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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By ebloom
In my car (2014 335GT) after using the paddles,...

In my car (2014 335GT) after using the paddles, it shifts back to automatic (D) after a few seconds of light acceleration. Here's what I think is happening: if your foot is off the accelerator, the...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-26-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By ebloom
The car should be telling you what it needs. ...

The car should be telling you what it needs. Look at the dash when you start the car - it should show how many miles until service. Also check the owners manual (or search these forums) for details...
Forum: General BMW 01-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By ebloom
There are (at least) 2 different ways to display...

There are (at least) 2 different ways to display the colored traffic info. You've found the obvious, but way-too-in-your-face one. I agree the map is unreadable. There's another setting with more...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-06-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By ebloom
If I recall, the last US E21s were in the spring...

If I recall, the last US E21s were in the spring of 1983. They were transitioning to the E30 318i. So the October 1983 build date might not be correct. Not sure how much that matters after all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By ebloom
Had this problem on one of our company cars, 09...

Had this problem on one of our company cars, 09 328xi coupe. Repaired by dealer, 2 hours labor, and a bowden cable, about $35. Tech's notes said "removed under panels and manipulated latch from...
Forum: General BMW 12-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By ebloom
Looks to me like the driver hit the wrong pedal. ...

Looks to me like the driver hit the wrong pedal. AKA unintended acceleration!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By ebloom
I guarantee the BMW loans for my business, but...

I guarantee the BMW loans for my business, but they're not on my recent TransUnion report. No leases for us - too many miles. My wife's loan shows up because the car is in both our names.
Forum: General BMW 11-24-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By ebloom
Take a look at the E46 M3 forum ... lots of...

Take a look at the E46 M3 forum ... lots of discussions on SMG issues. Many have simple solutions. But there is the potential for some very expensive repairs. You need to decide for yourself if it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By ebloom
Did you switch keys? This may be one of the...

Did you switch keys? This may be one of the settings stored in the key.
Forum: General BMW 09-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By ebloom
strange coincidence in Montgomery Co MD

The front side reflector in the left fender disappeared off my wife's car (2007 335i) while she was parked at work (Kaiser Permanente in Gaithersburg) today. There have been a few incidents in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By ebloom
Put the key in the dash slot and start the car. ...

Put the key in the dash slot and start the car. This resets the fob. (This is one of those special circumstances that may or may not be covered in the manual. But it does work, at least on some CA...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,612
Posted By ebloom
There's a software upgrade for some cars that...

There's a software upgrade for some cars that helps with the Bluetooth connectivity. You can do it yourself - download the file to a USB stick and install in the car. Worked on my 336GT. Start at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By ebloom
I've felt this in many cars, not just BMW. I...

I've felt this in many cars, not just BMW. I think its just a vibration from the wiper mounts, transmitted through the firewall and into the break pedal.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By ebloom
I've had this happen a few times. The dealer...

I've had this happen a few times. The dealer should have tried this, but make sure:
With the roof up, look carefully in the track and make sure its clean. Just a small stone or other object will...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By ebloom
I'm in Comfort mode 99% of the time. (Eco pro...

I'm in Comfort mode 99% of the time. (Eco pro not worth the small savings, sport mode on those rare occasions when there's a good road without snow or ice.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By ebloom
Seat Heaters slow to warm up

The seat heaters in my 2014 335GT seem to take several minutes before they start warming. This is compared to my previous 2007 328 and my wife's 2009 335 - the older cars seats start warming almost...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By ebloom
SMG is a possible concern - take a look at the...

SMG is a possible concern - take a look at the various posts here. Could be expensive to maintain. The real worry is the salvage title. You really need to have the car thoroughly inspected by...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By ebloom
That's one of the items on the CPO checklist - it...

That's one of the items on the CPO checklist - it should have been provided. (A copy of the CPO checklist is somewhere on this site, a search should find it. You might want to review it if you're...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By ebloom
GT is bigger and heavier. But has lots more...

GT is bigger and heavier. But has lots more interior space. Your choice...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,521
Posted By ebloom
Sometimes after a battery change the key/fob...

Sometimes after a battery change the key/fob needs a reset. Insert it into the ignition and start the car. That is usually all it needs. (Unless the keys you received are not original to the car,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,490
Posted By ebloom
How is it more complicated? Beyond the "turn it...

How is it more complicated? Beyond the "turn it on" step. I think I did prefer the E90 stalk. But the F30 cruise (in my F34 specifically) works the same way, just different buttons to control it.
Forum: General BMW 11-29-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By ebloom
Watch the fine print at cars.com and other...

Watch the fine print at cars.com and other similar sites. They will use the phone number that you provide for telemarketing purposes. Consider getting a temporary phone number to use in the ad,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By ebloom
If it includes all the parts associated with the...

If it includes all the parts associated with the SMG such as relays, pumps and sensors then it sounds like a great deal. Assuming the dealer is qualified to work on it (you didn't mention if its a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By ebloom
If you have comfort access, and the key in your...

If you have comfort access, and the key in your pocket ... could something else in your pocket be pressing the trunk release button?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By ebloom
335GT Lux Line ... 27.5 MPG in a bit over 3000...

335GT Lux Line ... 27.5 MPG in a bit over 3000 miles. Mostly highway miles, only had it a little more than a month.
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