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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By tim818
I guess your speed/ABS sensors are bad, so ECU...

I guess your speed/ABS sensors are bad, so ECU cannot enable any traction control. Does not sound like any 'computer issue', but you'll have to read the error code to determine the root cause.

Tim
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,209
Posted By tim818
Cal, That's the auxiliary brake duct intake...

Cal,

That's the auxiliary brake duct intake -- original equipment from BMW AG. Those Germans intentionally block those vents as they think Americans know nothing about the big braking power from a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-29-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By tim818
I was gonna wholeheartedly suggest getting the...

I was gonna wholeheartedly suggest getting the 335i until I read this:



Yes, the N54/55 moves arse like there's no tomorrow. I have a 335i, and driving in peak hours sometimes makes me...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By tim818
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/ Enter the last...

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/

Enter the last 7 characters of VIN. Check if your car is equipped with "M Sportfahrwerk", or "M Sports suspension" in English. It actually lists all of the standard...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-04-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By tim818
Sure. GLWS on the D, and dibs on the...

Sure. GLWS on the D, and dibs on the accessories... :)

(And free bump for the day)

Tim
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-03-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By tim818
Really wish I could take over your lease, but... ...

Really wish I could take over your lease, but...

Would you be willing to sell me some accessories, such as the front/side/rear sunshades, warning triangle, and first kit? I am located in SF Bay...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By tim818
I think your best bet is parts counter at the...

I think your best bet is parts counter at the stealerships. Use RealOEM to identify the right part numbers for replacement parts.

Tim
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-01-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By tim818
Eh... shouldn't that get you some fine cheese...

Eh... shouldn't that get you some fine cheese then? :rolleyes:

For that large amount of liquid, the only way to get the stink out is to disassemble the trunk carpets, wash/steam them several...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By tim818
I'm surprised nobody mentioned about baking...

I'm surprised nobody mentioned about baking soda...

Spray the area with Nature's Miracle. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Then use paper towel to suck up the residue. After that, pour the entire area...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,908
Posted By tim818
I have leatherette, and from time to time I do...

I have leatherette, and from time to time I do wish I had gone for real leather. When the temp goes above 90F, you'll find sitting on the car seat more pleasant on a leather one. Also after I do a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,682
Posted By tim818
It's probably gonna be hard to find one, but I'd...

It's probably gonna be hard to find one, but I'd recommend a '09 or '10 328i with 6MT and ZSP. While N54/55s are great, they have their own share of issues. N52 + 6MT + ZSP is probably the best combo...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By tim818
Something to do with body/chassis stiffness I...

Something to do with body/chassis stiffness I guess.

Tim
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By tim818
I noticed the same thing when driving a 128i...

I noticed the same thing when driving a 128i loaner. To me the deep resonance of exhaust note is perfect for a sport sedan. I actually don't like the sound that much from Performance Exhaust because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By tim818
My observation tells me that each time you go for...

My observation tells me that each time you go for an oil change that's covered by BMW's free maintenance plan, the oil life in CBS will be reset. If doing an annual low mileage oil change, only the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-30-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,245
Posted By tim818
ED and Autobahn mix perfectly. :)

ED and Autobahn mix perfectly. :)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-25-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By tim818
If you are willing to travel to East Bay, I had...

If you are willing to travel to East Bay, I had good experience with East Bay BMW (SA was Alan Elias at that time). I live and work in South Bay Area, and find BMW of Mountain View fairly competent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,096
Posted By tim818
I give change to the guy holding a sign at the...

I give change to the guy holding a sign at the intersection. Problem solved.

Tim
Forum: General BMW 04-04-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By tim818
Who cares? I just mash my right foot and...

Who cares? I just mash my right foot and everybody's behind me. Get on back roads and no one can keep up with me. It's the real deal here... :)

Tim
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,206
Posted By tim818
Nice... if I can do an ED with a lightly-equipped...

Nice... if I can do an ED with a lightly-equipped 28i for around 35k, I am sold! :D

Tim
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-26-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By tim818
I guess it all depends on how well the X1 sells...

I guess it all depends on how well the X1 sells here in the States. With the strong sales in Europe and SUV obesity in America, BMW would probably want to maintain the production in Germany/EU. The...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-26-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By tim818
Will BMW shift the X1 production to US at a later...

Will BMW shift the X1 production to US at a later time? It seems all X series were moved to Spartanburg. Hopefully it will remain in Germany so I can do an ED when the time comes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,472
Posted By tim818
GTI is a great little pocket rocket. Its...

GTI is a great little pocket rocket. Its uniqueness (and quirkiness) is second to none. Drove a couple times and its quick and surprisingly agile. But for some reason, Golfs sold in the US are not in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,848
Posted By tim818
Too bad that BMW does not want to carry over 335d...

Too bad that BMW does not want to carry over 335d to F30. With new 8AT, the F30 receives significant improvement on fuel consumption over E90. With that efficiency bump and some minor tweak on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By tim818
Is there a recall campaign or TSIB number...

Is there a recall campaign or TSIB number associated with this? I have never heard a battery recall before... It would be great if you could scan the repair order which may be helpful for fellow '09...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By tim818
It's definitely possible, just how much $ you...

It's definitely possible, just how much $ you want to drop. Keep in mind that N54/55 engine is reinforced to withstand the extra power. N52 is structurally the same as N54/55, but with the turbo it...
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