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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By chiefneil
When I sold my E46 to a colleague last year he...

When I sold my E46 to a colleague last year he asked me what I use to clean the dash (he was impressed how clean it was). I said, "Huh" and just then realized in 12 years of ownership I never...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By chiefneil
It's an example of what auto mags are talking...

It's an example of what auto mags are talking about when they complain about cheap plastics versus nice plastics.

The F30 dash is a bit harder than earlier gens. The E46 had an interesting dash...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By chiefneil
I know, just messing with ya. :rofl: Anyway...

I know, just messing with ya. :rofl:

Anyway while we're on the topic. I was initially fine with the F30 steering, but after about 15 months now I really am missing my old E46 steering more and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By chiefneil
I don't know what I'm missing, but every time I...

I don't know what I'm missing, but every time I get a Mazda 3 as a rental I always expect something exciting based on how much Car and Driver loves it. But I always end up disappointed. Maybe I'd...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By chiefneil
Also save a peanut from the Snickers to to stick...

Also save a peanut from the Snickers to to stick under your mattress and see if you can tell it's there.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By chiefneil
If it was the dealer that changed your oil then...

If it was the dealer that changed your oil then you're fine. The BMW-branded oil is 5w30, that's what all the dealers use.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By chiefneil
It's growing to make room for the 1 and 2-series....

It's growing to make room for the 1 and 2-series. 3 is the new 5, 2 is the new 3. I expect the 3-series will get softer and more luxurious to go along with the increased size. Price will probably...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah I've done this a couple times since I got my...

Yeah I've done this a couple times since I got my car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By chiefneil
I have a couple times. Other than being annoyed...

I have a couple times. Other than being annoyed at myself when it happens, I don't stress much since it's not visible and it's a plastic part so I don't need to worry about rust. What I can't see...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 743
Posted By chiefneil
He's referring to an article that showed...

He's referring to an article that showed synthetic oil takes some amount of miles to develop it's full protective properties. IIRC it was a fairly detailed technical article measuring a number of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By chiefneil
People on the Tesla forums love Photosync. Seems...

People on the Tesla forums love Photosync. Seems pricey but they're trying to squeeze out every last drop of performance within their legal tint range. It's probably not necessary for people who...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-17-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,361
Posted By chiefneil
I never bothered to register BMW Assist. Maybe...

I never bothered to register BMW Assist. Maybe possibly BMW could figure out which car among the hundreds of thousands of unregistered ones running around is me, but I kind of doubt they're that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-17-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,266
Posted By chiefneil
10 psi / wk is a lot. Do tire shops not have ye...

10 psi / wk is a lot. Do tire shops not have ye ole big bucket o'water anymore? Where they dunk the entire wheel into a tub and see where air bubbles out?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-17-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By chiefneil
Only 50 lbs lighter? Geez, you think it would be...

Only 50 lbs lighter? Geez, you think it would be a lot lighter given that it's so much smaller.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By chiefneil
Not saying your sources are wrong, but I've...

Not saying your sources are wrong, but I've gotten incorrect information from insurance companies (and BMW sources) about windshield replacements on multiple occasions. Once with our X5 with comfort...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,840
Posted By chiefneil
I'm not sure if you're trying to be funny but...

I'm not sure if you're trying to be funny but this just comes across as completely wrong and flat out trollish.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,981
Posted By chiefneil
Interesting discussion. At the end of the day my...

Interesting discussion. At the end of the day my F30 335i is bigger and heavier than my E46 330i. The F30 is also a crap ton faster at all rpm's under all conditions, and gets ~2pmg better mileage to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By chiefneil
Teenage drivers are a menace. I had to drive /...

Teenage drivers are a menace. I had to drive / pickup my daughter from high school for a number of years. I consider it a minor miracle I was never hit by any of those crazy mofo's in and around the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By chiefneil
I think Honda and Toyota rule the minivan roost....

I think Honda and Toyota rule the minivan roost. They probably have optional hi-po engines available. I vaguely recall MB having some sort of people mover, not sure if they still make it as I haven't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By chiefneil
Probably a retrofit / aftermarket setup to...

Probably a retrofit / aftermarket setup to replace the halogen rings that come on some models.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By chiefneil
At least this feature will become standard on all...

At least this feature will become standard on all BMW's in 2018 thanks to federal mandate.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if BMW put the cheapest, crappiest possible camera in as standard...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By chiefneil
From other posts I've read, the LED's are about...

From other posts I've read, the LED's are about 30% brighter than xenons. Whether or not you think that's worth $1900 is up to you.

Personally, it would burn my chaps that BMW offers LEDs on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By chiefneil
Good story. So did you grill some venison steaks...

Good story. So did you grill some venison steaks to celebrate? :)

FYI, next time you see a deer the expert advice is "Just hit the damn deer."...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,946
Posted By chiefneil
I like wood trim in cars, although I chose...

I like wood trim in cars, although I chose aluminum this time around. The curved wood trim in my E46 gave the cabin a really warm, inviting feeling.

Also, there are technical (and environmental)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,505
Posted By chiefneil
A little OT but since we're talking about getting...

A little OT but since we're talking about getting pulled over.... SOP when you get pulled over should be to roll down your windows, put both hands on top of the steering wheel, and sit still (e.g....
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