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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By RBinDC
Need Body Shop Recommendation

Somebody scraped my back bumper and I need to get the bumper cover painted. Can anyone recommend a body shop in the Washington DC area that does really good paint jobs? For obvious reasons I don't...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By RBinDC
As best as i can tell they were manufactured in...

As best as i can tell they were manufactured in November 2010.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-11-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By RBinDC
Yes. Two light bulbs and the motor that drives...

Yes. Two light bulbs and the motor that drives the garage door opener (which doesn't run when the car is stored there as it is a one-car garage. I hardly think that it would produce any significant...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By RBinDC
BMW does not recommend putting anti-seize...

BMW does not recommend putting anti-seize compound on lug bolts. However, putting it on the wheel surface that mates to the rotor is a good idea.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By RBinDC
I didn't post the pictures on this forum. Here...

I didn't post the pictures on this forum. Here they are:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By RBinDC
No. I never shine the tires.

No. I never shine the tires.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By RBinDC
Now that is a GREAT IDEA! Why the hell...

Now that is a GREAT IDEA!

Why the hell hasn't BMW done something about this battery failure problem? It has been plaguing us for years! My dealer replaced my battery under warrantee when it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By RBinDC
Michelin Tire Dry Rot

I originally posted this in the E9X forum but it probably belongs in this generic forum.

Back in December 2010 I replaced the RFTs on my new 335is with Michelin Pilot All-Seasons. Since the I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By RBinDC
I checked the DOT codes on the tires. Only one...

I checked the DOT codes on the tires. Only one had the manufacture date on it, which was the 52 week of 2010. At least that one tire was not old when I received it. I bought these tires from Tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By RBinDC
Tire Dry Rot

Back in December 2010 I replaced the RFTs on my new 335is with Michelin Pilot All-Seasons. Since the I have only put 12,000 miles on the tires as I garage my car during most of the winter. I live...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Posted By RBinDC
Bear, You sold you 335is? Tell us how your...

Bear,

You sold you 335is? Tell us how your 435 compares to it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Posted By RBinDC
Now the rest of the story...

The Service Manager called me yesterday and clarified the situation. Apparently my SA was confused.

The dealership generally doesn't mark up over MSRP the parts it installs and charges everyone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By RBinDC
Opps got the manual transmission in my 335is,...

Opps got the manual transmission in my 335is, partly because the manual was more fun during the test drive and partly because of concerns over the cost of replacing the DCT if it should fail. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By RBinDC
Taking off the wheels??? I never did that. If...

Taking off the wheels??? I never did that. If you remove them in the summer you won't even need the hair dryer - just a credit card.

My concern now is that when I move to California they might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By RBinDC
Cost to replace oil pan and valve cover gaskets?

My SO has a 2004 325i that the BMW dealer claims is leaking oil from the oil pan and the valve cover. Cost to replace the gaskets: $1000 and $465, respectively. That seems like a lot to me. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Posted By RBinDC
Well, DSX That's a reasonable response. I...

Well, DSX

That's a reasonable response. I guess I'll just take the $200 and let go of this.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Posted By RBinDC
Dealer marking up parts installed by 20 Percent over MSRP

Guys and Gals, I have a moral dilemma.

Maybe what this dealer is doing is ok but somehow it doesn't seem right to me. Let me start from the beginning.

Two days ago I took my SO's 2004 BMW...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By RBinDC
Before you go repainting try a service like Dent...

Before you go repainting try a service like Dent Masters. They remove the dent by massaging the metal on the backside of the dent until the metal resumes its original shape. It may not work for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 41,908
Posted By RBinDC
The recall was not for the battery, it was for...

The recall was not for the battery, it was for the connector that contains an explosive which cuts the connection in the event of a collision. It is a safety feature. That's what my recall letter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,696
Posted By RBinDC
I too have one of these chargers, which I left...

I too have one of these chargers, which I left plugged in for months. Then I got a low battery icon and had the dealer check it out. The SA said that the plug-in charger was keeping the computer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By RBinDC
UPDATE: problem resolved

I took my car into Tischer BMW for service and to take care of the pothole problem.

The SA, Joe Diss, had the technician pull both wheels, inspect both the wheels and tires. Both wheels were...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By RBinDC
Sure. Tischer's website link is: ...

Sure. Tischer's website link is: www.getBMWparts.com

Their prices are good and they are very accommodating.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By RBinDC
I just clicked on your "Whut" link. The prices...

I just clicked on your "Whut" link. The prices there are full retail and apply to wheel and tire sets in the 19" size. Tisher's price is discounted and is for an 18" wheel alone.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By RBinDC
Deteted. See my next message.

Deteted. See my next message.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By RBinDC
Aha! I had a low battery warning icon come...

Aha!

I had a low battery warning icon come on last year and couldn't get the battery to charge up with a battery tender. When the recall letter came I took the car in and mentioned the battery...
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