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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 609
Posted By Tom K.
Last year, my E91 traveled 8000 miles and used...

Last year, my E91 traveled 8000 miles and used about 330 gallons of gas with the local price differential being about $.50 per gallon. So by using 2 tanks of 87 octane to each tank of 93, I figure I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Tom K.
That happened to my '99 E46 a few years ago. ...

That happened to my '99 E46 a few years ago. Turned out that chipmunks had chewed up the wiring! Looking at a -40o reading is one thing, but losing A/C was really annoying.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Tom K.
Here in the US, original BMW Navi upgrade DVDs...

Here in the US, original BMW Navi upgrade DVDs are available at BMW dealers for around $200 US. Have you checked with a Bulgarian BMW dealer?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Tom K.
Is it an original BMW dvd? When I burned a copy...

Is it an original BMW dvd? When I burned a copy to use in my Navi unit, it worked fine for about a year and then started to cause the system to overheat and shut down. Inserting the OEM dvd solved...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Tom K.
Engaging the Auto CC means pushing a button which...

Engaging the Auto CC means pushing a button which turns the system on but the OP is apparently saying that the system turns on from an "off" state without any button being pushed. This was my issue...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Tom K.
Happened to me about a month ago. The HVAC...

Happened to me about a month ago. The HVAC system would turn on by itself and I would turn it off. Within two minutes, the process again occurred and was repeated perhaps 7 or 8 times in a 1/2 hour...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Tom K.
But don't use dishwasher soap as the overspray...

But don't use dishwasher soap as the overspray will remove wax from painted surfaces.

I've been very happy with the BMW branded fluid for nearly 20 years - and the Amazon price seems reasonable. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-08-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Tom K.
Until 2017 of course, as the current F3x 330i is...

Until 2017 of course, as the current F3x 330i is a 248 hp version of the 2 liter turbo 4 cylinder.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Tom K.
Raryel, my '07 E91 wagon calls for 32F/39 psi...

Raryel, my '07 E91 wagon calls for 32F/39 psi rear pressures and the TPMS system gives a warning when any tire drops below about 20~25% of the pressures when last set. If your F31 also calls for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Tom K.
One difference is that the F36 is only available...

One difference is that the F36 is only available in the US with an automatic transmission. The 6 MT may still be ordered in the F30 and F32.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By Tom K.
Agree completely. And if BMW imported a RWD, MT...

Agree completely. And if BMW imported a RWD, MT F31 like the Europeans get, I'd quickly order one to replace my MT E91 Unicorn.

OP, enjoy your new ride - it is certainly a beautiful car.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Tom K.
Yes it is an E90. The link for an owner's manual...

Yes it is an E90. The link for an owner's manual is below:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/OwnersManualVideos.aspx?namodelcode=0944

Enjoy your new ride!

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Tom K.
Sounds like a temporary gremlin, especially since...

Sounds like a temporary gremlin, especially since no check control message was stored. Hopefully, you won't see those lights again.

My E91 is also a 2007, albeit with "only" about 77,000 miles...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-31-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By Tom K.
I'd also be curious as to the HP and MPG...

I'd also be curious as to the HP and MPG difference between 87 and 93.

About 10 years ago, BMW quoted an 8% difference between the peak HP running 87 versus the recommended 93 octane for their...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-31-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,427
Posted By Tom K.
Good to know they are a reputable company as I...

Good to know they are a reputable company as I may try to sell them my unicorn MT E91, if and when I opt for an F30 to replace it.

Tom
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-31-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Tom K.
I'm afraid the dealer probably won't patch it. ...

I'm afraid the dealer probably won't patch it. The reason given is that they don't know if the tire was damaged by driving on it while flat - which is why I carry a 12v compressor so that a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-30-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Tom K.
The exclamation point inside the triangle...

The exclamation point inside the triangle indicates that an error message has been stored. To read it, see "Check Control" in your owner's manual.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Tom K.
The exclamation point is a general notification...

The exclamation point is a general notification of a problem - hopefully stored as a check control message. See "Viewing stored Check Control messages" in your owner's manual and then refer to Cal's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Tom K.
BMW specifies a maximum of 10% ethanol for the...

BMW specifies a maximum of 10% ethanol for the normally aspirated E90 motors.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Tom K.
Same here. Smooth ride and better snow/ice...

Same here. Smooth ride and better snow/ice performance than my wife's FWD Ford which rides on Conti DWS tires.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-13-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Tom K.
If you'd like to stay with RFT all-seasons, I...

If you'd like to stay with RFT all-seasons, I replaced the Turanzas on my '07 wagon with Bridgestone Drive Guards about 10k miles ago and couldn't be happier. Although they couldn't handle the 28"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Tom K.
You might want to check the accuracy of the OBC...

You might want to check the accuracy of the OBC MPG readout by calculating actual miles driven divided by gallons consumed for a number of tankfuls - resetting the OBC and comparing the figures. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tom K.
So if you can order OEM blades for $38, why not...

So if you can order OEM blades for $38, why not just do it and install them yourself? That way you'll save the $65 your dealer wants to charge for labor.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Tom K.
I agree with replacing all 4 tires. But unless...

I agree with replacing all 4 tires. But unless you really need the sharp handling of the RE050 Potenzas, I'd strongly recommend the Driveguards, especially if you want to stay with a RFT. After...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tom K.
Sounds about right - as my dealer charged $68...

Sounds about right - as my dealer charged $68 including installation (3 blades on my wagon) 2 years ago.

Tom
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