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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pilgrim
I passed on a very hot, attractive and great...

I passed on a very hot, attractive and great performing Audi A4 Wagon because it had a custom brake setup that required rotors that cost close to $1000 each.

No way, not unless I'm building a race...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Pilgrim
Don't forget the anti-sieze when you put it back...

Don't forget the anti-sieze when you put it back together. Put it around the hub under the rotor if you have the rotor off, and put it behind the wheel too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Pilgrim
Kick the tire from the side. DO NOT DO THIS...

Kick the tire from the side. DO NOT DO THIS unless the car is well supported on a jackstand. You don't want to kick it off the jackstand if you're a Van Damme kinda guy.

BTW - kick the tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By Pilgrim
The oil change interval is in your owner's...

The oil change interval is in your owner's manual, and the reading you see is within the normal BMW specs. Check the manual. The mileage left will change depending on how your drive it.

Be happy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By Pilgrim
if your inner pad wore faster than the outer, the...

if your inner pad wore faster than the outer, the calipers are not centering correctly when the brakes are applied. This is most often due to a problem with the bolts over which the calipers slide...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Pilgrim
FYI... The Ajax product in the US will...

FYI...

The Ajax product in the US will scratch glass. It is not made of the same thing Bon Ami is. Your formulation may be different.

Bon Ami uses feldspar as its primary ingredient. Its...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Pilgrim
Crank = rotate the engine. Without starting =...

Crank = rotate the engine.
Without starting = disconnect ignition components sufficient to keep it from starting.

In older cars with distributors, all you needed to do was pull the oil wire out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Pilgrim
Turbos run very hot, and the gaskets servicing...

Turbos run very hot, and the gaskets servicing them are far tougher than gaskets in other parts of the car. Oil lines to turbos are generally metal, so they're not affected by sitting indefinitely....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 733
Posted By Pilgrim
I recently bought a 2008 E91 wagon in beautiful...

I recently bought a 2008 E91 wagon in beautiful shape for $13.5, It had 97K miles on it. I love it and I paid a fraction of the new price...so of course I can pay for stuff that needs done.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By Pilgrim
Error-disregard.

Error-disregard.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Pilgrim
The Bon Ami is normally found in most grocery...

The Bon Ami is normally found in most grocery store cleaning aisles. It does work, and it's cheap.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Pilgrim
Nope, not calling the OP a liar. There are tons...

Nope, not calling the OP a liar. There are tons of pages in that mess of books, and it's hard to find things as organized by the Germanic mind.

That said, dig in.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Pilgrim
It's also practical to use one dot of super glue...

It's also practical to use one dot of super glue on an edge. You can break it without tearing up the entire cap. One dot ONLY.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Pilgrim
Trading in, you get wholesale for your car -...

Trading in, you get wholesale for your car - which is probably in the $8500 range.

I just bought a 2008 E91 Sportwagon with 97,000 miles for $13.5K. I'm pretty sure they didn't have mover $11K in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Pilgrim
Garage door openers. Directions are indeed in...

Garage door openers. Directions are indeed in the manual.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Pilgrim
You need to get the door panel off and work on it...

You need to get the door panel off and work on it before you ruin the tint.

I've even disconnected window power switches and propped up windows with a section of broom handle when needed. (DO...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Pilgrim
That Giulia is one of the most GORGEOUS freakin'...

That Giulia is one of the most GORGEOUS freakin' cars I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the passenger-friendly version of the incredible 4C.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Pilgrim
AMEN!!!! Too many AC systems are screwed up by...

AMEN!!!! Too many AC systems are screwed up by people who have no clue what they're doing...they just jam a bunch of refrigerant into it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pilgrim
That makes some sense. if I were a shop owner, I...

That makes some sense. if I were a shop owner, I would NEVER go against manufacturer instructions on pad and rotor changes. And if I had a marginal rotor on any vehicle, I'd change it - the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Pilgrim
Bon Ami and elbow grease. It won't scratch...

Bon Ami and elbow grease.

It won't scratch glass. We used to use it to clean the windows on cars while detailing them.

http://www.bonami.com/images/graphics/bon-ami-can-home-header.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pilgrim
I think it's reasonable to expect that under...

I think it's reasonable to expect that under normal driving in traffic, most too-thin rotors would warp and give plenty of warning before they fail. Severe driving or track conditions might be more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By Pilgrim
Why do people black out license plates in photos?...

Why do people black out license plates in photos? Never saw the point myself.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pilgrim
BMW rotors are designed to wear out when the pads...

BMW rotors are designed to wear out when the pads do. In other words, designed to be worn to the point where they cannot be turned as the pads wear out. I keep a brake rotor micrometer around just to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,045
Posted By Pilgrim
Thanks for the link! I just ordered one of the...

Thanks for the link! I just ordered one of the water testers.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Pilgrim
That's not what it's made for. WD-40 was...

That's not what it's made for. WD-40 was developed only as a water displacing substance. People do use it for many things, but it's not a rust preventive or lubricant.
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