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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 05:04 PM
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Posted By namelessman
My understanding is that the mileage shown after...

My understanding is that the mileage shown after iDrive reset can be based on the average mileage(for certain time) before the reset. Just say 333 gallons is the configured fuel amount per 8KL, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 04:04 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Write or wrong is not too important.:) It can be...

Write or wrong is not too important.:) It can be fun to look at some of the mundane tidbits.

To be specific(these option codes can be checked from VIN decoder):

option code 8KC - 15000...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 09:17 AM
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Posted By namelessman
US has been receiving G20 from Mexico starting...

US has been receiving G20 from Mexico starting April(or May?) this year. If lease is the goal retaining value is irrelevant. It is true BMWFS nowadays are not subsidizing RV as much, so 2-door...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 09:10 AM
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Posted By namelessman
Well there were 2 different OCIs, with different...

Well there were 2 different OCIs, with different option code 8KC versus 8KL, so operational procedures are expected to be different.:)

BTW my old E39 back in the days also had 3 years/36000 miles...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 11:59 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Local dealers have great prices on 2019 i3 REX,...

Local dealers have great prices on 2019 i3 REX, say, $51k for 3-year lease 10k miles/year for $12.5k all-in before $2500 CA EV credit(if qualified). But 30k miles total and the range of 200 miles...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:44 PM
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Posted By namelessman
The 3 local CCRCs are owned by BMW dealers too. ...

The 3 local CCRCs are owned by BMW dealers too. There are also BMW dealers with autogroup body shops(e.g. AutoWest).

The CCRC that did my repairs was insurance direct repair back then, that means...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:21 PM
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Posted By namelessman
That is lots of miles in 12 months. Is there any...

That is lots of miles in 12 months. Is there any cheap 1-year lease?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:53 PM
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Posted By namelessman
OCI=oil change interval. In your case, your...

OCI=oil change interval.

In your case, your OCI seems to be 1 year/10000 miles. The 1 year mark is time based, while 10000 miles is "condition-based", which generally ties to total number of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:46 PM
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Posted By namelessman
And my invoices said low mileage oil change(on...

And my invoices said low mileage oil change(on 2013 with 2 years/15000 miles OCI) at 1-year mark too, but iDrive was not reset, for 3 times in the first 4 years/50000 miles of free maintenance for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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Posted By namelessman
CCRC(as BMW affiliates and at least 50% owned by...

CCRC(as BMW affiliates and at least 50% owned by dealers) repairs for leased cars should be the least likely to be questioned by BMWFS.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:52 AM
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Posted By namelessman
Wow not aware of the brake fluid service interval...

Wow not aware of the brake fluid service interval changing from 2 years to 3 years/30k/3rd oil change.

My coolant was changed around 6 years/60k miles, even though BMW says lifetime/100k miles, as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By namelessman
There are 3 local CCRCs, which are under auspices...

There are 3 local CCRCs, which are under auspices of BMWNA that require CCRCs to use genuine new BMW parts. That also means customers can log complaints with BMWNA if needed.

One of them is big...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 402
Posted By namelessman
My 2013 owner's manual says no rotation, but...

My 2013 owner's manual says no rotation, but later model year(e.g. 2016) does say tires can be rotated. No mileage(hence no service interval) is specified, so it is unclear if dealer will do it for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 402
Posted By namelessman
That means that is no low mileage non iDrive oil...

That means that is no low mileage non iDrive oil change, namely, att exactly 1 year mark, or CBS mileage within range, the iDrive will be reset.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 402
Posted By namelessman
The 2 years/15000 miles OCI was changed starting...

The 2 years/15000 miles OCI was changed starting model year 2014 to 1 year/10000 miles.

The 2 years/15000 miles OCI also has extra 1-year "low mileage" oil change that does not reset iDrive,
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,658
Posted By namelessman
What model year is your car? Mine is 2013, and...

What model year is your car? Mine is 2013, and there is no separate iDrive item for cabin air filter.

On my key data printout, cabin air filter and brake fluid have the same "due in" date, plus...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 402
Posted By namelessman
EDIT: for early F30 with 2-yr/15k miles OCI,...

EDIT: for early F30 with 2-yr/15k miles OCI, dealer performed oil change at 1-year mark(for low mileage oil change), with no iDrive reset if iDrive was above in-range limit.

E.g. in-range is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,658
Posted By namelessman
F30 cabin air filter change is tied to brake...

F30 cabin air filter change is tied to brake fluid change once every 2 years.

F30 engine air filter change is tied to 3rd oil change(pre LCI 15k miles/2 years OCI), or aorund 45k miles.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 402
Posted By namelessman
To OP, the OCI should be 10k miles/1 year, from...

To OP, the OCI should be 10k miles/1 year, from August 2018 to now is 1 year already, so the car will be due for an oil change. Also, there is an "in-range" mileage, e.g. 2k miles, such that the car...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-21-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By namelessman
That really is the bottom line, stay cheerful and...

That really is the bottom line, stay cheerful and yet unemotional, and avoid paying price arbitrages. :)
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-21-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By namelessman
To OP, paying mileage penalty is fair game since...

To OP, paying mileage penalty is fair game since those mileage is needed(based on your driving need) either in this leased car or the next car. The BMW over-mileage rate is not too bad.

As far as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By namelessman
It may be control arm bushings, are there trusted...

It may be control arm bushings, are there trusted indies in your locales to diagnose?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By namelessman
To OP, my understanding is that HUD requires an...

To OP, my understanding is that HUD requires an extra coating on the front windshield. For non-HUD car the windshield should be just laminated glass. People do put almost-clear films on front...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,270
Posted By namelessman
There were also forum posts that said changing...

There were also forum posts that said changing clotted cabin air filter can maintain optimal air flow and help with preventing ice formation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-18-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,270
Posted By namelessman
Forum posts have reported similar issues, one...

Forum posts have reported similar issues, one cause can be the AC being ON for a long time(e.g. a few hours during long drives) and ice is formed.

BTW my old E39 had an AC issue in which no cold...
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