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      10-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #23
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+1 for LED indicators

PS - assume they're holding these back for the mid-life refresh/coupe/whatever... and no doubt they will NOT be a plug & play option for the earlier F30's. Cynical? Moi?
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I would like:
- Track/channel advance button on the steering wheel, which I make use of all the time, rather than MODE which I hadly ever use.
- A power/ignition/engine status control like the lights control on the left.
- Do not automatically engage Park, ever, unless I specifically initiate the command.
- Torsen LSD.
- Customizable EPS assist levels.

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Is that the official name of the thing that keeps you from rolling back for 3 seconds when on an incline?
No, you're thinking of "Drive-off assistant" on page 108 of the owners manual. The clutch delay valve is a bit of hardware in the clutch system (slave cylinder to be specific) that restricts the flow rate of clutch fluid during engagement. This is to lessen the shock to the drivetrain during quick shifts. It has the downside of producing a less responsive, clutch-slip-like driving experience.
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      10-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #25
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LED taillamps. dont really care about LED turn signals
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      10-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #26
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Led tail lamps/front signals, better steering feel, a real LSD (that's not going to happen), etc.
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      10-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #27
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the wind noise has been solved with changes to trim and door seals.
So I have to go to my dealer asap to get the modifications?
Do you have more info on this please?

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Is that the official name of the thing that keeps you from rolling back for 3 seconds when on an incline?
No, it's when you accellerate fast and shift from 1st -2nd and there is some hesitation in engaging the clutch(it's a nanosecond, but it feels like ages). This is for-I've been told- less experienced MT drivers to keep some comfort in switching gears.

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      10-12-2012, 04:13 PM   #29
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Less windnoise from windscreen/A pillar. Better(less noisy) RFT tyres, faster working satnav/iDrive at startup, better working comfort access plus trunk/boot. Better (more clear)reception of radiostations. Getting rid of the CDV(clutch delay valve) in the 6MT cars. About 50HP and 50Nm more plus a real mechanical LSD as standard please.

And that's about it.

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There must be some early issues with the F30.
I had no (real) issues with the nosiy RFT (changed to non-RFT now though), I don't feel that the wind noise from the A-pillars are a problem. The only issue I have with the CA is that it is more difficult to make it work when it rains
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      10-13-2012, 01:29 AM   #30
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The F30 is a great car. But what would you change to make it better?
LCI listen up!
More software configuration options. A lot of talk on forums about ASS remember las mode, side windows automatically folding in etc. based on my experience I agree with those suggestions, would really like to have more options for configuration of those types of functions.

Also, with the proliferation of touch screen devices it would be nice to see the iDrive system as touch screen.
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      10-13-2012, 02:36 AM   #31
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So I have to go to my dealer asap to get the modifications?
Do you have more info on this please?

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There is a "FIX" from BMW, it can be the Trim around the wind screen ( it's the gap between trim and door pillar) this is changed out.
The other "FIX" is door seals being replaced, now if your dealer will NOT do this after you take them out and show that the noise is unacceptable complain to BMW and take it to another dealer to fix it. They do know about it.
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      10-13-2012, 04:11 AM   #32
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There is a "FIX" from BMW, it can be the Trim around the wind screen ( it's the gap between trim and door pillar) this is changed out.
The other "FIX" is door seals being replaced, now if your dealer will NOT do this after you take them out and show that the noise is unacceptable complain to BMW and take it to another dealer to fix it. They do know about it.
Aha thanks mate. I'll do that this monday. I'm good with my dealer (9 BMWs so far...) so I don't see any complications.

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      10-13-2012, 04:26 AM   #33
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Is that the official name of the thing that keeps you from rolling back for 3 seconds when on an incline?
No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch_delay_valve

Btw, you can do a CDV delete mod, usually. I've done it on my E46, and honestly I don't think it's much better.
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Better brakes
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      10-13-2012, 12:05 PM   #35
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Better brake pads on US cars

A light inside the trunk

Ability to adjust delay before ASS shuts the car off

Ability to adjust steering weight via idrive

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      10-13-2012, 12:05 PM   #36
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Do something with the front end to make it look better.

Maybe close the gap between the lights and the kidney grille more like the F10?
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      10-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #37
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Less windnoise from windscreen/A pillar. Better(less noisy) RFT tyres, faster working satnav/iDrive at startup, better working comfort access plus trunk/boot. Better (more clear)reception of radiostations. Getting rid of the CDV(clutch delay valve) in the 6MT cars. About 50HP and 50Nm more plus a real mechanical LSD as standard please.

And that's about it.

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      10-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #38
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Less windnoise from windscreen/A pillar. Better(less noisy) RFT tyres, faster working satnav/iDrive at startup, better working comfort access plus trunk/boot. Better (more clear)reception of radiostations. Getting rid of the CDV(clutch delay valve) in the 6MT cars. About 50HP and 50Nm more plus a real mechanical LSD as standard please.

And that's about it.

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What is LSD?
Whatever you want it to be.

For us, it's a Limited Slip Differential.
For you, it may be a drug...
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Factory installed M Sport brake option in the US of A.

Proper limited slip diff.

Short throw shifter option on 6MT.


Abandon the "lines" and remove arbitrary restrictions on optioning.
THIS!!! pleaaaaase oh please
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It's a great drug you can buy on any street corner.
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*Zero* interest in a 4 cyl.

For cheaper than a 335i, I want a NA DI 6-cyl. 3.0L 270HP.
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No, it's when you accellerate fast and shift from 1st -2nd and there is some hesitation in engaging the clutch(it's a nanosecond, but it feels like ages). This is for-I've been told- less experienced MT drivers to keep some comfort in switching gears.

Cheers
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The clutch delay valve needs to be removed. I hate that, auto start/stop and hill assist (the brake holding the car on a hill until I let the cluch out). It all can be reprogrammed (will do this when I do the powerkit).
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The F30 does not appear to have a CDV. There is no separate unit in the clutch line as in previous models.

Regardless, the MT continues to be a bit vague, both clutch and transmission, as with other BMWs.
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I would like:
- Track/channel advance button on the steering wheel, which I make use of all the time, rather than MODE which I hadly ever use.

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my Msport wheel has a thumb wheel that displays and changes the tracks on the BC screen when i scroll it.


Also why is the volume controls on the right side since near the radio itself. Why not on my left hand ..
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