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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By jadnashuanh
There are two buttons on the driver's door to...

There are two buttons on the driver's door to control the rear door shades, and one to lock out rear seat control. On the rear doors, there are two buttons for local control. If you've never played...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,342
Posted By jadnashuanh
One of my brother-in-laws is working in England,...

One of my brother-in-laws is working in England, and I purchased the harness from a local shop there while visiting. THey were able to get it without VAT because of the government contract terms for...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By jadnashuanh
One recent interview indicated that BMW thinks...

One recent interview indicated that BMW thinks the fuel cells are at least two generations away from being really viable in large-scale production...they seemed to think it would be later than 2020...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By jadnashuanh
A bent wheel can generally be successfully...

A bent wheel can generally be successfully straightened...usually, the BMW wheels crack from my experience! So far, I've only had one...knock on wood.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-01-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
I know this is about the 550, but for comparison,...

I know this is about the 550, but for comparison, I just drove from NH to Cape Cod and the computer says 32.6mpg. This is on an x-drive, which isn't as efficient as the rear-wheel drive. Yes, the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-27-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
When I picked up my 535i x-drive in SC at the...

When I picked up my 535i x-drive in SC at the performance center after Munich, on my 1000-mile trip back home, I only needed to fill up twice. Each tank got over 500-miles. Now, it still had less...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-26-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
At today's exchange rates, that's about...

At today's exchange rates, that's about $7.13/US-gal, over twice as expensive as gasoline here. I did not price diesel, it's a bit more than gas, but nowhere near that much.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
Premium was $3.15/gal last time I looked.

Premium was $3.15/gal last time I looked.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-26-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
Luckily (or maybe unlucky for the environment),...

Luckily (or maybe unlucky for the environment), the price of fuel here is MUCH less than in most parts of the developed world. Personally, I wouldn't mind paying a bit more to fix up the roads and...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-26-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
If BMW saw fit to offer the diesel engines in the...

If BMW saw fit to offer the diesel engines in the GT in the USA, I'd probably have one. I waited through nearly two model years until I got a pretty firm answer that it was not going to happen in...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-25-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By jadnashuanh
The car is heavy. Lots of stop and go, it will...

The car is heavy. Lots of stop and go, it will suck gas. If you regularly use the available HP, it will suck gas. I've seen posts of people that, on a trip, have gotten high 20's. On my...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By jadnashuanh
Metallic tints can affect cellphone reception in...

Metallic tints can affect cellphone reception in addition to radio. Might work fine if you have the snap in adapter, since that couples the cellphone with the external antenna.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By jadnashuanh
Wearing out the center usually means...

Wearing out the center usually means overinflated. One edge or the other, alignment.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By jadnashuanh
Ordering a 2015 is probably impossible at this...

Ordering a 2015 is probably impossible at this point...my guess is that all of the build slots prior to the model year changeover have already been allocated. So, unless you can find what you want...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By jadnashuanh
Before I retired, I worked at Raytheon. Had the...

Before I retired, I worked at Raytheon. Had the opportunity to see more than a few night vision things work. SOme are so sensitive that just touching a wall and removing your hand, you can still...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By jadnashuanh
They said it will be built on a stretched...

They said it will be built on a stretched 5-series chassis, so it may still have the same or better rear-seat room. SPeculation...it's a couple of years away yet. Things are probably still very...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-17-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
The USB port already has clean, electrically...

The USB port already has clean, electrically quiet power from the car. Many 12-5vdc things you plug into the cigarette lighter are likely to use switching power supplies, and those can be very noisy...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-17-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By jadnashuanh
Certain functions must use the glove box's USB...

Certain functions must use the glove box's USB connection, such as updating the maps. I've not really played with the phone in the car much, so can't tell you what functions may work off of the port...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By jadnashuanh
These new modular chassis often can have the...

These new modular chassis often can have the ability to stretch various portions, but are still considered the same chassis. I'm also hoping that's the case, but I'm not looking to replace mine in...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-16-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By jadnashuanh
7-series chassis verses 5-series chassis...I...

7-series chassis verses 5-series chassis...I suppose anything is possible, but I wouldn't count on it!
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-15-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashuanh
Modern cars like the BMW have a plethora of...

Modern cars like the BMW have a plethora of sensors...often, they do not display the exact cause of the problem to the operator, and you need a scan tool to determine what is really going on. It is...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-15-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By jadnashuanh
BMW is consolidating the chassis, and the new GT...

BMW is consolidating the chassis, and the new GT will be made on the same chassis as the 5-series verses the 7-series as it is now. It could be that the 7-series will be as well? I've not seen...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By jadnashuanh
This link gets updated regularly...looks like...

This link gets updated regularly...looks like 2015-2 maps are the latest. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995711
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-14-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
One reason 'official' BMW accessories tend to be...

One reason 'official' BMW accessories tend to be more costly than aftermarket choices...they don't impact the operation of the vehicle!

High speed data lines can often make a LOT of electrical...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-14-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By jadnashuanh
I do not know what version is available in the...

I do not know what version is available in the UK, but most areas, the current map version is 2015-2...I wouldn't even think about putting 2014 maps in the thing - the cost to you is the same if you...
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