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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By gesoffen
The three issues I have with XDrive: 1) More...

The three issues I have with XDrive:
1) More stuff to maintain and/or break. As a DIYer, the xDrive effectively doubles the driveline maintenance with front diff and Transfer case fluids. Not a huge...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By gesoffen
I was in the same shoes a couple years ago - I...

I was in the same shoes a couple years ago - I was in no particular hurry to update from my 180k mile E46 Wagon (MT) to an E91. I had firm requirements on MT and MSport.

It took me over a year of...
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By gesoffen
It is a blast, regardless if your doing it for...

It is a blast, regardless if your doing it for the bier, atmosphere or people watching. Augustiner serves their "Wies'n Edelstoff" at the Oktoberfest tents. Its been a number of years since I was in...
Forum: European Delivery 09-20-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By gesoffen
In the main tents, only the Oktoberfest (Märzen)...

In the main tents, only the Oktoberfest (Märzen) style beers or Alkoholfrei. A limited number of tents will do Weizens and Radlers (shandy). All tents have a limited selection of sodas, waters, etc....
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By gesoffen
As it's just the two of you, you'll probably be...

As it's just the two of you, you'll probably be ok even on weekends. Just time your arrival to the changes in reservations (usually around 4 or 5pm) and don't be shy about asking to join a partially...
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,043
Posted By gesoffen
If weather and time permits, I'd suggest a visit...

If weather and time permits, I'd suggest a visit to Schönau and a cruise on the Königsee while your in/near Berchtesgaden.

+1 on Meersburg - we've visited there, staying at the Wilder Mann on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By gesoffen
My experience with the E46 (12 years and 160k+...

My experience with the E46 (12 years and 160k+ miles) was with a manual transmission version. Not sure if the brake/throttle interlock is specific to autotragic transmissions only (or perhaps to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By gesoffen
Without knowing the codes or being able to...

Without knowing the codes or being able to physically inspect components, here are a few leads to chase:
Poor idle/limp mode -
- Air intake bellows: this is frequently cracked and lets in unmetered...
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By gesoffen
You mentioned Salzkammergut: we spent several...

You mentioned Salzkammergut: we spent several days there on the Mondsee last summer and enjoyed it very much. We rented an apartment (FeWo) that was right on the lake so could just jump in and go for...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,048
Posted By gesoffen
Another option for the Berchtesgaden area is the...

Another option for the Berchtesgaden area is the Königssee. The boat ride is enjoyable, there is a restaurant adjacent to St. Bartolomä for a bier and lunch (out door seating too, if the weather...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,318
Posted By gesoffen
Ask our bimmer brethren in downtown LA, San Fran,...

Ask our bimmer brethren in downtown LA, San Fran, NYC etc. Mid to low teens is not out of the ordinary for typical, downtown big city traffic. Regardless, in the case of the OP, the point is moot as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,318
Posted By gesoffen
If your driving is predominantly city driving...

If your driving is predominantly city driving (i.e. stop and go), 16 MPG wouldn't be surprising.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By gesoffen
Random thoughts: 1) I suspect it is driveline...

Random thoughts:
1) I suspect it is driveline related due to the symptoms disappearing with the clutch disengaging. With that in mind, a couple of paths to investigate:
1a) Fly wheel/clutch related...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By gesoffen
Random thoughts: 1) I suspect it is driveline...

Random thoughts:
1) I suspect it is driveline related due to the symptoms disappearing with the clutch disengaging. With that in mind, a couple of paths to investigate:
1a) Fly wheel/clutch related...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By gesoffen
I have one on my 328i Wagon. My assessment is...

I have one on my 328i Wagon. My assessment is that it is a "gentleman's" version of a sport exhaust in that it can be throaty at high RPM/near WOT and will pop and burble at throttle let off....
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By gesoffen
Is this a US Government job related move? If so,...

Is this a US Government job related move? If so, this would make it quite a bit easier to bring your car(s).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,209
Posted By gesoffen
Nope! All a typical balance machine does is...

Nope! All a typical balance machine does is identify areas that are are out of "weight" balance. Think about it this way - if one could find a square tire, you could get that square tire to "balance"...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By gesoffen
Hmmm - must of dropped prices recently as they...

Hmmm - must of dropped prices recently as they were at the $300+ point a week or so ago. Price adjusted!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By gesoffen
Anyone? Anyone? Something D-O-O economics....

Anyone? Anyone? Something D-O-O economics. Anyone? Anyone? Voodoo economics....
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By gesoffen
Three Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT Tires

Three Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RunFlat Tires. Original Equipment on 2012 BMW 3 Series with M-Sport Package. No patches, holes, bubbles or plugs. See below for size and condition:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,876
Posted By gesoffen
NCC = National Capital Chapter

NCC = National Capital Chapter
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By gesoffen
Another potential source is the oil pan gasket....

Another potential source is the oil pan gasket. Have a look under the car around the oil sump perimeter as well as further back on the under carriage near the transmission. If you're coated in oil in...
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,303
Posted By gesoffen
A few off the beaten path Christmas market...

A few off the beaten path Christmas market suggestions:
- Regensburg has a multitude of them sprinkled throughout the city. Perhaps the most enchanting is the one at the Thurn and Taxis palace near...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,876
Posted By gesoffen
Welcome to the unicorn club!! I too have a E91...

Welcome to the unicorn club!! I too have a E91 with MT, M-Sport and a few other goodies. This car replaced my E46 wagon with 5MT and sport package. Where about in VA? I'm in NoVA. We could start a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By gesoffen
Any recent water leaks in the car? I ask because,...

Any recent water leaks in the car? I ask because, in addition to a history of weak/brittle wiring harnesses in the E91, and its predecessor (E46 Touring), the E46s had some wiring junctions running...
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