E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Southwest > Any one from San antonio???



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-14-2009, 02:49 AM   #155
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThorsHammer View Post
Got my car back today! Woo hoo! Can't wait to meet everyone.
Man! Lucky... I sure hope mine's ready by Friday... oh well, if not, I'll just bring the loaner
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #156
simplechick23
New Member
simplechick23's Avatar
0
Rep
23
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 BMW 335i M sport
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

i'll be there.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #157
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by simplechick23 View Post
i'll be there.
Great... see you there

1. skim7x (steven) +1
2. oct1285
3. smellfish
4. 135i TT
5. ThorsHammer
6. Redbeemer (1Addicts Member driving 135i)
7. Simplechick23
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 02:15 PM   #158
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Anybody interested in autox this upcoming Sunday?
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 02:57 PM   #159
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Do I need to have a break-in-period for my new turbos? If not, I'll be down for some auto-xing this weekend :-)

Also... since you (oct1285) got the RR catch-can... what parts, exactly, does the RR catch-can keep oil from getting into? The FMIC? Oil usually doesn't go into the turbo's... can it? Should I get a RR catch-can to protect my new turbos?
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]

Last edited by skim7x; 01-14-2009 at 03:36 PM.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 03:29 PM   #160
ThorsHammer
Major
ThorsHammer's Avatar
United_States
35
Rep
1,389
Posts

 
Drives: '09 BMW 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x View Post
Do I need to have a break-in-period for my new turbos?

Also... what does the RR catch-can keep oil from getting into? The FMIC? Oil usually doesn't go into the turbo's... can it? Should I get a RR catch-can to protect my new turbos?
Did you mean to put this here?
__________________
"SYONRA" is for sale! http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366678 BSM '09 e92 335i | Performance: JB3, RR Catted DP's, INJEN DCI, Britalman Exhst, AA FMIC, FORGE DVs | Suspension: ST-V1 Coils, Hotchkis Chassis Brace & F/R Sways | Wheels: Bremmer Kraft BR03s, Brake Performance Rotors, Cool Carbon Pads, ECS Lines | Exterior: OEM Aero Lip/Rear, ****** CF Trunk Lid, BLUX5 Angels, M-Force M3 Sides | Interior: Passport 9500ci, Black Trim, M3 Wheel
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 03:37 PM   #161
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThorsHammer View Post
Did you mean to put this here?
I just re-read it... I did, but I didn't make it clear why I was asking... :-) It was mostly a random question for oct1285...
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 03:55 PM   #162
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x View Post
Do I need to have a break-in-period for my new turbos? If not, I'll be down for some auto-xing this weekend :-)

Also... since you (oct1285) got the RR catch-can... what parts, exactly, does the RR catch-can keep oil from getting into? The FMIC? Oil usually doesn't go into the turbo's... can it? Should I get a RR catch-can to protect my new turbos?
yeah there actually is suppose to be a break in period for the turbos me think. the auto-x is the perfect place to break them in. And make sure you have the dinan flash on your car after picking it up from the dealer.

The catch can protects oil from getting into your fmic and your intake tract. The turbos are oil cooled, so yeah oil does get into the turbos and minute amounts leak into the intake tract and over time that can be bad. Besides the catch can makes your engine bay look like you know what you're doing.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 04:06 PM   #163
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by oct1285 View Post
yeah there actually is suppose to be a break in period for the turbos me think. the auto-x is the perfect place to break them in. And make sure you have the dinan flash on your car after picking it up from the dealer.

The catch can protects oil from getting into your fmic and your intake tract. The turbos are oil cooled, so yeah oil does get into the turbos and minute amounts leak into the intake tract and over time that can be bad. Besides the catch can makes your engine bay look like you know what you're doing.
Haha yeah... I'm worried about the Dinan flash... when I first dropped off my car, I told the SA that it had the Dinan flash on there... and he asked me to spell "DINAN"... baaaaaaad sign... apparently he had only been working at the BMW dealership for a couple months... still pretty clueless, though.

