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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By jadnashuanh
I have one installed, but only use it to carry...

I have one installed, but only use it to carry bikes. I've not hauled a trailer. But, that being said, the hitch can pull more than the car can support. Read through the whole thread, it has some...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-25-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By jadnashuanh
WEll, the car is at the dealer's now, and since...

WEll, the car is at the dealer's now, and since I've not been able to find the second remote for awhile, they can't test that to see exactly what's happening. But, they said that before they can go...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-23-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By jadnashuanh
The BMW's OBD connector has not only the...

The BMW's OBD connector has not only the 'conventional' signals any reader can access, but it also has what amounts to an Ethernet port that has some proprietary information on it. You need a cable...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-22-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By jadnashuanh
The charging curve and voltage levels vary based...

The charging curve and voltage levels vary based on the type of battery and the size of it. THen, the battery characteristics change a bit as they age. The computer takes care of this based on when...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jadnashuanh
While black smoke could occur with incomplete...

While black smoke could occur with incomplete burning of gasoline, it's more common if there's an oil leak. Have you been monitoring your oil level?
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By jadnashuanh
The GT has a clutch on the alternator so the...

The GT has a clutch on the alternator so the alternator is set to only turn on under certain conditions (primarily when you are decelerating). As a result, it does not keep the battery fully charged...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By jadnashuanh
If you're going to buy a winter tire/wheel...

If you're going to buy a winter tire/wheel package. You should probably consider biting the bullet and going with a square setup (that's what the factory one is). Narrower tires work better in the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By jadnashuanh
I'll keep you posted, but since I got the i3, I...

I'll keep you posted, but since I got the i3, I hadn't needed the range of the GT until today's trip to the airport where I may or may not have had enough charge to get home with it and finding an...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By jadnashuanh
Thanks for the insight...I'm out of town, but...

Thanks for the insight...I'm out of town, but will talk to them later when I get back. It's awkward after not having to dig the silly thing out of my pocket for years to not only do that, but use...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By jadnashuanh
Comfort Access Remote Died?

Since I bought my i3, I haven't driven my GT for awhile. I'd kept it on a trickle charger as I knew the battery would die otherwise just sitting there. But, I went to use it today, and found that...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By jadnashuanh
When I picked up my GT, I did not only the Euro...

When I picked up my GT, I did not only the Euro delivery, but also opted to get it delivered to the performance center). As part of that, you get some track time in one of their cars, a tour of the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By jadnashuanh
One of the big things I like about the GT is its...

One of the big things I like about the GT is its height...dropping it just doesn't make sense to me. This, from someone who is taller than average, but not excessively so. I just don't bend that...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By jadnashuanh
For some interesting viewing...TireRack has some...

For some interesting viewing...TireRack has some videos on their website of the same vehicles with and without all-wheel drive, and with and without winter tires. The differences are greater with...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By jadnashuanh
At least in USA trim, the 535 makes 300Hp, and...

At least in USA trim, the 535 makes 300Hp, and while it is quite efficient for over a 2T vehicle, it is both big and heavy. I've found mine to be quite reliable, but in the USA, it comes with a...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By jadnashuanh
It depends on how you drive, and where you drive....

It depends on how you drive, and where you drive. The winter tires will help you turn and stop, but not as well as it would if you can provide traction to each wheel. It will be a learning curve to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By jadnashuanh
AGM batteries are better at deeper discharging...

AGM batteries are better at deeper discharging than 'normal' lead-acid ones, so replacing it with a normal one, might not be economical as you might need to replace it sooner. I do remember that you...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By jadnashuanh
I have had the GT as my only car for over...

I have had the GT as my only car for over 3-years, and found it fine. IN some places where the average roads are quite narrow, you might not find it fun, as it is a big car. The first few days I...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By jadnashuanh
Anywhere in the USA, if a law enforcement officer...

Anywhere in the USA, if a law enforcement officer happens to see a movie being played on your front screen while you are on the road, you'll get a moving violation! I do not see the benefit of this...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By jadnashuanh
Depending on the wheel/tire option on the...

Depending on the wheel/tire option on the vehicle, the RFT and wheels can take a beating on bad roads. There are also several suspension options, and while I don't mind the ride on my GT, some...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By jadnashuanh
The wood trim, at least on the dash, is just held...

The wood trim, at least on the dash, is just held in place with some friction posts/spring clips...it pulls off quite easily. Not sure why it would have any effect on getting the leather dirty.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-31-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,913
Posted By jadnashuanh
BMW (and some other manufacturers) use a JIT...

BMW (and some other manufacturers) use a JIT production technique. This means that except for older, currently out of production vehicles or wear parts expected to be needed, there are almost NO...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By jadnashuanh
VANOS I6 Recall

Those of you affected by this have probably received the recall notice...mine came maybe two months ago, but said to wait for notification when the dealers would be able to actually do the work.

I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By jadnashuanh
Early this week I asked my dealer's service...

Early this week I asked my dealer's service manager what was happening with this and he told me that they've received the special tools required for them to replace the bolts, but they are still...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashuanh
By dynamically minimizing the roll of the...

By dynamically minimizing the roll of the vehicle, you could improve the passenger comfort. I've not driven one with that feature...I decided that the GT drove okay in 'stock' form, and the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By jadnashuanh
I've only ever had one issue with my CA, and that...

I've only ever had one issue with my CA, and that was that the vehicle would not respond to the fob at all - I had to use the key to open the door. This happened at a store, maybe 1/4-mile from a...
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