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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bob Shiftright
There are itinerant "leather repair/vinyl repair"...

There are itinerant "leather repair/vinyl repair" guys who operate out of vans and make rounds from dealer to dealer fixing the little interior stuff on their used cars. Talk to your dealer's used...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not counting gasoline, tolls, insurance, car...

Not counting gasoline, tolls, insurance, car washes/occasional detailing or that $1000 shopping cart ding....

Dunno.

I purchased the "Platinum" extended warranty. BMW covered a lot of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-24-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It takes more than 5 minutes. It takes much...

It takes more than 5 minutes.

It takes much less time than than driving to the dealer, paying them to do it (and probably strip whatever screw threads are stripable) and driving back, but it's >...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.wheelcollision.com/ ...

http://www.wheelcollision.com/

http://www.wheelcollision.com/wccsvcs.html
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Bob Shiftright
A brief search of the internet regarding Getrag...

A brief search of the internet regarding Getrag GS6-45DZ reverse gear problems:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=969546
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not sure what my indy did to look the info up. He...

Not sure what my indy did to look the info up. He is a reformed dealer tech, and may have some access to the BMW system.

Incidentally, the CTEK chargers do some diagnostics -- that's how I knew...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/OnlineDocs/Vehicles/BMW...

http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/OnlineDocs/Vehicles/BMW/Battery%20Basics.pdf

Last paragraph interesting.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=598129&d=1495320409

The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think you need to look up what battery any...

I think you need to look up what battery any individual car came with by VIN. However, my indy told me that no matter, BMW's recommendation now is to always go with an AGM on these cars. I have not...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-13-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I was appointed an estate executor and tasked...

I was appointed an estate executor and tasked with selling a retirement community condominium in the middle of the real estate meltdown. (Note to the wise. Think twice about buying in a community...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,435
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My original battery was replaced by the dealer...

My original battery was replaced by the dealer under the "courtesy" warranty program over 7 years ago. Since that time, I've been careful to use a trickle charger.

The trickle charger gave me an...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-07-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Bob Shiftright
To the OP: What (exactly) are you attempting to...

To the OP: What (exactly) are you attempting to treat? Are your lipids a little high, or very high? (Does your doctor appear shocked when he looks at your lipid profile?) Have you had DNA testing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I have not, but it's been done before and here...

I have not, but it's been done before and here are a couple of links to start...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17396

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814368
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I purchased the spare plastic "surfer's key"...

I purchased the spare plastic "surfer's key" which just has a microchip without the electronics.

The key came from BMW, it took a day or two to get, and there was no programming involved.

The...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 05-02-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By Bob Shiftright
AARP discount? (Sure looks like an M2!) ...

AARP discount?

(Sure looks like an M2!)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=596058&d=1493771908

Thinking about filling out the form and seeing what happens! (Yes, it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Speaking of screwing pooches... My original...

Speaking of screwing pooches...

My original battery was replaced by the dealer under the "courtesy" warranty program over 7 years ago. Since that time, I've been careful to use a trickle charger....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I owned a 1st year Acura TSX 6-speed manual and...

I owned a 1st year Acura TSX 6-speed manual and it was easily the most reliable car that I've ever owned.

The E91 is easily the least reliable car that I've ever purchased new, and I still have it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not enough info. How much trouble have you...

Not enough info.

How much trouble have you had with the car in the last 65,000 miles?

What does the 1 year warranty extension cover?

As a general rule, extended warranties aren't worthwhile....
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 04-21-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By Bob Shiftright
There is a $500 BMWCCA rebate that applies to the...

There is a $500 BMWCCA rebate that applies to the Ms and if you're lucky they might throw in the floor mats and a keychain.

I wouldn't expect much more than that.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 25,036
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I live near the ocean and drive down to the beach...

I live near the ocean and drive down to the beach most days. I usually park on the sand.

Extrapolating from the amount of rust on my wife's car (an '05), my E91 will have been recycled into...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 25,036
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Mine will be 10 this year! I owned a 1st...

Mine will be 10 this year!

I owned a 1st year TSX 6-speed sedan and it was easily the most reliable car that I've ever owned. It was a wonderfully competent automobile, but I just never bonded...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Do you think that it might be reasonable for a...

Do you think that it might be reasonable for a buyer to expect some future problems with a first-year example of a German car that's now 10 years old and has accumulated 125K miles?

Even most BMW...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Makes sense, but can anyone cite the actual...

Makes sense, but can anyone cite the actual Federal statute? I haven't been able to find it.

This is what I found in Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_lighting#Rear_fog_lamps...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Bob Shiftright
But we have NA cars! Surprisingly, there...

But we have NA cars!

Surprisingly, there haven't been a lot of threads about turbos grenading. I found this thread but the motor was modified.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you need to ask the question, the answer is "no"!

You shouldn't even buy an Accord, or a Civic!

The Toyota Corolla is the most popular automobile model in the History of Mankind.

There are reasons for that.

(Toyota reached the milestone of...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-13-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Man killed because carjacker is mad over manual...

Man killed because carjacker is mad over manual transmission

http://abc13.com/news/carjacker-kills-father-because-car-isnt-automatic-transmission/1796915/
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