissions, and the
all-wheel drive transfer cases installed in BMW
vehicles are factory...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,738
Posted By chiefneil
But you're going to change all the speakers...

But you're going to change all the speakers anyway? :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,738
Posted By chiefneil
Based on this I'm going to say what you like in a...

Based on this I'm going to say what you like in a stereo is perhaps not mainstream. The traits I like in the HK, e.g. accuracy, clarity and response, are not really compatible with what you like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By chiefneil
Huh. Well I'm not sure why there's a question if...

Huh. Well I'm not sure why there's a question if it's covered under maintenance. Not doing it would void your warranty.

Anybody know why kind of transmission is in the AH? I always thought it was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By chiefneil
This is why I always find it so interesting to...

This is why I always find it so interesting to read people's opinions on oil changes and engine break-in. We (BMW fans) buy BMWs for the engineering. But then immediately turn around and say the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By chiefneil
Maybe you should consider a Lincoln or Buick if...

Maybe you should consider a Lincoln or Buick if your priorities are comfort, luxury, and cost. I'm not being facetious - those are awesomely comfortable highway cruisers and a lot of value for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By chiefneil
It depends what you're looking for. My 335i w/DHP...

It depends what you're looking for. My 335i w/DHP is pretty comfortable on the highway. An E-class, 5-series, or similar Lexus/Caddy/etc would be more comfortable. It's probably worlds better than a...
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