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      05-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Is it just me...

So I drive the m3 only on nice weather and recently it's been once or twice a month but this has happened to me 2 times already when I pull up to the gas station I have to get out of the car to check on which side I need to put the gas in. The display does not have an arrow that tell the driver left or right
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      05-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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It sure does. Switch the on board computer in the central display to range and a little arrow points to the side with the fuel filler
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      05-07-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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It sure does. Switch the on board computer in the central display to range and a little arrow points to the side with the fuel filler
Will try messing around next time see if I can find it
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      05-07-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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So I drive the m3 only on nice weather and recently it's been once or twice a month but this has happened to me 2 times already when I pull up to the gas station I have to get out of the car to check on which side I need to put the gas in. The display does not have an arrow that tell the driver left or right
I forget sometimes. But then I just look at the other cars filling up. We're on the opposite side of the major Japanese ones
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      05-08-2013, 05:18 AM   #5
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All my german cars are on the same side, so it is easy to remember (mkV GTI & B8 A4)
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      05-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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I always use this for my cars: BeemeR=Right, Lexus=Left.
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Drive it more often...
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      05-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
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As in most things about this car, except the Nav, BMW does it right!
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      05-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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So I drive the m3 only on nice weather and recently it's been once or twice a month but this has happened to me 2 times already when I pull up to the gas station I have to get out of the car to check on which side I need to put the gas in. The display does not have an arrow that tell the driver left or right
Not just you.

For the last six days, my E93 has been at the dealer having a roof-lock mechanism replaced. I had a 2013 328i loaner, and went to put fuel in it yesterday before returning it. Noticed right away that there was the arrow icon on the fuel gauge. Then thought, "I don't have that on my M3." Of course, had to take the M3 to refuel immediately (because it was twenty miles since the last fill-up) and noticed that there is no arrow indicator.

Maybe we need a grease pencil...


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      05-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #10
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first world problems. You'll live.

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      05-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #11
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first world problems. You'll live.

But I had to THINK about it! Oh, noooooo!

Would have been so much easier if a servant had driven the car to get it refueled!

LOL


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All my german cars are on the same side, so it is easy to remember (mkV GTI & B8 A4)
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      05-08-2013, 01:34 PM   #13
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Drive it more often...
I will as soon as these showers stop . I was really looking forward to take the car to track but its been cancelled the last 2 months because of rain they only do it once a month here
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      05-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #14
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Based on my experience, i believe all german cars are on the right side and all japanese cars are on the left. No clue about US/UK cars.
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Um, my old Nissan Z had the fuel filler on the right side!
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      05-08-2013, 02:13 PM   #16
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the jaguar xj6 clearly had the best solution: one on each side,filled separately-

From wikipedia-
"An unusual feature, inherited from the Jaguar Mark X, was the provision of twin fuel tanks, positioned on each side of the boot / trunk, and filled using two separately lockable filler caps: one on the top of each wing above the rear wheel arches"

how convenient is that? you're always half-right (or half-wrong for the pessimists)
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But I had to THINK about it! Oh, noooooo!

Would have been so much easier if a servant had driven the car to get it refueled!

LOL


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I will as soon as these showers stop . I was really looking forward to take the car to track but its been cancelled the last 2 months because of rain they only do it once a month here
rain canceled track days for last two months, therefore can't drive M3, must take alternate bad-weather vehicle.

man, you life is just ruined by all these first world problems, huh? sucks to be you.
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      05-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #19
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In Germany they drive on the right side of the road so the fuel filler is on the right. In Japan they drive on the left so fuel filler on the left. This rule applies for the most part with some exceptions. The reason is, if you are out of gas on the side of the road, when you go to pour gas you are not in harms way
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In Germany they drive on the right side of the road so the fuel filler is on the right. In Japan they drive on the left so fuel filler on the left. This rule applies for the most part with some exceptions. The reason is, if you are out of gas on the side of the road, when you go to pour gas you are not in harms way
Oh, thanks for confusing issues with facts.

Now we'll not have any fun about this.


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      05-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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I stopped reading after the first 9 words because I was annoyed....

Then I read the rest and became more annoyed.

My father typically forgets what side the gas tank is on in his M5. ....but he also has 6 other cars. What's your excuse?

LOL just remember man.
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I don't think you'll have any more problems with that after this post.
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