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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 755
Posted By ramblinman
I have lived most of my life in DC, but I went to...

I have lived most of my life in DC, but I went to college in Pittsburgh. In between you have a pretty snowy belt. All seasons are fine in the DC area, since mostly what you will get is packed snow...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By ramblinman
E92 in 2011 should weigh 3,700 lbs. 900 pounds...

E92 in 2011 should weigh 3,700 lbs. 900 pounds per corner. Jack stands are safer than a floor jack. But I just read about a guy crushed under his jeep,when it rolled off the jacks stands. They are a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By ramblinman
You are not alone. I hate the sports seats too. I...

You are not alone. I hate the sports seats too. I recently had an upholstery shop replace the padding. It's better but not great. There is a metal or plastic part of the frame in the side bolsters....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By ramblinman
I would never let a transmission rebuilder touch...

I would never let a transmission rebuilder touch a BMW. They don't have much experience with them. I would much rather get a factory remanufactured AT installed by a dealer.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By ramblinman
You can also set a telescoping mechanic's mirror...

You can also set a telescoping mechanic's mirror to help you see where it went. You can bounce a flashlight light off the mirror at an angle to illuminate what you want to see without losing your...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By ramblinman
The Blizzaks I have are RFT. I bought the tires...

The Blizzaks I have are RFT. I bought the tires and rims from Tirerack with the tires mounted. I will stay with the RFT winter tires for safety reasons because my wife drives the car. She would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ramblinman
It's possible that you have a bad oil level...

It's possible that you have a bad oil level sensor. I had similar issues with wild swings in oil levels. I replaced the sensor last year wren I changed the oil. It's an easy repair. The way to be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By ramblinman
I always use a funnel to keep the oil from...

I always use a funnel to keep the oil from spilling around the opening. The oil bottles do seem to be set up so that you can pour straight from the bottle, but it never works for me until a lot of...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By ramblinman
I have Bridgestone Blizzak, LM-22 winter tires. I...

I have Bridgestone Blizzak, LM-22 winter tires. I downsized from the staggered 18" tires to 17" tires and wheels. Traction is much worse on dry pavement. They are still pretty stiff on bad pavement. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By ramblinman
Long term I get about 22 mpg plus or minus a...

Long term I get about 22 mpg plus or minus a fraction in suburban driving with a little highway and stop and go thrown in. On the interstates it's near 30 mpg at 70 mph. I stay out of sport mode and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By ramblinman
I have been looking at replacement tires for a...

I have been looking at replacement tires for a 335 sport suspension too. The Driveguard is really targeted at the familymobile, not a BMW sport suspension. Take a look at the Bridgestone RE960AS if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By ramblinman
I have the same question. I am thinking of...

I have the same question. I am thinking of buying a CPO 2011 335. So far I haven't had to put any real money into repairs because the car only has about 40k miles. Aside from normal maintenance...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By ramblinman
I don't think there is any labor savings in...

I don't think there is any labor savings in changing the water pump at the same time you do the intake blasting. But there is a problem with the oil filter housing gasket failing. There is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By ramblinman
You can buy used RFT tires on ebay. They are...

You can buy used RFT tires on ebay. They are less than half price of new, with about 50% tread or more left. The dealer will want 50%+ tread.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By ramblinman
If you like the oem look, just get an H8 halogen...

If you like the oem look, just get an H8 halogen replacement bulb at any auto parts store. It's not difficult to replace on the e92, as the bulb is in its own compartment which you access from the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By ramblinman
Bridgestone Driveguard vs. pole position 960

Gary,

Has Tire Rack done any comparison of the new Bridgestone Driveguard to the Potenza RE960 RFT? One of the OP's on Tire Rack's site said that his dealer told him that Bridgestone was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By ramblinman
You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find...

You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find evidence of a leak, drain and measure the oil in the pan. That's what a dealer will do. if the drained oil is the same amount shown on your sensor, then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By ramblinman
In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner...

In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner said that most wheel damage due to hitting a pothole is on the inside of the wheel. That's what happened to me. I hit a pothole on I-95 at about 70...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By ramblinman
I changed my halo bulb in an e92 a couple of...

I changed my halo bulb in an e92 a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't difficult, but the video advice and online advice about which way to turn the bulb was contradictory. I had some difficulty getting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By ramblinman
This is probably just a marketing deal. BMW...

This is probably just a marketing deal. BMW probably gets a better price on the oil from Shell.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By ramblinman
I use RRT as well. They are very good. But it's...

I use RRT as well. They are very good. But it's on the other side of Dulles airport from DC, which is a long way from the city with no public transportation or ride to a metro. They started out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By ramblinman
I began getting some erratic oil level...

I began getting some erratic oil level measurements, and much lower oil levels that I had experienced since I bought my 2088 e92. I contacted Mike Miller at the BMWCCA and he said the only way to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By ramblinman
I installed Koni FSD's on my e92. The ride is...

I installed Koni FSD's on my e92. The ride is supposed to be softer with the RFTs and the shock from bumps is less. However, it seems to me that the ride is a bit bouncier that the oem struts and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By ramblinman
I had some erratic readings on my oil level,...

I had some erratic readings on my oil level, which I thought indicated a bad sensor. I contacted Mike Miller, the tech expert at BMWCCA. He said that the way the dealers check the sensor is to drain...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By ramblinman
My first year in N/VA I used the oem Bridgestones...

My first year in N/VA I used the oem Bridgestones in the winter. I didn't have a problem in the dry or wet, although I am sure the grip was less. I did have a lot of problems when rain turned to...
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