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Forum: General BMW 06-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By DHC8
My 2006 325i has been rock solid. One DTML pump...

My 2006 325i has been rock solid. One DTML pump and a set of front bushings. 138,000 miles.

On the other hand my neighbor has bought three Honda transmissions.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By DHC8
Brake work on an E90 is straightforward. ...

Brake work on an E90 is straightforward.

Understand how the parking brake system works before attempting to remove the rear rotors. The Bentley manual covers this. It is not complex, but the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By DHC8
2006 325 coming up on 120,000 miles, and most...

2006 325 coming up on 120,000 miles, and most people would consider me to be obsessive with maintenance.

The car has never been aligned.

However I am about to have it done due to the front tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,544
Posted By DHC8
The heater trick will not work in these cars when...

The heater trick will not work in these cars when the water pump fails. This only works when coolant is still flowing but the radiator is not efficient enough for some reason, such as a failed fan...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,456
Posted By DHC8
My wife is working on putting our daughter into a...

My wife is working on putting our daughter into a GTI. She reasons that a GTI is very practical for a young woman.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By DHC8
LL01 includes specs that involve performance...

LL01 includes specs that involve performance right out of the bottle, HTHS being a good example. I would not put American Mobil 1 5W-30 (for example) in my car for this reason alone, regardless of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By DHC8
How do you drive the car (short trips, long...

How do you drive the car (short trips, long trips, racking up the miles, garage queen....)? Where do you live (Fargo, Miami,...)? How long will you keep the car? And on and on.

You have to look...
Forum: General BMW 03-08-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By DHC8
You are the only one that can make that call. ...

You are the only one that can make that call. But do keep in mind that you are going to pay for a good part of that transmission one way or another, either by paying to fix the car or by taking a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,630
Posted By DHC8
2006 325i, MT, 107,000 miles. One DMTL pump, no...

2006 325i, MT, 107,000 miles. One DMTL pump, no other unscheduled maintenance. No extended warranty, no regrets.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,897
Posted By DHC8
I changed the original front brakes on my wife's...

I changed the original front brakes on my wife's 325 this past summer at 99,000 miles. The brake warning had not yet come on. The car sees mixed local/highway driving, and on the upside it is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By DHC8
In a world of all season tires and a God Given...

In a world of all season tires and a God Given Right to not own a tire pressure gauge (let alone use one), the measurable negative effects of rotation must be very, very small.

We should look at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,947
Posted By DHC8
+1. My wife has been running a set with her...

+1. My wife has been running a set with her winter tires since 2006 and they are still in good condition.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By DHC8
It is 90 days for Germany. So no visa is...

It is 90 days for Germany. So no visa is required for stays <91 days by United States citizens.

Never, ever use the word "work" when asked about your visit.

You need to have at least one...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,045
Posted By DHC8
Driving in China is about status and comfort. ...

Driving in China is about status and comfort. Note how well Audi is doing with the A6L. It is not a place for "the ultimate driving machine", since even the few 3 series that are sold are often...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,042
Posted By DHC8
2006 325 bought new. We plan on running it to...

2006 325 bought new. We plan on running it to 200k. So far so good at 95k and I am not lossing sleep.

1974 2002tii at 235,000 miles. My wife is planning to give it to the grandchildren--birth...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By DHC8
Yes, how have the Scandinavians survived all...

Yes, how have the Scandinavians survived all these decades with their RWD Volvos, Mercedes and BMWs? Their roads must be one continuous path of carnage and destruction.

I cry for the children...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By DHC8
Keep in mind that AWD does not improve traction. ...

Keep in mind that AWD does not improve traction. Only good tires do that.

AWD does allow you to use all of the available traction for acceleration. The better throttle response creates the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,901
Posted By DHC8
You don't need a study. Sit in the back of a car...

You don't need a study. Sit in the back of a car with two people upfront and watch. There will be natural pauses in the conversation when driving becomes complicated, such as at busy intersections...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,860
Posted By DHC8
I recently did my rears with no real issues...

I recently did my rears with no real issues (there was some swearing involved in getting the disks off the hub due to tight tolerances and a bit of corrosion). I strongly recommend getting the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,955
Posted By DHC8
This is an easier matter to resolve than you may...

This is an easier matter to resolve than you may realize. Determining if the cracks are from fatigue (design flaw) or from being overstressed (your problem) is a fairly simple engineering exercise. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By DHC8
My bet is that your clutch is OK. As long as it...

My bet is that your clutch is OK. As long as it is not slipping you are good to drive it, which will in turn get rid of the burned smell.

I have a manual VW that was used to teach both of my kids...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By DHC8
That would reduce the revenue from red light...

That would reduce the revenue from red light cameras, and we certainly can not have that.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 04-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By DHC8
If I understand the question correctly -- the...

If I understand the question correctly -- the rotor should be easily removable by hand. It might even fall to the floor on its own. However corrosion can make this a very different picture.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By DHC8
Not to argue the point (too much), I would say...

Not to argue the point (too much), I would say that BMW made its name and money as a niche brand. And in fact VW is selling a lot more Jetta TDIs than BMW is selling of some of its models, of which...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By DHC8
I think that VW has taken care of that. Try to...

I think that VW has taken care of that. Try to negotiate the price on, and some cases try to even find, a Jetta TDI wagon or a Golf TDI. They are not gathering dust on the lots.
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