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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By FrankAZ
Thank you all. My car is platinum bronze with a...

Thank you all. My car is platinum bronze with a light tan interior. The dash below the windshield is of course black. I chose the colors with AZ sun in mind. I'll double-check by red/blue blend...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By FrankAZ
E9x Air Conditioning in Arizona - any good at all? Anyone?

Hello.

There have been many threads posted here about failures of the air conditioning system on E9x vehicles. Many, including my own, have been in Arizona. I am on my third evaporator coil and...
Forum: European Delivery 07-03-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By FrankAZ
A cold wind blowing from Mexico

I've just been reading about BMW's plans to invest $1B building a factory in Mexico. Production to begin in 2019 with an initial capacity of 150,000 vehicles/year. In the articles I've read BMW have...
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By FrankAZ
Thread resurrection. This year my European...

Thread resurrection.

This year my European trip is going to be much easier SIM-wise. I've discovered Three's 'Feel Like Home' feature on their PAYG SIMs. See here (http://www.three.co.uk/).
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By FrankAZ
Not this car, but same year, colour, and model: ...

Not this car, but same year, colour, and model:

http://www.maestro.org.uk/forums/picture.php?albumid=32&pictureid=219

A 1983 Austin Maestro in Vanden Plas configuration. 1.6 litres of whimper,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,736
Posted By FrankAZ
Well, it's that season again in Arizona. Last...

Well, it's that season again in Arizona. Last Friday my family and I had to drive to N Phoenix and it became desperately apparent that the A/C on my car wasn't right. Again. It was so bad we had to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By FrankAZ
Same deal on my 2009 328i with the standard...

Same deal on my 2009 328i with the standard stereo. I have never been able to tell whether the speed control setting does anything at all. Over the years I've had it twiddled in every permutation...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By FrankAZ
It all comes down to the motivation behind the...

It all comes down to the motivation behind the contract. Follow the money.

In Europe a road is built using a 'concession', which means that the company which builds the road has to maintain the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By FrankAZ
Yes, my transmission training reset was covered...

Yes, my transmission training reset was covered under the in-force new car warranty. I didn't have any dash lights accompanying my symptoms though.

Subsequently I did read somewhere about an owner...
Forum: European Delivery 12-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By FrankAZ
I think that's wise. If you're going to Austria...

I think that's wise. If you're going to Austria it is required and to not carry one is wrong, no matter you own thoughts on the true necessity, probabilities, and bureaucracy of it. Elsewhere it...
Forum: European Delivery 12-17-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By FrankAZ
No need to pay for a picture if you have a...

No need to pay for a picture if you have a digital camera and a printer available. Just use the passport photo tool at the US State Dept's website and position/crop your own picture. Take two (they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By FrankAZ
This is very interesting thread and a...

This is very interesting thread and a bookmarkable 'keeper'. I found this in an online Ford manual (here...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By FrankAZ
Also a 2009 3-series. Now on my 3rd evaporator...

Also a 2009 3-series. Now on my 3rd evaporator core. Original was misdiagnosed until one month before my warranty expired then the dealer replaced it under warranty. Phew! The second one lasted 4...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,729
Posted By FrankAZ
Of course you are right. It is all speculation at...

Of course you are right. It is all speculation at the extreme end of likelihood, but perhaps a little more frequent than your monkey analogy. (The car example, not the Boltzmann Brain).

Soft...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,729
Posted By FrankAZ
Interesting. I am of course just as skeptical as...

Interesting. I am of course just as skeptical as the next person but there are a few mitigating circumstances which might be coming into play.

It is hard to imagine that two independent systems...
Forum: European Delivery 09-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By FrankAZ
Eleven, if you include principalities. ...

Eleven, if you include principalities.

Germany; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Hungary; Austria; Italy; San Marino; France; Monaco; Switzerland. Plus the US.

I still have the Czech, Slovakian, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,736
Posted By FrankAZ
My AC faded again and the car is back in the shop...

My AC faded again and the car is back in the shop again today. They've diagnosed it as another evaporator failure. My CA says BMW are now on the 3rd or 4th redesign of the E9x evaporator and that the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,736
Posted By FrankAZ
Hi - I'm in Chander, AZ. My 2009 328i's warranty...

Hi - I'm in Chander, AZ. My 2009 328i's warranty expired at the beginning of June so I timed things so that I took the car in for the battery cable recall action at the end of May. I asked the dealer...
Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,124
Posted By FrankAZ
I used my Bimmerfest id, "FrankAZ". By the...

I used my Bimmerfest id, "FrankAZ".

By the time I got to the Welt my brain was pretty well 100% saturated with the European Delivery forum and something inside me figured that would be as good a...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By FrankAZ
The original of this picture is in this forum...

The original of this picture is in this forum post:

http://www.i-bmw.com/showpost.php?p=558691&postcount=59

The author says Grossglockner.

If you Google Map your way along I'm sure you'll be...
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,409
Posted By FrankAZ
For historical reference since it would be...

For historical reference since it would be interesting to see the interval between repeat issuance within the pool of numbers allocated to BMW.

2009/06/02 1100 FrankAZ

I'm going to bookmark...
Forum: European Delivery 06-27-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,503
Posted By FrankAZ
That is true for Austria and some if not most...

That is true for Austria and some if not most other countries with vignettes. HOWEVER, Switzerland only provides for a 1 year annual vignette so it is CHF 40 or nothing.

Frank.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,478
Posted By FrankAZ
I would guess that a Tahoe has a much more robust...

I would guess that a Tahoe has a much more robust frame than a BMW's monocoque. I'd be cautious about fitting something which would transfer the energy of an impact directly to the most expensive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,478
Posted By FrankAZ
Some mornings I have to drive on AZ101 heading...

Some mornings I have to drive on AZ101 heading north, usually at about the same time of morning. For the last month I've seen a tired looking red Porsche 928 driving aggressively - lots of lane...
Forum: European Delivery 06-07-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By FrankAZ
Don't forget that you can use your own digital...

Don't forget that you can use your own digital photos. Just go to the State Dept's passport website and use the tool there to size and frame the picture you take yourself, print a couple of copies...
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