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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By gkr778
Check out the BMW Coding and Programming section...

Check out the BMW Coding and Programming section of Bimmerfest forums (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175). Here is a summary, courtesy of Bimmerfest member and coding expert...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By gkr778
You got it scon4snow, though I understand only...

You got it scon4snow, though I understand only the side bolsters (not the tilt adjustments) are powered for the seats photographed in your original post. In any case, the manually adjusted sport...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By gkr778
Shangri-La, are you referring to air conditioner...

Shangri-La, are you referring to air conditioner operation upon engine startup following the previous shutdown? On my 2014 F30, I had to do FDL coding as follows in order for the climate control...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-01-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By gkr778
The one aspect of G20 that's truly class leading...

The one aspect of G20 that's truly class leading is the four cylinder gasoline engine. BMW did a fantastic job refining the B48 since that engine was first introduced a few years ago. Its combination...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-26-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,500
Posted By gkr778
Bimmerfest members look forward to your test...

Bimmerfest members look forward to your test drive impressions of G20 M340i. :thumbup:

It's interesting that G20 in the U.S. market is currently offered in two gasoline powered variants, just as...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-25-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By gkr778
That's how Tesla cars should be treated now! Use...

That's how Tesla cars should be treated now! Use 'em for target practice! :rofl:


Not to worry. Elon Musk will provide his Tesla acolytes with free SpaceX rockets so they can take their "slapped...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-24-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,500
Posted By gkr778
Thanks for sharing your G20 driving impressions,...

Thanks for sharing your G20 driving impressions, soboy. :thumbup:

Ironically, in the context of your G20 impressions and comparison with E46, two decades ago Car and Driver provided the following...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By gkr778
tennisshoe, one thing you can do in advance is...

tennisshoe, one thing you can do in advance is calculate the "fiscal rating" of your E84. You'll need this data in order to eventually register the vehicle in France.

Formula:
PF = (CO2/45) +...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-24-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By gkr778
Good to hear of the favorable outcome BlkBeauty....

Good to hear of the favorable outcome BlkBeauty. Enjoy driving your new G20! :thumbup:
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-23-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,134
Posted By gkr778
The absurdity of charging a subscription fee for...

The absurdity of charging a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay is now official on the BMW USA ConnectedDrive site. (https://connecteddrive.bmwusa.com/app/index.html#/portal/store/Base_CarPlay)

$80...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-23-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By gkr778
Thanks for the clarification, BlkBeauty. Ultimate...

Thanks for the clarification, BlkBeauty. Ultimate Care+ retail price is $700, looks like you got a $100 discount for it.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-18-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By gkr778
Very interesting, thanks for the explanation...

Very interesting, thanks for the explanation Salacak! That's pretty crazy, I didn't think BMW would program its transmission software like that with SPORT mode enabled.

The transmission software...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By gkr778
Always use SPORT mode in DDC . Right after you...

Always use SPORT mode in DDC .
Right after you start the car, press the SPORT button located aft of the Engine Start/Stop button. Make it a habit:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By gkr778
+1 My HPDE instructor mentioned exactly this....

+1
My HPDE instructor mentioned exactly this. I've never encountered any issues during tech inspection using the OE brake fluid. The fluid just has to be 6 months old or newer.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-10-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By gkr778
Thanks Autoputzer, this brings up a point of...

Thanks Autoputzer, this brings up a point of clarification regarding the Michelin tire models that eddiebally mentioned:

Pilot Sport 4S is the successor to Pilot Super Sport. Both of these tires...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-09-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,532
Posted By gkr778
Probably the same BMW of NA marketing dweebs that...

Probably the same BMW of NA marketing dweebs that came up with the "great idea" to charge a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. :rolleyes:
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-06-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,500
Posted By gkr778
Nah, just noting that BMW has good potential...

Nah, just noting that BMW has good potential (more so than other automakers) in getting drivers of cars like G20 to finally start using turn signals, thanks to its very aggressive LKAS. :rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations on 5 years of driving enjoyment...

Congratulations on 5 years of driving enjoyment with your F32, beware_phog, and best wishes for at least 5 more! :thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By gkr778
It makes sense. This happened to me with the F30...

It makes sense. This happened to me with the F30 I ordered for European Delivery. I submitted my deposit and confirmed pricing in February 2013, and the order was finalized in late May-early June. My...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-12-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By gkr778
Lemonade? Or lemon-aid? :D

Lemonade? Or lemon-aid? :D
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-12-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By gkr778
The Giulia Motor Trend used for the comparison...

The Giulia Motor Trend used for the comparison test mentioned in the OP is actually their MY 2018 long term test car.

It has been relatively trouble free in the year they've been evaluating it,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By gkr778
It won't. The only option to restore the bumper...

It won't. The only option to restore the bumper cover to "like new" would be a complete replacement.

As luigi524td mentioned, patching/filling the holes combined with repaint is a hack job and...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-31-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By gkr778
See attached.

See attached.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-25-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By gkr778
Excellent information, thanks for sharing your...

Excellent information, thanks for sharing your impressions pflau. :thumbup:

U.S. market G20 cars without Navigation & Live Cockpit Pro use a more traditional speedometer and tachometer:
...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-23-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,532
Posted By gkr778
Automobile comparison tests in magazines like...

Automobile comparison tests in magazines like Motor Trend have always been a combination of objective measurements and subjective assessments.
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