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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Tom K.
Congrats on your purchase. Since RFTs may be...

Congrats on your purchase.

Since RFTs may be repaired - IF they have not been internally damaged by running while flat, I carry a small 12v compressor in the trunk to re-inflate as necessary. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Tom K.
Yes, but it was not imported into the U.S. And...

Yes, but it was not imported into the U.S. And in 2001, there was no 318i in the U.S.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Tom K.
OP is not from the U.S. Tom

OP is not from the U.S.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Tom K.
If you are comfortable with it, by all means. ...

If you are comfortable with it, by all means. However, parts for an oil change run about $65.00 and at least some dealers in the DC area will provide a $79.95 coupon for the job.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Tom K.
The blower motor in my '99 E46 started making...

The blower motor in my '99 E46 started making noise (sounded like a squealing bearing), only at low ambient temperatures, at around 70,000 miles. I simply lived with it and the blower continued to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Tom K.
Without knowing he price of parts & required...

Without knowing he price of parts & required labor, I still suspect that your $3k estimate is very low -probably by a factor of 4.

The best way to get a BMW with stick shift is to order a new one....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By Tom K.
Most Bimmers are close to 50/50 f/r weight...

Most Bimmers are close to 50/50 f/r weight distribution. My wife's FWD Ford carries about 60% of the weight on the front wheels, yet it calls for equal pressures in all tires.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By Tom K.
Nope, increasing the rear pressures (or...

Nope, increasing the rear pressures (or decreasing the front psi) INCREASES under steer, so BMW's recommendations are for safety reasons as most drivers react better to under steer than over steer. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Tom K.
Once all tires are at the proper cold pressure,...

Once all tires are at the proper cold pressure, reset the TPMS as described in your manual. This will establish your current pressures as a baseline and then the TPMS warning should not go off...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Tom K.
My '07 wagon has the Premium Package which...

My '07 wagon has the Premium Package which includes lumbar, but frankly it's not that great. Although I use it on occasion (having had two lumbar discectomies a few years back), I think a well...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,316
Posted By Tom K.
Without knowing what car you own (Benz?), I...

Without knowing what car you own (Benz?), I suggest you go to Tire Rack's website, plug your vehicle in, and see what 17" or 16" wheels & tires will fit.

If you want a smoother riding RFT, you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,218
Posted By Tom K.
Or maybe send it to Rolling Stone? Tom

Or maybe send it to Rolling Stone?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Tom K.
[QUOTE=OnMyPorch;8770204]My first post, so please...

[QUOTE=OnMyPorch;8770204]My first post, so please excuse any ignorance on my part.


Does the HP and 0-60 spec tell the whole story? That is, will this 2015 engine that is 2.0/4 cylinder and 240...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Tom K.
Assuming your 335i has summer performance tires...

Assuming your 335i has summer performance tires (does it have the Sport Package?), then it shouldn't be driven in sub-freezing temps, much less snow covered roads as no summer tires are even adequate...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Tom K.
I f you frequently need to drive in snow, get...

I f you frequently need to drive in snow, get some winter performance tires on separate wheels. See the Tire Rack website for wheel/tire packages for your car.

If you only need to drive in 2~3...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Tom K.
RaggTopp protectant for canvas tops and Gummi...

RaggTopp protectant for canvas tops and Gummi Pflege for rubber seals.

And since your '06 convertible is an E46, you might have better results posting to that forum.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Tom K.
To clean the headlights. if you prefer that they...

To clean the headlights. if you prefer that they not be sprayed, then turn them off when you spray the windshield. I believe the headlight wash comes with the xenon headlights - but no wipers for...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Tom K.
I had a 2008 128i convertible for about 4 years...

I had a 2008 128i convertible for about 4 years and found it to be very reliable and quiet with the top up.

With perhaps 75% highway and back road cruising, overall gas mileage was 27.5 mpg.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Tom K.
If you wish to stay with RFTs, you might also...

If you wish to stay with RFTs, you might also consider the new Bridgestone Drive Guards.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Tom K.
Rather than waiting for a CBS change, I'd make...

Rather than waiting for a CBS change, I'd make sure that the oil is changed within 5~7,500 miles with a BMW recommended oil such as Mobil 1 0w40.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Tom K.
I make sure that the car is protected with...

I make sure that the car is protected with carnauba wax and periodically wipe the rear area (especially the top of the bumper) down with Zymöl Field Glaze as needed.

Also, keeping the rear window...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Tom K.
Have you looked for an associated Check Control...

Have you looked for an associated Check Control message? Use the small lever on the turn signal stalk to scroll to Check Control and then push in the button on the end of the stalk.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By Tom K.
As my wife does not drive MT, I'm the only one...

As my wife does not drive MT, I'm the only one driving my cars. Although my brother-n-law has offered to "keep an eye on your Porsche while you are driving your Bimmer"!



Good idea.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Tom K.
Check "Service Info" on your dash computer (under...

Check "Service Info" on your dash computer (under "Service Requirements" in your owner's manual) and the date of the recommended brake fluid change should appear. BMW specs a 2 year fluid change...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By Tom K.
My MVA registrations are not in my cars, they are...

My MVA registrations are not in my cars, they are in my wallet. And if my wallet were stolen, the garage door would be the least of my problems.

And as both my cars have manual transmissions, I...
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