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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Zooks527
If you bought it from Amazon (sold by or...

If you bought it from Amazon (sold by or fulfilled by) and it does not work as advertised, you can return it to them and they will pay the return shipping automatically. This does not apply if you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Zooks527
If you have an E90, there is one notable...

If you have an E90, there is one notable advantage of the iVini adapter over a typical ELM327. It's very low profile, and does not stick out of the OBD port just to the left of your foot. A...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Zooks527
Good morning. Interestingly, things fired...

Good morning.

Interestingly, things fired over faster today at -6F than it did two weeks ago at -2F. Everything's continued to hold settings and time, so there's still some hope.




Well, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Zooks527
Can motor oil catch on fire? Yes Will your...

Can motor oil catch on fire? Yes

Will your motor oil catch on fire? Very unlikely. The flash point for motor oils is above 400degF. If there's a surface around the gasketed portions of your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Zooks527
-6degF and a 6-year-old battery

The OEM battery in my car is getting a bit long in the tooth. Some data, taken at the power outlet in the center console:

-6F, 7:15 am, sitting for 13 hours, engine off: 11.75 V
-1F, 8:00 am,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Zooks527
I've passed a few emails back and forth woth the...

I've passed a few emails back and forth woth the developer over the past few days and he tells me it should work with all apps. I may give it another try.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Zooks527
Oil temperature is a FAR better indicator of the...

Oil temperature is a FAR better indicator of the engine being up to operating temperature. Water temperature lets you know the cylinder head is up to temperature. Oil temp lets you know the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Zooks527
Bavariantechnic.com cable, $179 for software and...

Bavariantechnic.com cable, $179 for software and cable for 1 car (long the "Gold Standard" for enthusiast use).

BMWhat smatphone app + iVini OBD adaptor, ~$100 for the pair (not sure if battery...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Zooks527
Seems like a dumb move on their part. I've seen...

Seems like a dumb move on their part. I've seen plenty of software that won't work without the right dongle, but I've never seen a dongle that was sold separate from the only software that uses it....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By Zooks527
Isn't it the 4-door hardtop convertible coupe...

Isn't it the 4-door hardtop convertible coupe station wagon?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Zooks527
I tried the BMWhat connector. I found it to be a...

I tried the BMWhat connector. I found it to be a bit flukey on connection with my phones (it would not connect at all to an older one and would only connect sometimes with a newer one). I also...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Zooks527
My mother snowbirds the winter away in Florida,...

My mother snowbirds the winter away in Florida, but still has a house here. I was talking to her yesterday morning, and she said she had seen the forecast and was worried about what might happen to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Zooks527
How much snow will your BMW go through?

None, when your governor, terrified that the media will pillory him for not taking some action, declares an emergency and bans travel anywhere in the state, because it's snowing in January.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By Zooks527
$460 for a starter motor and a leaking gasket? ...

$460 for a starter motor and a leaking gasket? More than fair.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Zooks527
Sure sounds right, but I would take an opinion...

Sure sounds right, but I would take an opinion from DSX, FDriller, or CWB before I'd trust mine. Mine is worth exactly what you're paying for it. ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Zooks527
8" - 10" unplowed last year, in a 2009 335i...

8" - 10" unplowed last year, in a 2009 335i xDrive coupe with WS-70 Blizzak snow tires.

Sucks mightily in anything over 1" or so unplowed if all you have is all-seasons (in my case, Continental...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Zooks527
2A82 is a VANOS malfunction code, 3100 indicates...

2A82 is a VANOS malfunction code, 3100 indicates turbo was turned off (limp mode activation).

The 3100 code would seem to be a response to the 2A82. I don't recall other people ever reporting a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Zooks527
Well, mechanical things do break. The HPFP in my...

Well, mechanical things do break. The HPFP in my daughter's Passat failed. Stuff happens.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Zooks527
It's less that I think it's a sensor issue than...

It's less that I think it's a sensor issue than seeing if you can push a response at all.

My interior mirror went squirrelly last year while the exteriors continued to operate normally. I found...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Zooks527
There's two sensors, one a small round dot on the...

There's two sensors, one a small round dot on the top center glass side, the other a square opening on the back towards the right side of the car.

With the car powered on during the daytime,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By Zooks527
I'm not sure that you would need a winter's...

I'm not sure that you would need a winter's worth, but it's always wise to have some food in the car in case you get stranded somewhere.

I remember reading somewhere that the RCMP recommends...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Zooks527
Yup, mounted on the underside of the center...

Yup, mounted on the underside of the center console cover, reachable by either the driver or passenger.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Zooks527
It would be nice if you could turn it on and off.

It would be nice if you could turn it on and off.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Zooks527
Always a pleasure to pay one back!

Always a pleasure to pay one back!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Zooks527
The time frame is a few hundred miles and the...

The time frame is a few hundred miles and the word is ADAPTIVE.

What it is:...
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