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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Tom K.
Right. But often the computer is set for a two...

Right. But often the computer is set for a two year OC time interval, so you simply have to keep track of it yourself.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By Tom K.
And the $900 quote sounds like the complete front...

And the $900 quote sounds like the complete front axle brake job - a bit stiff, but not too bad if the OP has never replaced his brakes.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Tom K.
Another significant advantage of the MT is that...

Another significant advantage of the MT is that few would be car thieves know how to drive one.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Tom K.
It signifies that a state or local emissions...

It signifies that a state or local emissions check is due. It sounds like your car may have been titled in suburban MD which has such a requirement every two years. So if your jurisdiction does not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Tom K.
[QUOTE=wilt;8389199]Unless you live in Montana,...

[QUOTE=wilt;8389199]Unless you live in Montana, you already cannot use the full potential of the 328i..QUOTE]

Montana dropped their "R&P" rural speed limit many years ago in favor of a 75 mph...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Tom K.
Do you want summer or all season tires? RFT...

Do you want summer or all season tires?

RFT or non RFTs?

Performance or Touring?

Etc.

I suggest you visit the Tire Rack web site for more info.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Tom K.
1997 Z3 2.8 5 speed - 68k miles 1999 328i 5...

1997 Z3 2.8 5 speed - 68k miles
1999 328i 5 speed - 97k miles
2003 Z4 3.0 6 speed - 44k miles
2008 128i 6 speed - 40k miles
2007 328iT 6 speed - 60k miles

Absolutely no issues with clutches or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Tom K.
It comes on when the ambient temp drops to 37o to...

It comes on when the ambient temp drops to 37o to warn of conditions favoring black ice formation. It. should be covered in your manual.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Tom K.
As BMW does not build V-6 motors, perhaps you...

As BMW does not build V-6 motors, perhaps you misdialed and got a Honda or Toyota dealer!

Tom
Forum: General BMW 03-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,599
Posted By Tom K.
In my area, I can easily save $.25 per gallon by...

In my area, I can easily save $.25 per gallon by used unbranded 93 octane. This translates to about $75 per year savings for my E91 and about $150 for my Boxster. And, yes, I think that driving...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Tom K.
On my E46, this was an indication of a low...

On my E46, this was an indication of a low refrigerant charge which would explain the long time taken to cool the car. The dealer should do a leak test & recharge and it should all be covered under...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Tom K.
Simple - trade your car in on one with a DCT. ...

Simple - trade your car in on one with a DCT. Otherwise, you are probably looking at spending more money than your '08 is worth.

And by SSG do you mean SMG?

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Tom K.
Not necessarily. The car may be driven...

Not necessarily. The car may be driven indefinitely without the ABS/Traction control functioning although the cruise control will not work.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Tom K.
A bad final stage resistor may also be the cause....

A bad final stage resistor may also be the cause.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Tom K.
Whoever told you that should not be relied upon...

Whoever told you that should not be relied upon for useful BMW advice.

And your car should have come with a "Service/Warranty Manual which explains "CBS" service and BMW's recommendations.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By Tom K.
Not quite as the "Active Steering" option on my...

Not quite as the "Active Steering" option on my '07 wagon is ridiculously light at low speeds. BMW had the steering just right with the early E46 (1999) models and then started altering the boost...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By Tom K.
Not unless the car is misfiring or the check...

Not unless the car is misfiring or the check engine light is on.

Why not reset the mpg indicator, take a nice highway drive of 100 miles or so and see what your indicated mileage is for the trip? ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By Tom K.
Yes - because the engine is not getting warmed up...

Yes - because the engine is not getting warmed up when you just drive to work.

So I wouldn't worry about the water pump at this point.

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,924
Posted By Tom K.
There are RFT Performance and Touring tires;...

There are RFT Performance and Touring tires; summer A/S and winter tires, LRR tires, etc., etc. Bridgestone makes a number of very different RFTs.

So why not check out Tire Rack's web site for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Tom K.
Which is why I carry a 12v compressor. When I...

Which is why I carry a 12v compressor. When I got a nail in a RFT, I simply inflated it as necessary to get to a repair shop and since it wasn't driven while flat, it was repaired with no drama for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Tom K.
The 'inspection" service is recommended at every...

The 'inspection" service is recommended at every 30k miles and includes various visual, electrical and mechanical checks as well as a road test. Average dealer charge is about 1 1/2 hours of labor....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Tom K.
The US time interval is ONE year. Check your...

The US time interval is ONE year. Check your Warranty/Service manual for confirmation. But the dash countdown is set for 2 years, probably because that is the interval in some other world markets. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Tom K.
Also check out Radial Tire Co. in Silver Spring. ...

Also check out Radial Tire Co. in Silver Spring. Very good prices, selection and service - and they offer a BMWCCA discount.

http://www.radialtirecompany.com/

Tom
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Tom K.
But if you are in a state which subtracts the...

But if you are in a state which subtracts the trade-in value when calculating sales tax on the new car, you may not do better overall by selling outright.

I've always found that CarMax gives a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tom K.
Was the new battery properly registered? If so...

Was the new battery properly registered? If so there may be an IBS issue.

Tom
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