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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By chopin1012
Front Tension Strut Help

Funny you say temp reprieve. I'm in AZ and was thinking the same: it should be in the 60's-70's tomorrow.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By chopin1012
Thanks. I'm heading to the dealership to grab...

Thanks. I'm heading to the dealership to grab them.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By chopin1012
Front Tension Strut Help

When replacing front tension struts (control arms) on the E90, is it necessary to replace the locking nuts with new ones or is it safe to reuse the old ones? I've read Calwaterboy's DIY, which is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By chopin1012
Need some advice about possibly selling my 335xi

I'm in AZ and use a highly regarded Indy when I can't or don't want to do something. I received the same quotes for brakes and control arm bushings. I did my rear brakes rotors, pads, sensor with BMW...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,663
Posted By chopin1012
E90 Water pump issue

I should add I paid around $450 for pump, thermostat, one-time use mounting bolts, and two day shipping.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,663
Posted By chopin1012
E90 Water pump issue

I can't speak to an xi, but an E90 rear drive does not need the subframe lowered to do the water pump and thermostat. You need to lower the sway bar, but it's only four nuts (you don't completely...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By chopin1012
Is this 335i worth it?

I'm not sure why you're leaning toward assuming someone's loan. If this is a friend, I would make sure not to do it. Finances and friends and family can spell trouble. Also, I wouldn't ever assume a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chopin1012
Re: Recommendations for rear facing convertible car seat for 2008 335i

Have an '06 E90 and use the Chicco Nextfit. It just came out. When the headrest is at the lowest, the harness strap is difficult to tighten, but everything else is great. Installing it is very easy....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By chopin1012
For the E46, you can reuse the sensor if the...

For the E46, you can reuse the sensor if the light didn't come on. For the E90, you must replace the sensor every time as it's designed differently.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By chopin1012
Thanks for all the responses. I've seen people...

Thanks for all the responses. I've seen people recommend in posts on other forums to use anti seize, but don't have the Bentley manual yet. Thanks for the clarification.

I already own a small...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By chopin1012
Thanks so much! I'm assuming 30nm is correct...

Thanks so much!
I'm assuming 30nm is correct for torque?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By chopin1012
Spark Plug Help

I've searched this forum and a few others and have come up with different answers.

2006 BMW 330i N52 engine: yes or no to antiseize on spark plugs? Dielectric grease on spark plug ceramic?
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By chopin1012
Re: Help with brakes 335xi

I don't remember off the top of my head, but you can search here or Google and find instructions.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By chopin1012
Re: Help with brakes 335xi

You must change the sensor every pad change and then reset the mileage indicator. Unlike the E46, the E90 sensor has more than one wire that gets worn through by the brake pads; that's how it's able...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,671
Posted By chopin1012
I didn't go to the dealer; I have a great Indy...

I didn't go to the dealer; I have a great Indy who took care of it for one hour of labor. I originally had a spare plug that I could have spliced in. If I still had it, I'd offer it to you. I'm sure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,671
Posted By chopin1012
Sorry, when I was writing my post I somehow...

Sorry, when I was writing my post I somehow missed your stating what the issue was. My issue was the same: the black and yellow wires were loose. I had a shop fix that as I didn't feel sure I could...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,671
Posted By chopin1012
Swap everything left to right and see if the...

Swap everything left to right and see if the non-functioning items now function. My car did this. It turned out that the wiring from the switch to the control unit (NOT the one to the ballast, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By chopin1012
Oh, I forgot to add that Babies 'R Us let me give...

Oh, I forgot to add that Babies 'R Us let me give them my license and then take their floor models out to my car to try them inside for fit. Best thing I ever did as I ended up with an infant carrier...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By chopin1012
I could be wrong, but I think it says "key not...

I could be wrong, but I think it says "key not recognized" and nothing turns on.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By chopin1012
An infant carrier and a convertible carseat will...

An infant carrier and a convertible carseat will fit behind the passenger seat just fine assuming the passenger isn't too tall. Behind the driver's seat... I have to move my seat forward. I can do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By chopin1012
Good idea. I'll stop in this week. I like the...

Good idea. I'll stop in this week. I like the suggestion of draining oil and then cleaning the sensor. I'll do both of these. Thanks.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By chopin1012
Oil Level Sensor Thoughts

I recently performed an oil change on my 330i. I added 7 quarts of oil. Took the car our for a test drive, and the the oil level read as half full. I thought it might just need extra time, so I drove...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,456
Posted By chopin1012
2006 330i. $624/yr for 100/300/100 100/100, $0...

2006 330i. $624/yr for 100/300/100 100/100, $0 glass, $500 deductibles otherwise, rental and towing.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,559
Posted By chopin1012
I test drove a sport line F30 a few weeks ago. It...

I test drove a sport line F30 a few weeks ago. It was definitely faster than my 2006 330i. It was also a smoother ride, soaking up bumps much better. The increased space is nice when you start...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,455
Posted By chopin1012
In my car, the non-high powered plug on the right...

In my car, the non-high powered plug on the right headlight was loose where it connected to the wiring. My Indy tightened the connection and my headlight started working again. Just another option to...
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