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#5154 of 5378 Re: 325i 2006 rear passenger window problem [sabtwin2]
Oct 16, 2011 (8:02 pm)
The shop that repaired the rear window should have "initialized" the window when they were done. Unless they specialize in bummers, they probably don't have the expensive scan tool and software required.
I've got a 2006 325i and have found that bummer dealerships don't pay their technicians enough to attract good ones. If you live near Roseville, CA, stay far away from Roseville BMW. They break more than they fix. Good luck, hope you have better luck with yours, than I've had with mine. Doubt the lock problem is a low battery issue, if it were you should have other problems with the key. Abummer dealership oughta be able to tell you what the problem is, but I would look for an independent shop that specializes in bmw, mercedes, audi....
#5155 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [mylesr]
Oct 17, 2011 (12:40 am)
In this day and age they're all pretty much snake-oil; current fuel standards require more than enough detergents in pump-fuel to keep your fuel-injectors clean.
#5156 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [mylesr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2011 (7:47 am)
BGK-44 is a very good injector cleaner but you may have a hard time finding it. Most of the cheap stuff in chain stores is worthless, but BGK actually does work. My friend runs a very high end Porsche/Audi shop and he uses it, so he should know.
#5157 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 17, 2011 (8:20 am)
i have found it on amazon in the past.
#5158 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [mylesr]
Oct 19, 2011 (10:48 am)
BMW recommends Techron. I'd use it or BG 44K every 3000-4000 miles if you don't use a Top Tier gasoline.
#5159 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [roadburner]
Oct 20, 2011 (11:04 am)
BMW sells chevron techron under their own label as the recommended addative.
Get it from your dealer or from an autoparts store. It's about $15 BMW.
#5160 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [runningdoc]
Oct 20, 2011 (11:20 am)
Unless I'm missing something, BMW actually recommends AGAINST any fuel system additives (Techron or otherwise) for pretty much every car sold in the U.S. and Canada since about 1999 or 2000.
#5161 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [shipo]
Oct 21, 2011 (7:48 pm)
Shipo, I thought so too until I came across this BMW SI Bulletin. Note that it references the use of "BMW Fuel System Cleaner Plus"- AKA Techron:
FINAL PROCEDURE FOR RELEASING THE VEHICLE TO THE CUSTOMER
Advise the customer that it is necessary to add one bottle of BMW Group Fuel System Cleaner Plus PN
82 14 0 413 341 with either TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline or Premium Fuel, with a minimum octane
rating of AKI 91, the next time that the vehicle is refueled.
For optimum cleaning, advise the customer to add one bottle every 3,000 miles when refueling. Refer to SI B13 05 06 BMW Fuel System Cleaner Plus
#5162 of 5378 Re: Fuel Additives [roadburner]
Oct 22, 2011 (6:27 am)
Yes, I too read this bulletin. It appears that BMW is suggesting same. As I said, BMW is selling this as noted above, although one can buy an identical product at most auto parts stores under the Chevron logo...
#5163 of 5378 iPod Issue
Nov 12, 2011 (8:39 am)
My iPod connection appears to be without power and I'm wondering if it may be due to a blown fuse. Does anyone know which fuse that would be? - I can't decipher the fusebox map to determine that. The vehicle is a 2009 328 xDrive. Thanks for any suggestions.