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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks. Could be an option (virtually the only...

Thanks. Could be an option (virtually the only one!)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By MP3_E46
E92/93 staggered 17" wheel options?

Does anyone know of any options for 17" staggered wheels on a 2009 E93 with SP?

Semi-stock looking and not too expensive would be ideal; something like the Sport A7s.

Potholes here in Denver...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for all the replies. Now I just wish my...

Thanks for all the replies. Now I just wish my car had heated seats! Was bought used and it came from Miami so no heated seats..
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By MP3_E46
All my cars have a: tire plug kit small...

All my cars have a:
tire plug kit
small compressor
fix-a-flat

Have never needed the fix-a-flat. Amazon sell the plug kit and compressor for very little.

Strangely enough we just got back...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By MP3_E46
RWD 328i is ok in Denver right?

This week I almost sold my 328i E93... could not bring myself to do it. It has <24K miles on and not had a single issue since I solved all its niggles when bought at 10K miles ~2.5 years ago.

We...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By MP3_E46
We move soon so the lift is being sold :( ...

We move soon so the lift is being sold :(

These may well replace it. I'd run a ratchet strap around the wheels to safeguard against the car rolling off:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By MP3_E46
Glad to hear it was not just me. That pump...

Glad to hear it was not just me.

That pump did not leak. I think the problem was me moving from time to time and fluid spurting everywhere.. oh yes I recall now.. and I kept having to block the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By MP3_E46
Pump and thermostat failures are so common that...

Pump and thermostat failures are so common that I'd just flush with distilled once or twice, but redo the entire process in three years times. I will if I still have the car then.

Other than...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By MP3_E46
Fluid from my car (at ~5 years 22.5K miles) had...

Fluid from my car (at ~5 years 22.5K miles) had limescale like deposits floating around though no solid lumps came out. I'd swear blind the heat now blows hotter at full belt but that could be in my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By MP3_E46
So I just went and checked how it works on...

So I just went and checked how it works on mine... via the radio I changed the language to English (UK) and MPG immediately shot up (since US gallons are smaller).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By MP3_E46
Did you buy used? I seem to recall being able to...

Did you buy used? I seem to recall being able to switch to UK gallons and get high numbers. Perhaps it was on my E46 but am pretty I did it one of our E90s. It reads ~20% higher and impresses people...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By MP3_E46
Google. I used the curt hitch on the 328i wagon...

Google. I used the curt hitch on the 328i wagon and later 328i coupe. It's bracing does not fit but it's fine for light bike racks.

From memory I don't think the exhaust was any issue at all - it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By MP3_E46
It's years since I commented on this. In Europe...

It's years since I commented on this. In Europe people have gone these long intervals since the late 90s + most earlier E46s in the US followed these intervals...

No rash of engine failues ever...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
This comes up from time to time. I only run...

This comes up from time to time. I only run Techron in the tank of gas before an oil change, running it very empty and driving a little on the new tank before the oil change.

In all likelihood if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
It got 28->29 on the highway at ~80 mph average....

It got 28->29 on the highway at ~80 mph average. I noticed it higher a few days ago after my regular driving.. knew I'd reset at a fresh tank but reset again - it soon went to 23->34.




For...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By MP3_E46
E90 has quite a lot of reported differential...

E90 has quite a lot of reported differential issues at higher mileages. Same with auto transmissions. Common link? Lifelime fluids that BMW say never need changing.

I've never kept a car much past...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By MP3_E46
Removing the hose to the thermostat is indeed a...

Removing the hose to the thermostat is indeed a pain and gets almost no coolant out.

Flushing 2x with distilled water should be fine. Don't forget to set the heater on full + blower to low. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
Indeed, very odd. Thing we is that we got those...

Indeed, very odd. Thing we is that we got those number from the E90s, E91 and E92 we owned. Until now the E93 has been way lower. All had entry level engines.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By MP3_E46
I've always used this one. Believe it's OEM....

I've always used this one. Believe it's OEM. Comes with o rings and new crush washer.

Doubt it matter much which quality oil is used. I use 0W30 from Walmart. 0W40 is probably better for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
No battery disconnection. Guess we'll put it down...

No battery disconnection. Guess we'll put it down to clearning carbon etc.. hopefully it stays where it is mpg wise.

It's had techron ran through before but never during a highway trip IIRC.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
Agree, it literally halved the gas consumption of...

Agree, it literally halved the gas consumption of my John Deere lawn tractor. From new I think its carb float valve was stuck open. Only years later after using techron did I realize this. My intent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By MP3_E46
It was pretty messy.. normally my DIY jobs leave...

It was pretty messy.. normally my DIY jobs leave little mess but my jeans has splashed on + the towels I worked with were covered in oil. Wear nitrile gloves too.. my hands were pretty dry...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
Dash display. Has been consitently low since we...

Dash display. Has been consitently low since we bought the car; higher since I did all that servicing.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MP3_E46
MPG Jump - Techron?

Since the last round of servicing my E93 328i is showing ~23->34 mpg rather than the ~17->18 mpg it did before.

~23->34 mpg is what our five previous E9x cars returned which suggests there was an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By MP3_E46
E93 successful diff fluid drain

Draining the diff on an E93 is not the easiest task in the world.

On attempt #3 the fill plug came out. I put in almost a full quart so also managed to almost fully empty it.

To remove the fill...
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