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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By namelessman
It is true the in-house integration of the...

It is true the in-house integration of the components can inject per automaker characters and characteristics, e.g. the ZF 8AT programming done by BMW engineers are unique to BMW. However the fact...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By namelessman
My set of OEM Pirelli P7 was swapped out@33k, it...

My set of OEM Pirelli P7 was swapped out@33k, it probably had enough tread to go another 3k to 5k miles. Also, the tires were not rotated, but still wore pretty well, my guess is that the stiff...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By namelessman
Given the top 10 auto suppliers(e.g. Borsch) can...

Given the top 10 auto suppliers(e.g. Borsch) can make 80% of any car built anywhere, it is hard to distinguish auto makers these days. The remnants of in-house developments can be the engines and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,072
Posted By namelessman
The car wash attendant might take the fob and put...

The car wash attendant might take the fob and put in his pocket while standing 2-3 feet away too. :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:22 AM
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Posted By namelessman
In perspective these days a simple game can pull...

In perspective these days a simple game can pull in $5m/day, or a small 5 to 10-person team can pull in a $1B+/quarter revenue in a local tech company, so maybe rolls+rolexes+320i really is just part...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:14 AM
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Views: 1,072
Posted By namelessman
Also post#1 says there is no dash warning of...

Also post#1 says there is no dash warning of opened trunk, mine does show trunk being opened.

One possible culprit is accidental pressing of the fob trunk release.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:09 AM
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Posted By namelessman
It looks like part of front M sport bumper(?) was...

It looks like part of front M sport bumper(?) was ripped off, would that be the license plate base?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By namelessman
My local indy had a restored 2002 in the shop...

My local indy had a restored 2002 in the shop that he used to drop off customers, even it leaned like Pisa Tower at corners it was still lots of fun to ride in.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,072
Posted By namelessman
Post#15 is meant to(albeit not-so-clearly) imply...

Post#15 is meant to(albeit not-so-clearly) imply that key inside the car(cabin) is not close enough to the trunk sensor. My experience with the trunk popping open/doors locking and unlocking with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By namelessman
Also note that C&D comparison of F30 328i and E90...

Also note that C&D comparison of F30 328i and E90 335i says:

"The K&C machine reported that aligning torque is 64 percent lower in the 328i than in the 335i."

The "detuned" steering feel is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By namelessman
Maybe the vintage body roll and outside rear...

Maybe the vintage body roll and outside rear wheel lifting are crucial elements of enthusiast base? :) Are those moments of close to or at the limits what enthusiasts strive for?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By namelessman
On this forum it is often cited that previous...

On this forum it is often cited that previous generations of cars are the true enthusiast cars, so in a way the enthusiast base is tied to those(including those E30/E36 owners and others) who value...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By namelessman
Are BMW offerings toxic to original owner base?

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a29241/bmw-bob-lutz-july/

This is an interesting read. :)

"Taut ride, superb handling, sharp steering, and symphonic-quality engine sound have mostly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,072
Posted By namelessman
Where was the key inside the car? If the key is...

Where was the key inside the car? If the key is close to the trunk sensors, then water around the trunk kick sensor/bumper will pop open the trunk. The same is true of doors(locked or unlocked due...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By namelessman
The M adaptive suspension does not provide...

The M adaptive suspension does not provide anti-bounce?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By namelessman
The 3-series should have multi-contour seat...

The 3-series should have multi-contour seat option, for those 25k+ miles per year buyers. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By namelessman
To OP, check for nails/debris stuck in your front...

To OP, check for nails/debris stuck in your front tires.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By namelessman
Congrats on the 50k milestone. :thumbup: My indy...

Congrats on the 50k milestone. :thumbup: My indy speculates that the N20/N26 will be quite reliable given it is I4. He also commented that the engine bay has lots of space to work with.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,928
Posted By namelessman
The price history may have meant that in the...

The price history may have meant that in the E30/E36 days the 3-series was far ahead of the competition and hence the price premium. Nowadays the competition is fierce(at least in US) hence BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,607
Posted By namelessman
One observation is that the F3* front wheel wells...

One observation is that the F3* front wheel wells have 2 big holes in the sheet metal, probably to save weight. If that is structurally needed to improve small overlap it will not be easy to change...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,607
Posted By namelessman
The F30(across the whole lineup) does have one...

The F30(across the whole lineup) does have one missing gene in its DNA, namely, marginal small overlap crash result. It is a design oversight that Honda/Acura gets right. The saving grace maybe...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,607
Posted By namelessman
So is it the detuned I4, or is it I4 in general...

So is it the detuned I4, or is it I4 in general that does not meet expectation?

Does the comment of 320i versus Ford Focus apply to 320i N20 in sport + DS mode too? The 320i gear ratio in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,607
Posted By namelessman
Most of the BMW/Audi/Mercedes on UK M roads were...

Most of the BMW/Audi/Mercedes on UK M roads were 20i/20d in recent road trips.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,607
Posted By namelessman
The 181HP and 280lb-ft of 328dx is also very...

The 181HP and 280lb-ft of 328dx is also very practical for DD. The versatility of the F30 chassis paired with ZF 8AT makes any F30(regardless of engine and RWD/xDrive) a nice handling and fast...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,607
Posted By namelessman
The detuned N20 twin turbo is quite respectable...

The detuned N20 twin turbo is quite respectable 0-60 and in most DD conditions including twisties and sweepers and such. The 320i gear ratios are spec'ed for fuel efficiency, so to fully utilize the...
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