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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By RBinDC
Bear, You sold you 335is? Tell us how your...

Bear,

You sold you 335is? Tell us how your 435 compares to it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By RBinDC
Now the rest of the story...

The Service Manager called me yesterday and clarified the situation. Apparently my SA was confused.

The dealership generally doesn't mark up over MSRP the parts it installs and charges everyone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By RBinDC
Opps got the manual transmission in my 335is,...

Opps got the manual transmission in my 335is, partly because the manual was more fun during the test drive and partly because of concerns over the cost of replacing the DCT if it should fail. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By RBinDC
Taking off the wheels??? I never did that. If...

Taking off the wheels??? I never did that. If you remove them in the summer you won't even need the hair dryer - just a credit card.

My concern now is that when I move to California they might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By RBinDC
Cost to replace oil pan and valve cover gaskets?

My SO has a 2004 325i that the BMW dealer claims is leaking oil from the oil pan and the valve cover. Cost to replace the gaskets: $1000 and $465, respectively. That seems like a lot to me. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By RBinDC
Well, DSX That's a reasonable response. I...

Well, DSX

That's a reasonable response. I guess I'll just take the $200 and let go of this.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By RBinDC
Dealer marking up parts installed by 20 Percent over MSRP

Guys and Gals, I have a moral dilemma.

Maybe what this dealer is doing is ok but somehow it doesn't seem right to me. Let me start from the beginning.

Two days ago I took my SO's 2004 BMW...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By RBinDC
Before you go repainting try a service like Dent...

Before you go repainting try a service like Dent Masters. They remove the dent by massaging the metal on the backside of the dent until the metal resumes its original shape. It may not work for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 32,081
Posted By RBinDC
The recall was not for the battery, it was for...

The recall was not for the battery, it was for the connector that contains an explosive which cuts the connection in the event of a collision. It is a safety feature. That's what my recall letter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,396
Posted By RBinDC
I too have one of these chargers, which I left...

I too have one of these chargers, which I left plugged in for months. Then I got a low battery icon and had the dealer check it out. The SA said that the plug-in charger was keeping the computer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By RBinDC
UPDATE: problem resolved

I took my car into Tischer BMW for service and to take care of the pothole problem.

The SA, Joe Diss, had the technician pull both wheels, inspect both the wheels and tires. Both wheels were...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By RBinDC
Sure. Tischer's website link is: ...

Sure. Tischer's website link is: www.getBMWparts.com

Their prices are good and they are very accommodating.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By RBinDC
I just clicked on your "Whut" link. The prices...

I just clicked on your "Whut" link. The prices there are full retail and apply to wheel and tire sets in the 19" size. Tisher's price is discounted and is for an 18" wheel alone.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By RBinDC
Deteted. See my next message.

Deteted. See my next message.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By RBinDC
Aha! I had a low battery warning icon come...

Aha!

I had a low battery warning icon come on last year and couldn't get the battery to charge up with a battery tender. When the recall letter came I took the car in and mentioned the battery...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By RBinDC
Rats! I just bent a rim - maybe two.

Last night I hit a DEEP pothole with my front and rear passenger-side wheels. Shortly thereafter the low pressure warning came on indicating the right rear was low. I drove to the nearest gas...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By RBinDC
Another defective CTEK 3300?

I know, this subject has been beat to death. But once more with feeling…

Last spring I bought a CTEK 3300 and connected it to my Bimmer. I charged the battery for 10 days yet the green light...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By RBinDC
Be prepared for the worst. You may discover that...

Be prepared for the worst. You may discover that the wheels are bonded to the hubs because of catalytic corrosion. I have heard of guys having to hit the wheels with a baseball bat to get them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By RBinDC
Advice on Storing my 335is

I am having surgery done on my left shoulder which will prevent me from driving my Bimmer for about 6 weeks. The car will be garaged with a CTEK battery tender connected. Do I need to do anything...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By RBinDC
Actually USAA is consistently rated (by Consumer...

Actually USAA is consistently rated (by Consumer Reports and others) as the best auto insurance company. I have had USAA since 1960 and have always been satisfied with their service. However, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By RBinDC
Hey BKM, Let us know how this turns out. I...

Hey BKM,

Let us know how this turns out. I too have USAA and am interested to see if they pay for
DV.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-24-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By RBinDC
When I shut the car down the charger is not...

When I shut the car down the charger is not active, i.e., it won't charge my iPhone. However, according to the dealer, the computer does not fully shut down because it is aware that the charger is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By RBinDC
There is a way to check the voltage from the...

There is a way to check the voltage from the iDrive or the stack on the steering column but it involves going through a series of steps that are cumbersome.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By RBinDC
Low battery Icon - redux

Several months ago I had a low battery icon show up. I bought a CTEC 3300 battery tender and hooked it up. The icon never came back on but the CTEC never indicated the battery was fully charged...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By RBinDC
Isn't that what the guy said as he passed the...

Isn't that what the guy said as he passed the 50th floor on his way down on the outside of the building?

Seriously, get it registered.
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