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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Pilgrim
Don't jump to the conclusion that you need brake...

Don't jump to the conclusion that you need brake pads. Any decent car shop can check them for you. Not something that needs a dealer inspection.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By Pilgrim
Go right on to Honda. Parts and service on...

Go right on to Honda.

Parts and service on a BMW are fairly comparable to Audi, which is also a wonderful driver's car.

Generally speaking, our BMWs have been less troublesome with peripheral...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Pilgrim
Another vote for changing tires. The suspension...

Another vote for changing tires. The suspension is not so "tuned to run-flats" that changing to conventional tires won't improve the ride, the noise level and the handling.

However, I agree it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,585
Posted By Pilgrim
Heck, I would have just torn down the motor and...

Heck, I would have just torn down the motor and rebuilt it as needed. I sincerely doubt it would cost over $5K to do that.

I don't buy that you can't get a BMW rebuilt. Makes no sense. You just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By Pilgrim
More horsepower puts more stress on everything...

More horsepower puts more stress on everything down the driveline from the cylinders. Bearings, clutch, transmission, CV joints, differential, brakes, you name it.

Add HP and you have fun, but in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Pilgrim
Agreed about belts, brake fluid and auto trans...

Agreed about belts, brake fluid and auto trans fluid. Might change out gear oil in front and rear differentials as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Pilgrim
At 35K miles the chances of having major repairs...

At 35K miles the chances of having major repairs in the next 2-3 years are minimal. Unless you're totally helpless working on cars, I'd either pass - or go back and negotiate the price down. These...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Pilgrim
With the automatic, the paddles are something I...

With the automatic, the paddles are something I use A LOT. (But I come from a stick shift preference.)

I'd pass on the hi-fi stereo - you can modify it later if you must. You can't add paddles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Pilgrim
Fluid change at an independent shop would...

Fluid change at an independent shop would probably cost half that.

If it's the tranny, have a good independent shop (probably not a mass marketer) rebuild it. MUCH better value and same result.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Pilgrim
Do not exceed the maximum pressure shown on the...

Do not exceed the maximum pressure shown on the sidewalls on your tires. You can get away with that for a short distance and in cold temps, but it is dangerous for extended driving. It also makes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,698
Posted By Pilgrim
One more note: never touch a halogen lamp with...

One more note: never touch a halogen lamp with your bare hands. Oil from your skin gets on the lamp and can result in premature failure.

Either wear rubber/latex gloves or use a hanky if no gloves...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Pilgrim
I suggest cooling off and having the dealer look...

I suggest cooling off and having the dealer look at the part - they can probably identify it for you.

It has nothing to do with how the car operates, so it's a non-critical item. It can wait a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Pilgrim
You left out the forge and anvil.

You left out the forge and anvil.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By Pilgrim
The recommended oil is all your engine needs and...

The recommended oil is all your engine needs and all that it ever should get.

Additives do nothing but screw up the oil chemistry and increase the chance that your oil will not perform as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Pilgrim
I'm not sure. But replacing pads and rotors...

I'm not sure. But replacing pads and rotors isn't a highly technical process. There are differences in how the rotors mount, or how the retaining clips which hold the pads in place fit, but anyone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Pilgrim
You can call and cancel. Get more opinions. ...

You can call and cancel.

Get more opinions. THis is a job that any competent mechanic can do. Specialized BMW knowledge is not required.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Pilgrim
I sold some E92 rubber mats on Ebay recently...

I sold some E92 rubber mats on Ebay recently (hint) and all the parts references I could find had separate numbers for the E90 and E92 cars. However, I never could find any specifics about HOW they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pilgrim
I have no problem paying someone else to do work...

I have no problem paying someone else to do work when I don't have the time or the technical aspects are beyond me. I often say "I used to have more time than money, but now I find that sometimes I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pilgrim
Right. And spend $100 for someone to come in and...

Right. And spend $100 for someone to come in and fix a leaky faucet (which needs a 10-cent gasket), or $1000 to paint a wall in the house with $20 worth of paint? That article covers a lot of DIY...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Pilgrim
Useta be when you wanted to try the viscosity...

Useta be when you wanted to try the viscosity trick you went from something like 10/30 to a straight weight 40w or 50w oil. That would be a bit drastic for a BMW and I'm not aware of any single...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Pilgrim
Most likely place for this is a leak at the...

Most likely place for this is a leak at the filter from an out of place gasket. There is pressure inside the filter housing, none in the oil pan. You got lucky, but if the pan plug was loose enough...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Pilgrim
Chip and crack repair works, but for best results...

Chip and crack repair works, but for best results you need to do it immediately, before it gets dirty.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By Pilgrim
1) Buy a tire gauge!!!! (Buy a dial gauge, not a...

1) Buy a tire gauge!!!! (Buy a dial gauge, not a "stick" cheapie.)

2) Pull the obstacle. Check pressure.

3) Go away. Come back in a half hour or hour and check pressure.

3) Go away for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Pilgrim
Read the owner's manual and it will give you...

Read the owner's manual and it will give you information on oil weight and changes.

Lighter weight oils make a slight difference in gas mileage by reducing resistance in the engine. 10-40 won't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Pilgrim
To the OP...this is the sequence of attacking...

To the OP...this is the sequence of attacking this problem. DO NOT GO PAST #1 to start!

1 - Charge the battery fully.
2 - Attempt to start
3 - No click, no crank? Change starter.
4 - Cranks...
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