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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By ramblinman
I have a 2008 335 with 50k miles and so far I...

I have a 2008 335 with 50k miles and so far I have only had 3 out of warranty failed parts--the mechatronic sleeve on the auto trans, an erratic reading from the oil level sensor, which I repaired...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By ramblinman
Replacing the oil sensor is a very easy repair. ...

Replacing the oil sensor is a very easy repair. It mounts externally on the oil pan near the drain. I started getting erratic level readings on my car. I replaced the sensor and solved the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By ramblinman
Depends on where you going in Alaska and what you...

Depends on where you going in Alaska and what you have done to the car. Hopefully you have already repaired the water pump, thermostat, oil filter gasket, etc.

The Alaska Highway is not built for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By ramblinman
If you are suddenly using oil over a mileage...

If you are suddenly using oil over a mileage where you didn't before, it's possible you have a bad oil level sensor. It's an easy part to replace. I agree you should add 1.4 qt. and see what...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By ramblinman
I haven't seen any in dash nav that interfaces...

I haven't seen any in dash nav that interfaces with BMWs. There are some out there that can be retrofitted to American or Japanese cars, but with BMW you're dealing with digital controls on a lan...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 12,782
Posted By ramblinman
For a premium car, the defects are unacceptable. ...

For a premium car, the defects are unacceptable. So far, mechatronic sleeve and control arm bushings at under 50k. Still to come, media blasting intake, replace water pump, thermostat, oil filter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By ramblinman
You need a breaker bar. I would never use a...

You need a breaker bar. I would never use a torque wrench to loosen a bolt. You can go to bavauto for info on changing the tensioner and pulleys....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By ramblinman
Check for bubbles on the inside of the wheel. ...

Check for bubbles on the inside of the wheel. Most damage to wheels occurs on the inside of the barrel. Also check for bends where the bubble is. It may not be that apparent. If the tire is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By ramblinman
Mixed urban/suburban, I get 20-21 with a 335....

Mixed urban/suburban, I get 20-21 with a 335. Mileage in the teens with a 328 is either due to lots of hard acceleration and something is wrong with the injectors and ignition. But then you should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By ramblinman
There is an extended warranty on the HPFP that I...

There is an extended warranty on the HPFP that I think goes to 10 years and 120k miles. I wouldn't worry too much about that. There were a number of other recalls. Be sure they were done. There...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By ramblinman
if the dealer labor cost is only $64 to replace...

if the dealer labor cost is only $64 to replace the assembly, it must be an easy repair. I would try to see what a discount dealer like Tischer would charge for the assembly and replace it myself. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By ramblinman
Craftsman. Forget english measurement. Go...

Craftsman. Forget english measurement. Go metric and use newton meters. (NM) No conversion necessary. The 3/8 is on sale for $50. Don't cheap out on something like this. You can probably get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By ramblinman
I had a bent rim on an 18" BMW wheel on a 2008...

I had a bent rim on an 18" BMW wheel on a 2008 e92 335 with sport suspension and took it to Wheel Worx in Linthicum MD.http://whlworx.com. Call him up before you take your wheel there. He will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By ramblinman
I think the e92 is a far better looking car than...

I think the e92 is a far better looking car than any of the BMW sedans. For a young guy, it's a great choice. The back seat is for kids. It's tough for adults to get in and out of. But that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-16-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,835
Posted By ramblinman
The silver lining in all of this is that the...

The silver lining in all of this is that the engine controls will shut down engine before it overheats. Yes, you can be stranded, but you won't burn out the motor trying to drive it when the coolant...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By ramblinman
I have only had one blowout in my life and that...

I have only had one blowout in my life and that was 45 years ago when I was too stupid to understand the effects of over inflating a tire. Two years ago while driving on I-95, i hit a pothole at 70...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By ramblinman
I have a 2008 335. I went through the same...

I have a 2008 335. I went through the same analysis you are and I decided not to buy the warranty. So far I have only had 2 warrantable repairs after the original warranty expired that cost me a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By ramblinman
Just had mine replaced on a 2008 e92 when one of...

Just had mine replaced on a 2008 e92 when one of the bushings started to leak. The indy mechanic said they just replace the bushing, not the whole arm, unless the arm is damaged. I think they had...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-06-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,913
Posted By ramblinman
Last year I was rear ended up a GEICO driver. ...

Last year I was rear ended up a GEICO driver. The adjuster tried to convince me the body shop would fix the damage to the bumper cover with a heat gun. I argued with him that the cover had been torn...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By ramblinman
I had a similar problem on an e46. i disconnected...

I had a similar problem on an e46. i disconnected the battery for about an hour while I was trying to swap general control modules with a friend. The numbers didn't match so we decided not to go...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,847
Posted By ramblinman
The biggest problem for a BMW in snow is its low...

The biggest problem for a BMW in snow is its low ground clearance. If snow packs up under the car, you will lose traction no matter what drive you have. In light snow, hard packed snow and ice, a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By ramblinman
The TPMS batteries have a service life. The...

The TPMS batteries have a service life. The older sensor battery life is around 7-8 years. The newer ones are supposedly 10 years. The battery is molded into the sensor and is not replaceable. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,714
Posted By ramblinman
I recently replaced my front brakes. I used...

I recently replaced my front brakes. I used hockey pucks from amazon on the jack stands. The weight of the car compressed the pucks around the edges of the plastic lift points on the front sides....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By ramblinman
I was burning about 1/2 quarter every 5,000 miles...

I was burning about 1/2 quarter every 5,000 miles using BMW's 5W30 oil. I asked Mike Miller of the MBWCCA about the oil burning and he said BMW's turbos are will burn oil as normal operation and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By ramblinman
Send an email to Gary or post a message at the...

Send an email to Gary or post a message at the Tirerack forum in the tire section of this forum. He can give you sizing for 19" rims. Make sure you get road hazard insurance for the tires and be...
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