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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Strongmad
Check front wheel balance.

Check front wheel balance.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 939
Posted By Strongmad
I understand why its done and it makes sense from...

I understand why its done and it makes sense from a chemistry point of view, I was just wondering what the effects of high ethanol content fuel on the stock fuel lines would be. I have read of some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Strongmad
Me thinks you MAF is either dirty or bad.

Me thinks you MAF is either dirty or bad.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 939
Posted By Strongmad
Did you do any upgrades to the fuel lines?

Did you do any upgrades to the fuel lines?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Strongmad
Good explanation here: ...

Good explanation here:
http://www.ultimatebimmerservice.com/blog/dallas-ft-worth-area-bmw-walnut-shell-intake-blasting-service/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Strongmad
If there are no codes present and the car has...

If there are no codes present and the car has never had the intake walnut blasted, you might want to start there.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By Strongmad
Interesting, I'll have to send him an email and...

Interesting, I'll have to send him an email and find out if he changed his mind about the water pump.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By Strongmad
No problem, it is the latest one that I have...

No problem, it is the latest one that I have available and/or can find. I was always curious why alot of people closely followed his advice, then ignored the one paragraph quoted above.

But,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By Strongmad
For me it's pretty much this. I can replace the...

For me it's pretty much this. I can replace the water pump and tstat in my car now, which is at ~70k miles, but there is no guarantee it wont break 10 miles later.

Since the car can determine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By Strongmad
Except Mike Miller doesn't recommend replacing...

Except Mike Miller doesn't recommend replacing them:

From Old School Maintenance Schedule v02.11-1,

"The N-series engines do not seem to suffer the sort of regular and systematic cooling...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Strongmad
Call up BMWNA and ask for a goodwill warranty...

Call up BMWNA and ask for a goodwill warranty repair, the worst they can say is no.

FWIW, the water pump is not a planned obsolescence item, the **** just breaks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,842
Posted By Strongmad
I just received the oil analysis for my '08 335i....

I just received the oil analysis for my '08 335i. The OCI was 1 year and ~11.7k miles, the car has a total of the ~68.2k miles.

The highlights were all the metals were in the range of a 6k OCI...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Strongmad
I used Redline D6 when I replaced my MT fluid,...

I used Redline D6 when I replaced my MT fluid, its as smooth as butter now!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,842
Posted By Strongmad
I did a break in oil change at 1.2k, then changed...

I did a break in oil change at 1.2k, then changed the oil every six months (~6k miles) until the warranty ran out. I paid for one, then got the maintenance plan change, repeat.

I did my first out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By Strongmad
This, I have yet to see a single thread that...

This, I have yet to see a single thread that says, I changed my oil per the CBS, and my engine blew up.

I have seen several threads PREDICTED grenading N54/N55 if you follow the CBS oil change...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Strongmad
I like a full size spare myself. The Tischer...

I like a full size spare myself.

The Tischer kit is all well and good, but it still is the spare off the 5 series. If you don't want to go that route, which I decided not to, simply pick up a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Strongmad
You won't have this problem with '97 and '02...

You won't have this problem with '97 and '02 models you mentioned, since they are not direct injection motors.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Strongmad
Ultimate Bimmer Service in Addison ...

Ultimate Bimmer Service in Addison
http://www.ultimatebimmerservice.com/
quoted me $500.00
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,874
Posted By Strongmad
Probably, but they told me it was because I was...

Probably, but they told me it was because I was driving a manual with cowboy boots and my beard is too big.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,874
Posted By Strongmad
Nope, I had my HPFP and 5 injectors replaced...

Nope, I had my HPFP and 5 injectors replaced under recall. The HPFP they put in failed last month as well as the LP fuel sensor. The HPFP was warrantied under the part specific warranty, the sensor...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Strongmad
These guys are good ...

These guys are good

http://www.ultimatebimmerservice.com/

As is John at BMS in Haltom City
(817) 498-3477

John doesn't have a fancy webpage or shiny shop, but he knows his BMW's.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Strongmad
I also put the Redline D6 ATF fluid in and CDV...

I also put the Redline D6 ATF fluid in and CDV delete about 3 years ago now. It absolutely felt like the new car I never had. I'll change again in another year and I will be using the Redline D6...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-19-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Strongmad
Long Cranks Equal....

Bad HPFP.

Which is interesting considering this is my first HPFP to fail. I replaced my first one under the recall about 2 years ago. So my original HPFP went ~40k miles and the one they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,848
Posted By Strongmad
There's a pretty cut and dry explanation for...

There's a pretty cut and dry explanation for this. It looks like you have a 2011 328, the motor for which is the N52B30, which has a compression ratio of 10.7:1. This compression ratio is on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,396
Posted By Strongmad
If you don't mind the drive to Haltom ****ty,...

If you don't mind the drive to Haltom ****ty, talk to John at BMS. They only work on BMW's and are half as much as any dealer.

You might also try UBS in Dallas, likely cheaper than any Dealer,...
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