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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-02-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,979
Posted By VDPHB
Agreed, I've been lucky and "only" gone through...

Agreed, I've been lucky and "only" gone through three fuel injectors and one HPFP on my N54. I'm curious how the "new" GM's reliability and longevity would hold up. I'm fairly confident in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,979
Posted By VDPHB
Long story of how it happened, but I just spent 5...

Long story of how it happened, but I just spent 5 days with an ATS4 (AWD) Performance 2.0T, loaded with everything except for a sunroof. I put over 800 miles on it and have driven the F30 328i and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By VDPHB
This is an interesting blog post from my mechanic...

This is an interesting blog post from my mechanic about battery replacement:

http://sandiegobmw.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/bmw-with-a-dead-battery-stop-tow-save-tons-of-dough/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By VDPHB
Hertz & Enterprise occasionally have 328i...

Hertz & Enterprise occasionally have 328i rentals.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,445
Posted By VDPHB
Good and valid point. Thanks for the perspective!

Good and valid point. Thanks for the perspective!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,445
Posted By VDPHB
My water pump blew out (which is why coolant was...

My water pump blew out (which is why coolant was everywhere). They replaced the water pump under warranty and I'm still on the second one at 75,000 miles. Hopefully that's your problem too. It seems...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,050
Posted By VDPHB
Owning an E90 and having driven and F30 328 and...

Owning an E90 and having driven and F30 328 and 335 extensively, I'd say the F30 is slightly louder from a road noise standpoint (I have Pilot Super Sports on my car, which are noisier than both...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,154
Posted By VDPHB
Having owned both on prior BMWs, it comes down to...

Having owned both on prior BMWs, it comes down to your priorities. Leatherette is almost zero maintenance, but it sits "warmer" because it doesn't breathe as well and it doesn't smell anywhere near...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By VDPHB
I haven't used them since I moved to San Diego,...

I haven't used them since I moved to San Diego, but Bullet in Costa Mesa was great and my friends still use them.

http://www.bulletmotorworks.com/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-09-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 22,624
Posted By VDPHB
I was at BMW of SD at 1:30 PM today. I was able...

I was at BMW of SD at 1:30 PM today. I was able to take the "long" route that puts you on the 163N to 52 E to Santo Rd. and back to the dealer. This route was scheduled to 3:30 PM then I'm assuming a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,162
Posted By VDPHB
My pump in my 2008 335i blew on the highway at...

My pump in my 2008 335i blew on the highway at 45k miles too. Same warnings, but didn't go into limp mode since I pulled over right away. Towed and replaced under warranty. Fun times...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-02-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 39,390
Posted By VDPHB
Hey Mike, I've owned an E46 328i and am in...

Hey Mike,

I've owned an E46 328i and am in an E90 335i. I'd love if you could share your opinion on the following:

N20 Engine - I know the performance specs are there, but how's the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,258
Posted By VDPHB
I have a 2008 E90 335i with 61K miles and I...

I have a 2008 E90 335i with 61K miles and I purchased new at the end of 2007 and the only offering was the Original Owner Protection Plan (Basically the CPO warranty). Just yesterday I had the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-10-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,109
Posted By VDPHB
Adding fuel to the fire here, but my friends just...

Adding fuel to the fire here, but my friends just purchased a 2012 Jaguar XF and the trunk has the articulated 4-way hinge (a la E90). When I popped the trunk, I noticed that it opened up on it's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-04-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By VDPHB
2008's also had iPod/USB integration available,...

2008's also had iPod/USB integration available, an iPod holder in the center armrest lid, and the BMW "gong" instead of a "beep" for start up sounds. No flashlight holder either in the glovebox.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,583
Posted By VDPHB
I've had the Pilot Super Sports on my 335i with...

I've had the Pilot Super Sports on my 335i with 18" rims for about 1000 miles. For reference, I had two sets of Bridgestone RE050 RFTs and Pirelli PZero Nero Summer tires on my car. The Pirelli's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By VDPHB
Wow, thanks for sharing Jon. That's an...

Wow, thanks for sharing Jon. That's an incredible price and deal from BMWNA.

On a side note, it's awesome to see you in this form Jon! It's been how many years since the very first Bimmerfest at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,167
Posted By VDPHB
Please do keep us posted on your experience with...

Please do keep us posted on your experience with the Michelin PSS. It'd be interesting to get your perspective vs. the AWESOME Bridgestone RFTs LOL...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,783
Posted By VDPHB
If it's a subtle high pitched rotating whirring...

If it's a subtle high pitched rotating whirring noise that is intermittent (for example only when turning), it's the blower motor. My dealer was aware of it and replaced it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By VDPHB
Based on my personal experience on my 335i where...

Based on my personal experience on my 335i where my water pump blew, the engine coolant warning came on before my oil temp registered any change (in fact, it didn't register a change). This makes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By VDPHB
Also, when you step a couple feet away from the...

Also, when you step a couple feet away from the driver's seat, the "gong" will sound and an icon will appear in the dashboard display warning you the key isn't in proximity.

You'll get in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,445
Posted By VDPHB
I thought my oil temp would go up as well, but...

I thought my oil temp would go up as well, but when the coolant temp light came on, I checked the oil temp and it was still at 240. It didn't go up as I moved to slow down or as I let the engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,445
Posted By VDPHB
Agreed, today's gauges are buffered, but at least...

Agreed, today's gauges are buffered, but at least I could have seen it creep up (even if it is delayed) as opposed to seeing a nice red light come up. But then I could complain about RFTs,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,445
Posted By VDPHB
Like any roadside assistance, AAA is basically an...

Like any roadside assistance, AAA is basically an insurance policy you hope you'll never use. I think the reason why AAA's service is so much better is that they have to convince customers to renew,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,445
Posted By VDPHB
Coolant temp "idiotic" light, Cooling system dump, and BMWAssist towing sucks...

So I'm happily driving my 2008 335i on the freeway at "65" mph this afternoon when my dashboard (no idrive) coolant light warning appears in yellow than immediately goes to red on the display. ...
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