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      01-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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First service completed

Just got the car serviced yesterday and noticed changes immediately.

As stated by another post, the ticking sound we use to receive is now minimal. The power delivery of the car is different aswell and my fuel consumption has gone up. I will test the fuel consumption over a couple of tanks to find out exactly how much different it is but wont be happy if i am not getting close to the 700km per tank urban that i use to be getting.

The 1-8 memory buttons have been reset and the saved stations have been aswell (spent almost an hour working out how to do them). With the software, obviously my coding edits are now back to defaults so i will be doing all that this weekend.

Wheel alignment:

I got my wheel alignment checked by a tyre shop weeks before this service and i was given figures where the front left camber was about -.3 and right was +.3. I brought it up with the dealer upon service but the reply i received was 'the camber is slightly off but still within spec. We allow 1" variation". This sounds excessive to me so i will probably be looking at aftermarket parts if BMW Australia states that this is true.

Also, the dealer in South Yarra said i can turn off start stop on the car whereas Oakleigh said i could not. They said that BMW Australia has not approved of the removal of the device and the risk is on the dealer. IMO very interesting
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      01-03-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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Did your power delivery change for the better or worse? I'm going in for my first service on Monday. Won't be happy if they make DME updates which tame the beast.
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      01-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Are you guys at 15k kms already? for the first service?
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      01-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm almost there.
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      01-04-2013, 12:07 AM   #5
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Are you guys at 15k kms already? for the first service?
Are the service intervals for the F30 15,000km?
Or is it still condition based service of around 25,000km as it was in my E82?
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      01-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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I think on mine it says 15k for first one i'll check later
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      01-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #7
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Are the service intervals for the F30 15,000km?
Or is it still condition based service of around 25,000km as it was in my E82?
Mine has set itself to 15000kms
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      01-04-2013, 01:09 AM   #8
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On comfort, the gear shifting feels smoother (interchange has less of that dead accel section). When i hammer it, the accel seems less flat (bit less low end and a pull high end). Cant give u a definite as i have only driven it a bit and garaged it today because of the hot weather. More info once i get the car out for a spirited squirt in the mountains
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BTW i have 2 worn tyres that the dealer forgot to inform me about
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      01-04-2013, 02:20 AM   #10
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It's 12k km on mine
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+3k u have done already?
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      01-04-2013, 03:49 AM   #12
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+3k u have done already?
I've done close to 3
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      01-04-2013, 06:12 AM   #13
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It's 12k km on mine
Hmm seems like the new f30's have lower km service intervals than E82/E90's.

either that or you guys are hammering your cars
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Are the service intervals for the F30 15,000km?
That is what the brand new default distance is for the first service, yes. However, it will depend on driving habits to a degree.
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or you guys are hammering your cars
Nope, not yet. Can't really in busy suburban Melbourne during morning & afternoon peaks.
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Hmm seems like the new f30's have lower km service intervals than E82/E90's.
Different first service requirements, no doubt.
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Just got the car serviced. The power delivery of the car is different aswell and my fuel consumption has gone up.
Probably caused by resetting of adaptive 'learning' to factory 'base level'. Should come back after a few spirited drives.
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I don't think I've been hammering it. Spirited driving is the term we are using in the forums ain't it lol
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saying that, when are u boys going to come for a spirited drive with me?
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We should do spirited drive + coffee.. i'm up some of the boys are up for it too
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when u want to go?
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      01-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #22
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Weekends better for most ppl or weekdays?? If its weekdays I'm only free after 8'ish.
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