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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By schmatt
I'm not sure about your car. I'm sure someone...

I'm not sure about your car. I'm sure someone else with much more knowledge will reply.

In my case, I have a 2008 335i, which has the N54 engine. My understanding is that they switched to a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By schmatt
I wish I'd known about a shadow code. I wish it...

I wish I'd known about a shadow code. I wish it would give you a heads up when there are signs it is about to fail. The shop that fixed mine sounded surprised when I said it was a sudden failure....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By schmatt
Last time I looked, I didn't find anything with...

Last time I looked, I didn't find anything with higher treadwear ratings than 220. I must've been blind then. I did just do a quick look on tire rack and see the Bridgestones have a 400 treadwear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By schmatt
As far as the tires go, I check the alignment...

As far as the tires go, I check the alignment regularly. No issues there. They just wear out faster due to the fact that all the RFT's are softer compound tires. But I really don't want to take the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By schmatt
Actually, I do DIY. This is what spawned the...

Actually, I do DIY. This is what spawned the frustration. I got all the way down to removing the valve cover and found out that my 10mm deep socket was still not deep enough. Unfortunately, I read a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By schmatt
Angry Frustrated with BMW

I just have to vent my frustration with BMW.

First off, I love my BMW. It drives and handles great. But there are a few things that are really frustrating me.

First, I have to put on new tires...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,485
Posted By schmatt
But for an '08 E90, the DRL are the halogens. So...

But for an '08 E90, the DRL are the halogens. So these would require that extra option to make these the DRL. Is that correct? I think it was only the coupes that have the Angel Eyes as the DRLs.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,485
Posted By schmatt
Are these always on, or do you have to turn on...

Are these always on, or do you have to turn on the parking lights to turn them on? I did see another aftermarket piece that can make them always on even when the lights are turned off. Did you have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By schmatt
RFT's can be repaired the same as non-RFT's if...

RFT's can be repaired the same as non-RFT's if the puncture is withing the tread. The tread portion of RFT's are the same. It is the sidewalls that are different.

The other possible benefit of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By schmatt
Guys, this is not galvanic corrosion. It is...

Guys, this is not galvanic corrosion. It is because the hub is made out of cast iron. This type of metal was meant to rust. It is actually one of the most durable metals, and the rust is only on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By schmatt
I would expect a significantly lower price. I...

I would expect a significantly lower price. I would think you could get it for under $30k. Keep in mind that you are paying ~$2-2.5k for the CPO above and beyond the value of the vehicle. Also, if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,205
Posted By schmatt
A manual transmission is completely different...

A manual transmission is completely different from an automatic transmission. A manual transmission is more like your engine. The fluid is used only as a lubricant. However, an automatic...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,205
Posted By schmatt
BMW used to recommend a flush at ~60k on previous...

BMW used to recommend a flush at ~60k on previous models. Now they say "lifetime". It does seem a little odd. All fluids will break down over time. It just would make sense to change the fluid at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,745
Posted By schmatt
Cast iron was meant to rust. Cast iron contains...

Cast iron was meant to rust. Cast iron contains a combination of iron and carbon. The rust seen is actually only on the very top layer of the metal. It stops once it reaches the carbon. If you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By schmatt
Unfortunately, I think you're out of luck, unless...

Unfortunately, I think you're out of luck, unless the person you are purchasing it from has the printouts. I tried to do this with mine. I called two different dealerships and got the same answer. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-26-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,000
Posted By schmatt
2008 E90 335i - 29,500 miles - premium...

2008 E90 335i
- 29,500 miles
- premium package
- sport package
- comfort access
- heated seats
- ipod interface
- new tires
- one owner
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,184
Posted By schmatt
It's probably too late, but I would be blaming...

It's probably too late, but I would be blaming NTB for bending my rims. NTB should have balanced the wheels after installation and noticed an issue if it was already bent. It's also possible for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By schmatt
I don't think it has anything to do with...

I don't think it has anything to do with knowledge of the car. It's more important to understand the additional costs associated with maintenance and any needed repairs for not only a BMW, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By schmatt
I would just look up what others are listing...

I would just look up what others are listing their cars for. Also, you might want to check edmunds.com and kbb.com. I'm not sure if they list values for Canada though. I've found edmunds to be a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,760
Posted By schmatt
That sounds like the DTC. Just hold the DTC...

That sounds like the DTC. Just hold the DTC button in for several seconds. A light with a caution symbol and a circle around it will illuminate. This completely disables the DTC. But it sounds...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By schmatt
What you say is only partly true. The satellite...

What you say is only partly true. The satellite and cell phone antennae are located in the shark fin. However, the AM & FM antennae are located on the rear window. Huper Optik tint is 100%...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By schmatt
That setup look nice. I like the shaded, but not...

That setup look nice. I like the shaded, but not blacked out look. You probably don't use it, but how is the radio reception? Both AM & FM? I put HuperOptik on mine and it really hurt the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By schmatt
Agree with all comments above. The stock 335i...

Agree with all comments above. The stock 335i has way more performance than most cars out there. There really shouldn't be any need to modify the car, unless you are racing it on a track. Based on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,631
Posted By schmatt
The dealer is technically not allowed to give you...

The dealer is technically not allowed to give you information on the vehicle prior to you purchasing it. This is even the case after you purchase it. However, some dealers will give you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,631
Posted By schmatt
I agree with ddtan. Going to a good independent...

I agree with ddtan. Going to a good independent mechanic that is familiar with your type of car is the way to go post warranty. It will cost you 50-75% the cost of going to the dealer. The only...
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