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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By The Other Tom
Welcome to Bimmerfest ! I can't answer your...

Welcome to Bimmerfest ! I can't answer your questions, but there's a specific forum for your X3 where you should be able to get more help (your chasis number is E83). Scroll down the main page a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 969
Posted By The Other Tom
Thin walled sockets aren't that common at your...

Thin walled sockets aren't that common at your local stores....
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 07-07-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By The Other Tom
Training fee supposedly covers training for...

Training fee supposedly covers training for client advisors. I don't know if it's on the invoice or not but the dealer is charged for it, so yeah, you gotta pay it if you're doing an invoice + deal....
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 07-01-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By The Other Tom
See post 15 in this thread:)

See post 15 in this thread:)
Forum: European Delivery 06-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By The Other Tom
Google ED winter tires :) Many happy customers.

Google ED winter tires :)
Many happy customers.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By The Other Tom
Water pump and thermostat Search these forums...

Water pump and thermostat
Search these forums for issues with these components. You'll most likely need to replace them.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By The Other Tom
Do you have a manual tranny ? It's my...

Do you have a manual tranny ?
It's my understanding that the rev limiter operates as you are accelerating, that is, it prevents you going past redline as you accelerate.
However, if you downshift,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By The Other Tom
Hmmmmm... I believe the '07 models had fuel...

Hmmmmm...
I believe the '07 models had fuel pump issues that caused misfires. Has your fuel pump been replaced to prevent this ?
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-13-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By The Other Tom
There's a thing called BMW101. There are several...

There's a thing called BMW101. There are several posts about it on this forum (you can use the search function to find them). It's where you get to do the PCD experience at the PCD but you don't...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-09-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By The Other Tom
Nashville might be interesting if you're into...

Nashville might be interesting if you're into country music, but it's ~5 1/2 hour drive from the Performance Center. If you didn't want to drive that far you could stop in Knoxville.
The route from...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-09-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By The Other Tom
What JimD1 said about Atlanta We live near...

What JimD1 said about Atlanta
We live near Greenville SC and drive to Houston about 4 times a year. It's gonna take you about 2 hours to hit the outskirts of ATL. Just try to miss rush hour. We...
Forum: European Delivery 04-28-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Other Tom
I believe this is good advice. You should let...

I believe this is good advice. You should let BMW know there will be a German driver who is driving to Stockholm without you in the car. This may invalidate the insurance.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-28-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By The Other Tom
Uhhhh.....no Just a mis-informed client advisor

Uhhhh.....no
Just a mis-informed client advisor
Forum: European Delivery 04-28-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Other Tom
I suppose you could independently arrange for an...

I suppose you could independently arrange for an auto transport to Stockholm.
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-19-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,008
Posted By The Other Tom
Just missed you :) We got back from a 3 week...

Just missed you :)
We got back from a 3 week trip to NZ and AUS on April 7th. Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns in Aus. Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown in NZ. Both countries were amazing.
Forum: European Delivery 04-19-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By The Other Tom
Well, as I understand it... Multiply US base...

Well, as I understand it...
Multiply US base MSRP by 0.93 to get to US base invoice
Then multiply US base invoice by 0.95 to get Euro base Invoice

Invoice for options are 0.93 times US MSRP...no...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-18-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By The Other Tom
What Adrian said :) Also, you do not get a...

What Adrian said :)
Also, you do not get a better deal if you order/pick up a car that was built in SC. Transportation fee is the same for all cars, regardless of where it was built or shipped to....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By The Other Tom
What BruceJM said. Don't forget about the oil...

What BruceJM said. Don't forget about the oil filter housing gasket. If you haven't replaced it already, I'd do so preemptively.
I have 95K on my 08 and would do that trip in a heart beat. I've...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By The Other Tom
If that doesn't do it, check your angel eyes. ...

If that doesn't do it, check your angel eyes. Like you, I checked everything and couldn't find the issue....until I checked the angel eyes.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-14-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By The Other Tom
GSP is the best airport to fly into. BMW (or the...

GSP is the best airport to fly into. BMW (or the Marriott) will pick you up there. ATL and CLT are also alternatives, but you'll most likely have to do a one way rental to get to GSP. AVL...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By The Other Tom
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896169. Scroll down to post #6. Note this is for a 335. 328 may be different but you can contact Bav Auto and ask.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-10-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By The Other Tom
Same reason people sign it at the Welt, or...

Same reason people sign it at the Welt, or anywhere else that has guest books.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By The Other Tom
Interesting comment about the injectors. When...

Interesting comment about the injectors. When the dealer replaced the HPFP on my car (under warranty) he also replaced several injectors. Never quite understood why unless BMWNA ok'd the work.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By The Other Tom
Keep an eye on the area between the oil filter...

Keep an eye on the area between the oil filter housing and the engine block. The gasket sometimes leaks. Usually at much higher mileage, though. So you should be good for many more miles.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By The Other Tom
I'm assuming you've cleaned your battery...

I'm assuming you've cleaned your battery connections.

Make sure the battery connections are pushed all the way down to the battery and your connections are tight.
In my (former) Z3 the battery...
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