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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,226
Posted By texdrake
I've never had bad reviews of the place. They...

I've never had bad reviews of the place. They are local. The offer to give you the packaging for what they do. (But I like you am a pessimist). I had fully intended to use the mobile service...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,226
Posted By texdrake
Agree. I got the OW-40. As far as filter....

Agree. I got the OW-40.

As far as filter. I've looked at the Mann and I am really not impressed with it. The Mahle seems better constructed. Still had they had a Mann I would probably have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,226
Posted By texdrake
Interesting. I wouldn't mind doing my own oil if...

Interesting. I wouldn't mind doing my own oil if I had a pump.

Mobile 1 is actually the manufacturer of most synthetics base stock so that doesn't worry me. Its so damn pricey though I thought...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By texdrake
I've been debating an idatalink. No one around...

I've been debating an idatalink. No one around me installs them though. Pretty pricey.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By texdrake
I'm at 4.5 years on mine and hope to keep it for...

I'm at 4.5 years on mine and hope to keep it for at least 10. I'm a low mileage driver. One thing I have noticed: The rubber weather stripping above the windshield (and to a lesser degree around...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,226
Posted By texdrake
Oil & Filter

Long time no post...

So my car is finally out of warranty (about 6 months ago and only at 28K). I do a lot of short driving obviously.

So I needed an oil change. Had four basic options: 1)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By texdrake
I was leaning vmr but between are great, don't...

I was leaning vmr but between are great, don't love the designs though


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Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 09-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By texdrake
You won't regret it Sent from BimmerApp...

You won't regret it


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By texdrake
It's got 230. BMS powerbox will get you five. ...

It's got 230. BMS powerbox will get you five. Probably get another five or ten from lighter wheels but that is pricey and they are more likely to bend in a pothole


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By texdrake
Very little you can do, it's not a turbo. Also...

Very little you can do, it's not a turbo. Also your car doesn't have 265Hp


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,995
Posted By texdrake
Oil definitely breaks down over time when heat is...

Oil definitely breaks down over time when heat is applied. Its an organic compound.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-03-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By texdrake
Two things that would help a lot: 1. A...

Two things that would help a lot:

1. A filter/deionizer (about $400 at costco) style system
2. Using a gas blower to blow off water beads
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,995
Posted By texdrake
That's not actually true. If you have a good air...

That's not actually true. If you have a good air and oil filter the synthetic oils can go a VERY long time. Regular oil breaks down due to heat and friction, that combined with particulate matter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By texdrake
I got the fuse tap. Now have to find an LCI fuse...

I got the fuse tap. Now have to find an LCI fuse schematic. Where would you suggest I tie in ground?


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By texdrake
Does the cigg lighter use the miniblade?

Does the cigg lighter use the miniblade?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,995
Posted By texdrake
You love that too huh....

You love that too huh....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By texdrake
Thanks. I also found this which I think may work...

Thanks. I also found this which I think may work as well. http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757403

I am pretty sure that that footwell setup is the same. It took me over 30 minutes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By texdrake
Garmin Help

Hey guys I need some help.

I bought the BMW garmin mount kit from ECS Tuning only to realize that it includes the wiring for integration into the radio/bluetooth etc. I have no desire for this.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By texdrake
Maintainance Schedule

A year ago or so I found online a nice PDF recommended self maintenance schedule for 328i/328xi models. Anyone have that?

My car only has 18K miles on it but my warranty runs out in about 8...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By texdrake
I live in Texas. My AC is tolerable, however in...

I live in Texas. My AC is tolerable, however in general European cars have pretty crappy AC systems. I'm going to have mine looked at in the spring during my last inspection on warranty
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,995
Posted By texdrake
Agreed. I was just pointing out that not all...

Agreed. I was just pointing out that not all filters have the same purpose. For what its worth, I use an OEM filter.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,995
Posted By texdrake
I am going to retract my statement to OSCAR...

I am going to retract my statement to OSCAR partially.

I still feel the BMW filter is pretty cheap quality however I did find this very good article on filtration tests of filters. For what its...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,995
Posted By texdrake
I disagree. By and large the K&N filter is as...

I disagree. By and large the K&N filter is as good if not better. the BMW filter is rather cheaply made and a much higher price point in my opinion. It also very much restricts airflow due to its...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By texdrake
Calipers

I did that project back in Germany. I ordered the caliper paint on line and had it matched to my body paint color (Deep Sea Blue). Its subtle but I love it. I'll get new rims in a year or two and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By texdrake
True, but carbon fiber is also not metal...

True, but carbon fiber is also not metal...
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