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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,972
Posted By skylolow
This my take on Hankooks(well more or less a few...

This my take on Hankooks(well more or less a few friends opinions on them)

I had one set of Hankooks on one of my cars and they performed fine through out there life.

I got three friends who...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,803
Posted By skylolow
Negative Camber and Summer Performance tires will...

Negative Camber and Summer Performance tires will usually mean inside wear pretty quickly(sport package BMW's mainly). Many of those tires only have 200 to 280 tread wear rating. There not made to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,482
Posted By skylolow
Some one should do a dyno before and after this...

Some one should do a dyno before and after this upgrade.

Something doesn't seem right with increases. 20HP in these cars shouldn't equate to shaving 2/10ths off your 0-60 time. One of those...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,988
Posted By skylolow
I'd recommend going with one of the few High...

I'd recommend going with one of the few High Performance All Season tires with at least a 400 treadwear rating(Mich. and Conti people have been quite happy with). You should get at least a solid 30K...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By skylolow
Turbos...

Thinking of pulling the trigger on a 07 or 08 335i for my new work car. I'm fully aware of all the HPFP issues. My question is I'm more concerned about the turbos long term. I do a lot of stop and go...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By skylolow
You'll find many warranties really get up in...

You'll find many warranties really get up in price on BMW's. On top of that you really need to figure out exactly what your buying. In other words what is covering and what isn't it.

Personally...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,960
Posted By skylolow
Anyone with experience should beable to swap it...

Anyone with experience should beable to swap it out in about an hour to 1.5 hours of labor.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,268
Posted By skylolow
It's no secert that most BMW's are a love/hate...

It's no secert that most BMW's are a love/hate ownership. These aren't cars to rack miles up on and keep for years and years. Which sucks cause there great cars to drive.

Odd thing is a lot of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,943
Posted By skylolow
Usually when you start getting errors with SMG it...

Usually when you start getting errors with SMG it comes down to the pump starting to fail(at least according to one mechanic). There is also a couple of sensors that they replace with the pump that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,982
Posted By skylolow
Couple things he can do and should do ASAP. ...

Couple things he can do and should do ASAP.

1. If he hasn't done this in the last year he can request BMW to move up to 2 payment to the back end. So he'd then be basically caught up.
2. As long...
Forum: General BMW 10-29-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 29,235
Posted By skylolow
The question I have is what do they plan on...

The question I have is what do they plan on doing???

It's well known there really hasn't been a fix for this issue.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By skylolow
I did at one point.....basically same issue as...

I did at one point.....basically same issue as you. No problems what so ever. Bought two tires with about 70-75% tire tread.

I would recommend buying one with the most tread left(65%+). That way...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-18-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By skylolow
Checked into shipping and it will be between $125...

Checked into shipping and it will be between $125 and $175ish depending on location.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By skylolow
Look in your local phone book. You should have...

Look in your local phone book. You should have some auto salvage yard around that deals with late model cars. Most of these places I know have some type of system that they can search around the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,576
Posted By skylolow
Mobile 1 0w-40 is a top notch oil. You can't go...

Mobile 1 0w-40 is a top notch oil. You can't go wrong.

The few oils that are easily available for your E60 (German Castrol, Mobile 1 0w-40, and BMW(made by castrol and basically repackaged)) all...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-17-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By skylolow
I got winter setup I just posted for sale. ...

I got winter setup I just posted for sale. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491323

Make an offer if your interested.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-13-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By skylolow
FS: Full Winter Tire Set....

I have a one and half season used winter tire set coming off my 2004 545i.

Rial Salerno rims(made in Germany) 5 x 120 bolt pattern....fits many E60 models. 17" rim....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By skylolow
It's a water pump and any repair shop should have...

It's a water pump and any repair shop should have no problems swapping it out for you. I'd just call around to a few places and see what they say. Just make sure they use the BMW Coolant to refill.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By skylolow
I've got a set of Rial (made in Germany)...

I've got a set of Rial (made in Germany) rims....5 star style like you see at the tire rack with a set of Pirelli 210 Snowsports used one season. About 4-5K in miles on them. Tires look like new....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 26,395
Posted By skylolow
What is wrong is your driving the car. Been a...

What is wrong is your driving the car. Been a long time since we've seen you around here. We need some entertainment so don't go too far.

You need to get it to a good shop and I won't be driving...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,098
Posted By skylolow
If you can comfortably afford to move on too a...

If you can comfortably afford to move on too a new/new to you used car that would be my suggestion. Money is cheap to borrow now. So you can get excellent rates on used or new.

At your mileage...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,357
Posted By skylolow
You won't be the first or the last person who has...

You won't be the first or the last person who has a battery that test fine and a green eye showing but the battery is right at that point that BMW system just doesn't like it.

It takes a good 15...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By skylolow
I think its safe to say most of your suspension...

I think its safe to say most of your suspension parts(under normal use, no tracking or beating the hell out of your car) should easily get you to 100K or around a solid 8 years. Sure during the later...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By skylolow
Those cheap chips are ineffective in most...

Those cheap chips are ineffective in most automobiles and the ones they do work a little on the gains are very minimal. A good tune on your chip usually only leads about 5 to 25HP in 95% of the cars....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By skylolow
If its coming from the rear. Do you use your...

If its coming from the rear.
Do you use your parking brake? If you do, it could be it isn't fully releasing the pads.

In the front it could be a belt.
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