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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,140
Posted By MP3_E46
Specs are on their website. My Miata is on koni...

Specs are on their website. My Miata is on koni yellows + FM springs and has no problem.

Full lowered the lift is on the floor. Approach ramps are fairly long, unless slammed I'd imagine most cars...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By MP3_E46
Low mileage BMWs eat batteries. Otherwise the...

Low mileage BMWs eat batteries. Otherwise the 328i tends to be one of the more reliable BMWs. We see lots of water pump failures from 80K on.

At that age I'd change all the fluids. Mine is a 2009...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
CTEK's recondition mode works but take the...

CTEK's recondition mode works but take the voltage higher than normal. Just to be safe most disconnect the -ve terminal before running in recondition mode. For normal charging we use the posts under...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
Unfortunately I installed a new batter only ~18...

Unfortunately I installed a new batter only ~18 month ago. E93s eat batteries, mine especially so due to our small commutes. Would rather put a new battery in every two years and have a ten minute...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By MP3_E46
Ditto, likely I'll change the coolant at five...

Ditto, likely I'll change the coolant at five years but it can die on the road + be towed home rather than swap out a $500 part prematurely. The BMW is purely a local city car for us anyway - never...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
True: E93s have a reputation for eating batteries...

True: E93s have a reputation for eating batteries

It's a shame the battery is so hard to get to and disconnect. Every year I run the CTEKs recondition mode on my other two cars + lawn tractor.....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
Am very sure the battery was low. After charging...

Am very sure the battery was low. After charging (with CTEK) it opens/closes fine without the engine running.

Now we try to always run the engine when operating the top + once in a while I'll pop...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
FYI: press unlock twice on the remote and hold it...

FYI: press unlock twice on the remote and hold it down; roof will open. Same thing when pressing lock twice: roof closes.

Regular CTEK charging is probably great for us short commute types bit I'd...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for all the replies, I'll be sure to...

Thanks for all the replies, I'll be sure to update this thread if I learn anything else.. i.e. if the battery light starts appearing etc.

The problem is definately not a lubrication issue...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By MP3_E46
E93 roof judder without engine running

With the decent weather I've been opening the roof via the remote after running (we use the car for stretching on before driving home).

Last week when we did this I noticed it judder; i.e....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By MP3_E46
Nah, English by birth. Work with Accenture for...

Nah, English by birth. Work with Accenture for the Stock Exchange + BP's Oil trading divisions then fled the country. Taxes were crippling + everything is so much more affordable here.

Water pumps...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By MP3_E46
328i without iDrive. Auto boxes are likely to...

328i without iDrive. Auto boxes are likely to start failing soon but if you change the fluid it should mitigate failure; worst case a used transmission installed is only ~$4K for most cars. Many on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By MP3_E46
Zaino lasts for ages. Make it easy to hand-wash....

Zaino lasts for ages. Make it easy to hand-wash. Depending on use it'll still bead a year later. white cars don't shine like darker colors so just go for the longest lasting final coat available....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By MP3_E46
Trying to give the guy a bit more useful info...

Trying to give the guy a bit more useful info here:

Certainly the 335i has a lot more common/ frequent issues. Less were sold but we see tons of issues on here: carbon buildup on intake valves and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By MP3_E46
IIRC my 2003 cost ~$160/m in depreciation owning...

IIRC my 2003 cost ~$160/m in depreciation owning from new to ~four years old and ~50K miles before being sold privately. Two sets of new tires + gas is all else I recall paying for. That's pretty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By MP3_E46
FYI: the reason I asked about debris is that many...

FYI: the reason I asked about debris is that many people on various car forums say modern coolant is good for ten years from new.

Personally I am leaning towards changing at five years but am...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By MP3_E46
Has anyone ran their old coolant through a sieve...

Has anyone ran their old coolant through a sieve to see if there was any debris in there?

Also are people reverse flushing using a hosepipe? I've not changed coolant in over twenty years but...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By MP3_E46
Exactly it's a different category of car and...

Exactly it's a different category of car and demographic of buyer.

Everyone I known with a Corvette has a daily driver and is at least in their mid 40s to 60s; probably all millionaires, several...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By MP3_E46
This one. M3 has morphed from my dream car as a...

This one. M3 has morphed from my dream car as a teenager in the eighties to a relatively bloated businessman's sporty motorway cruiser today.

In parallel the Corvette has morphed from decent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks, it sounds like Istap is the one to watch....

Thanks, it sounds like Istap is the one to watch. For now I'll stick with what I have though :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks, I'd not heard of those. A quick Google...

Thanks, I'd not heard of those. A quick Google led me to this great summary of the options:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561237

Right now I can do coding, pull error codes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By MP3_E46
Is this the screen? That's about my current...

Is this the screen? That's about my current mileage, and I assume the 'errors' are from the Bluetooth OBD module I've had plugged in lately. The bluetooth reader still says "no ECU codes" so this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,443
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for the details. Hopefully it's smooth...

Thanks for the details. Hopefully it's smooth sailing for a while now
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By MP3_E46
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745899
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,443
Posted By MP3_E46
You don't say what was preventative and what was...

You don't say what was preventative and what was replaced due to failure
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