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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Zooks527
No. When you see the oil can symbol with...

No.

When you see the oil can symbol with the "waves" below it, you're looking at the "Oil Level Low" light. The "Oil Change Due" light is the same without the "waves".

Changing your oil...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Zooks527
$25 for a full automotive detail, discounted to $12!

So says the email Groupon just sent me.

One can only shudder at the thought of how much care does / does not go into that "full detail". I think hand washing my car in my own driveway may cost me...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-31-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,839
Posted By Zooks527
I'm certainly opinionated, but spend 5 minutes in...

I'm certainly opinionated, but spend 5 minutes in the E90 forum and you'll find I'm far from anonymous.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-30-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Zooks527
Yeah, should have remembered you're from the...

Yeah, should have remembered you're from the other side of the Atlantic.

A "money-shift" is executing a shift that will do a lot of damage and cost you a lot of money. In a manual, think of...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Zooks527
Well, you can't money-shift an automatic, but...

Well, you can't money-shift an automatic, but unlike prior BMW's, the M235 will hold whatever gear you are in if you're in manual mode. However, even though it will hold gear at redline, it won't...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-28-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,839
Posted By Zooks527
Over a 5 to 10 year period, average repair and...

Over a 5 to 10 year period, average repair and maintenance will always be less than depreciation on a new car.





No. Buy cars you can afford to buy outright. Maintain them well, and keep...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Zooks527
Sure, put your hand in a 12VDC spark path and...

Sure, put your hand in a 12VDC spark path and it'll hurt like hell. However, the shock you feel from the 120VAC outlet is from the current running through you to ground, rather than your touching a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Zooks527
With 14 VDC I don't think there's much chance of...

With 14 VDC I don't think there's much chance of electrocution. My guess would be that they want to keep all elements of the car at the same ground level to prevent any sparking for safety as noted...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Zooks527
[To Rudi] What Dad's trying to tell you is that...

[To Rudi] What Dad's trying to tell you is that your goldfish is decreased.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,660
Posted By Zooks527
Southern Greece

Southern Greece
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Zooks527
Waze beats the Real Time Traffic system about 40%...

Waze beats the Real Time Traffic system about 40% of the time / loses about 10% of the time / matches about half the time in areas where there's a lot of users to support the base data needs (from...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-25-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,839
Posted By Zooks527
This! And THIS !

This!




And THIS !
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Zooks527
Anywhere from 20,000 to 120,000 miles, depending...

Anywhere from 20,000 to 120,000 miles, depending on your driving style and location.

I'm not joking. May people report one to two brake jobs in the free maintenance period. I went 100,000 miles...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-25-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Zooks527
Yeah, you have to complete the financing before...

Yeah, you have to complete the financing before the trip.

It's possible the owner defaulted on the payments on the loan before the car got back to the States (if there are shipping holdups, a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,660
Posted By Zooks527
I don't see no horns ..... ;) ...

I don't see no horns ..... ;)

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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Zooks527
Yeah, mine recently stopped receiving Google Maps...

Yeah, mine recently stopped receiving Google Maps addresses after working fine for a month or so. Hasn't been high enough on my list for me to do much looking into it, though.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,660
Posted By Zooks527
"Dakota" leather is BMW's name for the level of...

"Dakota" leather is BMW's name for the level of leather it puts in the lower number series. As with "Corinthian" leather back in the 70s, it has no relationship to where it comes from. It's just a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Zooks527
As Orient said, without the alarm, there's no...

As Orient said, without the alarm, there's no sound.

If your car was built before March 2009, your car is pre-wired for the alarm and you can add the alarm module for $400 - $500. If your car was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,235
Posted By Zooks527
Back in the day, I worked for a company that had...

Back in the day, I worked for a company that had had some ... uh, .... issues, yeah, that's it, issues, with its taxes. As a consequence, we had our very own IRS employee in residence over in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Zooks527
There was some back and forth by BMW on this. ...

There was some back and forth by BMW on this.

The original BMW printed interval (in the hardcopy maintenance / warranty booklet delivered with my car) was 45,000 miles. Then, they coded the CBS...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,235
Posted By Zooks527
Looks more like a blast of BC fire suppressant...

Looks more like a blast of BC fire suppressant from the fire extinguisher noted in the OP's OP.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By Zooks527
Day 1: Visited Dachau, drove to Hohenschwangau,...

Day 1: Visited Dachau, drove to Hohenschwangau, 2 nights in Hotel Mueller (great place!)
Day 2 & Day 3 morning: Hohenschwanganau (nice quiet town after 4pm when all the tourist buses to the castles...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-18-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By Zooks527
Yes. Tons of fun. Well worth it.

Yes. Tons of fun. Well worth it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,656
Posted By Zooks527
Now, the hook about liver / fava beans / chanti...

Now, the hook about liver / fava beans / chanti is that all of them contain high levels of the amino acid tyramine. Usually, this isn't much of an issue, but if you took someone on, say, an MAOI...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Zooks527
It means you're coming up on 2 years since it was...

It means you're coming up on 2 years since it was last replaced. Brake fluid is replaced on a time basis (unless you're tracking the car), and it triggers in yellow 23 months after the last time it...
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