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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-06-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Lavalamp425
A poster compiled the various tunes available...

A poster compiled the various tunes available (http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1088501) for the N57 diesel engine over at Bimmerpost. While it is in the X5 forum, the 535d uses the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Lavalamp425
I've got 110k on my 2007 335i, have never gotten...

I've got 110k on my 2007 335i, have never gotten a walnut blast, and it runs smoothly without misfires, hesitation, or stumbling. I had a stumble under load a while back which turned out to be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Lavalamp425
Without scoping the intakes and with no codes, at...

Without scoping the intakes and with no codes, at this point there's no reason to think a walnut blast is necessary. OP needs to make sure he has no codes, ensure he's up to date on required...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Lavalamp425
Since you're on original plugs, I'd replace those...

Since you're on original plugs, I'd replace those first. The interval on them is 45k (at least it is on my '07 335i).

Other common possibilities include coils, injectors, and injector...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,704
Posted By Lavalamp425
The 330i is geared differently; it now uses a...

The 330i is geared differently; it now uses a 2.81 final drive vs. 3.15 in the 328i. The transmission ratios are a bit different too, but the net effect is the 330i is geared higher. At 70mph in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-26-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By Lavalamp425
N47 continues through the rest of US F30...

N47 continues through the rest of US F30 production, so through MY 2018 for the sedan and MY 2019 for the wagon. B47 will have to wait for a model changeover, if we get another diesel at all.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-26-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By Lavalamp425
The last rumors I saw running around indicated...

The last rumors I saw running around indicated that when EPA approval for diesels was delayed, BMW didn't know what the EPA might've required them to do for certification. Therefore BMW didn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Lavalamp425
The gauge shows engine oil temperature, not...

The gauge shows engine oil temperature, not coolant. Low oil temp generally indicates you're not pushing the engine hard or it is very cold outside. However since you have concerns about fuel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By Lavalamp425
Production of the F31 is scheduled to end in June...

Production of the F31 is scheduled to end in June 2019, so expect new F31 wagons to be available in the US until Fall 2019. So long as BMW isn't losing money selling them, there's no reason to end...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Lavalamp425
Can the engine recharge the battery? Yes. Using...

Can the engine recharge the battery? Yes. Using Save Battery will accomplish this. Sport mode increases the recharge rate too.

What happens if the battery becomes completely depleted? Does the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-12-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,612
Posted By Lavalamp425
No, there is not. You can't code it either. ...

No, there is not. You can't code it either.

Rumor has it this has to do with emissions certification; fuel economy is worse and emissions are higher in Sport (and Sport+), so to maintain...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-01-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Lavalamp425
You're on the right track by thinking of going to...

You're on the right track by thinking of going to Babies R Us. Everyone's a little different in what they're willing to deal with as far as car seat size and amount of space it takes up (meaning how...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Lavalamp425
The temp gauge you're seeing is the engine oil...

The temp gauge you're seeing is the engine oil temperature, not coolant. The engine management system will dynamically vary the oil temperature based on driving conditions. For example, it will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Lavalamp425
As others have stated, it sounds like you're...

As others have stated, it sounds like you're pushing past the kick-down detent in the accelerator which prompts the DCT to downshift two or more gears. This is normal behavior for the transmission...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,552
Posted By Lavalamp425
The numbers for the E91 show that BMW would've...

The numbers for the E91 show that BMW would've been better off offering a RWD version over a manual version. For the E91, roughly 15% were manuals, while about 27% were RWD (and only 2.7% were RWD...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,552
Posted By Lavalamp425
I think this is the crux of things. Many people...

I think this is the crux of things. Many people either don't have the garage/parking space or lack the financial ability to have multiple cars for different situations, so you're forced to go with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-13-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Lavalamp425
Someone managed to fit 8 tires...

Someone managed to fit 8 tires (http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15545844&postcount=1) in the back of his F31, with the seats down, so 4 or 5 should be no problem.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,480
Posted By Lavalamp425
:thumbup: When I did the Bondurant school...

:thumbup:

When I did the Bondurant school back in the day, the instructors took us around the track in 15-passenger Ford vans. They drove faster in that thing full of passengers than I would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Lavalamp425
According to some production information I have,...

According to some production information I have, only 429 RWD 6MT E91s were ever produced for the US market. This includes both the MY 2006 325i and MY 2007-2012 328i. As stated above, the vast...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Lavalamp425
That is BS. If you get a check engine light, or...

That is BS. If you get a check engine light, or engine reduced power message, there will be code(s) stored which can help identify what is going on. Even if you don't get a warning light, error...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Lavalamp425
No, your key needs to be in the slot to start the...

No, your key needs to be in the slot to start the car.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Lavalamp425
DTC is useful if you need to thrash your way...

DTC is useful if you need to thrash your way through some deeper snow; in these situations DSC intervention kills the power and you lose momentum. However for most situations just leaving everything...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-05-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
E90/E91/E92/E93 WTB E91 rwd 6mt
Views: 732
Posted By Lavalamp425
429 RWD 6MTs. There were 1,519 AWD 6MTs made for...

429 RWD 6MTs. There were 1,519 AWD 6MTs made for the US. Not saying they are impossible to find, but you're looking for literally the rarest 3-series BMW has made in the last 25 years.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-05-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
E90/E91/E92/E93 WTB E91 rwd 6mt
Views: 732
Posted By Lavalamp425
There were only 429 RWD 6MT E91s ever produced...

There were only 429 RWD 6MT E91s ever produced for the US market, so your chances of seeing one on the road, much less finding one for sale, are virtually nil. Good luck, because you absolutely need...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lavalamp425
If having some utility in the snow is necessary,...

If having some utility in the snow is necessary, absolutely get the Driveguards. Like galahad05 said, the A/S 3's aren't good in snow; they'd get you home but you wouldn't want to head out if you...
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