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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Tom K.
Basically, you really only need your auto...

Basically, you really only need your auto license, registration and proof of insurance.

But you are restricted in the amount of liquor and cigarettes you can bring in to Canada. And don't forget...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Tom K.
OTOH, I ran Tire Rack BMW steelies for nearly 10...

OTOH, I ran Tire Rack BMW steelies for nearly 10 years on my E46 while my alloy shod Z3 (and then Z4) sat in the garage - safely out of the snow, ice and salt. But I don't believe those wheels will...
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Tom K.
For low mileage Bimmers, change oil once yearly...

For low mileage Bimmers, change oil once yearly and brake fluid once every two years.

And read your owners and Service/Warranty manuals at least once a year to get BMW's answers to this and other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Tom K.
Yes, that is the icon for an undercharged key fob...

Yes, that is the icon for an undercharged key fob battery.

Assuming you do not have Comfort Access, the fob battery recharges when the car is running.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Tom K.
BMW does not include a remote starting option as...

BMW does not include a remote starting option as one of the worst things you can do is to warm the car up with extended idling. See your owner's manual about driving off gently immediately after...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By Tom K.
RWD, MT, NA I6 motor, and a combination of...

RWD, MT, NA I6 motor, and a combination of handling, comfort and efficiency. But my 128i convertible was replaced by a Boxster as the 2nd generation Z4 is too porky. And I hope my E91 MT RWD wagon...
Forum: General BMW 11-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tom K.
Exactly - another case of DUE (Dreaded User...

Exactly - another case of DUE (Dreaded User Error).

One wonders why the OP ordered an option he didn't understand...

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Tom K.
Sounds like an Electronic Steering Lock fault. ...

Sounds like an Electronic Steering Lock fault. If the warning icon is yellow, try moving the steering wheel and then starting the engine.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Tom K.
Glad I could help. While the pre LCI iDrive can...

Glad I could help. While the pre LCI iDrive can give you access to a lot of info, getting to it is generally not very intuitive.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Tom K.
IIRC, you can select the right portion of the...

IIRC, you can select the right portion of the screen with the iDrive controller and a menu will appear with 7 or 8 choices including various map views, trip computer or current location info. Select...
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Tom K.
Due at every multiple of 30,000 miles, the...

Due at every multiple of 30,000 miles, the Inspection service basically consists of a number of visual and mechanical inspections as well as a road test. It may easily be done at your next yearly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Tom K.
I've always had good results with Stabil. ...

I've always had good results with Stabil.

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Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,911
Posted By Tom K.
I hope this helps the OP - who hasn't posted...

I hope this helps the OP - who hasn't posted anything in over 2 years.

Tom
Forum: General BMW 10-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Tom K.
As I use my car less than 50% for business, IRS...

As I use my car less than 50% for business, IRS limits the depreciation - although it is front loaded for the first few years and depreciation is allocated over more than 5 years.

My E46 328i...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Tom K.
Another consideration is the type of tire,...

Another consideration is the type of tire, inflation pressures and, especially, amount of tread remaining.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,405
Posted By Tom K.
I'm about 10 miles north of the White House and...

I'm about 10 miles north of the White House and did the summer~winter thing for a number of years on my RWD E46 328i. With the miniscule amount of snow we normally get (last winter was the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Tom K.
Also, a couple of the Bimmers I've owned will...

Also, a couple of the Bimmers I've owned will only put heat out of the dash vents if the temp was set at maximum (84o). I find the most effect method of heating the car is to simply push the AUTO...
Forum: General BMW 09-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Tom K.
After purchasing my '07 E91 in VA in 2010, I paid...

After purchasing my '07 E91 in VA in 2010, I paid MD state tax of 6% on the negotiated used car price less my trade in. Also, a MD safety inspection (about $80) was required. I would assume that a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Tom K.
The battery will work, but the charging rate will...

The battery will work, but the charging rate will probably not be correct until it is properly registered. Over time this could result in electrical problems.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,599
Posted By Tom K.
Great car - enjoy! I found my '07 MT E91 in...

Great car - enjoy!

I found my '07 MT E91 in 2010 and have been enjoying it ever since. It came loaded with virtually everything except the ZSP, but given the condition of our DC area roads, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Tom K.
I seriously doubt it was anything other than a...

I seriously doubt it was anything other than a placebo effect as the 328i motor is tuned for 91 octane.

What I did notice when touring the Maritimes last year in my Boxster (recommended 93...
Forum: General BMW 09-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Tom K.
While realizing that you have asked about later...

While realizing that you have asked about later model Bimmers, I have it on my 2007 328i E91 - purchased used as I would not order Active Steering.

Initially, it was somewhat disconcerting as my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Tom K.
I found a slow leak in a RFT 2 years ago and...

I found a slow leak in a RFT 2 years ago and refilled it so that it was never run below 30 lbs. (I carry a compressor for just this reason).

It was plugged by a tire shop and has lost no air in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Tom K.
Gas Cap tether

A it did on my E46, the rubber thingy which holds the gas cap to the car has broken. Tisher does not list it as a separate part and I don't need a new gas cap (assuming the tether is included). ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Tom K.
It is calling for a state or local safety...

It is calling for a state or local safety inspection. If your state/locality doesn't require this, then your car was originally titled in a jurisdiction which does - so you can ignore it. ...
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