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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By ramblinman
I had two wheels repaired at http://whlworx.com. ...

I had two wheels repaired at http://whlworx.com. Call Mike and set up a time to meet him. He has a large garage behind his house, near the intersection of I-95 and 695 south of Baltimore not far...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By ramblinman
I had an e46 that needed a new compressor at...

I had an e46 that needed a new compressor at about 100k. That's not uncommon. I have a 2008 e92 with about 55k on it and the a/c works perfectly. I have never had a problem with an evaporator. But...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By ramblinman
Try Tischer BMW at www.getbmwparts.com. I have...

Try Tischer BMW at www.getbmwparts.com. I have used them before their oem prices are very good and so is their service.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By ramblinman
As the old saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't...

As the old saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. You need new struts (front) and shocks (rear). Strut mounts and shock mounts, as long as you are in there. I had to replace a front control...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,012
Posted By ramblinman
You can keep driving a car forever if you are...

You can keep driving a car forever if you are willing to spend enough money. That said, most people just get tired of their car and buy a new one long before the old one wears out. My brother in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By ramblinman
BMW makes running changes to parts, and updates...

BMW makes running changes to parts, and updates them. The VIN makes sure you get the right part. I order most of my parts of Tischer BWM. They always ask for the VIN to be sure it's the right part.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By ramblinman
I just buy a gallon jug from a BMW dealer and mix...

I just buy a gallon jug from a BMW dealer and mix it to 50/50 as needed. You may need to top it up from time to time in the future.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-23-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By ramblinman
If the belt has never been changed, it's long...

If the belt has never been changed, it's long overdue for replacement. It's most likely that the belt stretched and that's why it slipped off. Could be the tensioner too. Mike Miller the BMW car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By ramblinman
Same thing happened to me yesterday in an 08 335...

Same thing happened to me yesterday in an 08 335 with 52k miles. Fortunately, I was next to a shopping center. The fan was running on high on a 50 degree day in moderate traffic. I checked the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By ramblinman
I have never been able to get the driver's sport...

I have never been able to get the driver's sport seat comfortable for a long ride in my 2008 e92. I think BMW cheaped out in the e90 series and thinned out the padding. My e46 seats fit like a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-14-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ramblinman
I agree that it's time for a belt replacement and...

I agree that it's time for a belt replacement and as long as you are doing that, replacing the tensioner and pulleys. It's a pretty easy fix, which I did myself a few months ago. The biggest problem...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By ramblinman
I have a 2008 335 with 50k miles and so far I...

I have a 2008 335 with 50k miles and so far I have only had 3 out of warranty failed parts--the mechatronic sleeve on the auto trans, an erratic reading from the oil level sensor, which I repaired...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By ramblinman
Replacing the oil sensor is a very easy repair. ...

Replacing the oil sensor is a very easy repair. It mounts externally on the oil pan near the drain. I started getting erratic level readings on my car. I replaced the sensor and solved the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By ramblinman
Depends on where you going in Alaska and what you...

Depends on where you going in Alaska and what you have done to the car. Hopefully you have already repaired the water pump, thermostat, oil filter gasket, etc.

The Alaska Highway is not built for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By ramblinman
If you are suddenly using oil over a mileage...

If you are suddenly using oil over a mileage where you didn't before, it's possible you have a bad oil level sensor. It's an easy part to replace. I agree you should add 1.4 qt. and see what...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By ramblinman
I haven't seen any in dash nav that interfaces...

I haven't seen any in dash nav that interfaces with BMWs. There are some out there that can be retrofitted to American or Japanese cars, but with BMW you're dealing with digital controls on a lan...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,472
Posted By ramblinman
For a premium car, the defects are unacceptable. ...

For a premium car, the defects are unacceptable. So far, mechatronic sleeve and control arm bushings at under 50k. Still to come, media blasting intake, replace water pump, thermostat, oil filter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By ramblinman
You need a breaker bar. I would never use a...

You need a breaker bar. I would never use a torque wrench to loosen a bolt. You can go to bavauto for info on changing the tensioner and pulleys....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By ramblinman
Check for bubbles on the inside of the wheel. ...

Check for bubbles on the inside of the wheel. Most damage to wheels occurs on the inside of the barrel. Also check for bends where the bubble is. It may not be that apparent. If the tire is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,683
Posted By ramblinman
Mixed urban/suburban, I get 20-21 with a 335....

Mixed urban/suburban, I get 20-21 with a 335. Mileage in the teens with a 328 is either due to lots of hard acceleration and something is wrong with the injectors and ignition. But then you should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By ramblinman
There is an extended warranty on the HPFP that I...

There is an extended warranty on the HPFP that I think goes to 10 years and 120k miles. I wouldn't worry too much about that. There were a number of other recalls. Be sure they were done. There...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By ramblinman
if the dealer labor cost is only $64 to replace...

if the dealer labor cost is only $64 to replace the assembly, it must be an easy repair. I would try to see what a discount dealer like Tischer would charge for the assembly and replace it myself. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By ramblinman
Craftsman. Forget english measurement. Go...

Craftsman. Forget english measurement. Go metric and use newton meters. (NM) No conversion necessary. The 3/8 is on sale for $50. Don't cheap out on something like this. You can probably get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By ramblinman
I had a bent rim on an 18" BMW wheel on a 2008...

I had a bent rim on an 18" BMW wheel on a 2008 e92 335 with sport suspension and took it to Wheel Worx in Linthicum MD.http://whlworx.com. Call him up before you take your wheel there. He will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By ramblinman
I think the e92 is a far better looking car than...

I think the e92 is a far better looking car than any of the BMW sedans. For a young guy, it's a great choice. The back seat is for kids. It's tough for adults to get in and out of. But that...
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