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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,358
Posted By chiefneil
This is why I usually negotiate price over email...

This is why I usually negotiate price over email or phone. Although the one or two times I did it in person was pretty painless.

Next time just tell the CA, "I'll think about it and call you." And...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,358
Posted By chiefneil
I don't know if it's a vibe I give off or what,...

I don't know if it's a vibe I give off or what, but my last two encounters with finance guys went really fast. With our X5 he almost immediately showed us his list prices and his bottom line prices,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By chiefneil
Ah, that makes sense. I'll take a closer look the...

Ah, that makes sense. I'll take a closer look the next time I'm in the car. It seems odd that the CBS isn't actually putting up a visible warning since it knows I'm due based on time, but I'll chalk...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By chiefneil
Conflicting CBS vs iDrive service notice

My computer-based service (the one that shows in the dashboard when you start the car) shows another ~4k miles to my first service. I bought the car at the end of October and I'm at 7500 miles and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By chiefneil
It's been a while since I fiddled with that, but...

It's been a while since I fiddled with that, but I seem to recall it being for ambient cabin lighting. Keep an eye on your radio controls and door arm rests while adjusting it in the dark and you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By chiefneil
Ever since my first new car out of college looked...

Ever since my first new car out of college looked like it had been sandblasted after a few years, I've gotten the clear bra on every car I've owned.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,127
Posted By chiefneil
Different parts of the country experience...

Different parts of the country experience different weather. I have no interest in heated seats but I could see someone living in the NE claiming they're a necessity. Below is a picture of a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By chiefneil
Do you not get 4/50 free maintenance in Canada?

Do you not get 4/50 free maintenance in Canada?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,127
Posted By chiefneil
My CA and I were commiserating over this exact...

My CA and I were commiserating over this exact thing during my test drive. There'd be a 99% uptake on that feature in Phoenix!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,155
Posted By chiefneil
I think that's the strategy Caddy and Lexus have...

I think that's the strategy Caddy and Lexus have been pursuing with the ATS and IS. It's a long haul to build up a reputation from scratch but I think they're getting close to seeing a payoff. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,155
Posted By chiefneil
What's kind of funny is that if you look at...

What's kind of funny is that if you look at profitability, you can just about take the same chart and swap the labels between Apple and Android. Android is kind of like GM in the 90's with huge...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By chiefneil
During break-in the rings are getting mated to...

During break-in the rings are getting mated to the cylinders. The rings are slightly springy; a little flexible but not too flexible. Exhaust gasses push the rings out so they rub against the scoring...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By chiefneil
Nope, haven't noticed it at all. In fact when I...

Nope, haven't noticed it at all. In fact when I drove my E46 sport for the first time in months recently I was reminded all over again how compliant my F30 is in comfort mode.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-03-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By chiefneil
I had 17" on my E46 and was concerned about going...

I had 17" on my E46 and was concerned about going with 19" on my 335i. It turned out to be fine, the ride in comfort is softer than my E46, and firmer in sport mode (I have DHP).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By chiefneil
Sucks man. I finally managed to scratch a wheel a...

Sucks man. I finally managed to scratch a wheel a few weeks ago too. Pulling out of an end spot, turned the wheel too soon and scraped the curb. The damage looks way worse than I thought it would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By chiefneil
RWD m-sport MY15's with m-sport brakes don't have...

RWD m-sport MY15's with m-sport brakes don't have fogs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By chiefneil
There's a thread going on over on the other forum...

There's a thread going on over on the other forum about it. Some 2015 m-sports are arriving with fogs, some without. The exact reasons why aren't clear, although it seems like either m-sport brakes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By chiefneil
I've heard that as well, but my 2014 335i...

I've heard that as well, but my 2014 335i consistently shows around 11-12k miles for the first oil change. I always get the annual low mileage around 10k so it doesn't really affect me, though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By chiefneil
That's strange, my iron reading from my first oil...

That's strange, my iron reading from my first oil change at ~4600 miles was 33 for my 335i. That's almost 1/3 your reading, with double the miles.

In fact most of the wear elements were lower than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By chiefneil
I did the same swap with my E46. Unfortunately...

I did the same swap with my E46. Unfortunately the F3x steering wheels no longer share the same airbag. To install the m-sport steering wheel you need a new airbag, which I think runs around $800. So...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By chiefneil
Sounds like you need to take it in for service.

Sounds like you need to take it in for service.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By chiefneil
Here you go, page 79 from the N55 manual. Just...

Here you go, page 79 from the N55 manual. Just realized it's from the E90 so you might well be correct for the F30. Although to be honest it would seem like an odd change to make.

"Note: Most...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By chiefneil
So far as I know, the only difference between the...

So far as I know, the only difference between the 328 vs 335 m-sports is the brakes (well and the muffler too). That difference would go away if you get the m-sport brake option.

I'm sure the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By chiefneil
It is a fact that the m-sport includes an...

It is a fact that the m-sport includes an additional radiator for cooling. It is also a fact that the three lower openings in the front spoiler are completely filled with radiators. How you choose to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By chiefneil
Not flaming, but in the case of the M-sport there...

Not flaming, but in the case of the M-sport there actually is extra cooling included in the package. And one of the openings where the fog light would otherwise reside feeds air to the extra...
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