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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By whitby
Yes they moved to cheaper and noisier solenoids...

Yes they moved to cheaper and noisier solenoids after the N54/55. Forgot about that. Originally solenoid injectors could not be placed directly in the cylinder head. Now they can. I think there were...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,695
Posted By whitby
5GT weighs 800 lbs to 1000 lbs more than the 3...

5GT weighs 800 lbs to 1000 lbs more than the 3 series with 3.0 litre engine (must admit that was a surprise), 14" longer and 3" wider (approx.). It is a considerably larger vehicle. Also has about 6"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,695
Posted By whitby
Could be :) But I was thinking of something...

Could be :) But I was thinking of something smaller than a 5 but as luxurious as a 5. The 3 seems to feel a little basic when compared to the 5, to me at least. The 5 GT is based on the, now, old 7...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By whitby
Noise made by direct injection engines. They are...

Noise made by direct injection engines. They are noisier. Injectors are placed in the cylinder and not in the inlet ports. They are high pressure piezo electric units and make a distinctive...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,695
Posted By whitby
I may be missing some sarcasm here and taking you...

I may be missing some sarcasm here and taking you literally (in which case I apologize for not understanding), but isn't the 535i GT enormous? Looks like a truck....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,695
Posted By whitby
Sorry, cannot let this one go. I would agree with...

Sorry, cannot let this one go. I would agree with you about the Countryman, my wife agrees as well for the same reason and she would not have one as a result.

However the new 2015 5 Door Mini...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,695
Posted By whitby
I agree. Since there is a discernible price...

I agree. Since there is a discernible price difference between the 3 and 4 series for approximately the same configuration (except you loose 2 doors for the coupe and gain a hatchback for the gran...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,695
Posted By whitby
Just some small observations on your comments: ...

Just some small observations on your comments:

1. The rear parcel shelf is removable (I only found out by accident myself and was irritated that it appeared to be fixed). So you can remove the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By whitby
Automatic shut off is controlled by a small hole...

Automatic shut off is controlled by a small hole you will see in nozzle fuel exit point. It is hydraulic/mechanical in operation. When the hole gets blocked by fuel and cannot suck air in, the nozzle...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,737
Posted By whitby
As being a fellow Brit I appreciate the direct...

As being a fellow Brit I appreciate the direct approach. And Chris Harris delivers. We all crave our 700 bhp Hellfire Chrysler but then find we cannot use it and fall off the road when we do (and get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By whitby
Silver with black interior for me. I have tried...

Silver with black interior for me. I have tried black with beige, valencia orange with beige, grey with black, silver with grey etc., and for ease of use silver with a black interior (with some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By whitby
I issue an agreement where they must agree only...

I issue an agreement where they must agree only to breath 3 times a minute otherwise they must wear a mask!! :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,791
Posted By whitby
Perfectly put, if I may say so. I happen to like...

Perfectly put, if I may say so. I happen to like Jags (I had an XF and XJ and loved them both) and will probably drive the new XE when I look at giving up my 428i GC. I doubt, as you say, that Jag...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By whitby
I did not get one but asked my SA and he got one...

I did not get one but asked my SA and he got one for me. For some reason they deleted them from the 2015 model year cars in the USA and since GCs were all 2015, they did not get one. I do not allow...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 31,209
Posted By whitby
I guess I deserved that, was not meaning to be so...

I guess I deserved that, was not meaning to be so snarky, so apologies (I was having a bad day).

My point was that if the overall performance of the car is to be taken into consideration, then...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-01-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By whitby
According to BMW, data for the base cars: ...

According to BMW, data for the base cars:

428i GC 3610 lbs 0 - 60 5.7 Seconds 48.5/52.5% front/rear weight distribution

428i Coupe 3495 lbs 0 - 60 5.7 Seconds 50.4/49.6% front/rear weight...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-29-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 31,209
Posted By whitby
So wrong on many counts and does not take into...

So wrong on many counts and does not take into account what is happening in the engine design world. It used to be true, but the technology has surpassed such thinking. We may hate the sound of a 4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-29-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,718
Posted By whitby
What you are really looking for is dry air, i.e....

What you are really looking for is dry air, i.e. air without any water that cause most of the issues that the nitrogen refillers claim to alleviate.

Walk away it is worth nothing. Physics tells...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By whitby
My experience was in Scandinavia and the UK, but...

My experience was in Scandinavia and the UK, but maybe they have changed too. Not sure why they would not turn on lights at the back as well as the front. I thought the idea of DRLs was make it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By whitby
Thank you, that is a great idea. I had hoped that...

Thank you, that is a great idea. I had hoped that the dealership would do it, but apparently it is beyond them. Much appreciated piece of advice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,858
Posted By whitby
RFTs are an evolving technology. Get used to it....

RFTs are an evolving technology. Get used to it. Why BMW force them on the US population beats the hell out of me, but in Europe they have a choice and RFTs are an extra cost option.

The promise...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By whitby
Auto headlight sensitivity

I have had a 428i GC since 31 Jan 2015 and notice that when in headlight Auto on mode that the world in general seems to have to get really really dark before they turn on. This was not something I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 40,044
Posted By whitby
I was one of those people who had this emotional...

I was one of those people who had this emotional attachment to 'owning' a car rather than, in effect 'renting' a car. But I have got over it. I have leased/rented and outright owned 13 BMW in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,159
Posted By whitby
As a Brit (now living in the US for 22 years) I...

As a Brit (now living in the US for 22 years) I never remember the issue of Bimmer v Beamer/Beemer in the UK. Maybe I was not paying attention, but this seems to be a US distinction. Maybe a current...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-30-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By whitby
I had a 2012 528i, but it was not an xDrive...

I had a 2012 528i, but it was not an xDrive model.

This engine, the N20, develops full torque from 1250 rpm (about 255 lb ft) up to 4,800 rpm which tends to give this engine the feel of a much...
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