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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By Phil325i
If your engine has the plugs like those shown in...

If your engine has the plugs like those shown in post #2, you should be changing them every 25,000 not 75,000. That's according to NGK Technical Dept and is because they have no precious metal...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Phil325i
Piezo injectors are a weakness on this engine and...

Piezo injectors are a weakness on this engine and they're pricey - hence your quote! In post #20 you said you had Vanos fault codes. Did you sort that?

BTW Cotswold BMW do discounted parts for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Phil325i
A good reminder that shocks are not a 'fit and...

A good reminder that shocks are not a 'fit and forget' item. I've just had my Ohlins dampers rebuilt after 50,000 miles (they recommend 30,000 kilometers) and the damper oil was black - not from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Phil325i
Get your fault codes read Gav. Could be one of...

Get your fault codes read Gav. Could be one of many causes (plugs; coils; injectors; VANOS solenoids etc etc). Otherwise you'll be spending money for no good reason, chasing an unknown cause...
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Phil325i
Gav your engine's an N53. It is not fitted with...

Gav your engine's an N53. It is not fitted with an eccentric shaft sensor (nor Valvetronic either).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Phil325i
Pretty sure yours looks like an N53 which doesn't...

Pretty sure yours looks like an N53 which doesn't have such a sensor. Relax!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Phil325i
If you're unsure whether it's damaged, just buy...

If you're unsure whether it's damaged, just buy another plug. Not exactly expensive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By Phil325i
Take out one of the bulbs and play hot air from a...

Take out one of the bulbs and play hot air from a hair dryer into the lamp cluster to drive off the water.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Phil325i
Try getting someone else to pull on the release...

Try getting someone else to pull on the release inside the car while you push down on the hood (both sides at the front). If you're lucky it will be a sticky latch and it will let go.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Phil325i
Sounds like a pulley or pulley bearing to me. ...

Sounds like a pulley or pulley bearing to me. That or plastic/rubber components rubbing against each other (engine mounts?). Get yourself a stethoscope to pinpoint the source...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By Phil325i
It's not just Bosch. Here's a quote from NGK's...

It's not just Bosch. Here's a quote from NGK's technical advice:

"NGK does not recommend the application of lubricant to spark plug threads as the
resultant reduction of frictional forces at the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By Phil325i
OP not sure if the 'kink' in the plug tube...

OP not sure if the 'kink' in the plug tube applies to your engine, but if it does, you may find this helpful...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TOv78oPDhA
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Phil325i
One way to spot the error would have been that...

One way to spot the error would have been that you had nowhere to fit the replacement small green o-ring...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Phil325i
Auxiliary belt pulley bearing? (I'm guessing).

Auxiliary belt pulley bearing? (I'm guessing).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Phil325i
Yes I think you've hit the nail on the head (and...

Yes I think you've hit the nail on the head (and applies to the coupe too)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-19-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Phil325i
Try posting on E90 Post (UK section). You'll...

Try posting on E90 Post (UK section). You'll find a lot more diesel users there...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Phil325i
BMW would say you've wasted your time (and money)...

BMW would say you've wasted your time (and money) as, in their opinion, diff fluid is 'lifetime fill'. But given the very small quantity of lubricant in today's diffs compared to previous, I change...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Phil325i
+1

+1
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Phil325i
Please keep us in the loop on any solutions you...

Please keep us in the loop on any solutions you find. This cold start idle issue seems very common with the N53, so your progress will be watched with interest!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Phil325i
+1 One of these will help you remove the...

+1

One of these will help you remove the plugs...

http://www.burgertuning.com/N54_BMW_spark_plug_socket_adapter.html
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Phil325i
Serpentine belt has no function with timing on...

Serpentine belt has no function with timing on your engine which has a timing chain...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Phil325i
Why don't you ask Brembo? They will have certain...

Why don't you ask Brembo? They will have certain tell-tale identifiers that counterfeiters don't know about which will clarify the origin of your brakes
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Phil325i
Congrats, you'll love it. Best mod I've done,...

Congrats, you'll love it. Best mod I've done, bar none.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Phil325i
Vibrations through the seat usually indicates the...

Vibrations through the seat usually indicates the rear end. Have you checked your rear wheel balance and have you carefully inspected your rear tires for uneven wear or manufacturing defects (not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Phil325i
Just because the issue has gone, the fault code...

Just because the issue has gone, the fault code will be logged, so your shop will be able to tell what's wrong.
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