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Forum: The Detail Department 07-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Oulixes
TOGWT: TQ for the link there is much...

TOGWT: TQ for the link there is much information on the site you recommended. Meanwhile, I've found data on the composition of the BASF reducers designed to be compatible with their paints....
Forum: The Detail Department 07-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Oulixes
Thinning titansilber metallic

Would you please advise on "proper" thinner (reducer) for the TiAg (354) metallic paint in BMW Paint Stick 51 91 0 302 248.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-20-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Oulixes
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Oulixes
Ghart14: Enjoy your trip, have good weather, and...

Ghart14: Enjoy your trip, have good weather, and keep it the rubber side down. My 330xi (MT, not ZF like yours) likes to go for pleasant long rides. Before a long trip, I always check tires, fluids,...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-17-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By Oulixes
Before going on a trip similar to yours, I always...

Before going on a trip similar to yours, I always have the car fluids checked, and have learned to add to my windshield washer fluid the P21S or similar washer booster. The P21S comes in a 8 oz...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-04-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Oulixes
330xi, 0 - 70k miles, coolant: never had to add,...

330xi, 0 - 70k miles, coolant: never had to add, but once the fluid was replaced, at 68k miles, when the coolant pump failed and a new one was installed.
335i, 0 - 22k miles, coolant: never had to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Oulixes
In addition to measuring the bolt parameters as...

In addition to measuring the bolt parameters as suggested by fdriller9, it is good to find out if the bolt is made of steel or aluminum. If you cannot tell offhand, use a magnet. Most bolts on BMW...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Oulixes
Very pretty, and the camera loves her....

Very pretty, and the camera loves her. Congratulations...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Oulixes
The seat heating is quite reasonable in both of...

The seat heating is quite reasonable in both of my cars.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Oulixes
surf, I have no rattles and no Autowerke exhaust,...

surf, I have no rattles and no Autowerke exhaust, but I find the Cal's advice and analysis of the causality of you rattles the most salient. You probably do not want to go after the people who...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Oulixes
I happened to have had Cinturatos on one of my...

I happened to have had Cinturatos on one of my cars, and liked them; currently I have Potenzas on another car, and also like them, but I would not mix these two on my 335i. Neither should you - the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Oulixes
Congratulation, welcome and good luck.

Congratulation, welcome and good luck.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Oulixes
Always good to learn. My 335i (pre LCI) has the...

Always good to learn. My 335i (pre LCI) has the alarm and it sure is loud, but I didn't know where the source of all that noise was located.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Oulixes
The part in your photo is similar to the one in...

The part in your photo is similar to the one in my 330xi. It is an air recirculation sensor (AUC, 64119240180), which interacts with the car's INKA. The acronym AUC stands for die Automatische Umluft...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,041
Posted By Oulixes
Outstanding work. Also, the photos are very good.

Outstanding work. Also, the photos are very good.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Oulixes
Calwaterboy is right - there is no reasonable...

Calwaterboy is right - there is no reasonable mileage. It is better to look for maintenance records and general condition of the car, starting with basic stuff such as the frequency of oil changes,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Oulixes
330xi 06: My post is based on the experience with...

330xi 06: My post is based on the experience with just one 330xi, used mostly for highway driving and long distance touring, 80 kmiles so far. The car has worked quite well, but I can only compare it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Oulixes
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Oulixes
Depending somewhat on the mileage and on where it...

Depending somewhat on the mileage and on where it has been incurred, a 330xi you are looking for should have the following routine maintenance done: coolant pump and thermostat, serpentine belt and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Oulixes
This is a most interesting thread I...

This is a most interesting thread I follow it for its content and the discussion of methodologies. The presentations are clear and analytical, one can lean from them. Many thanks to DSX, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Oulixes
Unfortunately, it is possible that the engine oil...

Unfortunately, it is possible that the engine oil change may not be a permanent solution: (a) if the car is parked outside during a low temperature day(s) and night(s), the sensor problem will likely...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Oulixes
[QUOTE=CALWATERBOY DUE;8951950]>AHEM< ...

[QUOTE=CALWATERBOY DUE;8951950]>AHEM<

Capacitance is temperature sensitive and the RTD can do only so much. BMW wants temp compensation to be in the linear range.

Plus, ya'll want engine oil...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Oulixes
Taldrknhnsm: This year there have been several...

Taldrknhnsm: This year there have been several postings related to the oil level sensor unusual behavior. Some of the reported problems are addressed in the BMW "Low Oil-Level Warning Message" SIB 12...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Oulixes
Fred: As you say, the seal assembly is a good...

Fred: As you say, the seal assembly is a good puzzle, but in the end everything fits and works. Good luck with the rest of your project. You are also right that some of the RealOEM drawings are not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Oulixes
Yes, what I called the "surround" is in the...

Yes, what I called the "surround" is in the drawing called "[radiator] module carrier" and there are two of them, designated 6 and 7.

The drawing you referenced is for a car with an AT, which is...
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