E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > E90post members' efforts help recover stolen 335i



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-24-2009, 12:56 AM   #111
E90SLAM
Supreme Allied Commander
 
E90SLAM's Avatar
 
Drives: A BBS WHORE
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: .

Posts: 60,887
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [4.67]
wow!!!
Kudos to everyone here helped to retrieve the car back to the owner!!!

you guys rock!!!
__________________
E90SLAM is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 01:01 AM   #112
Prowess Symphony
Major General
 
Prowess Symphony's Avatar
 
Drives: ///Mistress
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: WV

Posts: 5,589
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by E90SLAM View Post
wow!!!
Kudos to everyone here helped to retrieve the car back to the owner!!!

you guys rock!!!
Tons of morale support from me!
Prowess Symphony is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 01:08 AM   #113
montreal red
chris
 
montreal red's Avatar
 
Drives: White Boat
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 12,118
iTrader: (31)

Send a message via MSN to montreal red
boy!! this is one crazy story !! but good job on returning the car to its rightful owner!
__________________

Current: 2013 F10 M5 & 2013 GLK350
997.1 GT3RS (gone)
2009 WRX STI (gone)
e92 M3 (gone)
montreal red is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 01:12 AM   #114
CollinsE90
Where my bitches
 
CollinsE90's Avatar
 
Drives: Cadillac coupe deville
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: street corner checking profits

Posts: 1,927
iTrader: (0)

nybsbl04 you are the man, do you throw the pearl around(baseball)??
__________________
CollinsE90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 01:31 AM   #115
nano10
Major
 
nano10's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335i aka Kal-El
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake Forest, CA

Posts: 1,020
iTrader: (3)

nybsbl04, you are one true american hero
__________________
2013 335i Estoril Blue M Sport/ Coral Red Interior/ M Performance Red Brakes/ Enhanced Bluetooth/ Premium Audio/Performance Grills/BBS CX-R
nano10 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #116
Malbolge
Major General
 
Malbolge's Avatar
 
Drives: TiAg Z4 Coupe 3.0Si
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: EE

Posts: 5,167
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
what a great resolution to this story, you are a good man OP.

And as for POLICE - if they had bothered they could have nailed the ass.oles who tried to steal it again later had they paid attention. And it's so luck car was not higher up the blocks as it would been vandalized big time I bet.
__________________
'07 TiAg E86 Z4 Coupe 3.0si
Malbolge is online now   Estonia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 03:00 AM   #117
Malbolge
Major General
 
Malbolge's Avatar
 
Drives: TiAg Z4 Coupe 3.0Si
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: EE

Posts: 5,167
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
someone said here something about stealing entry codes.

I've heard abotu this here from a magazine as well that tests anti theft devices and the staff of the magazine invites a 'professional' (mostly a cop or someone like that who knows how this works) and they demonstrate how quickly they can steal the car. So there is probably some misinformation regarding the matter in the post here, which was investigated and proven that it's hard to start up the car.

The fact is that at least in europe some top notch car theives have already built equipment to start up E9x (in 2006) and it is an expensive piece of computer (20k usd i think) and is rare but it does exist and when our cars get jacked they use it to get into the car and than with its help do some things inside of the car (magazine hinted vaguely what but probably not good to say here) and they start it up without any issues, also takes like 30 seconds if car has no alarm and bit longer if it does.

so the moral is don't assume that our cars are hard to steal, invest into good alarm and immobilizer.Oh and seems like parking on an incline helps.
__________________
'07 TiAg E86 Z4 Coupe 3.0si
Malbolge is online now   Estonia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 04:58 AM   #118
1230vani
Captain
 
1230vani's Avatar
 
Drives: F15 30d Msport
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N/A

Posts: 982
iTrader: (0)

Awesome post! Congrats to the finder! Here in Austria, Vienna, they stole an x5 from the BMW dealership (one of their own).... Another colleague of mine got his 2 years old 330i cabrio stolen. He did get the money from his insurance, however, after his car got stolen in his garage that is inside the building he lives in, he is now worried that they will steal his new car again. As a result of all of this, BMW only now send out a letter that offers Navigation tracking system installed by themselves, for a fee, of course.
1230vani is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 06:35 AM   #119
woodnphilosfr
Captain
 
woodnphilosfr's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL

Posts: 606
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2010 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to woodnphilosfr
nybsbl04, you are the man!!!
woodnphilosfr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 07:31 AM   #120
Geoffo
Major
 
Geoffo's Avatar
 
Drives: Something else..
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Around the fur

Posts: 1,319
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodnphilosfr View Post
nybsbl04, you are the man!!!
+1...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by zltm089 View Post
YOU GUYS ARE TWISTED!!!...lol...a midget!!!....
Geoffo is offline   Belgium
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 08:10 AM   #121
illirep
Lieutenant Colonel
 
illirep's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335xi Msport
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tri-state

