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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,935
Posted By Popeye
Note - BMW value-engineered the shade strip at...

Note - BMW value-engineered the shade strip at the top of the windshield in 2010 (?). If you have a newer model, ask for the earlier glass.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Popeye
Replaced bit. Required full removal of intake...

Replaced bit. Required full removal of intake manifold (many bloody knuckles, etc. - wish that exercise upon noone!)

Seems to have fixed the problem - three fill-ups, no hard starts.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Popeye
Near empty = c. 1-2 gallons left in the tank. ...

Near empty = c. 1-2 gallons left in the tank.

I have ordered the fuel purge valve; I'll let all know if that solves the problem. (It may be a week or so until I get the part, find time to put it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Popeye
I guess I'm the only one...? Is this the...

I guess I'm the only one...?

Is this the best place to post this question? Outside bimmerfest I am not much of a forum reader... are there other engine-related / mechanic-related places to look?...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Popeye
Hard start after refuelling - e91, N52n engine

Hi All,

E91, 2010, N52N engine:

Symptoms: After filling the tank from near empty, the car will crank maybe 15-20 seconds, then start. Initially the engine runs roughly, and I have to use the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By Popeye
I have an e91 and a 10 month old. Carseat is a...

I have an e91 and a 10 month old. Carseat is a Cybex Aton - the smallest / highest ranked seat in Auto Motor u. Sport in their test in 2011. I am 5'10, not super tall but not short either (thank...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Popeye
Mik3 - to answer your question, I'm not sure if...

Mik3 - to answer your question, I'm not sure if non-BMW accessories fit the roofrack... I've not investigated that yet, but will likely do so soon. Honestly the BMW stuff isn't _that_ much more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By Popeye
Nice car! (Looks just like mine, except I don't...

Nice car! (Looks just like mine, except I don't have a spectacular photo portfolio of it!!)

Glad you got the roof rails - I bought cross bars from Tischer, and carry my sunfish up there.

And,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Popeye
Thanks all - good to hear i'm not hearing things...

Thanks all - good to hear i'm not hearing things (pun intended!)

I might run it by my dealer next week, I've got a service appointment coming up. I'll let you know if I learn anything new.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Popeye
odd radio buzzzz...??

Got in my car today, put in the key, and the rear speaker started buzzing.

2010 328 e91, base radio (HD)

Turned radio on/off, didn't change anything. Removed key, still buzzing. Started...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,886
Posted By Popeye
http://www.garagejournal.com/ All the...

http://www.garagejournal.com/

All the information you need - and way more - to make your ultimate Garage-Mahal!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,972
Posted By Popeye
During PCD, I was told gong volume is not...

During PCD, I was told gong volume is not adjustable on US models.

Not sure why, presume it has to do with either liability fear or federal regulations.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By Popeye
Note - the deals mentioned by Dennis have prices...

Note - the deals mentioned by Dennis have prices much more in-line with reality... my diatribe above is in reference to dealer add-ons.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By Popeye
Don't do it. If your RFT's get a flat and you...

Don't do it. If your RFT's get a flat and you replace them with high-end non-RFT's plus spare = the money the dealer is asking today. (Some would argue better tires to boot.)

Generally dealer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,121
Posted By Popeye
Favorite winshield fluid?

Hi all,

What windhield fluid do most of you use? It sounds silly, but I love the smell of the stuff that came from the factory... but am not really willing to pay $$ that I'm guessing BMW charges...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By Popeye
P.S., Thomas, there is a discussion about a '06...

P.S., Thomas, there is a discussion about a '06 5-series climate problem:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420688

Maybe this helps?? Good luck!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By Popeye
Hi Thomas, No fix from BMW... but some new...

Hi Thomas,

No fix from BMW... but some new news:

In the past week I have been in hot and cold weather: 80 to 20 F. In both extreme cases, the A/C works as it should... blows hard until temp...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,484
Posted By Popeye
Anyone tried polishing the windshield?

Anyone tried polishing the windshield?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-21-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,932
Posted By Popeye
No chance you have a 2010 model? I've been...

No chance you have a 2010 model? I've been having goofy fan speed issues (but it does not run when the car is off)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417550&highlight=popeye

Is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-21-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,596
Posted By Popeye
Just a comment... 600 bucks is only if you have...

Just a comment... 600 bucks is only if you have the auto-dim. The regular ones are closer to 200... including heat.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,596
Posted By Popeye
Hi all, Just a final update - received the...

Hi all,

Just a final update - received the mirrors. It took about a month longer than originally expected, but parts arrived. Installation was easy, simply pry off the old mirror, remove heater...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By Popeye
Again, thanks all for the advice. I've even...

Again, thanks all for the advice. I've even learned something about humidity!

Usama, let us know if you find a fix, thanks.

My car is now in my own hands. The BMW dealer has contacted BMW -...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By Popeye
Thanks all for the advice - I like the email...

Thanks all for the advice - I like the email idea, and will request that if the shop ends up at a dead end.

If I get the car back w/o a fix, I will try setting the air to blow through the vents...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By Popeye
2010 auto climate control problem: fan always "high" speed??

Hi All,

I have a 2010 E91, and have a problem with my climate control that the dealer cannot diagnose: When in "auto" the fan is always running at high speed / noisy.

How this happens:
- It...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By Popeye
IMO, it's cool, and here's why: 1. Clean...

IMO, it's cool, and here's why:
1. Clean execution - good body work requires serious skill.
2. Hot Rod - one of a kind; and it does not ruin a valuable/rare car like many 1930 Ford Coupe rods
3....
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