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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By ramblinman
The TPMS batteries have a service life. The...

The TPMS batteries have a service life. The older sensor battery life is around 7-8 years. The newer ones are supposedly 10 years. The battery is molded into the sensor and is not replaceable. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By ramblinman
I recently replaced my front brakes. I used...

I recently replaced my front brakes. I used hockey pucks from amazon on the jack stands. The weight of the car compressed the pucks around the edges of the plastic lift points on the front sides....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By ramblinman
I was burning about 1/2 quarter every 5,000 miles...

I was burning about 1/2 quarter every 5,000 miles using BMW's 5W30 oil. I asked Mike Miller of the MBWCCA about the oil burning and he said BMW's turbos are will burn oil as normal operation and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By ramblinman
Send an email to Gary or post a message at the...

Send an email to Gary or post a message at the Tirerack forum in the tire section of this forum. He can give you sizing for 19" rims. Make sure you get road hazard insurance for the tires and be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By ramblinman
Personally, I think it's a waste of money to get...

Personally, I think it's a waste of money to get a replacement DVD for the BMW navigation. I recently bought a Garmin 2559 for a trip to Europe. It has lifetime traffic and map updates for Norther...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By ramblinman
5 pound hand sledge works for me. I always...

5 pound hand sledge works for me. I always replace the rotors, so I don't worry about marking the rotor. Also, BMW uses wheel bolts so the rotor is held on the hub. You don't have to worry about...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By ramblinman
I am not convinced that you must replace BMW...

I am not convinced that you must replace BMW rotors at the first pad replacement. But the universal advice I have received from everyone I have talked to is that you should. With most cars, you can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By ramblinman
Go to Bavarian auto and look at their video on...

Go to Bavarian auto and look at their video on installing new spark plug coils. The video has a detailed step by step process for installation. The video points out that it is easy to misinstall...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By ramblinman
Never heard of a broken control arm. I just...

Never heard of a broken control arm. I just replaced the thrust am bushing which was leaking fluid. That does happen. I had a bent rim on the same side where the bushing cracked and I suspect...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By ramblinman
I bought them through an indy mechanic who got...

I bought them through an indy mechanic who got them from tire rack while Koni was having its annual sale about this time of year. They were 25% off I believe. The mechanic did the install for me.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By ramblinman
I hated the Bridgestone RFTs that were on the car...

I hated the Bridgestone RFTs that were on the car when it was new. I replaced the struts/shocks with Koni FSDs, which improved the ride, but the care still rode too hard for me. I just got new...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-25-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By ramblinman
I have a 2008 335 coupe with the sport...

I have a 2008 335 coupe with the sport suspension. I didn't like the ride for the same reasons. I swapped out the struts and shocks for Koni FSDs. They are usually on sale this time of year. They...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-24-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By ramblinman
Ahhhhh--The famous BMW bubble. I have had two...

Ahhhhh--The famous BMW bubble. I have had two front tires replaced. Bubbles are often on the inside of the wheel and can be difficult to see. The bubble is caused by hitting a pothole so hard, the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,230
Posted By ramblinman
I recently was rear ended. The adjustor wanted to...

I recently was rear ended. The adjustor wanted to repair the bumper and I pointed out that the impact had cut holes into the bumper and he agreed to replace it. The cost he allowed seemed to allow...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By ramblinman
I had issues with the oil level display and sent...

I had issues with the oil level display and sent a question to Mike Miller the tech expert at the BMW Car Club. He says that dealers diagnose an oil level issue by draining the oil and measuring the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By ramblinman
Try Carmax and see what they can do. You can get...

Try Carmax and see what they can do. You can get a 30 day warranty if anything is wrong when you drive off the lot. I agree with the others--get an inspection. You really need to get the car up in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By ramblinman
It can happen anywhere. 18 months ago a woman in...

It can happen anywhere. 18 months ago a woman in a Honda backed into my 335 front bumper while I was stopped at a traffic light. Her excuse was that she was trying to drive around the car in front...
Forum: European Delivery 03-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By ramblinman
The pilots have been doing rolling short strikes...

The pilots have been doing rolling short strikes all year. I was stranded in Rome overnight in October. The good thing is that Lufthansa put us up in a hotel, fed us dinner, and bused us to and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By ramblinman
I had erratic oil level readings. Changed the...

I had erratic oil level readings. Changed the sensor. Problem solved. It's an easy fix. It's near the bottom of the pan. Just get the car up on ramps or jack stands. Drain the oil and replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By ramblinman
I have never cracked a rim on my BMW. But I...

I have never cracked a rim on my BMW. But I just helped my son repair a bent and cracked rim in Orlando on a caddy with 17" wheels. No matter where you are, if you hit a pothole hard, you can end...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,302
Posted By ramblinman
I have had a run flat tire plugged with no...

I have had a run flat tire plugged with no problems. i read somewhere it should be patched and plugged, but I never found anyone who would do that. No tire can be patched or plugged within a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By ramblinman
I don't get the rant. I like not having to look...

I don't get the rant. I like not having to look around the car to see if a bulb has burned out. I like having more control through Idrive of how the car functions without a sea of knobs and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By ramblinman
I think this dealer is just trying to drum up...

I think this dealer is just trying to drum up business. Find an honest indy mechanic and get a second opinion. I would replace the oil filter gasket, because you can get coolant contamination,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ramblinman
You don't know how much damage was done to the...

You don't know how much damage was done to the engine or other parts before the blown head gasket was detected. Even the mechanic who replaced the gasket wouldn't know that. It's probable that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,417
Posted By ramblinman
I just had an indy replace my rear brakes on my...

I just had an indy replace my rear brakes on my 08 335 and the cost was $600. They do great work, and I have used them before. Normally I do my own brakes, but I didn't have the time and I needed to...
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