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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Westech
Will non-x drive handle Toronto snow? I've...

Will non-x drive handle Toronto snow?
I've heard but have no personal experience that non-x drive with snow tires equals x drive with m+s tires.
Good luck
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Westech
PMed you

PMed you
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Westech
My thought exactly. Down the road stock returns...

My thought exactly. Down the road stock returns dollars to its owners. Back in the day....and I'm old enough to remember.....the 1963 Corvette came with a split glass rear window. In 1964 the window...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Westech
Like everything else from BMW, it's all about...

Like everything else from BMW, it's all about maintenance.

The rear end and transfer case fluids on our xi (120,000 miles) are on their third change and I'll do it again at 130 thousand. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,118
Posted By Westech
I'm lucky enough to have a good friend who owns...

I'm lucky enough to have a good friend who owns an independent BMW shop. When it's a/t fluid & filter change time I call him, whine like a baby & he lets me use his lift. The procedure requires the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Westech
High mile BMWs aren't always a risk IF THEY'VE...

High mile BMWs aren't always a risk IF THEY'VE BEEN MAINTAINED. An extensive PPI from a reputable shop is a must as is a verifiable maintenance record. Having a manual transmission is a huge plus. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Westech
You can ask for a "goodwill" repair. All the...

You can ask for a "goodwill" repair. All the dealership will do is re-dye the worn spot which you can do yourself with the proper products. However, as another said, unless you change the way you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By Westech
You're the person who suffered the damage. The...

You're the person who suffered the damage. The "grieved" party as it were. You're entitled to have your vehicle repaired at the shop of your choice and a comparable rental car.

When it happened...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-19-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Westech
For what it's worth.......

My indy says that ZF Germany recommends a filter & fluid CHANGE every 62,000 miles/100,000 km. Indy refuses to do pressure flushes for fear of internal damage.
It's all up to you.
Since we keep...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Westech
In our search for reasonable rates we've been...

In our search for reasonable rates we've been through the lizard and Flo. We're now happily insured with Liberty Mutual which we got as a member of the BMW CCA. $1250. covers both our 2000 Z-3 &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Westech
Recharge the a/c then see what happens. ...

Recharge the a/c then see what happens.

$1200. for brakes?????? No, No, No, it's a DIY.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Westech
Years ago I asked the same question about the...

Years ago I asked the same question about the E39, a wise member of the forum suggested I visit independent shops and ask the techs what they were troubles they were finding in their area.
I'd talk...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,849
Posted By Westech
www.bavAuto.com sells the stuff but its not cheap.

www.bavAuto.com sells the stuff but its not cheap.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,849
Posted By Westech
Bravo......:thumbs: I wish all our BMWs were...

Bravo......:thumbs: I wish all our BMWs were treated so good. I put great faith in Blackstone, their analysis and their advice.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Westech
335, How did you do the cover?

335,

How did you do the cover?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Westech
It's got a manual, buy it before someone else...

It's got a manual, buy it before someone else does! No comparison. The manual adds to the pleasure of ownership & the driving experience, it's cheaper to maintain and service, and, when it's time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Westech
What's the fluid level? Do the cheap...

What's the fluid level?

Do the cheap stuff first. Fresh fluid.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,849
Posted By Westech
BMW is now recommending a/t fluid & filter change...

BMW is now recommending a/t fluid & filter change at 100,000 miles.

Personally I've never been afraid to change fluid and filter on a high mileage transmission. I've done so on several vehicles...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Westech
Call the dealer, tell 'em what you want done &...

Call the dealer, tell 'em what you want done & ask for a quote.

Ditto an independent shop

Price the materials needed at BavAuto.com and ecstuning.com Both sell maintenance "kits". Buy what...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 04-26-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Westech
For well over 10 years we've maintained our cars...

For well over 10 years we've maintained our cars by ourselves but when we've needed the services of an independent shop we've used Europa Motor Works located at 4309 W. Pearl, Tampa, FL 33611. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-26-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Westech
Highlands Road just outside of Franklin, NC can...

Highlands Road just outside of Franklin, NC can be an eye-opener. Cliffs on one side and, for several miles, a drop-off on the other. The locals know the road.....follow one and enjoy. We got...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,849
Posted By Westech
Depending on the BMW, the transmission price can...

Depending on the BMW, the transmission price can water the eyes. I absolutely agree with snagging a used car & have a parts car. Internet search shows a reasonable number of businesses dealing in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,849
Posted By Westech
I'll believe in "lifetime Fill" when BMW gives a...

I'll believe in "lifetime Fill" when BMW gives a "lifetime warranty". Until then all fluids get changed on a regular, recurring schedule.
I'd rather put $ 500. into the transmission than put a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Westech
Listen to ctuna.....great advice. An independent...

Listen to ctuna.....great advice. An independent shop can save you a bundle.

If you're a DIY'er then a Bentley manual, a set of tools, this forum and BavAuto, Pelican Parts, getBMWparts etc.will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,604
Posted By Westech
So you're saying that a fraudulent set of traffic...

So you're saying that a fraudulent set of traffic controls designed specifically to entrap a motorist is acceptable? That you should be ticketed for not obeying a speed limit that you don't know...
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