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Old 31st January 2019, 23:50   #526
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Default Re: The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Mo

Earlier this week had taken the 328i for a worktrip to Pune.

The expressway was pretty empty and was good fun to drive;

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1st visit was around Pimpri industrial area, after completing it around 3pm'ish i reached for a late lunch/snack at the famous Wadeshwar in Kalyani Nagar area;

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By early evening reached Hyatt regency for a dinner meet;

The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module-img_20190128_170812.jpg

Left for Mumbai around 8:45 pm & again by the time i reached the Expressway i got a dream run towards Mumbai with very less traffic, was really rewarding

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Reached back home in my car park just before 11pm

The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module-img_20190128_225926.jpg

^ Trip Log.

Was a F-A-S-T drive hence the FE is under 10km/l, 300+ kms Mumbai - Pune - Mumbai with internal city commute & still under 6 hours of engine time.

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Old 6th February 2019, 15:27   #527
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Default High Octane !

Since mid last year my car has been running on High Octane Fuel;

- Speed 97 (about 5-6 Tankfulls)
- Power 99 (2 Tankfulls)

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These fuels surely boosted performance & economy.

BUT, these fuel pumps are not located around my residence & hence its too inconvenient to plan my trip according to refills to maintain continuity.

As previously the car even after the mods was running well on regular fuel hence will be switching back to regular fuel now

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Old 9th February 2019, 13:11   #528
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Default Re: The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Mo

In continuation of my above post i have now switched to Shell V Power as a transition;

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Old 25th February 2019, 21:50   #529
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Recently the F30 was sharing garage space with a very tall German;

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Read more about this ^ here;

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...s-amg-g63.html (Video Review: 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63)

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Default Re: The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Mo

Just finished reading the thread.
This would be the second entire thread of yours that I have completed (first being the e46 thread).
The writing style and abundance of photographs and regular updates sure make your threads a really good read.
I must say that both the Bimmers have found a nice and passionate owner and I look forward to all the updates on both of them.
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Default Re: The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Mo

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Just finished reading the thread.

This would be the second entire thread of yours that I have completed (first being the e46 thread).


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The writing style and abundance of photographs and regular updates sure make your threads a really good read.
Photographs are always helpful to relate to the post, track the recent activity & keep the interest alive for viewers.

Plus the car is not camera shy

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I must say that both the Bimmers have found a nice and passionate owner and I look forward to all the updates on both of them.
Thanks for the kind words !

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Default Worktrip to Pune;

Yesterday took the F30 for a worktrip to Pune & here are some pictures;

On the Expressway en route Pune;

The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module-img_20190323_092125.jpg

Parked at a hotel in Pune;

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Found a fun patch of mountainous road after Alandi en route Chakan;

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Passed by ARAI;

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Parked at a neat industrial area, finding shelter/shade under the truck;

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Trip Log;

The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module-img_20190323_175732.jpg

As it was a FAST drive on the expressway then Pune City traffic, driving on state highways etc the FE was under 10km/l.
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Default Re: The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Mo

It's been a pleasure to follow this thread. I love the looks of F30 and always wanted to get one which I recently managed to do

Sadly there are very few petrol BMWs on the forum so not much data about them. What has been your experience with service and spares? Oil change service costs, brake disk, pads. What's been the life of pads and disks? Also, how about spark plugs? Have you changed them yet? If so, what's the price?

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Default Re: The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Mo

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It's been a pleasure to follow this thread. I love the looks of F30 and always wanted to get one which I recently managed to do
Thanks Anand & congratulations

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Sadly there are very few petrol BMWs on the forum so not much data about them. What has been your experience with service and spares? Oil change service costs, brake disk, pads.
Average service cost for my 328i has been aprox INR 16k.

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What's been the life of pads and disks?
Aprox 20k kms for the pads, again depends on the style of driving. Note, im still running on the original brake discs.

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Also, how about spark plugs? Have you changed them yet? If so, what's the price?
YES, aprox INR 1750/Plug check the full report here;

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ml#post4527077 (The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module)
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Thanks Anand & congratulations

Average service cost for my 328i has been aprox INR 16k.

Aprox 20k kms for the pads, again depends on the style of driving. Note, im still running on the original brake discs.

YES, aprox INR 1750/Plug check the full report here;

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ml#post4527077 (The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module)

Thanks Karan! I had read and liked that post about spark plugs a while ago and surprisingly forgot!! My bad.

BTW, 17k for servicing and 1750/plug seem pretty reasonable. 20000km for pads is low! How many kilometers have you done so far to be on original discs? Have you taken BSI?

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How many kilometers have you done so far to be on original discs?
Current odo @ 34100 odd kms.

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Current odo @ 34100 odd kms.
Oh, ok. I see you started the thread in August 2012. So it's been ~5000km a year? You don't seem to be using this car much, do you?

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Oh, ok. I see you started the thread in August 2012. So it's been ~5000km a year? You don't seem to be using this car much, do you?
Trying to balance using the other cars as well, hence;
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Late Post: 34,238km Service @ BMW Infinity Workshop (27th July 2019);

It was time for the Annual service for the F30 328i. Scheduled this appointment once again with the help of BHPian, friend Maverick5490 at BMW Infinity Turbhe workshop. I arrived in the morning @ 10am;

The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module-img_20190727_100211.jpg

As its an conditional based service only brake oil change was required;

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Cleaning;

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Wash Done;

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Though the AC Filter replacement was not scheduled but still Infinity workshop was kind enough to inspect and air clean it for my car;

The ULTIMAT3- F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust, Injen Intake & Steinbauer Power Module-img_20190727_122459.jpg

12 pm, Ready to go;

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^ Total Cost of Service INR 3690 (Incl. Taxes)

Grab Handle Refurbishment Work at Orchis, Powai;

The sticky grab handles due to rubber melting in our weather conditions is a common issue in the F30 and also other BMW Fxx chassis cars.

It was about time it needed to be addressed and this work was done at Orchis who is one of the best in the business in India & also had some positive experience when they had worked on the interior of my E46;

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Material selected was artificial leather;

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Final result;

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Any plans to upgrade to new 3 or any other ?
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