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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By dmatre
No. They get spares.

No. They get spares.
Forum: The Detail Department 02-22-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
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...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By dmatre
'IT' was the battery. First time I've ever had...

'IT' was the battery. First time I've ever had one fail while driving - most of the time they just won't crank. This time, it simply failed. Dead. No fun.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By dmatre
BMW recommends not to connect a charger directly...

BMW recommends not to connect a charger directly to the battery, but rather to connect to the jump posts under the hood. I had mine connected direct at the battery, and it failed while driving about...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By dmatre
Actually, you just need to pull back the fender...

Actually, you just need to pull back the fender liner to get to the two screws that hold the bumper to the fender - no need to pull the wheels in this case.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By dmatre
Considering how easy it is to pull/replace the...

Considering how easy it is to pull/replace the bumper on the E-9X, I'd probably just pull the bumper so I could work easily rather than through a small hole between the suspension and the fender. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By dmatre
I would call another dealer to check on the B+...

I would call another dealer to check on the B+ cable. Your dealer may be right, but I can't think of a reason that BMW would use a different cable/connection in a gas & diesel car.

Good luck...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By dmatre
Seriously?

Seriously?
Forum: The Detail Department 01-04-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By dmatre
If you have a garage, get Optimum No Rinse and...

If you have a garage, get Optimum No Rinse and some microfiber towels. You can use warm water to wash the car in the garage.

Check YouTube for the how-to vids. Once you start, you won't go back...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By dmatre
I recall a similar issue occurring about a year...

I recall a similar issue occurring about a year ago. The wheel bearing was installed backward. Reversing the bearing fixed the problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By dmatre
Check your pressures. The Bozos at the tire...

Check your pressures. The Bozos at the tire places typically overfill the tires, which rounds the contact patch, increases tram lining, and increases spring rate.

Drop them back to recommended...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By dmatre
It figures. I have all of my service receipts...

It figures. I have all of my service receipts EXCEPT for the B+ cable recall. sorry.

Try here: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM435126/RCMN-13V044-9933.pdf

That...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By dmatre
Agreed that MB doesn't build them like they used...

Agreed that MB doesn't build them like they used to. We had an '87 300TD that I regret getting rid of. At 16 years/260k miles it still looked & drove like new when we traded it (wanted a change,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By dmatre
Did you have the B+ cable recall done? Sounds...

Did you have the B+ cable recall done? Sounds similar to classic symptoms.

Could also be simple as a shorted battery.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By dmatre
Perhaps you could expand further on "those...

Perhaps you could expand further on "those aftermarket ones"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By dmatre
Nothing wrong - you can worry about something...

Nothing wrong - you can worry about something important, 'cause this isn't.

You can have the rotors turned if you can't stand the appearance, but there is no performance issue.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dmatre
18s may scrape at the rear. You can always...

18s may scrape at the rear.

You can always roll the fenders, or exchange for 12-15mm.

Don't panic 'till you try them, but I scraped with 12mm spacers & 265PSS on the rear; same...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By dmatre
2 months short of 5 years here, and I agree with...

2 months short of 5 years here, and I agree with everything you posted.

Failed battery was the only issue so far.

Inherited a daily driver, so the Bimmer will likely be in the stable for quite...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,475
Posted By dmatre
Fear not old soul, if your luck is anything like...

Fear not old soul, if your luck is anything like mine, you'll be putting a plug in your new PSS within a few days of mounting.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dmatre
Too many variables to give good advice. The same...

Too many variables to give good advice. The same wheels & spacers that worked perfectly with the Bridgestones, scrape with Michelin PSS.

Variables: wheels, tire size, tire brand, suspension...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By dmatre
E90 2009 rear power window not functioning

Sounds like the switch is bad - no matter which way you push/pull it, only the one set of contacts close.

It's likely the same switch on both doors, so you could swap from left/right doors and see...
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