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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By avocet
here is the solution: get most of the camber...

here is the solution:

get most of the camber dialed out with your next allignment and minimize toe-in on all four corners. then put on some General tires off a Ford Taurus rental car.

then......
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By avocet
if you are just topping off to get to your next...

if you are just topping off to get to your next scheduled change or are in a pinch, you can add ANY sae automotive engine oil and have NO compatibiliy issues. synth and non synth oils will blend...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 990
Posted By avocet
How much to spend? I am using oem sport springs...

How much to spend? I am using oem sport springs with bilsteins, m3 arms hotchkis/h&r sway bar combo and m3 rear sub bushings.
My car handles very, very nicely.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By avocet
If your trans is slipping due to low fluid, STOP...

If your trans is slipping due to low fluid, STOP DRIVING IT. The two worst things for an automatic are heat and low fluid.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By avocet
a 2008 328i isn't a particularly special car. I...

a 2008 328i isn't a particularly special car. I would find another.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By avocet
Is your exhaust welded it clamped? If clamped...

Is your exhaust welded it clamped?
If clamped stuff these in there:

http://augertoolimage.blogspot.ca/2013/09/auger-muffler-insert.html?m=1
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By avocet
You're 21. An e90 will have them dripping. ...

You're 21. An e90 will have them dripping.

Unless your going after 30something single moms, pass on the minivan.

Enjoy!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By avocet
My car(328i) had a very similar condition. It...

My car(328i) had a very similar condition. It turned out to be a relay.
P/N 61366901469

I think it was relay '30g' according to realoem.

Apparently it also caused a no communication...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By avocet
Going to be a killjoy here... Watch, before the...

Going to be a killjoy here...
Watch, before the bmw even moves, behind the white truck. The guy came shooting down the suicide lane(far right)then hits the car. The timing is almost perfect. As the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By avocet
Is that in the rear? Personally I would just plug...

Is that in the rear? Personally I would just plug it. Front? No I wouldn't.

Why take the risk? Well, it IS a run flat, and your car will tell you if it begins to leak.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By avocet
your dealer says your car is shaking and...

your dealer says your car is shaking and rattling.
what do YOU say about it? was it shaking when you brought it in? or did the dealer do the install?

spacers are not rocket science. esc...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,171
Posted By avocet
*disclaimer* I do not have a wing on my car....

*disclaimer*

I do not have a wing on my car.

now that is out of the way...

years ago my brother had a Miata. and yes, around the big 240 onramp nearby we discovered you could go...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,851
Posted By avocet
weight in the back will absolutely make a...

weight in the back will absolutely make a difference for forward traction. a lot has changed since the '50s, but physics isn't one of them ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By avocet
smaller tires can make a car a whole lot more...

smaller tires can make a car a whole lot more entertaining. and yes, a square set up will help balance your car.

with my square(winter) set up, it makes my morning commute a drift fest! (I work...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By avocet
some lock bolts are very sensitive to any...

some lock bolts are very sensitive to any misalignment of the socket during loosening. and NEVER bounce on the breaker when trying to loosen. if you cannot get it to move, use a longer breaker bar...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By avocet
to put it simply: no light=normal(boring) ...

to put it simply:

no light=normal(boring)
DSC light=fun
DSC off=more fun

until you spin off the road, that is :neener:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By avocet
the ride is firmer, but less 'harsh'. much...

the ride is firmer, but less 'harsh'.

much less crashing. you still feel the hits on sharp bumps, but you will only feel them once. my ride height did not change.
have you ever thought the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By avocet
I had a damaged gas cap that started throwing my...

I had a damaged gas cap that started throwing my cel. after fixing the cap, the light went out after a few days. I believe there is a set number of cycles that the system needs to pass during start...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By avocet
before ripping out your dash try and find the...

before ripping out your dash try and find the antennae. this should be somewhere in the front behind the grill somewhere. if you can see the receiver, then you should be able to identify it with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By avocet
If you want something cheap and easy, check this...

If you want something cheap and easy, check this out

http://reviews.cnet.com/home-entertainment/kinivo-btc450-bluetooth-hands/4505-6449_7-35667018.html

Easy install, and with the wires tucked...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By avocet
i will always allow the brake to hold the car...

i will always allow the brake to hold the car then put in gear. the brake should do all the work, and being in gear is a failsafe.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By avocet
i am certain this and your goo in the coolant are...

i am certain this and your goo in the coolant are intrinsically linked.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,799
Posted By avocet
follow me through a roundabout or a tight...

follow me through a roundabout or a tight challenging section of road.

my mods have serious performance.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By avocet
what about the people that see your plate while...

what about the people that see your plate while driving down the road???
:yikes:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By avocet
well, lets start with the basics: do you...

well, lets start with the basics:

do you have a suitable jack?
jack stands?
breaker bar and correct socket?
torque wrench?
torque figures?

from the sounds of it, you have little to no...
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