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      10-17-2019, 11:11 PM   #1
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Longest distant trip in the F30?

Thinking of doing a 1500k trip one way, have 24k on the clock, 2015. Who's taken the longest trip on here? Fear of being stranded.
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Just towed a T@B trailer from N. Texas with the 328d wagon through a loop around the Rockies in August (NM - UT - ID - WY - CO) for 3000 miles hitting plenty of out of the way spots. Already had transfer case done, but the fuel pump or anything else could have stranded me, but that's like all vehicles nowadays. Have good cell reception for a tow, and just in case an ebike or something in the trunk. Or at least emergency water, supplies, and good walking shoes.

And have fun.
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900 miles - and trouble free trip.

Prior to departure, it's recommended to check coolant level, change oil (if the interval will expire during the trip, and check for leaks.

Enjoy the trip!
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      10-18-2019, 11:24 PM   #4
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I drove 2,800 miles when I bought my f30 from Massachusetts to Austin in one trip! Was a blast and comfy. Way more tolerable than road trips in my sti 😅

60k on the odo when I bought it
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Drove mine for about 1500km in one shot with some DE Autobahn 250km/h+ speeds and all was smooth without any problems. (N20, F34)
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900 miles to/from New Orleans.
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From Frederick, MD to South Beach Miami.

Total of 2,200 miles. M-Sport seats in my 340i are not comfortable. So i had to buy a pillow mid-way during the trip. Other than that, everything was smooth as butter.
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Like others said, just do a basic check of oil level, coolant level, power steering fluid, and tire pressure before you leave. I usually bring some coolant and a quart of oil with me on really long trips just in case I need to top off. You should be fine.
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Thinking of doing a 1500k trip one way, have 24k on the clock, 2015. Who's taken the longest trip on here? Fear of being stranded.
Long driving trips, no problem! BMW engine's just purr at US highway speeds. Heck, remember these cars are designed for autobahn speeds! We've made several 800-900 mile trips and one 3,000 mile trip. Usually average 29 mpg with F30 335ix loaded with people and luggage.

Trip Preparation:
Make sure your maintenance is all up to date and your fluids topped up. Cold tire pressures maybe a pound or two more than door jam specification for mostly highway driving. New wiper blades if needed.

I carry a bottle of 2 in 1 RainX glass cleaner and water repellent, along with a roll of paper towels. Clean windshield when you stop for gas. Helps reduce eye strain especially driving at night. If you get caught in rain, RainX makes water bead up and run off. Developed originally for racing. Half of the time I don't bother turning on the wipers.

Enjoy your trip! Hope this helps!
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