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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By mikesevel
Mend well bimmer buddy!

My former Z4 was rear ended at a stop light by a Jeep at 45mph. :cry: I had some head cuts and the Z4 was toast. The Jeep ended upside down, also toast and the driver had to be cut out.
Even thought...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,779
Posted By mikesevel
Texan Atlantic Blue

I have an '08 E93 Atlantic Blue with black interior. Does the interior reflect the hot Texas sun? Well, yes, up to 11:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
I chose the blue as I spent 5 years detailing the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,052
Posted By mikesevel
Kat und das funf jahre deutches auto. Wunderbar!

OK, admittedly the last German language instruction I endured was back in the dark ages (1968)
at John Carroll University (known as the "little Notre Dame") in Cleveland, OH.

The Title message ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,962
Posted By mikesevel
Worst scenario, dent on a aluminum hood crease

Years ago I had a PDR guy effectively eliminate a small dent in the flat fender area on my Z4.:)

Now my E93 was hit by a crazed shopping cart. Dent was the size of an olive on the hood crease....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By mikesevel
Eyes of the angels

Are you seeing any fault codes on the dash after installation?:dunno:
Do they state expected life expectancy?:dunno:
Are they easy to install?:dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By mikesevel
E90+ steering wheel trim headache.

Many of y'all experienced the steering wheel trim debacle related to the crappy rubber coating that peeled off and looked butt ugly. Many owners were fortunate enough to demand and receive free...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By mikesevel
Battery charging dilemma?

My E93's OEM battery is appx. 1 year old and I had it registered at an INDY. No problems, in fact recently I had some brake work done at the INDY and he gave me a courtesy fault code read and it was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By mikesevel
Hey Pilgrim!

BMW S.A. sez I can't replace my radio with a used unit as it needs to be coded to my car.
They want $650 plus installation charge for a new one.:mad:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By mikesevel
Hey Cal!

Thanx for the quick response and diagram. I assume I must remove the back seat area panels beneath the windows to find the antennae? If I locate them, am I just looking for disconnected or frayed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By mikesevel
Braker braker.......

I decided to buy OEM sensors, pads and rotors. Pricey but you can negotiate a discount, especially if you are a member of BMWCCA. I cleaned the rotors with Brake Kleen and painted the hats gray with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By mikesevel

It has been a "slow death" over the last few months.:cry:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By mikesevel

I do not have have any supplemental electronics. Although the FM band works fine, the AM band pulls in only two stations with scratchy sounds.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By mikesevel
RADIO AM Reception failing

My '08 E93 Professional Radio has a failing AM band. A new radio would set me back $650 plus installation. Is their a separate AM antenna that I could test and replaceable if kaput?:dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By mikesevel

Thanx for TIS info. email to mike@sevel.com.:thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By mikesevel
Tweeter replacement short cuts?

My E93 has tweeters in the sail panel. They are squeaky and not of high quality. I would like to replace them with Polk DB100 or equivalents. DIY's for E90's show necessary removal of door panels and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By mikesevel
Fdriller more info

OK, I opened the left hand small cover in the trunk, driver side. Underneath is a storage box.It is connected with 5 push pins. Is the amplifier under this?
Also I pulled the large central panel out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By mikesevel
audiophile mystery

I drive an '08 328i convertible with the base stereo system. At speeds over 45+ mph with the top down, I hear a high pitch whine, on the drivers side speaker, that seems to be associated with the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,191
Posted By mikesevel
Texan Visitng Kat

Hey Kat:
Nice wheelie DIY! :thumbup:
My wife and i plan to drive up from New Braunfels to visit some friends in Katy near you. I have some nicks on my E93 wheels. I could drop off the car at your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By mikesevel
Stealership H8 charge

My halo ring bulb died on my '08 E93. With a BMW CCA discount, I paid $38 at a BMW stealership.
Is it a bettewr bulb than an Auto Zone version at half the price?:dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By mikesevel
Painted trunk spoiler sources

Ebay has a variety of painted trunk spoilers for the E93. Pls advise me if you have purchased one.:dunno: Are you satisfied with the color and fitment?:rolleyes: If yes, advise source.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By mikesevel
Cousin 328i asking oily question

Will BMW also recommend the Pennzoil for the 328i N52K?:dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,730
Posted By mikesevel
Little little angel eyes......

Ms. or Mrs. N Kat:
My last OEM halo light bulb replacement, for my E93, set me back $38 with BMW CCA discount at the local BMW dealer.
I see that you bought the LUX H8. LUX site sez $225 for the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By mikesevel
Crappy peeling rubber coated parts

I own an '08 E93 convertible. The rubbery finish of the ash tray (or drink holder) cover between the rear seats began to peel off.:mad:
I just used 409 and muscle power to rub off the finish. Yes,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By mikesevel
Houston experience

I purchased an '08 E93 CPO from a Houston BMW dealer. I live in Texas but Houston is a three hour drive. The E93 was in good condition with low mileage. Three issues I wish I was aware of, and could...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By mikesevel
Ol' Texan chimes in

I am not a mechanic or serious DIY guy but I have some random thoughts.
1. With my '08 E93 I always run the engine when I lower or drop the top. Battery is newer but top uses much current.
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