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Post by Jon P » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Goon wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:54 pm
The front number plate is held on with 7 screws!! So when you remove it and the base the bumper looks like someone has fired a shotgun at it. Not pretty.
Just as well the number plate covers it up then. Lol
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Post by godzilla » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:17 pm

Not on mine it’s not. Double sided tape, no holes. I’ve used Gorilla tape to secure my new “M14O xx” plate on; I hope that won’t pull the paint off if I ever need to replace them...


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Post by Menace » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:07 am

godzilla wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:17 pm
Not on mine it’s not. Double sided tape, no holes. I’ve used Gorilla tape to secure my new “M14O xx” plate on; I hope that won’t pull the paint off if I ever need to replace them...


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I think there was someone on here who removed their plate (may have been a spoiler) after securing with gorilla tape and did just that - removed paint. I’d opt for the fishing line technique plus loads of lubricant if you decide to remove in the future.
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Post by rjm135i » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm

The M140i Shadow Edition, when you quickly drop into manual using the flappy paddles (on the 8 speed Auto obs) then want to do back into drive. I used to flap the gear stick over to the left and back right.

In the M140i pull and hold the right hand + gear shifter for 1 second. Car goes back into drive. AS long as you haven't flipped the gear stick into M/S

Happy moment for me. My 2011 VW Scirocco did this and thank godness BMW have done this now (Even if they haven't told anyone)

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Post by LadyBayImp » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm

rjm135i wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm
The M140i Shadow Edition, when you quickly drop into manual using the flappy paddles (on the 8 speed Auto obs) then want to do back into drive. I used to flap the gear stick over to the left and back right.

In the M140i pull and hold the right hand + gear shifter for 1 second. Car goes back into drive. AS long as you haven't flipped the gear stick into M/S
If you’re impatient like me, you can hold the right paddle and immediately flip the left and it goes straight into D - no waiting >1s :D
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Post by rjm135i » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:06 pm

LadyBayImp wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm
rjm135i wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm
The M140i Shadow Edition, when you quickly drop into manual using the flappy paddles (on the 8 speed Auto obs) then want to do back into drive. I used to flap the gear stick over to the left and back right.

In the M140i pull and hold the right hand + gear shifter for 1 second. Car goes back into drive. AS long as you haven't flipped the gear stick into M/S
If you’re impatient like me, you can hold the right paddle and immediately flip the left and it goes straight into D - no waiting >1s :D
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Post by Mkj » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:30 pm

Found out today that a hard press of the cruise control switch increases by increments of 5 mph

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Post by GeeDee » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Mkj wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Found out today that a hard press of the cruise control switch increases by increments of 5 mph
Same with the limiter.
LadyBayImp wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm
rjm135i wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm
The M140i Shadow Edition, when you quickly drop into manual using the flappy paddles (on the 8 speed Auto obs) then want to do back into drive. I used to flap the gear stick over to the left and back right.

In the M140i pull and hold the right hand + gear shifter for 1 second. Car goes back into drive. AS long as you haven't flipped the gear stick into M/S
If you’re impatient like me, you can hold the right paddle and immediately flip the left and it goes straight into D - no waiting >1s :D
I have a Pre LCI auto and none of that works for me. Are you sure that the box isn't just reverting back to D in the normal course of events and holding in the paddles just co-incides with D after a few seconds?
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Post by SilverSport » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:33 pm

GeeDee wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Mkj wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Found out today that a hard press of the cruise control switch increases by increments of 5 mph
Same with the limiter.
LadyBayImp wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm
rjm135i wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm
The M140i Shadow Edition, when you quickly drop into manual using the flappy paddles (on the 8 speed Auto obs) then want to do back into drive. I used to flap the gear stick over to the left and back right.

In the M140i pull and hold the right hand + gear shifter for 1 second. Car goes back into drive. AS long as you haven't flipped the gear stick into M/S
If you’re impatient like me, you can hold the right paddle and immediately flip the left and it goes straight into D - no waiting >1s :D
I have a Pre LCI auto and none of that works for me. Are you sure that the box isn't just reverting back to D in the normal course of events and holding in the paddles just co-incides with D after a few seconds?
No. I thought the same on my M140i to start with, but it definitely does do it when holding the right-hand paddle. 8)
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Re: WOW, I did not know that...

Post by rjm135i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:48 pm

GeeDee wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Mkj wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Found out today that a hard press of the cruise control switch increases by increments of 5 mph
Same with the limiter.
LadyBayImp wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm
rjm135i wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm
The M140i Shadow Edition, when you quickly drop into manual using the flappy paddles (on the 8 speed Auto obs) then want to do back into drive. I used to flap the gear stick over to the left and back right.

In the M140i pull and hold the right hand + gear shifter for 1 second. Car goes back into drive. AS long as you haven't flipped the gear stick into M/S
If you’re impatient like me, you can hold the right paddle and immediately flip the left and it goes straight into D - no waiting >1s :D
I have a Pre LCI auto and none of that works for me. Are you sure that the box isn't just reverting back to D in the normal course of events and holding in the paddles just co-incides with D after a few seconds?
Never had this on my PRE LCI M135i. Can't comment on the M140i vs. M140i LCI2. Let me know!

Mine does go into D when you press and hold specifically. It normally takes a fair amount of time otherwise in my experience (well longer than you want usually!).

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Post by rjm135i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Mkj wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Found out today that a hard press of the cruise control switch increases by increments of 5 mph
So much of this isn't communicated by BMW. My dad told me this many years ago when I learnt how to drive on a private road in an E60 530d.

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Post by blackbat118i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:58 pm

Hey ho!....If the hazard lights are on when parked up and you try folding the mirrors in using the double lock and hold method on your keys, the mirrors remain sticking out as the hazards end up overriding them!


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Post by rob_65 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:04 pm

blackbat118i wrote:Hey ho!....If the hazard lights are on when parked up and you try folding the mirrors in using the double lock and hold method on your keys, the mirrors remain sticking out as the hazards end up overriding them!


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Re: WOW, I did not know that...

Post by topuphere666 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:00 pm

That there is a leather knee pad to rest against!!

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Post by Iany » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:46 pm

topuphere666 wrote:That there is a leather knee pad to rest against!!

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