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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By DSXMachina
Yes, it split the rear of the fender well liner...

Yes, it split the rear of the fender well liner which is some kind of composite felt feeling material.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By DSXMachina
"Run flat tire" means different things to...

"Run flat tire" means different things to different people. Technology has reached a point where it is about even with our ability to understand and properly use it. Soon it will exceed that point....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By DSXMachina
New MINI wheel, $430. New Michelin Pilot Sport...

New MINI wheel, $430.
New Michelin Pilot Sport mounted and balanced, $360.
Not having to stop on your way home, priceless.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By DSXMachina
Aftermarket compressors are not "garbage"...

Aftermarket compressors are not "garbage" although some are better than others. Here's my guess. Your first compressor internally degraded, or was contaminated by foreign material. The root cause...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By DSXMachina
Absolutely epic rebuild! He gave all us geezers...

Absolutely epic rebuild! He gave all us geezers new hope in the younger generation. I wonder what rubber is up to these days. He was going to go to UND and study Civil Engineering. Hope he did.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By DSXMachina
I think it's a runflat, or maybe not.

Customer gets a low tire warning in her Mini Cooper. Calls her husband who has a 328i. He tells her to go ahead and drive it home from work, all BMWs have runflat tires. He may have been in error. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By DSXMachina
Front end parts are much harder to find than...

Front end parts are much harder to find than others, and there are not a lot of 325's around. You might have to have some used parts shipped to you from a remote yard. My call is that most of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
It's all good. Well, except for our resident...

It's all good. Well, except for our resident Welshman ///M-rated. He's an ex rugby player and you know those guys don't wear helmets. Just awful the resultant trauma.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,536
Posted By DSXMachina
I am a certified NH State Safety inspector, have...

I am a certified NH State Safety inspector, have been for...well, a looong time. In NH no non-factory tint whatsoever is allowed on any window forward of the B pillar. That means no film on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
We have a big problem with the BMW type aluminum...

We have a big problem with the BMW type aluminum stems in NH. When we try to remove the collar from the outside of the stem, the collar which clamps the stem to the wheel, the threads are so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
I should have bumped my 'dex up a couple of...

I should have bumped my 'dex up a couple of tenths at least just for self restraint. Really, can you imagine a 6 post fester getting in the face of a grizzled old veteran such as me? The only thing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
Just a heads up: Valve stems are going back to...

Just a heads up: Valve stems are going back to rubber on monitor equipped wheels. Not yet on BMW, but it's coming.

The original reason the stems were aluminum was that they acted as the antenna....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
Whoa, back off Jack. I'm afraid my comment was...

Whoa, back off Jack. I'm afraid my comment was entirely misunderstood. Nothing wrong with your problem or the attempts to resolve it. The point of my post was that very frequently on late model...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By DSXMachina
What are your new codes (after the walnut blast)?...

What are your new codes (after the walnut blast)? A careful analysis of graphed data would end this shotgun and guessing approach seemingly being taken by the dealer. You need to find a real...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
Now waiting for the "My windows don't go all the...

Now waiting for the "My windows don't go all the way up and my sunroof doesn't close right!" thread. ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By DSXMachina
Uh...by using a tire pressure gauge? What is the...

Uh...by using a tire pressure gauge? What is the "correct" pressure, and do you know what the TPMS was 'reset' at?

When a reset is done the new target inflation pressure is whatever pressure they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By DSXMachina
Bad example. Aircraft have redundant systems...

Bad example. Aircraft have redundant systems with sometimes triple redundancy.
OP, I hear you. Since the advent of OBD back in the late 70's vehicles have become more and more complex. The most...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 303,148
Posted By DSXMachina
Correct. But...can you Baaaa like a goat? Just...

Correct. But...can you Baaaa like a goat? Just askin'.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By DSXMachina
You're right there is no hose attachment on an...

You're right there is no hose attachment on an AGM battery. AGM batteries do offgas and have built in pressure relief valves that release at 1-3psi, it varies with battery size. I should have said...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By DSXMachina
Keeping in mind all the correct information...

Keeping in mind all the correct information posted by others above, yes, you can switch from an AGM battery to a standard (plate) type. The ONLY difference between a standard battery and and Advanced...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By DSXMachina
A charged battery reads 12.6V. If a battery...

A charged battery reads 12.6V. If a battery reads 12V it is more than 75% depleted (it has less than 25% of it's charge remaining). We call them 12V batteries but that is a very misleading term....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By DSXMachina
You tested the battery and it was "11 something"....

You tested the battery and it was "11 something". Your battery is 90% depleted. You need a new battery. Problem solved.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 303,148
Posted By DSXMachina
Just like Bemo!

Just like Bemo!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By DSXMachina
IMHO not really required for this test. I won't...

IMHO not really required for this test. I won't say don't do it because it is good practice, just that it isn't a must. The original sparkplug is left in the hole and a 'test' plug for each coil in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By DSXMachina
fdriller is assuming you know that when you...

fdriller is assuming you know that when you follow his recommendation that you must ground the sparkplug. You can run a jumper cable from the plug threads to the battery negative terminal to do that....
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