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Forum: General BMW 06-07-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By baoma
that's cool. I know some other dealers give you...

that's cool. I know some other dealers give you BMW loaners, but not the dealer in San Francisco.
Forum: General BMW 06-07-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By baoma
No, I am not talking about BMW loaner. My dealer...

No, I am not talking about BMW loaner. My dealer used to use Enterprise car rental and cover for cost for that.
Forum: General BMW 06-07-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By baoma
No more free car rental during service in the US

Previously when I sent my car for service, they provided free car rental. Today when I booked service online I noticed one of the options is "rent a car at your own cost". So there is no more free...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,775
Posted By baoma
yes, your noise is similar to mine.

yes, your noise is similar to mine.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,205
Posted By baoma
I am the OP. After 6 years, I have become to love...

I am the OP. After 6 years, I have become to love the stiffness of BMW steering wheel. These days I just drove a friend's X5. Its steering wheel is much less stiff than sedans, there were a few times...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By baoma
Thank you for the suggestion. I did the test and...

Thank you for the suggestion. I did the test and here is the result:

1) when the car is cold, it basically stands still at the ramp when at neutral. When it is hot, it rolls faster at a ramp of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By baoma
Thanks for the reply. It doesn't sound normal to...

Thanks for the reply. It doesn't sound normal to me either. Could it be due to engine braking? But the slope in the garage is not that steep and engine braking should not kick in. Anyone has the same...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By baoma
Sticky brakes?

My car simply refuses to roll even down a ramp when it is cold. Is that normal?

I park my car everyday on 4-5th floor of a garage. When I get off from work and leave the garage, for the first 1-2...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By baoma
328i Sudden jerking

My new 328xi has another problem apart from the high pitch whining sound: sudden jerking.

It happens about once every 10 miles and last for less than one second. Mostly when it runs at a steady...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,414
Posted By baoma
OP, we are in the same boat. Please check my post...

OP, we are in the same boat. Please check my post complaining low MPG on my new 2011 328xi. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588948

I have to say I am extremely disappointed at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By baoma
Following up on my original post, I recently made...

Following up on my original post, I recently made a trip to Tahoe and LA and added 1500 HW mileage to my car. the trips were smooth with light traffic and ran mostly at 80mph. With the previous 500...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
Yes, the high pitch sound which most obvious...

Yes, the high pitch sound which most obvious between 8 -16" in the video.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By baoma
Yes, it is in SF. I drive it to commute to work....

Yes, it is in SF. I drive it to commute to work. The trip is about 3 miles of local with some hills and 2 miles of highway. I use #91 gasoline.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
I took my car to a dealership and showed the...

I took my car to a dealership and showed the service person the video. He watched it and said it is horrible. Then another guy from the shop test drove my car and also noticed the noise. In the end...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By baoma
Is 14.7mpg normal with 328xi

After several hundreds miles on my new 328xi, and an average speed at 20 mph, my current pmg is 14.7. the mileage is mixed local and highway. 14.7mpg appears too low to me. My 2006 325i gave me ~18...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By baoma
option for adjusting time when computer shuts down?

I notice that when engine is not running, the computer system including display, radio or music will shut down automatically in a few minutes (it is like 5 minutes). Is there a way to adjust the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By baoma
Hi Tom, I did what exactly you said. The case...

Hi Tom, I did what exactly you said. The case does not toggle. weired
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By baoma
input lower case letter in idrive

I seem to have a problem type letters in lower case. The instruction says push the controller toward the front will toggle between upper and lower cases, this seems not to work in my car.

What...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
Yes, I see the dipstick on the lid. I guess...

Yes, I see the dipstick on the lid.

I guess I will have to have the pump replaced to solve the problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
Hi DSXMachina, I tried your method. It seemed to...

Hi DSXMachina, I tried your method. It seemed to have not solved the problem. You said the reservior should be full, how full is it?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
Thank you. I will definitely try that. If it...

Thank you. I will definitely try that. If it works, I will treat you for dinner ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
It is not the same noise as in the link. The...

It is not the same noise as in the link. The noise can be best heard in the dash not under the hood. It is like wind blowing through a narrow pipe.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
Thank you all for your reply. DSXMachina,...

Thank you all for your reply.

DSXMachina, you are absolutely right -- When the car is parked and the wheel is turned hard left or right, the noise become louder.

As Alien2012 has said, I am...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,236
Posted By baoma
Whining sound from new BMW

I just got my new 328xi and noticed a whining sound coming from the dash when car is started from cold, accelerates, or runs downhill. This has nothing to do with AC (it is there when AC is off). I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By baoma
New incentive this month?

A dealer told me that there is a new incentive of $750 on top of the previous $1000 incentives. IS this true.
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