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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,898
Posted By daranco
Smile Thanks for the info

Thanks very much to BMWPower and ThunderDump
for providing info and their expertise.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 345,238
Posted By daranco
Question follow up to an earlier question

Back in April, I asked a question as to whether a donut spare
would work on my car, given that I have wider rear wheels
(but all wheels are 18" rims).
Orient330iNYC kindly replied that yes it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,898
Posted By daranco
Question Questions regarding radio presets

I have a few questions - hope some of you can shed some light.
First, I have a 2009 335I convertible, with nav, HD radio, and satellite radio.

Q1: I have manually preset all 6 of the buttons (by...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 345,238
Posted By daranco
trying to find info

Well, I'm trying to find out what I can & can't do
with respect to a spare, and since this thread is very
long, my answer might be in here and I just missed
it... if so, I apologize... here is my...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-15-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By daranco
Tires sold

No longer available... tires sold
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-11-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By daranco
Smile Tires for sale (18" Potenzas)

I'm selling a complete set of Potenza RFTs (from my 335i), 225/40R-18 front and 255/35R-18 rear; they are in excellent condition with 7000 miles on them. These are the tires that came on the car at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By daranco
Besides the RPM fluctuations, is the transmission...

Besides the RPM fluctuations, is the transmission shifting in and out
of gear?? Reason I ask is that years ago (1984 firebird!) I had this
exact problem, and it tooks months to find the cause - an...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-04-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By daranco
I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

I just replaced my OEMs (on a 335i, with sport pkg) with the Michelins,
and just an FYI.... here are my observations after about 500 miiles:
(a) That great handling that came with the summer only...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-02-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By daranco
HPFP defined

Since you asked... HPFP is a High Performance Fuel Pump.
It is used with the N54 engire (the turbo-charged engine in
the 335). My understanding is that in addition to a "regular"
fuel pump, this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By daranco
similar fault

I have a 2009 335I convertible, and at about 5000 mile point, i got the dredded check engine and "coughing engine". My dealership set me up with a loner immediately, and by the next day had the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,939
Posted By daranco
not a bad idea

regarding having the option to get each of the
items within the sports package as an "a-la-cart"
option would be GREAT!!! I, for one, got the sports package
ONLY because I wanted those seats.... I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,939
Posted By daranco
should have an option

I DO like the automatic option..... however, as others have indicated, there are times when it would be (not only desirable, but) SAFER to turn it off (like when the traffic in back of you is NOT a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-19-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,102
Posted By daranco
I just bought a set of PS A/S Plus

After MUCH research, I decided to buy a set of Michelin Pilot
Sport A/S + for my 2009 335i convertible... in preparation
for the fall/winter. These will be mounted on my OEM
wheels that came with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By daranco
trick for buffing out wax

Just a trick that I picked up from
the folks at Griot's (I use all Griots products).

After applying a coat of wax and letting it set,
if hand buffing becomes too difficult / strenuous
(and you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,883
Posted By daranco
my 2 cents

I have a 2009 E93 (335i convertible), and while at
the Performance Center Delivery area (SPartanburg S.C.)
I specifically asked them (they are real Pros on all aspects
of this car) about the CA...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By daranco
don't skimp on the tires!!

I too am getting ready to buy some All SEASON
tires, in prep for cold / light snow in the Baltimore/Washington area.
I plan on leaving the All SEASONS on all year round.
Now, since the investment...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,864
Posted By daranco
size info

I agree with the other posts.... from
the research that I did a few months ago,
the E93 with sports package has a 34mm offset in
the front, and 37mm offset in the rear.
And I believe the lug...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,149
Posted By daranco
cost ssaving tip

Here is something to consider
(I fell into this purely by accident).

I called the manager of the dealership that
I wanted to buy from (a new 2009 335I convertible -
special ordered and pick up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By daranco
Bridgestones good, in my experience

I hust got a new 335 convertible just a few months ago, and it
came with 18" Bridgestone Portenza 050a tires. So far, they have been
excellent.
(1) On dry roads, they corner great, but even more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By daranco
copy of an earlier post I made re: tires

I've been researching this very question as well (for the past year!) -
even though I just got my 335 last week !!!.
Anyway... after reading through tons of stuff here
on bimmerfest, and also...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,304
Posted By daranco
Maybe a plug!!

Allof a sudden while driving to work about 3 weeks ago,
my 335 (2009 vert) started exhibiting really poor engine
performance - almost like it was coughing... except I
was already on the highway...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,099
Posted By daranco
follow-up

OK... My fears were NOT realized !!!! My ealier entry about
my suspected HPFP failure was instead a bad spark plug!!!
Plug was replaced and problem solved.
Note also.... RUSSELL BMW in Elicott...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,099
Posted By daranco
I got 30 mpg too!!

I just finished a trip from Maryland to New Hampshire and back....
and for the 480 mile trips (each way) I got between 29.7 northbound
and 30.1 southbound. And that's with 3 adults in the car....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,881
Posted By daranco
follow-up on EZ-Pass

Just a couple of follow-up comments:
(1) In MD, they are phasing out the outside transponders
that get mounted on the front tag. REASON: Easy to steal,
and more importantly, they tend to get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,468
Posted By daranco
Might be CA related!

A possible explanation for the mirrors and/or seats
moving out of their desired position.

If you have the comfort access option... you need to
watch out for the following:

One day I was...
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