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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Thunder Dump
Can't speak for Canada but in the US dealers for...

Can't speak for Canada but in the US dealers for any make are under no obligation to do any warranty work or recall work--even if safety related--on a salvage title vehicle.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,344
Posted By Thunder Dump
What functionality does this have over the...

What functionality does this have over the numerous "Find My Car" smartphone apps out there that (a) are free, or less than $2.99, and (b) don't require any additional hardware beyond a smartphone? ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Thunder Dump
That was done away with from mid-2009 on during...

That was done away with from mid-2009 on during the LCI refresh (along with the 'Smoker's option' ashtray in the front console).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,948
Posted By Thunder Dump
Got my letter today but in big bold print it says...

Got my letter today but in big bold print it says they don't have the parts in yet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Thunder Dump
Congrats! Hopefully like Zooks you'll still hang...

Congrats! Hopefully like Zooks you'll still hang out with the steerage down here.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 175,588
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is incorrect. From the manual: "The...

This is incorrect. From the manual:

"The retractable hardtop cannot be moved at temperatures below +14F / -10C. A message appears on the Control Display"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Thunder Dump
:rofl::rofl::slap:

:rofl::rofl::slap:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is not true. You can absolutely lock the...

This is not true. You can absolutely lock the key fob inside the car with CA. As Zooks pointed out, for security reasons the system allows you to lock the doors with a key fob inside for personal...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is not correct. You absolutely can lock the...

This is not correct. You absolutely can lock the car mechanically with a key even if a CA keyfob is inside the car. German engineers were smart enough to program the car to know that if you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
Finally had the time to go get the replacement...

Finally had the time to go get the replacement fob and get it programmed (takes longer with Comfort Access). Total out the door = $409.

Lesson to all: When at the beach, take the metal key out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By Thunder Dump
They come back. They always come back.

They come back. They always come back.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Thunder Dump
The salmon-colored relays could definitely be...

The salmon-colored relays could definitely be wonky. They're cheap and an easy DIY fix (now that the roof is up). It might be worth it to replace them prophylactically.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.................................

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.............................. *drum roll*.......................................... still dead.

It will start the car so the immobilizer definitely came back to life but all the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
The one he got was titled "What to expect when...

The one he got was titled "What to expect when you're expecting the unexpected"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
Wait, I'm not supposed to boil the rice with it...

Wait, I'm not supposed to boil the rice with it in it? It's been simmering on low on the back burner since Sunday. I even put a little Thai Sweet Chili sauce in there because it looked so plain.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
How did you geeks hijack my thread?

How did you geeks hijack my thread?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
And so it begins its weeklong rice bath after a...

And so it begins its weeklong rice bath after a nice baptism by distilled water. I'll post the results in a week.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Thunder Dump
Also, read this thread, as I had a similar...

Also, read this thread, as I had a similar problem:

www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791364
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
And perhaps the lesson here is take only the...

And perhaps the lesson here is take only the mechanical key to the beach and lock the fob inside the car once the key is removed from it. The key can go swimming.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
Of course I have to blame her. She should have...

Of course I have to blame her. She should have known it was in my pocket. :tsk:

I'll give it a try, since it's no good now other than for starting. And I'll test the battery as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
That's what I was always told--it would start by...

That's what I was always told--it would start by design in case the battery did go dead in the remote. I don't know what year yours is but the fobs may be different. It wasn't until about a week...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
I was very careful about that. Everything was...

I was very careful about that. Everything was perfectly dry (including my hands) when I opened it. The battery door has a gasket and that was dry and everything inside was dry. Did not see any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,260
Posted By Thunder Dump
Well yes, except in cold climates you can...

Well yes, except in cold climates you can experience condensation inside the engine during start-up. Condensate will contaminate the oil, which would not happen if it was stored in plastic jugs...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,935
Posted By Thunder Dump
How to kill your E9X key fob, Atlantic Ocean edition

So last week I was on vacation in the Outer Banks, NC, and went to go swimming at a popular beach. Left all electronics in the car but forgot my key fob was in my bathing suit pocket. Got chest...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Thunder Dump
You absolutely do not need the windows up for it...

You absolutely do not need the windows up for it to work well. It improves the air turbulence both with the windows down and up. Next to the SmartTop module, which is still the #1 must-have...
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