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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By rdorman
That is nasty. My last OCI was at 16,200 and the...

That is nasty. My last OCI was at 16,200 and the filter looked one heck of a lot better.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-07-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By rdorman
Even though it only has 47k on it I would refresh...

Even though it only has 47k on it I would refresh all gaskets (not head) while it is out. Easy to get to, don't cost a fortune and gives you good opportunity to inspect the inside of the engine.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By rdorman
+1 on OEM filters. Oil, LL01 oils that are...

+1 on OEM filters. Oil, LL01 oils that are commonly available:
Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
Valvoline SynPower...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By rdorman
Whether they fit or not is not the point. You can...

Whether they fit or not is not the point. You can add 'bigger' rotors and calipers and end up with a poorer performing brake system. Buy something made for your car or a proven swap or forget it.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By rdorman
Great!

Great!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By rdorman
Personally I would flush it and use only the bmw...

Personally I would flush it and use only the bmw blue (or pentifrost NF).
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By rdorman
You didn't mention if it was using coolant. If it...

You didn't mention if it was using coolant. If it isn't then no leak. You can test for gas in the coolant with an inexpensive tester. Sounds like the car has been sitting on and off for some time. If...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By rdorman
Usually when I am selling a mechanics special...

Usually when I am selling a mechanics special like yours I take the average private party sale price for the car, condition and location. Then subtract the cost of the parts to repair correctly (keep...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 07-24-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By rdorman
Since you called out concerns for the metal bits...

Since you called out concerns for the metal bits you can protect them from corrosion. Fluid Film is nice on the underside (pressure wash first) and Sonus Trim and Motor coat works nice on ALL under...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By rdorman
Very true! Give this a shot first and if you have...

Very true! Give this a shot first and if you have remaining then you can try the other method.
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By rdorman
I don't like car covers and this is one reason....

I don't like car covers and this is one reason. Clear coat will absorb a lot of moisture which is what you are seeing. Below is one trick to help get the moisture out. After that it is repaint time. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By rdorman
Glad you liked it!

Glad you liked it!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By rdorman
I don't think I would go that far! But yes, JB is...

I don't think I would go that far! But yes, JB is a PAIN!

OP, you can get a pro to correct and coat for you. You has to choose a true professional that knows how to work with this paint. He can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By rdorman
http://home.comcast.net/~michael.cohen1/Detailing_...

http://home.comcast.net/~michael.cohen1/Detailing_Hand_Book.pdf
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By rdorman
This. I hardly use a hose any more.

This. I hardly use a hose any more.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,496
Posted By rdorman
Left over policy from WWII.

Left over policy from WWII.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,664
Posted By rdorman
"Dems da brakes!" A few people mentioned...

"Dems da brakes!"

A few people mentioned autocorrect. You can have a lot of fun playing a practical joke using autocorrect. People become dependent and don't verify the correction. I had a great...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By rdorman
Never had an trouble abroad. The only thing I do...

Never had an trouble abroad. The only thing I do is notify the bank that I will be traveling so they don't lock down for a fraud alert. And like all other important travel documents, copy front and...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-03-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By rdorman
CR spotless, Griots, etc sell inline de-ionizers...

CR spotless, Griots, etc sell inline de-ionizers that will deal with hard water. I use white vinegar to remove spots. If the surface is etched then it must be compounded to remove the imperfection.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,824
Posted By rdorman
That is correct. Wear goes up initially after a...

That is correct. Wear goes up initially after a change. I am not sure if that is a universal truth but ever time I have seen it tested that is what happened.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,824
Posted By rdorman
I have NO issues with folks that like to change...

I have NO issues with folks that like to change it sooner, if it makes you happy then you should do it.

Me, I follow the indicator. Car has always had it oils changed according to the indicator...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-18-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By rdorman
My most used product is 845. And, I do warm it...

My most used product is 845. And, I do warm it before use.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By rdorman
Pull the inspection covers over the plugs....

Pull the inspection covers over the plugs. Leaking valve cover gaskets will soak the plugs and it will smoke.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-13-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rdorman
Sometimes they get what the vendor is donating...

Sometimes they get what the vendor is donating gives them. Some times they have a choice. There are people in the Cobra community that think that anything but a four speed toploader is a cardinal...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rdorman
This years raffle car for Cystic Fibrosis

Knowing what the roller, engine, tranny etc costs I would put this one at about $125,000 if you just ordered it!

So DO want!

http://londoncobrashow.com/Default.aspx?pt=RaffleCarRegistration
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