I wonder what BMW would think about a catch-can... I don't think any reasonable tech would blame it for anything...
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #164
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x
I wonder what BMW would think about a catch-can... I don't think any reasonable tech would blame it for anything...
guess I'll find out friday when I go in for service
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 04:17 PM   #165
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by oct1285 View Post
guess I'll find out friday when I go in for service
what do you need service on?
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 04:40 PM   #166
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x View Post
what do you need service on?
brake fluid change
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #167
smellfish
No one on the corner has stagger like us
9
Rep
323
Posts

 
Drives: '11 AW E90
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: COS

iTrader: (2)

Which dealership is the best in SA?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 08:17 PM   #168
ThorsHammer
Major
ThorsHammer's Avatar
United_States
35
Rep
1,389
Posts

 
Drives: '09 BMW 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smellfish View Post
Which dealership is the best in SA?
There is only one BMW dealership in San Antonio.

http://www.bmwsa.com/
__________________
"SYONRA" is for sale! http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366678 BSM '09 e92 335i | Performance: JB3, RR Catted DP's, INJEN DCI, Britalman Exhst, AA FMIC, FORGE DVs | Suspension: ST-V1 Coils, Hotchkis Chassis Brace & F/R Sways | Wheels: Bremmer Kraft BR03s, Brake Performance Rotors, Cool Carbon Pads, ECS Lines | Exterior: OEM Aero Lip/Rear, ****** CF Trunk Lid, BLUX5 Angels, M-Force M3 Sides | Interior: Passport 9500ci, Black Trim, M3 Wheel
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 09:24 PM   #169
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by smellfish View Post
Which dealership is the best in SA?
It's not all that great though, and if you have mods, I'd recommend you go somewhere else...
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #170
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x View Post
It's not all that great though, and if you have mods, I'd recommend you go somewhere else...
they were alright about my mods last time I went in for service. The SA was saying what we've all been saying, unless the mod caused the defect BMW can't void your warranty. When I went to make an appointment for service this Friday I made it a point to tell him I have more mods than I did last time. He said that be ok for service. Of course my SA did get moved to the mini side of the dealership so whoever I get this time might not be as understanding
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #171
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by oct1285 View Post
they were alright about my mods last time I went in for service. The SA was saying what we've all been saying, unless the mod caused the defect BMW can't void your warranty. When I went to make an appointment for service this Friday I made it a point to tell him I have more mods than I did last time. He said that be ok for service. Of course my SA did get moved to the mini side of the dealership so whoever I get this time might not be as understanding
Well, the problem I had was this: I took it in to get the wastegate rattling fixed... I printed out the bulletin released by BMW NA stating that this is a common problem on stock e9x's and showed it to them. They found out that I had the Dinan Flash and refused to touch my car...

Yes, the wastegates could possibly be related to the Dinan software (it's part of the same system)... but it was clearly documented by BMW NA that this is a problem with stock cars as well... but anyhow, they turned me down and I ended up taking it to a Dinan dealership.

I can understand where they are coming from... but I still think they COULD have helped a brother out knowing that this is also a problem in stock vehicles.
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2009, 10:05 PM   #172
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

being that it wasn't a dinan dealership is prolly why they didn't touch it. They're not going to do any warranty work that has a mod related to it. Or at least that's the impression I get from them. As long as they service my car they're ok by me
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #173
Nutballa
Captain
Nutballa's Avatar
United_States
48
Rep
790
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Austin, Texas+ San Antonio

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Nutballa Send a message via Yahoo to Nutballa
I go to college in San An. There's a major car meet at Academy, 1604 and military, tonight. My friend says there's going to be over 200 cars, if he is correct. Not sure if you guys heard about it... I'm gonna check it out.
__________________
BMW FTW!

"Power is nothing without Control" - Pirelli.


Appreciate 0
      01-15-2009, 06:20 PM   #174
skim7x
Use it or Lose it
skim7x's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,462
Posts

 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutballa View Post
I go to college in San An. There's a major car meet at Academy, 1604 and military, tonight. My friend says there's going to be over 200 cars, if he is correct. Not sure if you guys heard about it... I'm gonna check it out.
Yeah... they have that every Thurs night... I went with oct1285 a couple months back and it wasn't very impressive... but the other bimmerfolk we went with said that it was a lower turnout than usual...
__________________
'07 Space Gray 335i coupe w/ Sports Package | Comfort Access

Cobb S1+ | PTF e30 custom tune | AMS | CP-e | BMS OCC | Quaife
[Newark Photoshoot #1]
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2009, 09:45 PM   #175
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x View Post
Yeah... they have that every Thurs night... I went with oct1285 a couple months back and it wasn't very impressive... but the other bimmerfolk we went with said that it was a lower turnout than usual...
you left and and everyone started to show up. I'll be there tonight
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2009, 10:38 AM   #176
oct1285
Captain
12
Rep
600
Posts

 
Drives: Almost out of warranty
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

after two trips to BMW SA for service I've come to the conclusion they don't care about mods when it comes to service. My service advisor's exact words were "I don't care." But warranty work on the other hand is a different story. He basically told me that BMW will try to pin any defect the car has to a mod I did. So that's basically nothing new, but at least you can get your car serviced.
Appreciate 0
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 03:30 PM.




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