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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By dmatre
I made the jump from the MB C To a similar '11...

I made the jump from the MB C To a similar '11 328 MSport. The MB was a much better cruiser. Long distances evaporated while on that driver's seat. But the 328 is far more engaging. It does...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-30-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By dmatre
Go to PepBoys, get a plug kit. Plug it, move on.

Go to PepBoys, get a plug kit. Plug it, move on.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By dmatre
Normally you would use the polisher with a...

Normally you would use the polisher with a polish. Zaino can simply be wiped off after hazing.

Rubbing wool over dry paint sounds like a good way to create micro-scratches.


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Forum: The Detail Department 03-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By dmatre
You're in luck, there's nothing dairy (or...

You're in luck, there's nothing dairy (or natural) in a McD's shake.

If the seat's clean, you're fine.


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Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By dmatre
Megs makes pretty good stuff, but you can find...

Megs makes pretty good stuff, but you can find better.

Check out Optimum Opti-seal ( wipe on, nothing else).

Keep in mind that NuFinish has cleaners & mild abrasives, so you were polishing &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,478
Posted By dmatre
Had to be the subs. Be thankful you didn't...

Had to be the subs. Be thankful you didn't reverse the polarity on them or the clutch would've gone out as well...


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By dmatre
I had the same thing happen to a new Bilstein,...

I had the same thing happen to a new Bilstein, broke at the same place. Luckily that one was under eartenty, but did have to pay labor again.

I'm sure there's a reason for this, but I can't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By dmatre
Depending on the procedure, the brakes can get...

Depending on the procedure, the brakes can get hot enough to smoke profusely.

Obviously, if they're this hot, keep rolling and cool them down (airflow over rotor during easy driving) before...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By dmatre
Follow manufacturers recommendations. Procedures...

Follow manufacturers recommendations. Procedures are different for semi-metallic, carbon-metallic, carbon-Kevlar, ceramic, etc.

For such little effort exerted, you'll get the best possible...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By dmatre
Moving a car from Charlotte to LA was near $1200....

Moving a car from Charlotte to LA was near $1200. Move went without a hitch.


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Forum: The Detail Department 01-28-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By dmatre
Don't know details on Xpel, but my 3m has...

Don't know details on Xpel, but my 3m has yellowed in the three years it's been on. Not enough for me to rip it off, but enough for me to notice.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By dmatre
Check the plug holes & wires. Old wires & water...

Check the plug holes & wires. Old wires & water = short to block.

Your symptoms sound like spark. Blown head gasket would have oil in coolant, coolant in oil, blue smoke or white (sweet...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-26-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By dmatre
Most things are unique to PCD, so pick up what...

Most things are unique to PCD, so pick up what you like. From hats to shirts to jackets & other stuff too.


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Forum: The Detail Department 01-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By dmatre
I agree with OptiCoat - but it is NOT...

I agree with OptiCoat - but it is NOT professional only.

Auto geek and others sell it. Follow the directions and the results are awesome.

Did my 3er (M193 wheels), and the wife's Murano two...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By dmatre
You can't afford carbon.... Steel is fine. ...

You can't afford carbon....

Steel is fine. If you tend to warp them, try cryo-treated.




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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By dmatre
When I was into auto-x & racing I found that a...

When I was into auto-x & racing I found that a racing setup was undrivable in an auto cross.

Racing stiff is too stiff for auto-x. Look for street/performance springs & big sways (which will give...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By dmatre
I would go with the latest pads from BMW. Seems...

I would go with the latest pads from BMW. Seems they changed in '10 or '11, and now they have almost no dust, great initial bite, and good fade resistance.

They're not race pads, but they're the...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,866
Posted By dmatre
I've always used a bit of laundry detergent & a...

I've always used a bit of laundry detergent & a stuff brush.

That takes care of 99% of the dirt. Depending in the nature of the stain you may need to pretreat with spray & wash (alcohol) to take...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By dmatre
Bilsteins are rather harsh (but cornering &...

Bilsteins are rather harsh (but cornering & control is fantastic).

You should probably look at Koni FSD shocks instead.


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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By dmatre
Take the time to do the full delivery. They do...

Take the time to do the full delivery. They do an excellent job, and will set up the three blink turn signals, pair your bluetooth phone, and will explain a lot of the details that make ownership...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-26-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By dmatre
Please recommend tires for snappy steering feel, screw noise and comfort

BFG Comp T/As / g-Force (KD or KDW) aren't real popular, but have the most direct steering I've found.

That said, Michelin Pilot Super Sports are far better tires, although slightly slower in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-24-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 12,414
Posted By dmatre
What is a luxury car? Is the F30 one of them?

But at that price point it becomes a luxury watch, no?


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 12,414
Posted By dmatre
What is a luxury car? Is the F30 one of them?

I'll be happy to sell you my Timex for a thousand. By your definition, that'll make it a luxury watch.

I'll sell it for far more than a thousand if you want luxury and exclusivity.


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Forum: The Detail Department 12-23-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By dmatre
Polishing pads and Klasse

AIO does have some fine abrasive polishing ability. If you can clear your paint with AIO, then I would avoid going to Menzerna - unless your goal is perfect rather than very good.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-21-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,288
Posted By dmatre
335is handling

Wobble meaning side-step when cornering at speed & encountering a bump while turning. Straight line is stable, cornering on smooth asphalt is solid. Bump in corner = wide eyes & 1/2 lane shift...
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