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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,072
Posted By elistan
Specifically, looks like a mistake with M Sport...

Specifically, looks like a mistake with M Sport Line, which with Coral Red is $50 cheaper than Sport Line with Coral Red. :rofl:

Anyway, regarding Coral Red, after 30k miles I still really like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By elistan
If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are ...

If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are
used to shift gears in automatic mode, the transmission
temporarily switches to manual mode.

If the shift paddles are not used and the vehicle
is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By elistan
If you mean as if a switch were thrown at 6500...

If you mean as if a switch were thrown at 6500 rpm, no, nothing that sudden. But if you mean that torque at 6500 rpm is significantly less than at 6000, yes.

Looking at some dyno charts and using...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By elistan
Yes, the torque drop off at higher RPMs is very...

Yes, the torque drop off at higher RPMs is very noticeable in my 328i. My understanding is that this is typical of direct injection turbocharged engines, although I haven't driven too many of those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,682
Posted By elistan
I'm curious why wouldn't those people get a Z4,...

I'm curious why wouldn't those people get a Z4, then? My other car is a two-seater and when the time came that I needed something with a rear seat I got the 328i, but it's in no way a replacement of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By elistan
Indeed, a form of traction control is active in...

Indeed, a form of traction control is active in both Sport and Sport+ modes. Which isn't to say that "DTC" is active in both modes. DTC vs DSC is an either-or thing, they can't both be active at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,397
Posted By elistan
Once slight correction, if I may - in a car...

Once slight correction, if I may - in a car equipped with the sport automatic transmission option, turning on Sport+ while in M/S manual mode will disable both kickdown and automatic upshifts. So...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By elistan
I brought up Comfort because by saying "Sport has...

I brought up Comfort because by saying "Sport has the exact same stability/traction control parameters as Comfort" I'm saying that Sport does not activate DTC. It's still DSC. Just like Comfort. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By elistan
Not so - Sport has the exact same...

Not so - Sport has the exact same stability/traction control parameters as Comfort. DSC vs DTC a is the main difference between Sport and Sport+.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By elistan
From my owner's manual: So that's how...

From my owner's manual:



So that's how upshifting doesn't happen. Meanwhile, with the regular 8spd auto in manual mode:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By elistan
We have Pirelli Winter Carving Edge tires on our...

We have Pirelli Winter Carving Edge tires on our RWD 328i. They work great not only around Boulder and such, they also have been great for taking the car to the ski resorts.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,997
Posted By elistan
Forecast for tomorrow is 60% chance of rain/snow,...

Forecast for tomorrow is 60% chance of rain/snow, so yesterday while it was nice out I put the winter tires on. (Pirelli Winter Carving Edge runflats.)
Forum: Off-Topic 11-01-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,892
Posted By elistan
With Apple Pay, your credit card number is not...

With Apple Pay, your credit card number is not stored on the phone, in an app, or on a server. During an Apple Pay transaction, your credit card number is never used - instead, different information...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-20-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,997
Posted By elistan
Since I have all-seasons on now, I'll switch to...

Since I have all-seasons on now, I'll switch to the dedicated winter tires the first time there's frozen precipitation in the forecast.
If I had summer tires currently mounted, I'd switch as soon as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By elistan
If by "drive by wire" you mean the throttle, yes,...

If by "drive by wire" you mean the throttle, yes, all F30s are DBW, but I don't recall any E9x owners complaining about the throttle operation, unless you mean the sluggishness of Eco mode, which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By elistan
IIRC, there is no specific indicator light -...

IIRC, there is no specific indicator light - rather, low oil alert shows up as a status message within iDrive. (And, I think, also where the 37 degree, fuel range, and etc. warnings show up too.) ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By elistan
Not sure that a random Internet person's comment...

Not sure that a random Internet person's comment would convince anybody, but we did several ski trips in the Rockies this past winter with a RWD 328i shod with 17" Pirelli Winter Carving Edge snow...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,363
Posted By elistan
:thumbup: I have a 328i and an S2000 - they...

:thumbup:
I have a 328i and an S2000 - they compliment each other very well.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,276
Posted By elistan
:D I've twice been to a track day where a...

:D

I've twice been to a track day where a car had an engine bay fire - in each case, it was because the oil filter backed off and sprayed oil on the exhaust. Also in each case, the car was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,276
Posted By elistan
Porsche offers one as a factory option. :)

Porsche offers one as a factory option. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,276
Posted By elistan
Hmm, seems like a decent definition of a "car...

Hmm, seems like a decent definition of a "car enthusiast," (or "train enthusiast" if you simply replace the word "automobile" with "locomotive" :) - and if Fitch had lived from 1817 to 1912, he might...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By elistan
Just press in the volume button. It'll take a...

Just press in the volume button. It'll take a few seconds (10? 15?) for the system to boot, but the music will start playing in short order.

You don't even need to have the key in the car to do...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By elistan
One my car with the folding rear seats, there are...

One my car with the folding rear seats, there are two latches for the center belt, both easy to get to. Sounds like with your non-folding seats, you center belt is permanently attached. Sorry, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-03-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By elistan
My 2013 does. It says 38 front and 45 rear for...

My 2013 does. It says 38 front and 45 rear for 100+ mph speeds. (18" square Sport Line setup.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By elistan
The rear center belt, you say? Can you not...

The rear center belt, you say? Can you not disconnect it at the bottom? I can on my 328, which has folding rear seats - do the 320 rear seats fold?
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