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      07-04-2017, 09:41 AM   #2223
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svic628 It's a F36 440i xDrive. Maybe the custom paint(San Marino blue) is delaying it that much?
That will do it!
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      07-06-2017, 03:49 PM   #2224
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Finally got it

Well, technically got it 2 weeks ago, but finally getting around to posting:

Ordered 3/28/2017
Prod started 4/13/2017
Prod completed 5/3/2017
On way to port (Durban, SA): 5/4/2017
On Dignity Ace: 5/21/2017
Arrived at Port Elizabeth (NJ): 6/8/2017
Work order started (MPPSK w/Carbon tips, Carbon rear spoiler, black grilles): 6/9/2017
Work order closed: 6/19/2017
Released to carrier: 6/19/2017
At dealer: 6/20/2017
Picked up: 6/21/2017 (85 days total for a South Africa build and 5 days before my FS lock would have expired - cut it a bit close).

2017 340i (RWD). Automatic, Alpine White, Black Dakota Leather, Brushed Aluminum Trim, Premium, Lights, Tech, Cold Weather, Driver Assistance, Driver Assistance+, Track, 19" 442s, MPPSK, Black Grilles, Carbon Fiber rear spoiler.

Very happy with it so far except for the fact that they didn't install the M Exhaust correctly at the port so it was rattling under the front passenger seat area (already fixed) and I have to do the Teflon tape thing on the Shadow Line door trim because the car squeaks/groans a lot. Even though I gave them the SIB for this they said it didn't apply to my car and just cleaned the seals. $15 for a roll of the teflon tape and I'll just do it myself.

I really didn't think I'd like driving this car as much as my 2008 E90 sport-packaged car, but with the exception of the steering (no feedback compared to the old hydraulic system) I think I'm enjoying the car more overall. I've only got 350 miles on it so far so I haven't been able to really rev the engine yet, but the B58 seems to have quite a bit more grunt than my N54 with the M Power Kit.

Also, for anyone on the fence about the MPPSK, just get it. The exhaust sound alone is fantastic. If you are leasing, it is a no-brainer (should run you about $2,550 plus the tips). If purchasing, there might be better options out there.
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      07-06-2017, 04:04 PM   #2225
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I have to do the Teflon tape thing on the Shadow Line door trim because the car squeaks/groans a lot. Even though I gave them the SIB for this they said it didn't apply to my car and just cleaned the seals. $15 for a roll of the teflon tape and I'll just do it myself.
congrats on the new car!

i don't understand your comment. so that's fine if the bulletin doesn't apply but are they saying they aren't responsible to fix a creaking brand new car? that's silly.

i had the same issue on all four doors as is common with the shadowline door trim.

they first cleaned it. came back an hour later. they used a bmw lubricant. came back next day. then they replaced all four door guides and finally the silence was back and it has been great for three weeks or so.

can't believe a bmw dealer would tell you your SOL basically and not make it right.
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      07-06-2017, 04:37 PM   #2226
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congrats on the new car!

i don't understand your comment. so that's fine if the bulletin doesn't apply but are they saying they aren't responsible to fix a creaking brand new car? that's silly.

i had the same issue on all four doors as is common with the shadowline door trim.

they first cleaned it. came back an hour later. they used a bmw lubricant. came back next day. then they replaced all four door guides and finally the silence was back and it has been great for three weeks or so.

can't believe a bmw dealer would tell you your SOL basically and not make it right.
Well, they said the teflon tape fix did not apply to my car even though I know it does. I already have the new door guides, so they wouldn't swap those out. They cleaned the door seals and that got rid of the squeaking/groaning temporarily (it was quiet when I picked it up from service) , but 1 week later and it is getting louder again. I could take it back, but considering the tape cost me $15 and will probably only take about 30 minutes to install myself, I'd rather just do it on my own. It will be less time/effort for me than to fight with this particular service department. I could also try my other local dealership. I've had pretty good luck with their service department in the past but again, it will probably be more time/effort than just fixing things myself.

Trust me, I was not happy about this particular design defect and noted it on my first survey under the "car was delivered without defects/issues" section, along with the incorrectly installed M Performance exhaust from the port, which is another frequently occurring issue that should have been stopped by now.

If it were something more serious or that I couldn't do myself with minimal effort, I would be making a bigger stink about it.
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      07-06-2017, 04:43 PM   #2227
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Well, they said the teflon tape fix did not apply to my car even though I know it does. I already have the new door guides, so they wouldn't swap those out. They cleaned the door seals and that got rid of the squeaking/groaning temporarily (it was quiet when I picked it up from service) , but 1 week later and it is getting louder again. I could take it back, but considering the tape cost me $15 and will probably only take about 30 minutes to install myself, I'd rather just do it on my own. It will be less time/effort for me than to fight with this particular service department. I could also try my other local dealership. I've had pretty good luck with their service department in the past but again, it will probably be more time/effort than just fixing things myself.

Trust me, I was not happy about this particular design defect and noted it on my first survey under the "car was delivered without defects/issues" section, along with the incorrectly installed M Performance exhaust from the port, which is another frequently occurring issue that should have been stopped by now.

