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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By haskindm
The importance of flushing brakes came to light...

The importance of flushing brakes came to light after the advent of ABS Systems. The pump is very sensitive to moisture in the fluid. If the pump corrodes it can be VERY expensive to repair. New...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By haskindm
Use anti-seize, it will last longer.

Use anti-seize, it will last longer.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By haskindm
You should install a fuel stabilizer such as...

You should install a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL to keep the fuel from breaking down. It will have no effect on your warranty, however if you don't protect it and the fuel breaks down and causes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By haskindm
On a used car, the biggest factor is condition. ...

On a used car, the biggest factor is condition. How well was it cared for by the first owner. You also need to drive both cars to see which one suits you the best. 335 was a more expensive car when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By haskindm
The key to keeping tires quiet (RFT on non-RFT)...

The key to keeping tires quiet (RFT on non-RFT) is to rotate them despite what BMW says. With a staggered setup all you can do is rotate the tires side-to-side but that will help keep them quiet.
Forum: General BMW 03-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By haskindm
In my experience the BMW has been very reliable...

In my experience the BMW has been very reliable so there is nothing to "accept".
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By haskindm
Warranty service must be done at the dealership...

Warranty service must be done at the dealership in order for it to be paid for by BMW. Any work done at an independent shop will be paid for by you.
Forum: General BMW 01-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By haskindm
Not neccesarily true. Often the dealer is forced...

Not neccesarily true. Often the dealer is forced to participate in the rebate. The holdback (money that the "make" from BMW) is money that the dealer will get back at the end of the year. On the...
Forum: General BMW 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By haskindm
Unfortunately you can't trust owners to check the...

Unfortunately you can't trust owners to check the oil either. There are drawbacks to both systems. In a perfect world I would prefer both.
Forum: General BMW 11-29-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By haskindm
No salesman is going to be able to answer these...

No salesman is going to be able to answer these types of questions unless they are also a true enthusiast. The service department only knows what BMW tells them. To do things like you wish to do,...
Forum: General BMW 11-27-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By haskindm
3rd party warranties are a gamble at best. Be...

3rd party warranties are a gamble at best. Be very thorough in determining what is and what is not covered, you may be surprised. Also be sure you buy from a reputable company. A typical scam is...
Forum: General BMW 11-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By haskindm
There is no need to ask the dealer for the...

There is no need to ask the dealer for the invoice price. There are many places on the net where you can find the invoice price such as Edmund's or Blue Book. Kelly gives you a "target" price for...
Forum: General BMW 11-20-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By haskindm
To be fair, I doubt that the dealer knew about...

To be fair, I doubt that the dealer knew about the discount. These are closely guarded secrets until they are announced to the public. Sometimes customers hear about these things (through the...
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By haskindm
Are you looking for a good mechanic or a cheap...

Are you looking for a good mechanic or a cheap mechanic? You can have one or the other but not both.
Look at the shop, is it neat and organized?
Ask about the diagnstic tools that they have....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By haskindm
Thank government regulations. Either they do...

Thank government regulations. Either they do stupid stuff like this to get the mileage up, or we all drive underpowered, uninteresting shoe boxes...
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By haskindm
Better!

Better!
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By haskindm
Ask whoever made the determination that this...

Ask whoever made the determination that this damage was "only cosmetic" to please put that statement in writing "so that I'll have a record in case something happens". I bet their story will change...
Forum: General BMW 11-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By haskindm
That shows you how little tire and wheel...

That shows you how little tire and wheel warranties are worth. Nobody in their right mind would tell you that that tire is safe!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,131
Posted By haskindm
Have you checked the AUDIO INPUT volume on the...

Have you checked the AUDIO INPUT volume on the radio? It must be set to something other than "0" for your auxiliary jack to work. A bad jack or cable will USUALLY give you static or only one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,131
Posted By haskindm
Any Auxiliary Cable should work. It should have...

Any Auxiliary Cable should work. It should have a male stereo headphone jack at each end. Just go from the headphone jack on your i-pad, phone, mp3 player, walkman, etc to the aux jack in your...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By haskindm
The spped limiter is there to protect your tires....

The spped limiter is there to protect your tires. If you remove the speed limiter, make sure that you install tires that can deal with the additional speed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By haskindm
This is a bad idea and an irritation to anyone...

This is a bad idea and an irritation to anyone unfortunate enough to be near you. If I want to listen to music in a public space I will provide my own. I did not appoint you as being the DJ for my...
Forum: General BMW 11-02-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By haskindm
Because BMW wants you to have to go to the dealer...

Because BMW wants you to have to go to the dealer for service. They make only the information available to independent shops that they are required to make available by law, nothing more. It is not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By haskindm
As long as we are just guessing, the car is a...

As long as we are just guessing, the car is a total loss and totally unrepairable. That is the only "safe" answer!:yikes:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By haskindm
How high is "up"? At this point it could...

How high is "up"? At this point it could literally be thousands of things. Does the car crank but not start? Do you hear a clicking sound when you try to start but the car does not crank? How do...
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