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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:12 PM
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Parked-car ventilation?

Another little interesting tidbit I found in the owner's manual but the description of how it works is very skimpy. Did any of you try this in their F30 yet? The manual mentions you can preset times to activate the system. If the interior of the car is supposed to be cooled down effectively in the summer or warmed up effectively in the winter I understand the car would have to turn the engine on. Can anyone confirm this please?
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:57 PM
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I think this is for the ActiveHybrid model.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:27 AM
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Another little interesting tidbit I found in the owner's manual but the description of how it works is very skimpy. Did any of you try this in their F30 yet? The manual mentions you can preset times to activate the system. If the interior of the car is supposed to be cooled down effectively in the summer or warmed up effectively in the winter I understand the car would have to turn the engine on. Can anyone confirm this please?
No, it does not start the engine. It has two timer settings. On your i-drive, select Menu / Settings / Climate. You will see two timers. Each timer to set the fan start and end times. Set 15 minutes before you get out work to cool the interior off before you get out to your car! I do not know about the heating as I have not tried it for the winter, I may give that a try
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:37 AM
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Set 15 minutes before you get out work to cool the interior off before you get out to your car! I do not know about the heating as I have not tried it for the winter, I may give that a try
It is a ventilation function only. All it does is open the fresh-air dampers and run the HVAC blower; the air is neither heated nor cooled. It will not warm a car that has been parked long enough for the heater core to cool to ambient temperature.

Note you need to exercise a little caution with this feature. For example, if you set one timer for your lunch hour and the second for the end of your workday, and then skip lunch, you might not have enough juice to start the car after work. The owner's manual warns about this (timed ventilation should not be used more than once without driving the vehicle between uses).
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 AM
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It is a ventilation function only. All it does is open the fresh-air dampers and run the HVAC blower; the air is neither heated nor cooled. It will not warm a car that has been parked long enough for the heater core to cool to ambient temperature.

Note you need to exercise a little caution with this feature. For example, if you set one timer for your lunch hour and the second for the end of your workday, and then skip lunch, you might not have enough juice to start the car after work. The owner's manual warns about this (timed ventilation should not be used more than once without driving the vehicle between uses).
Thank you for the insight. I guess the next question is what is the optimal time to cool the interior. Is 5 minutes enough, 10? Has anyone tried?
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I have always set it for about five minutes before I expect to arrive at the car. That, plus using the Comfort Open feature (press and hold unlock button) to open the windows & roof as I approach the car, seems to be plenty of time even on the hottest days. IIRC the fan runs for at least 15 minutes before it shuts off--I want to say 25 minutes but honestly can't recall, because I haven't used it for several months now. (The time may have changed in the F30 anyway. )
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Not sure if you can set the off time, I think it just has two 'ON' times. Here's the OM screenshot. I've set it on 30 minutes before I get to the car, so it's a bit cooler. (FL is hot until winter). It turns itself off after 30 minutes, not sure you can set this to be any shorter.
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