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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 12,111
Posted By machtnichts
I don't think Consumer Reports is really worth...

I don't think Consumer Reports is really worth paying attention to for car reviews. Their statistical methods skew to reliability and low cost so the X factor of driving a BMW can't really be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By machtnichts
I found a 2011 with 22k miles, a manual even. So...

I found a 2011 with 22k miles, a manual even. So it's not impossible to find the older car with low miles. I bought mine because I didn't want to replace my 2007 with a four cylinder turbo, so I just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By machtnichts
I would add six ignition coils if yours are...

I would add six ignition coils if yours are original. The ones on both of the E90s I have had failed long before 95k.
That is very disconcerting news about the probability of water pump failure. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By machtnichts
I have it on my car for another 18 months. I...

I have it on my car for another 18 months. I already got cabin filters, a belt tensioner, brake fluid change and ignition coils out of it in the past 3 months. I should be due for brakes before it's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By machtnichts
I agree with all of the above, Your car is worth...

I agree with all of the above, Your car is worth a surprising amount of money due to its rarity, so if you alter it, you will potentially lose thousands that you could sink into modding a more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By machtnichts
'84 Honda 'base' Civic hatchback. 4 speed manual,...

'84 Honda 'base' Civic hatchback. 4 speed manual, about 60 hp, estimated 0-60 with 4 adults- 28 seconds. Kept it about a year and a half. Slow beyond belief.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-16-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,612
Posted By machtnichts
I just replaced my 92K miles 2007 328xi with a...

I just replaced my 92K miles 2007 328xi with a 2011 328xi with 21K miles. I think I acted a bit soon, as my old car still had some life in it, but my new car is quite pristine for a 2011 and overall...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By machtnichts
First thing to do is get the best tires you can...

First thing to do is get the best tires you can find. Then go from there. The cars really do handle well as is.
Have you hit a bump yet in your car? Like a really bad one? Personally, considering...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By machtnichts
I did it the first time in about an hour with...

I did it the first time in about an hour with much tooth gnashing.
The second time was more like ten minutes. The issue is that you can't really look and reach in there at the same time. Look, then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By machtnichts
What he said. I would pre-spend that extra...

What he said.

I would pre-spend that extra $3k to find a car with more like 60k on it if you can.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By machtnichts
Wider tires aren't better in the snow,...

Wider tires aren't better in the snow, technically narrower ones are. Why do't you buy some used stock 16" rims and get some great snow tires in stock size 205/55/16 or tweak the diameter up to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By machtnichts
I would keep the 335i and do the RDX lease as you...

I would keep the 335i and do the RDX lease as you suggested. 335i>RDX
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By machtnichts
If the battery can start the car at -6F, I think...

If the battery can start the car at -6F, I think it has a little more life in it. I was expecting the worst in my car yesterday morning, but it started immediately.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By machtnichts
I would buy it if the Carfax and service history...

I would buy it if the Carfax and service history are good. I did a similar thing, snatched up my 2007 in 2009 with 4K miles and now have 71k; the only thing to go unexpectedly so far was one ignition...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By machtnichts
Mine was caused by my freon being way down(.3 lbs...

Mine was caused by my freon being way down(.3 lbs instead of 1.25). Evidently the pump first has trouble and then shuts itself off when there isn't enough. All is running well now for 100 bucks worth...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By machtnichts
Hey- I'm resurrecting this thread, I have this...

Hey-
I'm resurrecting this thread, I have this A/C noise too and it is gradually getting a little louder. It seems to come and go a bit, but seems like it gets louder when I drive longer. The sound...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
Posted By machtnichts
The 328 GT is nice. I'm pretty sure it can't be...

The 328 GT is nice. I'm pretty sure it can't be configured in the US with a manual, so you are out of luck in that sense.
I'm single but I have an irrational love of wagons. I bought my used sedan...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By machtnichts
My transfer case is leaking a bit, I need to take...

My transfer case is leaking a bit, I need to take it in for like a 400 repair. That's my first x-drive related issue. I have 67k miles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By machtnichts
Hey, I was psyched when I upgraded my Miata to...

Hey, I was psyched when I upgraded my Miata to Halogens from sealed beams. Maybe I just haven't seen Paree yet when it comes to headlights.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By machtnichts
Just buy a $12 bulb and there's no need to take...

Just buy a $12 bulb and there's no need to take it to the dealer. Once you have changed your own halogen bulb through that little door in the fender liner, you will have a priceless sense of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By machtnichts
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By machtnichts
It's a coupe with nav, worth a bit more. If you...

It's a coupe with nav, worth a bit more. If you really want it, I would go up to near 15K on it.
Still around 1/3 the price of new!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By machtnichts
In a 3 series wagon it has to work. That's the...

In a 3 series wagon it has to work. That's the only way I carry my bike in my sedan, with the seat folded. It's tight but no problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By machtnichts
I would keep it. You can probably drive it...

I would keep it. You can probably drive it another 50K without a ton of repairs. Even if you replace a couple of things preemptively like the battery or water pump, you will still be ahead...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By machtnichts
It was the ignition coil for cylinder #6. Indy...

It was the ignition coil for cylinder #6. Indy fixed it in an hour.
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