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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,314
Posted By Jim Cash
When you are noticing that something is not being...

When you are noticing that something is not being detected - make sure that it is not a speed issue. The system is only active above 30mph (50kms).

In slower traffic situations there would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Jim Cash
Actually you can have both short and long term...

Actually you can have both short and long term data.

Use the "trip computer" function for recording data for a specific "trip". Even when you turn off the auto reset feature this allows you to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Jim Cash
That picture tells you some things. The plugs...

That picture tells you some things.
The plugs all look in reasonable condition - with some transfer to the lower electrode on the top 3 plugs. A cleaning and re-gaping might get you another 20k.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-13-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Jim Cash
Hi Timing chain is still original. ...

Hi

Timing chain is still original. Although 20+ years old the engine has never been opened - just replace the intake gaskets and the valley pan gasket, also the water pump, rad and expansion...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Jim Cash
Hi Yes the 328ix (now the 330) and also the...

Hi

Yes the 328ix (now the 330) and also the diesel are the Canadian versions.

While the 3 "is not a 5" when it comes to feel and experience I am quite happy with it - or I should say my wife is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Jim Cash
The M sport does not change the exhaust. It...

The M sport does not change the exhaust.

It does give you the "summer" performance tires, which if they are a tad more stiff that is mostly due to the run flat capability.
The upside of those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,990
Posted By Jim Cash
BMW's have not used fuses on lighting for at...

BMW's have not used fuses on lighting for at least 20 years.
All lights are switched by software driven transistor switches. Your rear lights are controlled by the Rear electronics module - in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-05-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Jim Cash
There are also several structures behind the...

There are also several structures behind the bumper skin - you will have to have those assessed.

see the items on this page...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 34,082
Posted By Jim Cash
Not exactly the "hack" you have asked for - but...

Not exactly the "hack" you have asked for - but the following might be a consideration.

While you can not separate the "sport" settings for the chassis (dampers & steering) - you can separate them...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-02-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,543
Posted By Jim Cash
As I mentioned in a previous item in this thread....

As I mentioned in a previous item in this thread.

That is normal operation by design.

It reports a low temperature quickly so as to warn you of freezing conditions as you drive into a colder...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Jim Cash
The feature you are looking for is found at the...

The feature you are looking for is found at the bottom of the "Routes" menu - you need to scroll down to see it as well as some other choices

- Routes
Preferences
- Fastest Route
- Eco Pro...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Jim Cash
Regarding replacing only 2 tires - NO It is...

Regarding replacing only 2 tires - NO
It is "really" important (I would like to say essential) to have the same friction and performance characteristics on all 4 corners.

If you only replaced 2...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 34,082
Posted By Jim Cash
This heating item is rather off the thread topic...

This heating item is rather off the thread topic - but will input 2 cents worth anyway.

It is simply an issue of efficiency (ie fuel consumption).
The ic engine already produces heat - so it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Jim Cash
Ned The parts you list are the interior covers...

Ned
The parts you list are the interior covers inside the front doors - they should already be there.

For that gap between the fender and the body there is a seal that is used on the 4 series. It...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jim Cash
Sorry for the above - the "copy" process resulted...

Sorry for the above - the "copy" process resulted in the inclusion of all the additional "data"

Jim Cash
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jim Cash
If you are never getting a warning you should...

If you are never getting a warning you should first check the setting in the iDrive menu - set the warning to "early" .

For info on how it works see the following

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-14-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Jim Cash
Hi Thanks for the memory & welcome. ...

Hi

Thanks for the memory & welcome.

Actually I do still have my e39 - a 97 540ia. Although though now 20 yrs old it only has 168,000 kms and still performs very well. I still get the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Jim Cash
There is a BMW battery charging system that is...

There is a BMW battery charging system that is installed in the vehicle (in the engine compartment) and has an AC connector installed in the grill. It is a "dealer install" item.
This might be what...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-13-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,543
Posted By Jim Cash
Regarding Mossman's concern about the "slow" temp...

Regarding Mossman's concern about the "slow" temp reading affecting the climate control. Actually the climate control system gets the "actual" temp reading output - it is just the instrument...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-05-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,543
Posted By Jim Cash
It is not likely a sensor issue. It is true that...

It is not likely a sensor issue. It is true that there can be factors that will influence the sensor - most often is heat from the road in summer - but the speed of change in the readout is due to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-27-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Jim Cash
Not that unusual. But that kind of damage is...

Not that unusual. But that kind of damage is normally covered by your insurance (comprehensive)

When it happened to me many years ago the service manager simply said - shall I contact your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,128
Posted By Jim Cash
Actually there is an official BMW fix for...

Actually there is an official BMW fix for evaporators that are freezing up.

When I had the car's software updated this spring (total car update) I noticed that there is a software option...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,706
Posted By Jim Cash
You can have your dealer change the setting for...

You can have your dealer change the setting for the auto headlight sensitivity
- there are 3 optional settings.
I found that mine were coming on to early - while it was still a very bright...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jim Cash
The dark oyster highlight is actually great - it...

The dark oyster highlight is actually great - it used to come with the black seats in the Modern Line (which was discontinued) But the seat combination has returned - and is also now replacing the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Jim Cash
Hi That seems like a significant "format /...

Hi
That seems like a significant "format / style" change and I would be surprised that BMW would just change a style for one screen.

Do you know of other features and screens that have also...
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