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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Zeichen311
Ah - no worries. :) I meant non-M cars. The M3s...

Ah - no worries. :) I meant non-M cars. The M3s have wider wheels with different offsets.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Zeichen311
Which statement? :dunno: I said explicitly that...

Which statement? :dunno: I said explicitly that factory (BMW OE) wheel options are interchangeable between RWD and AWD. That includes the 193M, which was the OE M Sport wheel on the 335i and 335xi.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Zeichen311
Only slightly...all the factory wheel options...

Only slightly...all the factory wheel options (non-M) fit interchangeably on same-model RWD and AWD cars. For aftermarket fitments you're right; one cannot assume a package that works for RWD will be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Zeichen311
You never change a head gasket without confirming...

You never change a head gasket without confirming the integrity of the head also. The most basic check is to measure flatness using feeler gauges and a rigid straightedge laid across the deck face of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Zeichen311
Given that this is pretty much exactly how my old...

Given that this is pretty much exactly how my old 318is died, after hemorrhaging its coolant onto an Interstate on-ramp, I'm with smolck: The head gasket is done.

Start with a compression test, as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Zeichen311
It's simple: If you can't break the wheels free...

It's simple: If you can't break the wheels free with a second-gear launch, you are better off in first. Why? Because you aren't getting as much torque at the pavement as you could by holding...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Zeichen311
Ditch the brush. This guide...

Ditch the brush. This guide (http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-Detailing-Guide/Washing-and-Drying/) will teach you everything you need to know about how to wash a car without marking the paint. With...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Zeichen311
Which is why I suggested Magic Mender, right off...

Which is why I suggested Magic Mender, right off the bat. It's the modern, superior cousin to the old Ronco goo (ahhh, I remember those ads...). :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Zeichen311
Well that's less painful...still about $450 each....

Well that's less painful...still about $450 each. Yes, you need to pull the bumper cover for access.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Zeichen311
Headlights? Halogen or adaptive HID? The...

Headlights? Halogen or adaptive HID?

The reason I ask is that if the latter, you might want to try harder to clean them up--new assemblies are about $1,200. Each.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Zeichen311
This, from the generation that can't distinguish...

This, from the generation that can't distinguish between lose and loose, between its and it's or between affect and effect? :rofl: They should try learning to use the language as they inherited it,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Zeichen311
What year & model is the vehicle? Which kind of...

What year & model is the vehicle? Which kind of headlights?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Zeichen311
Have you autocrossed a lot before? If you're...

Have you autocrossed a lot before? If you're brand-new to the sport or have only a few seasons under your belt, just go--the car is ready straight from the factory. Worry about big-bucks suspension...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Zeichen311
3D Perspective View is available on all CIC-based...

3D Perspective View is available on all CIC-based Professional navigation systems. You need to enable it on the map options. It exists on NBT-based systems, also; option is in the same location...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Zeichen311
+1. Be careful with the eraser - use only a...

+1.

Be careful with the eraser - use only a corner and rub only the burn mark! Better still, mask the surrounding area with painter's tape, right at the perimeter of the burn. There is nothing...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Zeichen311
"Pro Nav" = "BMW Navigation Professional" = the...

"Pro Nav" = "BMW Navigation Professional" = the only navigation option available in the US. There is also BMW Navigation Business, a less-capable system available in other markets.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Zeichen311
It's the valve cover gasket set. Besides the...

It's the valve cover gasket set. Besides the perimeter gasket, there is another that surrounds each spark plug well where it meets the valve cover. Yours is leaking.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-09-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Zeichen311
I understand that it may not affect your decision...

I understand that it may not affect your decision but, FYI: The 4yr/50,000-mile new vehicle warranty term is not changing. It's the free scheduled maintenance program that is being scaled back, from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Zeichen311
Looks like a job for Magic Mender.

Looks like a job for Magic Mender.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Zeichen311
Sure, it's nothing--in your cars which you trust....

Sure, it's nothing--in your cars which you trust. I feel the same way--in my vehicles. An unfamiliar vehicle? Not a chance, unless I have a rental company standing behind it to come pick up the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Zeichen311
This. Sounds like you have already talked...

This. Sounds like you have already talked yourself into the purchase and have decided to overlook arguments to the contrary.

I'll just offer this to consider. For a moment, forget that it's a BMW,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Zeichen311
:thumbup: Thanks for the check and correction. I...

:thumbup: Thanks for the check and correction. I knew the 335i had changed at some point; wasn't sure about the 328i.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Zeichen311
+10! Blue and orange are complementary colors;...

+10! Blue and orange are complementary colors; each will make the other look stronger.

Saddle Brown was my (barely) second choice for the interior on my Azurite Black 335xi. (Azurite Black has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Zeichen311
Absolutely. The corrosion inhibitors wear out...

Absolutely. The corrosion inhibitors wear out over time. (In fact, mine is probably overdue. :()

I believe 55k is way early for plugs on the N52 engine, which IIRC has a 100K-miles service...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By Zeichen311
That's a pivot point, not a latch. The hood...

That's a pivot point, not a latch. The hood latches are the two circular openings in the rail at the front of the engine that line up with the spring-wrapped striker pins on the hood. You should also...
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