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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Did they strip the key or the lock? I don't...

Did they strip the key or the lock?

I don't think the sets are assigned by VIN. They are most likely just pulled randomly out of a box in the parts department. I'm too lazy to look up what I paid...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW seems about as consistent as ever. ...

BMW seems about as consistent as ever.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=505858&d=1429963844

The BMW 325 is a 4-door AWD convertible, the 300 (Isetta) is a 298cc...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My guess is the ashtray itself costs maybe $50 so...

My guess is the ashtray itself costs maybe $50 so I'd expect for $350 it should include flowers, and dinner at a four-star restaurant at least.

The DIY for removing the console top doesn't look...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,989
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Deterrent value of a E9x BMW manual transmission...

Deterrent value of a E9x BMW manual transmission to a carjacker? Maybe not as much as I thought. "Carjacking suspects needed stick-shift lessons from victim"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,989
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's arguable. They used to hang horse thieves,...

That's arguable. They used to hang horse thieves, and there were fewer horses stolen back then than there are cars stolen today. The recidivism rate following execution is zero.

I don't really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Bob Shiftright
+ Bazillions, we have the max liability available...

+ Bazillions, we have the max liability available plus max umbrella available.

The courts in New Jersey are insane.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The engine, transmission, clutch, turbocharger,...

The engine, transmission, clutch, turbocharger, alternator and fuel pump are original.

Pretty much everything bolted to the engine and transmission has been replaced 2 or 3 or more times.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Turbocharged inline 5 cylinder. Because 4...

Turbocharged inline 5 cylinder.

Because 4 cylinders weren't enough but 6 was too many. The "classic" Volvo inline 5 was introduced with the Volvo 850 in 1993. The Volvo 850 T5 wagon was (briefly)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My T5 wagon (age 17 1/2) has probably been less...

My T5 wagon (age 17 1/2) has probably been less trouble than the BMW. (Though the Volvo's recent failures have been much more spectacular.)

Everyone needs a beater! Old Volvo station wagons with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/autos-latest-ne...

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/autos-latest-news/20150327-steer-clear-its-time-for-consumer-reports-worst-used-car-list.ece

If you have an E46, you must know what you're getting into.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How much is the price difference between the new...

How much is the price difference between the new and used bumper covers?

I'd probably pay for a new bumper cover myself -- in fact, I've done so -- because I'm not sure it's very easy to repaint...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,624
Posted By Bob Shiftright
On a 2008? I don't think that's likely, unless...

On a 2008? I don't think that's likely, unless you are a very, very, very good customer.

Even the BMW extended warranty doesn't cover cosmetics.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.gallup.com/poll/1654/honesty-ethics-pro...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/1654/honesty-ethics-professions.aspx

http://www.gallup.com/poll/180260/americans-rate-nurses-highest-honesty-ethical-standards.aspx
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 905
Posted By Bob Shiftright
From BMW: "How To shift a BMW from reverse...

From BMW:

"How To shift a BMW from reverse gear to forward, without stopping"

It's even in German!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KHxPFjQniY
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 34,964
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think some people might still have BMW...

I think some people might still have BMW maintenance contracts --but you are correct. If I'm going to take an hour of my life doing something that I really don't want to do, I'd rather work and get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By Bob Shiftright
They don't make them like they used to

They do, they make them even better today, just not in Munich or Regensburg.

Making the comparison with Honda, if you peek behind the fascia, Honda makes changes that make parts cheaper, simpler...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob Shiftright
There are used car dealers that specialize in low...

There are used car dealers that specialize in low mileage, older BMWs. One is called "Enthusiast Auto Group".

My E91 has very low miles. I plan to give them a call when the time comes. It might...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think Subaru reintroduced the device long...

I think Subaru reintroduced the device long before BMW did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill-holder (The Wikipedia article otherwise seems to contain several errors/omissions.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Diagnosing car smells --> ...

Diagnosing car smells -->

http://www.wikihow.com/Diagnose-Car-Smells
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-03-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I generally recommend Hondas and Toyotas to...

I generally recommend Hondas and Toyotas to people who ask me, "What car should I buy?" I used to recommend Eurocars to my friends, but than I noticed I seemed to have fewer and fewer friends.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Bob Shiftright
As an odd coincidence I had just played with the...

As an odd coincidence I had just played with the numbers of the cost of leasing a Crosstour EX versus fix n' repair a E91 since the Crosstour is a wagon-ish Accord. The monthly lease cost for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?at...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=501409&d=1428017268

BMW diesel exhaust fluid (aka "DEF) is urea, water and blue dye (to match the BMW Roundel?).
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Yes. It's a BMW. I have the "most reliable...

Yes. It's a BMW.

I have the "most reliable BMW", a 328i, and I've had more problems with my car (per mile driven) than you have, many more. Still like the car, though. I feel that the problems of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,178
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/ratings-info/side...

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/ratings-info/side-test

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/bmw/3-series-2-door-convertible
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My first thought was that the oil pan gasket is...

My first thought was that the oil pan gasket is not a job for the faint of heart -- at least not the faint of heart without a garage with a lift. It's not an easy fix. How much is the gasket leaking?...
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