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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,768
Posted By Pilgrim
One thing I've learned about German cars after...

One thing I've learned about German cars after working on Audis and BMWs on and off for 20 years...

You do it right. You do it "correctly". However the Germans define "correctly," that's how you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 622
Posted By Pilgrim
Ethanol is less dense in energy than gas, so...

Ethanol is less dense in energy than gas, so mileage drops with ethanol blends. It also is considerably more corrosive to the fuel system, especially in older cars.

Finally, most of it's made...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Pilgrim
Absolutely. ALL CARS require parts and...

Absolutely. ALL CARS require parts and maintenance. It's just that people look at the expenses differently. Those who are convinced their German car is a money pit will bitch about adding a quart...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Pilgrim
Might want to make sure that the LF caliper is...

Might want to make sure that the LF caliper is moving as it should. A hanging up caliper will wear pads unevenly and might affect brake response.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pilgrim
I have a problem with the whole idea of...

I have a problem with the whole idea of "diminished value" when it comes to anything less than a major collision.

Cars are mechanical assemblies, not glass works of art. Frankly, BMW and Audi...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 622
Posted By Pilgrim
Here in Colorado there's no choice. Ethanol...

Here in Colorado there's no choice. Ethanol comes with everything.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Pilgrim
If you buy Koni, Bilstein or another reputable...

If you buy Koni, Bilstein or another reputable brand, you will know what you're getting. You're eventually going to want the same brand of shocks all around. The fronts are the ones you don't want...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Pilgrim
Hmmm. If you think the brakes use oil, then you...

Hmmm. If you think the brakes use oil, then you probably need to learn a bit more about cars.

You can come up with a list of common problems by doing research in this forum, but whether you not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Pilgrim
That's nothing that anyone can't do with some...

That's nothing that anyone can't do with some striping tape.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Pilgrim
1) Try different roads. Evaluate result. 2)...

1) Try different roads. Evaluate result.

2) Possible, even probable.

3) Unlikely.

4) If so, the brake will be hot after driving it even though you haven't used the brakes. Easy to check by...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Pilgrim
Any modified car is worth less to me. When i buy...

Any modified car is worth less to me. When i buy stock, i know what I'm getting. When a car has been modified, I expect to spend part of my time correcting mistakes made by the previous owner,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Pilgrim
Working on cars isn't that hard, the trick is to...

Working on cars isn't that hard, the trick is to first get an accurate diagnosis of the problem, and second, do the research to find out how to correct it BEFORE you start taking things apart.

If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Pilgrim
My sincere advice is to STOP. NOW. There is...

My sincere advice is to STOP. NOW.

There is nothing in that car that can't be disassembled with the right tools and technique. You evidently have neither at present, and the more you try using...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Pilgrim
I very much doubt that a dealer will remove your...

I very much doubt that a dealer will remove your steering wheel and install an aftermarket one.

If it's a BMW wheel (you don't cay, and that's critical information) then the dealer would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 336
Posted By Pilgrim
BMWs run on 91+ octane for the engine to perform...

BMWs run on 91+ octane for the engine to perform properly.

/thread.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-20-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By Pilgrim
Well, yes, but not a half-quart or so. If you...

Well, yes, but not a half-quart or so. If you really, grossly overfilled and then drove it hard to froth up the oil and create pressure, I suppose that could happen. Doesn't seem likely from the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Pilgrim
My suggestion: your friend should start...

My suggestion: your friend should start contacting wrecking yards via the Internet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By Pilgrim
There is also a dash slot in 2008 E91 and 2009...

There is also a dash slot in 2008 E91 and 2009 E92 models with CA option.

I do understand how someone could confuse it - but as pointed out earlier, when you read the manual you have to interpret...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By Pilgrim
Don't mess with the oil until you figure out...

Don't mess with the oil until you figure out where the leak is. And DO NOT start draining oil out. For heaven's sake, overfilling has nothing to do with causing a leak in any car.

Find the leak....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By Pilgrim
I believe my wife's E36 325i has a guide pin in...

I believe my wife's E36 325i has a guide pin in its tool kit. That was about the only useful thing in it. The screwdriver in my E91 kit looks like a 5-cent dime store special.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By Pilgrim
AAAaaaand once again, the need to read the...

AAAaaaand once again, the need to read the owner's manual and understand all aspects of the car is reinforced. I have no idea why BMW made one option charging and another non-charging. Seems...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Pilgrim
Some of the posts showing the bolt-to-wheel...

Some of the posts showing the bolt-to-wheel interface make me wonder whether the bolts aren't long enough to fully screw into the hub. But I don't see how that would cause them to break - they might...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By Pilgrim
Part of the answer is obvious - keep a floor jack...

Part of the answer is obvious - keep a floor jack and jackstands handy. Then having a BMW jack for this job is moot.

One thing I added to the so-called tool kit is a guide pin for mounting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Pilgrim
I don't know. I doubt that anyone can tell you...

I don't know. I doubt that anyone can tell you for sure.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Pilgrim
All I can say is that those wheels display very...

All I can say is that those wheels display very poor quality in their manufacture. Long term, I think I'd get rid of them and buy better wheels - or go back to BMW wheels.
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