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Forum: The Detail Department 02-22-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Ilovemycar
No, not even close. Sealant is like the worst I...

No, not even close. Sealant is like the worst I think. Come to think of it, I would say, very very generally, that protectants are worse than cleaners for your drying towels. Protectants are meant...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Ilovemycar
This video is private. Yes the turbos are...

This video is private.

Yes the turbos are certainly audible, and I don't have a 7 foot (?) intercooler, nor a tune.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Ilovemycar
I'll highly consider trying it the next time. ...

I'll highly consider trying it the next time.





Rub it in! :D Leave it to me to make some things harder. I had forgot to put the thin plastic trim piece that helps seal off the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Ilovemycar
I would not assume the coils were changed. They...

I would not assume the coils were changed. They are not cheap. I believe the coils you are looking for are made by Bosch, but I would double check that. And in general, I think supplying your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Ilovemycar
I am ignoring at least three of your questions...

I am ignoring at least three of your questions because I am just an enthusiast here, but I would look at swapping spark plugs at cylinder 2 (with either new or from another cylinder), and then the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By Ilovemycar
Do the Purolator filters say made in Germany on...

Do the Purolator filters say made in Germany on them, like the Mann filters from Amazon?

I tried looking up your suggestions, and so far am failing to find what you are talking about. I tried...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-22-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Ilovemycar
While the other culprits are still worth thinking...

While the other culprits are still worth thinking about in terms of care, this one is the elephant in the room. Forget easily ruined and expensive top notch drying towels, once a machine polishing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Ilovemycar
For "left out items", I would personally put in...

For "left out items", I would personally put in order of importance: coolant, diff, MT. For DIY, IMO the MT is easiest if only because it has both the drain and fill plug as opposed to the diff's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Ilovemycar
You call that the "lazy" approach?! I...

You call that the "lazy" approach?!

I didn't pull the hose, and only drained at the plug. I don't have an exact number for you, but I put a lot of fresh coolant back in. IIRC, not only did I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Ilovemycar
I had a hard time with that fluid too. The diff...

I had a hard time with that fluid too. The diff was my first fluid change attempt after doing engine oil. IIRC, my cheapo HF pump leaked profusely; I think I was being too aggressive with the speed...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Ilovemycar
Not sure what to say. I'd clean the glass real...

Not sure what to say. I'd clean the glass real good, and then get new wipers for good measure, in case they are loaded with residues or contaminants.

I'd personally recommend using cerium oxide...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-08-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Ilovemycar
It's trial and error. Even if white, the size...

It's trial and error. Even if white, the size makes a difference (smaller diameter has more cut), the machine, the speed setting, the elbow grease, etc. I am curious why you aren't using the stuff...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-04-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Ilovemycar
The more you polish, the more OC you will remove....

The more you polish, the more OC you will remove. Also, the OC will reject all kinds of waxes and sealants. There are however some products out there that might work as an extra topper, I have no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Ilovemycar
+1 on the pressure bleeder. While it is the only...

+1 on the pressure bleeder. While it is the only method I've ever used, it is very easy. Pressurizing up to at least 20 PSI is no problem on this car.

By keeping it full, what is really meant...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ilovemycar
Thanks guys, I will try the rubbing alcohol on it.

Thanks guys, I will try the rubbing alcohol on it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ilovemycar
Well... I did buy the BMW blaster wand and intake...

Well... I did buy the BMW blaster wand and intake adapter. But I stopped at the media blaster. :p +$1,000 for BMW, or $60 for the cheap-o Harbor Freight.

The tech I spoke to about walnuts said...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-03-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Ilovemycar
I bought mine here:...

I bought mine here: http://www.carpro-us.com/microfiber-madness-dry-me-crazy-25-x-17/

I don't blot dry with it. I don't fold it either, at least for the horizontal panels. I just drag the huge...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ilovemycar
Hey folks, I found this thread after researching...

Hey folks, I found this thread after researching some extraneous related to an upcoming walnut job attempt. I saw that folks were cleaning the TB and giving it a new gasket as they were already in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Ilovemycar
It might be worth checking in with your local...

It might be worth checking in with your local indy. Mine sells BMW OEM concentrate for $3.79 per 16 oz bottle. To get to the -25 F concentration, it will still be pricey, but thankfully for me and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Ilovemycar
TSR is not exactly and only "heat", even if it's...

TSR is not exactly and only "heat", even if it's extremely correlated.

IR is about 49%, visible light is 49% (which turns into heat when hitting an object), and UV is about 2%.

If CR40...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Ilovemycar
IMO, all you need most of the time is some RO or...

IMO, all you need most of the time is some RO or DI water misted into a very nappy MF towel, after perhaps running a vacuum over it. I treat my leather with a cleaner/conditioner extremely rarely,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Ilovemycar
Get it professionally repaired. Pay more, but...

Get it professionally repaired. Pay more, but save yourself from hassle and wasting your own time.

First of all, bumper paint is a totally different animal, it's much softer due to flex agents,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Ilovemycar
Thanks guys. MSDS, smart thinking wilt, now I'll...

Thanks guys. MSDS, smart thinking wilt, now I'll know where to look first next time. I noticed that the BMW concentrate also listed bittering agents, and I didn't know what to think! I see now...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Ilovemycar
Um, thank you Mr. Due! I received a...

Um, thank you Mr. Due!

I received a response from SW, saying that "Rain-X does not include ammonia".
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Ilovemycar
Wiper fluid pump replaced, battery registered

I'm betting the Rain-X wiper fluid killed the diminutive pump. I finally shot an email to SouthWin, Ltd., asking if either their orange or green Rain-X has ammonia. (I had already contacted Rain-X...
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