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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
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: 1,432
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: 602
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: 453
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: 194
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: 1,458
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: 293
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: 217
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: 432
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: 274
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: 178
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: 274
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: 312
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: 235
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: 370
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: 16
Views: 555
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
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Tom K.
+1. Different air temps from a BMW A/C unit...

+1. Different air temps from a BMW A/C unit often means an improper refrigerant level. Happened to my E46 328i and was remedied by correcting multiple leaks. When the same thing occurred a few...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By Tom K.
From the 2007 BMW 3 series manual: "Required...

From the 2007 BMW 3 series manual:

"Required fuel
Super Premium Gasoline/AKI 91
This gasoline is highly recommended.
However, you may also use gasoline with less
AKI. The minimum AKI Rating...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Tom K.
Last time I bought BMW OEM fluid it came as a...

Last time I bought BMW OEM fluid it came as a concentrate - similar to the Einzett in the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/einszett-949515-Anti-Frost-Windshield-Concentrate/dp/B004PGS368

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Tom K.
Some chipmunks chewed up the wiring on my '99...

Some chipmunks chewed up the wiring on my '99 328i. The downside (in addition to not knowing the outside temp) is that your air conditioning compressor will not operate as the car thinks it's too...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Tom K.
Was told my '07 E91 gasket was leaking at 60k...

Was told my '07 E91 gasket was leaking at 60k miles but declined the repair. It's now at 64k with the oil level still at full, no smell of burning oil, and no evidence of oil on my driveway. I'll...
Forum: General BMW 01-30-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Tom K.
Looks very interesting - but I doubt we will see...

Looks very interesting - but I doubt we will see it in the U.S.

http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/new-vehicles/2/activetourer/2014-update/startpage.html

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Tom K.
I've had very good results with Zymöl Treat for...

I've had very good results with Zymöl Treat for leather conditioning - applied 2~3 times per year.

http://www.zymol.com/zymoltreat85oz.aspx

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Tom K.
As my understanding is that any dealer installed...

As my understanding is that any dealer installed OEM part will have a 2 year warranty, I'd go back to the BMW dealer.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Tom K.
Haven't had to use the one on my E91, but on my...

Haven't had to use the one on my E91, but on my E46, it simply snapped into place. The E90 manual says to press on the upper edges of the cover to remove it.

Tom
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