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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,423
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I drive sporadically a 2007 E92 coupe 330i on...

I drive sporadically a 2007 E92 coupe 330i on stock shocks, 140k km on the clock. They seem to hold well, haven't noticed bouncing over potholes or when pushing down on corners. When the time comes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,724
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Great info, cheers. I'm happy with stock, but...

Great info, cheers. I'm happy with stock, but since Blistein is better and cheaper I think I'll try these when the time comes on my 330i E92 coupe. Car has 140k km on the clock and shocks have never...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I've seen a 330i E92 with 400k (km) advertised on...

I've seen a 330i E92 with 400k (km) advertised on Autoscout for 10k if I remember well. The N52 is supposedly more reliable than the N53 (no HPFP, no injectors) although others things will go...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Vic_LeChic
How about asking an independent for an estimate?...

How about asking an independent for an estimate? Tell him you think one of the cylinders is misfiring by the looks of it, that you've changed the coils and now think it could be the plugs, but you'd...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By Vic_LeChic
If my commute was as short as yours, I'd be...

If my commute was as short as yours, I'd be getting similar mileage on my e92 330i. I drive 65 km mostly on motorway with 15% slow traffic and I get between 7.8l and 8.5l /100km (28-30 mpg).

Sent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Since I bought my E92 330i preowned 4 years ago,...

Since I bought my E92 330i preowned 4 years ago, it's only done 7,000 km a year. I use it on long holiday family trips and sometimes at the weekend. A fine blend of refinement and sporty character,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Vic_LeChic
PDC stopped beeping on 2006 E92 330i

Hi guys and gals,

Been doing some research on my problem, but no solution seems to work in my case.

My PDC beeping sound has gone mute. I have no iDrive, no PDC switch, no PDC indicator on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 20,126
Posted By Vic_LeChic
All the debadged models I see are the small...

All the debadged models I see are the small engine ones, mainly 320. In many case I even see the model number replaced with the M emblem. So I'd say main reason is point #4.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 10-13-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,207
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I've always thought turbo engines were less...

I've always thought turbo engines were less reliable than NA. It didn't stop me from getting a Turbo 13 yrs ago. Never had any significant reliability issue. With 240k km on the clock, it's still...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I see more bad and careless drivers in SUVs than...

I see more bad and careless drivers in SUVs than in any other type of car. They must think they're in some sort of armoured tank and nothing can happen to them.

Get well soon and consider yourself...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,331
Posted By Vic_LeChic
the best possible blue in the world clearly is...

the best possible blue in the world clearly is Montego blue. I win, I know :-P.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-08-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,214
Posted By Vic_LeChic
but shouldn't the break fluid be replaced every...

but shouldn't the break fluid be replaced every two years at least, even if seldom utilized?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-08-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Looks really nice, what a fine machine you got...

Looks really nice, what a fine machine you got there, congrats!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I check it every time I fill up. At last reading...

I check it every time I fill up. At last reading OBC showed 8.6L/100km, and real consumption at the pump was 8.4L, not far off.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,214
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Do we khow how well batteries behave in warm...

Do we khow how well batteries behave in warm climates? Summer temperatures can easily reach 40 (104) and more where I live. Imagine being stuck in traffic in rush hour on top of that. Is there any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,214
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Yep, same here. The Model S looks so much better....

Yep, same here. The Model S looks so much better. They should have designed a smaller S, smilar to what the Mercedes new C class is to the S class. A true good looking family car. Most German premium...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,214
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I think it will take time for people used to...

I think it will take time for people used to drive a car to fully trust an autopilot solution with their lives. One could argue they already trust mechanical parts in a regular car which is "dumber",...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,214
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Above 200 km range, EVs become a true commuting...

Above 200 km range, EVs become a true commuting alternative to ICE for me.

If I use my 330i for daily commute (160km round trip), it cost me about 350 EUR in petrol only (90% fast motorway, 10%...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,182
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Of course, where was I? Thanks for clarifying. ...

Of course, where was I? Thanks for clarifying.

I would like to try a 100% electric and experience the instantly available 100% torque. I'm not too keen on features like autopilot though. BMW,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,179
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Looks great in theory, remains to be seen in real...

Looks great in theory, remains to be seen in real world. The video doesn't show what it would look like at the receiving end of the adaptive beam. A real life video from the oncoming cars'...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,182
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Pig ugly IMHO but I salute the technological...

Pig ugly IMHO but I salute the technological effort, although I wouldn't buy a hybrid cause I have no use for it. Maybe a 100% electric one day, or hydrogen perhaps.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Although I do appreciate the extra comfort of the...

Although I do appreciate the extra comfort of the xenon (e92 330i), I don't find it necessary in my case. I don't drive much at night and when I do it's generally in reasonably well-lit areas, where...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,179
Posted By Vic_LeChic
In BMWs case, I would guess that money is spent...

In BMWs case, I would guess that money is spent elsewhere: rear wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution, great feedback, great chassis, high performance engines, above par build quality etc.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,179
Posted By Vic_LeChic
From my experience, there is a significant...

From my experience, there is a significant difference between halogen and xenon. Xenon is much whiter and brighter . It gives you a better visibility at night, but only in poorly illuminated roads....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-30-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Looks great, don't see the need to lower it IMHO.

Looks great, don't see the need to lower it IMHO.
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