BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-27-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
sssahib
Private
 
sssahib's Avatar
 
Drives: 09' SSII E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

A little input?

So yesterday I pulled into a gas station (Shell 91 FTW!) and I filled up and say in the car, I had the key in my pocket and I pressed the button to start the car, but it wouldn\'t start! It just kept turning over but it wouldn\'t start! I tried it 3 times and after that I just turned everything off and got out of the car locked it, unlocked it, tried to start it and it started...wtf? I have no idea why it would do that. I just got the car a few days ago (used 09, 23k miles) and had a dealer inspection done prior to purchase and they gave it the ok. It\'s been fine ever since but it just bothers me and I want to know what it is!
__________________
09' SSII/SS E92 M3 DCT aka "The Mermaid"
-AngeliBrights Angel Eyes
-Flat Black Grill & Gills
-LCI Taillights
sssahib is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-27-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
Asiarush
Private First Class
 
Asiarush's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 M3
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 176
iTrader: (2)

it happens, sometimes i try to do something too, and it only works out on the third try.
it shouldnt happen but if it happens rarely just live with it, if not take it to the dealer.
BTW your key battery is probably very low, you need to have your dealer change it and you will be fine !
__________________

2010 M3 Jerez Black Metalic, Premium Package, Technology Package, M Double Clutch with driveLogic
Asiarush is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
pmeloche
Lieutenant Colonel
 
pmeloche's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F25 X3 xDrive35i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montréal, Canada

Posts: 1,614
iTrader: (0)

Shell 91 is not FTW, it's the bare minimum recommended by BMW. You should put at least octane 93 (if it's available of course), which is what BMW recommend.
__________________

Patrice
2013 F25 X3 xDrive35i Vermillion Red
pmeloche is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 12:01 AM   #4
robackja
Lieutenant
 
robackja's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Jeep Wrangler
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Boulder, CO

Posts: 402
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmeloche View Post
Shell 91 is not FTW, it's the bare minimum recommended by BMW. You should put at least octane 93 (if it's available of course), which is what BMW recommend.
In the southwest, 91 is pretty much the highest you can get at regular pumps. Back when I lived in Pennsylvania 93 from Sunoco was at every station.
__________________
2011.5 E92 ///M3 Space Gray; Fox Red & Blk; 6MT; ZCP; ZCV; ZP2; ///M Performance Exhaust (sold)
2012 VW Jetta TDI (sold)
2002 Subaru WRX (sold)

The World in 35mm
robackja is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 12:21 AM   #5
Rshane
M-Flight Member
 
Rshane's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 1,085
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmeloche View Post
Shell 91 is not FTW, it's the bare minimum recommended by BMW. You should put at least octane 93 (if it's available of course), which is what BMW recommend.
So, lower octane gas has a negative effect on the key fob...that's a new one
__________________
2011 Le Mans Blue M3// Black extended Novillo w/ Blue Grey Aluminum trim/DCT/ZTP/ZCW/ZPP/ZCP Premium Sound ///Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust

2012 Le Mans Blue 135i M Pkg DCT
2013 Ford F150 FX4 Supercrew
Rshane is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 12:49 AM   #6
sssahib
Private
 
sssahib's Avatar
 
Drives: 09' SSII E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

Yea there is no/super rare 93 octane here it sucks :-/

And I replaced the batt in the key a few days ago so it's not that...

If it's a constant issue I'll bring it up to the dealer...but it still annoys me, such a high end car an these little things go wrong :-/
__________________
09' SSII/SS E92 M3 DCT aka "The Mermaid"
-AngeliBrights Angel Eyes
-Flat Black Grill & Gills
-LCI Taillights
sssahib is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 02:03 AM   #7
BobsM3Coupe
Captain
 
Drives: M3 Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: California

Posts: 862
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sssahib View Post
Yea there is no/super rare 93 octane here it sucks :-/

:-/
I really doubt if the car would run any better on 93 vs 91 octane gas.
BobsM3Coupe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 07:26 AM   #8
stega
Captain
 
Drives: 2011 M3 E93
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Boca Raton, FL

