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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By dallas70
Sounds like they didn't fully re-seat the...

Sounds like they didn't fully re-seat the connector for the window control switch if/when they removed that door panel...or broke the wire to that connector?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-20-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By dallas70
- If I remember correctly, my sputter/shake issue...

- If I remember correctly, my sputter/shake issue wouldn't usually occur until I hit about 30mph. I only drove it like that for a day, but replaced the one bad coil and no additional coil issues...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By dallas70
I had one coil go bad 6 yrs ago (~35k miles on...

I had one coil go bad 6 yrs ago (~35k miles on it). Replaced just that one (under CPO) and now at 88k miles still have not had to replace any others. Not sure how long they typically last but I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By dallas70
Ruskell89: I know there are tons of options out...

Ruskell89: I know there are tons of options out there for us, but I went with a simple amp/sub kit from BAVSOUND and couldn't have been happier with the results for our '06 325i. I installed it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By dallas70
Well stated - agreed.

Well stated - agreed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By dallas70
Noted by my service advisor last week when my '06...

Noted by my service advisor last week when my '06 was in for battery and brakes: "The alternator belt tensioner bearing is loose which is causing the belt to rub the crank shaft pulley. We have seen...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By dallas70
My '06 325i exhibited exactly the same symptoms a...

My '06 325i exhibited exactly the same symptoms a few years ago...turned out to be a leaking mechatronic sleeve. Replaced it along w/transmission fluid and pan...good to go.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By dallas70
I have to admit that I'm not necessarily a "brand...

I have to admit that I'm not necessarily a "brand loyalist", but after ~14 owned cars over the last 30 years, I have gathered enough evidence/experience with a variety of brands (2 Nissans, 1 Honda,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By dallas70
Thanks for the details on your battery...

Thanks for the details on your battery experience...just had mine replaced yesterday so I had to read your post. I didn't join this forum until several years into ownership of my '06 325i, so being...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,021
Posted By dallas70
Accurate summary right there. Had to replace the...

Accurate summary right there. Had to replace the water pump around 40k miles; oil filter gasket leaking at 88k miles; one failed ignition coil long ago. Regular fluid changes (incl transmission a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By dallas70
Driving a '15 328i GT loaner today while our '06...

Driving a '15 328i GT loaner today while our '06 325i is in for a new battery and front brakes. I have to say that the motor alone would keep me from buying a BMW with the 2 liter 4cyl. I know the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By dallas70
Thanks for sharing your review. I had been...

Thanks for sharing your review. I had been considering a '14 328d to replace our '06 325i; the mileage improvement sounded great. I had the chance to check one out for a day as a loaner while my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,480
Posted By dallas70
BiHoTTo115 - Thanks for the great info on this...

BiHoTTo115 - Thanks for the great info on this job. Mine has been leaking for a while and it's to the point that I'll have to do it in the next month or so.

Dealer just quoted $925 to replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By dallas70
This is a bolt-in replacement. I was in exactly...

This is a bolt-in replacement. I was in exactly the same situation you're in several months ago; same car, same window. I did the same homework, comparing cost of having the dealer do it or buying...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,674
Posted By dallas70
If you appreciate clear/immersive music while...

If you appreciate clear/immersive music while enjoying your driving machine, Bavarian Soundwerks (www.bavsound.com) makes custom-fit subs for our cars that fit perfectly in that space with no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,891
Posted By dallas70
That comment is on the money. When I was...

That comment is on the money. When I was shopping for a 2006 CPO BMW for my wife in Christmas '08, I had it down to two choices: one in Barrique Red from a local dealership 10 miles away and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,920
Posted By dallas70
My '06 has had that symptom since I bought it...

My '06 has had that symptom since I bought it December '08. Doesn't happen every time, but usually when it's been sitting in the cold for quite a while. Hasn't affected braking so I'm not worried...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By dallas70
The instrument panel directed rear pad...

The instrument panel directed rear pad replacement a few months ago on my '06 with ~58k miles. Had it done at the dealership; also checked the rotors and they said they were still good. Cost out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,374
Posted By dallas70
Definitely good advice about the NHTSA site. I...

Definitely good advice about the NHTSA site. I didn't even know it existed until some of the great folks here pointed me that way when I saw my airbag light come on. Thought I was in for an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,374
Posted By dallas70
The airbag issue was related to the seat-mat...

The airbag issue was related to the seat-mat sensor in the passenger seat (at least for my '06 that was the NHTSA bulletin that applied). The part was less than $200 (BMW covered mine).

As many...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By dallas70
My '06 325i has had similar symptoms (occasional...

My '06 325i has had similar symptoms (occasional spots of oil under the car) for about a year now. I put it on a lift about 7 months ago to change oil/inspect the underside and really couldn't tell...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,948
Posted By dallas70
Great info - thanks for the details. Since you...

Great info - thanks for the details. Since you added the detail about the symptoms related to that valve I'm guessing that has been the cause of my brake "stickiness" since I bought the car and just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By dallas70
Couple of ideas: - My '06 had a problem with...

Couple of ideas:
- My '06 had a problem with door locks not too long after buying in '09 - turned out to be a tech bulletin issue that required installing a 20 amp vice 15 amp fuse for the locks....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,700
Posted By dallas70
Yes, at least I am. Mine failed at about 46k...

Yes, at least I am. Mine failed at about 46k miles with no warning, fortunately under CPO warranty. I'll do a preventive replacement around 80k miles (another 2+ years the way we drive).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,473
Posted By dallas70
I had the good fortune to get a couple of rides...

I had the good fortune to get a couple of rides from a friend in high school who was given liberal use of his mom's 3 series coupe (mid 80s). Always wanted one after that; my Dad was a Ford guy so...
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