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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By rdorman
Sumitomo HTR Sports are currently $488 for four...

Sumitomo HTR Sports are currently $488 for four from tirerack in that size.

For the rest of you, why the OP wants to save some cash is their business. I completely understand your passion for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By rdorman
Personally I use the BMW blue or Pentofrost NF...

Personally I use the BMW blue or Pentofrost NF (Local O'reillys sells it). I use it because it works and is not over priced (check out Porsche fluid sometime!). I could not get over how clean the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By rdorman
Cross drilled rotors offer little to no...

Cross drilled rotors offer little to no improvement over blanks.... but they sure look cool! Common disadvantages are cracking, increase in pad wear and noise.
Forum: 6 Series DIY 07-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By rdorman
Those are the ones with the LL01 rating.

Those are the ones with the LL01 rating.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By rdorman
Pentosin LV is just fine. 1L should do. I have...

Pentosin LV is just fine. 1L should do. I have Akebono's and they are a fine low dust street pad. The feel different as most ceramics do, lower initial bit but no increase in stopping distance....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 05-09-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By rdorman
Leatherique pretty much has an indefinite shelf...

Leatherique pretty much has an indefinite shelf life. You already have what is arguably two of the best leather care products on the market. No need to get crazy wrapping seats etc. Heat and time...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By rdorman
Techron is the one I reach for the most.

Techron is the one I reach for the most.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rdorman
It appears as though that some cars will keep the...

It appears as though that some cars will keep the turn signal blinking after the car is shut off. So also make sure that they turn signal is off before shutting down the car.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rdorman
Dipstick will do the same thing. Never heard of...

Dipstick will do the same thing. Never heard of the blinking tailight. Does it do it only when the alarm is on?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rdorman
Did you get the oil filler cap back on correctly...

Did you get the oil filler cap back on correctly and is the gasket on the cap intact. Either are seen to the engine as a vacuum leak.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By rdorman
Stiff brush and then vacuum. Soak in carpet...

Stiff brush and then vacuum. Soak in carpet cleaner then rinse with baking soda/water mixture. Repeat until stain is removed. Then, carpet clean once again and extract with an extractor or shop vac.,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By rdorman
I have in the past. Just don't put it on a dirty...

I have in the past. Just don't put it on a dirty car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-08-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,360
Posted By rdorman
I run the mobil 1 oW-40 and follow the OCI...

I run the mobil 1 oW-40 and follow the OCI indicator in the car. Have been for over 50,000 miles. Last to OCI's where at 16k and 18k. Both with a UAO that came back perfect. Fear not.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-30-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By rdorman
Once you get the car the build sheet should be...

Once you get the car the build sheet should be under the rear seat base. Takes minutes to get it. But then again, it will be in German!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By rdorman
No.

No.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By rdorman
Walmart is made by Everstart. But it is not so...

Walmart is made by Everstart. But it is not so much who makes them as it is what type and to what standard they are made. Not to mention the environment in which they live. But to answer your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By rdorman
I don't recall the exact age my original battery...

I don't recall the exact age my original battery died but it was north of nine years. Replaced with a Rayovac AGM from Batteries + which seems to me is also a East Penn battery. I could swear I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By rdorman
Heard nothing good about the kyb on an E38 but no...

Heard nothing good about the kyb on an E38 but no personal experience.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By rdorman
Touring tires, that is the class you want to look...

Touring tires, that is the class you want to look for. All tires trade one thing for another so yes, ultimate performance will not be as high.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By rdorman
I have the same year and model. IMO the Bilstein...

I have the same year and model. IMO the Bilstein sports/hd on stock springs ride similar to the stock sport struts WHEN THEY WHERE NEW! Compaired to old worn out ones, the ride will be noticably...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-26-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By rdorman
Higher oil consumption during break in is common.

Higher oil consumption during break in is common.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-06-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By rdorman
Fill it, add stabilizer, pull pump fuse/relay,...

Fill it, add stabilizer, pull pump fuse/relay, let run until it dies, replace pump fuse/relay. There should be no debate on the subject.
Forum: The Detail Department 10-30-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By rdorman
Run a cheapo sandwich bag over a clean window and...

Run a cheapo sandwich bag over a clean window and see if you can feel contaminants. If so, use glass clay until you can't. After that if there is still a problem it is time for polishing. Machine...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,694
Posted By rdorman
That stinks!

That stinks!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-22-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,694
Posted By rdorman
It is my understanding that the EGR problem...

It is my understanding that the EGR problem agrevated the carbon problem.

Either way, the head does NOT need to be removed to remove the carbon, only the intake manifold. BMW has a machine used...
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