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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,835
Posted By TED13B
Official Statement, for use in response to...

Official Statement, for use in response to external inquiries:

The information collected by BMW Assist is only used for purposes of delivering of services, account management and vehicle safety...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-10-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,014
Posted By TED13B
The last M60 was sold about 15 years ago, and...

The last M60 was sold about 15 years ago, and this comes out in an article now? Does it include the Pinto and Oldsmobile 350 diesels as well??
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-10-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,468
Posted By TED13B
I keep hearing about "unrepairable cars"..there's...

I keep hearing about "unrepairable cars"..there's no such thing. Some cars are difficult to repair, and some have been worked on by the wrong techs, but no car is unrepairable. BMW buys cars back to...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-10-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 193,412
Posted By TED13B
Keep trying dealers. Keys for a 650 without...

Keep trying dealers. Keys for a 650 without comfort access are under $200, for cars with comfort access it's close to $300. There is no programming required, just take the new key, hold it in the...
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 05-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By TED13B
Actually, I'm not a service advisor or a...

Actually, I'm not a service advisor or a wannabee, I'm a BMW parts manager, and I pay for my own oil for top offs...why should you be any different? BMW pays for scheduled maintenance, not top offs....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By TED13B
The material protruding from the seams is...

The material protruding from the seams is probably seam sealer, it's installed at the factory to prevent rust and to stop body panels from rattling and scraping.
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 02-06-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By TED13B
So, what you're saying is, although BMW doesn't...

So, what you're saying is, although BMW doesn't pay the dealer for top-ups, and you didn't buy the car there, and have never spent a cent there, and will never go there again, they're the bad guys?...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By TED13B
Yes, but he won't reproduce!

Yes, but he won't reproduce!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,257
Posted By TED13B
DTC is traction control. I t senses wheelspin and...

DTC is traction control. I t senses wheelspin and cuts power and/or applies the brakes to that wheel. Dynamic Stability Control adds sensors that detect rotation around the cars center point. If it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By TED13B
Dealers are not patching runflats because BMW has...

Dealers are not patching runflats because BMW has issued a bulletin recommending that run flats be replaced, not repaired. The issue is that there is no way to tell if the vehicle has been driven any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By TED13B
Did you see how the tow company tied your vehicle...

Did you see how the tow company tied your vehicle down? Did they use the tow hooks which screw into the bumpers? I've seen drivers hook the chains onto suspension components and when they winch the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-12-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,093
Posted By TED13B
I checked BMW DCS, the hydraulic unit on the...

I checked BMW DCS, the hydraulic unit on the transmission was replaced on 12/18, the vehicle is all set. Not a cheap repair, but not a reason to call the car a lemon.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By TED13B
You mean like this? ;) Vehicle information ...

You mean like this? ;)

Vehicle information

VIN long WBAVB73588VH23691

Type code VB73

Type 335I (USA)
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 09-10-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,635
Posted By TED13B
Strange, no more posts from the OP...looks like...

Strange, no more posts from the OP...looks like troll was the right call.
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-10-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By TED13B
In MA, you have a contract with your own...

In MA, you have a contract with your own insurance company, so they are able to cut corners on repairs if they choose. If the other driver is at fault, and their company is paying, it is their...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-09-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By TED13B
It's for the 330, not the 335. It's a scam, it's...

It's for the 330, not the 335. It's a scam, it's just a resistor to trick the DME into thinking the car is cold, to enrich the mixture. IF it was that simple, don't you think BMW qould have done it...
Forum: 7 Series & 8 Series 09-06-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By TED13B
Is it possible you blew a head gasket when it...

Is it possible you blew a head gasket when it overheated? Any sign of coolant in the oil or white smoke out the tailpipe?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-06-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,969
Posted By TED13B
Is it possible you overheated and seized the...

Is it possible you overheated and seized the engine? Have you tried turning it with a wrench on the crank snout? Have you checked voltage at the starter to see if the problem is in the starter?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By TED13B
You can put non-runflats on runflat wheels, no...

You can put non-runflats on runflat wheels, no problem. The only issue is that you won't have a spare. No driveabilty or other issues. It sounds like your Firestone guy doesn't know what he's talking...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,005
Posted By TED13B
Ususally the problem is the sensor mat in the...

Ususally the problem is the sensor mat in the seat. Don't wait for the recall, bring it in to the dealership. Generally, if it's the sesnor mat, the system recognizes the fault, and the airbag on the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-27-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,330
Posted By TED13B
BMW doesn't offer new engines, only BMW...

BMW doesn't offer new engines, only BMW remanufactured engines. No, warranty will not install a 650 engine, no matter how mad you are. Your warranty is with BMW NA, not the BMW dealership, so the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,102
Posted By TED13B
There was never a BMW-Dinan connection, so there...

There was never a BMW-Dinan connection, so there was no split. Any aftermarket parts void the warranty on the affected part. Dinan's warranty matches the BMW new car warranty, picking up where the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By TED13B
BMW hasn't issued the official recall repair...

BMW hasn't issued the official recall repair procedures to the dealerships yet. The unofficial word is that customer notifications won't be going out for at least a month. If your airbag light is on,...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-20-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By TED13B
Usually it means you drove over a curb or...

Usually it means you drove over a curb or something in the road, tearing out the baffle and temp sensor mounted in front of the wheel.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By TED13B
There is an air bag light that will tell if the...

There is an air bag light that will tell if the mat is defective. Also, the mat turns the passenger airbag off. In the event of a fault, it defaults to on.
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