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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By ebs0712
2008 BMW 328xi Sedan (E90) - 6 speed

2008 BMW 328xi Sedan (E90) - 6 speed
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,124
Posted By ebs0712
This is another reason to use BMW's promotional 3...

This is another reason to use BMW's promotional 3 yr. leases! Good rates and maintenance then swap the car out for the new version!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-17-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,011
Posted By ebs0712
I use BMW hard plastic all weather mat in my...

I use BMW hard plastic all weather mat in my wagon. We live in real snow country and these mats have been great and they hold a lot of water (melted snow).
I bought them from a BMW dealer on eBay...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 96
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Posted By ebs0712
Love my F31 wagon. I had a an earlier BMW wagon...

Love my F31 wagon. I had a an earlier BMW wagon based on the E36. That was a great car too and I was able to order it with a stick!
Don't know why "people" consider a SUV more versatile. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By ebs0712
Jack up one side with the jack pad and put a jack...

Jack up one side with the jack pad and put a jack stand under it. Then jack the other side with the pad and place another jack stand and you are good to go!
Jack stands are safer then a single jack...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By ebs0712
There is a BMW Club Netherlands. I can't read...

There is a BMW Club Netherlands. I can't read dutch so I don't know if they have a classified like BMW CCA does.
You could also try an Ad in the local newspaper.
Good luck
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,964
Posted By ebs0712
This is an interesting request ...... My wife...

This is an interesting request ...... My wife and I are on #12. Sorry I don't have photos ..........
Year Model
1 1970 2002 which was purchased new and began my BMW adventures. It also brought...
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By ebs0712
Go for the 3 Series Wagon (F31)! It is basically...

Go for the 3 Series Wagon (F31)! It is basically the same size as the previous generation 5 Series Wagon.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-04-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By ebs0712
Wink BMW does not make this easy. According to the...

BMW does not make this easy. According to the Ordering Guide (for both the 2 and 3 Series) this is what I found:
For the 328xi you can get get 2VF which is the "Adaptive M Suspension" as part of...
Forum: European Delivery 03-31-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By ebs0712
Your first day is nuts! You are going to take an...

Your first day is nuts! You are going to take an overnight flight, go directly to Welt, take the tour, get your new toy and then drive 8 hours. You are going to be one tired puppy! I would suggest...
Forum: European Delivery 03-31-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,279
Posted By ebs0712
I agree with Trinitony above. Take the flight...

I agree with Trinitony above. Take the flight the day before. That's what we did and it worked out great. You'll enjoy the shorter flight and you won't be suffering from jet lag and lack of sleep...
Forum: European Delivery 03-31-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By ebs0712
Post ED delivery @ Performance Center West?

I know that re-delivery is possible at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg.
Is it possible to take post ED delivery at the new Performance Center West near Palm Springs?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By ebs0712
I got my windshield replaced by a local auto...

I got my windshield replaced by a local auto glass company in SLC and they were able to get the windshield that was identical to the damaged one but without the BMW logo on it. It even had the same...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By ebs0712
I agree with you and that is why I asked hoping...

I agree with you and that is why I asked hoping to find an owner. In my area there are NO 2 Series to test drive. All are sold upon arrival via preorder. Thanks for your response anyhow!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,187
Posted By ebs0712
I got BMW rubber mats for winter from a dealer...

I got BMW rubber mats for winter from a dealer using eBay as his storefront. The BMW rubber mats fit great and have survived their first winter well. Shop on eBay and you will probably get a better...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By ebs0712
Handling of 228i vs 228i xDrive

Can anyone comment on the handling of 228i vs 228i xDrive with the normal suspension option (i.e. no sports package or track package). In the 3 Series (F30) the xDrive is softer than the non-xDrive...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,217
Posted By ebs0712
I run the Nokian run-flat Hakka R2 (225/50-17) on...

I run the Nokian run-flat Hakka R2 (225/50-17) on my 328xi Wagon. So far the winter performance has been great. Dry road seems as good as the all-seasons except for slightly higher noise and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By ebs0712
Welcome to the forum ....... I live in the...

Welcome to the forum .......
I live in the mountains so I run Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 on my F31 wagon. They are the best snow tires available IMHO. They come in 225/50/17 run flat which is what I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By ebs0712
I have a 2008 328xi and the TPMS batteries are...

I have a 2008 328xi and the TPMS batteries are still going strong so that is almost 7 years. 3 to 5 years seems short to me.
WALLYDC .... anytime you change a tire or a monitor or rotate your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-27-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By ebs0712
I moved from a X3 to a F31 and couldn't be...

I moved from a X3 to a F31 and couldn't be happier. I prefer the lower driving position, better ride, better handling, and much improved gas mileage. It is particularly nice for longer road trips. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,688
Posted By ebs0712
Thanks for sharing. I agree completely with your...

Thanks for sharing. I agree completely with your evaluation! I particularly agree that the combination of the N20 and the 8 speed makes the 335 unnecessary. The 4 cylinder turbo has plenty of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By ebs0712
Are you sure it is not coming from the steering...

Are you sure it is not coming from the steering column? There are numerous reports of steering column "rattle / noise" over rough road surfaces. Fix is to remove the column panels and pack with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,456
Posted By ebs0712
Suggestion if you life in colder climates ..........

Suggestion if you life in colder climates ....... In the fall check the tire pressure with a good tire gauge (cold tires) and leave your car outside on a cold night. In the morning reset the TPMS...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By ebs0712
You are right that the 17" wheel will save you...

You are right that the 17" wheel will save you some bucks (provided you don't have the M-sport brakes - as mentioned above). But, I am not sure I would go with the 215/55/17 tires. I chose...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-19-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By ebs0712
I had the same issue and the dealer fixed it by...

I had the same issue and the dealer fixed it by removing the panels and stuffing some type of insulation in the area. It was fixed on the first try and hasn't returned.
Take a copy of this thread...
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