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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-24-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Porando
$1800/year just to do regular service? ...

$1800/year just to do regular service? Impossible...

Must be lots of costly repairs.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Porando
or get it to somebody who has the right equipment...

or get it to somebody who has the right equipment to identify issue..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Porando
Not enough info Check coolant level in...

Not enough info
Check coolant level in reservoir. If empty - refill it before you do anything.
If temp goes all the way - it means engine is overheating - there is not enough coolant or thermostat...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Porando
There are only two sensors in location as you...

There are only two sensors in location as you found them.
If sensors are ok, it looks like you have open circuit somewhere along the brake sensor lines...Check cables, sensor connector ... and see...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-19-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By Porando
You have what we call a "smart car" :)

You have what we call a "smart car" :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Porando
Interesting.. keep posted how it goes on longer...

Interesting.. keep posted how it goes on longer time.
We in US - and specially here in Calif, don't have 94 available but I experimented some time ago with different BMW model using 87 and 91...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Porando
Don't you see the top of the bolt in the middle...

Don't you see the top of the bolt in the middle of the holding bracket?
Need to unscrew it - so bracket doesn't hold it down.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Porando
Gee my neighbor has a Maserati which he wants to...

Gee my neighbor has a Maserati which he wants to get rid of (wife asked him because is "fricki'n" expensive to maintain and only Ferrari dealers do the work) and it is not on this list?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Porando
And that is the best to test yourself and see if...

And that is the best to test yourself and see if in your case is the right thing to do.
Did you use same brand of gas both ways?
I also had very noticeable difference even using the same brand...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Porando
What is battery reading when engine is running...

What is battery reading when engine is running (alternator should put more than 14.4V ) and most important - check voltage while cranking?
If it drops bellow 10.5V battery may have voltage but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Porando
What to look at? You bank account first. You...

What to look at? You bank account first. You buying used car and this car happen to be BMW which can be quite expensive to maintain. So if you have $5k set aside for just in case - you may sleep...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Porando
Hhehehehe comparing E38 seat comfort with E90 is...

Hhehehehe comparing E38 seat comfort with E90 is wrong - there is no comparison. E38 is a limo a E90 is not.
And mounting E38 seats in E90 will probably look terrible - if they even fit.
You...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Porando
Does it have Sport suspension? Does it have...

Does it have Sport suspension?
Does it have RFT?

If not - there is no help....to be honest. Just need different car.

If both - there is easy way to reduce that noticeable - replace RFT with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Porando
In most cases and normal driving you won't notice...

In most cases and normal driving you won't notice the difference (unless you used 87 octane before ) in driving but some may.
Hi octane doesn't give you more energy (it may actually be less) is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Porando
Selling broken or "wounded" car you will always...

Selling broken or "wounded" car you will always have to discount the price and 80% of potential buyer will not even want to deal with it. The rest will bargain hard.
It is better to fix and sell...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Porando
What exactly is the problem and what are you...

What exactly is the problem and what are you trying to accomplish?

I have 2004 X5 with original GPS FW and maps and in 95% gets me exactly to the place I want. The other 5% are new...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Porando
As you know that all pleasures cost money...so...

As you know that all pleasures cost money...so You may need to start by telling how much $$$ you have to spend and the HP's you want

So these are the best chips to have.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Porando
I think he is trying to tell you that when You...

I think he is trying to tell you that when You press START button - not you but electronics decide how long to crank. Usually it cranks until the "computer" detects start but if "start support"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Porando
http://www.ehow.com/about_4691046_what-dme-relay.h...

http://www.ehow.com/about_4691046_what-dme-relay.html
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Porando
https://www.chipexpress.com/products/bmw/3-series/...

https://www.chipexpress.com/products/bmw/3-series/diesel-chip-tuning-boxes/143/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By Porando
BTW, Were you able to go home driving 50 mph...

BTW, Were you able to go home driving 50 mph for up to 100 miles on this flat tire (as they say you can?) ?

Also - guessing from the nick, you know that you can sue the construction site for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-09-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Porando
"Also the a/c was blowing hot air, is it common...

"Also the a/c was blowing hot air, is it common for the evaporators to leak on these?"

It appears that way.
Couple years ago when I was about to run out of manuf warranty, I went to dealer to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Porando
I don't know what you doing wrong, because I am...

I don't know what you doing wrong, because I am on a second E53 and had all kind of issues with them - incl replacement carriers on both sides .. but never broke handle mechanism.
It is not a heavy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Porando
Can't comment if Toshiba are the worst but I know...

Can't comment if Toshiba are the worst but I know that in general terms they all pretty much the same (for the price you are paying) - it all depends from drive "family". and all manufacturers seat...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Porando
If you have tight parking space - this could be...

If you have tight parking space - this could be good setup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jas_y1cUndI
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