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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Tom K.
From the manual: Viewing stored Check...

From the manual:

Viewing stored Check Control
messages
1. Push button 1 (the lever on the turn signal stalk) in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol...
Forum: General BMW 11-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Tom K.
While I can't place where I read it, I recall BMW...

While I can't place where I read it, I recall BMW recommending a few years back that the motor should be shut off at a long (45 seconds or more) stoplight.

And of course all the new Bimmers all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Tom K.
The triangle + ! simply means that there is a...

The triangle + ! simply means that there is a Check Control message stored - obviously referring to the phantom exterior light in this case. Accessing that message thru the steering wheel stalk...
Forum: General BMW 11-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Tom K.
Correct. On p. 58 of the '07 3 series manual...

Correct. On p. 58 of the '07 3 series manual under "Driving/Starting the Engine" it states:

"Do not allow the engine to warm up by leaving it
running while the vehicle remains stationary....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Tom K.
OP seemed to be interested in RFT. If he wants a...

OP seemed to be interested in RFT. If he wants a good go-flat, either the Conti Extreme Contact DWS or the Michelin Pilot Sport AS-3 is a better performance/price compromise than the Defender.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Tom K.
Glad I cheaped out as my Club Cadet lawn tractor...

Glad I cheaped out as my Club Cadet lawn tractor runs fine on E10+StaBil, but I'll keep Techron in mind.

Unfortunately in MD, outside of ridiculously priced racing gas, I'd have to drive 100 miles...
Forum: General BMW 11-25-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Tom K.
Isn't that why you guys have engine block heaters...

Isn't that why you guys have engine block heaters and heated seats?

And the OP is from CT, not the Great White North.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Tom K.
I wouldn't trust it for more than 6 months. But...

I wouldn't trust it for more than 6 months. But I have some Sta-Bil treated E-10 that's still good after 2 years - for my lawn mower, not my Bimmer!

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Tom K.
With the car idling in neutral, use the OBC stalk...

With the car idling in neutral, use the OBC stalk to reset the date for this service.

The procedure is detailed under "Service Requirements" in the manual.

Since my state does not have a...
Forum: General BMW 11-25-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Tom K.
Why a remote starter? As idling is not good for...

Why a remote starter? As idling is not good for the car, BMW recommends (gently) driving off immediately for an efficient warm up.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Tom K.
The newer EL42 RFTs came on my CPO E91 and I...

The newer EL42 RFTs came on my CPO E91 and I would strongly recommend considering either the Bridgestone 960 AS RFT or the new Bridgestone Driveguard RFT. Or stick with the Contis - but the EL42 is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Tom K.
Like most auto makers, BMW recommends against...

Like most auto makers, BMW recommends against idling for more than a few seconds. So add stabilizer, attach a Battery Tender and do not start the car. Or periodically drive it at least 10 miles or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Tom K.
Tire Rack indicates that steelies are "not...

Tire Rack indicates that steelies are "not available" in either 16" or 17" for the E9x.

I notice you list your car as a 2004 330i which is an E46.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Tom K.
But if the mirror does not tilt, you still may...

But if the mirror does not tilt, you still may not have the alarm system - as in my '07 E91 which has the auto-dimming mirror but no alarm.

From the '07 manual (p.35):

"Arming and disarming...
Forum: General BMW 11-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Tom K.
Basically, you really only need your auto...

Basically, you really only need your auto license, registration and proof of insurance.

But you are restricted in the amount of liquor and cigarettes you can bring in to Canada. And don't forget...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Tom K.
OTOH, I ran Tire Rack BMW steelies for nearly 10...

OTOH, I ran Tire Rack BMW steelies for nearly 10 years on my E46 while my alloy shod Z3 (and then Z4) sat in the garage - safely out of the snow, ice and salt. But I don't believe those wheels will...
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Tom K.
For low mileage Bimmers, change oil once yearly...

For low mileage Bimmers, change oil once yearly and brake fluid once every two years.

And read your owners and Service/Warranty manuals at least once a year to get BMW's answers to this and other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Tom K.
Yes, that is the icon for an undercharged key fob...

Yes, that is the icon for an undercharged key fob battery.

Assuming you do not have Comfort Access, the fob battery recharges when the car is running.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Tom K.
BMW does not include a remote starting option as...

BMW does not include a remote starting option as one of the worst things you can do is to warm the car up with extended idling. See your owner's manual about driving off gently immediately after...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By Tom K.
RWD, MT, NA I6 motor, and a combination of...

RWD, MT, NA I6 motor, and a combination of handling, comfort and efficiency. But my 128i convertible was replaced by a Boxster as the 2nd generation Z4 is too porky. And I hope my E91 MT RWD wagon...
Forum: General BMW 11-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tom K.
Exactly - another case of DUE (Dreaded User...

Exactly - another case of DUE (Dreaded User Error).

One wonders why the OP ordered an option he didn't understand...

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Tom K.
Sounds like an Electronic Steering Lock fault. ...

Sounds like an Electronic Steering Lock fault. If the warning icon is yellow, try moving the steering wheel and then starting the engine.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Tom K.
Glad I could help. While the pre LCI iDrive can...

Glad I could help. While the pre LCI iDrive can give you access to a lot of info, getting to it is generally not very intuitive.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Tom K.
IIRC, you can select the right portion of the...

IIRC, you can select the right portion of the screen with the iDrive controller and a menu will appear with 7 or 8 choices including various map views, trip computer or current location info. Select...
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Tom K.
Due at every multiple of 30,000 miles, the...

Due at every multiple of 30,000 miles, the Inspection service basically consists of a number of visual and mechanical inspections as well as a road test. It may easily be done at your next yearly...
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