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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By AzNMpower32
Interesting that the adaptations have an effect...

Interesting that the adaptations have an effect on the operating temperature.

I seem to have the opposite problem: the temperatures don't want to drop down to the cooler ranges even when I demand...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By AzNMpower32
There's tons of items left off, sometimes...

There's tons of items left off, sometimes ignorance is bliss. Manual transmission 4-cyl models produced since late 2007 had already the Start-stop automatic feature in conjunction with the active...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By AzNMpower32
Apologise for the late response, not on this...

Apologise for the late response, not on this board much anymore.

See diagramme here:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=VG91-EUR-03-2008-E90-BMW-320d&diagId=51_6275
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By AzNMpower32
They indeed are active grille shutters, equipped...

They indeed are active grille shutters, equipped on most BMWs with EfficientDynamics sold around the world except in certain markets like the US/Canada since 2008.

A closed shutter aids in a quick...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,567
Posted By AzNMpower32
I stick with the 90 ethanol-free. In Europe the...

I stick with the 90 ethanol-free. In Europe the typical range for fuel is 95 or 98 RON which equates roughly to 90-93 AKI.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-20-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By AzNMpower32
The basic radio in Europe is quite low spec, I...

The basic radio in Europe is quite low spec, I think 6-speakers only of mediocre output.

What headunit do you have: Business or Professional headunit? It'll say right on the radio itself.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By AzNMpower32
Do you have bi-xenon or halogen headlights?

Do you have bi-xenon or halogen headlights?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-29-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By AzNMpower32
Can't really effectively have both. It's kind of...

Can't really effectively have both. It's kind of like asking a tire to be good in the snow AND at high performance temperatures :p

I had Goodyear Asymmetric Eagle F1s which may be what you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-29-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By AzNMpower32
How bad is the squeal? Sometimes, dependent...

How bad is the squeal?

Sometimes, dependent on environmental factors, the brakes will make some noise at low speeds first thing in the morning (vehicle is parked outside). Usually cold, frosty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By AzNMpower32
Depends on the build date, but I'm pretty sure...

Depends on the build date, but I'm pretty sure the older M57 engine. Related to the 335d that people in the US/Canada get, just a lower power tune. Timing chain shouldn't be a problem and it seems to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By AzNMpower32
Have the alignment checked. While they're at it,...

Have the alignment checked. While they're at it, they may find other damage.

Happened once when father was driving and ran over a very bad set of potholes- 17" summer tires (non-RF) and original...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By AzNMpower32
I never bothered with a bracket, I just slid my...

I never bothered with a bracket, I just slid my folding triangle in there and left it there for years. Over gravel forest roads, potholed Montréal roads.........never affected anything.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By AzNMpower32
Agreed. With cold weather and urban driving, I...

Agreed. With cold weather and urban driving, I push up past 10 l/100km which is high for my standards. Usually with autoroute and rural driving I am in the mid 8s.

Lifetime consumption averages in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By AzNMpower32
I use the defroster on occasion when starting up;...

I use the defroster on occasion when starting up; for raisons of securité, I scrape off significant frost before driving but if it's just a few specks I allow the defroster to do the job.

All it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By AzNMpower32
What model/engine does the original poster have? ...

What model/engine does the original poster have?

Our 325i (N52 motor) is still pretty quick with the electric water pump, faster than my prior X3 with the M54 engine. The coolant pump on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By AzNMpower32
BMW changed the wiper blade adapter somewhere...

BMW changed the wiper blade adapter somewhere around the facelift to standardise with other automakers.

See snippet from Valeo attached and pick the right one that applies to your vehicle. And I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By AzNMpower32
The LED-looking strips are actually powered by...

The LED-looking strips are actually powered by normal incandenscent bulbs- they're not true LEDs. The one for that side is burnt out.

The brake lights are cross-wired on most modern German cars....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By AzNMpower32
You'll need to buy a new (uncoded) instrument...

You'll need to buy a new (uncoded) instrument cluster and have it coded with the correct km on the vehicle, otherwise there will be a tamper * displayed in the board computer. If you procure a used...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By AzNMpower32
I take it to the car wash........preferably one...

I take it to the car wash........preferably one that doesn't see a ton of pickup trucks.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-10-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By AzNMpower32
What is your consumption? The petrol E83 X3s are...

What is your consumption? The petrol E83 X3s are thirsty pigs when it comes to consumption........I had a 2.5i and the best I could do was 10,7 l/100km over its lifetime average and that's with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By AzNMpower32
Valve cover gasket.......

Valve cover gasket.......
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By AzNMpower32
Ideas on whether it's worth replacing the rear...

Ideas on whether it's worth replacing the rear shocks on our 325i with sportpaket? I get the impression that ours doesn't really damp out road imperfections as well as it used to; we've had the car...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-08-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By AzNMpower32
You all have to remember the 2er is a variant of...

You all have to remember the 2er is a variant of the 1er, which is a garden-variety hatchback like a Focus, Golf, and A3. In Europe, it isn't considered a luxury car, so it's expected that it would...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-04-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By AzNMpower32
@Zooks....Hmm you're right. Kind of surprised a...

@Zooks....Hmm you're right. Kind of surprised a Lidar system is not offered in the 2er, considering most other cars like the VW Golf, Ford Focus, and other small compact cars offer it as an option....
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-03-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By AzNMpower32
Generally at higher speeds, the braking works in...

Generally at higher speeds, the braking works in conjunction with the Active Cruise Control. The collision mitigation programmes for the mid and low speeds really have different purposes.
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