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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By The Other Tom
Watch this video: ...

Watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-_cb_0jjRs
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-09-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By The Other Tom
There have been a couple of threads on this. BMW...

There have been a couple of threads on this. BMW is not doing deliveries on the west coast performance center. Only BMW knows if they ever will and they're not talking.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By The Other Tom
Sure. Just don't reset the service lights or...

Sure. Just don't reset the service lights or your free change from the dealer will be delayed.
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-01-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By The Other Tom
You might try going to youtube and searching for...

You might try going to youtube and searching for videos on changing the things you want to change. Make note of the tools they use.
Forum: European Delivery 01-28-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 71,002
Posted By The Other Tom
Try BMW of South Atlanta

Try BMW of South Atlanta
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-21-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By The Other Tom
A guy on the X5 board used this as a solution. ...

A guy on the X5 board used this as a solution. Don't know if will work on an F30 but I bet it would
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=891440&highlight=sunglass
Forum: BMW News 01-04-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,818
Posted By The Other Tom
Better write up here: ...

Better write up here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885986
Forum: European Delivery 01-03-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By The Other Tom
Hi Glühwein Regarding protecting your valuables...

Hi Glühwein
Regarding protecting your valuables from pickpockets and such, I'd be interested in your opinion on the Packsafe products or similar.
Do you use any special protection to thwart...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By The Other Tom
Check your battery connections. You may have a...

Check your battery connections. You may have a good enough connection to get enough amps to run the accessories, but not crank the car.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By The Other Tom
1. Don't know for sure but you can call and ask...

1. Don't know for sure but you can call and ask for the wax. I'm sure they will accommodate you if you ask.
2. I took my plates with me when I did PCD
3. They will not install a clear bra but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Z3
Views: 501
Posted By The Other Tom
You might also consider a free flowing air intake

You might also consider a free flowing air intake
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-22-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By The Other Tom
Great job! You remembered the first rule...Check...

Great job! You remembered the first rule...Check the simple things first.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-12-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By The Other Tom
My guess is it's not full. I assume you don't...

My guess is it's not full. I assume you don't have a dipstick to check for sure, so the oil level sensor registering "full" really means it's "full enough" and you don't need to add more. You're...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,069
Posted By The Other Tom
Looks like you have a Z3 3.0 roadster, not an M...

Looks like you have a Z3 3.0 roadster, not an M roadster. No engine worries with the 3 Liter :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,069
Posted By The Other Tom
You sig says 2001 Z3 M roadster. All 2001 Z3 M's...

You sig says 2001 Z3 M roadster. All 2001 Z3 M's have the S54. If your new car is not an M, then it doesn't have the S54.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,069
Posted By The Other Tom
Your car has the S54 engine. Check the forums...

Your car has the S54 engine. Check the forums for bearing failure. You can pre-emptively prevent this
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293100&highlight=s54+bearing
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By The Other Tom
When I did ED on my 3er in 2008 people were...

When I did ED on my 3er in 2008 people were wondering how they could assure they got a German built car as opposed to South Africa. So I assumed some 3er's from SA were sent to Germany. Maybe...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By The Other Tom
The first things I learned in auto mechanics was...

The first things I learned in auto mechanics was that it took 3 things to make the car start:
1. Fuel
2. Spark
3. Air

So, which are you missing ? Somehow you have to check if you've got all...
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By The Other Tom
Correct, but in the future I think X3's will also...

Correct, but in the future I think X3's will also be built in South Africa (as well as the US). I wonder if that will make them eligible for ED ?
As an aside, I assume Europeans can do Munich...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-02-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,162
Posted By The Other Tom
I had to compromise with my wife years ago and...

I had to compromise with my wife years ago and get an automatic. Do I miss rowing the gears ? Sure I do. But I have to admit BMW's automatics are pretty responsive, especially with the paddle...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-26-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By The Other Tom
what year is your car ? to me, a backfire is...

what year is your car ?

to me, a backfire is a one time event, but "sounding like a machine gun" is several pops strung together. So which is it ?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By The Other Tom
Looks like it might be a tow hook cover. Check...

Looks like it might be a tow hook cover. Check realoem.com
Forum: BMW News 11-23-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By The Other Tom
Maybe Satch was right :dunno:

Maybe Satch was right :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By The Other Tom
+1. Don't forget the thin walled socket like I...

+1. Don't forget the thin walled socket like I did. Other sockets won't work.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By The Other Tom
Probably no snow at the Performance Center but...

Probably no snow at the Performance Center but this is an El Nino year so who knows....:dunno: Typically if we get snow it's 2-4 inches and the roads are slick for that day, usually clear the next. ...
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