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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 07-03-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By roadsta
Of course it is not normal. Not for this car, not...

Of course it is not normal. Not for this car, not for any car.

It is telling you that fuel is leaking somewhere. It is also hinting that if you ignore it, one day your car or house (or both) will...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By roadsta
Mine just felt a bit loose in some turns, and had...

Mine just felt a bit loose in some turns, and had a clicking sound. No squeeks.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By roadsta
Mine too was a sensation of slight looseness, and...

Mine too was a sensation of slight looseness, and clicking sounds.

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-09-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By roadsta
This will give you the answer. ...

This will give you the answer.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=662882

I had mine fixed at the dealer. This is what they did:

"Carried out inspection into seat moving....
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By roadsta
To be honest, this sounds like an SA who does not...

To be honest, this sounds like an SA who does not have the facts straight.

It is not BMW's way to increase capacities without showing that on technical specs. It will not help them in any having...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-21-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By roadsta
You make an good point. If we need RFTs for...

You make an good point. If we need RFTs for safety, are the non-RFTs on M cars unsafe? No of course not. The whole safety argument is spurious at best. If non-RFTs are good for a higher performance M...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-11-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By roadsta
Run flats - communication to BMW

Does anyone know of blogs, websites, or facebook pages that deal with this issue that irritates so many BMW drivers? (The issues are raised on countless sites, but I could not readily find one where...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-08-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By roadsta
Pirelli

Does anyone have experience with Pirelli? I need to replace my rears soon. I want plain ones, not runcraps.

I am considering PZero, and PZero Nero. Any comments? How do these compare with...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 09-22-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By roadsta
Yes, I found the same - 500 rpm, when the AC is...

Yes, I found the same - 500 rpm, when the AC is off, a bit rough.

No need for techron or any other stuff. Just ask the dealer to set it to the same idle speed as when the AC is on - about 650....
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 07-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,851
Posted By roadsta
I think this is dead simple. Before, when...

I think this is dead simple.

Before, when you paid for it, they had an incentive to over-service, and hence the 7500 mile recommendation.

After they included the scheduled maintenance, they...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-16-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By roadsta
Disable it the feature. It is an annoying...

Disable it the feature.

It is an annoying feature in some newer BMWs aimed at saving two tenths of nothing worth of fuel in the city cycle. Does not suit a car like this.

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-16-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By roadsta
No. R.

No.

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-16-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By roadsta
A lot goes into the nose (hood) which is why it...

A lot goes into the nose (hood) which is why it has such a sexy side profile. The side of the 4 is not nearly as fluid and sensuous, because of the shorter nose. Have a look at the picture of the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,339
Posted By roadsta
/ The very good service team at my dealer...

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The very good service team at my dealer (Westside BMW in Brisbane) sorted this issue out for me. This is what they did under warranty:

Carried out inspection into seat moving. Removed and...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,210
Posted By roadsta
I am sick of nursing these tyres too. I have...

I am sick of nursing these tyres too. I have learnt the following:

1. Keep the inflation at the maximum of the range. I keep it at 41 psi front, 43 rear.
2. Have the wheels re-aligned to get rid...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,182
Posted By roadsta
If you NEED 4 doors, of course buy the GC. It is...

If you NEED 4 doors, of course buy the GC. It is one of the best looking 4 door cars you will ever find.

If you don't, get the Coupe. Here's why, as I see it:

1. The Coupe lines at the back...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-27-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By roadsta
I have never had this again, since it happened...

I have never had this again, since it happened the first time. I have no explanation for this.

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-27-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By roadsta
That 650 looks like the person who assembled it...

That 650 looks like the person who assembled it forgot the suspension. Sorry, but that looks dreadful.

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-20-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,339
Posted By roadsta
Bonz, anyone else - have you had answers on this?...

Bonz, anyone else - have you had answers on this? Any new information?

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-22-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By roadsta
Orange Screen of Death

A few mornings ago, when I started the car, the whole idrive screen turned bright orange. I shut down, restarted, and this time it was just blank and stayed that way. Radio worked but nothing on the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-25-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By roadsta
Softwate update to TX.003.005.006

I thought I'd make you aware (I wasn't) that there is a new phone software update out. The attached readme file was dated 12 December 2012, so it seems quite recent. It looks like it is a worthwhile...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-19-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By roadsta
Excessive. I have done more than 10,000 miles...

Excessive. I have done more than 10,000 miles with two qrts added.

Most people seem to get around 4,000 to 5,000 miles between additions.

Get the dealer to start monitoring this.

R.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-12-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By roadsta
tyre / tire valve stems

I am keen to activate TPMS. I read on one of the coding threads that if you have steel tire valve stems (which presumably contain the pressure / temp monitors) TPMS can be activated. With rubber...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-11-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By roadsta
Hmmm. I will still struggle to build this cable...

Hmmm. I will still struggle to build this cable myself. My soldering skills are a little iffy...

Can one buy them somewhere? Anyone who privately puts these together and is prepared to sell them?...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-08-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By roadsta
43 rear, 40 front. This thread will tell...

43 rear, 40 front.

This thread will tell you most of what you want to know.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651450

R.
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