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Forum: General BMW 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By mr_bean
Have to disagree. Modern BMW mufflers are made...

Have to disagree. Modern BMW mufflers are made of high quality stainless steel and will outlast the life of the car.

Maybe MB is different?:dunno:
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By mr_bean
You are correct that drag is proportional to the...

You are correct that drag is proportional to the square of your speed, so you can expect really big increases in MPG by slowing down just a little bit.

Considering your 328, keep in mind that the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By mr_bean
You have a timing chain, there is no belt. ...

You have a timing chain, there is no belt.
Stomping on the gas did not cause the failure, it just made the symptoms of your problem apparent enough for the computer to realize that a problem exists....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By mr_bean
You will want to get the error code read so you...

You will want to get the error code read so you know you're replacing the correct sensor (assuming that's what the problem is. It could be something else.)
Stay away from cheapo sensors, they're...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By mr_bean
Really? Grow up. Sent from BimmerApp...

Really?
Grow up.


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Forum: General BMW 03-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By mr_bean
Catalytic converters are covered by a federally...

Catalytic converters are covered by a federally mandated warranty (sorry, can't remember the exact mileage limit).
But they should also be covered under the 100k warranty too.


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Forum: General BMW 03-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By mr_bean
Think about all the times in the past that your...

Think about all the times in the past that your car required a repair. How many of them were because of simple wear and tear? How many of them were because a component failed? How many of them were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By mr_bean
The bad sensor likely threw an error code in the...

The bad sensor likely threw an error code in the HVAC module. If disconnecting the battery doesn't reset it then you might have to find someone with the right diagnostic cable that can clear it.

...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By mr_bean
Since I live in NJ and have to breath the exhaust...

Since I live in NJ and have to breath the exhaust coming for your tailpipe, i think you should keep the cats. Removing them will give just a couple of HP and only at very high revs.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By mr_bean
M12X1.5, 43mm long I don't know the grade but...

M12X1.5, 43mm long
I don't know the grade but get 10.1, it's the strongest.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By mr_bean
try posting this question on bmwcoding.com

try posting this question on bmwcoding.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By mr_bean
I don't see how it could hurt anything.

I don't see how it could hurt anything.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By mr_bean
The tie rod end is essentially a ball joint in...

The tie rod end is essentially a ball joint in its construction.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By mr_bean
+1 Both joints will wear. Lemforder...

+1

Both joints will wear.

Lemforder makes the OEM joints, so there's no sense in paying extra to have the BMW logo on the part


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By mr_bean
1. It's "hydrolocked" 2. Boring out is not a...

1. It's "hydrolocked"
2. Boring out is not a good idea, hence, you can't find any parts to do so. The block is aluminum with cast iron liners. Any significant amount of bore increase will thin out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By mr_bean
Yes, you'll need to bleed. Calibration...

Yes, you'll need to bleed.
Calibration requires a BMW tool such as DIS, INPA or whatever the dealerships are using now. An independent BMW specialist shop should be able to do it for you.

...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By mr_bean
The two sensors are screwed into the side of the...

The two sensors are screwed into the side of the brake master cylinder. I'm not sure which one is #1 and which is #2. They look fairly easy to replace but getting at them might be tricky.
Make...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By mr_bean
It's normal for camber to become more negative...

It's normal for camber to become more negative when the ride height is dropped. Your rear camber is pretty out of wack, I would suggest getting that corrected.
The small differences in caster will...
Forum: General BMW 03-16-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By mr_bean
That is true but in the US the E90s were only...

That is true but in the US the E90s were only available starting in model year 2007.

Regardless, to your original question the two cars you're considering share so many parts that reliability is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By mr_bean
Your method of unplugging it and plugging in a...

Your method of unplugging it and plugging in a "dummy" resistor to see if the code comes back is the only safe way of ruling out a bad igniter.


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Forum: General BMW 03-15-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By mr_bean
Since they say it's a "V6, " which it isn't, I'd...

Since they say it's a "V6, " which it isn't, I'd be surprised if its actually a 2006. But yes, that is an E90.



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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By mr_bean
Make sure your cable is compatible with the year...

Make sure your cable is compatible with the year of your car. You might have to install the 7-8 pin short/open switch on the head of the cable.
Also, make sure you plug in the cable before starting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By mr_bean
You seem to have vetted out anything I can think...

You seem to have vetted out anything I can think of so I can't be of any help.
But, for future reference NEVER EVER EVER check a pyrotechnic with an ohm meter. This includes belt pretensioners and...
Forum: General BMW 03-15-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By mr_bean
What issues are you having? Details will help us...

What issues are you having? Details will help us help you.
Forum: General BMW 03-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By mr_bean
A 2006 325 is the E46 chassis, not E90. As much...

A 2006 325 is the E46 chassis, not E90. As much as I love E46s, the 128 is going to be more reliable.
It also has more nimble handling.
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