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Forum: General BMW 09-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By mr_bean
My personal opinion of active steering is that it...

My personal opinion of active steering is that it sucks . . . . big time.
For regular highway and around town driving it's perfectly fine and does its job (I fully understand the benefits it has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By mr_bean
The LCM is mounted to the backside of the...

The LCM is mounted to the backside of the headlight on/off knob. Pry up the trim piece that extends from the steering wheel to the drivers door and remove the few screws underneath that hold the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By mr_bean
I had the exact same problem and it drove me...

I had the exact same problem and it drove me crazy because I had triple checked all the bulbs and their connections. I even went so far as to put dielectric grease on all the bulbs and the wire...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mr_bean
This will probably not work. The CV and flange...

This will probably not work. The CV and flange have mating surfaces like a wheel and rotor; a face contact and a centering ring. The centering ring of the CV will take all the shear loads and won't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mr_bean
Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off...

Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off with a screwdriver.


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Forum: General BMW 09-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mr_bean
My understanding is that it only applies to cars...

My understanding is that it only applies to cars built/sold in 2018 and thereafter.

As Tim says, the way these laws are written doesn't explicitly benefit the average DIYer. But it forces car...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mr_bean
I had problems with my iphone connecting via the...

I had problems with my iphone connecting via the Y cable while under warranty. I tried a few different phones in my car (borrowed from friends) which di dn't work either. When reporting this to the...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By mr_bean
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Forum: The Detail Department 08-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By mr_bean
I used old fashion glycerin saddle soap. It works...

I used old fashion glycerin saddle soap. It works better at removing dirt than any other leather cleaner I've used and leaves the leather super soft and moisturized. It comes in a bar like regular...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By mr_bean
To the OP, I've come across a few wheels over the...

To the OP, I've come across a few wheels over the years that were so unbelievably stuck that no amount of kicking / hammering would break it loose. I finally came across a fool proof method of...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 08-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By mr_bean
In defense of they're seemingly lame excuse for...

In defense of they're seemingly lame excuse for taking so long to repair the car, Autoputzer might be right about different techs and different schedules.

Also keep in mind that the electrical...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By mr_bean
The short answer is that you need to have the...

The short answer is that you need to have the module re-coded if you switch from HID to halogen or vice versa.

The long answer is that the shop that did the repair is responsible for this and they...
Forum: General BMW 08-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mr_bean
Having spent some time in China and having first...

Having spent some time in China and having first hand experience with their engineers and manufacturing plants, one of two things is of truth here (or probably both): The performance and MPG figures...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By mr_bean
I've driven many different BMWs with this and it...

I've driven many different BMWs with this and it drives me nuts. I immediately disable it as soon as I start the car. It's particularly annoying when the engine shuts off just as you're coming to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By mr_bean
OP, You've had three separate posts on this...

OP,
You've had three separate posts on this forum regarding the same lame subject with the same overall response from everyone. Quit your bitching' already. Own it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By mr_bean
+1 There's something to be said about a...

+1
There's something to be said about a mechanical throttle. The M52TU was BMW's last great example of this.


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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By mr_bean
This is a philosophical question. How do you...

This is a philosophical question. How do you define "better?"
Mahle are "better" because they are easier to maintain; just throw out the old one and pop in a new one.
K&N are "better" because they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By mr_bean
No, I wouldn't recommend it. Putting a new shock...

No, I wouldn't recommend it. Putting a new shock that is stiffer on one axle without doing the same on the other axle will alter the handling drastically. In your case, specifically, it will cause...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By mr_bean
I haven't used a Bentley in a while, but my...

I haven't used a Bentley in a while, but my experience has been that they have the best repair information of any aftermarket manual. But I have had nothing but bad luck with their f'ed up licensing...
Forum: General BMW 07-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mr_bean
For service and maintenance type things where you...

For service and maintenance type things where you want a BMW specialist try Vicari in Frenchtown. Very good but and worth the price.
For simple stuff like angle eyes try Auto Service Center in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By mr_bean
Specific to body roll: I noticed a big difference...

Specific to body roll: I noticed a big difference between my previous E46 and current E82 (which shares the same suspension as the E90) in which roll is much more pronounced when driving over...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By mr_bean
It was the adaptive steering that completely...

It was the adaptive steering that completely neutered the handling. I do believe it was optional on many E90s.

Bottom line, there's a myriad of reasons why the OP is disappointed. But it all boils...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By mr_bean
If the module is from a car that is the same...

If the module is from a car that is the same chassis with the same engine and transmission then reprogramming is not likely necessary but probably a good idea.
If any of the above is different then...
Forum: General BMW 07-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By mr_bean
Your reasoning is correct. Aftermarket...

Your reasoning is correct. Aftermarket "performance" intakes that draw hot air directly from the engine bay WILL decrease power. A proper cold air intake draws air that is actually cooler from...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By mr_bean
You are correct that with an auto it adjusts the...

You are correct that with an auto it adjusts the shift points. But regardless of the gearbox in the car, it also adjusts the responsiveness of the throttle.
Eco mode mutes much of the throttle...
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