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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By Pilgrim
I have no problem paying someone else to do work...

I have no problem paying someone else to do work when I don't have the time or the technical aspects are beyond me. I often say "I used to have more time than money, but now I find that sometimes I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By Pilgrim
Right. And spend $100 for someone to come in and...

Right. And spend $100 for someone to come in and fix a leaky faucet (which needs a 10-cent gasket), or $1000 to paint a wall in the house with $20 worth of paint? That article covers a lot of DIY...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By Pilgrim
Useta be when you wanted to try the viscosity...

Useta be when you wanted to try the viscosity trick you went from something like 10/30 to a straight weight 40w or 50w oil. That would be a bit drastic for a BMW and I'm not aware of any single...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-26-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Pilgrim
Most likely place for this is a leak at the...

Most likely place for this is a leak at the filter from an out of place gasket. There is pressure inside the filter housing, none in the oil pan. You got lucky, but if the pan plug was loose enough...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Pilgrim
Chip and crack repair works, but for best results...

Chip and crack repair works, but for best results you need to do it immediately, before it gets dirty.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Pilgrim
1) Buy a tire gauge!!!! (Buy a dial gauge, not a...

1) Buy a tire gauge!!!! (Buy a dial gauge, not a "stick" cheapie.)

2) Pull the obstacle. Check pressure.

3) Go away. Come back in a half hour or hour and check pressure.

3) Go away for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Pilgrim
Read the owner's manual and it will give you...

Read the owner's manual and it will give you information on oil weight and changes.

Lighter weight oils make a slight difference in gas mileage by reducing resistance in the engine. 10-40 won't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Pilgrim
To the OP...this is the sequence of attacking...

To the OP...this is the sequence of attacking this problem. DO NOT GO PAST #1 to start!

1 - Charge the battery fully.
2 - Attempt to start
3 - No click, no crank? Change starter.
4 - Cranks...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By Pilgrim
I'd be polite but persistent. At $25K they...

I'd be polite but persistent. At $25K they definitely have enough money in the sale to re-do the tint, and that's exactly what I would tell them.

Tires may or may not be "part of the car", but if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Pilgrim
A minor overfill won't hurt a thing. How much...

A minor overfill won't hurt a thing. How much did you overfill it? If a quart or less, there's no issue.

And if you have a noise, you're going to need to take it to a shop. Diagnosing that long...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By Pilgrim
DIY it and save yourself a ton of money.

DIY it and save yourself a ton of money.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By Pilgrim
Get the car that makes the most sense, put in the...

Get the car that makes the most sense, put in the fuel it needs, and if the company won't pay the entire bill, then make a deal with them to pay the difference yourself.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Pilgrim
Perhaps someone here can tell you if you can...

Perhaps someone here can tell you if you can separate the lens from the cluster. You should be able to do that and avoid replacing the instruments.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Pilgrim
#1 suspect: thermostat.

#1 suspect: thermostat.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pilgrim
Actually, an EXCELLENT excuse and another reason...

Actually, an EXCELLENT excuse and another reason there should be a dipstick in these cars.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pilgrim
Only. Go. To. A. REAL. Shop. Or DIY. While...

Only. Go. To. A. REAL. Shop.

Or DIY. While you DIY, feel free to curse BMW with every inventive term you know for their idiocy in removing the dipstick.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Pilgrim
Beautiful! Everyone does "replace", no one does...

Beautiful! Everyone does "replace", no one does "repair" any more.

Also a good reason to keep the stock BMW plastic valve caps.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Pilgrim
Five year finance on a three-year-old car? Bad...

Five year finance on a three-year-old car? Bad idea. Maximum finance period should be three years.

If you're going to drive 55K miles and have 39K on it now, your end mileage will be 94K miles....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Pilgrim
Why not ask the dealership what they did? That's...

Why not ask the dealership what they did? That's your best shot at getting accurate information.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By Pilgrim
And Read The Manual. Then drive it. All answers...

And Read The Manual. Then drive it. All answers should be clear in a few minutes.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Pilgrim
Remember, most of the people you will talk to...

Remember, most of the people you will talk to about this have never read the manual, so they're speaking from past experience and hearsay. The manufacturer knows the car best.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Pilgrim
I don't recommend either Meineke or Midas. Find...

I don't recommend either Meineke or Midas. Find an independent shop that knows BMW vehicles and have your work done there, not the dealer. You no longer have any reason to pay dealer prices for any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Pilgrim
In English?

In English?
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 07-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Pilgrim
Aftermarket Fog Lights

For sale - two replacement fog light enclosures for the E36 series. I bought them for my wife's 1994 325i but sold the car before installing them. These are the light enclosures ONLY - no lamps are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,669
Posted By Pilgrim
Sorry, but this is dangerously wrong. Different...

Sorry, but this is dangerously wrong. Different tires on front and back creates different traction and handling characteristics in front and back. In a panic stop, especially if the car is not...
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