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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdong
Sure, though that somewhat defeats the purpose of...

Sure, though that somewhat defeats the purpose of having hybrid start-stop.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By jdong
Considering your commute is 70 city 30 highway, I...

Considering your commute is 70 city 30 highway, I would be willing to bet that a 335i would get marginally worse fuel economy than what you're experiencing.


I've found that at 16000 miles, my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdong
Mine's been in the shop for 37 days and counting...

Mine's been in the shop for 37 days and counting due to a recurring airbag / belt tensioner malfunction. I don't know if we're allowed to cross post other BMW forums, but I don't like airing out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-18-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By jdong
I don't think the compression difference can...

I don't think the compression difference can account for all of the 60HP loss. I'd be willing to bet the majority of this was achieved by changing the boost mapping in the DME which in turn may have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-18-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By jdong
Note if you drive your 435i aggressively in the...

Note if you drive your 435i aggressively in the city, it certainly won't get the same observed MPG as the 428i.

If you want to see crazy good mileage, take a look at some of Audi's 4.0T offerings,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-18-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By jdong
It's software, capitalism at work. BMW knows...

It's software, capitalism at work. BMW knows customers are willing to pay more for more power, and it doesn't matter if BMW merely caps the power output of the engine via software. They know that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By jdong
With modern engines, the specific efficiency (%...

With modern engines, the specific efficiency (% efficiency at a HP output) tends to be very similar, modulo momentum and weight-related losses in larger engines vs smaller engines.

The 320i's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-03-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdong
Whew, glad to hear they resolved it!

Whew, glad to hear they resolved it!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,698
Posted By jdong
Haha, hey dude don't hate on the young ones ;-) ...

Haha, hey dude don't hate on the young ones ;-)

I'm a year older than him and went from a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee to a 2011 A4 (fully loaded) to my 2013 AH3. Different people have different...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-27-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdong
Yeah, I've had once in a blue moon where starting...

Yeah, I've had once in a blue moon where starting the car after it sat in the sun at 90 degrees for the whole day, it took a minute or two until the air became frigid cold. But most of the time, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-26-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdong
If it's consistently not cold, bring it in....

If it's consistently not cold, bring it in. Remember the AC compressor on your ActiveHybrid is also the hybrid motor/battery cooling circuit!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-25-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdong
Note that the ActiveHybrid's hybrid cooling...

Note that the ActiveHybrid's hybrid cooling system is the same system as the AC compressor. So it is possible if the motor/battery/powerstage are seriously overheating, they will dominate your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-14-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,082
Posted By jdong
Not quite sure I understand what a "problem" is...

Not quite sure I understand what a "problem" is though. I've taken my Audi in for a software update here and there that I heard about online, and to get windshield washer nozzle alignment adjusted....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-17-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By jdong
Even more insulting is that if your car has BMW...

Even more insulting is that if your car has BMW Assist or a nav, the GPS unit already knows the exact time and what time zone you're in. So close, so close...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-17-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,280
Posted By jdong
Exactly. Blind spot detection has been fantastic...

Exactly. Blind spot detection has been fantastic for the times when looking over your shoulder can be dangerous. I cannot tell you the number of times on a highway on ramp where I look over my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-16-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,160
Posted By jdong
I was saying that the SPORT mode + D and SPORT...

I was saying that the SPORT mode + D and SPORT mode + DS shift programs feel almost identical. Both keep engine revs high and hold onto the gear after spirited runs. Of course that's very different...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,914
Posted By jdong
It's an annoyance thing. Otherwise it'd buzz your...

It's an annoyance thing. Otherwise it'd buzz your steering wheel randomly as you signal for turns at a traffic light, etc, not to mention if you're going 0 and the guy next to you is going 30 or 45,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,502
Posted By jdong
So does my AH3. The NBT nav gives you 20GB

So does my AH3. The NBT nav gives you 20GB
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-13-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,752
Posted By jdong
Also don't forget that most OEM run flats come...

Also don't forget that most OEM run flats come with a year or so of full replacement road hazard warranty.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,160
Posted By jdong
No it doesn't harm the car. This actually is the...

No it doesn't harm the car. This actually is the way to fully disable Auto Start Stop without using the button. In fact on my ActiveHybrid there is no ASS disable button and this is the only way to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By jdong
Yes, any repairs do affect your warranty claims....

Yes, any repairs do affect your warranty claims. The body shop I worked with offered a lifetime warranty on their repairs which gave me peace of mind. Alternatively, working with a BMW approved body...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By jdong
Ouch, sorry to hear about your accident. Since it...

Ouch, sorry to hear about your accident. Since it doesn't sound like you were at fault and California law gives you the right to get your car repaired at the shop of your choosing. I'd ask your local...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-11-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By jdong
This is fairly normal, especially if you crank up...

This is fairly normal, especially if you crank up the brightness. The HUD is a backlit LCD display reflected onto the windshield. The contrast ratio is high but not infinite. Blacks will have a bit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By jdong
No, there's not a break in specific "tune" (e.g....

No, there's not a break in specific "tune" (e.g. the car doesn't limit the power or anything during break in). What you're noticing seems consistent with the dyno runs of the N20 engine -- power...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By jdong
Well a chip would have been covered under his...

Well a chip would have been covered under his glass policy, and if his comprehensive deductible were lower this would not be an issue.
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