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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,292
Posted By ProfessorCook
I did this myself. 1. Be careful with the vent...

I did this myself.
1. Be careful with the vent tube. You don't want to wreck it when removing the old battery and you want to make sure you plug it in when adding the new battery.
2. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By ProfessorCook
Excellent! Congrats!

Excellent! Congrats!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By ProfessorCook
The stems do look like ordinary stems from the...

The stems do look like ordinary stems from the outside and replacing run flats with go flat tires... you wouldn't get rid of the sensors.

The right thing to do is to read the sticker inside the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By ProfessorCook
'Guess I'm just picky that way. I like putting...

'Guess I'm just picky that way. I like putting things back together with recommended torques.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By ProfessorCook
There are batteries in the sending units in the...

There are batteries in the sending units in the wheels. Eventually the batteries run down and the sending units need to be replaced. I bet that's your problem. How long before you need to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By ProfessorCook
On a side note... if you ever replace your own...

On a side note... if you ever replace your own battery, that vent tube requires a little special attention. (Not that I would know from first hand experience or anything.)

I also concur... no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By ProfessorCook
I think this is sound... usually. I'd make an...

I think this is sound... usually. I'd make an exception for a kid who loves BMWs and wants to work on cars herself or himself. And that's only if they've already got some wrench experience. If a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By ProfessorCook
It's the goatocolypse! ...

It's the goatocolypse!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0cLkcqs-cY
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By ProfessorCook
I'd bet the system can handle tremendous forces,...

I'd bet the system can handle tremendous forces, including, say, twice the full weight of the car. But you cannot reasonably design for every conceivable accident. You just can't. Could you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By ProfessorCook
The removal tool is a good investment... It also...

The removal tool is a good investment... It also enables you to replace the cap with the correct torque.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By ProfessorCook
It's also likely the car was sliding in the...

It's also likely the car was sliding in the inverted position... if the bars hit a pavement defect, there would suddenly be a huge lateral force along with the vertical. The combined flexure and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By ProfessorCook
http://i59.tinypic.com/2heft42.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2heft42.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By ProfessorCook
http://i57.tinypic.com/2nqyuz7.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2nqyuz7.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By ProfessorCook
http://i58.tinypic.com/2uel2sk.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2uel2sk.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By ProfessorCook
When I change my own oil, I intentionally fill it...

When I change my own oil, I intentionally fill it so it will be a bit short of full. You're better off, from what I understand, being a half liter shy than overfilling. It's easy enough to drive it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By ProfessorCook
Many torque wrenches have I and welcome the...

Many torque wrenches have I and welcome the opportunities to use them.

Magnet, schmagnet... you and I can tell just be the feel (/mass /weight) of the things, no? I'll toss the old ones. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By ProfessorCook
Many torque wrenches have I and welcome the...

Many torque wrenches have I and welcome the opportunities to use them.

Magnet, schmagnet... you and I can tell just be the feel (/mass /weight) of the things, no? I'll toss the old ones. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,756
Posted By ProfessorCook
Whoa! Ouch! Tell me how you really feel. ...

Whoa! Ouch! Tell me how you really feel.

Like I said, Cap'n, I respect your well educated opinion and can certainly understand the strength of your conviction given your environment.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By ProfessorCook
That's the sort of slap on the back I needed,...

That's the sort of slap on the back I needed, guys. Thank you.

Is this one of those 18 ft-lbs followed by a quarter turn tightening spec?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,756
Posted By ProfessorCook
From my experience (and I'm lucky to have driven...

From my experience (and I'm lucky to have driven a lot in Europe and some in South America), U.S. roads generally suck. NYC seems to be at least one standard deviation below that sucky mean. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By ProfessorCook
Yup. I'm convinced it's a good idea to replace...

Yup. I'm convinced it's a good idea to replace it. I like doing things myself and it looks like a job I can do. I've read more on other threads and there seems to be a few people out there that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By ProfessorCook
'Sorry to bump an old thread, guys, but I'm...

'Sorry to bump an old thread, guys, but I'm considering doing this as a one day DIY. N52, RWD only, MT. I've got a lift and watched the Bavarian Auto video. Looks like a pain in the butt to do,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By ProfessorCook
From the little I know, all goats believe in...

From the little I know, all goats believe in democratic socialism. It seems to work for them.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,756
Posted By ProfessorCook
This is strikingly similar to my experience. ...

This is strikingly similar to my experience.

I've plugged RFTs a couple of times. The plugs held until the tires wore out. Two (or four) data points do not equal anything like scientific proof,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By ProfessorCook
I am deeply worried about all of you.

I am deeply worried about all of you.
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