E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Residual heat REST.



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
v6turbo
Private First Class
United_States
4
Rep
194
Posts

 
Drives: '87 Buick GN, '06 330i jet blk
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335BOY View Post
That and heated steering wheel could be the greatest inventions/options of all time!!
^^^^ got that right!
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #24
GoRomeo
Colonel
GoRomeo's Avatar
26
Rep
2,367
Posts

 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [2.83]
Who cares about the heated steering wheel here in Sunny San Diego ...
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #25
ShenValBimmer
New Member
ShenValBimmer's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
16
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 e90 335i
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Harrisonburg, VA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 e90 335i  [0.00]
Looking forward to giving it a try here in VA. Cool feature .
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #26
Ross328i
Private First Class
4
Rep
159
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328i 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Birmingham, AL

iTrader: (2)

Just used it yesterday. Perfect for when I pick up my 2 yr old daughter, keeps it nice and cozy in there for her. Dropped into the 20s last night.

One thing to note is it won't activate unless the outside temp is below a certain degree, but I can't remember what it is.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #27
Cyanide72
Private
Canada
0
Rep
93
Posts

 
Drives: '09 328i
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross328i View Post
One thing to note is it won't activate unless the outside temp is below a certain degree, but I can't remember what it is.
25C or 77F

It's a fantastic feature and I've been using it a lot lately as it's been cold here. However, I was not aware you could leave the car with it running, must give it a try sometime.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #28
Andy328i
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
32
Posts

 
Drives: '08 328i Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Works GREAT when getting gas in the cold - keeps the interior warm when the motor has to be off!
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 02:31 PM   #29
catcher22
First Lieutenant
5
Rep
362
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (1)

I used it the other day and it's a nice feature. It was however below freezing outside and the fan was on medium/high when I got in the car.

How much battery does this thing really use? I'm afraid to use it too often because of battery life.

Just replaced the battery this year and don't want to have to replace it again for at least another 5 years.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #30
upstatedoc
Drone Expert
upstatedoc's Avatar
52
Rep
1,594
Posts

 
Drives: '09 BMW 328ix
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (1)

Just used this today for the first time this season.
__________________
2014 S.S. P938 Nightmare
2014 Dodge Durango R/T //Diablosports Tuning
2009 E90 N51 /Active Autowerke Stage 2 tune/BMW Performance Exhaust/
1993 Honda Nighthawk 750
Countermeasure enthusiast.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #31
Andy328i
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
32
Posts

 
Drives: '08 328i Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by catcher22 View Post
I used it the other day and it's a nice feature. It was however below freezing outside and the fan was on medium/high when I got in the car.

How much battery does this thing really use? I'm afraid to use it too often because of battery life.

Just replaced the battery this year and don't want to have to replace it again for at least another 5 years.
I am guessing the only thing "on" would be the fan (blowing the residual heat from the motor). For the short time you use it, I can't see it draining too much from the battery.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #32
tony20009
Brigadier General
tony20009's Avatar
United_States
131
Rep
4,599
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i - Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by v6turbo View Post
How great is the residual heat feature, first cold day here in the south, had to go in some place for a while and decided to try it out. Came back out to the car after about 20 min and the interior was still warm. Think I will be using this quite a bit this winter.
Well, yes, the feature does work as advertised.

Parking in the sun also works, even more so if you slide back the sunroof visor.

It's probably my favorite feature that didn't make it into the LCI version of the car...along with the flashlight.

All the best.
__________________
Cheers,
Tony

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed

Last edited by tony20009; 12-12-2013 at 03:01 PM.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #33
AllBlackBimmer
Lieutenant Colonel
AllBlackBimmer's Avatar
44
Rep
1,571
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 328i E90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central PA area

iTrader: (0)

Great feature.

However, I am surprised they didnt do a better job at "naming" it.

I mean, looking at the button, you would never assume "oh. hey, I can hit this button AFTER i turn my car off, and a small fan will blow warm air from the engines heat to keep my car warm"... i don't think "REST" spells that out, expeically when most people probably think it is to re-set their climate control
__________________
2008 328i E90 Jet Black:6MT:Premium:Sport:Walnut/Black interior:Xenon:MTEC V3 AEs:19" Beyern Mesh:35% Tint:Blacklines:OEM Front Splitters

Last edited by AllBlackBimmer; 12-12-2013 at 11:16 PM.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 04:07 PM   #34
Andy328i
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
32
Posts

 
Drives: '08 328i Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AllBlackBimmer View Post
Great feature.

However, I am surprised they didnt do a better job at "naming" it.

I mean, looking at the button, you would never assume "oh. hey, I can hit this button AFTER i turn my car off, and a small fan will blow warm air from the engines heat to keep my car warm"... i don't think "RESET" spells that out, expeically when most people probably think it is to re-set their climate control
Bet it translates better in German?
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 04:37 PM   #35
gray boy
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
48
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 328ix
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: south of east

iTrader: (0)

havent tried it because i thought it required the cold package
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #36
Efthreeoh
Brigadier General
United_States
51
Rep
3,723
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy328i View Post
I am guessing the only thing "on" would be the fan (blowing the residual heat from the motor). For the short time you use it, I can't see it draining too much from the battery.
It runs the blower and water pump. But it will shut off if the battery gets too low, or if the water temperature drops off heat.
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #37
Efthreeoh
Brigadier General
United_States
51
Rep
3,723
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AllBlackBimmer View Post
Great feature.

However, I am surprised they didnt do a better job at "naming" it.

I mean, looking at the button, you would never assume "oh. hey, I can hit this button AFTER i turn my car off, and a small fan will blow warm air from the engines heat to keep my car warm"... i don't think "RESET" spells that out, expeically when most people probably think it is to re-set their climate control
That's why the car comes with an owners manual, to explain stuff like that...
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #38
e90Mark
Captain
e90Mark's Avatar
Philippines
8
Rep
709
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 BMW 335xi
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Warren, MI

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335xi  [5.00]
So that's what that button is. Good to know!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #39
tony20009
Brigadier General
tony20009's Avatar
United_States
131
Rep
4,599
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i - Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AllBlackBimmer View Post
Great feature.

However, I am surprised they didnt do a better job at "naming" it.

I mean, looking at the button, you would never assume "oh. hey, I can hit this button AFTER i turn my car off, and a small fan will blow warm air from the engines heat to keep my car warm"... i don't think "RESET" spells that out, expeically when most people probably think it is to re-set their climate control
+1

Not to poke at you, but I think it translates pretty well. The control looks like it suggests it provides heat when the car is at rest. That's exactly what it is. But I know too that that's not a feature most folks would expect to find...which, of course, is why they should have left it there. LOL.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Efthreeoh View Post
That's why the car comes with an owners manual, to explain stuff like that...
Well, now, I can't fault that logic. LOL.

All the best.
__________________
Cheers,
Tony

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #40
GoRomeo
Colonel
GoRomeo's Avatar
26
Rep
2,367
Posts

 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [2.83]
Guys if your battery is weak REST feature will not work. FYI
Appreciate 0
      12-12-2013, 11:25 PM   #41
MGT81
Lieutenant
Canada
7
Rep
452
Posts

 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Calgary

iTrader: (0)

I have it but I always worry that it'll kill or run down the battery. I'm pretty sure that my 2008 is on its original battery. I should use it though. It's -20 right now.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST