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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By ramblinman
Bridgestone Driveguard vs. pole position 960

Gary,

Has Tire Rack done any comparison of the new Bridgestone Driveguard to the Potenza RE960 RFT? One of the OP's on Tire Rack's site said that his dealer told him that Bridgestone was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By ramblinman
You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find...

You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find evidence of a leak, drain and measure the oil in the pan. That's what a dealer will do. if the drained oil is the same amount shown on your sensor, then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By ramblinman
In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner...

In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner said that most wheel damage due to hitting a pothole is on the inside of the wheel. That's what happened to me. I hit a pothole on I-95 at about 70...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By ramblinman
I changed my halo bulb in an e92 a couple of...

I changed my halo bulb in an e92 a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't difficult, but the video advice and online advice about which way to turn the bulb was contradictory. I had some difficulty getting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By ramblinman
This is probably just a marketing deal. BMW...

This is probably just a marketing deal. BMW probably gets a better price on the oil from Shell.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By ramblinman
I use RRT as well. They are very good. But it's...

I use RRT as well. They are very good. But it's on the other side of Dulles airport from DC, which is a long way from the city with no public transportation or ride to a metro. They started out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By ramblinman
I began getting some erratic oil level...

I began getting some erratic oil level measurements, and much lower oil levels that I had experienced since I bought my 2088 e92. I contacted Mike Miller at the BMWCCA and he said the only way to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By ramblinman
I installed Koni FSD's on my e92. The ride is...

I installed Koni FSD's on my e92. The ride is supposed to be softer with the RFTs and the shock from bumps is less. However, it seems to me that the ride is a bit bouncier that the oem struts and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By ramblinman
I had some erratic readings on my oil level,...

I had some erratic readings on my oil level, which I thought indicated a bad sensor. I contacted Mike Miller, the tech expert at BMWCCA. He said that the way the dealers check the sensor is to drain...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By ramblinman
My first year in N/VA I used the oem Bridgestones...

My first year in N/VA I used the oem Bridgestones in the winter. I didn't have a problem in the dry or wet, although I am sure the grip was less. I did have a lot of problems when rain turned to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,866
Posted By ramblinman
CR's evaluations are based on a survey of people...

CR's evaluations are based on a survey of people who pay them a fee for access to their data. CR's subscribers are probably not representative of BMW owners as a group. I have found over the years...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By ramblinman
I have the old DVD nav. I never bothered to pay...

I have the old DVD nav. I never bothered to pay the $200 for a new DVD. But paying $2500 for technology that was obsolete the day I bought the car taught me a lesson--never buy a factory BMW nav....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,078
Posted By ramblinman
I just replaced my oil sensor after getting...

I just replaced my oil sensor after getting erratic readings on the oil level. For 5 years, I never had to add a drop of oil. This year, the sensor showed the oil level dropping to 3/4 at about...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By ramblinman
Never had that problem with my N54, but I had the...

Never had that problem with my N54, but I had the same symptoms in an e46 with the 328 motor. I got a code reader and found a fault in the intake cam sensor. I replaced the sensor, cleared the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By ramblinman
I just went through my own review of BMW battery...

I just went through my own review of BMW battery replacement and ended up using an indy mechanic to just replace what I have. Like or not, BMW uses a formula in the engine computer to adjust...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-15-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By ramblinman
I own a 2008 335. At 37k miles, so far the only...

I own a 2008 335. At 37k miles, so far the only out of warranty repair that I had is the transmission fluid leak from the mechatronic sleeve in the A/T. A common simple repair that should only cost...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-12-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,158
Posted By ramblinman
Turbos are wear items and will eventually be...

Turbos are wear items and will eventually be replaced. You can't compare a tractor turbo diesel which is expected to go a million miles between overhauls and a gas turbo BMW that was all new when it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By ramblinman
A turbo is a wear item and will eventually have...

A turbo is a wear item and will eventually have to be replaced. There are problems with the N54 turbo that BMW deal with by extending the warranty to 8 years, 82k miles. Some Festers have been able...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By ramblinman
With a replacement battery, if you change the...

With a replacement battery, if you change the specs, you will need to have a mechanic recode the DME to the new specs. With any battery, even an exact replacement, you will need to have a mechanic...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By ramblinman
If the battery is dead, you should be able to...

If the battery is dead, you should be able to jump start it. However, the engine will shut down as soon as you disconnect the jumper cables. With any modern car, the engine computer is designed to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,503
Posted By ramblinman
BMW has a lot of problems with their cars that...

BMW has a lot of problems with their cars that they won't pay for out of warranty, except when they are sued in a class action. Japanese car companies and even GM does a much better job of standing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,802
Posted By ramblinman
Douglas filed for bankruptcy last year and is in...

Douglas filed for bankruptcy last year and is in liquidation. Don't buy one unless you don't care about a warranty.

Exide filed for bankruptcy reorganization in June of this year and is trying to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By ramblinman
Here's what BT customer support told me about...

Here's what BT customer support told me about using the BT to register a battery in an e9x car:

"You are correct about the battery registration. Only if the new battery has the same specs as the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,954
Posted By ramblinman
Mike Miller, the tech expert for the BMW car club...

Mike Miller, the tech expert for the BMW car club says the N54 engine in the 335 from 2007 to 2009 wasn't even a beta project. It was released too soon. Look around through the threads on this site...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,246
Posted By ramblinman
I bought my e92 off the showroom floor with ...

I bought my e92 off the showroom floor with black sapphire and the coral red interior. I never would have picked out the interior from a brochure, but it looks great in person with the black...
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