Posts: 1,520
iTrader: (30)

what a great story. wish more people were like you. it's terrible that people were actually considering stealing things off the car. and we all know they weren't kidding.
__________________
2013 Alpine White / 335xi M-Sport / 3 Pedals
OEM Performance Carbon Trim / Shifter / Ebrake / Pedals
3M Clear Bra
illirep is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 08:21 AM   #122
BOOSTED4DR
Captain
 
Drives: 07 335i
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: BK,NYC

Posts: 929
iTrader: (6)

MY opinion was with the economy bein bad. Probably did an Insurance Job. thinkin it wouldnt be recovered so soon because its out of home state. Also Usually doesnt show in system of recovery if its found in another state, Unless its searched for. Just my Op plus BMW's not an easy badboy to grab unless you have the keys itself. But congrats to the owner for findin his ride,,great to see people helpin each other out here.
BOOSTED4DR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 08:27 AM   #123
ducati955
Lieutenant Colonel
 
ducati955's Avatar
 
Drives: lifted tacoma on 38's & ducati
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: long island ny

Posts: 1,718
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [5.00]
you the man!
__________________
car totaled out !!AW335i, oem aero lip, m3 csl rims, oem m3 sides, vorst csl carbon trunk, tinted, lowered on H&R sport, AR DP's, Bastauck dual exhaust, BMS intake, etc

NEW RIDE white GTR!
ducati955 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 08:34 AM   #124
SteveMD
Colonel
 
SteveMD's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 X5 50i, '11 GTI DSG
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Raventown!

Posts: 2,364
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2012 X5 50i  [0.00]
Good job OP.
__________________
2006 E90 330i (retired)
2009 E90 335i (retired)
2012 E70 X5 50i M Sport, JB Stage 1, 4.6 secs 0-60.
2011 VW GTI/DSG
SteveMD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 08:51 AM   #125
remmib
General
 
remmib's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Norway

Posts: 25,672
iTrader: (0)

Awesome job nybsbl04.
__________________

F10 520d M-Sport Alpine White | HRE P43SC 20x9+20x11 | Michelin PSS 255/35+295/30 | KW V3 Coilover | M5 Front Sway Bar + M550d Rear Sway Bar | 3D Design Front Lip | BMW M Performance CF Spoiler | BMW M Performance Diffuser | BMW M Performance Black Grills | BMW M Performance Pedals |
remmib is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 08:52 AM   #126
bavarian19
General
 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 18,805
iTrader: (23)

Good job!
bavarian19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 10:22 AM   #127
White Shark
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: M3 Civic (Non-ZCP)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Coast

Posts: 308
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nybsbl04 View Post
Someone on this board ran the VIN for me and gave me the address of where it was registered. I googled the address and the house was for sale, so I called the broker, who then in turn gave me the # of the car owners, because she knew about the car issue. I talked to the wife and husband and they were thrilled I found them and the car.
Great job
__________________
White Shark is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 11:24 AM   #128
dragon1761
Lieutenant
 
dragon1761's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i SGM 08
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Arcadia, CA

Posts: 506
iTrader: (0)

So i got a question about this one. It seems like the car has BMW assist because of the shark fin. So why wasnt the owner able to locate the car with BMW service especailly when it has Cali plate in NYC???
dragon1761 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 11:50 AM   #129
kloh
Lieutenant
 
kloh's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern California

Posts: 417
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 E92 M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to kloh
nybsbl04 Awesome job...great to read stories like this where people go out of their way to help out a complete stranger. Not something that happens every day.
__________________
ED Vehicle: 2009 E92 M3 6MT | Space Gray, Fox Red Ext, Carbon Leather | Mod Progress: Flickr Photos
ED Tour: Aug 3 - Aug 10 2009. (Trip Blog | Route map).
ED Progress: Delivery Aug 4th; Drop off at Frankfurt Aug 10th; Redelivery Oct 9th.

kloh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 12:24 PM   #130
HermesRider
Captain
 
Drives: 2007 e92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 947
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by .:bHd:. View Post
How did they disconnect the battery? It takes me a good 5 minutes to take out the bolt with pliers and remove the wire. And the battery is in the trunk anyways which is closed.
I would say they slimjimed the door, or even use screwdriver on the lock mechanism (known weakness), get into cabin, push trunk button, voila! into trunk they go. With a wrench, the terminal comes off in 30s flat. With pliers like the way you do it, probably 5 min.
HermesRider is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #131
Quasimodem
Colonel
 
Quasimodem's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California

Posts: 2,154
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 335d US  [0.00]
This makes no sense. The owner would have reported it stolen, tickets were piling up on it. Yeah, like the meter maids in NY just put tickets on cars without running the plates and VIN?
Quasimodem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #132
Year's_End
Local Jabroni
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,032
iTrader: (0)

Awesome resolution, but I agree with a few people here. It does seem fishy (not on your part, on the owner's part).
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Hold out for the BRZ STI or... Rocket Bunny FRS. Update: Scratch that. I've got a 2015 5.0/6MT with my name on it.
Year's_End is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST