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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 151,002
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is incorrect. From the manual: "The...

This is incorrect. From the manual:

"The retractable hardtop cannot be moved at temperatures below +14F / -10C. A message appears on the Control Display"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Thunder Dump
:rofl::rofl::slap:

:rofl::rofl::slap:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is not true. You can absolutely lock the...

This is not true. You can absolutely lock the key fob inside the car with CA. As Zooks pointed out, for security reasons the system allows you to lock the doors with a key fob inside for personal...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
This is not correct. You absolutely can lock the...

This is not correct. You absolutely can lock the car mechanically with a key even if a CA keyfob is inside the car. German engineers were smart enough to program the car to know that if you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
Finally had the time to go get the replacement...

Finally had the time to go get the replacement fob and get it programmed (takes longer with Comfort Access). Total out the door = $409.

Lesson to all: When at the beach, take the metal key out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-20-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,682
Posted By Thunder Dump
They come back. They always come back.

They come back. They always come back.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Thunder Dump
The salmon-colored relays could definitely be...

The salmon-colored relays could definitely be wonky. They're cheap and an easy DIY fix (now that the roof is up). It might be worth it to replace them prophylactically.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.................................

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.............................. *drum roll*.......................................... still dead.

It will start the car so the immobilizer definitely came back to life but all the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
The one he got was titled "What to expect when...

The one he got was titled "What to expect when you're expecting the unexpected"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
Wait, I'm not supposed to boil the rice with it...

Wait, I'm not supposed to boil the rice with it in it? It's been simmering on low on the back burner since Sunday. I even put a little Thai Sweet Chili sauce in there because it looked so plain.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
How did you geeks hijack my thread?

How did you geeks hijack my thread?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
And so it begins its weeklong rice bath after a...

And so it begins its weeklong rice bath after a nice baptism by distilled water. I'll post the results in a week.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Thunder Dump
Also, read this thread, as I had a similar...

Also, read this thread, as I had a similar problem:

www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791364
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
And perhaps the lesson here is take only the...

And perhaps the lesson here is take only the mechanical key to the beach and lock the fob inside the car once the key is removed from it. The key can go swimming.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
Of course I have to blame her. She should have...

Of course I have to blame her. She should have known it was in my pocket. :tsk:

I'll give it a try, since it's no good now other than for starting. And I'll test the battery as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
That's what I was always told--it would start by...

That's what I was always told--it would start by design in case the battery did go dead in the remote. I don't know what year yours is but the fobs may be different. It wasn't until about a week...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
I was very careful about that. Everything was...

I was very careful about that. Everything was perfectly dry (including my hands) when I opened it. The battery door has a gasket and that was dry and everything inside was dry. Did not see any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,027
Posted By Thunder Dump
Well yes, except in cold climates you can...

Well yes, except in cold climates you can experience condensation inside the engine during start-up. Condensate will contaminate the oil, which would not happen if it was stored in plastic jugs...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thunder Dump
How to kill your E9X key fob, Atlantic Ocean edition

So last week I was on vacation in the Outer Banks, NC, and went to go swimming at a popular beach. Left all electronics in the car but forgot my key fob was in my bathing suit pocket. Got chest...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Thunder Dump
You absolutely do not need the windows up for it...

You absolutely do not need the windows up for it to work well. It improves the air turbulence both with the windows down and up. Next to the SmartTop module, which is still the #1 must-have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Thunder Dump
As others have pointed out, you must have Comfort...

As others have pointed out, you must have Comfort Access for this function, but you need to be standing just about next to the car for it to work AND you have to hold the button the entire time or it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Thunder Dump
+1 for this. Couple drops of silicone work great....

+1 for this. Couple drops of silicone work great. It's waterproof, won't hurt the paint, and can be broken if needed. And the piece won't go anywhere.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,932
Posted By Thunder Dump
Sorry, man. See, a goat tied to the rear bumper...

Sorry, man. See, a goat tied to the rear bumper would have avoided this altogether. In a way, you were asking for it......... :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,271
Posted By Thunder Dump
Congrats to both of them!!! Reception at the Mt....

Congrats to both of them!!! Reception at the Mt. Washington Hotel?

:beerchug:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,001
Posted By Thunder Dump
So I finally followed up on this issue. Due to...

So I finally followed up on this issue. Due to the horrendous winter we had up here in Massachusetts, the E93 only saw about 150 miles on the road between November and March. Since I had to get new...
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