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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Tom K.
My '07 MT E91 was purchased as a CPO in 2010 with...

My '07 MT E91 was purchased as a CPO in 2010 with 30k miles and currently has 81k. Issues have included:

38,000 miles - Bad IBS. Dealer replaced alternator and then IBS under OEM warranty. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-12-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Tom K.
On my '03 Z4, the light was on for about 2000...

On my '03 Z4, the light was on for about 2000 miles due to a defective gas cap. The cap was replaced and the light went out soon after.

Tom
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Tom K.
There was a recall for inspection/repair of the...

There was a recall for inspection/repair of the rear sub frame for my '99 328i in 2009.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Tom K.
When my '07 E91 began overcharging, the dealer...

When my '07 E91 began overcharging, the dealer threw two alternators (under warranty) at it before discovering the problem was a malfunctioning IBS.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Tom K.
Good to know. I put in a CFL bulb about 3 years...

Good to know. I put in a CFL bulb about 3 years ago and the opener still works from about 90 feet away on an angle, so I'll stay away from using an LED.

Tom
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-26-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By Tom K.
Not only your area. I figure that a nationwide...

Not only your area. I figure that a nationwide law banning turn signals went into effect some years ago and we are just some of the few that haven't yet heard about it!

Tom
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-23-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Tom K.
Try ejecting the Navi DVD and then re-inserting...

Try ejecting the Navi DVD and then re-inserting it.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Tom K.
Mine is an exception which I attribute to the...

Mine is an exception which I attribute to the Active Steering option - way too light across the board.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Tom K.
Waste of money. See Condition Based Service in...

Waste of money. See Condition Based Service in your Service/Warranty manual. While many of us feel the 15,000 mile baseline is a bit long, there is no need to change any more often than 7,500...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Tom K.
There is no 50k service. See "Condition Based...

There is no 50k service. See "Condition Based Service" in your warranty/service manual and read the next service schedule from your dash computer. And Brake fluid should be changed every two years,...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-15-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tom K.
My '65 Corvair's clutch cable routinely broke at...

My '65 Corvair's clutch cable routinely broke at about 25k miles and starting, stopping and shifting without disengaging the clutch were doable (but not fun) with the wide ratio 4 speed. And I once...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Tom K.
That one isn't listed in E9x Check Control...

That one isn't listed in E9x Check Control Symbols pdf. And the few listed steering wheel symbols have only two spokes (at about 3'30" and 9'30") with no bottom spoke. Is there an associated Check...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Tom K.
Not for the passenger, but for the load of...

Not for the passenger, but for the load of inanimate boxes, bags, packages, etc., who rarely (if ever) fasten the belt by by themselves.

However as my wife believes in buckling her belt "when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Tom K.
Exactly. The trick is remembering to do this...

Exactly. The trick is remembering to do this before you load the seat.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By Tom K.
As a rough guide, you can check the oil level on...

As a rough guide, you can check the oil level on the dash computer. If no reading is available, then assume the oil is below 160o or so (takes about 5 miles or so to warm up in 50o ambient temps).
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tom K.
Unfortunately, since he only posted 4 times, the...

Unfortunately, since he only posted 4 times, the last one being 1/10/14, I doubt he is following this forum anymore. You might try to send him a PM.

Tom

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Tom K.
Does the engine coverage include oil leaks? ...

Does the engine coverage include oil leaks? Valve cover gasket & oil filter housing gasket leaks are common.

Is there a service history? Battery & Serpentine Belt/Tensioner are typically needed....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By Tom K.
Could be any one of a number of emissions related...

Could be any one of a number of emissions related items. Take the car to a good mechanic & have it checked out.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By Tom K.
Which is not bad. If you are using the dash...

Which is not bad. If you are using the dash computer's mpg figures, you might want to check those by resetting it every fill-up and recording the miles traveled divided by gallons used. Compare...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Tom K.
I believe you are correct. I was eyeballing the...

I believe you are correct. I was eyeballing the VW Jetta/Golf wagon, but the 6 speed manual was only available on the (now defunct) diesel wagon and the only current Golf wagon with any MT (a 5...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Tom K.
While I'm not ready to part with my loaded '07 MT...

While I'm not ready to part with my loaded '07 MT E91 with 80k miles, you might check this 2009 out - although it's rather pricey.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-01-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Tom K.
I bought a new '08 128i Convertible and was very...

I bought a new '08 128i Convertible and was very happy with it over about 5 years and 40k miles (the red leather looks better in real life than those pics).

Outside of scheduled maintenance &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Tom K.
Also confused. I'm on my 5th MT Bimmer and none...

Also confused. I'm on my 5th MT Bimmer and none of them have increased revs when disengaging the clutch and releasing the throttle. I recall that my '97 Z3 (E36 running gear) would have a very...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-29-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Tom K.
I replaced my '99 E46 sedan with a CPO '07 E91 MT...

I replaced my '99 E46 sedan with a CPO '07 E91 MT wagon and love it - overall gas mileage is about the same and would be better on the E91 if I could get non-ethanol fuel. Unfortunately since the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Tom K.
About two years after I inserted a self burned...

About two years after I inserted a self burned back-up DVD, this began happening to my 2007 E91. Dealer also wanted to replace the module so I simply went back to the OEM BMW disk and have had no...
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