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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,190
Posted By Westech
So you're saying that a fraudulent set of traffic...

So you're saying that a fraudulent set of traffic controls designed specifically to entrap a motorist is acceptable? That you should be ticketed for not obeying a speed limit that you don't know...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,190
Posted By Westech
You're constructing a response based on a pair of...

You're constructing a response based on a pair of false premises. First you assert that greed has nothing to do with law enforcement. In St. Petersburg, Fl (my hometown) the city had several...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,190
Posted By Westech
Go here www.speedtrap.org Your chances of a...

Go here www.speedtrap.org

Your chances of a ticket depends on the greed of local law enforcement. Some areas of Florida (Starke, Waldo, Baldwin) are notorious speed traps. Other area like I-95...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Westech
Akebono pads (no brake dust,...

Akebono pads (no brake dust, m'lady:thumbup:)....wheel wax (neighbors laugh, "whatcha doin', waxin' yer wheels?....

When it's time to slick up your ride use Meguiars wheel and tire cleaner...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
I took a moment to call my indy regarding BG and...

I took a moment to call my indy regarding BG and he states he knows very little about it vis-a-vis BMWs. He's a traditionalist and swears by the BMW procedures. However he is of the opinion that the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
Believe it or not:rolleyes: According to the...

Believe it or not:rolleyes:

According to the Bentley manual and my shop there is a refill procedure that involves monitoring the temperature of the A/T fluid during the refill. Apparently the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
Even BMW is recommending an A/T fluid and filter...

Even BMW is recommending an A/T fluid and filter change a 100,000 miles.

Much emphasis is placed on frequent oil, filter, coolant and brake fluid changes but everybody gets a case of vapor lock...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
Depending on the transmission manufacturer (ZF or...

Depending on the transmission manufacturer (ZF or GM) there may be different transmission fluids recommended by BMW. I've never heard of BG being one of those fluids.

ALWAYS change the filter. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
That's why we love manual...

That's why we love manual transmissions..:beerchug:...just drain and fill with the proper lubricant. Every 30,000 miles is about the recommended interval. Redline makes some great stuff.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
+1 This is what my independent shop recommends. ...

+1 This is what my independent shop recommends. Drain, filter change and refill then drain & refill several thousand miles later. Shop believes that a "flush" is an invitation to disaster.

I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,887
Posted By Westech
What amazes me is that any LEO would be stupid...

What amazes me is that any LEO would be stupid enough to step out into a traffic situation just to harvest a few dollars. I'm sure his superiors placed him in that position but it proves what some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,887
Posted By Westech
Our local "progressive" cities are in love with...

Our local "progressive" cities are in love with the money brought in with Red Light Cameras including Right on Red turns. To further enhance revenue these cities have shortened the yellow light...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Westech
Oh, yeah, I'm aware of the sticky and I've done...

Oh, yeah, I'm aware of the sticky and I've done the spare tire research. I was just tryin' to do it on the super-cheap.
Didn't work.....but ya never know 'til ya try.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Westech
I carry the Mobility Kit and a tire plugging kit....

I carry the Mobility Kit and a tire plugging kit. I've never been overly concerned about toting a spare however we travel the back roads of Florida (going to Sebring, Palm Beach Raceway, etc.) &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Westech
There was no chance of the spare from the Z-3...

There was no chance of the spare from the Z-3 fitting. Stud holes off, center on spare too small, no clearance for brake caliper.
It was a shot in the dark.
Going to order the proper spare.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Westech
The spare that won't fit...an idea that failed

Two cars in garage: A 2000 Z-3 with a save-a-spare and a 2006 325xi with none. Over several glasses of a nice Merlot the obvious idea was born:clap:

Rather than buy a spare, jack, etc for the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By Westech
We had an E39 (2003 525i <100,000 miles) that...

We had an E39 (2003 525i <100,000 miles) that NEVER :fingers: let the wallet alone. If it could break it broke. The UPS driver stopped so often to deliver parts that he sold his out of fear of what...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Westech
It's got a manual and that eliminates one giant...

It's got a manual and that eliminates one giant potential migraine down the road. Inspect the maintenance record and get a PPI. As long as the car has a clean title (not a totaled, flood car or a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By Westech
You're not buying the car, you're buying the...

You're not buying the car, you're buying the maintenance record.

Mick is correct, use the tools available and spend the $$$$ for a PPI. Only you can make the final decision. I'd rather buy a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Westech
A pox on the stealer. Find a good indy shop and...

A pox on the stealer. Find a good indy shop and have it done.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Westech
Black Chrome exhaust tips?

Today I saw what appeared to be black chrome exhaust tips on an E91 325xi and they looked excellent. However didn't have an opportunity to talk with driver.

Anyone know where then can be bought? ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,285
Posted By Westech
And with the stroke of the keyboard JoeChristmas...

And with the stroke of the keyboard JoeChristmas brings this thread to a logical, sober, intelligent END!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By Westech
BMW oil level sensors are known to fail. ...

BMW oil level sensors are known to fail. Replacement part is about $161. www.getbmwparts.com Change it next time you change your oil. Sleep well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,285
Posted By Westech
Parts the thing out. Use the money to buy...

Parts the thing out. Use the money to buy something with a maintenance record. Unless you have factory resources and Bill Gates bank account it's not worth it.

What you have is the money pit...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Westech
I'm not telling you how to maintain YOUR car. I'm...

I'm not telling you how to maintain YOUR car. I'm telling you how I maintain mine. You fight your fish and I'll fight mine.

It's my money, my time, my cars and yes, everything gets recycled. ...
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