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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By mikesevel
Clear coat headlight lens?

YouTube site includes some car owners with DIY's to improve clarity of headlight lenses.
After wet sanding with 1500 or finer grit sandpaper, they suggest coating the lens with clear coat.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By mikesevel
No pass through? No problem!

My '08 E93 rear seat area does not have a pass-through option form the trunk. I saw a post a few years ago where a 'E93 owner actually cut out the midsection of the back seat so he can load his skis....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By mikesevel
Hey Kat..........


Got you PM. I tried to respond with some difficulty. Did you receive it?

Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By mikesevel
Another #*%(@^&*} halo bulb question

So two years ago one halo light bulb, on the drivers side, went kaput on my '08 E93. I paid $33 for an OEM bulb. Replacement is from the top of the headlight but just enough room for a childs hand....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By mikesevel
Das roof ist giefilen

My '08 E93 back seat flipped down when I first bought it a few years ago. The bang noise was loud and scared the hooha out of as I thought I hit something in the road. To fix, make sure you give it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By mikesevel
Work on car

Mr. C.W. Boy:

Speaking of car work, did you replace the top tension cords on your E93?

Mike Sevel
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mikesevel
Fine find in Finland friend.

Mrs. Kat (on honeymoon):

I understand that the owner is a female and she is a chemist by trade.:rofl:

On a smaller scale, I have owned my '08 E93 vert almost three years. It is a two year...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By mikesevel

Cigarette lighter also does not work.
No dash warnings or loss of any other electric circuit.
I have never researched location of fuse box.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By mikesevel

I tried operating the compressor with only the ignition on and while the car was running.
No dice.:mad:

My former '03 Z4 cigarette lighter port worked OK with the compressor.

I don't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By mikesevel
Cigarette lighter snafu?

I have a small electric tire inflating compressor that operates via the cigarette lighter. It works great in my '15 Camry but not in my '08 E93. :cry:
I have never used the cigarette lighter and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By mikesevel
Tragedy in nearby Texas city.

I live north of San Antonio and we are OK. My daughter lives in nearby Wimberley where they have eight people missing and a hundred+ homes destroyed.

If you Google Wimberley flood relief...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By mikesevel
Speaker "screechies" have returned!

Last December I took my E93 to the local BMW dealer to fix three different radio problems.
After 3.5 weeks in the shop, they replaced the entire business radio head, AM and FM antennae, plus a few...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By mikesevel
Door panel ding, need repair suggestions

So the wife sez we need to buy an antique shelf and stow it in the back seat of my E93. My trunk was full. With the hardtop windows down, I laid a carpet over the rear seat window opening and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By mikesevel
Diy tension ropes.

Cal W. Boy:

As U are aware, there is one DIY on the net for replacing the tension ropes. I tried to follow it but video contrasts often resulted in shadows. If you are successful with your cord...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,920
Posted By mikesevel
It's Mrs. Kat now!

Mrs. Kat:

From one Texan to another, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-haw, y'all got hitched!!:thumbup:

As you may be aware, I am the membership chairman of the 900 member Austin/San Antonio Tejas BMW...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By mikesevel
Best negotiated discounts for new BMW?

So in the past I tried to ascertain members negotiated discounts on new BMW's. Not much response, perhaps the members risked finding out that someone else got a better deal. So I will keep it neutral...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By mikesevel
Blue 2 Blue, from me 2 U

Nice blue.
My E93 is Atlantic Blue.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By mikesevel
Globby-squishy A/C dash vent cleaner

On Ebay I came across a $4 product from China, It is a gel type ball. The theory is that you press it in to the pesky-to-clean A/C dash vents. :cry:
When you remove it, the dirt adheres to the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By mikesevel
Manure makes my E93 look great!

Hello curious member.:rofl:

So here is my manure story. Wife sez, "Stop at Home Depot and buy some dehydrated manure for my garden." Yes dear.
I bought 5 bags, 40# each, 200# total. Tight squeeze...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By mikesevel
Rain drains?

Where are the rain drains located?:dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By mikesevel
HHS-K Hooray.

I also liked Kat's top maintenance sticky. I tried Zymol on the seals and Wurth HHS-K on the hinges. Two + years with no problems.:D
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By mikesevel
Steering wheel headache..problem solved.

My trim was peeling and I tried to paint it (once removed) with Plastidip and two other paint sprays. I did not like the results and banged it up a bit and decided to pop for a new one.
You can buy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By mikesevel
Gas mileage woes

I own an '08 328i retractable hardtop convertible. It weighs 3850#. I use Shell gas or other brands. Mileage is 37,000.
For the last two years I have been averaging 26+ mpg, 1/3 highway, 2/3...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-21-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By mikesevel
A bmw christmas poem from texas

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through my E93 Bimmer,
the engine was roundly balking and it's no longer a screamer.

The culprits certainly could not be the spark plugs,
I replaced them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By mikesevel
"Gazillioneth" Angel Eyes Questioin

For 2+ years I have perused BMW blogs with special attention to angel eyes issues.
My '08 E93 has the OEM angel eyes with colors, depending on light conditions, that vary from vanilla to...
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