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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,243
Posted By Greyfox
Then you should of all people know that mixing...

Then you should of all people know that mixing oil brands that have various detergents and additives mixed in with the oil is seriously detrimental to seals in an engine that has been using one type...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,243
Posted By Greyfox
Sorry, that's like saying Exxon (Esso) gas is the...

Sorry, that's like saying Exxon (Esso) gas is the same as Citgo, Shell, BP or the mom and pop store selling unbranded gas because they are rated 93 Octane.

Every gas and oil sold has slight...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,243
Posted By Greyfox
:thumbdwn: Shotgun blasting the word "idiots"...

:thumbdwn: Shotgun blasting the word "idiots" will only get you the label of moron or worse on message boards. :tsk:

BMW would not label engine oil caps with basically "Castrol Recommend" for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,243
Posted By Greyfox
Each oil is made up with different detergents. ...

Each oil is made up with different detergents.

If you did the maintenance at the dealer for the first 50k, they used the equivalent of Castrol. All the seals and flexible parts of your engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-12-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,243
Posted By Greyfox
Honestly, I wouldn't drive it all.... either...

Honestly, I wouldn't drive it all.... either haul it to the garage or drop the oil where it sets. 11qts will start blowing seals, cause bearings to fail, and oil rings on pistons to warp.

Also,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,243
Posted By Greyfox
What kind of car and engine? How many miles on...

What kind of car and engine? How many miles on the car? Using Castroil Synthetic 5w30?

And I thought you were supposed to put 7.3 qts (ie 7 liters) with filter change on a standard N52 engine.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Greyfox
235/40/17 has an ideal rim width of 8 inches. ...

235/40/17 has an ideal rim width of 8 inches.

245/40/17 has an ideal rim of 8.5
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Greyfox
Question Front rims - 8.5 x 17 with 255/40/17

Will that setup fit under a stock E90/E91? What about 245/40/17?

Trying to figure out which way to go with a set of staggered 161's to get squared. ie either 8 rims or 8.5 rims all the way...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Greyfox
Where the bumper ends on the fender at the top of...

Where the bumper ends on the fender at the top of the tire... is there an offset?

And it's a good possibility that it is just set low on the front "frame" rails. I believe there are 4 bolts on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Greyfox
http://www.yellowpages.com/dallas-tx/bmw-used-part...

http://www.yellowpages.com/dallas-tx/bmw-used-parts

http://car-part.com/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,121
Posted By Greyfox
I'm sorry, but if you have had $10,000 in...

I'm sorry, but if you have had $10,000 in CPO/Warranty claims on a 2007.... you should of gotten rid of that car before the warranty had expired.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 35,103
Posted By Greyfox
Well I will start here... I'm looking to do some...

Well I will start here... I'm looking to do some coding on a 2007 E91. Turn on DRL's when High Beams are on, turn off front marker lights but flash with turn signal (ie may be heading to Germany)
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By Greyfox
It's your engine...

It's your engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By Greyfox
Some of those degreaser/degunk products will not...

Some of those degreaser/degunk products will not only clear out the gunk, but will eat seals.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By Greyfox
If you are changing the oil, make sure the car is...

If you are changing the oil, make sure the car is at operating temperature before you drain the oil. I know it's a pain in the arse, but letting an engine warm up and fully circulate the oil and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By Greyfox
2007 E91 Rear Foglights - Just enabled mine

I had heard about this and decided to give it a try. So, I bought a spare switch to get a look at the little plunger that is missing. After a trip to the hobby shop for supplies and a few trials...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Greyfox
Buy a second car in Germany. Considering all the...

Buy a second car in Germany. Considering all the hassle of duties and inspections, it will actually be cheaper. I almost got a job in Germany a few months ago and here is the site I was looking at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Greyfox
Wheel question. 17 x 8 1/2 rims on a 2007 E90/E91...

Can you run them on the front? ie, will I have clearance problems?

I have a staggered set for my 328xi Sport Wagon and I thought about either switching out the rears for 8 inch or switching out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,432
Posted By Greyfox
Do you hear it outside the car or from the...

Do you hear it outside the car or from the inside? Also, do you have iDrive?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Greyfox
One other thing... notice where Ramsey NJ is? ...

One other thing... notice where Ramsey NJ is? It's actually north of New York City.....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Greyfox
On my 2007 328xi (E91) with iDrive, if the oil...

On my 2007 328xi (E91) with iDrive, if the oil warning goes off, you have 120 miles to add 1 quart of 5-30 Castrol Synthetic.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Greyfox
IF it's CPO from BMW, then it probably has...

IF it's CPO from BMW, then it probably has nothing wrong with it.

On the other hand, I will never trust a Carfax ever again in my life time. Bought the wife's 328i from an Audi dealership. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By Greyfox
Ok, I might be stupid but why not go talk to the...

Ok, I might be stupid but why not go talk to the sales manager at the dealership she will be turning it into.

If you are up front, I expect they will do a good deal for you and might have some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,393
Posted By Greyfox
Several of you understand that unbranded gas is...

Several of you understand that unbranded gas is gasoline that is sold at a discount because it does not meet the standard set for clean gasoline? Why? Because out of a "55" gallon drum of crude oil...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,800
Posted By Greyfox
You will definately want to keep an eye on the...

You will definately want to keep an eye on the rears. Wife had a set of Michelins put on her 328 and ran them at the recommended pressue. Within 10k miles, cords were showing in the middle.
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