Posts: 666
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobsM3Coupe View Post
I really doubt if the car would run any better on 93 vs 91 octane gas.
Really!? Well your wrong...
stega is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 08:08 AM   #9
TxFeatFan
Captain
 
TxFeatFan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 624
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011.5 E90 M3  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by stega View Post
Really!? Well your wrong...
__________________

--------------------------------
2011 Melbourne Red E90 ZCP - 6MT
Mod's: Trunk liner
1996 Hellrot E36 M3 - 5MT (Sold)
TxFeatFan is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 08:37 AM   #10
Mr. ///M3 RD
Major General
 
Mr. ///M3 RD's Avatar
 
Drives: E350 & 280 SL on Weekends :)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: GTA, Ontario - Canada

Posts: 7,863
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I was under the impression that the key battery is rechargeable

However, recharging of course only takes place when you insert the key into the slot, I always do this on long trips (my dealer told me so when I picked up my former new Z4). I never experienced any issues with starting my cars. Both my former 2 cars and the cars I drive now have keyless entry and I follow that rule.
__________________
Cheers, Rolf-Dieter

Life will take us to some interesting places, fortunately The ///M3 will too with a many of us know this very well
---> Click here for some good stuff I found
Mr. ///M3 RD is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #11
Singletrack
4th down; 4th quarter? Renegade.
 
Singletrack's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SSII E92 M3; 12 AW X5d
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 3,791
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stega View Post
Really!? Well your wrong...
X2
Singletrack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 10:29 AM   #12
Pointerman
Second Lieutenant
 
Pointerman's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Manteca, CA

Posts: 211
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rolf-Dieter View Post
I was under the impression that the key battery is rechargeable

However, recharging of course only takes place when you insert the key into the slot, I always do this on long trips (my dealer told me so when I picked up my former new Z4). I never experienced any issues with starting my cars. Both my former 2 cars and the cars I drive now have keyless entry and I follow that rule.
The comfort access key battery is not rechargeable.
Pointerman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 10:38 AM   #13
Moxie
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Moxie's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 328d Touring/SG 335d
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Stuttgart

Posts: 1,856
iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pointerman View Post
The comfort access key battery is not rechargeable.

Scratch that - You're right. CA Batteries are not rechargable, only none CA batteries are.

Last edited by Moxie; 07-28-2011 at 10:46 AM.
Moxie is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 11:42 AM   #14
Mr. ///M3 RD
Major General
 
Mr. ///M3 RD's Avatar
 
Drives: E350 & 280 SL on Weekends :)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: GTA, Ontario - Canada

Posts: 7,863
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pointerman View Post
The comfort access key battery is not rechargeable.
It must have been then on my e46 (2002 M3) the dealer told me to alternate my 2 keys to charge them. I drove that e46 for 7 years, never did have a key charge problem.

the last 3 Bimmer's I did not have long enough for the key to be a problem, I guess you are right then that the battery needs to be changed when it stops working properly.
__________________
Cheers, Rolf-Dieter

Life will take us to some interesting places, fortunately The ///M3 will too with a many of us know this very well
---> Click here for some good stuff I found
Mr. ///M3 RD is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 12:03 PM   #15
besiktas
Ultimate Driver for the Ultimate Driving Machine
 
Drives: BMW M3 E92
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 972
iTrader: (0)

If you use jet fuel, and you are within 100 yard radius of the car, the car turns on and starts revving automatically, no key needed... hehehe

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rshane View Post
So, lower octane gas has a negative effect on the key fob...that's a new one
__________________

BMW M3 E92 - Silverstone II
BPM Sport Stage II Tune + Test Pipes, GTS DCT Tune
besiktas is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2011, 12:33 PM   #16
Singletrack
4th down; 4th quarter? Renegade.
 
Singletrack's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SSII E92 M3; 12 AW X5d
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 3,791
iTrader: (3)

If you do a google search on this site for "idle valve crank" you will get some hits for people that had long crank times before their idle valve failed. I think there is a BMW document floating around for it too. I wouldn't worry about it unless it does it consistently, but you might find more info with the search.
Singletrack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post 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 02:06 PM.




m3post
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