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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By ramblinman
You may have bent something else beside the...

You may have bent something else beside the strut, if you hit a curb. I would have an indy check the front suspension and give you an estimate for a repair in case you need to replace one of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By ramblinman
With that number of miles, I would do a brake...

With that number of miles, I would do a brake fluid flush and a power steering fluid flush, which means installing a new canister too to replace the built in filter. IF it hasn't been replaced yet,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By ramblinman
I was recently rear ended and the insurance...

I was recently rear ended and the insurance adjuster claimed a body shop could use a heat gun to straighten out some dents in the bumper. I argued with him that the dents had actually broken the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,254
Posted By ramblinman
The one good thing about the water pump repair in...

The one good thing about the water pump repair in your car is that the computer will shut down the engine before it overheats if you have a coolant leak or a failed pump. At least you didn't damage...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,261
Posted By ramblinman
You have an N54 motor. The motor is a dog with...

You have an N54 motor. The motor is a dog with lots of problems. It wasn't ready for prime time, but BMW pushed it out before they had worked out the bugs. You have the first year of production for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By ramblinman
It's always possible something else is going on. ...

It's always possible something else is going on. I had some erratic readings, changed the sensor and everything was ok after that. Mike Miller tech expert at BMWCCA says that dealers will drain the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By ramblinman
It could be a bad oil level sensor. I suddenly...

It could be a bad oil level sensor. I suddenly starting getting lower levels. But they were a little erratic. I had the car serviced for something else and the level showed full. A little later...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,571
Posted By ramblinman
I have lived most of my life in DC, but I went to...

I have lived most of my life in DC, but I went to college in Pittsburgh. In between you have a pretty snowy belt. All seasons are fine in the DC area, since mostly what you will get is packed snow...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By ramblinman
E92 in 2011 should weigh 3,700 lbs. 900 pounds...

E92 in 2011 should weigh 3,700 lbs. 900 pounds per corner. Jack stands are safer than a floor jack. But I just read about a guy crushed under his jeep,when it rolled off the jacks stands. They are a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By ramblinman
You are not alone. I hate the sports seats too. I...

You are not alone. I hate the sports seats too. I recently had an upholstery shop replace the padding. It's better but not great. There is a metal or plastic part of the frame in the side bolsters....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By ramblinman
I would never let a transmission rebuilder touch...

I would never let a transmission rebuilder touch a BMW. They don't have much experience with them. I would much rather get a factory remanufactured AT installed by a dealer.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By ramblinman
You can also set a telescoping mechanic's mirror...

You can also set a telescoping mechanic's mirror to help you see where it went. You can bounce a flashlight light off the mirror at an angle to illuminate what you want to see without losing your...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By ramblinman
The Blizzaks I have are RFT. I bought the tires...

The Blizzaks I have are RFT. I bought the tires and rims from Tirerack with the tires mounted. I will stay with the RFT winter tires for safety reasons because my wife drives the car. She would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By ramblinman
It's possible that you have a bad oil level...

It's possible that you have a bad oil level sensor. I had similar issues with wild swings in oil levels. I replaced the sensor last year wren I changed the oil. It's an easy repair. The way to be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By ramblinman
I always use a funnel to keep the oil from...

I always use a funnel to keep the oil from spilling around the opening. The oil bottles do seem to be set up so that you can pour straight from the bottle, but it never works for me until a lot of...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By ramblinman
I have Bridgestone Blizzak, LM-22 winter tires. I...

I have Bridgestone Blizzak, LM-22 winter tires. I downsized from the staggered 18" tires to 17" tires and wheels. Traction is much worse on dry pavement. They are still pretty stiff on bad pavement. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By ramblinman
Long term I get about 22 mpg plus or minus a...

Long term I get about 22 mpg plus or minus a fraction in suburban driving with a little highway and stop and go thrown in. On the interstates it's near 30 mpg at 70 mph. I stay out of sport mode and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By ramblinman
I have been looking at replacement tires for a...

I have been looking at replacement tires for a 335 sport suspension too. The Driveguard is really targeted at the familymobile, not a BMW sport suspension. Take a look at the Bridgestone RE960AS if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By ramblinman
I have the same question. I am thinking of...

I have the same question. I am thinking of buying a CPO 2011 335. So far I haven't had to put any real money into repairs because the car only has about 40k miles. Aside from normal maintenance...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By ramblinman
I don't think there is any labor savings in...

I don't think there is any labor savings in changing the water pump at the same time you do the intake blasting. But there is a problem with the oil filter housing gasket failing. There is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By ramblinman
You can buy used RFT tires on ebay. They are...

You can buy used RFT tires on ebay. They are less than half price of new, with about 50% tread or more left. The dealer will want 50%+ tread.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By ramblinman
If you like the oem look, just get an H8 halogen...

If you like the oem look, just get an H8 halogen replacement bulb at any auto parts store. It's not difficult to replace on the e92, as the bulb is in its own compartment which you access from the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By ramblinman
Bridgestone Driveguard vs. pole position 960

Gary,

Has Tire Rack done any comparison of the new Bridgestone Driveguard to the Potenza RE960 RFT? One of the OP's on Tire Rack's site said that his dealer told him that Bridgestone was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By ramblinman
You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find...

You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find evidence of a leak, drain and measure the oil in the pan. That's what a dealer will do. if the drained oil is the same amount shown on your sensor, then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By ramblinman
In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner...

In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner said that most wheel damage due to hitting a pothole is on the inside of the wheel. That's what happened to me. I hit a pothole on I-95 at about 70...
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