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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By dallas70
BiHoTTo115 - Thanks for the great info on this...

BiHoTTo115 - Thanks for the great info on this job. Mine has been leaking for a while and it's to the point that I'll have to do it in the next month or so.

Dealer just quoted $925 to replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By dallas70
This is a bolt-in replacement. I was in exactly...

This is a bolt-in replacement. I was in exactly the same situation you're in several months ago; same car, same window. I did the same homework, comparing cost of having the dealer do it or buying...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,591
Posted By dallas70
If you appreciate clear/immersive music while...

If you appreciate clear/immersive music while enjoying your driving machine, Bavarian Soundwerks (www.bavsound.com) makes custom-fit subs for our cars that fit perfectly in that space with no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,055
Posted By dallas70
That comment is on the money. When I was...

That comment is on the money. When I was shopping for a 2006 CPO BMW for my wife in Christmas '08, I had it down to two choices: one in Barrique Red from a local dealership 10 miles away and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,622
Posted By dallas70
My '06 has had that symptom since I bought it...

My '06 has had that symptom since I bought it December '08. Doesn't happen every time, but usually when it's been sitting in the cold for quite a while. Hasn't affected braking so I'm not worried...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By dallas70
The instrument panel directed rear pad...

The instrument panel directed rear pad replacement a few months ago on my '06 with ~58k miles. Had it done at the dealership; also checked the rotors and they said they were still good. Cost out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By dallas70
Definitely good advice about the NHTSA site. I...

Definitely good advice about the NHTSA site. I didn't even know it existed until some of the great folks here pointed me that way when I saw my airbag light come on. Thought I was in for an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By dallas70
The airbag issue was related to the seat-mat...

The airbag issue was related to the seat-mat sensor in the passenger seat (at least for my '06 that was the NHTSA bulletin that applied). The part was less than $200 (BMW covered mine).

As many...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By dallas70
My '06 325i has had similar symptoms (occasional...

My '06 325i has had similar symptoms (occasional spots of oil under the car) for about a year now. I put it on a lift about 7 months ago to change oil/inspect the underside and really couldn't tell...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By dallas70
Great info - thanks for the details. Since you...

Great info - thanks for the details. Since you added the detail about the symptoms related to that valve I'm guessing that has been the cause of my brake "stickiness" since I bought the car and just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By dallas70
Couple of ideas: - My '06 had a problem with...

Couple of ideas:
- My '06 had a problem with door locks not too long after buying in '09 - turned out to be a tech bulletin issue that required installing a 20 amp vice 15 amp fuse for the locks....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,632
Posted By dallas70
Yes, at least I am. Mine failed at about 46k...

Yes, at least I am. Mine failed at about 46k miles with no warning, fortunately under CPO warranty. I'll do a preventive replacement around 80k miles (another 2+ years the way we drive).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,618
Posted By dallas70
I had the good fortune to get a couple of rides...

I had the good fortune to get a couple of rides from a friend in high school who was given liberal use of his mom's 3 series coupe (mid 80s). Always wanted one after that; my Dad was a Ford guy so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-27-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By dallas70
If it makes you feel any better, I bought my 325i...

If it makes you feel any better, I bought my 325i almost 4 yrs ago as a CPO w/23k miles on it and it has always done what you describe (definitely just a brake pad issue; not differential or brake...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,479
Posted By dallas70
Ha! I like your fix (as I sit here with my rear...

Ha! I like your fix (as I sit here with my rear passenger door panel taken off and regulator removed...picking up the new one tomorrow).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By dallas70
Honestly, if I had put the money in to replace...

Honestly, if I had put the money in to replace the parts that you've replaced, I would definitely keep it. I don't think I could throw $4000+ into my car in less than a year just to sell it. I'd...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By dallas70
I've got the same car you have (our first BMW...

I've got the same car you have (our first BMW also; bought 4 yrs ago with 23k miles, now has 60k). It's been a great car but 2ndname is on the money about the water pump; mine died at around 40k...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By dallas70
:thumbup: I've been in the middle of the "keep it...

:thumbup: I've been in the middle of the "keep it or trade it in" process recently and finally committed today to maintaining what we have. My wife has wanted a Mini or 1-series for awhile (she...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,238
Posted By dallas70
Mine died at the 4yr mark. I replaced it myself...

Mine died at the 4yr mark. I replaced it myself with a $120 battery and didn't know about the "programming" deal. It's been working great for the last 2 years despite not reprogramming it so I'm...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
Posted By dallas70
I'm sure there are others, but I've ordered from...

I'm sure there are others, but I've ordered from www.BMWPartsSource.com . Select the OEM Parts tab, then at the bottom select Parts Catalog. I've ordered/replaced the passenger door pull and a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By dallas70
When this happened on my '06 last year they...

When this happened on my '06 last year they replaced the coolant pump. If they didn't replace yours that may be an issue. Also, you say you added a couple of cups of water...just plain water or a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
Posted By dallas70
I've got an '06 as well that has experienced some...

I've got an '06 as well that has experienced some of the peeling you're talking about. To me it's just "normal" wear for this car, so I ordered and replaced a couple of the peeling interior parts...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By dallas70
Same happened on mine as well but after pulling...

Same happened on mine as well but after pulling over to check it out, I saw that coolant pressure had gotten high enough that there was a bunch of it splashed under the hood. Had it towed to dealer;...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,211
Posted By dallas70
Might want to check with your insurance company...

Might want to check with your insurance company before you pay for a tow. Most insurance plans should have an option to pay an extra few bucks per month ($3 in my case from GEICO) for Emergency...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,095
Posted By dallas70
+1 on Tom's recommendation to check out the...

+1 on Tom's recommendation to check out the Bridgestone RE 960 AS RFT. I'm up for new tires shortly myself and will most likely go with that tire based on reviews and TireRack.com testing. I was...
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