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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,459
Posted By chiefneil
It sounds like the MT added .7 to that 435i MT...

It sounds like the MT added .7 to that 435i MT they tested at 5.2. They tested the 428i AT at 5.3, and the the 435ix AT at 4.5.

0.7s is kinda huge vs the AT for C&D; seems like usually they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,162
Posted By chiefneil
Thanks! It normally looks a lighter shade than in...

Thanks! It normally looks a lighter shade than in my sig though; that variation is one of the things I love about EBII.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By chiefneil
The key's gotta be in the house somewhere if you...

The key's gotta be in the house somewhere if you drove home, right? For $2000 I'd give the place a thorough toss to see it turns up!

And then invest in one of these key locator things. You need...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By chiefneil
See my recent thread linked below. I got it...

See my recent thread linked below. I got it patched at an independent, but Discount Tire refused to patch my Conti because Conti recommends against it and they don't want the liability.

Tire Rack...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By chiefneil
Gotta admit the blue strip + hex looks better...

Gotta admit the blue strip + hex looks better with black interior than my beige! I have to get beige due to the brutal Phoenix summers though.

More picks in my F30 album via my profile.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,162
Posted By chiefneil
Glad to hear you got your car back in good shape....

Glad to hear you got your car back in good shape. Something must be wrong with that X3! We have an E70 X5 (previous gen) with the N55 and it averages around 20mpg with mostly local stop and go...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,092
Posted By chiefneil
I think it takes 2-3 generations (10-15 years) of...

I think it takes 2-3 generations (10-15 years) of excellent results to build up a reputation and market momentum. Caddy and Lexus are almost there, and they've been seriously chasing the 3-series for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By chiefneil
Well it's actually the only time my car gets...

Well it's actually the only time my car gets washed and waxed too. I figure might as well just have the leather cleaned and treated while I'm at it, not that it actually has any visible dirt/stains.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By chiefneil
Depends how hard-working your interior is, I...

Depends how hard-working your interior is, I guess. I had beige leather for 7 years with my E36, then more beige with my E46 for 12 years, and now beige for 2 years so far in my F30. No issues here....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By chiefneil
I have aluminum/blue and it looks great,...

I have aluminum/blue and it looks great, especially with blue m-sport brakes. I have the beige interior though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-06-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,162
Posted By chiefneil
We're just having some fun. A week and a full...

We're just having some fun. A week and a full exhaust system for a bad O2 sensor is a bit ridiculous and I hope the OP isn't offended at us yanking his chain a little.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-06-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,162
Posted By chiefneil
A good debacle was the guy with the M3 that the...

A good debacle was the guy with the M3 that the dealer totalled on a joy ride and then refused to pay for. Now that was good stuff.

Original O2 sensor being jammed to the point that they can't get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,528
Posted By chiefneil
On the pre-LCI models, the 335i and 328i have...

On the pre-LCI models, the 335i and 328i have identical rear sways and shocks. Dunno about post-LCI.

I own a 335i, but suspension-wise I think the 320i and 328i actually feel more nimble and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,528
Posted By chiefneil
Steering is identical, body is identical,...

Steering is identical, body is identical, suspension is identical, transmissions are identical, seats are identical, interior is identical, options are identical. Weight distribution is worse but the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,771
Posted By chiefneil
Sweet ride, my EBII 335i brother! To the OP...

Sweet ride, my EBII 335i brother!

To the OP - if you go m-sport you can also join the EBII fraternity!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,771
Posted By chiefneil
As others mentioned, you'd need both the steering...

As others mentioned, you'd need both the steering wheel and an airbag for a total cost of around $1500. I saw on another thread (on a different forum) that there's an M steering wheel from a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,528
Posted By chiefneil
It depends what you mean by "sport car...

It depends what you mean by "sport car experience". The 340 is basically a faster 320. If faster=sportier to you, then the answer to your question is yes.

For me, speed is last on my list of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-04-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By chiefneil
I did my first oil change around 4500 miles and...

I did my first oil change around 4500 miles and sent a sample into Blackstone for analysis. From the report it seems like an early change was unnecessary (as my SA swore up and down). YMMV. See the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-02-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By chiefneil
Found an local independent to repair my tire!...

Found an local independent to repair my tire! Woohoo! Thanks for the suggestion to check around, guys.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By chiefneil
40% before and after. ...

40% before and after.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By chiefneil
You certainly can. You're supported by federal...

You certainly can. You're supported by federal law.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By chiefneil
Not a bad idea. I'll call around and see if I can...

Not a bad idea. I'll call around and see if I can find a shop willing to do the repair. It was never driven while flat so no damage was done otherwise.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By chiefneil
No visible nail, but I saw the tire in a tank and...

No visible nail, but I saw the tire in a tank and could see air bubbles slowly coming out.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By chiefneil
Tire dilemma

I have a leaking rear tire - it's the original Conti at about 60% of tread used (7/32 tread left, IIRC). Discount Tire says Conti RFT are not allowed to be repaired, and from checking Tire Rack's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By chiefneil
Just do what the manual says.

Just do what the manual says.
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