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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By pschenck2
appreciate the help but it's still a problem. ...

appreciate the help but it's still a problem. Let me give you the situation that aggravates us the most.

You head out to run errands. The doors automatically lock. You stop at the dry cleaners...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By pschenck2
Lack of Comfort Access on rear doors

downsized from a 5 to a 4 door 328I and we would like to hang a BMW bean counter by the thumbs.

Why did they not included comfort access on the rear doors? It really diminishes the advantages of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,978
Posted By pschenck2
I don't know. But it sure is embarrasing when...

I don't know. But it sure is embarrasing when the have the street that you live on WRONG.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-03-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By pschenck2
Thanks for the replies. We do love the car. We...

Thanks for the replies. We do love the car. We had a 528i that the lease was up and since we couldn't get a 528 with MT we went with the 328.

Only thing I really miss so far is my HUD and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By pschenck2
2011 328i trunk lid seems stiff

Picked our 328 up the other night and had a question about the trunk lid.

When I push the unlock button it unlatches but does not open at all.

It seems to take more than what would seem to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-02-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By pschenck2
EyesOnly, you are exactly right with 2 months of...

EyesOnly, you are exactly right with 2 months of planning you can have exactly what you want for at least as good if not better price than buying off the lot.

Ordered ours Jan 7th and picked it up...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-28-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By pschenck2
Keep the holiday cash and MF or will the March 2011 deals be better?

We have a car due in any day now. Does someone have an idea of what the March lease deals will be on a 328?

We have a lock on the holiday cash and MF which I imagine we will want to keep but was...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
sorry for the flip flop on the e85 which actually...

sorry for the flip flop on the e85 which actually has 85% ethanol, but since by most accounts it currently takes more than a gallon of fuel to produce a gallon of ethanol you are still using more...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
Solution is to do what you think is best for your...

Solution is to do what you think is best for your car. I always seek out stations selling real gas.

Secondly contact your legislators, and ask why exactly we are subsidizing ethanol production to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
Other than the previously mentioned performance...

Other than the previously mentioned performance issues, one of the biggest effects ethanol has on the average driver is how it kills your mpg. The ethanol scam was given to us as a way to reduce our...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
Bangle, that is actually what I said. All things...

Bangle, that is actually what I said. All things being equal you cannot get more horsepower out of an equal quantity of ethanol versus gasoline. But it does control detonation which allows you to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-24-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
All things being equal it is impossible to get...

All things being equal it is impossible to get more hp out of ethanol than gasoline because ethanol only contains about 2/3 of the energy content of gasoline.

What it can help with is detonation...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,997
Posted By pschenck2
Similiar thread over on "ask a dealer" I...

Similiar thread over on "ask a dealer"

I think you have a false sense of confidence putting 91-93 octane in
your BMW if it has ethanol in it.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
let me explain part of the reason why it is so...

let me explain part of the reason why it is so poor.

First of all ethanol absorbs water. Ever wonder why grain alcohol is 190 proof? because ethanol absorbs 5% by volume of water. Grain alcohol...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-24-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
BMW had their arm twisted to say such. Do a...

BMW had their arm twisted to say such. Do a little research of the number of BMW fuel pump failures or the last couple of years. BMW chalks them up to "bad gas" thus not a warranty issue because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,997
Posted By pschenck2
You should be much more worried about putting...

You should be much more worried about putting ethanol in your tank than what octane rating it is.

In Florida we can still buy "real gas" at stations that cater to the boating community but...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-24-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By pschenck2
BMW fuel recommendations

Why does BMW recommend premium fuels for all its vehicles but cow tows to the government and say it is ok to put ethanol blended fuel in your vehicle?

I would put regular versus premium in my car...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,698
Posted By pschenck2
Is the price increase determined by your order...

Is the price increase determined by your order date or delivery date?

We have a MT 328i that is on the slow boat from from baltimore to brunswick right now and is going to be cutting it close to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-20-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,334
Posted By pschenck2
Bosporus Highway in range. Should dock...

Bosporus Highway in range. Should dock inBaltimore tonight or early tomorrow.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,698
Posted By pschenck2
So if Auto is N/C. Is it extra to get a manual?

So if Auto is N/C. Is it extra to get a manual?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,222
Posted By pschenck2
We have a car on that ship also that is due to be...

We have a car on that ship also that is due to be delivered to north Florida.

The delay is anxious about the delivery. We have a 60 day lock on the holiday cash and MF that expires on 3 Mar. But...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pschenck2
not sure about your dealer but mine gives you a...

not sure about your dealer but mine gives you a fancy report listing the before and after for all 4 wheels and the amount of weight placed in each seat.

if it is all for naught I will know that...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-16-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pschenck2
We had an X5 that showed poor alignment wear...

We had an X5 that showed poor alignment wear after 14,000 even though you could take your hands from the wheel and the X would still track resonably well. Having driven it 100% of the time I knew...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-15-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pschenck2
What about the idea that the alignment could be...

What about the idea that the alignment could be thrown out during shipping and should be checked upon receipt?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-15-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pschenck2
Transportation Damage

We have all seen the pics of when catastrophic damage has occurred to cars aboard ship, but what about smaller bumps and scrapes? They pack those cars onto the ship as tightly as possible.

How...
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