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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,115
Posted By DSXMachina
Chop, what exactly caused the shoulder...

Chop, what exactly caused the shoulder dislocation? The belt, the door? Did the squib charge at the reel for the the shoulder belt go off?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By DSXMachina
No. It is not normally seen on a BMW of that...

No. It is not normally seen on a BMW of that age. Check the CarFax on it. Superstorm Sandy was what year?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,115
Posted By DSXMachina
Chop, glad you are both mostly OK. Dislocations...

Chop, glad you are both mostly OK. Dislocations usually heal with no long term effect, and cars can be replaced. Your BMW did what it was designed to do and sacrificed itself in order to protect you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By DSXMachina
Chuck, I also am sorry to hear of your sister's...

Chuck, I also am sorry to hear of your sister's passing.

If you had not left yet I would have advised you to take another car, simply because there is no way to know the seriousness of the issue...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 267,505
Posted By DSXMachina
Right. They like to do those separately....

Right. They like to do those separately. :rolleyes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z5_AIzt7uM
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By DSXMachina
Something I've noticed and wondered about- Do the...

Something I've noticed and wondered about- Do the snowflake symbols and the mountain triangle symbols mean exactly the same thing, i.e. they are interchangeable?
I know that in many European...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By DSXMachina
Remus makes one of the finest 'sporty' sounding...

Remus makes one of the finest 'sporty' sounding exhaust systems in the world. They engineer them for sound, and the manufacture is of the highest quality. But the one you took off is louder. If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 267,505
Posted By DSXMachina
The horror...the horror...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv5TyU3kNuA

(In normal time, the muffler always goes first.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By DSXMachina
Pointandgo; you talk as if you know something...

Pointandgo; you talk as if you know something about tires, as if you spent a lifetime walking the walk. ;)


[I won't ask for your bona fides, I know them.:thumbup:]
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By DSXMachina
I guess you have to keep the top down until you...

I guess you have to keep the top down until you remove the flagpole mounted between the front seats?




:D
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,010
Posted By DSXMachina
Try this. Remove the cabin air filter and take a...

Try this. Remove the cabin air filter and take a peek inside, you should see the blower wheel. Some disinfectants come with a long strawlike tube, usually 3ft or longer. Thread that tube past the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Right Galahad, but I'm going to be discussing my...

Right Galahad, but I'm going to be discussing my data with him. I'll post a summary of his response.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Mike Miller was good enough to immediately send...

Mike Miller was good enough to immediately send me his Old School schedule. It is now v 3.13. Haven't had time to go thru it yet, it's 46 pages long!
Anyone who wants it can get one free at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Sorry Cal, I was unclear. I meant that of all...

Sorry Cal, I was unclear. I meant that of all the various types of significant failures occurring on all cars, that the water pump failure incidence with the N54 was on a much higher percentage of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
When your cooling system is cool, remove the top...

When your cooling system is cool, remove the top hose from the radiator inlet fitting. Dry the fitting off. Take a good look at it with a strong light. If it looks like your failed connector, you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Those are classic signs of steam erosion and only...

Those are classic signs of steam erosion and only steam erosion. It doesn't take billowing steam, a small amount will do it. Steam and plastic don't play well together.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
The type of failure is probably more mileage than...

The type of failure is probably more mileage than time related. That said, the stress on the pump varies with heat load on the coolant. Heat load varies with climate, driving style, and driving...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
No I haven't seen that. If you have the old part...

No I haven't seen that. If you have the old part would you take a look on the inside of it? Is it whitish grey in color, or rough surfaced? I have to tell you, all the plastic in cooling systems...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Absolutely right. But take a look at the screen...

Absolutely right. But take a look at the screen capture for the N52 I posted. Technicians are finding that by far and away the most common cause of overheating with N52/54 engines is water pump...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Aren't you the optimist. That isn't the worst...

Aren't you the optimist. That isn't the worst case and if you read enough about the hazards of pump failure you'll find out that your optimism isn't warranted.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Yours went at the worst possible time, well, on...

Yours went at the worst possible time, well, on the GSP the worst time might be Friday afternoon rush hour, but your story is a bad one regardless.:bawling:

Any idea what the dealerships are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Thanks for the correction. Mike is scrupulous...

Thanks for the correction. Mike is scrupulous about making sure he isn't misquoted, or having someone post obsolete information from him. I thought I had read in his column in the BMW CCA magazine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
Yes. Screen capture for a quick search on your...

Yes. Screen capture for a quick search on your 325i. When I entered "325i N52 problems" the number one hit was... Overheating!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
I don't know. Sometimes the mfr of aftermarket...

I don't know. Sometimes the mfr of aftermarket parts will tell us what they've done to reduce the failure rate but I'm unaware of anything because I use BMW oem for those parts. Maybe fdriller would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By DSXMachina
You could have rented a Rolls Royce and dined on...

You could have rented a Rolls Royce and dined on caviar washed down with Dom Perignon and still have money in your pocket compared with what the dealer would have gotten for that combo.
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