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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By Phil325i
I've heard similar whistling noises on other BMW...

I've heard similar whistling noises on other BMW forums and turned out to a collapsed, non OEM oil filter element...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Phil325i
Could be a wheel bearing - but when did you last...

Could be a wheel bearing - but when did you last change your rear discs? They can look AOK on the visible side, but can be heavily corroded on the side you can't see, and this corrosion grows to the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By Phil325i
My OCC catches approximately 0.5l every 16,000...

My OCC catches approximately 0.5l every 16,000 miles. And that's on a stock, non-turbo 6-cyl...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Phil325i
I think the effects of heat may have something to...

I think the effects of heat may have something to do with it. Recently replaced mine, and the part had been redesigned to include a cylindrical alloy heat shield round the length of the coil.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Phil325i
If you mean a genuine BMW Performance exhaust...

If you mean a genuine BMW Performance exhaust then, unless you can find one secondhand, your only source is a BMW dealer, or someone re-selling genuine OE parts.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Phil325i
I'd recommend NGK. You need a thin-walled socket...

I'd recommend NGK. You need a thin-walled socket like this:

http://www.burgertuning.com/N54_BMW_spark_plug_socket_adapter.html

and a torque wrench for tightening to 23Nm. And don't use any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Phil325i
I really like the new look. Any comments on...

I really like the new look. Any comments on effect on ride quality..?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Phil325i
No it doesn't. Make sure the engine's nice and...

No it doesn't. Make sure the engine's nice and warm so the old oil drains out freely. And re-set the oil change indicator once done (loads of 'how-to' guides on YouTube).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Phil325i
Your owners manual should tell you the normal...

Your owners manual should tell you the normal operating temperature range. For my European 325i it's 212F to 248F. So you're at the top end, but do you live in high ambient? Is it like this all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Phil325i
They sound too wide for your car to me (by a...

They sound too wide for your car to me (by a factor of x2). Try measuring your wheel/tyre/car set-up to find your ideal spacer size:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LeFZsyGRrs
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Phil325i
If you're happy with 328i performance after an M3...

If you're happy with 328i performance after an M3 and enjoying using words like 'comfort' and 'smooth', I'd say when you bought your M3 you got the wrong car. Can't imagine many true M3 lovers being...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,560
Posted By Phil325i
I think the problem stems from the rubber...

I think the problem stems from the rubber damper/shock absorber element incorporated into the pulley. Over time this can suffer from perishing/oil contamination etc and fail. Worth a careful...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Phil325i
None whatsoever. The struts are gas-filled, and...

None whatsoever. The struts are gas-filled, and being fully extended will mean they're actually under less pressure then when the hood is closed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Phil325i
Go to a professional refurbisher and get them to...

Go to a professional refurbisher and get them to weld it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By Phil325i
If your 330i has direct injection (N53) at your...

If your 330i has direct injection (N53) at your mileage you could well be suffering from carbon build-up on the backs of the inlet valves. Best to get a good indy to check your car for any fault...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Phil325i
BMW dealer or scrap yard.

BMW dealer or scrap yard.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Phil325i
Both are normal. The 'dents' are to allow...

Both are normal. The 'dents' are to allow clearance of components under the car which might interfere with the pipes when mounted.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil325i
Of course!

Of course!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil325i
For what it's worth, a respected UK performance...

For what it's worth, a respected UK performance car magazine (EVO) recently did a comprehensive assessment of the current crop of performance tires, and the top three (in order) were:

1....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Phil325i
First step is change to the transmission fluid. ...

First step is change to the transmission fluid. Sadly BMW euphemistically consider this 'lifetime fill' which means it never gets changed as part of routine services, and at your mileage is well...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,632
Posted By Phil325i
It's not the sensor that bothers me, it's the...

It's not the sensor that bothers me, it's the fact that apparently at a certain mileage (200K?) it ceases to work and BMW couldn't care to revise the software...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Phil325i
You don't say what mileage your car's covered. A...

You don't say what mileage your car's covered. A transmission fluid change would be the first step if it was mine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By Phil325i
Erm...it's had air suspension fitted and this is...

Erm...it's had air suspension fitted and this is the 'at rest' or 'slammed' setting.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Phil325i
To find the part number, enter your car details...

To find the part number, enter your car details in RealOEM:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Phil325i
Who are 'they'? Are we really saying BMW have...

Who are 'they'? Are we really saying BMW have developed a 'performance' exhaust that is actually detrimental to our car's performance?

I have a P/E (muffler only like you) and trust me, you won't...
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