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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By spitpilot
I've always found KBB "Private Party"...

I've always found KBB "Private Party" pricing...at the "Good Condition" level to be right about market here in Silicon Valley. I've priced my last two cars at just about that level and sold them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By spitpilot
This is my experience as well...and even the most...

This is my experience as well...and even the most sensitive setting leaves way too long between wipes to keep vision clear. What I hoped to hear from starting this thread was that the sensitivity...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By spitpilot
Thanks to all who have posted good info here!...I...

Thanks to all who have posted good info here!...I think I've learned the BMW "rain sniffer" is more complicated than the ones I'm used to...those were simple set 'n forget..if you toggled the stalk...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By spitpilot
This is the way the rain "sniffing" wipers on my...

This is the way the rain "sniffing" wipers on my previous cars worked..the BMW ones just sit there for what seems like forever B4 doing a wipe, not the wide range of variation needed to handle rain...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By spitpilot
Auto Wiper System Not Sensitive Enuff?

We've just had our first serious rain storms..I know...I know...no sympathy for us spoiled CA residents! Driving my 328 I set the wipers on "auto wipe" (pushed button/green lite on)..and since it was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-04-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,774
Posted By spitpilot
According to the Bentley manual the "trapdoor"...

According to the Bentley manual the "trapdoor" only works for halogen headlight set up..for Xenon system you have to:
Remove headlight fuse...xenons have high voltage and are dangerous!
Remove...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By spitpilot
Tire shops here won't patch any tire RF or...

Tire shops here won't patch any tire RF or regular if puncture/gash is so close to side of tire that the patch has no room to be bonded tight against the flat part of casing...that means about 3/4-1"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,520
Posted By spitpilot
It took me a while to get this to work....I...

It took me a while to get this to work....I thought I could use USB memory stick in the arm rest socket..no go..then used glove box socket..worked fine. Manual caustions about using "exteral hard...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,340
Posted By spitpilot
NOT ANYMORE! BMW rescinded the "Change oil...

NOT ANYMORE! BMW rescinded the "Change oil annually" requirement as of Sept 1...magically all cars that travel over 6000 miles/year no longer benefit from annual changes!:(
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,340
Posted By spitpilot
I'd like to see data for cars run on very short...

I'd like to see data for cars run on very short trips!...How well does oil additive package hold up when engine rarely gets hot enuff to burn/evaporate off combustion by products?....BMW has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 345,168
Posted By spitpilot
I know from a diameter case it will work..but how...

I know from a diameter case it will work..but how about clearing the brakes?....Will the 17" donut wheel in this kit clear the larger brake set up on the 335I?....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By spitpilot
You mean to say you were 2 weeks from a year in...

You mean to say you were 2 weeks from a year in service and when you brought car in they didn't just go ahead and change the oil?...That's really lame..to make you come back in 16 daze to get your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By spitpilot
Maybe not...my car has 7300 miles...in service...

Maybe not...my car has 7300 miles...in service Feb 1...I DIY changed my oil/filter at 5000 miles...didn't touch any reset...and the "service" indicator says 7000 miles/July 2011....so if I'd have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By spitpilot
Mine thinks $150 is close enuff to $100 to "be in...

Mine thinks $150 is close enuff to $100 to "be in the vicinity!:yikes:
It's not the $$'s..its the offhanded way this was done..and the arbitrary 6000 miles/year definition of light usage...that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By spitpilot
Yes..subject to change..but since warranty is a...

Yes..subject to change..but since warranty is a legal contract and documented..the change should be documented....simple "We have reviewed our technical data and as of XXXX date the requirement for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By spitpilot
And the fact that the "Service and Warranty"...

And the fact that the "Service and Warranty" manual (for my 2009 car, service date Feb 1, 2010) explicitly states in bold type "Change oil at leat once a year." :yikes: So is BMW gonna give us a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 345,168
Posted By spitpilot
If you get the spare 17" kit from Tishcer the OD...

If you get the spare 17" kit from Tishcer the OD of the tire will work with either low profile (225/45, 255/40 17" tire/wheels or the base model (snow tire) 16" wheels with 205/55 tires) all these...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By spitpilot
You're great for repairs on RF's...unless you...

You're great for repairs on RF's...unless you have to drive a long way to repair shop and the puncture/damage is such that you can't keep tire inflated. RFT's have a "range" for running w/o...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By spitpilot
You're lucky your leak was slow enuff to pull...

You're lucky your leak was slow enuff to pull that off..mine was a fat roofing nail that had come out...I really don't like external plug repairs...having that bonded patch inside with stem coing out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By spitpilot
If you just "poop around town"...a few miles here...

If you just "poop around town"...a few miles here and there with cool down parking time in between...I'd sure not let the "magic maintenance computer" tell you all is well till 15000-20000...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By spitpilot
I don't track my cars, nor do I drive at 99+% of...

I don't track my cars, nor do I drive at 99+% of the limit, but I do like to enjoy "spirited driving on twisty roads"...To my "tush handling analyzer"...(seat 'o the pants)...my 2009 328I (it came...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By spitpilot
I had a 12V compressor in the trunk..mojo didn't...

I had a 12V compressor in the trunk..mojo didn't hold off the nail that punctured the tire!:(
The compressor didn't put out enuff air to keep up with the leak...so tire wouldn't reinflate...guess I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By spitpilot
Thought about that route...but if you damage tire...

Thought about that route...but if you damage tire badly...say on a jagged piece of metal/rock etc....that isn't gonna work. You can still pack carryon sized bags (or maybe a bit thicker) above the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By spitpilot
Thanks for this encouragement..I've had "sporty"...

Thanks for this encouragement..I've had "sporty" cars all my driving daze..and my 328I doesn't measure up..my VW Rabbit with GTI suspension handles as well and is less harsh in the ride dept, and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By spitpilot
I can feel the car skip over rough patches if I'm...

I can feel the car skip over rough patches if I'm in a turn..never felt a car affected so much by minor bumps in the road...I was thinkin this must be a result of the super stiff sidewalls on the...
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