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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By namelessman
It is correct by retiring a loan early the...

It is correct by retiring a loan early the savings will be 3%, as the obligatory interest is cleared, and that is a "discount". However the discussion is also about time value of money, so by not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,323
Posted By namelessman
Is there any supercharger application with ZF 8AT...

Is there any supercharger application with ZF 8AT on the market?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,323
Posted By namelessman
Another tact on energy efficiency(besides FI like...

Another tact on energy efficiency(besides FI like turbo and SC) is to increase the efficiency of the engine itself. Right now most gasoline ICE is around 30%, some diesel can hit 50%, but electric...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By namelessman
What is the "price" on engine power? Is it...

What is the "price" on engine power? Is it referring to supercharger being more efficient than turbo? My perception is that the parasitic drain of engine power by supercharger is a big drawback.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By namelessman
The rate should be based on what the lessee can...

The rate should be based on what the lessee can earn(risk free rate), not what BMWFS can charge(MF x2400). If month 36 tax on interest is $10(for example), the lessee needs to put aside $10 now(36...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By namelessman
Yes on the reduced amount there is no tax on...

Yes on the reduced amount there is no tax on interest. The comment was why not go all the way by reducing to zero(i.e. pay cash, with zero interest, hence no tax on interest at all). The MF x 2400...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By namelessman
Fair point, although the reduced cap cost is yet...

Fair point, although the reduced cap cost is yet another cap cost that comes with its pesky tax on interest(still at MF x 2400), so the best approach is to keep reducing cap cost to zero. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By namelessman
Interesting point, although if the tax(on full...

Interesting point, although if the tax(on full cap cost) of a finance deal is rolled into a balloon note, that tax amount probably will be more than the tax on difference of cap cost and residual.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By namelessman
Please elaborate. For one there is a choice not...

Please elaborate. For one there is a choice not to roll tax into the car loan(hence zero interest), but tax on interest of a lease cannot be opted out.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By namelessman
My old E39 had a M54 I6 N/A. The surging power...

My old E39 had a M54 I6 N/A. The surging power band of that I6 N/A is intoxicating. However, while the M54 feels fast, it is not fast when compared to the N26 I4 turbo. The M54's surging HP and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By namelessman
Without any tire insurance, my MY13 328 with 27k...

Without any tire insurance, my MY13 328 with 27k miles have 3 tires replaced so far, all from road hazards. The OEM Pirelli RFTs come with OEM road hazard policies, hence the first 2 were replaced...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By namelessman
The N20/N26 has 0-60 of a E39 V8(at least AT),...

The N20/N26 has 0-60 of a E39 V8(at least AT), and the fuel efficiency of a Honda V4, and that says a lot. From my experience the ZF 8AT is a big part of that fuel efficiency as it expertly moves...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-27-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 40,322
Posted By namelessman
The pdf is very informative, this is quite a...

The pdf is very informative, this is quite a complicated system with lots of hardware components.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 40,322
Posted By namelessman
Sounds good. Just curious, which sensor/camera...

Sounds good. Just curious, which sensor/camera does VLD use then?
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 40,322
Posted By namelessman
Thanks for the reply. So without 5AC and no FLA...

Thanks for the reply. So without 5AC and no FLA nor KAFAS camera, what will removal of 8S4 do to VLD? Maybe at least the low beam VLD will work, or VLD also require FLA or KAFAS camera?
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 40,322
Posted By namelessman
My MY13 F30 comes with 522(xenon) and...

My MY13 F30 comes with 522(xenon) and 524(adaptive light control) but no 5AC(HBA), and no speed info(no tech package nor Nav). Can 5AC be coded into my car?
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-26-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,917
Posted By namelessman
Mine is MY13(pre-LCI) F30 with lighting...

Mine is MY13(pre-LCI) F30 with lighting package(adaptive xenon) but no tech package nor Nav, and no auto high beam(5AC). So can 5AC be coded on F30 without any hardware upgrade(e.g. sensors)?

So...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 06-22-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By namelessman
Thanks for the reply. So if the selected gear...

Thanks for the reply. So if the selected gear ratio pushes over red line, will the auto blip stop at red line? And is there an indicator light to warn pending money shift? If so at least the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 06-22-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By namelessman
The previous post is a different question from...

The previous post is a different question from mine. My understanding is that M3/M4 auto rev match blips the rpm after the gear is engaged and the clutch is still in. What happens when the rev...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 06-22-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By namelessman
Just want to confirm, does M3/M4 6MT auto rev...

Just want to confirm, does M3/M4 6MT auto rev match prevent money shifts?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By namelessman
For BMW lessees the cost for a 3-year 15k/year...

For BMW lessees the cost for a 3-year 15k/year lease with 15% off MSRP and 65% RV at 3% rate is around 9-10% of MSRP. If a cash buyer(no finance charge) can get around 55% of MSRP while selling...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,971
Posted By namelessman
It is also worth noting that even Ring taxis...

It is also worth noting that even Ring taxis crash on their own turfs, so any drive on the Ring should be taken seriously. Also remember pit crews have deep pockets for a reason, for those driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By namelessman
Maybe one option can be no free maintenance but...

Maybe one option can be no free maintenance but 10-year bumper to bumper warranty for extra 10% MSRP. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By namelessman
My old E39 had a similar defect at the rear...

My old E39 had a similar defect at the rear seat(montana leather). When the car was sold at 100k with 12 years the defect looked exactly the same as brand new.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,971
Posted By namelessman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoT6EBv1blc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoT6EBv1blc

This driver posted on the other forum about his E92 M3 laps on the Ring, so smooth! There is no mentioning of DSC on or off though.

BTW, the sim...
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