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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By avocet
Going to be a killjoy here... Watch, before the...

Going to be a killjoy here...
Watch, before the bmw even moves, behind the white truck. The guy came shooting down the suicide lane(far right)then hits the car. The timing is almost perfect. As the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By avocet
Is that in the rear? Personally I would just plug...

Is that in the rear? Personally I would just plug it. Front? No I wouldn't.

Why take the risk? Well, it IS a run flat, and your car will tell you if it begins to leak.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By avocet
your dealer says your car is shaking and...

your dealer says your car is shaking and rattling.
what do YOU say about it? was it shaking when you brought it in? or did the dealer do the install?

spacers are not rocket science. esc...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,786
Posted By avocet
*disclaimer* I do not have a wing on my car....

*disclaimer*

I do not have a wing on my car.

now that is out of the way...

years ago my brother had a Miata. and yes, around the big 240 onramp nearby we discovered you could go...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,597
Posted By avocet
weight in the back will absolutely make a...

weight in the back will absolutely make a difference for forward traction. a lot has changed since the '50s, but physics isn't one of them ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By avocet
smaller tires can make a car a whole lot more...

smaller tires can make a car a whole lot more entertaining. and yes, a square set up will help balance your car.

with my square(winter) set up, it makes my morning commute a drift fest! (I work...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By avocet
some lock bolts are very sensitive to any...

some lock bolts are very sensitive to any misalignment of the socket during loosening. and NEVER bounce on the breaker when trying to loosen. if you cannot get it to move, use a longer breaker bar...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By avocet
to put it simply: no light=normal(boring) ...

to put it simply:

no light=normal(boring)
DSC light=fun
DSC off=more fun

until you spin off the road, that is :neener:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By avocet
the ride is firmer, but less 'harsh'. much...

the ride is firmer, but less 'harsh'.

much less crashing. you still feel the hits on sharp bumps, but you will only feel them once. my ride height did not change.
have you ever thought the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By avocet
I had a damaged gas cap that started throwing my...

I had a damaged gas cap that started throwing my cel. after fixing the cap, the light went out after a few days. I believe there is a set number of cycles that the system needs to pass during start...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By avocet
before ripping out your dash try and find the...

before ripping out your dash try and find the antennae. this should be somewhere in the front behind the grill somewhere. if you can see the receiver, then you should be able to identify it with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By avocet
If you want something cheap and easy, check this...

If you want something cheap and easy, check this out

http://reviews.cnet.com/home-entertainment/kinivo-btc450-bluetooth-hands/4505-6449_7-35667018.html

Easy install, and with the wires tucked...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By avocet
i will always allow the brake to hold the car...

i will always allow the brake to hold the car then put in gear. the brake should do all the work, and being in gear is a failsafe.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By avocet
i am certain this and your goo in the coolant are...

i am certain this and your goo in the coolant are intrinsically linked.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,523
Posted By avocet
follow me through a roundabout or a tight...

follow me through a roundabout or a tight challenging section of road.

my mods have serious performance.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By avocet
what about the people that see your plate while...

what about the people that see your plate while driving down the road???
:yikes:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By avocet
well, lets start with the basics: do you...

well, lets start with the basics:

do you have a suitable jack?
jack stands?
breaker bar and correct socket?
torque wrench?
torque figures?

from the sounds of it, you have little to no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-27-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By avocet
Sounds like the rattling was a failing tensioner...

Sounds like the rattling was a failing tensioner or bearing which precipitated belt failure .
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-14-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By avocet
completely no issues(providing they are an oem...

completely no issues(providing they are an oem fitment).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By avocet
I regularly park my car for 4-6 weeks at a time....

I regularly park my car for 4-6 weeks at a time. Battery tender, fill up with chevron 94 and a quality cover(am in a heated garage).

I will give her a good wash and usually a quick wax before...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By avocet
there isn't a lot you can do to get more power,...

there isn't a lot you can do to get more power, but there is a lot you can do to make your car more fun!

a k&n filter and a simple axle back exhaust will do wonders for your behind the seat aural...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By avocet
Your mechanic changed something and your tires...

Your mechanic changed something and your tires wear out faster. Do they still have uneven wear? Or do they wear evenly, but quickly?

If he didn't replace parts he adjusted something. Get an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By avocet
Too much camber will accelerate wear. Too much...

Too much camber will accelerate wear. Too much toe in/out will eat your tires.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-04-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By avocet
start with alignment. if you are running...

start with alignment.

if you are running rft's, make sure you keep your pressure on the high side of the range. I found running low(er) pressures caused the inboard side to get a strange wear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By avocet
never heard of wood trim shift knob... but, ...

never heard of wood trim shift knob... but,

I would get a ZSP shift knob and call it a day. I never would have thought in a million years a shift knob could make so much difference
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