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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By gregthomp
BTW, our brand new 2010 Mini Cooper with free...

BTW, our brand new 2010 Mini Cooper with free maintenance also specifies annual oil changes. I suppose that's not going to be honored in a year, either.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,735
Posted By gregthomp
Well, not necessarily so. At Santa Monica BMW, I...

Well, not necessarily so. At Santa Monica BMW, I overheard a SA tell a guy who had an extended warranty that they would charge him for a diagnostic if it turned out to be something that wasn't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,735
Posted By gregthomp
That was my attitude this morning at Santa Monica...

That was my attitude this morning at Santa Monica BMW, but there isn't a lot you can do if the SA across the desk doesn't give a sh*t. Get even on Yelp, that's about it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By gregthomp
OK, I see you guys are all over this one. I'll...

OK, I see you guys are all over this one. I'll read on.

I'm wondering if I can get some kind of good will oil change with mileage only 1000 more than the magic 6K mark.

It's been said many...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By gregthomp
For reading other threads I gather they have...

For reading other threads I gather they have downgraded the stock stereo system since my 2008 328i -- no front seat tweeters for one one thing. Since I find my stereo only just passable as is, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By gregthomp
Low mileage oil change kaput?

I had a testy exchange at Santa Monica BMW this morning when they refused to change my oil after a year and about 7000 miles. They said BMW had just changed the policy re the annual low mileage oil...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By gregthomp
Loose radiator coolant tank cap?

I noticed today that the cap on my radiator coolant tank, which is marked "close until click" with arrows you're supposed to line up, was not closed all the way. I unscrewed it and saw that some...
Forum: General BMW 02-09-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By gregthomp
Paging Philippe Kahn

Is Phillippe Kahn still here? I sent an email to his email address at South Bay BMW and it bounced back. Hopefully he's still in the business of selling BMWs.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 09-07-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,786
Posted By gregthomp
Thanks. Thing is, the pdf instructions keep...

Thanks. Thing is, the pdf instructions keep urging the reader to check out the video! But maybe I can handle the install.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By gregthomp
One plus for Shell: They have a credit card...

One plus for Shell: They have a credit card through CitiBank that rebates 5% of your Shell purchases. It adds up when buying that premium.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By gregthomp
I'm not sure about the 15,000 miles, but during...

I'm not sure about the 15,000 miles, but during the warranty period BMW dealers are supposed to change your oil every year at the latest, regardless of what the computer is calling for. It's in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By gregthomp
In theory I think it's possible to get an XM...

In theory I think it's possible to get an XM radio to work through your head unit and use the built in antenna. I remember researching that topic a few years ago, because I so strongly preferred XM,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By gregthomp
This same thing happened to two BMWs within a...

This same thing happened to two BMWs within a couple of blocks of me (Rancho Park/W. LA). I have to park my car in the driveway because we have a converted garage, but I don't know how to protect my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,624
Posted By gregthomp
That's the reason I simply stuck my spare fob in...

That's the reason I simply stuck my spare fob in my glove compartment. I also carry a BMW plastic wallet key so I can get in even if I lose the fob (and key) altogether.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,460
Posted By gregthomp
http://sandiegobmw.wordpress.com/ Scroll...

http://sandiegobmw.wordpress.com/

Scroll down on this blog for a meditation on leather care. This guy also recommends Leatherique.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 08-13-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,786
Posted By gregthomp
BavSound E90 speaker install video?

Can anyone direct me to video showing the installation procession for the Bavarian Soundwerks E90 speaker upgrade? Trying to figure out if I'm up for it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,594
Posted By gregthomp
Neutrino45's photo is definitive, and looks like...

Neutrino45's photo is definitive, and looks like my '08. The coin holders have nothing to do with the cooling vents, which are inside the beverage recess. Weird that BMW would drop this feature, as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By gregthomp
Nice color. But doesn't the 335 have chrome...

Nice color.

But doesn't the 335 have chrome window trim? Did that change in '09?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,645
Posted By gregthomp
I have been likewise very disappointed with the...

I have been likewise very disappointed with the audio quality of Sirius in my 328i --at least in my base BMW sound system. It's really no better sonically than a good FM signal. But I've ponied up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By gregthomp
Thanks for the helpful replies, everyone. I'm...

Thanks for the helpful replies, everyone. I'm relieved that it's a well-worn topic. The ticking seems gone for the moment in any case, but I've filed away the info and will follow it up if and when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By gregthomp
Clicking engine?

So I was parallel parking my '08 328i and as I got out a guy who'd been standing there watching me says, "Do you hear the clicking coming from your engine?" I hadn't. He says, "I have a 330 [true,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,919
Posted By gregthomp
Later '08s can get it. I forget the cut off...

Later '08s can get it. I forget the cut off date, but if your '08 build date is prior to such-and-such, you're out of luck. I took delivery of my '08 in Nov. 07 and I can't get it.

Don't rely on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By gregthomp
I haven't listened to EVERY Sirius music channel,...

I haven't listened to EVERY Sirius music channel, but this isn't at all true in my experience. Except maybe on the kids' channel.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By gregthomp
I spent my $$ on the satellite radio, and I use...

I spent my $$ on the satellite radio, and I use my iPod with the aux input. IPod through the aux really works very well. I charge it with with a Monster adapter that also gives a clean line out,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,447
Posted By gregthomp
I had at least one BMW internet sales manager try...

I had at least one BMW internet sales manager try to do the same -- quote me full sticker and then not even respond when I told him his price wasn't realistic. Unfortunately, the profit from one...
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