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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Lavalamp425
As others have stated, it sounds like you're...

As others have stated, it sounds like you're pushing past the kick-down detent in the accelerator which prompts the DCT to downshift two or more gears. This is normal behavior for the transmission...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,991
Posted By Lavalamp425
The numbers for the E91 show that BMW would've...

The numbers for the E91 show that BMW would've been better off offering a RWD version over a manual version. For the E91, roughly 15% were manuals, while about 27% were RWD (and only 2.7% were RWD...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,991
Posted By Lavalamp425
I think this is the crux of things. Many people...

I think this is the crux of things. Many people either don't have the garage/parking space or lack the financial ability to have multiple cars for different situations, so you're forced to go with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-13-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Lavalamp425
Someone managed to fit 8 tires...

Someone managed to fit 8 tires (http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15545844&postcount=1) in the back of his F31, with the seats down, so 4 or 5 should be no problem.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,161
Posted By Lavalamp425
:thumbup: When I did the Bondurant school...

:thumbup:

When I did the Bondurant school back in the day, the instructors took us around the track in 15-passenger Ford vans. They drove faster in that thing full of passengers than I would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Lavalamp425
According to some production information I have,...

According to some production information I have, only 429 RWD 6MT E91s were ever produced for the US market. This includes both the MY 2006 325i and MY 2007-2012 328i. As stated above, the vast...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Lavalamp425
That is BS. If you get a check engine light, or...

That is BS. If you get a check engine light, or engine reduced power message, there will be code(s) stored which can help identify what is going on. Even if you don't get a warning light, error...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Lavalamp425
No, your key needs to be in the slot to start the...

No, your key needs to be in the slot to start the car.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Lavalamp425
DTC is useful if you need to thrash your way...

DTC is useful if you need to thrash your way through some deeper snow; in these situations DSC intervention kills the power and you lose momentum. However for most situations just leaving everything...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-05-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
E90/E91/E92/E93 WTB E91 rwd 6mt
Views: 687
Posted By Lavalamp425
429 RWD 6MTs. There were 1,519 AWD 6MTs made for...

429 RWD 6MTs. There were 1,519 AWD 6MTs made for the US. Not saying they are impossible to find, but you're looking for literally the rarest 3-series BMW has made in the last 25 years.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-05-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
E90/E91/E92/E93 WTB E91 rwd 6mt
Views: 687
Posted By Lavalamp425
There were only 429 RWD 6MT E91s ever produced...

There were only 429 RWD 6MT E91s ever produced for the US market, so your chances of seeing one on the road, much less finding one for sale, are virtually nil. Good luck, because you absolutely need...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By Lavalamp425
If having some utility in the snow is necessary,...

If having some utility in the snow is necessary, absolutely get the Driveguards. Like galahad05 said, the A/S 3's aren't good in snow; they'd get you home but you wouldn't want to head out if you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By Lavalamp425
I used to have a 1987 Isuzu Trooper II. It was...

I used to have a 1987 Isuzu Trooper II. It was shaped like a breadbox and could barely get out of its own way, but it would go anywhere and haul anything.

I learned to drive on a '91 Plymouth...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,985
Posted By Lavalamp425
My '07 335i coupe is my DD. Wife has a '04...

My '07 335i coupe is my DD.
Wife has a '04 Volvo S40, which is a nice little car. It understeers, but otherwise it handles well, rides nicely, and has plenty of power.
I can use my dad's Toyota...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,789
Posted By Lavalamp425
If BMWNA would bring over the F31 330d or F11...

If BMWNA would bring over the F31 330d or F11 535d (or the 530d, which is what the NA-market 535d is anyway), they could have my money tomorrow.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,789
Posted By Lavalamp425
It is really hard to figure out how true any of...

It is really hard to figure out how true any of this is. F07 5GT production (and hence sales) was certainly better than E61 5 wagon production, by about 3,000 units, but F01/02/04 7 series numbers...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-20-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,789
Posted By Lavalamp425
Emissions certification requires the...

Emissions certification requires the certification of each drivetrain/transmission/chassis combo. Therefore it costs the same to certify a 328d RWD wagon whether you certified the sedan or not. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,789
Posted By Lavalamp425
BMW sells few enough wagons already, so the cost...

BMW sells few enough wagons already, so the cost to federalize a RWD version (or a 6MT version) is difficult to justify. For example, BMW produced just shy of 16,000 E91s (all types) for the NA...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,160
Posted By Lavalamp425
BMW only produced roughly 4,100 335i 6MT...

BMW only produced roughly 4,100 335i 6MT convertibles for the NA market, making them extremely rare. Further limiting yourself to just a couple of colors will make a search almost impossible. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Lavalamp425
The Dynamic Handling Package combined the...

The Dynamic Handling Package combined the Adaptive M Suspension and Variable Sport Steering, so no DHP was not the same thing as the adaptive suspension.

For MY 2016, to get the Adaptive M...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Lavalamp425
For tires, many people have swapped out the RFTs...

For tires, many people have swapped out the RFTs for non-RFTs and have generally been pleased with the switch. Michelin Pilot Super Sports seem to be the tire of choice if you're going for a max...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Lavalamp425
I've done perfectly fine getting my now-1 year...

I've done perfectly fine getting my now-1 year old in the back of my 335i coupe using the Chicco KeyFit 30. We're now transitioning to a convertible car seat (still rear facing), so I'll have a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Lavalamp425
Another thing to try is adjusting the height of...

Another thing to try is adjusting the height of the passenger seat; if you raise it up a bit, you might be able to create a bit more legroom, at the expense of headroom. Not sure if that tradeoff...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Lavalamp425
I'm not sure if the backseat space differs...

I'm not sure if the backseat space differs between a coupe and convertible, but I have a Chicco KeyFit 30 which fits behind the passenger seat. The seat needs to be most of the way forward, but not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Lavalamp425
Definitely sounds like your water pump is going. ...

Definitely sounds like your water pump is going. I had a similar situation (loss of power, yellow warning light, more loss of power, red warning light) and was fortunate to be able to baby it home...
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