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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Tom K.
Gas Cap tether

A it did on my E46, the rubber thingy which holds the gas cap to the car has broken. Tisher does not list it as a separate part and I don't need a new gas cap (assuming the tether is included). ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Tom K.
It is calling for a state or local safety...

It is calling for a state or local safety inspection. If your state/locality doesn't require this, then your car was originally titled in a jurisdiction which does - so you can ignore it. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Tom K.
1. To allow for trunk & rear seat loading. 2....

1. To allow for trunk & rear seat loading.
2. To reduce the chances for over steer in a car with 50/50 weight distribution.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Tom K.
And were they Pole Position RE050A summer run...

And were they Pole Position RE050A summer run flats, S-04 summer go flats, RE960AS all season run flats, RE960AS all season go flats or RE970AS all seasons?

These tires may have very different...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Tom K.
Zymöl Treat has done a great job preserving the...

Zymöl Treat has done a great job preserving the leather for multiple Bimmers I've owned.

As far as I can recall, M-Sport has nothing to do with leather, but the Premium Package has always...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 751
Posted By Tom K.
What they said. Also, replacing the...

What they said.

Also, replacing the transmission fluid with the appropriate Red Line product should result in better shifting. OP, you do have a proper 6 speed MT, don't you?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By Tom K.
Don't forget that your AWD adds about 200 lbs.. ...

Don't forget that your AWD adds about 200 lbs.. My RWD '07 wagon weighs about the same as your sedan and normally gets a true 28~29 highway mpg. Also the dash computer in my car is about 3%...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By Tom K.
Assuming OP has a MT, upshift at around...

Assuming OP has a MT, upshift at around 2,500~3,000 rpms. As the power/mileage increase with premium fuel is only about 5 or 6%, it makes economic sense to fill with 87 octane much of the time, as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tom K.
Which Mobil 1? The 0w40 is approved by BMW, but...

Which Mobil 1? The 0w40 is approved by BMW, but the 5w30 is not.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Tom K.
If you have 16" wheels, I don't believe the Eagle...

If you have 16" wheels, I don't believe the Eagle GT will fit. Tire Rack lists them only for 17" and larger wheels and the link you provided to Goodyear indicates that they do not have the GT in a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Tom K.
(1) When that and some other odd electrical...

(1) When that and some other odd electrical issues began occurring on my '07 E01, the problem turned out to be an intermittently bad IBS unit which was causing an overcharge. The original battery...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Tom K.
It is plug and play. But there is no guarantee...

It is plug and play. But there is no guarantee it will work in your car unless you spring for the $200 OEM DVD from a dealer.

I bought the 2011 update for my 2007 E91 from my dealer three years...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Tom K.
And you are also overdue for a state/local safety...

And you are also overdue for a state/local safety inspection.

All this stuff is found on pp. 77~78 of the 2007 manual which may be downloaded from BMWUSA.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Tom K.
The SES light indicates an emissions issue and...

The SES light indicates an emissions issue and has nothing to do with scheduled service. For a start, try retightening your gas cap and see if it goes away after a few days. If not, I'd see the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Tom K.
Was the new battery properly registered? If so...

Was the new battery properly registered? If so you may have a defective IBS (Intelligent Battery Sensor).

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-26-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Tom K.
If you check your Warranty/Service manual, you...

If you check your Warranty/Service manual, you will discover that BMW calls for the brake fluid to be changed every two years - indicated by the dash symbol you have. Since the fluid absorbs water,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Tom K.
No. E90 OEM is 5w30 BMW branded synthetic. And...

No. E90 OEM is 5w30 BMW branded synthetic. And Mobil 1 0w40 is also fine (but not 5w30).

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Tom K.
FWIW, the Active Steering on my (late) '07 328i...

FWIW, the Active Steering on my (late) '07 328i wagon has always felt very light (over boosted). Was the 335i different, or was another unit fitted during the '07 model year run?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Tom K.
Right. But often the computer is set for a two...

Right. But often the computer is set for a two year OC time interval, so you simply have to keep track of it yourself.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By Tom K.
And the $900 quote sounds like the complete front...

And the $900 quote sounds like the complete front axle brake job - a bit stiff, but not too bad if the OP has never replaced his brakes.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Tom K.
Another significant advantage of the MT is that...

Another significant advantage of the MT is that few would be car thieves know how to drive one.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Tom K.
It signifies that a state or local emissions...

It signifies that a state or local emissions check is due. It sounds like your car may have been titled in suburban MD which has such a requirement every two years. So if your jurisdiction does not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Tom K.
[QUOTE=wilt;8389199]Unless you live in Montana,...

[QUOTE=wilt;8389199]Unless you live in Montana, you already cannot use the full potential of the 328i..QUOTE]

Montana dropped their "R&P" rural speed limit many years ago in favor of a 75 mph...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tom K.
Do you want summer or all season tires? RFT...

Do you want summer or all season tires?

RFT or non RFTs?

Performance or Touring?

Etc.

I suggest you visit the Tire Rack web site for more info.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Tom K.
1997 Z3 2.8 5 speed - 68k miles 1999 328i 5...

1997 Z3 2.8 5 speed - 68k miles
1999 328i 5 speed - 97k miles
2003 Z4 3.0 6 speed - 44k miles
2008 128i 6 speed - 40k miles
2007 328iT 6 speed - 60k miles

Absolutely no issues with clutches or...
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