Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 460
Search took 1.46 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Squidget
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,069
Posted By Squidget
Can so. It's not all or nothing. I can also...

Can so. It's not all or nothing.

I can also prefer silicon-based glass to polyacrylic plastic for my windshield, metal to carbon fiber for my wheels, and physical knobs to touch screens for my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By Squidget
No one really ever knows. You can usually find...

No one really ever knows. You can usually find average costs that a dealer would pay for a given car, but not for specific cars. It varies like the wind.

The dealer or BMW both have stocking...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,653
Posted By Squidget
Random question: is there EVER a time where an...

Random question: is there EVER a time where an engine swap makes sense for E90s?

Every time I've seen this question, the answer has been one of these:

No, because swaps are hella expensive. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,069
Posted By Squidget
My turn to be the community translator for Cal. ...

My turn to be the community translator for Cal.

He is being half-serious, as usual. No car has a "power advantage" in sharp turns. It's a little thing racers sometimes call the traction circle...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Squidget
Typically, mods don't void a warranty. What they...

Typically, mods don't void a warranty. What they DO is allow the dealer to decline servicing where your mod MAY HAVE caused problems.

For example, a dealer can't refuse to service your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-15-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Squidget
There's also the problem of unsprung weight. ...

There's also the problem of unsprung weight. Bigger wheels mean more weight, which is generally a bad thing.

The real answer is that handling is subjective. It depends on what you want to do,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Squidget
It came from a long discussion about...

It came from a long discussion about double-clutching. I didn't "get" double-clutching until I realized that there are THREE pieces of spinning metal, not two.

Double-clutching reduces shock at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Squidget
On that topic: my understanding is that the Bav...

On that topic: my understanding is that the Bav Tech only works on the older e90s. Is there anything equivalent for the last few years?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Squidget
Caveat to my last post. I know there are more...

Caveat to my last post. I know there are more technical names for these things (input shaft, clutch drag), but I simplified for easier reading. I hope.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Squidget
Probably clutch related. The pros can check my...

Probably clutch related. The pros can check my line of thought:

There are three independent spinning assemblies in play. From front to back:

engine + crankshaft -> clutch assembly ->...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Squidget
To the OP, I wouldn't recommend RedLine OR CDV...

To the OP, I wouldn't recommend RedLine OR CDV delete yet. While worthy upgrades, they aren't corrective measures that will fix your car. No reason to add more variables into the mix when the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,268
Posted By Squidget
+1 Unless you have lots of experience in...

+1

Unless you have lots of experience in this kind of stuff, do the low hanging fruit first.

FSDs are great, relatively cheap, and don't have unexpected side-effects. AFTER that, if you still...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By Squidget
Definitely. Any small-displacement naturally...

Definitely. Any small-displacement naturally aspirated engine, like the S2000's F20 series, is always peaky. It was still an excellent motor in an excellent car.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Squidget
Can't comment on the 330, never rode in one. ...

Can't comment on the 330, never rode in one.

N54 is less reliable (since older), and less fuel efficient. But is also cheaper (since older) and has a higher performance ceiling.

In most ways,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By Squidget
OK, yeah, that sounds about right. It's a shame...

OK, yeah, that sounds about right. It's a shame that that the N55 doesn't have as much headroom as the N54. It's still a fine motor, and it's still worth tuning for better throttle/turbo response,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Squidget
Are you thinking bad master cylinder and ...

Are you thinking bad master cylinder and insufficient hydraulic pressure?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By Squidget
The original post is short on details. I wonder...

The original post is short on details. I wonder if it will be bout $900, like the N54 version?

Also, has something changed in the last several months, or is the N55 still a low headroom engine?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,159
Posted By Squidget
In absolute terms, H/K is obviously, immediately,...

In absolute terms, H/K is obviously, immediately, better. Beyond a doubt.

But it is worth the cost? I agree that no on the forums could answer that for you, and best bet is to take a USB stick...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-04-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Squidget
Where's the thread you mentioned? What is your...

Where's the thread you mentioned? What is your concern exactly?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Squidget
The odds seem to be in your favor. If it's the...

The odds seem to be in your favor. If it's the N55, then you are safe, statistically speaking. The HPFP seems to have been sorted out. If it's the N54, then odds are decent it was either...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Squidget
Rule 1: Check your local laws! Often one or both...

Rule 1: Check your local laws! Often one or both are against statute and will cost you quite a fine.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Squidget
Yep. Ozone bad. Also, ionizing air purifiers,...

Yep. Ozone bad. Also, ionizing air purifiers, same reason.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,053
Posted By Squidget
That seems to be the conclusion. By my...

That seems to be the conclusion.

By my count, that's three good reasons for an Italian_tuneup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_tuneup):

Decokes your engine (if you have a turbo)
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By Squidget
Just wait until the 3 cylinders start hitting...

Just wait until the 3 cylinders start hitting BMW's lineup. Purists will weep!

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1057130_bmw-to-expand-twinpower-turbo-technology-to-three-cylinder-engines
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Squidget
Or jackass neighbors performing house painting,...

Or jackass neighbors performing house painting, using airguns, in a breeze. Luckily, that wasn't my car that was covered in purple paint. But I thought my friend was gonna burn that house down. ...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 460

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms