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Forum: General BMW Questions 07-01-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Swanicyouth
How do I get an honest answer from BMW

No real advice.

But coming from a detailing perspective, much thicker paint is conclusive of a respray.

Factory BMW paint is usually somewhere between 100-160 microns. This is not the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Swanicyouth
Car won't start!! Please help!

Sounds like you need a starter. Possibly, it could be a cable issue.

Something that is very easy to do is simply tap the starter with a hammer (don't break it) while someone turns the key to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,237
Posted By Swanicyouth
2004 BMW E46 318i - Kill me spend $1500 still faulty cooling system!

If the OP had no overheating problem before touching the car, and car now overheats in 8 mins, I see only 3 possibilities:

1. OP is/has installed something wrong or water pump(s) are wrong. This...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By Swanicyouth
Battery or Alternator?

From everything you are telling us - it seems the battery is bad. It's usually not too hard to tell... You have to load test the battery without the car running.

There are a few ways of doing...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Swanicyouth
Have mechanic check for hammers in engine.

Have mechanic check for hammers in engine.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-14-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,276
Posted By Swanicyouth
White seats, yeah huge mistake.

White seats, yeah huge mistake.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Swanicyouth
BMW paint is baked in at the factory. You...

BMW paint is baked in at the factory.

You can wax day 1.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-21-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By Swanicyouth
Hideous. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Swanicyouth
Waxing or XPEL on new car

Paint comes cured from the factory immediately now a days. You can wax / XPEL ASAP. Body shop paint has to cure or "out gas", so 90 days is recommended before doing such with a repair.


Sent...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-23-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Swanicyouth
It's likely sap. Try a solvent based tar remover....

It's likely sap. Try a solvent based tar remover. That being said, there are other possibilities. One possibility is your clay wasn't aggressive enough. Another possibility is they are iron deposits...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-29-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swanicyouth
No. Not my theory. But I'm wondering if anyone...

No. Not my theory. But I'm wondering if anyone feels this issue has been made worse by the use of non semi-metallic pads?

I'm wondering if the use of ceramic pads leave more deposits on the rotor,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By Swanicyouth
In in this case no. But, there seems to be a myth...

In in this case no. But, there seems to be a myth out there that you need some special BMW software or code reader to read and reset power train codes / CELs on BMWs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Swanicyouth
Get a thermometer and stick it in the vent. ...

Get a thermometer and stick it in the vent. Outlet air temp should be below 44 with AC on.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By Swanicyouth
This is simply not true. I've been using the same...

This is simply not true. I've been using the same Actron $50 code reader for about 8 years now and have never had an issue reading and clearing OBD2 engine codes on my M Roadster. No, it can't read...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Swanicyouth
Zymol Ebony EMERGENCY

You can use any paint cleaner to strip the Zymol off. Quite frankly, I don't like stripping wax chemically (using a solvent type product); because it does nothing to enhance the paint.

Based on...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Swanicyouth
Zymol Ebony EMERGENCY

Cool. Blackfire Midnight Sun is the be all and end all in the looks department in my opinion. It's super easy to use - spreads like butter. It lasts a decent amount of time, as its a hybrid wax...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Swanicyouth
In the detailing world, Zaino is kind of a...

In the detailing world, Zaino is kind of a dinosaur. They're products were innovative and great years ago, but there is better stuff out there now that is easier to use.

Honestly, if your looking...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Swanicyouth
Ebony is the wrong choice for this situation....

Ebony is the wrong choice for this situation. It's a heavily pigmented or color charged wax. It's primarily for single stage black paints to hide blemishes. Quite frankly - it's not a great idea or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-23-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Swanicyouth
Battery Died / Instrument Cluster Now Whacked

All those lights usually mean the systems that are "lit" aren't receiving enough voltage. The car may have enough voltage to run - but you will get a whole bunch of lights on the dash.

I ran into...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 12-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swanicyouth
My Experience with Pedal Pulsation or Brake "Judder"

My Findings Regarding Pedal Pulsation and Brake "Judder"

So, I've owned multiple BMWs, and after a while - all of them have suffered from some degree of pedal pulsation, braking harshness, and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,734
Posted By Swanicyouth
I'll look into doing that. Thanks.

I'll look into doing that. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,734
Posted By Swanicyouth
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/2382ae8...

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It's rather important to not drop or loose the factory shim at this point. The reason is, you will need to measure...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,734
Posted By Swanicyouth
Remove harness wires in back of valve cover from...

Remove harness wires in back of valve cover from all similar guides:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/360x360q90/14/11/16/d4b961e2cad35363ec76bbfa485e2abf.jpg

After that, remove rubber...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,734
Posted By Swanicyouth
How To: E85 / Z4 M: Valve Adjustment & Spark Plug Replacement

This is a "how to" regarding valve adjustment and spark plug replacement on a BMW E85 / Z4 M with the S54 engine. While there is a lot of DIY's on how to do this on E46 M3 - there are some subtle...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By Swanicyouth
Using a low powered pressure washer to WASH the...

Using a low powered pressure washer to WASH the car is fine. However, if you do not WASH and DRY the car, you will be dealing with horrid water spots - how bad on depends on how hard your local tap...
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