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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mikesevel
Michelin MX4

'08 E93. Popped for 4 30,000 miles ago. Tire dealer sez wear is excellent and half tread left. Also, for run flats, ride is better that my Bridgestone Potenzaa.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By mikesevel
E93 depreciation shocker

BMW's sure depreciate fast after the warranty has expired. Nothing new here, common knowledge, but I received a shocker in the mail relating to trade in value for my '08 E93 with only 51K miles and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By mikesevel
Yet another transmission service question...

BMW I understand will no longer describe their transmission fluid as lifetime.
Some models will require service every 60K miles. My '08 E93has 51K miles but is approaching ten model years old. As a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By mikesevel
Yea MICHELIN

I also replaced my Bridgestone Potenza RFT with all season Michelin RFT Primacy MXM4ZP over three years ago in my '08 E93. Now approaching 30K miles, good tread life remaining, rotating every 5K...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By mikesevel
Trombone cleaner for drains

There are a few DIY's for cleaning of the E93 drains. As suggested there, I bought a $6 trombone cleaner cord at a music store. I ran the cleaner through a few drains but ran across one that was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mikesevel
Frayed tension strings

Mr. Waterboy and Kat:

I usually DIY for minor and moderate repairs but for some reason I have been reluctant to replace my '08 E93 top tension strings. It seemed more complicated than my skill...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mikesevel
E93 cabriolet maintenance inquiries

I replaced the two salmon hall sensors (under the trunk liner) as a PM. I noticed that the hydraulic fluid reservoir has a fill mark. Has anyone had the need to top off the fluid? If yes, advise...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By mikesevel
Tension rope source

ECS Tuning. Part no. 54377277475. $16 for two plus shipping cost.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By mikesevel
Yellow brake light in dash..advice needed

'08 E93 50k miles. Have yellow "brake" light on dash. It changes to red when I engage the emergency brake handle. I follow the progression through the stem and it shows yellow caution over the back...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By mikesevel
Declining MPG

'08 328i E93 50K miles. About a year ago I noticed declining MPG. I had been enjoying 26 MPG. With same driving habits, it dropped to 24.5 MPG. I replaced the plugs with Oem Ngk plugs. I also use...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By mikesevel
tension rope #

Research #2080486 or #54377277475.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By mikesevel
Wecome from Texas

Where the "hale" is halesowen? You also indicated being from the Midlands. Is that near Midland, Texas?:rofl
Welcome. See my Atlantic Blue E93
Read the DIY origami thread above for proper top...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By mikesevel
Michelin primacy

I bought Micehelin Primacy MXM4 ZP from Tire Rack almost 3 years ago. 30K miles now, no problems, wearing evenly, tolerable noise. Installed at Firestone and rotated/balanced every 5K miles. E93, 08....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By mikesevel
E93 top maintenance

Cal Waterboy is correct, Kat's origami DIY is comprehensive and appreciated. Three times per year I lubricate all hinges with Wurth spray and and apply a sealer to gaskets. Four years have passed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By mikesevel
Steering column Z4

My '03 Z4 had a defective steering column and replaced under certified warranty. So far my '08 E93 steering column is OK.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By mikesevel
Like your music loud? Beware!

You sound like a nice young feller and I am a grandpa type. When I was your age I buzzed around in my '78 Vette with radio blaring (especially when the Beach Boys::rofl: tunes were playing.
The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-04-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By mikesevel
E93.. replace top tension strings

I do not have the Bentley manual. If you have the manual, please determine if specific instructions are available for replacing the hardtop/convertible tension strings.:dunno

Thanx

MIikey
P.S....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By mikesevel
Easy/cheap A/C vent cleaner

A/C vents can get dusty/unsightly and are tricky to clean. A vacuum does not always remove all dust. Using wet Q-tips is messy and leaves a film. On EBay
a Chinese company is selling a goopy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By mikesevel
E93.. replace top tension strings

I bought the tension strings for the folding hardtop. Are there any current installation DIY's out there? Much obliged.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By mikesevel
Vanos DIY questions.

My '08 E93 turned 48k miles today. I would like to clean the Vanos units. I do not have an air hose, can I suck them with a vacuum cleaner? Also can I use brake cleaner or will that degrade the O...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By mikesevel
SA Independent

Try Rhine West.............
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By mikesevel
E93 hardtop/convertible tension ropes help needed

The tension ropes in my '08 E93 are starting to look slightly fuzzy. I have two coming in the mail. I would like to replace them DIY as dealers charge a small fortune. I found only one DIY video but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By mikesevel
Texas hail damage...ouch!

Texas car dealers are closed on Sundays. You can haunt the inventory without salesmen following you. Dropped the wife off a a shopping center and visited the BMW dealer in San Antonio. I saw 40-50...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By mikesevel
Leather cleaning...being practical

Over the years I have read innumerable BMW blogs regarding preferences for leather cleaners and sealers. Options range from home-made solutions to the priciest commercial versions.
A few decades...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By mikesevel
E93 rear window strip maintenance

OK, picky-picky me are.
With rear (side) windows down, the horizontal window weatherstrip gasket has one vertical edge that is rough and hard to clean. It picks up dirt, pollen, etc. It shreds...
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