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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By jadnashuanh
FWIW, if it offers multiple choices after you put...

FWIW, if it offers multiple choices after you put in your VIN, I've always found it works to use the latest one. In my experience (not extensive), it will not offer an option if it won't work with...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By jadnashuanh
I'll take ride quality and longevity over...

I'll take ride quality and longevity over looks...I can't see the wheels while I'm driving it, and when I'm not, it mostly sits in the garage, where I can't get a good look at them either! Whatever...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-24-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By jadnashuanh
The tires are a significant portion of the...

The tires are a significant portion of the springing on any car...lower sidewalls require them to be stiffer. There's just very little margin for error with a really low profile one that would be...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-22-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
FWIW, my driver's manual has a section...

FWIW, my driver's manual has a section specifically on breaking-in the vehicle...check yours. Whether you chose to ignore it or not is your decision. All I can say is that I did follow it, and my...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-22-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By jadnashuanh
It could just be a bad tank of gasoline. Had any...

It could just be a bad tank of gasoline. Had any bad storms there lately? Water in the gas can mess things up. A bottle or two of a suitable dry gas might solve the problem. It must be a certain...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-22-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
Varying your speed verses sitting on cruise...

Varying your speed verses sitting on cruise control during those miles is more of the key as the change in vacuum and boost will tend to polish off any high spots without issues verses WOT.

From...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
No idea what the on-board computers store in a...

No idea what the on-board computers store in a BMW, but most of them store about the last 30-seconds to help see what may have lead up to an accident.

BMW's engineers understand their engines. If...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By jadnashuanh
Night vision, if you live in an area with lots of...

Night vision, if you live in an area with lots of deer and other critters that like to run in front of your car, can be a nice feature. IAS, for the average drive, is overkill, and a big long-term...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
There are a few different schools of thought on...

There are a few different schools of thought on break-in:
- drive it hard from new as you expect to drive it throughout its life
- follow the manufacturer's recommendations, and for BMW, that's...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashuanh
FWIW, with the seats still up in the back, I was...

FWIW, with the seats still up in the back, I was able to put 10 bags of 3cuft bark mulch in the back this week. It was about up to the height of the parcel shelf, but I had removed that for ease of...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashuanh
Pretty sure there are three presets...

Pretty sure there are three presets...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By jadnashuanh
I've had them on for most of my ownership time,...

I've had them on for most of my ownership time, so can't say on the mileage. I do typically match or beat the EPA ratings in most of my driving. THe things are fairly well aligned with the tires,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-14-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
I think the cutoff for 'excessive' oil...

I think the cutoff for 'excessive' oil consumption is more than 1qt/1K-miles. If there are obvious leaks, that's a different story.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-13-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
After you've driven for at least a few minutes,...

After you've driven for at least a few minutes, there should be a green bar graph showing your oil level to the right of the car image on the display. I don't check mine too often, but it's not a...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-13-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By jadnashuanh
The GT got options not available on the general...

The GT got options not available on the general 5-series vehicles, primarily because it is built on the 7-series chassis in the same factory...the generic 5-series is built in another place(s).
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-13-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By jadnashuanh
The 550 tends to use oil. I've never had the oil...

The 550 tends to use oil. I've never had the oil level show less than full on my 535i. I'd also look carefully to see if you can se any leaking. Buying used, you would have no way to verify that...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jadnashuanh
I highly recommend you make your winter tires the...

I highly recommend you make your winter tires the stock 18" size rather than one of the optional 19-20" ones...they'll be less expensive and work better. Nokian makes some really nice winter tires...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-12-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By jadnashuanh
It was optional on my 2011 GT...didn't follow it...

It was optional on my 2011 GT...didn't follow it prior to that.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By jadnashuanh
In the few times I've tried a performance exhaust...

In the few times I've tried a performance exhaust on other cars, while it sounded nice for maybe 1/2-hour at a time, on a trip, it got down right annoying, and I ultimately removed it. Hope your...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,896
Posted By jadnashuanh
It's more than 'will it fit', it's about things...

It's more than 'will it fit', it's about things like will the edges stick out (illegal for the tread to be exposed in the back - the fender is supposed to catch any debris it might kick up, at least...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-06-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By jadnashuanh
We'll see how well the Toyota works...plus, it...

We'll see how well the Toyota works...plus, it may be that some of that reluctance is related to profitability (Toyota is lots larger) and the infrastructure to enable it to be used. Toyota has a...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-05-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashuanh
There are two buttons on the driver's door to...

There are two buttons on the driver's door to control the rear door shades, and one to lock out rear seat control. On the rear doors, there are two buttons for local control. If you've never played...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-04-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,537
Posted By jadnashuanh
One of my brother-in-laws is working in England,...

One of my brother-in-laws is working in England, and I purchased the harness from a local shop there while visiting. THey were able to get it without VAT because of the government contract terms for...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By jadnashuanh
One recent interview indicated that BMW thinks...

One recent interview indicated that BMW thinks the fuel cells are at least two generations away from being really viable in large-scale production...they seemed to think it would be later than 2020...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By jadnashuanh
A bent wheel can generally be successfully...

A bent wheel can generally be successfully straightened...usually, the BMW wheels crack from my experience! So far, I've only had one...knock on wood.
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