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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Towelie
Are you certain the paint was "flawless" when you...

Are you certain the paint was "flawless" when you bought it? Assuming you purchased from a dealer, it wouldn't be uncommon for them to use a glaze type product with heavy fillers that conceal minor...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By Towelie
Another fan of DCC. The color is a perfect...

Another fan of DCC. The color is a perfect match. For deeper chips, I went with a blob approach, letting it dry for 1-2 hours before using the removal solution - this did a nice job of filling, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Towelie
Could have also tried to use the long stick to...

Could have also tried to use the long stick to hit the trunk release button above the OBD II port (assuming the e92 has the same release as the e90, and the trunk wasn't locked via the glove-box...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Towelie
You can also get a license plate mount that...

You can also get a license plate mount that screws into the tow hook. I have the standard one from http://www.usmillworks.com/ on another car (learning from the mistake of having my E90 bumper...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Towelie
As noted above re manual, check the trunk lock...

As noted above re manual, check the trunk lock switch in glove compartment - upper left side.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Towelie
Maintaining the appearance of a black car is a...

Maintaining the appearance of a black car is a second job.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Towelie
Try an enzyme based product like Natures Miracle...

Try an enzyme based product like Natures Miracle (available at pet & big box stores) to deal with the underlying cause of the residual smell.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 800
Posted By Towelie
Did you try the sonax multiple times, using a...

Did you try the sonax multiple times, using a brush? Also, try a product like Iron-X (available on line) or a clay bar (available locally at many big box & auto parts stores). Muriatic acid is very...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Towelie
I believe the 2008 335 was still pre-wired for...

I believe the 2008 335 was still pre-wired for sirius. As noted above, you will need to buy the separate sirius module (goes in the trunk under the floor in my e90, not certain about e93), and will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-03-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By Towelie
Collinite 845 wax (technically sealant) or...

Collinite 845 wax (technically sealant) or Blackfire Wet Diamond. Prep work (wash, clay, polish) is more important than the last step product (wax / sealant).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Towelie
Can't tell for certain, but it appears that is...

Can't tell for certain, but it appears that is for a single chain, not a pair?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Towelie
Another option is Collinite 845, available at a...

Another option is Collinite 845, available at a number of auto parts stores. Not the greatest looking finish, but it's fairly inexpensive and very long lasting, upwards of 4-6 months and often used...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By Towelie
If the problem is pretty much every fill up at...

If the problem is pretty much every fill up at different pumps, take it to the dealer. If it occurs intermittently or only at a particular pump, try rotating the nozzle 90 degrees.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,153
Posted By Towelie
Make sure the volume is turned way up on your...

Make sure the volume is turned way up on your iPhone / iPod. There is also a separate input level control for the aux input that can be found under the options on the radio head unit (sorry, can't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Towelie
Looks like the beginning of clear coat failure. ...

Looks like the beginning of clear coat failure. If so, I believe repaint is your only option.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Towelie
I'm pretty sure it's normal as well, but haven't...

I'm pretty sure it's normal as well, but haven't put my rear shade down in a few years.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By Towelie
Do you also get a BMW Assist error? I had this...

Do you also get a BMW Assist error? I had this problem intermittently a few years back (all audio functions would randomly stop working, with an Assist error message showing up on the dash). Dealer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,983
Posted By Towelie
When I had a similar complaint a few years back,...

When I had a similar complaint a few years back, Dealer told me the hand brake is self adjusting. No idea if that's true . . .
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Towelie
There are many threads about finish peeling off...

There are many threads about finish peeling off of door handles, not as many for the switches. Might be able to make a warranty claim, but don't be surprised if as, Cal, stated it's denied as wear &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Towelie
How many miles? You may need new spark plugs;...

How many miles? You may need new spark plugs; recommended replacement interval is 45,000 mi.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Towelie
+1 on not normal.

+1 on not normal.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,390
Posted By Towelie
Absolutely worth it. I have no intent to track...

Absolutely worth it. I have no intent to track my car and have had Cobb for about 6 months, otherwise car is bone stock. It will give you that sh*t eating grin you probably had when you first test...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Towelie
+1 on PDR - took out a shopping cart dent in my...

+1 on PDR - took out a shopping cart dent in my driver's door right at the crease line. Many dealers outsource this to local companies. I had it done during a service visit to Autohaus (in STL),...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Towelie
+1 on no spark plug status in OBC service info. ...

+1 on no spark plug status in OBC service info. June '07 build.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,183
Posted By Towelie
It's hard to generalize on this. I tend to be...

It's hard to generalize on this. I tend to be risk averse, but have owned my car since new, had no issues while under warranty (HPFP & some injectors replaced as part of recall, but got almost 4...
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