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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Tom K.
I usually prefer to pay cash, or finance through...

I usually prefer to pay cash, or finance through a tax deductible home equity line. But when I was offered 2 year 0.9% financing from BMW for my CPO E91 a few years back, I grabbed it.

However,...
Forum: General BMW 08-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Tom K.
For nearly 20 years, I've filled 5 Bimmers, a...

For nearly 20 years, I've filled 5 Bimmers, a Beemer and a Porsche with nothing but the cheapest off brand gas. The only problem has been a significantly heavier wallet.

Tom
Forum: General BMW 07-31-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Tom K.
Having ordered 4 BMWs and a Boxster, my...

Having ordered 4 BMWs and a Boxster, my experience has always been 30 days. But I also have a second car which has made things a lot easier.

Tom
Forum: General BMW 07-30-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Tom K.
Agreed. While the original 4 yr/50k mile...

Agreed. While the original 4 yr/50k mile warranty also covers BMW recommended maintenance, the CPO does not, nor does it cover the battery which will likely be needed after 5~7 years.

Regardless,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Tom K.
Since Googling it points to this thread, can you...

Since Googling it points to this thread, can you cite your source for the definition of "BMW registered mechanic" in the US?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Tom K.
Best budget cosmetic purchase for my E91 has been...

Best budget cosmetic purchase for my E91 has been Zymöl Creame Wax.

http://www.zymol.com/zymolcreamewax8oz.aspx

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Tom K.
I routinely transport 1/2 ton (25 forty lb. bags)...

I routinely transport 1/2 ton (25 forty lb. bags) of wood pellet fuel with 3 or 4 bags resting on the front passenger seat. It took a couple of trips, but I finally realized the necessity of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Tom K.
I would avoid mixing tire models with different...

I would avoid mixing tire models with different tread patterns as unstable handling may result - especially in situations with less than optimum traction.

If it were my car, I'd replace both...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Tom K.
If a BMW dealer did the Inspection service at...

If a BMW dealer did the Inspection service at 118,500, why didn't they reset the dash computer to show the next Inspection due at 150,000?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Tom K.
And if you are just over a mileage increment of...

And if you are just over a mileage increment of 30,000 (30k, 60k, etc.), it indicates you are 500 miles overdue for the "Inspection" service - a series of visual, mechanical and electrical checks...
Forum: General BMW 07-15-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Tom K.
As I often drive thru DC and VA where they are...

As I often drive thru DC and VA where they are illegal, I use an Escort Solo 2 as it is easily removed and replaced. Since you are in VA, you might consider the same.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tom K.
Since you didn't specify whether you want summer...

Since you didn't specify whether you want summer tires or A/S; performance or touring, the recommendations are all over the place.

Summer Performance tires will likely not last more than 25,000...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tom K.
I'm suggesting you hold down the throttle in a...

I'm suggesting you hold down the throttle in a lower gear so that the tachometer reads above 5,000. That way, you will realize the power your 328i actually has before you try to spend $$$ for more....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Tom K.
In the E46, that panel covered the area where the...

In the E46, that panel covered the area where the spare tire and tools were stored. It actually reveals a decent storage area under the rear compartment of my E91 wagon - but not enough room for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tom K.
The 2015 car has a turbo 4. Your car has the...

The 2015 car has a turbo 4. Your car has the normally aspirated I-6 which develops it's power at higher rpms. So why not try taking your motor above 5,000 to discover the power it already has?
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Tom K.
I had the same issue with my 2011 update when I...

I had the same issue with my 2011 update when I burned my own copy. After a year or so, the disk began overheating and the whole system would fail. Reverting to the OEM disk solved the problem.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Tom K.
If registering the battery doesn't solve your...

If registering the battery doesn't solve your problem, you might have the IBS checked for an intermittent fault.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Tom K.
If you have Comfort Access, the battery is...

If you have Comfort Access, the battery is inexpensive and easily user replaceable. If you do not have CA, the fob is supposed to recharge when it is in the ignition while the car is being driven.
...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-07-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Tom K.
The OP is from the U.S. and that hasn't been true...

The OP is from the U.S. and that hasn't been true for our Bimmers since early 2007. The TPMS measures the pressure in each tire and compares it to the baseline. It is the ABS and traction control...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Tom K.
Sounds like either the steering wheel or...

Sounds like either the steering wheel or transmission has been changed - I'd suspect the former.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tom K.
Sounds like you're on top of things. For wax &...

Sounds like you're on top of things. For wax & detail, I've had good results (5 Bimmers, 1 Beemer) with Zymöl Craeme/Carbon carnauba wax and Zymöl Treat for leather. Also, even with Run-Flat tires,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Tom K.
I had an E46 '99 328i sedan and currently drive...

I had an E46 '99 328i sedan and currently drive an '07 E91 wagon.

Maintenance is pretty similar except the E46 Inspections I & II have been replaced by a general E90 Inspection (about 1~2 hours...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Tom K.
And after you make certain the tires are inflated...

And after you make certain the tires are inflated to the proper cold pressures, it would be a very good idea to reset the TPMS so a mere 2 lb. drop doesn't set it off again. (See "Tire Pressure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Tom K.
Agree with the DWS - or perhaps the Bridgestone...

Agree with the DWS - or perhaps the Bridgestone Drive Guard for a RFT.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Tom K.
Spark plugs aren't called for on the 328i until...

Spark plugs aren't called for on the 328i until 100k miles, so unless it is misfiring, pass on this one.

Brake fluid absorbs moisture and should be flushed every 2 years according to BMW so it was...
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