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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Pilgrim
Five year finance on a three-year-old car? Bad...

Five year finance on a three-year-old car? Bad idea. Maximum finance period should be three years.

If you're going to drive 55K miles and have 39K on it now, your end mileage will be 94K miles....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Pilgrim
Why not ask the dealership what they did? That's...

Why not ask the dealership what they did? That's your best shot at getting accurate information.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 675
Posted By Pilgrim
And Read The Manual. Then drive it. All answers...

And Read The Manual. Then drive it. All answers should be clear in a few minutes.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Pilgrim
Remember, most of the people you will talk to...

Remember, most of the people you will talk to about this have never read the manual, so they're speaking from past experience and hearsay. The manufacturer knows the car best.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Pilgrim
I don't recommend either Meineke or Midas. Find...

I don't recommend either Meineke or Midas. Find an independent shop that knows BMW vehicles and have your work done there, not the dealer. You no longer have any reason to pay dealer prices for any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Pilgrim
In English?

In English?
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 07-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By Pilgrim
Aftermarket Fog Lights

For sale - two replacement fog light enclosures for the E36 series. I bought them for my wife's 1994 325i but sold the car before installing them. These are the light enclosures ONLY - no lamps are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pilgrim
Sorry, but this is dangerously wrong. Different...

Sorry, but this is dangerously wrong. Different tires on front and back creates different traction and handling characteristics in front and back. In a panic stop, especially if the car is not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 887
Posted By Pilgrim
My daughter regularly made 700 mile drives in a...

My daughter regularly made 700 mile drives in a 1991 Camaro with 160K miles on it. Relax and drop the OCD.

Check oil and coolant, check tires. Load up with road food (Oreos and pretzels) and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pilgrim
I can give a different wording for what is...

I can give a different wording for what is essentially the same reason:

Mixing tires of different types (even different brands of the same type, RF or Non-RF) changes the traction characteristics...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Pilgrim
It's not good to mix tire brands, much less RF...

It's not good to mix tire brands, much less RF and non-RF tires. You are likely to create odd handling characteristics and weird braking performance...both of those become potential safety problems....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Pilgrim
Cal, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful...

Cal, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

The photo didn't bother me a bit. "I see nossing....nossing..."

But the registration is to your advantage. My daughter just put...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By Pilgrim
You have a lot of homework to do, and messing...

You have a lot of homework to do, and messing with suspension without knowing what you're doing can result in some very bad things - tire wear, bad ride, alignment problems, bottoming out are just a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Pilgrim
I hope it was not towed. An X-drive needs to be...

I hope it was not towed. An X-drive needs to be flat-bedded or dollied with all four wheels off the ground or you can damage the AWD.

If you match the tire diameter and find a wheel that fits...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Pilgrim
You could ask the dealer that question, too.

You could ask the dealer that question, too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By Pilgrim
Mine was this year - my parents let me drive it...

Mine was this year - my parents let me drive it around the acreage we live on, off-road. 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe sedan:

http://www.geaaonline.org/03PIC31.JPG

My first "my car" that I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Pilgrim
Ve haff vays uf trrrrrrrrracking you!!!!

Ve haff vays uf trrrrrrrrracking you!!!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Pilgrim
The driver's side sits higher because you're not...

The driver's side sits higher because you're not sitting in it. Try putting someone in the driver's seat and measure again.

What is the ONE constant when a car is driven? It has the weight of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Pilgrim
You need to understand tire sizes to know what...

You need to understand tire sizes to know what you're doing. Please read and understand this: http://www.justtires.com/content/content.jsp?pageName=TireSize

The tires are only one part of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Pilgrim
And remember , what you gain in sound you lose in...

And remember , what you gain in sound you lose in the $100 or more they will charge you for an intake which does nothing for performance...and may let more particulate matter into the engine,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Pilgrim
The test is - are you spending less to keep it...

The test is - are you spending less to keep it going than a new car would cost you in payments? All cars depreciate, so it's just a matter of how you want to spend the money.

My wife's 2009 328ix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Pilgrim
If in doubt, call your local licensing office and...

If in doubt, call your local licensing office and get instructions. Easy.

Tine? Have it checked and if it's darker than state law allows, have it removed or remove it yourself. If you have it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Pilgrim
Time for a trip to a good independent BMW shop,...

Time for a trip to a good independent BMW shop, have them fix it ASAP and write a check.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Pilgrim
^^Are you waiting for a "Jahwohl, Mein Fuhrer!"...

^^Are you waiting for a "Jahwohl, Mein Fuhrer!" and a heel click?? :confused:

Das kann ich nicht.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Pilgrim
Basic wisdom: never exceed the tint that your...

Basic wisdom: never exceed the tint that your state specifies. Never. All the state specs are available online with some searching, and if you have questions, the tint can be tested to see if it...
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