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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-29-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By TeaRex714
I've replaced mine twice. Once at 100K and once...

I've replaced mine twice. Once at 100K and once at 200K (miles), and they weren't in terrible shape either time. $400 for a spark plug change is insane, $800 is just plain unethical. Only two of them...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By TeaRex714
O2 Sensor replacement.

I didn't have any O2 related error codes, but I did have some odd idle issues, and my gas mileage had dropped. Since I have just over 208K miles on them, I didn't feel like they owed my anything and...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By TeaRex714
I had a bad stalling problem after every fill-up...

I had a bad stalling problem after every fill-up for a good while and it ended up being the purge valve. Eventually I got a CEL (along with the Check Gas Cap message) saying I had an Evap system...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By TeaRex714
I have the PLX Kiwi 2 WiFi, and I use the Dash...

I have the PLX Kiwi 2 WiFi, and I use the Dash Command App on my phone and iPad. I've used it on many different cars so far and it has worked well for me. It has many different readouts that help...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By TeaRex714
CEL right after 200K

A little north of 200K miles and I got a CEL the other day. Yellow Engine symbol (outline only, not the half-solid symbol) and "Increased Emmissions" warning in the display. Code showed P0092 (Fuel...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By TeaRex714
Is the problem showing up right after a fill-up,...

Is the problem showing up right after a fill-up, or at some random points through the tank of gas?
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-15-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By TeaRex714
412502 This is what's left of the pulley. I...

412502

This is what's left of the pulley. I don't think I'll try to re-use it...

The Alternator/Water Pump/ belt tensioner and pulley were pretty easy to replace with just the air box out. Had...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-15-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By TeaRex714
So far, the only things that have gone bad are...

So far, the only things that have gone bad are the Evap system purge valve ($81 part located under the hood right under the intake plenum) at about 175k, a coil started acting up at about $190k (just...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-11-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By TeaRex714
I bet it would be pretty straight forward to do...

I bet it would be pretty straight forward to do exactly that. I didn't see any alternate part numbers for the actual AC clutch pulley or PS pulley, just the tensioner, idlers and belt. I really doubt...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-10-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By TeaRex714
Beware if you have an early 2008 build

I had planned on replacing the belts, hoses, pulleys, thermostat and maybe replace the water pump as part of my upcoming 200K mile maintenance, but one of the pulleys on the AC/PS side couldn't wait...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-08-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By TeaRex714
Front wheel bearings replaced.

Now that I'm just about at 200K, I have a few maintenance projects planned. As I get them done, I'll post any relevant tips.

In the case of the front wheel bearings, they are a bolt-in unit. Once...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-28-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By TeaRex714
Mileage is a tricky thing for any car... Mine has...

Mileage is a tricky thing for any car... Mine has just over 190K miles and runs great, but another car could be ruined in 50K. Depends on how it was serviced (I've always used good oil and filters,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By TeaRex714
I found a blower WITH the regulator already on...

I found a blower WITH the regulator already on for $140, so just replaced both rather than guess which one was the problem. The failure was still intermittent, so time will tell. Easy to get to once...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-27-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By TeaRex714
Vent fan problem - FIXED

My 2008 E90 has been having a problem lately with the blower not working. It started about a month ago when, just every once in a while, the blower won't blow on any setting (including MAX, so I...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-09-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By TeaRex714
381029 It was hiding under the intake plenum...

381029

It was hiding under the intake plenum towards the back (the clean black part with the "J" shaped hose connected.

Didn't realize I had a rough idle until I cleared the "Evap System Leak...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-05-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By TeaRex714
It isn't the gas cap (already replaced) or the...

It isn't the gas cap (already replaced) or the charcoal canister (already replaced.) Those are the relatively cheap and easy things, so I already did those. The dealer said it showed to be a bad Fuel...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By TeaRex714
Fuel vent/purge valve... FOUND IT

My "Evap system leak (small)" code came back. The dealer said it's the fuel tank vent valve. Anyone know where it's located on our cars? It's usually under the hood somewhere near the front of the...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-29-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 61,852
Posted By TeaRex714
You made the right choice. I would also take...

You made the right choice. I would also take possible exception to your original post where you said that the maintenance costs would be higher. You are correct that the oil changes will cost more...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-28-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By TeaRex714
Good suggestion NASA! I had found those during my...

Good suggestion NASA! I had found those during my research on the fluids and they were helpful.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By TeaRex714
Project for this weekend - Completed!

I think I've just about gotten my money's worth out of my (manual) transmission and differential fluids (176K Miles), so I'm going to change them both this weekend. I'm using the Pentosin MTF2, for...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 04-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By TeaRex714
First Problem. Evap leak

At 175,000 miles, I just got my first check engine light. The code was a P0442 (Evap Leak - Small) which I immediately suspected to be the DMTL (Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage) pump. This was mostly...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By TeaRex714
I just discovered Monday that mine has started...

I just discovered Monday that mine has started doing that! It hasn't before now, so I don't think it's normal. A new cap is about $20; I might just replace mine in case it's the seal getting stiff or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By TeaRex714
A friend of mine brought his car over to my house...

A friend of mine brought his car over to my house one weekend for some general maintenance items (he hadn't been doing any of his own work, so I offered to show him how to do some of the basic stuff...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-04-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By TeaRex714
I used ATE Super Blue fluid on my last fluid...

I used ATE Super Blue fluid on my last fluid change. It exceeds DOT 4 requirements, so the wet and dry boiling points should be plenty high for our purposes. I also like that you can get it in blue...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-04-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By TeaRex714
O2 Sensor thoughts?

Anyone with high-mileage experience on BMWs have any thoughts on change interval for O2 sensors? I'm at about 167K miles now and still on the original sensors. No error codes but, on my E39 before...
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