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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Porando
How often you need to add that stuff and does it...

How often you need to add that stuff and does it really work since it is injected straight into combustion chamber?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Porando
If you have oil loss - it can be a leak or engine...

If you have oil loss - it can be a leak or engine may burn it.
1. Need to inspect engine bottom for leaks.
2. Engine can burn a little and it depends on change intervals - if I had to add 1Q every...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Porando
Service records, service records, service...

Service records, service records, service records
Biggest issue is that if previous owner only maintained it as manuf suggests - car is designed to last about 100k miles and shouldn't feel...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By Porando
That is exactly what I want to do - drill it but...

That is exactly what I want to do - drill it but nobody wants to disclose where to drill.
I was was able to do it in my E39 and E53 - drill a hole in a precise and strategic location of the AC...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Porando
Not sure why would you take car to the dealer for...

Not sure why would you take car to the dealer for such jobs - this should be very straight forward job for any BMW independent and cost would likely be half.

And in terms of dealer's...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Porando
I change oil at half of BMW intervals and had no...

I change oil at half of BMW intervals and had no oil uses until car approached 100k miles when I noticed increased oil consumption. Replaced seals and oil level again stays solid as a rock thous...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Porando
There is lots of info on this subject on this...

There is lots of info on this subject on this forum and google.
Checking CCV valves is very straight forward and easy - best to start from this and if they look bad - replace them and check again...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Porando
Do you assume that everybody is on a Facebook?

Do you assume that everybody is on a Facebook?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Porando
This doesnt sound German to me :) Check where...

This doesnt sound German to me :) Check where car was manufactured.. Mine sounds more like "Sperrung" and "Entriegelung".
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Porando
i have 2011 335 with no alarm but there is a...

i have 2011 335 with no alarm but there is a sound (of locking mechanism) :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Porando
There are no springs there...

There are no springs there...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Porando
I was a that point not long time ago and when I...

I was a that point not long time ago and when I fixed things and start thinking what to replace it with? Came to conclusion that we like this car and buying the new or newer will not come for free...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Porando
Always interesting when that selling it cheap say...

Always interesting when that selling it cheap say it only needs small part to be replaced and for some reason rather than doing it they sacrifice $5k?? (maybe because transmission cost $7k?)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Porando
just done valve stem seals on my 2004 4.4L - it...

just done valve stem seals on my 2004 4.4L - it was blowing cloud of smoke after idling.. and CCV valves were clean . ( $2800 and considered a good deal - most of the shops ask $3.5K - $5k )
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Porando
"e30 and its grandson the e60? both of mine have...

"e30 and its grandson the e60? both of mine have no turbo and are manual."

Yeah E60 is grand dad of E30 but one on steroids and maybe other "stuff" living dangerous life on the fast lane. :)
As...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Porando
best way is to buy 4.8L version.. everything...

best way is to buy 4.8L version.. everything else falls into category " you gain 1 HP for every $500 you spend on additions - no matter what it is"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Porando
I thought hat activation code is vehicle...

I thought hat activation code is vehicle specific? (generated from VIN?)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Porando
No, I don't think there is < $100 SOLUTION to...

No, I don't think there is < $100 SOLUTION to this.
If mirror is pushed - it is designed for that and should not break by this action - both manual and auto will behave the same way though...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By Porando
None of the above.. 7Q of oil less than $50,...

None of the above.. 7Q of oil less than $50, Filter - $10. Beer $1 (OK 2x) and 0.5 hour time max. They are just greedy and charge 5x for BMW

Franchises don't have BMW approved oils and have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By Porando
There is no general consensus. Everything is...

There is no general consensus. Everything is subjective and based on personal believes :) though Dealers do what BMW or Client are paying them for.

I change oil 2x often as BMW recommends and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,124
Posted By Porando
Not always water pump goes first - sometimes...

Not always water pump goes first - sometimes thermostat and often coolant reservoir tank, So I replace all 3 (plus radiator hoses) @70k miles on all my BMWs
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Porando
Replacing what's broken will be the most cost...

Replacing what's broken will be the most cost effective. Finding better than OEM for BMW is not an easy task and BMW suspensions are well tuned so unless you want to eliminate self leveling I would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Porando
Or motor

Or motor
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,573
Posted By Porando
I had to spend some time finding who can do it...

I had to spend some time finding who can do it for a reasonable price. Some shops (honest) would not touch it - I asked for recommendation who can do it.
Some would ask more than car is worth -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Porando
I have looked at that as I has similar issues -...

I have looked at that as I has similar issues - drivers side was wobbling and other was closing/opening.
Closing opening fix was easy - had to replace microswitch
Wobbling (not staying in place) ...
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