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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-14-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,123
Posted By AndDown
Now I understand WHY you left the Lexus for the...

Now I understand WHY you left the Lexus for the Bimmer - I too was wondering why in the world you were moaning the loss of the items you listed in the original post. Welcome on board and can't wipe...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-14-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By AndDown
There's a new house being custom built around the...

There's a new house being custom built around the corner from ours - left rear picked up a sheeting screw on our F36 and my E46 picked up some kind of screw, all in the same week :mad: The tire on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By AndDown
A couple of older posts that show how to lower...

A couple of older posts that show how to lower the headrests completely. That was the first thing I did when we brought the car home:

Post #25: ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By AndDown
My rear P7's are almost to the wear bars at 10.8k...

My rear P7's are almost to the wear bars at 10.8k miles. Fronts are not wearing as quickly which would be expected with RWD's.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,163
Posted By AndDown
Way back with the early X5's, there was a...

Way back with the early X5's, there was a potential defect of the radiator fan switch not shutting down and would eventually catch on fire. My 2001 X5 (which I still drive) started smoldering from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-11-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,928
Posted By AndDown
I replaced my CDV with a dummy CDV in my 2003 E46...

I replaced my CDV with a dummy CDV in my 2003 E46 and also added a clutch stop (http://www.burgertuning.com/clutch_stop_BMW.html). That helped with a smoother shorter engagement. Unfortunately, BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-12-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By AndDown
The view out the rear is more limited in the GC...

The view out the rear is more limited in the GC and that was my only concern when we sold our F30 for the GC. However, I've gotten used to the narrower rear view in the GC, and it's not been a rear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By AndDown
This was an issue with some of the early model...

This was an issue with some of the early model years:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616482&highlight=start+stop+issue
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,768
Posted By AndDown
They were in eco mode, lol

They were in eco mode, lol
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By AndDown
Normal, at least for Bimmers - my 2001 and 2003...

Normal, at least for Bimmers - my 2001 and 2003 do it as well. I think it's to caution drivers about possible black ice on the road.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-14-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By AndDown
I find the tapping sound is much less noticeable...

I find the tapping sound is much less noticeable in our 2016 428i GC as compared with our previous 2013 328i. Improved sound proofing might have something to do with it, but even with the hood open,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-14-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By AndDown
Owner's manual is your friend! This hasn't been...

Owner's manual is your friend! This hasn't been an issue for me as I can get enough clearance lifting the wiper off the windshield to clean that area without having to do the ignition method.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,416
Posted By AndDown
@Bernie, it would be interesting to do an...

@Bernie, it would be interesting to do an exterior side-by-side comparison of the F36 GC and the Giulia.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By AndDown
If your car hasn't been loaded yet, then it's...

If your car hasn't been loaded yet, then it's still at Bremerhaven and will be on the next ship leaving Feb 1 on the Boheme, arriving Feb 14 at Halifax
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By AndDown
If your car is on the WW Faust, MarineTraffic.com...

If your car is on the WW Faust, MarineTraffic.com shows the ship is currently moored in Zeebrugge Belgium. So either WW information is wrong or you are on another ship.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-25-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By AndDown
One of my tires was losing 3-4 psi per week -...

One of my tires was losing 3-4 psi per week - dealer found that the valve stem was not fully tightened. No problems after that, so you might want to snug down the valve stems.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By AndDown
Have you tried retracting the shade for several...

Have you tried retracting the shade for several days and see if the battery continues to drain abnormally? If so, then it's something else other than the shades. Also, how are the shades moving when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By AndDown
It seems like BMWNA was giving quite a few...

It seems like BMWNA was giving quite a few incentives in 2015 to purchase a new Bimmer. We received a $1000 rebate for attending the Ultimate Driving Event, and then during December there was a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,838
Posted By AndDown
Live and learn! Our prior F30 didn't have a rear...

Live and learn! Our prior F30 didn't have a rear camera (was trying to go minimal, haha) and when we got our F36, there was no question about checking that option. If I had to do it again, I would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,838
Posted By AndDown
The limited rear visibility was the only concern...

The limited rear visibility was the only concern I had coming from the F30, but I adjusted to the rear view visibility without any problem. With the exterior rear view mirrors adjusted to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,151
Posted By AndDown
Haha, are you finally relaxing now that your baby...

Haha, are you finally relaxing now that your baby is finally on its way again?!! Congrats and as you know, the anticipation is agony but not unlike waiting for Christmas morning when I was a kid.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By AndDown
A friend who is a master BMW tech said to replace...

A friend who is a master BMW tech said to replace the plugs at around 90K miles - he recently replaced the plugs in my E46 which has 98K miles on it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-19-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By AndDown
OP, I drive a 2016 428i GC which I find to be...

OP, I drive a 2016 428i GC which I find to be much quieter in both road noise (tire noise) as well as engine noise than our previous 2013 F30.

I am driving a 2017 X3 loaner today while my car is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-17-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By AndDown
Just FYI, there's also no battery in the engine...

Just FYI, there's also no battery in the engine compartment, lol :bigpimp:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-17-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,707
Posted By AndDown
I still have a 2001 X5 and compared to our...

I still have a 2001 X5 and compared to our current 428iGC, that X5's steering almost feels like there's no power steering, it takes more effort when parking. With that said, once under way,...
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