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Old 26th July 2016, 10:26   #451
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There is a German car group called Deutsche Dash Touring (DDT) where we organise drives / meets.
Hey Karan!

Just went through your complete thread, and I know you have heard this quite a lot of times already, but man! I am impressed. Great car and rad mods

I too would like to be a part of Deutsche Dash Touring, I'd love to come for these amazing drives!

Do keep us all posted with the details of your car. You have got quite a lot of us hooked

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Hey Karan!

Just went through your complete thread, and I know you have heard this quite a lot of times already, but man! I am impressed. Great car and rad mods

I too would like to be a part of Deutsche Dash Touring, I'd love to come for these amazing drives!

Do keep us all posted with the details of your car. You have got quite a lot of us hooked

Luv.
Hey, Thank You

The next DDT Drive is tentatively planned for late August, shall keep you posted
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Thanks for your appreciation



Well, in fact Petrols should be more reliable IMO. But thats a debatable topic.

Coming to the fuel to be used, 328i runs on regular fuel without issues. But i put 97 after every alternate tank fill or sometimes if im passing the 97 bunk i tank it up (Just because i want to not that i have to). In fact the M5 can also run on regular fuel. So dont put down your petrol BMW dreams so soon
Actually, I've had a lot of issues with regular petrol on trackdays, always get drivetrain errors and its because the engine starts knocking badly at high revs. I've switched completely to 97 only now and no problems.
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Actually, I've had a lot of issues with regular petrol on trackdays, always get drivetrain errors and its because the engine starts knocking badly at high revs. I've switched completely to 97 only now and no problems.
Interestingly i have never faced such issues with regular fuel, but at the same time i haven't had the opportunity to take my 3'er on the track
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So today is 328's birthday & it's shining bright like its just out of showroom;

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And it happens to be my birthday too

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So today is 328's birthday & it's shining bright like its just out of showroom;


And it happens to be my birthday too
Wish you many more Happy returns of the day Karan.
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So today is 328's birthday & it's shining bright like its just out of showroom;

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And it happens to be my birthday too

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Nice car, nice cake!

Wishing you a good year ahead
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Happy birthday to you and the Bimmer, Karan!
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Wish you a very happy birthday Karan.

And also a year of many more great video reviews.
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Happy birthday to you and to your car, Karan. Next year, cake must be in the design of your alloys.
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Wish you many more Happy returns of the day Karan.

Thank You for the wishes.

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Nice car, nice cake!



Wishing you a good year ahead

Thanks for the wishes. Yes for a car guy the cake was truly an inspirational one

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Happy birthday to you and the Bimmer, Karan!

Thanks !

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Wish you a very happy birthday Karan.



And also a year of many more great video reviews.

Thank You sam for the kind wishes.

Yes more videos are planned in the coming weeks


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Happy birthday to you and to your car, Karan. Next year, cake must be in the design of your alloys.

Thank You CGB, haha well style 397 is a beautiful design indeed & in the form of a cake it would be irresistible then.

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Old 28th August 2016, 20:48   #462
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Had planned a German Car Drive today morning to NH8;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472397425.716287.jpg

^ The line up from L to R - BMW 530d, Audi A6 3L TDi (R32_GTR), F30 320d (Akki_5), F30 320d (bhp), Octavia 1.8 TSi (vvb8530), A4 3L TDi (Platzdaturbo), 530d M-Sport (kedarwalke), 328i (myself), Laura 2L TDi (lamborghini), F30 320d M-Sport (amit). So out of the 10 cars, 9 were BHPians

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^ In continuation of my earlier post, some more pics from last Sundays drive;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472749738.434692.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472749758.174984.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472749903.849596.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472749919.091420.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750928.975015.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472749976.778946.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750006.021158.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750068.114588.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750139.310154.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750421.105489.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472751066.426375.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750283.911938.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750489.715429.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750459.149562.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750519.195206.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750559.733310.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1472750574.957516.jpg

This was one of our most successful drives as out of the 10 cars 9 BHP'ians had participated

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My 1st Experience at 3M Car Care;

This is the 1st time i visited 3M Car care & the service described here is a Car Wash (Foam).

Total Charges: Rs 560/-

Total Duration: 1.5 Hours

Total Labour: 2-3 people

The car had been doing a lot of National Highway runs lately and hence i thought to take it to a proper well deserved wash to 3M Car Care.

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261495.858350.jpg

As you can see the car had a lot of dead flies/insects all over the front;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261513.341070.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261525.305797.jpg

Even though it is an exterior treatment they do thoroughly do a vacuuming of the interior;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261544.447712.jpg

Even the cupholders & other cubby holes;

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Boot;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261575.655222.jpg

A before shot of the Engine Bay;

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Engine Bay (After)

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261620.891857.jpg

Then the curtains were closed for the high pressure water spray;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261641.752725.jpg

It was a Karcher & was simply relentless on the dirt;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261662.911969.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261686.792674.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261716.466270.jpg

3M Soap Concentrate;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261728.595455.jpg

The next sight is a joy to behold for any car enthusiast when the foam is being sprayed on to the car;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261743.825112.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261768.348926.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261783.742234.jpg

WoW

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261802.616409.jpg

A lot of scrubbing with the help of a sponge;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261822.860444.jpg

Wash again;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261843.355091.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261856.309186.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261866.291028.jpg

The Final Result;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261915.424151.jpg
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261882.524502.jpg

The tar was not completely removed (as you can see around the lower part of the rear bumper) & will need a detailing job post rains;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261893.613583.jpg

A Parting Shot;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1473261950.298525.jpg

The boys worked really hard & i was really impressed with the VFM of this wash & i'd like to repeat 2-3 people working on the car continuously for about 1.5 hours & all this for only Rs 560/-

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Hi Couper,

+66HP & +95 NM sounds delicious no doubt, but seems like an aggressive map (more like Stage 2)

Another positive is that it includes 2 year warranty (also not sure how it will be covered in India)

Though this company is fairly experienced at this (born in 2008) i suggest you can look at options who have been there longer in this business like AC Schitzer or Hartge or even Steinbauer
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Thanks for the response Karan... The only reason I was considering this options is because of the 2 year warranty tag... I will also lookup the other options suggested...

Thanks again...
Ok guys I bit the bullet for the team.

After a lot of deliberation and even more research, I went ahead and procured the RaceChip Ultimate for my 328i. It arrived about two weeks ago but was able to install it only recently.
The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-20160825_143606.jpg

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The install instructions were quite detailed and thus the DIY job was pretty simple.
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Double checked all the connections and cranked the engine... Viola no errors on the console. Did the stop-start routine an few times and after confirming that the install was error free , i called it a night.

The next day (early in the morning ) i took her out for a test drive and after an initial warm up, let her rip on the open stretch close to my home. The fear of stray cattle prevented me from doing a proper lead foot drive, but the initial results left me baffled.

She now pulls like a stud on steroids. Boy oh boy, i am floored. My initial observations

1) A definite increase in horse power and low rpm torque
2) improved response on the throttle
3) i am yet to ascertain the improvement in mileage but under normal driving conditions (eco-pro mode) looks like there is marginal improvement in the fuel economy.

I will take her out onto the ORR this sunday and check out the maximum potential of the chip.
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