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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By VLing
Engine Misfire

It turns out it was not a transmission issue. Took it into the dealer and was diagnosed as a faulty VANOS motor that manages the valves. Replaced the part. Picked up the car from the dealer drove...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By VLing
Unhappy Reboot

So I buy a 56k car and occasionally have to reboot it like Microsoft Windows when something locks up. Nice! Wondering whether I will lose any settings that I have made by disconnecting the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By VLing
I recently started to have this problem when the...

I recently started to have this problem when the my F30/N20 with a 8-Speed Auto (ZF transmission). First I thought it was the engine and possible rough idle due to dirty fuel. I took it into the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,506
Posted By VLing
Top Tier Gasoline Chevron and Union76

I use both Chevron and Union76: which are both Top Tier.
I get better mileage and notice better performance using the Union76 each time I alternate brands. So given the choice; I fill-up with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-10-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By VLing
F30/N20 Engine Hesitation when Idle and MPG Sensor Issue

Is any one experiencing rough engine idle and MPG sensor/display wildly going from 0 to 99.9 while driving. I first noticed the engine shuttering a little about a week ago. Now the rough idle and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By VLing
I have no brake problems as well. Did get the...

I have no brake problems as well. Did get the recall notice months ago, but they said the countermeasure parts were not yet available. Just received another notice a few weeks ago indicating the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,088
Posted By VLing
When I ordered my F30 2013 XDrive was not...

When I ordered my F30 2013 XDrive was not available yet. My sales associate convinced my that where I live, Portland Oregon it was not necessary and I could drive my other vehicle 4WD. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,088
Posted By VLing
F30 2013

Almost 18K miles on my 2013 and no major problems. Runs like a top and happy with this vehicle. Still love the HUD and tech package. The Xenon lighting package was well worth the cost. Only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-03-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By VLing
Early Build F30 2013

I have one of the very early build F30/N20 with the tech package. No issues, works to my satisfaction.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By VLing
I have Pirelli P7 Summer RFT and no complaints. ...

I have Pirelli P7 Summer RFT and no complaints. Very smooth ride with my Sports Suspension and 18 in wheels. I will replace them when worn with the same tires.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,074
Posted By VLing
Chervon vs 76

I have experienced a difference in the name brands. The 76 seems to provide better performance and MPG (2+) over the Chervon; both at 91 premium. Thanks for the review.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By VLing
Vin

At some point you will be able to get your VIN from your sales advisor at the dealership you placed your order. They have dealer access to DCS.net; which is the most reliable source of info. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,698
Posted By VLing
Good Suggestion

I tried your suggestion and it works well. Thanks for the hint. BTW my mileage went up 2 MPG by using M8 at 60 mph. The RPMs went down using manual verse auto.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-07-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,299
Posted By VLing
ASS Recode

Had mine recoded. It took 1/2 day to reprogram along with reprogramming the FEM for the windshield wiper recall. A dealer can only submit a warranty claim after delivery to a customer. Warranty...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-28-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,698
Posted By VLing
Same car in another color

In sports mode I definitely feel a difference in steering and throttle response; but all of the differences are positive. I drive in comfort mode most of the time to save fuel. I use the sports mode...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By VLing
Recoded

Had it coded to last setting. Not sure why BMW did not do it when it was deliver.

The Start/stop on the F30/N20 is a waste and not ready for prime time :thumbdwn:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By VLing
FEM replacement...not required.

They did not replace FEM...just a reprogramming fix. Software defect...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By VLing
Cool Good luck regarding coding it to default to the...

Good luck regarding coding it to default to the last setting. FYI...when you do get it done, the red LED will still be on when you restart the car. Assuming you had turned off the Start/Stop during...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By VLing
Turn signal

Yes. I have set up the the three 3 flash setting. Essentially, when making a lane change pushing up (right) or down (left) to the point of feeling resistance for the lane change three flash. When...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By VLing
Rattles

No rattles yet.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By VLing
F30/N20 Impression after 5,000 miles

I have had my 2013 F30/N20 Sports Line since Sept '12. Ordered it and waited 10 weeks for a West Coast deliver. I have driven 5,000 miles and here is my opinion/impression of the vehicle in terms...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By VLing
Xenon Lights a Must

I did not think the Xenon lights were worth the $900. But, had some extra dollars to spend when I decided not to go for the xDrive option. The best decision I have made in purchasing a vehicle. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,864
Posted By VLing
HaHa

But only do the scrape then pot hole 4 times.......HAHA
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,864
Posted By VLing
Paid $995 for three year lease tire and wheel. I...

Paid $995 for three year lease tire and wheel. I understand it could be a 5 year for a purchase for the same price. it was not the BMW insurance product. My dealer said they did not offer it from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By VLing
2013 F30/N20 Campaign Recall FEM

Just took my 2013 F30 in for a FEM reprogramming due to a recent recall. Campaign B61 36 12 F30 reprogramming FEM.

I noticed my gas mileage improved from from 25.4 to 27.7 on my daily commute...
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