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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Tom K.
Back in the day, that technique was called "Keep...

Back in the day, that technique was called "Keep backing 'til you hear glass!"

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Tom K.
For the E90, keyless start was called "Comfort...

For the E90, keyless start was called "Comfort Access" and included keyless entry and locking as well. The parking sensor system was called "Park Distance Control".

When originally ordered, CA...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Tom K.
From page 104 of the on-line '07 manual: (The...

From page 104 of the on-line '07 manual:
(The pic is of #3)

"Ventilation
1 Use the knurled wheels to smoothly open
and close the air vents
2 Use the lever to change the direction of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Tom K.
If the tire has been run enough while totally...

If the tire has been run enough while totally flat to cause internal damage, it should not be repaired. This is why I carry a 12v compressor so that a RFT may be inflated as necessary to safely get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Tom K.
I had something similar happen a couple of times...

I had something similar happen a couple of times about 2 years ago. There would be loud static through the speakers when both radio and ignition were shut off.

At about the same time, I was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Tom K.
Hi Sam, 1. No experience; cannot comment. ...

Hi Sam,

1. No experience; cannot comment.

2. The last Contis I had were the Sport Contact 2s a few years back on an E46 which were OK, but not really worth the high price. The Goodyear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Tom K.
With that combination of mix-matched tires, it's...

With that combination of mix-matched tires, it's a wonder you didn't run off the road!

You neglected to indicate if you want all season or summer tires, but for A/S RFTs, I can recommend the new...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 183
Posted By Tom K.
[QUOTE=rlmillin;9000694]I have two questions -...

[QUOTE=rlmillin;9000694]I have two questions - Does anyone know how to program the cabin door locks on a 2011 3-series to lock automatically after the car is in motion.

[QUOTE]

The method...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Tom K.
Whether the OEM tires are 205/55R16 or 225/45R17...

Whether the OEM tires are 205/55R16 or 225/45R17 will make virtually no difference in the speedo reading.

The law in some Euro countries requires that the speedometer cannot read UNDER the true...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By Tom K.
In the greater DC area, that proportion has...

In the greater DC area, that proportion has changed significantly over the past year or so.

For the 2005 BMW R1200 motorcycle (air/oil cooled, 12.5:1 compression), BMW specified 93 octane. And...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By Tom K.
You forgot (for those of us not in Florida or...

You forgot (for those of us not in Florida or southern California): "Why isn't my gong ringing and a snowflake lighting up my dashboard anymore?"

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By Tom K.
I have driven about 600 miles on the DriveGuards...

I have driven about 600 miles on the DriveGuards on my '07 328i wagon. The wet and dry traction is good, as is performance in light (3~4") snow.

If you want a cost effective, all-season run flat...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-09-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By Tom K.
Agreed. Differing air temps for BMW A/C often...

Agreed. Differing air temps for BMW A/C often means an improper refrigerant level. If low, check for leaks.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Tom K.
If you changed key fobs, that could explain it. ...

If you changed key fobs, that could explain it. To set F or C, see below (from the US 07 manual with iDrive):


"Units of measure
You can set units of measure. The settings are
stored for the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tom K.
At least in my size (205/55R16) I don't see the...

At least in my size (205/55R16) I don't see the DriveGuard as a "heavily marketed version of the RE960AS" as the DriveGuard is a V rated Grand Touring A/S tire but the the 960 is an H rated UHP A/S. ...
Forum: General BMW 03-06-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Tom K.
Do you mean the BMW CCA? Yes, it is worth it. ...

Do you mean the BMW CCA? Yes, it is worth it.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Tom K.
While Zeichen is correct, many of us use some or...

While Zeichen is correct, many of us use some or all of the 6 preset buttons to store radio stations. The trick is to push the button you want, tune the station you wish to store - AM, FM or (in my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Tom K.
Unless you have a coupe, there is no water or oil...

Unless you have a coupe, there is no water or oil temp gauge in your 328i, so it is difficult to tell when the motor has sufficiently warmed up.

A trick that seems to work is to check the oil...
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Tom K.
I've bought 4 new Bimmers and ordered every one...

I've bought 4 new Bimmers and ordered every one as the odds on a dealer having the exact car I wanted in stock were minimal.

OP, why not custom order your new 550i and be sure of getting exactly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Tom K.
It shouldn't light up until the outside...

It shouldn't light up until the outside temperature is above freezing.
Check your manual:

"Maximum cooling
At outside temperatures above
32oF and when the engine is
running, you obtain a...
Forum: General BMW 03-01-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Tom K.
For BMW USA CPO 550i: ...

For BMW USA CPO 550i:

http://cpo.bmwusa.com/used-inventory/index.htm?superModel=5+Series&gvModel=550i&compositeType=used&geoZip=92807&geoRadius=100&sortBy=year+desc&

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Tom K.
After purchasing the 2011 updated disc set for my...

After purchasing the 2011 updated disc set for my '07 E91, I burned copies to safeguard the originals. The burned DVD worked fine for a couple of years or so until the Navi unit began shutting down...
Forum: General BMW 02-24-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Tom K.
That won't help the OP as he is in India. ...

That won't help the OP as he is in India.

Try:

http://www.bmw.in/in/en/

Tom
Forum: General BMW 02-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Tom K.
I've seen it a number of times and think it is...

I've seen it a number of times and think it is one of the best ads currently around. N4S's problem would seem to be with the product, not the ad.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Tom K.
I assume you are aware that unlike the 0w40,...

I assume you are aware that unlike the 0w40, Mobil I 5w30 is not a BMW approved oil for the E9X.

Tom
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