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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By beberle
Guess I'm going to post a response to my own...

Guess I'm going to post a response to my own question :)
I've put on 50k miles (now at 65k), and the only thing I've done is replace the sunroof seal. Other than that, my E90 328i as well as my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
Hey Venkata, I'm subscribed, but didn't see your...

Hey Venkata, I'm subscribed, but didn't see your post. Please share on how you solved your fit problem! I've got a F25 X3 that may need this some day :)

Brian
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By beberle
Transfer Case Oil Change DIY

I couldn't find a transfer case (TC) oil change DIY for the F25 X3, so I'm posting my experience.
Accessing either the fill or drain plugs really requires a special BMW transfer case/differential...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By beberle
2011 X3 trailer wiring harness install

Just wanted to pass along what I learned installing a Curt trailer harness kit to my 2011 X3 w/ non-HID lights.
Turns out HID and Non-HID vehicles have different tail light wiring. Only 3 wires...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
EBay has them for around $37.

EBay has them for around $37.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
13- Install the glass starting w/ the rear pane...

13- Install the glass starting w/ the rear pane 1st. It was a tight fight. The metal mount can easily scratch your roof, so a helper is advised. The rear is a much tighter fit than the front glass....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
12- CLEAN! I used Q-tips saturated with white...

12- CLEAN! I used Q-tips saturated with white Lithium grease to clean and lubricate the rails. I also cleaned the 'drain pans' with paper towels to get all of the dirt and grit out of there before...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
7- Remove the old seal. Start at the seam at the...

7- Remove the old seal. Start at the seam at the back of the sunroof an PULL. I found that pulling 'up' took more of the adhesive with it than pulling 'out'.
8- the old adhesive that remained on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
4- The front glass is held on by 3 torx screws on...

4- The front glass is held on by 3 torx screws on either side. Very easy to get at. The glass just lifts straight out.
5- the rear glass is held on by 2 screws on each side. The front screws are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By beberle
E91 Panoramic Sunroof Seal Replacement DIY

My 2009 E91 328i wagon has always had a large amount of sunroof wind noise coming from directly over the driver's head since I purchased it 2 years ago. I took it to the dealer to get resolved w/...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By beberle
Thx Michigan, That's pretty much a DIY in...

Thx Michigan,
That's pretty much a DIY in itself :thumbup: I'll take pictures as I do mine and fill in the blanks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By beberle
Panoramic Sunroof Seal Replacement DIY?

I've got a 2009 E91 wagon w/ Panoramic Sunroof. There's a visible gap up front between glass and seal, so it's time for a new seal!

It looks like replacing the sunroof seal on a standard sunroof...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By beberle
Drive both before you buy! I was in your shoes...

Drive both before you buy! I was in your shoes last week. Sub Outback/Ford Edge/E91. Total of over 400k miles on two BMWs (330i & 323it) in the last 8 years and looking for something that takes fewer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By beberle
328i E9x Common Problems?

I just purchase a sweet 2009 328i E91 sport/prem w/ 24k miles. I've owned 2 E46s for the last 8 years, so I'm no stranger to BMW's 'quirks'. 323it has 240k miles and 330i has 210k.

Can't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By beberle
The 2000 & 2001 ZF transmissions had the 'weak'...

The 2000 & 2001 ZF transmissions had the 'weak' reverse drum. My 2001 330i failed at 150k miles and my 2000 323it failed at 230k miles, so I've had a little experience :cry: I kept the broken drum...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 244,217
Posted By beberle
2000 323it : 230k miles and not a problem. ...

2000 323it : 230k miles and not a problem.
2001 330i : reverse gear shattered at 150k miles. had it rebuilt and running strong at 202k.

Changed fluid and filter at ~80k miles on both. Need to...
Forum: General BMW 11-30-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By beberle
Turner Motorsports Catalytic Converters

Has anyone installed them? I'm at 202k miles and have the dreaded 'bank 2 inefficiency' code. They state 'OEM specs' and look good. The $400 price tag looks even better. Never thought I'd be happy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,492
Posted By beberle
My 323it is at 235k miles and the 330i is at 202k...

My 323it is at 235k miles and the 330i is at 202k miles. I did the 'older car as a commuter' thing for several years. I then woke up and smelled the coffee. If you're going to be stuck in a car for 2...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By beberle
I think my secondary air pump is shot. Getting...

I think my secondary air pump is shot. Getting the code 'secondary air system flow too low #4-6'. From what I've been reading, the car starts out too rich until the exhaust and O2 sensors warm up,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,124
Posted By beberle
Replaced the seals on my 2000 323it w/ 150k...

Replaced the seals on my 2000 323it w/ 150k miles. Did it because I had to replace the valve cover gasket and it was worth trying with the valve cover already off. There MIGHT be a little more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By beberle
Yeah, I figured it out. Actually survived this...

Yeah, I figured it out. Actually survived this DIY ;-) I posted a full DIY on e46 w/ pictures. Glad I don't have to do this one again... I hate working w/ coolant!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By beberle
I love my Kumho's! I've been using them for...

I love my Kumho's! I've been using them for years. Only concern is snow; they're not snow rated. However, great in the rain. One of the best bang-for-buck tires out there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By beberle
Radiator DIY??

I've looked everywhere and can't find a E46 Radiator DIY. I've got all the hoses off, expansion tank's off, but it won't come out. Looks like AC lines attached to the radiator on the passenger...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-03-2005, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By beberle
I've done them on my 323it and 330i. There are...

I've done them on my 323it and 330i. There are two belts and two tensioners. Helps to have an extended 1/2" drive handle because of the tension needed to release the belts. You can do both from...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 12-05-2004, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By beberle
Exclamation Smoking mirror switch!!

Yikes!
The mirror switch in my '01 330i fried this afternoon... dense cloud of white smoke coming out of the armrest. I was adjusting the passenger mirror when it happened. Anyone heard of this...
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