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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Also delivered in December 2007, my 328i has been...

Also delivered in December 2007, my 328i has been surprisingly unreliable, considering that the 328i is supposed to be one of the most reliable BMW models, and considering how little my car is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I use jack stands -- and I have had a hydraulic...

I use jack stands -- and I have had a hydraulic jack fail after lifting a car. Definitely get real jack stands.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By Bob Shiftright
NY to MD not exactly what I would call a long...

NY to MD not exactly what I would call a long drive.

Some years ago, I commuted from the NYC area (NJ 'burbs) to the DC area weekly. There are a number of people who work in DC for a couple of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By Bob Shiftright
There are many cars that have four wheel bolts...

There are many cars that have four wheel bolts from the factory and some have three. (Yes, I know. They were designed for 4 bolts or 3 bolts.)

Look around in your trunk or the car's tool kit. If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I suppose you could, but how much is your time...

I suppose you could, but how much is your time worth? I used to do my own oil changes. I now take my cars to indys for oil changes. I supply the oil and filter. They supply the lift and labor, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I just had about a $3000 extended warranty claim...

I just had about a $3000 extended warranty claim (today). The ABS pump was replaced and there were a couple of other issues.

19,000 miles and change. It's a BMW, not a Toyota....

I still plan...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW replaced the leather seat cover on mine under...

BMW replaced the leather seat cover on mine under the original warranty for premature wear. My car, like yours, had very low mileage at the time.

The replacement cover has held up fine, over a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Bob Shiftright
You can reset the service reminders yourself. (I...

You can reset the service reminders yourself. (I found about this when my dealer forgot to do the reset some years ago.)

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51049&highlight=reset
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ditto. My 328i has been surprisingly...

Ditto.

My 328i has been surprisingly unreliable, considering that the 328i is supposed to be one of the most reliable BMW models, and considering how little my car is driven. (I blame Oktoberfest,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Dude... I don't know how OP could...

Dude...



I don't know how OP could possibly abuse a BMW's brakes enough in NYC to warp the rotors. And still stay out of jail. (Unless he's the Mayor!)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How do they claim that you managed to warp the...

How do they claim that you managed to warp the rotors? I thought NYC just lowered its speed limit from 30MPH to 25MPH. It's hard to believe that you could heat up a BMW's rotors enough to warp them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I haven't heard of any insurance company that...

I haven't heard of any insurance company that offers a stick-shift discount. I can think of more than a few reasons why they should, but they don't. (With maybe 5.1% of new car sales with stick...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Fun?

Fun?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The person at the dealership who posts the ads...

The person at the dealership who posts the ads probably isn't the most knowledgeable member of the dealer's sales staff. It's drudge work and nobody wants to do it.

In 2014 the vast majority of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Color me "skeptical". A car should still smell...

Color me "skeptical". A car should still smell new during the first 90 days. I hate to say this, but my E91 has actually been worse than my Porsche From Hell was. (Hate to say it, because the BMW is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Bob Shiftright
You can always live in your car, but you can't...

You can always live in your car, but you can't drive your house!

@ 15/hr, (250 annual work days x 8 hr x $15 = $30000). Even for most car enthusiasts, spending 60% of one's annual gross income...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How old is he?

How old is he?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I ordered the spare plastic wallet key (which has...

I ordered the spare plastic wallet key (which has an electronic chip and will start the car with an adapter) from my dealer and they didn't need to see the car, just the registration. I don't know...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By Bob Shiftright
... $1000 for a shopping cart ding (it was next...

... $1000 for a shopping cart ding (it was next to a seam so PDR couldn't fix it). The ding was so small that it wouldn't have resulted in a charge if the car had been a lease. (But I could see it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you took it to "a national oil change...

If you took it to "a national oil change chain"... I wouldn't let them anywhere near my car. Yes, it is actually possible to screw up an oil change on a BMW -- with disastrous consequences.



+1...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 965
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Terrible, terrible story. Does anyone...

Terrible, terrible story.

Does anyone recognize the car/owner?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I'm not. The electronics of the current BMW crop...

I'm not. The electronics of the current BMW crop is conservatively 10 times as complicated as dad's 2002 and Bavaria.

The F31 is completely off my radar screen because of the lack of a manual...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 05-22-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 34,079
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Could you please change my username to Bob...

Could you please change my username to Bob Shiftright as that's what I'm using on the other forum?

Thanks!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I have 203K on my Volvo's clutch and...

I have 203K on my Volvo's clutch and transmission. I doubt the BMW's clutch will last that long because of the clutch delay valve. But I doubt that I will keep it as long as the Volvo. I have had few...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Aren't you in the trade? I thought the...

Aren't you in the trade? I thought the independent shop's trade discount was generally about 30%. Looking over the parts guys' shoulders over the years, I've gotten the impression that the dealer...
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