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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By whitby
Nice car. What is the colour?

Nice car. What is the colour?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By whitby
I have had this message several times but never...

I have had this message several times but never seen any 'objects' on the road. The system is only as good as the data source and here in Austin it seems to be less than reliable or, and this seems...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-18-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By whitby
As has already been posted the N20 has a very...

As has already been posted the N20 has a very distinctive clatter at idle caused by the high pressure injectors used in a direct injection engine (as opposed to port injection engines). The N20 seems...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,702
Posted By whitby
Would not disagree with your point. BMW have...

Would not disagree with your point. BMW have slipped a long way from their origins, but still retain a little of that original character. I have only owned BMWs for about 25 years, but I can still...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,702
Posted By whitby
I did not actually call it a beautiful car, I...

I did not actually call it a beautiful car, I said it was a "beautifully made car with a lot of care taken over the assembly and design of the car". I agree completely that the result is ugly (at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,702
Posted By whitby
I think you either like the Lexus aesthetic or...

I think you either like the Lexus aesthetic or you do not. It is an emotional decision much as we would like it to be a pragmatic data driven decision.

Lexus is beautifully made car with a lot of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By whitby
We have dog harnesses that attach to the seat...

We have dog harnesses that attach to the seat belt anchor points. Prevents 2 x 70lbs flying around the car if you brake suddenly.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By whitby
Although my car is a GC (and therefore has easier...

Although my car is a GC (and therefore has easier ingress and egress to the back seat), I use the same arrangement for two standard poodles in the back of my car. These are large dogs (in that they...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,777
Posted By whitby
Having had a 2012 528i and now having a 428i, I...

Having had a 2012 528i and now having a 428i, I can confirm that rear seat room is very poor in both cars. I am 6' 1"' and have pretty long legs, so tend to have the seat fairly well back. If I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By whitby
I keep mine in the compartment to the left of the...

I keep mine in the compartment to the left of the steering wheel just below the the left hand air vent. Hidden, easy to get to and big enough.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,561
Posted By whitby
I owned a 5 series (in fact I have had 7 of them)...

I owned a 5 series (in fact I have had 7 of them) and they all worked the same way. So I am sorry, whatever you think was happening the current 3/4 series work the same way. Now it is possible that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,561
Posted By whitby
If I perform the same settings as you describe...

If I perform the same settings as you describe mine will go to whatever the maximum I set, auto or not if the temperature difference is sufficient for auto. Only difference is that it takes a little...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,561
Posted By whitby
Correct. That is exactly what it does. I believe...

Correct. That is exactly what it does. I believe it even explains this in that most mysterious of documents, the user manual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,561
Posted By whitby
No. I just set the fan setting to the...

No.

I just set the fan setting to the required maximum and it will set fan speed to deal with temperature automatically up to the max I set. In summer I set it at 4 out of 5. In winter 3 out of 5....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,563
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) 06-29-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,890
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) 06-29-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,890
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) 06-29-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,563
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) 06-29-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,890
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) 06-29-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,890
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) 06-29-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,890
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) 06-29-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,890
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: 2,054
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: 4,222
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: 1,547
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...
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