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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
There can be a considerable lag time in speed...

There can be a considerable lag time in speed reporting with GPS. The only way it's accurate is to maintain certain speeds long enough for it to accurately report it. And no, it's not fast enough to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
I did not make notice of the 22.4 at the bottom,...

I did not make notice of the 22.4 at the bottom, I seen MPH at the top of of each of those columns. He said he was watching each tenth flip and comparing it to the odometer flipping....that would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Floyd, thanks for the information. I'm a controls...

Floyd, thanks for the information. I'm a controls engineer by trade so I am familiar with the technology. Not sure about BMW but many car manufacturers make use of the ABS feedback to determine...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Good information. Something to keep in mind...

Good information. Something to keep in mind though is that GPS is not real time. GPS devices are positional speedometers, based on how far the device has moved since the last measurement. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
I apologize for the misleading verbiage,...

I apologize for the misleading verbiage, especially the title of the thread. Both the speedo AND odometer are overstating by 3%. As I stated earlier, the speed indication is merely an irritation, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Thank you, but I do not need to re-read what I...

Thank you, but I do not need to re-read what I wrote. To me....and to many, the instrument known as the speedometer also includes the "odometer". I apologize if my original post was difficult for you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Good post, thank you. There's no question that...

Good post, thank you. There's no question that the odometer is overstating, at least on my car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
I agree, the speed reading is just a slight...

I agree, the speed reading is just a slight irritation. But the odometer is a big deal for both warranty and leased vehicles. As far as concrete evidence, all I have is the experience shared...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Thanks for the reply Geek. You know it may not be...

Thanks for the reply Geek. You know it may not be as odd as many think. Many people might realize a 3% difference in speed indication. But when it comes to odometer accuracy, it's not something that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Floyd, I can't speak for previous models. I can...

Floyd, I can't speak for previous models. I can only report what is happening with THIS particular car. Yes, the odometer is off 3%, as well as the speed indicated. So I stand by my characterization,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Yes, I hit 3 instead of 2. Thanks for pointing...

Yes, I hit 3 instead of 2. Thanks for pointing that out, I edited the original post to reflect "293".

There seems to be some confusion here about speed and mileage. There has been a couple of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Speedo and odometer are in exact sync.... both 3%...

Speedo and odometer are in exact sync.... both 3% high. I ran for 2 hours straight going across the desert on cruise @ 80 mph and after 120 minutes the odometer clicked exactly 160 miles.

This...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By labeng
Speedo running 3% high

My F30 335i speedometer is running about 3% faster than reality.

I just got back from a trip to our Vacation house in Lake Havasu, AZ. I live in So. Ca. I have been going out there for 23 years...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-04-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 26,158
Posted By labeng
Just got back from my first real highway trip on...

Just got back from my first real highway trip on our new 335i. From So. California to Arizona I got 34.7 and doing 80-83. Had it on cruise control pretty much all the way. I went into Eco mode quite...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-26-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,572
Posted By labeng
I have a dodge diesel HD truck w/NAV and its far...

I have a dodge diesel HD truck w/NAV and its far superior. It's never lead me through parking lots or wait until it was too late to turn. Also had Lincoln and it too was better than the BMW.

I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,572
Posted By labeng
I have a 50 thousand dollar car with a navigation...

I have a 50 thousand dollar car with a navigation system that is substandard to my smart phone.

Way to go BMW...:thumbdwn:

Are you kidding me!?!

If the German engineers weren't so frigging...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By labeng
It's my understanding that it covers road hazard...

It's my understanding that it covers road hazard for both wheel and tire. It does not warranty tread life.

The closing finance person at the dealer pushes this insurance along with many other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-24-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By labeng
Insurance is one of those things that each person...

Insurance is one of those things that each person values differently. For me, I could not justify the cost.... that's very pricey insurance.

For my 335i, the 18" OEM replacement run flat tires are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By labeng
Thanks for the reply Tim. I do hear it...

Thanks for the reply Tim.

I do hear it outside the garage as well...or maybe it's more noticeable now, you know how once you become focused on something it then becomes all you hear. I think the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-21-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By labeng
335i exhaust question

My new 335i has about 800 miles on it now and I am a little puzzled at the exhaust system. Not sure if this is normal or if there is a problem. At times it sounds as if there is exhaust coming from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-28-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,873
Posted By labeng
When I rented the 328 from them a few weeks ago,...

When I rented the 328 from them a few weeks ago, I called and talked to a guy there (don't remember his name now), I told him why I was renting it, because I wanted to evaluate it before purchasing...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-21-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,906
Posted By labeng
+1 What Vern said! Last year I had a guy...

+1 What Vern said!

Last year I had a guy come and custom build a shed along the side of the house. I was able to unload most of the crap in the garage. Now there's room for 1 BMW and 1...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,873
Posted By labeng
Thanks Vern! Like I said, for me..... the...

Thanks Vern!

Like I said, for me..... the sport seats are uncomfortable for long trips. Seat preference on a long drive is all about what one's back feels like at the end of a trip. We are all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,958
Posted By labeng
I just got my F30 335i from Long Beach BMW and...

I just got my F30 335i from Long Beach BMW and got them to knock a thousand off of sticker. Don't remember what the fees were off hand but very little.... little enough not to complain or even...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,873
Posted By labeng
Not many places have them yet in their fleet. You...

Not many places have them yet in their fleet. You can go to a luxury car rental agency or the Hertz rental agency located in the service drive of Irvine BMW. They just got 8 of them in their fleet....
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