If it were something more serious or that I couldn't do myself with minimal effort, I would be making a bigger stink about it.
completely understand, unfortunate as it is. hope it works out for you and you can properly enjoy the car!
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      07-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #2228
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congrats on the new car!

i don't understand your comment. so that's fine if the bulletin doesn't apply but are they saying they aren't responsible to fix a creaking brand new car? that's silly.

i had the same issue on all four doors as is common with the shadowline door trim.

they first cleaned it. came back an hour later. they used a bmw lubricant. came back next day. then they replaced all four door guides and finally the silence was back and it has been great for three weeks or so.

can't believe a bmw dealer would tell you your SOL basically and not make it right.
Well, they said the teflon tape fix did not apply to my car even though I know it does. I already have the new door guides, so they wouldn't swap those out. They cleaned the door seals and that got rid of the squeaking/groaning temporarily (it was quiet when I picked it up from service) , but 1 week later and it is getting louder again. I could take it back, but considering the tape cost me $15 and will probably only take about 30 minutes to install myself, I'd rather just do it on my own. It will be less time/effort for me than to fight with this particular service department. I could also try my other local dealership. I've had pretty good luck with their service department in the past but again, it will probably be more time/effort than just fixing things myself.

Trust me, I was not happy about this particular design defect and noted it on my first survey under the "car was delivered without defects/issues" section, along with the incorrectly installed M Performance exhaust from the port, which is another frequently occurring issue that should have been stopped by now.

If it were something more serious or that I couldn't do myself with minimal effort, I would be making a bigger stink about it.
Is there a tutorial on teflon tape fix?
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      07-19-2017, 12:24 PM   #2229
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2017 340i xdrive (SA build)
M-package, manual, tech package, cold package, estoril blue ext, brown leather

Ordered: 4/27/17
Production start: 5/11
Production end: 5/21
At SA dock: 5/23
On ship: 6/21 (long wait!!!)
Arrived at NJ port: 7/8
Arrived at dealer: 7/14
Took delivery: 7/17

It was a long process, but well worth the wait. Car is awesome!!
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      08-10-2017, 12:16 PM   #2230
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Car got to VPC on Aug 8th and bmwgenius said it was scheduled to be compled on the 9th loaded on trailer the 11th and arrive at dealer on 12th.

Called genius back today and was still at VPC didnt say it was complete yet. Still hoping to get it saturday to surprise the fiance for her BDay.

Look good for delivery saturday?
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      08-14-2017, 06:01 PM   #2231
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Anyone have a car in production?
Mine is in paint shop
Here's the upcoming W & W schedule to Baltimore
Gotta hope Priority 1 works
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      08-17-2017, 08:29 PM   #2232
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Ordered 6/14
Took delivery 8/17

The wife will be using it as a train station car once her 320 goes back in october. So i will use until then and steal it every now and then!
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      08-31-2017, 12:06 PM   #2233
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Did you purchase from the dealer?

Did you purchase from the dealer? If not, from where?
Just wondering what options I have for my next purchase/lease. Trying to determine if I'll be able to afford a BMW as my next car
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      08-31-2017, 12:36 PM   #2234
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Did you purchase from the dealer? If not, from where?
Just wondering what options I have for my next purchase/lease. Trying to determine if I'll be able to afford a BMW as my next car
Think u answered your own question
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Did you purchase from the dealer? If not, from where?
Just wondering what options I have for my next purchase/lease. Trying to determine if I'll be able to afford a BMW as my next car
Think u answered your own question
Well thanks - that was real helpful.
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      08-31-2017, 06:21 PM   #2236
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Did you purchase from the dealer? If not, from where?
Just wondering what options I have for my next purchase/lease. Trying to determine if I'll be able to afford a BMW as my next car
Think u answered your own question
Well thanks - that was real helpful.
Lol i just meant if u have to see if you can afford something you probably shouldnt get it. Whats your monthly budget for a car?
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Did you purchase from the dealer? If not, from where?
Just wondering what options I have for my next purchase/lease. Trying to determine if I'll be able to afford a BMW as my next car
Think u answered your own question
Well thanks - that was real helpful.
Lol i just meant if u have to see if you can afford something you probably shouldnt get it. Whats your monthly budget for a car?
We're currently leasing a BMW (love this car). But my office is moving in a year and I have to consider the extra mileage (MORE gas and tolls). Want to start research now
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My timeline:
6/30 ordered
7/6 production start (150)
7/19 production end
7/21 at port
8/1 shipped
8/27 at port Hueneme
9/2 at dealer and picked up!
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Anyone familiar with order tracking....
Production was complete 10/18 on my F32 according to dealer and genius, car still shows that it has not been scanned in at the port more than a week later. Is this unusual??? typically this is a couple day process

Every call status has been "in transit to port" so I don't think there is some damage or production error? wouldn't the status change? I find the delay surprising consider the car is US priority 1.

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Anyone familiar with order tracking....
Production was complete 4/18 on my F32 according to dealer and genius, car still shows that it has not been scanned in at the port more than a week later. Is this unusual??? typically this is a couple day process

Every call status has been "in transit to port" so I don't think there is some damage or production error? wouldn't the status change? I find the delay surprising consider the car is US priority 1.
They told me mine would be at the dealet august 12th but it didnt arrive until the 17th. It still showed the 12th as the ETA until the 15th if that helps u
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They told me mine would be at the dealet august 12th but it didnt arrive until the 17th. It still showed the 12th as the ETA until the 15th if that helps u
once the car gets in the US i get the variability when it comes to trucking on US roads but the german side train to port to boat should be a pretty efficient supply chain operation
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UPDATE 11/22

well i am officially getting the ass end of the BMW supply chain
F32 German built, headed to Boston via Port Newark
9/8 order date
10/18 production complete
10/26 logged in at port (8 days!)
11/14 vessel assignment (2 weeks plus)
11/29 DUE in NYC/VPC

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For all of you that ordered the track handling pack on your 2018 340ís, was the adaptive suspension included in price or an additional $700? My dealer thinks itís additional cost, Iím pretty sure itís included am I wrong?
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For all of you that ordered the track handling pack on your 2018 340ís, was the adaptive suspension included in price or an additional $700? My dealer thinks itís additional cost, Iím pretty sure itís included am I wrong?
order guides have the truth...

its included in track handling
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