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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By haskindm
The only thing that really matters with a car of...

The only thing that really matters with a car of that age and mileage is the care that it received from its original owner. You state that the maintenance records are sketchy. The question then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By haskindm
Yes, jumpstarting a modern car can damage the...

Yes, jumpstarting a modern car can damage the electronics and should be avoided at all costs. Use a "jump box" instead. As others have said, an 8-year old battery is long overdue for replacement. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By haskindm
The lighter is not energized when the car is...

The lighter is not energized when the car is parked, so there would be no parasitic loss when parked even with a dead short. If it was energized that penny would have been so hot that you could not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By haskindm
Why would you want to? E-85 yields extremely poor...

Why would you want to? E-85 yields extremely poor gas mileage and MAY damage components in the fuel system. Any saving in the price of the fuel will be more than lost in increased fuel consumption. ...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By haskindm
Think of it as a "title tax". Every time the car...

Think of it as a "title tax". Every time the car is titled, the state gets to collect tax. If the "sale price" is not as high as the state thinks it should be then they will tax you on the book...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By haskindm
The most effective gas saving mod is your right...

The most effective gas saving mod is your right foot. When you engage the turbo it is stuffing more air and FUEL into the engine. Drive gently and avoid stop and go traffic and the car will return...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By haskindm
The importance of flushing brakes came to light...

The importance of flushing brakes came to light after the advent of ABS Systems. The pump is very sensitive to moisture in the fluid. If the pump corrodes it can be VERY expensive to repair. New...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By haskindm
Use anti-seize, it will last longer.

Use anti-seize, it will last longer.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By haskindm
You should install a fuel stabilizer such as...

You should install a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL to keep the fuel from breaking down. It will have no effect on your warranty, however if you don't protect it and the fuel breaks down and causes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By haskindm
On a used car, the biggest factor is condition. ...

On a used car, the biggest factor is condition. How well was it cared for by the first owner. You also need to drive both cars to see which one suits you the best. 335 was a more expensive car when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,916
Posted By haskindm
The key to keeping tires quiet (RFT on non-RFT)...

The key to keeping tires quiet (RFT on non-RFT) is to rotate them despite what BMW says. With a staggered setup all you can do is rotate the tires side-to-side but that will help keep them quiet.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By haskindm
In my experience the BMW has been very reliable...

In my experience the BMW has been very reliable so there is nothing to "accept".
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By haskindm
Warranty service must be done at the dealership...

Warranty service must be done at the dealership in order for it to be paid for by BMW. Any work done at an independent shop will be paid for by you.
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By haskindm
Not neccesarily true. Often the dealer is forced...

Not neccesarily true. Often the dealer is forced to participate in the rebate. The holdback (money that the "make" from BMW) is money that the dealer will get back at the end of the year. On the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By haskindm
Unfortunately you can't trust owners to check the...

Unfortunately you can't trust owners to check the oil either. There are drawbacks to both systems. In a perfect world I would prefer both.
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-29-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By haskindm
No salesman is going to be able to answer these...

No salesman is going to be able to answer these types of questions unless they are also a true enthusiast. The service department only knows what BMW tells them. To do things like you wish to do,...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-27-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By haskindm
3rd party warranties are a gamble at best. Be...

3rd party warranties are a gamble at best. Be very thorough in determining what is and what is not covered, you may be surprised. Also be sure you buy from a reputable company. A typical scam is...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By haskindm
There is no need to ask the dealer for the...

There is no need to ask the dealer for the invoice price. There are many places on the net where you can find the invoice price such as Edmund's or Blue Book. Kelly gives you a "target" price for...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-20-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By haskindm
To be fair, I doubt that the dealer knew about...

To be fair, I doubt that the dealer knew about the discount. These are closely guarded secrets until they are announced to the public. Sometimes customers hear about these things (through the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-19-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By haskindm
Are you looking for a good mechanic or a cheap...

Are you looking for a good mechanic or a cheap mechanic? You can have one or the other but not both.
Look at the shop, is it neat and organized?
Ask about the diagnstic tools that they have....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By haskindm
Thank government regulations. Either they do...

Thank government regulations. Either they do stupid stuff like this to get the mileage up, or we all drive underpowered, uninteresting shoe boxes...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-19-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By haskindm
Better!

Better!
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-19-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By haskindm
Ask whoever made the determination that this...

Ask whoever made the determination that this damage was "only cosmetic" to please put that statement in writing "so that I'll have a record in case something happens". I bet their story will change...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By haskindm
That shows you how little tire and wheel...

That shows you how little tire and wheel warranties are worth. Nobody in their right mind would tell you that that tire is safe!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,547
Posted By haskindm
Have you checked the AUDIO INPUT volume on the...

Have you checked the AUDIO INPUT volume on the radio? It must be set to something other than "0" for your auxiliary jack to work. A bad jack or cable will USUALLY give you static or only one...
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