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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,601
Posted By klax
Free..? It cost you between $3500 and 4000. That...

Free..? It cost you between $3500 and 4000. That will buy you a whole lot of maintenance and then some in two years.

I DIY just about everytning, that would cover my costs for about five or six...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,841
Posted By klax
I had an E90 328i Auto trans loaner the other...

I had an E90 328i Auto trans loaner the other day, my 2004 325i was having some wiring work done at the dealer (I avoid the dealer like the plague otherwise). My 325i is a manual as that's all I've...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,251
Posted By klax
Porsche, realizing that a 15,000 mile oil change...

Porsche, realizing that a 15,000 mile oil change interval was a bit too long, recently reduced the OCI to 12,000 miles...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,123
Posted By klax
I was at my wife's Acura dealer the other day and...

I was at my wife's Acura dealer the other day and on the wall was posted an appreciation letter (along with many other similar letters) from a customer who had had their sunroof "explode". They were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By klax
The rear differential is a gearbox and like any...

The rear differential is a gearbox and like any gearbox, it should have its fluid changed on a regular basis.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By klax
In response to pconwell, the manual transmission...

In response to pconwell, the manual transmission and rear differential both have oil in them and should be replaced every 30,000 miles or so (it is a manual transmission?).
Oxygen sensors are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By klax
BMW doesn't make crap wheels, it's just that...

BMW doesn't make crap wheels, it's just that everybody these day demands that "low profile look". Bent and cracked wheels are not uncommon for a lot of 18 and 19 inch wheels.

When we were all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By klax
Not to worry, whenever I use my air conditioner...

Not to worry, whenever I use my air conditioner my tranny leaks too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,488
Posted By klax
At 20,000 miles copper seems a bit on the high...

At 20,000 miles copper seems a bit on the high side, could indicate a bearing starting to wear. Iron is elevated as well but not enough to worry about.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,555
Posted By klax
I read an article several years ago with race car...

I read an article several years ago with race car driver Dan Gurney. The legendary driver and race car builder was asked about what cars he drives... He had mentioned that one of his cars was a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-11-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By klax
If I was your dad and saw this post I would take...

If I was your dad and saw this post I would take the car and sell it you ungreatful little sh!t.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By klax
Agree with everything krisL said. The cooling...

Agree with everything krisL said. The cooling system is the weakest link on these cars and failures are common. If you can't confirm that those items have been replaced then get it done. Any good BMW...
Forum: General BMW 05-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By klax
You never have to take your car to the dealer if...

You never have to take your car to the dealer if you don't want to. Some dealers even seem to guilt you into it. I bought my car new and I've never once taken it to the dealer for service for two...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By klax
I'm looking for some lightweight wheels for...

I'm looking for some lightweight wheels for street and track. jvr826 suggested LTW-5s from Turner Motorsports. About $250 each but very light, just over 16 lbs for the 17" and 18 lbs (I think) for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By klax
Paddle Shift, thanks for posting the pics. I'm...

Paddle Shift, thanks for posting the pics. I'm trying to decide between the Koseis and LTWs from Turner Motorsports (even lighter!)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By klax
Dawg90, When you upgraded your wheels, did...

Dawg90,

When you upgraded your wheels, did you go up in size, 16" to 18" for example? that could be factor even though your new setup is lighter per wheel.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By klax
Looking at pics of these wheels mounted on...

Looking at pics of these wheels mounted on peoples' cars, there doesn't look to be a way to mount a traditional type center cap. I'd like to see what people have come up with with these wheels.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By klax
Thanks again for the replies! I would be losing...

Thanks again for the replies! I would be losing about five pounds of unspung weight (per wheel) over my current wheels, did anyone notice an improvement in handling, accereration, etc with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By klax
Cool! Thanks for the pics, they look great with a...

Cool! Thanks for the pics, they look great with a blue car. In some pictures I have seen of the wheels they look like kind of a "sparkly" silver metallic finish. Is that so or more of a satin...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By klax
Pics of E46 with Kosei K1s

Does anyone have pics of thier E46 with Kosei K1s ? I'm considering getting the Kosei 17x8.5 with 40mm offset. It seems they will stick out toward the fender about 3/8ths of an inch - cool for the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,877
Posted By klax
It is most likely your Final Stage Resisitor.

It is most likely your Final Stage Resisitor.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 01-11-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By klax
You want to get the oil changed inbetween the...

You want to get the oil changed inbetween the regular 15000 mi service, right? It's not a problem just make sure to tell them - "Please don't reset my service indicator".
As soon as they are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By klax
I'll second what Randy said. You guys are getting...

I'll second what Randy said. You guys are getting all worked up over a little moisture. Take the car out on a long, hot drive and that crap will go away, repeated short trips are not good for the car...
Forum: General BMW 12-07-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,825
Posted By klax
Here is my take on it: I jumped into a new 5...

Here is my take on it: I jumped into a new 5 series and figured it out in about 10-15 minutes. Not all that complex and pretty cool in a way. Having said that, I don't want it in my car. I don't want...
Forum: General BMW 09-09-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By klax
Usually, most dealers will cover parts and labor...

Usually, most dealers will cover parts and labor for one year. You're four months outside with that repair but I would talk to the dealer and see if you could get a discount because of short amount...
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