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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By brewder
I'm 99% sure the bolts for the VCG on the N52 are...

I'm 99% sure the bolts for the VCG on the N52 are NOT single use... They aren't "blue tipped".
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By brewder
With the paid app you get all the code details...

With the paid app you get all the code details right in the app.. no need to have anything emailed... of course, you CAN email a report to yourself, or a friend, if you like.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By brewder
Do you hear the pump running when you activate...

Do you hear the pump running when you activate it?

I had my windshield replaced recently and when they (Safelite) reinstalled the cowl where the cabin air cleaner sits, they pinched the hose from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By brewder
Yup

Yup
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By brewder
Oh man! That made me laugh. I'm the same way. ...

Oh man! That made me laugh. I'm the same way. Word to the wise... no enjoying adult beverages until AFTER the job is done. ;) Just say'in!

Been there.. done that..
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By brewder
FWIW: I have two 328xi's long out of...

FWIW:

I have two 328xi's long out of warranty. Never purchased any extended warranty. If you enjoy doing a little work and PM on your own, you won't really need it for a 328. They are relatively...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By brewder
Don't worry about the engine cover. You have the...

Don't worry about the engine cover. You have the same as mine.. it's a different color, but other than that the exact same process. Very easy job. Just be gentle with the plugs. Don't "gorilla"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By brewder
I was recently in a pinch just like this... I...

I was recently in a pinch just like this... I normally would order via my favorite vendor but had a long trip coming on a Monday... So I got the OEM NGK plugs from the Dealer and fixed my issue right...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By brewder
Not unless you like parting with your $$. :) I...

Not unless you like parting with your $$. :) I suggest only replacing them when/if they fail. Of course if money is no object, it certainly won't hurt anything. But OEM coils are roughly $50 each...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By brewder
It's a 328... We all know what they did... The...

It's a 328... We all know what they did... The put a $14 bottle of BMW branded techron in the tank, and collected $400. TYVM!

My dealer stopped asking me about "fuel system flushes" when I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By brewder
Those must be your first set of run flat tires. ...

Those must be your first set of run flat tires. :) get used to it. But no, I don't think they could cause this bad of gas burn.

Change the engine air cleaner... clean the MAF carefully... ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By brewder
wow. well if it isn't physically leaking from...

wow. well if it isn't physically leaking from somewhere, I suggest you have either a dealer or a good indy pull the codes from it to see what's going on. That doesn't sound good at all. I have two...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By brewder
Have someone pull the codes with a BMW reader...

Have someone pull the codes with a BMW reader then post them... but if I had to guess, I would start with plugs, coils, clean the vanos, and maybe check for oil in the eccentric shaft sensor...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By brewder
Yep. you are correct. Cars do burn gas. That's...

Yep. you are correct. Cars do burn gas. That's what makes them GO! ;) What exactly are you asking here?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By brewder
Plug(s), Coil(s), Vacuum leak, or Vanos. But if...

Plug(s), Coil(s), Vacuum leak, or Vanos. But if I had to narrow my guess, if your miles are over 50k I would say plugs... Under 50k and I'll guess coils.

Let us know what you find out! :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By brewder
If you only see "holes" at the jack points,...

If you only see "holes" at the jack points, you're missing the Jack Pad...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By brewder
For whatever it's worth, when my 2007 328xi "cut...

For whatever it's worth, when my 2007 328xi "cut out", it was the Vanos.. and it definitely turned on the check engine light. Good luck to you! Get yourself a good code reader if you want to own a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By brewder
I appreciate everyone's input and advice. Today...

I appreciate everyone's input and advice. Today the dealer replaced my pump/tstat for the quoted price of $335 + tax. I'm pretty happy. Got the parts + install for $845. Hopefully this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By brewder
This is great information!! For my situation, I...

This is great information!! For my situation, I do NOT get those codes. So that makes me feel a bit better. I had been planning to replace the oil level/temp sensor in the spring, so maybe I'll...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By brewder
Just out of curiosity, is there any way to...

Just out of curiosity, is there any way to actually tell if the tstat is stuck open by monitoring one of the gauges in say the Torque app? Oddly enough, my 2011 oil temp rarely goes above 205...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By brewder
The Temperature gauge you see on the Dash in a...

The Temperature gauge you see on the Dash in a COUPE is the OIL temp... not the coolant temp. So your coolant temp is what controls the inside cabin temp. And, if I had to guess, your water pump...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By brewder
What year, mileage, and model do you have? Could...

What year, mileage, and model do you have? Could be many things...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By brewder
Change your plugs, and most likely, problem will...

Change your plugs, and most likely, problem will be solved. ;)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809417&highlight=
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By brewder
FCP Euro

I'm not a paid pumper or anything, but did you guys know that FCP Euro offered a LIFETIME warranty of all parts they sell? Including ALL wear and tear items like brake pads?

Q: Does your lifetime...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By brewder
In case anyone cares... or is interested.. I...

In case anyone cares... or is interested..

I got all the parts online:

Pierburg Pump
Behr Mahle tstat
Hose for between them
(3) new Aluminum screws

All for $487 shipped to my door. So...
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