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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,750
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Surprisingly my radio just started exhibiting the...

Surprisingly my radio just started exhibiting the same thing. I was wondering if you ever saw the service bulletin # in case I need to reference it with the dealer?

Thanks,
Justin
Forum: Interior 06-23-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,349
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Amazingly I still get PMs on this topic- ...

Amazingly I still get PMs on this topic- unfortunately these were sold awhile back! Good luck!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I had the same problem in my car. It turned out...

I had the same problem in my car. It turned out to be the rear sway bar had broken out of its mount.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Sounds to me like the regulator is broken. What...

Sounds to me like the regulator is broken. What does the parts dealer say constitutes "broken" in his mind?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,221
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I did the dash replacement awhile back...

I did the dash replacement awhile back (http://www.nvo.com/themaus/dashreplacement/). Took some photos of the horror. I spent the good part of a labor day weekend working on it. Taking everything...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Talking Nice reply!

Nice reply!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Here's another (related) water-in-trunk symptom I...

Here's another (related) water-in-trunk symptom I see in my car: Whenever it rains, the top of the battery cover gets a pool of water, but nowhere else in my trunk. Funny huh? I think I'll take...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Not sure how much you're looking to spend, but...

Not sure how much you're looking to spend, but the Bavarian Autosport springs are work nicely and aren't quite as harsh as other lowering springs. They lower about 1.25 inches and still have enough...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2005, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
A couple of other things you may want to check: ...

A couple of other things you may want to check:

1. Your thermostat may need replacing. Could be stuck halfway so that you don't see it when the A/C is off, but under the added stress of running...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
BMW Assist + Bluetooth Equipment

Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but I pulled the liner out of my trunk the other day and I noticed a couple shielded boxes of electronics behind the storage hole (where a spare would go)....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,148
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Where are you driving? Or do you just drive in...

Where are you driving? Or do you just drive in 3rd gear on the highway all the time? ;-)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,237
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
BTW... one more reason to stay away from...

BTW... one more reason to stay away from i-Drive... I read somewhere (can't remember) that the whole system is based on Windows XP Embedded Edition. Too bad they didn't use SuSE Linux!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,237
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Personally I hate i-Drive -- the worst thing to...

Personally I hate i-Drive -- the worst thing to happen to BMWs. No offense to others, but I own BMWs to drive well-engineered car, not to stare at onscreen techie****** while diddling a joystick! ;-)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I noticed too in the accessories catalog they...

I noticed too in the accessories catalog they have a picture of a wood trim steering wheel. That aluminum one would look better than the black plastic. They must not pass DOT certification... too...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,886
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I am more of a luddite when it comes to these new...

I am more of a luddite when it comes to these new "gee-whiz" technologies. Keyless entry is still new-fangled in my book -- coming from an 87 325es. There is something psychological about putting a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Ouch! Kill this thread now... it can only get...

Ouch! Kill this thread now... it can only get worse from here
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,614
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I'm not in the northeast, but we get nice icy...

I'm not in the northeast, but we get nice icy winters in Kansas. I plan to buy a set of winter snow tires and use them accordingly. My opinion is, if you're laying out the money for the sport...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 09-05-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 633
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Logic 7 Settings

Are there more sound stage settings for Logic 7 when you have the iDrive installed? I was fooling around with the system on my new 330i (w/o iDrive) and was disappointed that my system only has...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 09-05-2005, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I'm new to the "computerized" car era... how...

I'm new to the "computerized" car era... how exactly to they upgrade the software? I assume you have to give your car to the dealership for a day... too bad it can't just download the update via...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
What model year is your car? I know there is a...

What model year is your car? I know there is a difference in the stalk between early and late model e30s. My 87 cruise controls works differently that the newer ones. You might want to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Unless you've chipped your car, anything over 87...

Unless you've chipped your car, anything over 87 octane on these engines is a waste of money. Another thing you should look at is the air intake boot. I had similar problems on my car and when I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Not sure of your exact problem, but when I...

Not sure of your exact problem, but when I repaired the A/C on my car the expansion valve was clogged. I kept mine as an R12 system because I was told the converting to R134a on that particular...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
Sounds like a lazy installer...

Sounds like a lazy installer...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,780
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
e30 to e36 steering rack conversion

Has anybody on here installed the e36 steering rack in your e30? I've been thinking about doing this to my car as a winter project. Zionsville Autosport used to sell the kit and instructions on...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-05-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By HoffmeisterKink
I have the potenza's on my car. Great set of...

I have the potenza's on my car. Great set of tires! Definitely worth the money in my opinion. Not sure how important it is to you, but I do notice that the potenzas are not as noisy as other tires...
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