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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Looking for some forum best tips and practices on my E90 328XI. I don't drive this car often but I want to keep it in good shape and not let the battery drain fully. I can go a max of 2 weeks not driving it before the battery dies. Should I disconnect the negative terminal and stop battery...
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I will need to store my 2006 BMW 530Xi this winter from Mid January through until about May. First question is best way to set up trickle charger. I have a smart charger - I can set as low as 2 amps and it won't overcharge - which is good. Is it better to connect direct to battery in trunk? Or...
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    This set of heavy duty Wheel Hangers is designed to be the flexible alternative to conventional tire racks. Perfect for storing your seasonal wheels with minimal intrusion into garage space and fewer bumps on your head. Free up floor space by storing your seasonal tires vertically! These...
  4. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    This is going to be my first season storing my 2012 335xi in my garage. Not temperature controlled, but also not out in the elements. I'm on board with the clean and dry exterior, treated leather, stabil, full tank of fuel, inflated tires... but looking for some additional opinions on covers...
  5. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I live in two places and have a 03 745 that sleeps for 6 months a year. I keep it on a trickle charger and turn the battery switch in the trunk to the off position while I'm gone. I have a friend come in, start her up and take her for a spin once a month. I came back last year and the nav was...
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  7. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hi everyone! My 2013 BMW 528i xDrive CPO is my first car and I'm looking for some help regarding winter storage. I'm looking at keeping it off the road for 3 months between mid-December to mid-March. It will be stored in a heated underground garage. I will not be able to take it outside legally...
  8. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    I don't have a garage and plan on parking my '01 Z3 3.0i Coupe once the snow falls and they start salting the roads like a giant bag of popcorn here in the DC area . I've been doing tons of research and think I have some ideas of what's a good idea and what's not--but I would love to get some...
  9. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Did the trunk storage area change with the LCI? I am looking at a storage mat to protect the electronics under the trunk. I am debating between: http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/2941/BMW-MULTIFUNCTION-FITTED-LUGGAGE-COMPARTMENT-MAT...
  10. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Complete random question from someone that has just acquired a Z3. Is there some trick place that I can find the owners manual stored in the car ? I know it comes in a black pouch ) see pictures online) however it looks like it would take up all the glove box - is it stored in a little cubby...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have just acquired a 2001 Alpina B10 V8. :-D It has a mobile phone installation including cordless handset in the front centre arm rest. I just removed the aerial from the back windscreen, switched the phone to 'off' and disconnected the X400 connector for the phone system near the sat nav...
  12. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello, I'm looking to the BMW community for some help! I am currently in the market for a new car and have it narrowed down to either an BMW 335i XDrive or an Audi Q5 (Both around 09-10). I am a competitive ski racer so I am constantly transporting many pairs of skis from point A-B. I am...
  13. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    I bought a 2001 Z3 3.0i this spring that now has 25K miles on it. It goes without saying I'm nuts about the car. Living in Minnesota, I obviously don't want to drive it in the winter. However, I don't want to take it out to the storage facility where I store my boat, I want to just keep it at...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    The two pouches on the rear of the front seats for the back seat passengers to use have both broken on my 2005 525. Not sure how as they've been rarely used, but the plastic rivet holding the pouch in place snapped. I have not been able to find a parts list specifying this little piece of...
  15. Exterior
    Selling both the BMW roof rack base support system (BMW P/N 82710403104) and the roof storage box 350 (BMW P/N 82730391366). Will fit any E90 3 series sedan. Includes all hardware and tools to install. Looking to sell them both as a pair for $400 or trade for iPad2. Easily doubles the storage...
  16. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    I am new to the forums and need some advice. Looks like I can now take my 03 Z4 2.5i out of storage. It has been sleeping for a few years now, and I have missed it greatly! I was wondering what service or maintenance should be done on the car. It has about 38k miles on it and has sat...
  17. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    A few months ago I bought a Z3 and have been enjoying it so much that I haven't been driving my 2002 330 Ci. So a few weeks ago I cleaned it up good and put one of those Bavarian Auto covers on it and let it sit in my garage. (I live in MA.) Then I started hearing these terrible stories of...
  18. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    It's getting to be that time of year again here in Maine and I was curious about what people do to their cars before they put them away for the winter?I have only owned my convertible for 2 months ,so have never dealt with this before. Should I change oil now or in the spring?What about...
  19. Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension
    I'm in the process of buying a set of Blizzaks and wheels from Tire Rack, but I live in an apartment in NYC (no storage) but I also work out Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia. I am looking for a Tire Rack installer that will install and (for a fee) store my summer tires and wheels while I have...
  20. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    hi... i've been searching for some interior parts for my bmw 528i but could not manage to find one particular part because i am not able to identify the name or part number. can anybody pls tell me what part number it is and perhaps a place to order it? i'm referring to the small vertical...
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