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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-24-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By dmatre
After PCD: Adrenaline hangover or ready for more?

If you're going to DC, check out going up 85 to Greensboro, then up 29 through Charlottesville.

It's nice road, a lot of divided highway sections, only a bit of traffic through C'ville. 95 has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By dmatre
Nothing special re: engine, suspension is same as...

Nothing special re: engine, suspension is same as sport pkg.

Differences are all cosmetic (but worth it).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By dmatre
Clean leather doesn't shine, rather it has a...

Clean leather doesn't shine, rather it has a matte finish.

Because your leather is coated, you can use almost any mild cleanser. I use at 10% mixture of Woolite/water and it cleans quite well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,885
Posted By dmatre
If you don't have a torque wrench, then (of...

If you don't have a torque wrench, then (of course) you can't use it to torque down your lugs.

Using common sense is the way to proceed in the absence of the proper equipment. Factory lug...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,885
Posted By dmatre
I do, for one. Every time. If you have the...

I do, for one. Every time.

If you have the proper tool for the job available, why would you ever use something else?

When your wife is stuck on the side of the road two hours from home because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By dmatre
Check out the Koni/Eibach kits at Tire Rack. ...

Check out the Koni/Eibach kits at Tire Rack. You'll be under 2k for sure.
Forum: The Detail Department 04-27-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By dmatre
You may have used too much product and not worked...

You may have used too much product and not worked it enough. You say it was hard to remove, which means that there was a lot of product left. This means you likely made a couple of passes and then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By dmatre
Sounds exactly last like when my battery died. ...

Sounds exactly last like when my battery died. That's my bet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By dmatre
Check out Optimum No Rinse (ONR). I can wash our...

Check out Optimum No Rinse (ONR). I can wash our E350, Volvo S80, and Nissan Murano with about 4 gallons total.

And the results are better than hose washing.

And I can do it in the garage, out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By dmatre
My 328 tramlined as you describe on the original...

My 328 tramlined as you describe on the original Bridgestones.

It still does a bit with Michelin PSS, but not nearly so severely.


Changing tires will make a big difference.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,104
Posted By dmatre
+1 on throwing a spare in the trunk & hitting...

+1 on throwing a spare in the trunk & hitting Costco again. If that doesn't work, talk to the manager. I can't believe that the manager would tell you that he doesn't want your business. They're...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,104
Posted By dmatre
The main problem is likely right in your text -...

The main problem is likely right in your text - CONTIPROCONTACTS. I've found the sidewalls to be rather soft, and they take big slip angles to generate any cornering. It may be that these larger...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,104
Posted By dmatre
Answers to your questions: I prefer the Pilots...

Answers to your questions:
I prefer the Pilots because this is Michelin's performance series, and will give far better handling (what you want/expect from a BMW). Michelin makes a huge variety of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,104
Posted By dmatre
Pirellis have worn out very quickly for me, and I...

Pirellis have worn out very quickly for me, and I know others with the same experience. I would personally look at Michelin & Conti, and avoid Pirelli.

Why are you opposed to Conti? (Honest...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By dmatre
The tools are available at most larger auto parts...

The tools are available at most larger auto parts stores, and also at Harbor Freight (and dot com).

removal:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pEfA1UJFhnc
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-31-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By dmatre
Do the delivery first. After a 2-day...

Do the delivery first.

After a 2-day M-school, the amount of time on track during delivery will be a let-down.

On the other hand, doing delivery first will be like a warm-up for the 2-day...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By dmatre
Wheel AND that tire - it's toast. I'm sure it...

Wheel AND that tire - it's toast. I'm sure it was a hell of a racket when you hit whatever it was that did that.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-12-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By dmatre
Sorry to hear of your issues. I just had the...

Sorry to hear of your issues.

I just had the recall work done on my 2011 N52.

Result? Two bolts broken. Dealer had to disassemble engine until all the 'missing' parts were found/recovered....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By dmatre
Yes. I have rims on mine.

Yes. I have rims on mine.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By dmatre
If charging, use the jump terminals under the...

If charging, use the jump terminals under the hood. Easier, and also the recommended way in the manual.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By dmatre
No. They get spares.

No. They get spares.
Forum: The Detail Department 02-22-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By dmatre
For most waxes/sealants, an alkaline cleaner...

For most waxes/sealants, an alkaline cleaner (Simple Green or similar) will break it down.

To rejuvenate your towels try simple green (alkaline) or spray & wash (or isopropyl alcohol) - depending...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By dmatre
Anybody done M-School at Thermal?

My beloved wife got me a 2-day M-School as a gift.

I'm wondering if the events at Thermal (CA) measure up to those in Spartenburg (gift certificate is valid for either).

Has anyone attended...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By dmatre
+1. To remove/install the trim pieces, your...

+1. To remove/install the trim pieces, your doors were open a couple of hours, minimum. Did you disconnect the battery before starting?

If not, try jumping or charging before tearing the trim...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By dmatre
Solar Trickle Charger connection in trunk

You can do what you like, but BMW specifically recommends against this. And you think they did so (in both the owners manual and service manual) just to make you move the connection now that you've...
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