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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By DSXMachina
I think we can remain civil, eh? I did a bit of...

I think we can remain civil, eh? I did a bit of research regarding tread depth and propensity for tramming. Note that it is not cause and effect, but wear can -all other things being equal-...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By DSXMachina
That's not my experience Cal, but I respect...

That's not my experience Cal, but I respect yours. You deal with San Fran trolley tracks so should know wherefrom you speak. I realize that "tramlining" has become the term not just for following...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By DSXMachina
Bimmerfest 2015...

Bimmerfest 2015 Overreaction-to-a-Professional-Opinion Award finalist.

I know what tramlining is. In fact, I learned to drive the streets of Boston back when it was lined everywhere with trolley...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By DSXMachina
Clearly I did not realize that we had enough old...

Clearly I did not realize that we had enough old timers on this board to know what the steering was like on the road ships of the 60's. FYI I did not restore that Continental, my job was to get the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By DSXMachina
On a BMW a 4 wheel alignment should not be a big...

On a BMW a 4 wheel alignment should not be a big increase over a 2 wheel because the car has to be set up the same for the alignment. As others suggested, you do want a 4 wheel alignment. When...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By DSXMachina
Your car's steering should not be following road...

Your car's steering should not be following road imperfections. I assure you it is not part of the "accurate and sensitive steering 'feel'. "
Start by going to an alignment center where they are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By DSXMachina
Anyone who has ever driven an M3 will quickly...

Anyone who has ever driven an M3 will quickly notice that when the engine is first started the RPM's are limited until the engine comes up to proper temperature. An M3. Knowing the reasons for that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By DSXMachina
Did you know that the thermostats can be opened...

Did you know that the thermostats can be opened two different ways? One is the normal way; hot coolant causes expansion of a wax pellet which opens the valve. The second way is the electric heating...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By DSXMachina
I get the joke but having spent time in Warsaw,...

I get the joke but having spent time in Warsaw, including during their national day of remembrance (in August?), I have a strong feeling the Poles did not see the humor.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By DSXMachina
Re: Your sig pic. "Berlin to Warsaw in one tank."...

Re: Your sig pic. "Berlin to Warsaw in one tank." That's just awful.:p
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By DSXMachina
A short discussion on volumetric efficiency. ...

A short discussion on volumetric efficiency. Simplified, what this means is that at lower temperatures air is denser. An engine's power is limited by how much air a given cylinder displacement can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By DSXMachina
OP, re-read some of the great advice you've been...

OP, re-read some of the great advice you've been given, including and especially by Zooks.

You have completely misunderstood why BMW temperature maps their engines the way they do. They know what...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By DSXMachina
Nothing against Dinan except the price, I agree...

Nothing against Dinan except the price, I agree that Cobb is a good choice. The OP should also definitely consider the Juicebox versions though. JB has been a quick, reliable and inexpensive add-on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,598
Posted By DSXMachina
Anybody beside me read the last sentence in that...

Anybody beside me read the last sentence in that quote? It says that whatever exemption you get in the daytime does NOT apply at night. At night you take the shading off. Right.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,868
Posted By DSXMachina
What a pleasure it is to re-read this resurrected...

What a pleasure it is to re-read this resurrected thread. Six years old and still fresh. Professor Cook is now finished with another year at UNH and maybe we'll see him post here again. So good to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By DSXMachina
Where's Flordia? We've never had a member from...

Where's Flordia? We've never had a member from Flordia. In regard to P1774 and P1782 are you sure of those codes? I've never heard of them, but it seems there's a possibility based on your post that...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-14-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By DSXMachina
I was going to post about Denise McCluggage's...

I was going to post about Denise McCluggage's passing in OT but searched it first and found you had beat me by a week.

When I read that she had died I really was shocked, like I'd lost a friend....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,095
Posted By DSXMachina
LOL, read the other forums and you will get the...

LOL, read the other forums and you will get the same quote except referencing the E36 and the E46. One day we may see the same quote concerning the F30.;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,095
Posted By DSXMachina
More of an aside than related to the thread,...

More of an aside than related to the thread, but...
I have a '95 LT1 Corvette in the shop today. On the console is an engraved plaque proudly touting that it has a 5.7 litre, 300HP, 340Tq engine. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 980
Posted By DSXMachina
Before discussing freeze frame data I need to...

Before discussing freeze frame data I need to verify something. It shows 287 miles since last code clear. You say you went 250+ miles. I just need to be certain that you KNOW codes were cleared...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By DSXMachina
Correct! It's called "Bulb Check" and means...

Correct! It's called "Bulb Check" and means exactly what it sounds like. The car has nothing wrong with it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,095
Posted By DSXMachina
The F30 LCI seems to me to be more of this but...

The F30 LCI seems to me to be more of this but not enough of that. It's got a crunchy center but a vanilla wrapper. Not sure if one example can predict where BMW is going. I like the allusion made...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,095
Posted By DSXMachina
BMW has decided they want to be the General...

BMW has decided they want to be the General Motors of Germany. They are succeeding in all that that means. I predict that within two years the 3'er will no longer be the benchmark mass produced...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,769
Posted By DSXMachina
Bimmerfest's best comment of 2015 so far. ...

Bimmerfest's best comment of 2015 so far.

Outstanding job. Even the Pro's get tears and wrinkles they have to deal with. You stuck with it and the result is outstanding.
Your BMW is one I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By DSXMachina
Way to go ddeliber. I hope none of my customers...

Way to go ddeliber. I hope none of my customers see they can buy the part on line for $68 plus shipping and handling! You do know I have boat paymnents to make, right?

Those are the parts the OP...
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