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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
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) Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By mikesevel
tension rope #

Research #2080486 or #54377277475.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By mikesevel
SA Independent

Try Rhine West.............
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
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, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
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...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By mikesevel
Update..frozen glove box latch

In a previous entry, I reported that my glove box will not open in my '08 E93 with the top
down. I have owned it for 3+ years and the glove box always opened with the top up or down. I was preparing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-26-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By mikesevel
Jammed glove box door

E93, 08. Glove box door is jammed shut via use of the latch. It will only open if I insert the back-up key from the fob.
Any way I can fix without tearing in to the motor and it's moving parts? Can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By mikesevel
Premium gas price discounts?

I think that the big difference between regular gas and premium gas prices is defacto redistribution of wealth. :cry:

Regular gas price near San Antonio is as low as $1.74 but premium gas is north...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mikesevel
Sweet color..............

Reminds me of the color of my former '03 Z4, Merlot. It was destroyed in an accident and i replaced it with an '08 E93 'vert.
Happy Springtime.
Mike
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