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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Tom K.
And after you make certain the tires are inflated...

And after you make certain the tires are inflated to the proper cold pressures, it would be a very good idea to reset the TPMS so a mere 2 lb. drop doesn't set it off again. (See "Tire Pressure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tom K.
Agree with the DWS - or perhaps the Bridgestone...

Agree with the DWS - or perhaps the Bridgestone Drive Guard for a RFT.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Tom K.
Spark plugs aren't called for on the 328i until...

Spark plugs aren't called for on the 328i until 100k miles, so unless it is misfiring, pass on this one.

Brake fluid absorbs moisture and should be flushed every 2 years according to BMW so it was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By Tom K.
So these tire shops said it was OK to drive with...

So these tire shops said it was OK to drive with one Bridgestone & three Pirellis?

Tom
Forum: General BMW 06-08-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Tom K.
http://www.zymol.com/zymoltreat85oz.aspx Tom

http://www.zymol.com/zymoltreat85oz.aspx

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Tom K.
Did you change keys? See your manual to save...

Did you change keys? See your manual to save your desired lock settings to the key you are now using.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By Tom K.
Not a good idea. Different construction (and...

Not a good idea. Different construction (and even different tread patterns) will often result in nasty handling surprises. Maybe if you never drive on wet roads and keep the speed under about 35...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By Tom K.
I use a local tire store (discounts to BMWCCA...

I use a local tire store (discounts to BMWCCA members) and they had no qualms about plugging the RFT when I told them it had not been driven while flat.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,418
Posted By Tom K.
If you really want go-flats, I'd recommend the...

If you really want go-flats, I'd recommend the Conti DWS. But if it's ride quality that's your main concern, you should first consider the new Bridgestone Drive Guard RFTs. The Drive Guard ride and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By Tom K.
Exactly. Which is why I carry a 12v compressor...

Exactly. Which is why I carry a 12v compressor so that the offending RFT may be inflated as necessary in order to avoid internal damage en route to a repair facility.

The last RFT puncture I had...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tom K.
I've noticed little or no difference in mpg...

I've noticed little or no difference in mpg between 87 and 93 octane with my N52 motor - perhaps because I don't push it hard enough to cause the knock sensor to retard the timing. So given the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-04-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By Tom K.
Looks like mostly W, some V and a few H sizes. ...

Looks like mostly W, some V and a few H sizes.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=DriveGuard

Tom
Forum: General BMW 06-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By Tom K.
[QUOTE=luigi524td;9114244]Previously posted - not...

[QUOTE=luigi524td;9114244]Previously posted - not enough information to give "sound" advice. ".

QUOTE]

Anyone else notice that the OP has not clarified or even replied in 3 days?

Tom
Forum: General BMW 06-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Tom K.
Unless you also know the gearing and weight, it...

Unless you also know the gearing and weight, it will be difficult to make a true comparison. But if all other things are equal, the 2nd engine should yield slightly better acceleration.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tom K.
You might consider carrying a small 12 volt...

You might consider carrying a small 12 volt compressor - mine easily fits under my wagon's rear compartment. As most punctures seem to result in a relatively slow leak, the compressor allows the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Tom K.
Congrats. Great interior! I found mine 5...

Congrats. Great interior!

I found mine 5 years ago at a local dealer. A CPO MT '07 wagon with 32k miles, loaded with everything except the ZSP. As it is a DD and the roads around here are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tom K.
My dealer recommended a valve cover replacement...

My dealer recommended a valve cover replacement nearly a year ago for $1,000. The SA agreed that since there was no burning oil smell and no measurable oil loss, I could wait to have this done. So...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tom K.
Are you guys talking about summer performance or...

Are you guys talking about summer performance or all-season RFTs? First generation or current generation RFTs? Wide or narrow RFTs? Point is that different RFTs yield different ride and handling...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By Tom K.
Then check your air pressures the old fashioned...

Then check your air pressures the old fashioned way, inflate to the psi indicated on your door jamb placard, and then have the TPMS system checked out by BMW tech.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By Tom K.
Then you need to reset your car's computer. ...

Then you need to reset your car's computer.

And then take Floyd's suggestion about a highway cruise for an hour or so at 60~65 mph.

Tin
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By Tom K.
Exactly. Tire Rack ranks them over the Pro...

Exactly.

Tire Rack ranks them over the Pro Contacts in virtually every category - and they are much cheaper. So why the hesitation?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/CompareTires.jsp

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tom K.
Pure ethanol has about 2/3rds the energy of...

Pure ethanol has about 2/3rds the energy of gasoline. And the commonly available E-10 has 10% ethanol which translates to a reduction of about 3.3% when compared to pure gasoline.

So there must...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tom K.
He's not talking about octane, he simply means...

He's not talking about octane, he simply means gas without 10% ethanol. That will yield about a 3% mpg improvement over E-10.

http://pure-gas.org/

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-24-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Tom K.
I think that was the last year the plastic...

I think that was the last year the plastic "emergency" keys were available - at least in the US. Neither my '07 wagon nor my '08 128i came with one.

I miss them. At one point, my wallet easily...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tom K.
When the thermostat failed (in the open position)...

When the thermostat failed (in the open position) on my '99 E46 328i, the gas mileage went down by about 25%.

Tom
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