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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By Porando
Come on.... Want me to say I like diesel? ...

Come on.... Want me to say I like diesel?

No, not the one with blue dress
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Porando
Assuming you have ZF 6 speed transmission. (There...

Assuming you have ZF 6 speed transmission. (There are also GM transmission in use) which may behave different
Nobody believes in this "reset" anymore. Not sure who came with this process first and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Porando
Was transmission serviced (fluid , filter and...

Was transmission serviced (fluid , filter and couple seals replaced) in regular at Transmission manuf recommended intervals (60 - 70 k miles) as opposed to BMW recommendation not to service for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,569
Posted By Porando
Excep that you may need LQ065T9BR51 ...

Excep that you may need LQ065T9BR51
LQ065T9BR53 will fit but it has different viewing angle

There is lots of discussion on this part here...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Porando
You can't expect indy shops to guarantee parts...

You can't expect indy shops to guarantee parts you bring.

If you bring your parts - they provide labor and probably guarantee labor related issues but not part. And this can be tricky at times -...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Porando
If he uses all original BMW parts that sounds...

If he uses all original BMW parts that sounds reasonable. also labor is fair - it takes 2.5 - 3 hours to do front and rear.
You can buy equivalent after market parts for ~$450 ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Porando
Question Forget about the reliability and maintenance ...

Forget about the reliability and maintenance thing - that will only be money which you can earn or borrow....and you not buying BMW for the reliability anyways - if you do get the Lexus
Get the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Porando
Do old guys still need louder exhausts? LOL

Do old guys still need louder exhausts? LOL
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Porando
Buying a car is unfortunately most of the time...

Buying a car is unfortunately most of the time emotional and not logical decision...
If you are 120% sure that power will be sufficient.... because 3-6 month down the road you will be regretting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Porando
I think the common problem is the engine power -...

I think the common problem is the engine power - or lack of it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Porando
Are you sure that 2013 use N52_??? That was...

Are you sure that 2013 use N52_???
That was true for E90 but
2013 3 series are F30 models and 328i F30 models use the turbocharged 4-cylinder N20 engine .

This is not the right forum for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Porando
I think that Bulgaria is part pf Eastern Europe...

I think that Bulgaria is part pf Eastern Europe map package?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Porando
As I mentioned before, if you are really...

As I mentioned before, if you are really concerned about the price than look at eBay for older version year but original BMW OEM DVD. People sell them when they upgrade or sell cars etc..
I am using...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Porando
I have both original (2004) and home made (2008)...

I have both original (2004) and home made (2008) disks for my 2004 X5 - just took a caliper and checked thickness on original and one I burnt - they are same as original so it may have some other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Porando
True, unless you replace pads before sensor even...

True, unless you replace pads before sensor even touches them...
You can do some calculation... Sensor cost vs pad cost/mm and figure out what is better - wear pad all the way and buy new sensor or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By Porando
It definitely helps - I was surprised that car of...

It definitely helps - I was surprised that car of this size manages corners so nicely - but no it is not going to match the 335i sport suspension.

E60 in my mind was the last 5-series BMW which...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Porando
Take it to a good body shop for a free estimate...

Take it to a good body shop for a free estimate so you know if this is really "minor" (and use that to leverage price if it makes sense) - you maybe surprised how much such minor issue may cost'ya
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Porando
Nothing weird.... Honest seller who want buyer to...

Nothing weird.... Honest seller who want buyer to drive home happy.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Porando
Any fluid will be fine...

Any fluid will be fine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Porando
Remember that unless you really need AWD - you...

Remember that unless you really need AWD - you better off not buying it... Not sure how much more secure it will make you but one thing is sure - it will make maintenance and repairs quite a bit more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Porando
Dreaming? Not many items in BMW can be bought...

Dreaming? Not many items in BMW can be bought for $100.... Angel light are part of xenon light option and if you don't have them - means you likely halogens and will have to spend way more than...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Porando
$10k for this car would a really BAD deal... I...

$10k for this car would a really BAD deal...
I would stay away from salvaged cars - What you see is not what you get but it means that cost of repair was close to 70% or more of the car value. If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Porando
If nothing breaks and you drive ~10k miles/year...

If nothing breaks and you drive ~10k miles/year you should be able to manage with $1k/year average budget.
Repairs would be extra....

Here is my very rough estimate:

- annual oil change ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Porando
Shop would only install if car was ready for this...

Shop would only install if car was ready for this option w/o any modifications or customization.
But if you really want to have them no matter what...
If there is a will - there is also a way....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Porando
I wold replace it - new costs less than $200...

I wold replace it - new costs less than $200...
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