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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By MikeTerp
Truthfully, would you (and most others on this...

Truthfully, would you (and most others on this board) rather have the electronic dipstick, or a real one where you could see and touch the oil in your engine and be assured that you had the correct...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,027
Posted By MikeTerp
Well, with so many BMWs being leased these days,...

Well, with so many BMWs being leased these days, you can imagine that most of those "owners" do little more than whatever the I-drive calls for. That said, if you actually "own" your car and do oil...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By MikeTerp
The punch line of this thread should be: BMW...

The punch line of this thread should be: BMW needs to put a REAL dipstick back in its engines. I have an 2007 E90/N52 with 110K on the clock. I have always done oil changes myself at least every...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By MikeTerp
THIS is one of the biggest problems. You just...

THIS is one of the biggest problems. You just cannot count on getting a RFT, ANY RFT, if you are out in the middle of nowhere (or for that matter in many places) let alone one that matches your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,567
Posted By MikeTerp
And they say that today's generation are less and...

And they say that today's generation are less and less interested in cars and driving because they are so distracted with wireless gadgets and the like. Could be true.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,606
Posted By MikeTerp
Fell apart? Did you abuse it? Maintain it? I...

Fell apart? Did you abuse it? Maintain it? I have nearly 111K MILES on my E90 and it has been absolutely bullet-proof so far. I do change oil twice as often as the computer calls for, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By MikeTerp
This thread is truly LOL worthy. The BMW...

This thread is truly LOL worthy. The BMW computer oil level sensor is a totally unnecessary joke. I change my own oil on my 07 E90 328. At first, I would always put in seven quarts as stated....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,430
Posted By MikeTerp
I have 107K on my 07 E90 328 - bullet proof so...

I have 107K on my 07 E90 328 - bullet proof so far. I do change oil at least twice as often as called for and have changed all other fluids at least twice, plus all other maintenance, but this has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,175
Posted By MikeTerp
This has always been my worry with turbos. They...

This has always been my worry with turbos. They generate a ton of heat and yet BMW as (until recently) gone to very long oil change intervals. I had two audi turbos with no problems, but I sold...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,835
Posted By MikeTerp
Warranty work is like Medicare - fee for service....

Warranty work is like Medicare - fee for service. The dealers rip off Corporate BMW which in turn results in higher prices for customers and stories like we have read in this thread.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By MikeTerp
This must be the 100th thread dealing with RFTs. ...

This must be the 100th thread dealing with RFTs. They have improved a lot since they first came out, but most people still don't like them. Ride is usually described as worse, they are more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By MikeTerp
105K+ with no problems. Just normal maintenance...

105K+ with no problems. Just normal maintenance (now I DO maintain the car more than called for in factory specs - more frequent oil changes, fluid changes, etc) but otherwise, excellent.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,737
Posted By MikeTerp
I think that issues from these long oil changes...

I think that issues from these long oil changes are coming home to roost and the manufacturers are worrying about warranty claims. I changed my oil initially in my 07 E90/328 at 3K miles and then...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-20-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By MikeTerp
[QUOTE=chiefneil;7779612]I think it's strange...

[QUOTE=chiefneil;7779612]I think it's strange that BMW has been the only one championing runflats. If they were so great we'd see other manufacturers embracing them by now. But BMW is clearly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By MikeTerp
Just Google resetting 2010 BMW 328 maintenance...

Just Google resetting 2010 BMW 328 maintenance indicators and you will find links to YouTube which will show you exactly how to do it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,861
Posted By MikeTerp
There was some kind of recall related to a...

There was some kind of recall related to a battery cable earlier this year. I have an 07 E90 that was covered under this and used that as my excuse to go to the dealer to get a new battery as mine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By MikeTerp
For Heaven's sake, change everything you can. I...

For Heaven's sake, change everything you can. I have an 07 E90/328 with 105K, and changed all my fluids at 50K and again at 100K. ALL of them. I change oil/filter at least every 8K and so far, my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By MikeTerp
Not sure what you are looking for, but I have an...

Not sure what you are looking for, but I have an 07 E90/328 sedan which has been bullet-proof through almost 105K miles. Since you are buying used, how your car has been maintained and operated may...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-26-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,757
Posted By MikeTerp
Very true. One of the things I like most about...

Very true. One of the things I like most about changing my own oil is that I know that the dregs are mopped out of the filter housing. Bet you anything that is rarely done when you take it to the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,381
Posted By MikeTerp
I have just under 103K miles on my 07 328 E90...

I have just under 103K miles on my 07 328 E90 that I bought new. I do oil/filter changes twice as often as required and have had all the other fluids changed twice, plus other usual maintenance. So...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By MikeTerp
Nothing new here. Dealers make relatively little...

Nothing new here. Dealers make relatively little money on new/used car sales, so their profit is going to be mostly in parts and service. I have yet to go into my dealer for anything where they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,743
Posted By MikeTerp
You need to buy a Lexus. Would suit you and your...

You need to buy a Lexus. Would suit you and your personality quite well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By MikeTerp
Well, we don't know what sort of 2008 3 series...

Well, we don't know what sort of 2008 3 series you are considering buying (private, CPO, Joe's used car lot, etc), but if it has been well maintained, it should last a long time with no trouble. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,287
Posted By MikeTerp
Why do we keep getting "what kind of gas should I...

Why do we keep getting "what kind of gas should I use" threads. We bought BMWs. The owners manual tells us to use premium fuel. Do it if you want the best combination of performance and longevity...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,743
Posted By MikeTerp
This issue has come up before, but I definitely...

This issue has come up before, but I definitely agree with 408racer that the elimination of the oil dipstick was one of the stupidest things BMW ever did. Hooking everything up to a computer is not...
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