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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By thegazelle
I have owned this 328i for three (3) months now. ...

I have owned this 328i for three (3) months now. I just had the service reminder light come on so I brought it into my local indy BMW mechanic (highly respected shop). I told them even though my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By thegazelle
Interesting. I have a vibration shake when it...

Interesting. I have a vibration shake when it starts too. Always when cold starts in the morning. Noticable shake and rumble but for about 15-20 seconds. It is intermittent. All sparkplugs and coils...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
Posted By thegazelle
Couldn't help but notice in the photos you have...

Couldn't help but notice in the photos you have what appears to be a cupholder in your console. Mine is this felt-lined trapezoid-like space which I use to store coins. Is the 335 coupe different...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By thegazelle
Fuel Consumption, e92, 328i, 2011

Right now my average is around 13.2 L / 100 KM comprised of 90% city driving. I do not have a heavy foot. With some highway it drops to about 12.8 L / 100 KM. That is probably more accurate since...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By thegazelle
335i Purchase turns SOUR Now what should I do?

Great advice. I know so many people who have bought things and right away have had problems but their personality is not the type to cause a stink and return it for something they originally...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,514
Posted By thegazelle
So to close off this thread, my mechanic replaced...

So to close off this thread, my mechanic replaced the "gearbox support" bracket and clamp and put new ones in and bolted in place - obviously OEM - it was about $130.00 Cdn. in parts and $45.00 in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By thegazelle
I have had a few friends and colleagues buy...

I have had a few friends and colleagues buy previously-smoked-in-cars. Every single one of them thought they could get the smoke smell out. One of them spent thousands (I believe it was $2600.00)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,641
Posted By thegazelle
No socket in the trunk of my 2011 328i either ...

No socket in the trunk of my 2011 328i either


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By thegazelle
My curiosity is piqued as to why I would sit...

My curiosity is piqued as to why I would sit lower in a sedan? I imagine it is center of gravity in aggressive turns, etc., but I use the car primarily as means to haul my three kids around...and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,641
Posted By thegazelle
I totally agree with reading the manual. I...

I totally agree with reading the manual. I actually have one that came with the car and was reading it from cover to cover but alas I am only on page 92 (I was a keener on reading it initially but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By thegazelle
I have a 2011 328i as well. When I first got it,...

I have a 2011 328i as well. When I first got it, I had the same impression and my back was uncomfortable. It didn't hurt or wasn't extremely sore. Now, I am not saying this is the solution but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,641
Posted By thegazelle
Yeah - my front dashcam runs along the headliner,...

Yeah - my front dashcam runs along the headliner, the window trim, behind the glovebox and then behind that plastic piece that separates the driver and passenger seat that you can see, under which I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,641
Posted By thegazelle
12V Outlet Under Glovebox - Nice Surprise

My daughter was helping to remove the mats for cleaning and noticed under the glovebox there is a hole there. I took a look and upon closer inspection it turns out it is a spare 12V outlet. That is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By thegazelle
Dash MELTED?!?!?

Sorry to hear. If if were not for the photos it would be hard to believe this is even possible. I wonder whether it is the materials in that mat and maybe some chemical reaction with the dash.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By thegazelle
2011 328 XI will not start in Morning

If I were you I would try another 2-3 different dealers. Perhaps a BMW indie shop as well. If the problem is intermittent and there are no codes, it may be hard to diagnose or find the route cause...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By thegazelle
335i Purchase turns SOUR Now what should I do?

Sorry to hear about this unfortunate experience. If I were in your shoes, I would not hesitate and take advantage of the offer for them to buy it back.

Clearly the car was misrepresented in so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By thegazelle
Have You Considered Ditching The RFT's?

Also...as I am completely not mechanically inclined...the one and only time i tried to jack up a car was an old, old Nissan Sentra that was rusty. I had a really basic ultra small crank jack and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By thegazelle
Service Engine Soon Alert

Only second generation MDXes that are Sport or Elite models have the expensive electromagnetic ADS shocks. It is not basic technology, which is part of the problem and why for the third generation...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By thegazelle
ConnectedDrive on 2011? Different in Canada?

I have been trying to figure out whether ConnectedDrive actually is supported in my car AND whether it works in Canada...

My 2011 328i has iDrive, and has a ConnectedDrive option in the iDrive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By thegazelle
I hear ya, but I cart three kids in my 328 so the...

I hear ya, but I cart three kids in my 328 so the trunk is usually full of all their stuff. Yes, I should take the SUV when I take the kids...but I do like the fact that the 328 is less of a gas...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By thegazelle
Have You Considered Ditching The RFT's?

I just got rid of the run flats last week. Best decision ever. Got Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3+. Super tire. Car now does not feel heavy in handling and drives like a dream. I do not have a spare but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By thegazelle
Rust Proofing 3 Series. Yes or no?

I know this can be a contentious topic. I have rust proofed all my cars (with Krown in Canada). Not sure if I should do it on my 2011 328i. I am flip flopping on this one. You would think the easy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By thegazelle
MPG Gauge

I am probably in the minority here but I actually prefer my L/100KM gauge as I bought the car as an alternative to my gas guzzling MDX. I actually look at that fuel economy gauge often to see how my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By thegazelle
Service Engine Soon Alert

Hey look on the bright side. It could be worse. My Acura MDX Elite (sport) has the ADS shocks. To replace ONE of the shocks is $1600 CDN. Or close to $1200 US. For ONE shock. And there are four...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,514
Posted By thegazelle
Yes, I think this quality issue transcends...

Yes, I think this quality issue transcends brands. My Volvo that I got rid of earlier this year had a plethora or problems...when I first bought it, it was with the historical reputation that Volvos...
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