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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-02-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By pointandgo
When I brought my car in for service the dealer...

When I brought my car in for service the dealer was very busy and I can imagine that inspecting every incoming car for damage is a very tedious process.

When the 'Unable to Inspect Vehicle' box...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By pointandgo
Dlr 'Walk Around-Veh. Inspection Report'

A bit of advice: When you bring your car in for service, bring it in clean otherwise the dealer may mark the report as 'Dirty - Unable to Inspect Vehicle' (for dings, scratches,etc.).

I'm not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 32,301
Posted By pointandgo
I'll chime in here. I never signed a...

I'll chime in here.

I never signed a contract with BMW that promised that I'd buy/lease their cars forever and God only knows that I've shopped the competition at each lease termination,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-19-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,899
Posted By pointandgo
Perhaps most drivers (I hope) realize that the...

Perhaps most drivers (I hope) realize that the 'max psi' engraved on the tire's sidewall has no bearing at all on the psi that is suitable for the vehicle (the door placard psi is essentially arrived...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-14-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 48,671
Posted By pointandgo
A rebadged 320 (335i!) parked next to me last...

A rebadged 320 (335i!) parked next to me last month in a shopping center. When the owner got out of the car I asked him how he liked his 320.

He glared at me and walked away.

Who are they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By pointandgo
Based on the OP's experience I've made a mental...

Based on the OP's experience I've made a mental note to:

1. Take pics of my wheels before bringing them in any tire shop for service.
2. Asking the shop about their lug nut/bolt tightening...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By pointandgo
I don't see why there would be a difference. ...

I don't see why there would be a difference.

Although BMW may apply a PSI that improves handling, they are obligated by federal regulations to post a door placard pressure that provides tire load...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By pointandgo
If it feels better to you, fine...but the EU and...

If it feels better to you, fine...but the EU and US (tire standards organizations) load & inflation tables do not differentiate between RF and non-RF tires.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By pointandgo
Forum assistance might require the...

Forum assistance might require the year/model/trim of your BMW. How do we know that the TPMS installed were correct?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By pointandgo
Most 3-series have been 88 ft/lbs for years...

Most 3-series have been 88 ft/lbs for years according to my data.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By pointandgo
You can ask them what torque they applied to the...

You can ask them what torque they applied to the lug bolts (if they indeed used an impact wrench which is quite possible).

If the answer isn't 88 ft/lbs. they screwed up.

You should consider...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By pointandgo
Ask the Tire Rack if they are sure that they...

Ask the Tire Rack if they are sure that they shipped RDE008 (Huf) or equivalent. What does your invoice show?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By pointandgo
Basically all of them are 433 MHz. According to...

Basically all of them are 433 MHz. According to my chart the original Beru/Huf TPMS installation for 2007 E92 (coupe) would have been: RDE008 (marked on the unit).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By pointandgo
2016 BMW Owner's Manual for F-30: "Tires can...

2016 BMW Owner's Manual for F-30:

"Tires can be rotated between the axles to achieve even wear."

(except staggered fitments)

Pg. 208
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By pointandgo
I'm betting that it varies from dealer to dealer...

I'm betting that it varies from dealer to dealer or if you have the car serviced at the dealership where you bought the car.

My E46 M3 had minimum mods: Eisenmann (cat back) exhaust, Eibach...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 34,034
Posted By pointandgo
Noted. Was the black background intentional?

Noted. Was the black background intentional?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 34,034
Posted By pointandgo
Awesome car but our ad agency was right...black...

Awesome car but our ad agency was right...black cars don't photograph well. :cry:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-03-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By pointandgo
Every tire size has an allowable range of rim...

Every tire size has an allowable range of rim widths per international standards for example:

255/35R18 = 8.5" thru 10.0"

Generally speaking the wider the rim width the more vulnerable the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By pointandgo
You can send more detailed pictures if you wish.

You can send more detailed pictures if you wish.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By pointandgo
Your son is correct...the system is a Federal...

Your son is correct...the system is a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) and cannot be legally disabled by a dealership.

Getting it 'fixed' might not be expensive or difficult...read...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By pointandgo
I agree that the damage is an external cut based...

I agree that the damage is an external cut based on the photo (and 30+ years experience working for a tire manufacturer including product liability litigation).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-30-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By pointandgo
The map updates in my portable Garmin are free. ...

The map updates in my portable Garmin are free. I stopped paying for BMW's over priced nav a long time ago.

Did I mention that I can also bring my Garmin on trips and use it in rental cars?...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-30-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,203
Posted By pointandgo
Ned, With 3+ hr. TSA delays at JFK security...

Ned,
With 3+ hr. TSA delays at JFK security you can take more than 15 minutes...:bigpimp:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-24-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By pointandgo
Time to call BMW NA since your dealership is...

Time to call BMW NA since your dealership is unresponsive.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-24-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 27,447
Posted By pointandgo
Never.

Never.
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