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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,181
Posted By From the Helm
It does not take 2 years for galvanic corrosion...

It does not take 2 years for galvanic corrosion to wipe out your valve stems. My MDX valve stems froze to the metal caps in one summer stored in my garage basement. The tire pressure checks you all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,636
Posted By From the Helm
What's up with this concern about reliability...

What's up with this concern about reliability that keeps popping up? When was the last time any newish car from any manufacturer left you FORD (Found On Road Dead)? Where are you all getting your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By From the Helm
Tires, Snow, Cars what a weekend

Cars:
My 335i shod with 225/45 17 Blizzak WS60's (2 winters already)
Sisters 2002 330 xi with 205/50 16 Dunlop Winter 3D (1 month old)
A8L with stupid wide (265?) LM25's on stock 18" wheels...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,199
Posted By From the Helm
What is the width of a Passat compared to your...

What is the width of a Passat compared to your 335? What is the wheelbase difference? What about the self centering caster of the Passat vs. BMW?

My 335i will follow slush and ruts too, it's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By From the Helm
If you have not had the pleasure of watching a...

If you have not had the pleasure of watching a bald tired Wrangler in 4WD not make it up the only hill in your town, then passed him in your 335i get some snows and enjoy that moment.
So far the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By From the Helm
To address the OP I believe that the tire dealer...

To address the OP I believe that the tire dealer was probably refering to a plus size or larger wheel diameter than you currently have or he fit your car with a higher aspect ratio tire than it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,820
Posted By From the Helm
Hang on to your positive attitude, once your past...

Hang on to your positive attitude, once your past this problem you might be as trouble free as me, 49,000 miles, zero problems. I just went in for my last dealer maintenance and plan to keep driving...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,769
Posted By From the Helm
Why would the fuel pump heat up? Is it under...

Why would the fuel pump heat up? Is it under unusual load because of a lack of head pressure? Do you think it gets hot enough to start to damage the pump? Wouldn't that be risky in a fuel tank? ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,030
Posted By From the Helm
This site is great for peering into the...

This site is great for peering into the attitiudes of others. Some of these traits:
Mad at any car or group of cars that are driving the speed limit, not keeping pace with traffic.
Mad that a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,537
Posted By From the Helm
Great rant. Wouldn't it be cool if you could...

Great rant. Wouldn't it be cool if you could select the options in the electronics you wanted like you do with a PC (or Mac I guess) like auto spelling correct "on" or "off" or mouse rate and gain?...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,476
Posted By From the Helm
As a BMW family with over 125,000 on several...

As a BMW family with over 125,000 on several turbo models (80's vintage 745i's) I can say they never had mechanical problems, they had electrical and HVAC problems but the motor, turbo's and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,463
Posted By From the Helm
Why get the 18" sport package and then change to...

Why get the 18" sport package and then change to 17" wheels? You are paying for the 18" wheels with the rest of the sport package, and the sport package ride height, and the sport package stiffer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,669
Posted By From the Helm
Funny topic, I drove home on Friday like a pissed...

Funny topic, I drove home on Friday like a pissed off teenager and it was GREAT. If I had to call for bail it would not have been as great.

When the roads are clear and the stars align once in a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,576
Posted By From the Helm
That R8 video is priceless, I love the comentary,...

That R8 video is priceless, I love the comentary, you feel for the guy, but you have to laugh!
My insurance says something to the effect of no coverage in a competitve event, I think the silver...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,576
Posted By From the Helm
Another $.02 from my ED experience with 4 of us...

Another $.02 from my ED experience with 4 of us in the car and all of our luggage we ran at stupidly illegal speeds in the heat of the Spanish summer with no problems. That included an hour or more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,377
Posted By From the Helm
My family has been driving BMW's since 1983, grey...

My family has been driving BMW's since 1983, grey market cars, 3,5,and 7 series. The highest mileage cars were an 86 745i (turbo grey market) 130,000 miles and needed only new shocks and then a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,476
Posted By From the Helm
This has been debated a lot. Some sport package...

This has been debated a lot. Some sport package cars are getting 5k out of rears. I have sport and something near 20k on mine (don't track the winter change-out well enough to know for sure) but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By From the Helm
The question in my world was answered by my...

The question in my world was answered by my daughter being a competent driver with my 335i 6MT. She has been doing what your 11 yo has, maybe different stuff, but she can change a tire, knows what's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,901
Posted By From the Helm
Thank you Professor and PCR for the informative...

Thank you Professor and PCR for the informative discussion on octane. Not going out to buy 87 for my 335 but I still won't put premium in my other internal combustion devices.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,298
Posted By From the Helm
No regrets on my 32,000 mile 335i. Glad I don't...

No regrets on my 32,000 mile 335i. Glad I don't have I drive, glad I have snows, never had any problems, wish it had I-pod integration. So much better car than my Acura it's not even close. Guess...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,895
Posted By From the Helm
Not all about pumping losses with the fly by wire...

Not all about pumping losses with the fly by wire throttle system in the 335 so class is still in session. You car correct Csaba or Bedard wrote a great piece about using maximum throttle opening...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By From the Helm
Inflation pressure. If the back tires are way...

Inflation pressure. If the back tires are way over inflated you may have too little contact area with the snows, too little pressure would show up on your display.

Lot's of salt residue on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,895
Posted By From the Helm
Shocktopus is made of money, he wants all of you...

Shocktopus is made of money, he wants all of you that are not made of money to stop buying BMW's so they get even more expensive. Also if you are driving at anything remotely efficient for speed and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,354
Posted By From the Helm
Sounds like you are running all stop and go...

Sounds like you are running all stop and go traffic, that's going to wear the tires faster than highway, but you have to think there's something wrong with your suspension in a big way of you are not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,643
Posted By From the Helm
How would lower octane fuel effect the gas...

How would lower octane fuel effect the gas mileage of the car? Does it weigh more? Does it increase drag? Isn't the same power required to move the car down the highway with premium fuel as it is...
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