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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By bwillia
Not even close. Shocks are not "good" for...

Not even close. Shocks are not "good" for anywhere near that kind of mileage.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By bwillia
I totally agree! No shocks are good for much more...

I totally agree! No shocks are good for much more than 80K. You don't realize how tired they have become until you change them!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Posted By bwillia
The point of the OP's question was basically if...

The point of the OP's question was basically if you put very little miles on your car per year is it safe to go two years between changes? Let's say a guy only drives his sports car 3000 miles a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-14-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Posted By bwillia
Published shelf life of oil by major brands is...

Published shelf life of oil by major brands is five years. As for condensate it burns off every time the engine gets hot and run for a decent trip. The stuff was in the ground for millions of years,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By bwillia
How about Graue Wolf

How about Graue Wolf
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By bwillia
Ahh...That makes sense. I was confused there for...

Ahh...That makes sense. I was confused there for a minute. That was probably the unknown for them at the time. As many problems as they had with early VANOS they were probably worried they didn't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By bwillia
My N54 definitely has DI, Turbos and VANOS.

My N54 definitely has DI, Turbos and VANOS.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By bwillia
The early DI engines all had this problem. The...

The early DI engines all had this problem. The fix for most manufacturers has been to spray a small amount of fuel at the back of the valves to keep them clean. The fuel acts a solvent. Problem...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By bwillia
Isn't it true that the N54 probably cost BMW more...

Isn't it true that the N54 probably cost BMW more warranty dollars than any other engine they ever produced between the HPFP, injectors, wastegate rattle etc. The twin turbo, at the time, was simply...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By bwillia
If these cars are still on the road then the HPFP...

If these cars are still on the road then the HPFP and injector issues have been resolved. There was a turbo issue too but again they have been resolved and there is a lengthy warranty on the turbos...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By bwillia
Have your dealer run you a build sheet from your...

Have your dealer run you a build sheet from your VIN number. He can tell you exactly what options it has.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By bwillia
Compare the lower part of your grill with mine....

Compare the lower part of your grill with mine. You can see the mesh inserts. All sport models had these.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By bwillia
If that is a picture of your actual car you do...

If that is a picture of your actual car you do NOT have the sport package. The sport package includes mesh grill inserts in the lower portions of the front grill.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By bwillia
True but this is a known common issue. My SA at...

True but this is a known common issue. My SA at the dealership told me it was all too common.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By bwillia
The 12's you mentioned are going to be plenty. I...

The 12's you mentioned are going to be plenty. I put 5mm spacers all around on my stock staggered wheels on my 08 E92 and 15mm spacers on my aftermarket square setup wheels on the rear of my E84 M....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By bwillia
Mine went out at 50K and of course over a...

Mine went out at 50K and of course over a mountain pass. $1000.00 tow bill to the shop. Count your blessings it happened at home.
That's what happens when they try to reinvent the wheel with a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By bwillia
Excellent choice! You are going to love it. Glad...

Excellent choice! You are going to love it. Glad you stayed in the BMW family.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bwillia
Just verified that and you are correct. Not sure...

Just verified that and you are correct. Not sure where I got that impression that the N54 was so short lived. but that's good. Opens up the possibilities for the OP. And you bring up a good point...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bwillia
The 07-08 Twin Turbos are much more tune-able...

The 07-08 Twin Turbos are much more tune-able than the subsequent twin scroll turbo models. Simple MAP changes make a big difference but they should be supported with bigger inter-coolers, down...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By bwillia
Recently passed the 60K mark on my 08 E92 335 and...

Recently passed the 60K mark on my 08 E92 335 and the steering coupler promptly got sticky and started going click, click whenever I would turn the wheel. I keep hoping and praying I will hit a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By bwillia
Do you have aftermarket wheels? When I changed to...

Do you have aftermarket wheels? When I changed to aftermarket wheels I had the same rubbing issue but some 15mm spacers fixed me right up for $40.00
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By bwillia
I'm assuming you meant $16,445.44? Other than...

I'm assuming you meant $16,445.44? Other than that looks like a nice car and very low mileage. Enjoy!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By bwillia
I also have an 08 335xi coupe and I have the...

I also have an 08 335xi coupe and I have the Dinan springs all around, Dinan sway bar in the back and the Bilstein Sport shocks on the brear and the Dinan HD struts on the front. This has been a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By bwillia
My point was they altered their warranty a couple...

My point was they altered their warranty a couple of times and kept dropping the mileage from where they started in response to the number of claims on against the rapid wear.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By bwillia
I have to differ with those recommending the...

I have to differ with those recommending the Continental DWS. I have had two sets on two different cars including my 335 and I had to have them all replaced under mileage warranty because of short...
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