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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By dmatre
Need to check: - directions to destination...

Need to check:
- directions to destination (unless car is nav-equipped
- fluid levels
- tire pressures
- adequate tunes for 1100 miles
- enough Cheetos & Red Bull to survive 3 days in case of...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-12-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By dmatre
I've used Opti-Coat 2.0 on the wheels of our...

I've used Opti-Coat 2.0 on the wheels of our family cars for the last 3 years.

The wheels still look great & clean up easy, however it still requires a wipedown with a soapy mit/brush. Simply...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By dmatre
My '11 328 did that for about a week each time I...

My '11 328 did that for about a week each time I started the car, then the battery bought the farm in a spectacular way (headlights/tail lights in full disco mode, lots of buzzes, clicks, chirps; key...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By dmatre
+1 for Conti DWS. I've got PSS on the BMW, but...

+1 for Conti DWS. I've got PSS on the BMW, but DWS on my DD (Volvo S80).

They've given 50k good miles, haven't gotten loud, handle reasonably well (it's a Volvo, after all). They're about shot...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By dmatre
Trust the old-school stick gauge over the...

Trust the old-school stick gauge over the electronic crap. I started getting TPMS warnings as my battery was on its last legs. Every start I had the TPMS warning, but checking with the gauge showed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By dmatre
Simple Green is awesome stuff. I use it for...

Simple Green is awesome stuff. I use it for cleaning microfiber towels also. Works great, available locally, and less $$$ than MF detergent.

Looks like you got 95% of it.

Optimum...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By dmatre
Exhaust: BMW Performance Exhaust Lights: ...

Exhaust: BMW Performance Exhaust
Lights: E-Bay
Front Dumper: John Deere or Kubota
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By dmatre
My BMW is freaking out...

I personally swapped my battery (died on a Sunday, dealers service dept closed).

By the time I had time to get it in, at least three weeks had passed.

I had no issues. YMMV
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By dmatre
Since you seem averse to actually figuring out...

Since you seem averse to actually figuring out the cause of the problem, Pilgrim gave you a list (incomplete) of some of the potential causes. Start buying parts and replacing stuff until the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By dmatre
My BMW is freaking out...

From the symptoms, it's the battery. If you can't jump from your friends car, pull the battery and carry it to NAPA/Pep Boys/autozone & get it tested. If dead, buy another & install it.

Be sure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By dmatre
A trip to the dealer. Disconnecting the seat...

A trip to the dealer. Disconnecting the seat without first disconnecting the battery results in the system faulting. Needs to be reset at the dealer.

For others: it is possible to unbolt the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By dmatre
For what it's worth: mine sparks when connected,...

For what it's worth: mine sparks when connected, even if unplugged. It's very minor, so I don't worry about it. It's done it as long as I've had it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,029
Posted By dmatre
Nail on my RFT

The major question is: how far did you drive on the flat, and what kind of damage did you do to the sidewall when driving on the flat.

RFTs are somewhat sacrificial (same as non-rft) - if you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By dmatre
I wonder how many people apply this same thinking...

I wonder how many people apply this same thinking to tires? Yeah, sure they can last 30k miles, but I don't like to do that, so I'll change every 7.5k. And why does this theory apply only to motor...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 982
Posted By dmatre
iS. No question. DCT is better than slush box. ...

iS. No question. DCT is better than slush box.

M-sport is all cosmetic, iS is M-sport cosmetics plus real performance improvements.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-24-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By dmatre
After PCD: Adrenaline hangover or ready for more?

If you're going to DC, check out going up 85 to Greensboro, then up 29 through Charlottesville.

It's nice road, a lot of divided highway sections, only a bit of traffic through C'ville. 95 has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By dmatre
Nothing special re: engine, suspension is same as...

Nothing special re: engine, suspension is same as sport pkg.

Differences are all cosmetic (but worth it).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By dmatre
Clean leather doesn't shine, rather it has a...

Clean leather doesn't shine, rather it has a matte finish.

Because your leather is coated, you can use almost any mild cleanser. I use at 10% mixture of Woolite/water and it cleans quite well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,033
Posted By dmatre
If you don't have a torque wrench, then (of...

If you don't have a torque wrench, then (of course) you can't use it to torque down your lugs.

Using common sense is the way to proceed in the absence of the proper equipment. Factory lug...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,033
Posted By dmatre
I do, for one. Every time. If you have the...

I do, for one. Every time.

If you have the proper tool for the job available, why would you ever use something else?

When your wife is stuck on the side of the road two hours from home because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By dmatre
Check out the Koni/Eibach kits at Tire Rack. ...

Check out the Koni/Eibach kits at Tire Rack. You'll be under 2k for sure.
Forum: The Detail Department 04-27-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By dmatre
You may have used too much product and not worked...

You may have used too much product and not worked it enough. You say it was hard to remove, which means that there was a lot of product left. This means you likely made a couple of passes and then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By dmatre
Sounds exactly last like when my battery died. ...

Sounds exactly last like when my battery died. That's my bet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By dmatre
Check out Optimum No Rinse (ONR). I can wash our...

Check out Optimum No Rinse (ONR). I can wash our E350, Volvo S80, and Nissan Murano with about 4 gallons total.

And the results are better than hose washing.

And I can do it in the garage, out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By dmatre
My 328 tramlined as you describe on the original...

My 328 tramlined as you describe on the original Bridgestones.

It still does a bit with Michelin PSS, but not nearly so severely.


Changing tires will make a big difference.
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