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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By bwillia
Ahh...That makes sense. I was confused there for...

Ahh...That makes sense. I was confused there for a minute. That was probably the unknown for them at the time. As many problems as they had with early VANOS they were probably worried they didn't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By bwillia
My N54 definitely has DI, Turbos and VANOS.

My N54 definitely has DI, Turbos and VANOS.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By bwillia
The early DI engines all had this problem. The...

The early DI engines all had this problem. The fix for most manufacturers has been to spray a small amount of fuel at the back of the valves to keep them clean. The fuel acts a solvent. Problem...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By bwillia
Isn't it true that the N54 probably cost BMW more...

Isn't it true that the N54 probably cost BMW more warranty dollars than any other engine they ever produced between the HPFP, injectors, wastegate rattle etc. The twin turbo, at the time, was simply...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By bwillia
If these cars are still on the road then the HPFP...

If these cars are still on the road then the HPFP and injector issues have been resolved. There was a turbo issue too but again they have been resolved and there is a lengthy warranty on the turbos...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By bwillia
Have your dealer run you a build sheet from your...

Have your dealer run you a build sheet from your VIN number. He can tell you exactly what options it has.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By bwillia
Compare the lower part of your grill with mine....

Compare the lower part of your grill with mine. You can see the mesh inserts. All sport models had these.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By bwillia
If that is a picture of your actual car you do...

If that is a picture of your actual car you do NOT have the sport package. The sport package includes mesh grill inserts in the lower portions of the front grill.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By bwillia
True but this is a known common issue. My SA at...

True but this is a known common issue. My SA at the dealership told me it was all too common.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By bwillia
The 12's you mentioned are going to be plenty. I...

The 12's you mentioned are going to be plenty. I put 5mm spacers all around on my stock staggered wheels on my 08 E92 and 15mm spacers on my aftermarket square setup wheels on the rear of my E84 M....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By bwillia
Mine went out at 50K and of course over a...

Mine went out at 50K and of course over a mountain pass. $1000.00 tow bill to the shop. Count your blessings it happened at home.
That's what happens when they try to reinvent the wheel with a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By bwillia
Excellent choice! You are going to love it. Glad...

Excellent choice! You are going to love it. Glad you stayed in the BMW family.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By bwillia
Just verified that and you are correct. Not sure...

Just verified that and you are correct. Not sure where I got that impression that the N54 was so short lived. but that's good. Opens up the possibilities for the OP. And you bring up a good point...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By bwillia
The 07-08 Twin Turbos are much more tune-able...

The 07-08 Twin Turbos are much more tune-able than the subsequent twin scroll turbo models. Simple MAP changes make a big difference but they should be supported with bigger inter-coolers, down...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By bwillia
Recently passed the 60K mark on my 08 E92 335 and...

Recently passed the 60K mark on my 08 E92 335 and the steering coupler promptly got sticky and started going click, click whenever I would turn the wheel. I keep hoping and praying I will hit a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By bwillia
Do you have aftermarket wheels? When I changed to...

Do you have aftermarket wheels? When I changed to aftermarket wheels I had the same rubbing issue but some 15mm spacers fixed me right up for $40.00
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bwillia
I'm assuming you meant $16,445.44? Other than...

I'm assuming you meant $16,445.44? Other than that looks like a nice car and very low mileage. Enjoy!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By bwillia
I also have an 08 335xi coupe and I have the...

I also have an 08 335xi coupe and I have the Dinan springs all around, Dinan sway bar in the back and the Bilstein Sport shocks on the brear and the Dinan HD struts on the front. This has been a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By bwillia
My point was they altered their warranty a couple...

My point was they altered their warranty a couple of times and kept dropping the mileage from where they started in response to the number of claims on against the rapid wear.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By bwillia
I have to differ with those recommending the...

I have to differ with those recommending the Continental DWS. I have had two sets on two different cars including my 335 and I had to have them all replaced under mileage warranty because of short...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By bwillia
The bad news is they warped your rotors when they...

The bad news is they warped your rotors when they over torqued them and now they owe you a least a machining of those rotors depending on their thickness or new rotors.
I torque all the lug nuts on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By bwillia
Bad week to be a car collector

The Z4M needs Vanos work and a Constant pressure valve.
The E92 needs a steering coupler
The Boxster needs a MAF, AOS, O2 sensors and a primary CAT.

Can you say 5K down the tubes!!?? Sigh.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By bwillia
Unfortunately the Water pump is an all too common...

Unfortunately the Water pump is an all too common problem. Mine failed at about 50K miles and I needed a $900 tow from Steamboat Springs, Co. back to the dealer at home! Fortunately the overheating...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By bwillia
Very, very pretty and nice shots!

Very, very pretty and nice shots!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By bwillia
I think it has the lines of a M235i

I think it has the lines of a M235i
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