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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By bam
replace ignition coil and re-register injectors to dme

So I've noticed that my car has been accelerating a little rough and idling a little rough at times over the last few months. The rough idle part didn't bother me so much as I didn't really think...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-21-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By bam
problems with ActiveE

So for all of you ActiveE drivers, did you experience any major problems with your cars or did you experience any re-occurring problems with your cars? Just asking to find out how well they held up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By bam
So just to update folks with information where...

So just to update folks with information where this might be helpful if you experience the same thing. Yes, it was the battery failing. The dealer said that it was only holding about 30% charge so it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By bam
time to replace battery? (updated 9/4/13)

I have an '08 335 with idrive and over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed something that makes me think the battery needs to be replaced. About 2 weeks ago, we went on a little mini vacation and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-09-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,966
Posted By bam
So it sounds like you have the extended service...

So it sounds like you have the extended service agreement and they covered the transmission fliud and filter? Does anybody know if there is a formal annoucement of this change in policy of lifetime...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By bam
The broken head bolt valve cover bolt doesn't...

The broken head bolt valve cover bolt doesn't apply to n54.
But it has its own set of problems .
I have read the gasket for the oil filter housing is a universal BMW problem though.

It has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By bam
Oh. I didn't know that this applied to only the...

Oh. I didn't know that this applied to only the N52 engine. I thought all this the valve gasket leak applied to the N54?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,042
Posted By bam
Yes. I actually had the squeal and...

Yes.

I actually had the squeal and completely forgot about it when I recently brought the car in for regular service as indicated by my idrive. Funny enough, my rear brakes said I wasn't due for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By bam
Is this for the e90 and n54 or for the earlier...

Is this for the e90 and n54 or for the earlier generation cars?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By bam
This is interesting. Can you provide some more...

This is interesting. Can you provide some more details as I've never heard of BMW saying that you're supposed to replace the transmission fluid at 100k. Are you referring to the e90 with the n54...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By bam
I have both extended warranties and before it...

I have both extended warranties and before it expires, I also plan on having them replace my spark plugs since they're supposed to be replaced every 45k miles per the manual. There have been lots of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By bam
valve gasket leak

As I was doing a search on the forums about the transmission sleeve leak, I came across a few listing about the gasket leak but wasn't really able to find much information about it. It mainly was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By bam
That should be. The repairs to the oil pan and...

That should be. The repairs to the oil pan and transmission sleeve is what the $50 co-pay was to cover.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By bam
vehicle check and oil service leads to costly repairs

The vehicle check and oil service light came due on my idrive and so I scheduled an appt to bring my car in. While there, I told my SA that I also got the battery recall letter in the mail and they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By bam
My car is at 87k and I do primarily freeway...

My car is at 87k and I do primarily freeway driving so I'm not sitting in traffic of local driving where I'm shifting up and down gears all day long. I know freeway driving can still have wear and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By bam
mechatronic sleeve and doing a transmission flush

I was wondering for all of you that have had the mechatronic sleeve leak, did you also do the transmission fluid flush as well? The dealer is currently quoting me about $30 a quart and he said the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,831
Posted By bam
HPFP is a thing of the past and you now get 10...

HPFP is a thing of the past and you now get 10 years/120k miles warranty from BMW under the emissions warranty. (I believe it's 120k as I don't have the paperwork in front of me right now.) I've...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By bam
flashing bluetooth/cell phone connection

I have an '08 335 with idrive and I've just recently noticed that the little icon on the bottom of the idrive screen showing the connection of the bluetooth cell phone flashes for about 10 seconds...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By bam
I can tell you from first hand experience that it...

I can tell you from first hand experience that it is not folk lore. BMW's are not reliable cars. They sure are fun to drive and look nice but reliability is not their strong front. Just look at the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By bam
Unfortunately, they are. My injectors were...

Unfortunately, they are. My injectors were replaced on two separate occassions and apparently they're not cheap if out of warranty.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By bam
Thanks for the links although they contradict...

Thanks for the links although they contradict what's actually printed in the manual as far as viscosity. Anyways, I took those recommended in the link and went to walmart and couldn't find any of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By bam
I just got access to my manual and it actually...

I just got access to my manual and it actually says that when the message comes up, you should add oil within the next 125 miles or damage can be done to the engine. Since the parts and service depts...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By bam
Low oil indicator on idrive

My idrive screen had a message come up saying to add 1 quart of oil as soon as possible. Does anybody know many miles I can safely drive? Obviously, I know I should add the oil sooner rather than...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-19-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By bam
So after watching the first race on NBC, I have...

So after watching the first race on NBC, I have to say that they did a good job. I like the PIP for the commercials because it forced me to actually not fast forward through the commericals so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By bam
First, let's be clear that there are two...

First, let's be clear that there are two different warranties to consider. One is the extended "repair" warranty which is the bumper to bumper warranty with limitations. It's not all inclusive. Then...
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