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Forum: General BMW 03-01-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Ilovemycar
I've got Rhino ramps too, but honestly, I don't...

I've got Rhino ramps too, but honestly, I don't think I'll ever use ramps again for the BMW, even for just the simple oil change. I got this really, really big/long and super heavy low profile jack...
Forum: General BMW 03-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Ilovemycar
If you can't wash your own car in the traditional...

If you can't wash your own car in the traditional way with hose, look up rinseless and waterless washes. (This entails one bucket, or one spray bottle, towels thrown over your shoulder, no hose...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ilovemycar
I'd probably shy away, if it was owned by an...

I'd probably shy away, if it was owned by an "average" owner, or someone who only followed factory recommended maintenance at best, didn't replace anything until failure, etc. If OTOH it was owned...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ilovemycar
My local trusted indy charges $600, and my...

My local trusted indy charges $600, and my impression is that they're on the more expensive side of indys in general (I want to say $110/hr labor). He said that many customers would of course prefer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Ilovemycar
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By Ilovemycar
If it was me, I'd be happy choosing either, if I...

If it was me, I'd be happy choosing either, if I was good with the condition, options I wanted (which is really not much for me), perhaps the color combo, etc. They aren't different enough IMO to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Ilovemycar
As I somehow stupidly and amazingly lost my CTEK...

As I somehow stupidly and amazingly lost my CTEK 3300, I just bought the 4.3 as well just right now. It's come down quite a bit in price from before, and is now only $2 more than the 3300, while...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Ilovemycar
Thanks. You don't trust the 12 minute automated...

Thanks. You don't trust the 12 minute automated bleed cycle which activates the pump? As I mentioned, I did it twice, back to back (Bentley says wait at least 3 minutes to do that, if in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Ilovemycar
I've my own schedule that I could share with you,...

I've my own schedule that I could share with you, but you should email Mike Miller for his schedule. (If you run a search for that name here, I bet you will see tons and tons of responses from over...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Ilovemycar
I know it is a well known rule of thumb that if...

I know it is a well known rule of thumb that if your fingernail catches, it's probably time for a repaint, but I've removed or almost completely removed scratches that long, which could subtly catch...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Ilovemycar
Yet another brainfart, I don't know why I was...

Yet another brainfart, I don't know why I was thinking that there was a "fraction of the volume" of an oil change... there was in fact more volume here than with my recent oil changes. :rolleyes:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Ilovemycar
coolant flush finally done

Yay.

I've become very proficient at jacking the front end up by the central lift point, getting the car up on stands, chocking the rears, removing the underbody shield, buttoning her all up...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Ilovemycar
For much less money, I used Meguiar's Brake Dust...

For much less money, I used Meguiar's Brake Dust Barrier on my wheels, and it performs superbly. I learned about this product and relevant tips from TJPark01. Had I known that I would soon later...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-25-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Ilovemycar
At least for the badge, you might want to look...

At least for the badge, you might want to look into A-MAZ. The badge is very easy to replace, just pop it out, and pop the new one in... in case of a worst case scenario. Make sure to tighten the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Ilovemycar
I too am on the 30K schedule, but I don't quite...

I too am on the 30K schedule, but I don't quite do annual brake fluid flushes, I waited 1.5 yr the last time.

Kat, I'm not sure it was mentioned, but the clutch fluid is the same DOT 4 brake...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-06-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ilovemycar
Welp, I took the Techician exam and got 100% :D ...

Welp, I took the Techician exam and got 100% :D My method of study was to use the videos made by the "ham whisperer" found free online, and I took notes, frequently pausing. I reviewed a bit, then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Ilovemycar
Thanks jburke! I removed my fuse panel and had...

Thanks jburke! I removed my fuse panel and had access to the + cable, but I failed to open up the black plastic tab at the termination to inspect its condition. I'd like to keep tabs on it myself...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Ilovemycar
Most trustworthy way IMO is doing it yourself,...

Most trustworthy way IMO is doing it yourself, and you know you won't be taken if you get a code reader. As kurgan suggested, it's the swapping that may let you know which part is the issue, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Ilovemycar
1. I thought it did...? 2. This question is...

1. I thought it did...?
2. This question is more easily answered if you provided the year of your car. It is about before 4/2008 I believe on the socket when the design was changed. It takes 5...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ilovemycar
Okay so maintenance is not included, price of...

Okay so maintenance is not included, price of extended warranty is not included. So far I've replaced one $15 taillight socket. If I caught this early enough I may have got it for free, I think...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Ilovemycar
Doh. I looked into the idea of replacing when I...

Doh. I looked into the idea of replacing when I did a bunch of first time DIYs this summer, but I didn't do this one because I believe I read one expert here saying that I could count the...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-01-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Ilovemycar
ONR is good stuff. It's the towels that matter,...

ONR is good stuff. It's the towels that matter, IMO. Do not settle for less than 100% Korean or German made. Not Korean assembled in China, for instance. Check out Microfiber Madness Dry Me...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-29-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,599
Posted By Ilovemycar
Get your ham radio license! Then teach them too....

Get your ham radio license! Then teach them too. :D I'm taking the test next week. The material was enjoyable to me for the most part.

Anyway, my two previous smart phones were iPhones 3...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-29-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Ilovemycar
Too difficult to answer, I think. It depends...

Too difficult to answer, I think. It depends firstly, and my needs change over time (I learn more, and my wash or specifically drying technique improve).

Currently, I do not need to polish more...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-29-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,570
Posted By Ilovemycar
Trust your instinct, if it seems like it's...

Trust your instinct, if it seems like it's helping, it probably is. I used to use a drying lube (ONR) until I discovered Dry Me Crazys, and now I no longer feel the need to. No one answer here. ...
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