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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Tom K.
Since your car is an E46, why not try posting to...

Since your car is an E46, why not try posting to the E46 forum?

And you will probably have to bring it in to a dealer or indy and pay a diagnostic fee, rather than getting free advice over the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By Tom K.
And the water temp gauge on the E46 was so...

And the water temp gauge on the E46 was so heavily buffered as to be useful only for determining when the motor has gotten up to normal operating temp. After that, it was virtually the same as an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,370
Posted By Tom K.
There is no setting to automatically unlock. ...

There is no setting to automatically unlock. Either remember to hit the dashboard master lock/unlock button, or remind your passengers to pull the door handle twice.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,105
Posted By Tom K.
How often will you really need a spare? Many new...

How often will you really need a spare? Many new cars now come with either RFTs or a kit and motorcyclists have been touring for ages with no spare.

So why not simply opt for a compact 12v...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Tom K.
To disable automatic locking, see your owner's...

To disable automatic locking, see your owner's manual under "Locking - Automatic Locking".

But as MCDave71 said, it sounds like you have another problem. Does the drivers door unlock when you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Tom K.
Has the battery been checked? Tom

Has the battery been checked?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Tom K.
My '07 MT wagon purchased in 2010 with about 30k...

My '07 MT wagon purchased in 2010 with about 30k miles now has almost 76,000 and has been a great (and practical) car.

Regarding Cal's list, if the car has "Active Steering" the steering feel...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Tom K.
Caught you in one, Floyd! Perusing the...

Caught you in one, Floyd! Perusing the option/package lists for the current 6 and 7 series indicates the Comfort Access is standard on those models. Of course, the lowly 5 series and below...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Tom K.
IMHO, you should feel stupid if you don't ask for...

IMHO, you should feel stupid if you don't ask for help!

And I'm not sure this will help, but less than 2 months after purchasing my CPO '07 wagon in 2010, I discovered a bad case of passenger...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-20-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Tom K.
Trade your SUV in on a Bimmer convertible. The...

Trade your SUV in on a Bimmer convertible. The specially treated Red Leather seats on my '08 128i were comfortable in temps up to about 90o. Above that, the top went up and the A/C was switched on....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By Tom K.
I agree with namelessman. Or go with 4 Drive...

I agree with namelessman. Or go with 4 Drive Guards (excellent ride, good handling and snow performance so far on my E91), as a mix with different tread patterns is likely to result in unexpected...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Tom K.
KBB shows my 75k mile '07 328i wagon (loaded with...

KBB shows my 75k mile '07 328i wagon (loaded with almost everything except Steptronic and Sport Package) at about $8,500 for trade and $10,000 for private sale.

You don't indicate if your E91 is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Tom K.
You neglected to tell us whether you have a sedan...

You neglected to tell us whether you have a sedan (E90), wagon (e91), coupe (E92) or convertible (E93).

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Tom K.
My '07 belt has 75k and still looks great, and...

My '07 belt has 75k and still looks great, and your engine has a timing chain.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Tom K.
Battery/electrical problems on my E91 were...

Battery/electrical problems on my E91 were finally cured by replacing an intermittently bad IBS unit. You might have yours checked. Also, has the new battery been registered (another possible IBS...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Tom K.
May not be helpful, but have you attempted to...

May not be helpful, but have you attempted to properly inflate all tires and then reset the system as detailed in the owner's manual? If that does not work, then simply have the sensor replaced as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Tom K.
Also replaced the marginal EL 42 tires with Drive...

Also replaced the marginal EL 42 tires with Drive Guards. After 10k miles, including a few moderate potholes, I've only had to adjust air pressure after 30o+ ambient temperature changes.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-29-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,656
Posted By Tom K.
Since most punctures result in a relatively slow...

Since most punctures result in a relatively slow leak, simply carry a small 12v compressor and inflate en route to a repair facility as needed. Then, since the RFT will not have been damaged by...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Tom K.
Also, there is the general service icon (car on a...

Also, there is the general service icon (car on a lift) that appears every 30,000 miles for an "Inspection" service which involves several electronic and visual checks as well as a road test.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Tom K.
When was the battery last replaced? Apparently a...

When was the battery last replaced? Apparently a failing battery can cause all sorts of electrical weirdness.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Tom K.
Good luck. While it should be a stand alone item...

Good luck. While it should be a stand alone item (as in Europe), Lumbar has always only been available in the US as part of a package - currently $3,100 for the Premium Package on a 320i.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By Tom K.
Which is why you average it over a number of...

Which is why you average it over a number of fill-ups to get a reliable figure.

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Tom K.
Yep, nothing new here. Back in the late 1970's,...

Yep, nothing new here. Back in the late 1970's, I put down a deposit on the new Honda Accord which was 175 inches long and weighed about 2,100 lbs. The current Accord is over 18 inches longer and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By Tom K.
And is he checking the accuracy of the computer...

And is he checking the accuracy of the computer by computing his true mileage the old fashioned way: Miles/Gallons? Every Bimmer I've owned has had a mpg readout error - usually optimistic by 3 to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Tom K.
Would more likely set the speed to 77. From...

Would more likely set the speed to 77.

From the manual:

"Increasing desired speed
Repeatedly press the lever to the resistance
point or beyond, arrow 1, until the desired
speed is reached....
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