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      04-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #23
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and if sealant cant take care of it??? will bmw bring a spare... cuz i would not want the car towed..?? how does that all work?
No, the tow companies that BMW contracts with will not have a replaement tire/wheel. I will not use the sealant, except as a last restort. I carry a plug kit that will work on most punctures, along with the MMobility compressor. Still looking for a space saver spare, like I had for my E46, to throw in the trunk on trips.
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      04-01-2008, 10:17 AM   #24
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and if sealant cant take care of it??? will bmw bring a spare... cuz i would not want the car towed..?? how does that all work?
BMW won't tow the car - they will flatbed it. Make sure you have your towhook in your car at all times, because you will need it in this case (to get the car up on the flatbed). I believe they will go anywhere within 100 miles free of charge.
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Anyone know why they chose to put a TPMS button on the dash for the M3, vs. having it only available via iDrive (or the dash computer for non-iDrive) in the normal 3 series? Is it just because they had an extra button with the DTC button gone, or is there something special about the M3 TPMS that makes the button necessary?
^ +1, I wondered the same thing...
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      04-01-2008, 10:36 AM   #26
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Make sure you have your towhook in your car at all times, because you will need it in this case (to get the car up on the flatbed).
Not good advice, unless they've strengthened the mount on the E92. I've seen inserts pulled out of the E46 bumper by doing this, as it is not designed for towing up steep inclines. The proper way, on the E46 at least, was to remove the front jack pads and attach a Y-harness to the two points underneath.

A lift bar type tow truck is approved for towing, in addition to the flatbed (owner's manual p. 219).
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      04-01-2008, 10:53 AM   #27
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Not good advice, unless they've strengthened the mount on the E92.
Wow, interesting. I've had mine flatbedded that way with no problem, but I guess I should think twice before letting them do it again. Thanks for that info, Greg.

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A lift bar type tow truck is approved for towing, in addition to the flatbed (owner's manual p. 219).
This must be new? For the E46, they told me on a couple of occasions that it had to be flatbedded - I think I remember hearing something about the rear differential. Either way, not sure I'd want my car towed behind a truck.
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Canadian M3's do not have run flat tires. Tires are Pilot Sport PS2, not Pilot Sport.
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I can only assume he's being sarcastic? Michelin Pilot Sports or PS2s do not come in a runflat version, and if they did, it would mean very different suspension settings.
No I wasn't being sarcastic.

But I'm totally confused now myself. My dealer is adamant that I have run flat tires on the car. But I am not so sure now. The Canadian option list states the 2MT option code as 245/35 ZR 19 and 265/35 ZR 19 Pilot Sports.

Are these run flats or not?

I don't have the car yet to have a close look at the tires. Just prior to delivery, I was informed of a tire campaign to inspect for cracks/cuts in the sidewall. Apparently, three where ok, but one showed possible failure and was replaced.

I'm picking the car up this weekend and will try to get to the bottom of this tire uncertainty.
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No I wasn't being sarcastic.

But I'm totally confused now myself. My dealer is adamant that I have run flat tires on the car. But I am not so sure now. The Canadian option list states the 2MT option code as 245/35 ZR 19 and 265/35 ZR 19 Pilot Sports.

Are these run flats or not?

If the dealer thinks they are run flats, ask BMW Canada & then show the dealer their answer.
I don't have the car yet to have a close look at the tires. Just prior to delivery, I was informed of a tire campaign to inspect for cracks/cuts in the sidewall. Apparently, three where ok, but one showed possible failure and was replaced.

I'm picking the car up this weekend and will try to get to the bottom of this tire uncertainty.
If the dealer thinks they are run flats, ask BMW Canada & then show the dealer their answer.
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No I wasn't being sarcastic.

But I'm totally confused now myself. My dealer is adamant that I have run flat tires on the car. But I am not so sure now. The Canadian option list states the 2MT option code as 245/35 ZR 19 and 265/35 ZR 19 Pilot Sports.
Short answer, NO. As I state previously, Pilot Sports or PS2s do not come in a run flat version. Standard 3-Seires cars come with run flats. Ms never have. The dealer is just not familiar with this car yet.
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Short answer, NO. As I state previously, Pilot Sports or PS2s do not come in a run flat version. Standard 3-Seires cars come with run flats. Ms never have. The dealer is just not familiar with this car yet.
yea you were right i went to the dealer today and told him. I was like there should even be a fix it kit in the trunk he was like no. So we popped it and there it was. Why are CAs so dumb?
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yea you were right i went to the dealer today and told him. I was like there should even be a fix it kit in the trunk he was like no. So we popped it and there it was. Why are CAs so dumb?
they were raised that way....
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they were raised that way....
Not all are, but a hazard of the profession, i guess. To cut some slack, they have to keep track of like 50 different models and permutations, while we're focused on just one. That said, most slide by on keeping up to date, because they can and few customers call them on it.
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fwiw, michelin does offer a runflat ps2. It's called the ps2 zp and a number of 335 owners report having the tires.

the tread design is identical to the ps2s.

with that said, I haven't looked close enough at oem m3 tires to see if they are infact the zp version. A number of dealers are instructing owners that the tires are runflats so hopefully they have their ducks in a row.
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fwiw, michelin does offer a runflat ps2. It's called the ps2 zp and a number of 335 owners report having the tires.

the tread design is identical to the ps2s.

with that said, I haven't looked close enough at oem m3 tires to see if they are infact the zp version. A number of dealers are instructing owners that the tires are runflats so hopefully they have their ducks in a row.
I stand corrected, however the Tire Rack site only shows the ZP in two sizes, neither of which is appropriate for the M3.
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I picked up my car this weekend. One tire had been replaced as it showed some sign of a cut/crack on inspection. Another inspection of the tires will me made at the first service.

About the confusion; I had to show the CA that the car did not come with run flats. He was surprised to see this....he just assumed they were RFTires .... he apologized about the wrong info he gave me and informed the rest of the sales and warranty personel at the dealership that the car doesn't come with the RFTires. They all thought it did. (All they had to do was look at the tires....duh!!!!)

An honest mistake I guess. Just not familiar with the new model and features.
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I picked up my car this weekend. One tire had been replaced as it showed some sign of a cut/crack on inspection. Another inspection of the tires will me made at the first service.

About the confusion; I had to show the CA that the car did not come with run flats. He was surprised to see this....he just assumed they were RFTires .... he apologized about the wrong info he gave me and informed the rest of the sales and warranty personel at the dealership that the car doesn't come with the RFTires. They all thought it did. (All they had to do was look at the tires....duh!!!!)

An honest mistake I guess. Just not familiar with the new model and features.
I don't believe any M car has ever come with runflats, so that should not be new information to them.
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I picked up my car this weekend. One tire had been replaced as it showed some sign of a cut/crack on inspection. Another inspection of the tires will me made at the first
What's up with all these bogus tires in western Canada?!!!
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Mine came with PS2 runflats, thankfully...I hit a pothole the other day and busted one LOL...$380 for a single OEM tire w/out installation!
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Mine came with PS2 runflats, thankfully...I hit a pothole the other day and busted one LOL...$380 for a single OEM tire w/out installation!
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