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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By fun2drive
First of all get a BMW code reader to verify what...

First of all get a BMW code reader to verify what the code really means. Could be wheel speed sensor or could be the electric motor that drives the ABS pump or could be steering wheel angle sensor....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,172
Posted By fun2drive
I do think BMW has strayed from the type of BMW I...

I do think BMW has strayed from the type of BMW I want to own. I have driven them for a long time owned many and by far the best BMW was my M3/4 which I owned for 12 years and had one failure typical...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By fun2drive
Most obvious solution is to replace the switch,...

Most obvious solution is to replace the switch, check for loss of connection first...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By fun2drive
Not unusual to have to add hydraulic fluid to a...

Not unusual to have to add hydraulic fluid to a system if operated a lot. You loose some on the piston no matter how good the seal and the some just gets absorbed anyplace it can go. I would bet he...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,795
Posted By fun2drive
Kat and I worked the stickie for top maintenance...

Kat and I worked the stickie for top maintenance and care some years ago. She was the catalyst for doing that not me I just helped.
From that experience it was clear she is an excellent technical...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By fun2drive
It really doesn't matter regarding which year you...

It really doesn't matter regarding which year you buy. It is the miles that count. You can expect
walnut blast the intake valves or clean them with a brush and carb cleaner it can be done both ways...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By fun2drive
ZF is the manufacturer of the transmission for...

ZF is the manufacturer of the transmission for BMW and many other companies to include Ford. I changed mine at 37K and 65K as well. Frankly I would NOT change the fluid meaning just opening the fill...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By fun2drive
Normal operation... This is the reason why BMW...

Normal operation...
This is the reason why BMW buffers the gauge...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 115,989
Posted By fun2drive
Thanks for the data point on the string...

Thanks for the data point on the string replacement. That should help others thinking about getting theirs done. As Kat has posted her new strings show no wear compared to the original version...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By fun2drive
Lifters are hydraulic and there is no adjustment....

Lifters are hydraulic and there is no adjustment. Ticking when the engine is hot is not unusual but ticking all the time could be the fuel injectors. Use a stethoscope and locate exactly where the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By fun2drive
You need to go north of 270F to get the engine...

You need to go north of 270F to get the engine into limp mode. I added the cooler to my car simply because I live in Florida but frankly it was not needed. Peace of mind is what it provides. I did...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 115,989
Posted By fun2drive
Suggestion

If this was my car I would be checking with another shop about adjusting the top to close the tolerances. BMW is NOT in the business of fixing things using this method they are in the business of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By fun2drive
Vanos not related at all to this. I would suggest...

Vanos not related at all to this. I would suggest that you visit the dealer and have them recheck the battery cable connections because it sure sounds like a connection issue more so than anything...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,038
Posted By fun2drive
Think you mean hygroscopic

Think you mean hygroscopic
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By fun2drive
Looks like this came loose and feel out. Search...

Looks like this came loose and feel out. Search around the car for those parts first of all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 115,989
Posted By fun2drive
To add to Kat's post the drains also have a check...

To add to Kat's post the drains also have a check valve in them so be careful if you go to clean them out.
Lubing the seals is recommended and if I was looking at your number I could clean the seals...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By fun2drive
No way to tell if someone modded it unless you...

No way to tell if someone modded it unless you pull the driver's side panel off and see. You should have an NFRM vs FRM 2 or 3.
Pull the panel and read the numbers to be sure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By fun2drive
You will see higher maintenance on the mileage...

You will see higher maintenance on the mileage and years you are looking at. Specifically the water pump tstat, oil filter housing gasket, possible ABS/DSC/ Brake module. Mine was flawless until Nov...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By fun2drive
Agree wheel bearing have a side that has to face...

Agree wheel bearing have a side that has to face in which I believe is magnetic to allow the wheel speed sensors to function correctly.
What a PITA if you have to pull everything again and reinstall...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,469
Posted By fun2drive
Well that is actually good news since it doesn't...

Well that is actually good news since it doesn't sound like anything but a sensor not making contact because it failed (unlikely) or was somehow bumped out of position. Pulling the codes means...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,469
Posted By fun2drive
Have you pulled the codes? It helps if your...

Have you pulled the codes?
It helps if your issue isn't a relay or hall sensor than that might indicate the electro-hydraulic pack.
Without some codes to guide you are shooting in the dark.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,574
Posted By fun2drive
I used my battery tender hooked to the charging...

I used my battery tender hooked to the charging posts under the hood to hold the 12VDC to keep the memories from being lost. Just be careful when removing the posts off the battery and cover them so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By fun2drive
You didn't say how many miles you had on the car...

You didn't say how many miles you had on the car then and now but you have xdrive and doesn't take well to long fluid change intervals. I would do a change of the transfer case and diffs then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By fun2drive
If you change oil at 3500 miles there is no point...

If you change oil at 3500 miles there is no point in using any long life oil just a great synthetic oil would be best. Long life oils use a great deal of high pH additives to keep TBN up to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By fun2drive
BMW struts and shocks are typically toast after...

BMW struts and shocks are typically toast after 75K miles. Also I assume the adjustments were done to keep it in spec on the rack...
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