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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Tom K.
I've always had good results with Stabil. ...

I've always had good results with Stabil.

http://www******eagle.com/brands/sta-bil

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,759
Posted By Tom K.
I hope this helps the OP - who hasn't posted...

I hope this helps the OP - who hasn't posted anything in over 2 years.

Tom
Forum: General BMW 10-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Tom K.
As I use my car less than 50% for business, IRS...

As I use my car less than 50% for business, IRS limits the depreciation - although it is front loaded for the first few years and depreciation is allocated over more than 5 years.

My E46 328i...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Tom K.
Another consideration is the type of tire,...

Another consideration is the type of tire, inflation pressures and, especially, amount of tread remaining.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tom K.
I'm about 10 miles north of the White House and...

I'm about 10 miles north of the White House and did the summer~winter thing for a number of years on my RWD E46 328i. With the miniscule amount of snow we normally get (last winter was the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tom K.
Also, a couple of the Bimmers I've owned will...

Also, a couple of the Bimmers I've owned will only put heat out of the dash vents if the temp was set at maximum (84o). I find the most effect method of heating the car is to simply push the AUTO...
Forum: General BMW 09-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Tom K.
After purchasing my '07 E91 in VA in 2010, I paid...

After purchasing my '07 E91 in VA in 2010, I paid MD state tax of 6% on the negotiated used car price less my trade in. Also, a MD safety inspection (about $80) was required. I would assume that a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Tom K.
The battery will work, but the charging rate will...

The battery will work, but the charging rate will probably not be correct until it is properly registered. Over time this could result in electrical problems.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By Tom K.
Great car - enjoy! I found my '07 MT E91 in...

Great car - enjoy!

I found my '07 MT E91 in 2010 and have been enjoying it ever since. It came loaded with virtually everything except the ZSP, but given the condition of our DC area roads, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Tom K.
I seriously doubt it was anything other than a...

I seriously doubt it was anything other than a placebo effect as the 328i motor is tuned for 91 octane.

What I did notice when touring the Maritimes last year in my Boxster (recommended 93...
Forum: General BMW 09-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Tom K.
While realizing that you have asked about later...

While realizing that you have asked about later model Bimmers, I have it on my 2007 328i E91 - purchased used as I would not order Active Steering.

Initially, it was somewhat disconcerting as my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Tom K.
I found a slow leak in a RFT 2 years ago and...

I found a slow leak in a RFT 2 years ago and refilled it so that it was never run below 30 lbs. (I carry a compressor for just this reason).

It was plugged by a tire shop and has lost no air in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Tom K.
Gas Cap tether

A it did on my E46, the rubber thingy which holds the gas cap to the car has broken. Tisher does not list it as a separate part and I don't need a new gas cap (assuming the tether is included). ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Tom K.
It is calling for a state or local safety...

It is calling for a state or local safety inspection. If your state/locality doesn't require this, then your car was originally titled in a jurisdiction which does - so you can ignore it. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Tom K.
1. To allow for trunk & rear seat loading. 2....

1. To allow for trunk & rear seat loading.
2. To reduce the chances for over steer in a car with 50/50 weight distribution.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Tom K.
And were they Pole Position RE050A summer run...

And were they Pole Position RE050A summer run flats, S-04 summer go flats, RE960AS all season run flats, RE960AS all season go flats or RE970AS all seasons?

These tires may have very different...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Tom K.
Zymöl Treat has done a great job preserving the...

Zymöl Treat has done a great job preserving the leather for multiple Bimmers I've owned.

As far as I can recall, M-Sport has nothing to do with leather, but the Premium Package has always...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By Tom K.
What they said. Also, replacing the...

What they said.

Also, replacing the transmission fluid with the appropriate Red Line product should result in better shifting. OP, you do have a proper 6 speed MT, don't you?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By Tom K.
Don't forget that your AWD adds about 200 lbs.. ...

Don't forget that your AWD adds about 200 lbs.. My RWD '07 wagon weighs about the same as your sedan and normally gets a true 28~29 highway mpg. Also the dash computer in my car is about 3%...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By Tom K.
Assuming OP has a MT, upshift at around...

Assuming OP has a MT, upshift at around 2,500~3,000 rpms. As the power/mileage increase with premium fuel is only about 5 or 6%, it makes economic sense to fill with 87 octane much of the time, as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tom K.
Which Mobil 1? The 0w40 is approved by BMW, but...

Which Mobil 1? The 0w40 is approved by BMW, but the 5w30 is not.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Tom K.
If you have 16" wheels, I don't believe the Eagle...

If you have 16" wheels, I don't believe the Eagle GT will fit. Tire Rack lists them only for 17" and larger wheels and the link you provided to Goodyear indicates that they do not have the GT in a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Tom K.
(1) When that and some other odd electrical...

(1) When that and some other odd electrical issues began occurring on my '07 E01, the problem turned out to be an intermittently bad IBS unit which was causing an overcharge. The original battery...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Tom K.
It is plug and play. But there is no guarantee...

It is plug and play. But there is no guarantee it will work in your car unless you spring for the $200 OEM DVD from a dealer.

I bought the 2011 update for my 2007 E91 from my dealer three years...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Tom K.
And you are also overdue for a state/local safety...

And you are also overdue for a state/local safety inspection.

All this stuff is found on pp. 77~78 of the 2007 manual which may be downloaded from BMWUSA.

Tom
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