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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Zeichen311
Well, I'll be darned, that's a new one for me. I...

Well, I'll be darned, that's a new one for me. I will definitely tuck this away in my brain's dusty file of weird automotive mechanical trivia!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Zeichen311
Really?! What a shame. OTOH, soon these will be...

Really?! What a shame. OTOH, soon these will be valuable "vintage" apparel! :rofl:
http://rlv.zcache.com/dsc_shirt_turn_it_off-r9249976330c04471b6671a9ba62f1383_va6lr_512.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By Zeichen311
Interesting thought. From "whine" I assumed a...

Interesting thought. From "whine" I assumed a rotational source but one man's whine is another's squeak is another's hiss or who-knows-what. I would not expect a leak there to be audible while...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes, and tire manufacturers specifically...

Yes, and tire manufacturers specifically recommend the opposite: Rotate tires when the fitment permits it. Even OE tire suppliers to BMW do not say, "except on BMWs." There are valid arguments to be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By Zeichen311
There is nothing in there that rotates so it is...

There is nothing in there that rotates so it is not the source of the whine. (Despite its grubby outward condition, I rather doubt the engine's innards are so fouled that you are hearing supersonic...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Zeichen311
The offset of the rear wheels is not correct for...

The offset of the rear wheels is not correct for the front. Depending on the exact profile of the tire, you might have interference with the strut tube or wheel housing (i.e., contact/rubbing). It is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By Zeichen311
Welcome to Bimmerfest. The canister houses the...

Welcome to Bimmerfest. The canister houses the engine's oil filter cartridge.

As for the whine, we need a lot more information to help you. Does it seem to come from the front of the car, the rear...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Zeichen311
Someone did. Perhaps you were involved in a chase...

Someone did. Perhaps you were involved in a chase and missed it while skimming? ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 690
Posted By Zeichen311
Incorrect. The OZS sensor (oil level/quality...

Incorrect. The OZS sensor (oil level/quality sensor) does exactly that, by measuring the permittivity of the oil as the dielectric material in the capacitive sensor. The permittivity (dielectric...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 738
Posted By Zeichen311
+1. My car was fitted with PS2 ZPs from the...

+1. My car was fitted with PS2 ZPs from the factory. I have yet to see a superior summer run-flat option so I have stuck with them. I think I am on my third set now (~50,000 total miles, give or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,034
Views: 302,406
Posted By Zeichen311
The delay until you file that report will...

The delay until you file that report will basically be the executive summary. ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,034
Views: 302,406
Posted By Zeichen311
Hey yourself! Can't complain...not that anyone...

Hey yourself! Can't complain...not that anyone would listen if I did. :) How is life up in Bemoville? Still enjoying the official "bus" of C2C5? :p :)

Think you'll make it to the pilgrimage to NA...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
You have a gift for understatement. ;) You'd...

You have a gift for understatement. ;)

You'd love it in central NJ right now. Storm just dumped about half a foot of perfect powder that has been nicely packed and smoothed, not removed, by plows....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By Zeichen311
Oh boy, here we go again.... :rofl: :...

Oh boy, here we go again.... :rofl:

: popcorn:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
I could provide the name of the gentleman in...

I could provide the name of the gentleman in question, as well several others who were present at table to corroborate the quote. I doubt you know any of them and we didn't make a transcript of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
You recall the difference between "involved" and...

You recall the difference between "involved" and "committed," right? When you have ham and eggs for breakfast, the hen is involved--the pig is committed.

I enjoy being involved with driving a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
Nah, not even close. The automatic transmission...

Nah, not even close. The automatic transmission has been with us for nearly a century now--I'd call that a pretty loooong step. All the electronic and "infotainment" integration is what will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
Exactly my take on it. I recall flogging an E65 7...

Exactly my take on it. I recall flogging an E65 7 Series years ago. That car was a blast, put plenty of grins on my face and was every inch a BMW--but a manual would have felt grossly out of place in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
As I said earlier, I have done so in the distant...

As I said earlier, I have done so in the distant past. The technique is different with an automatic but it is equally effective. Sometimes it is easier with a manual, sometimes with the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
+1, though maybe it was the Bush (I)...

+1, though maybe it was the Bush (I) administration for me. And rocking is just as easily done with an automatic...been there, did that. The transmission hates you for it but, a clutch does not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Zeichen311
That looks terrific! I always thought the OE...

That looks terrific! I always thought the OE aluminum trim looked awful with beige (it was even worse in the E46) because the metal tone was too light. That darker shade is a huge improvement--nice...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Zeichen311
BMW builds every car to order; it was not their...

BMW builds every car to order; it was not their idea. Blame the dealers who bought for inventory. Black is a popular interior because it goes with every exterior and the masses either like it, don't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Zeichen311
:rofl: All but one are affixed inside the glass...

:rofl:
All but one are affixed inside the glass or sheet metal to minimize aerodynamic drag. To offset the extra weight I ditched the micro-Maglite I used to keep in the glovebox (darn thing is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
You know, thinking about it...at least in the...

You know, thinking about it...at least in the early stages, that would be a bigger thrill--in a sheer-heart-pounding-terror sort of way. Don't think so? Ask yourself this: Which would you trust more,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,674
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes, which is why I specified non-M. The 3%...

Yes, which is why I specified non-M. The 3% figure was given the last time I had a chance to query a BMW exec about it. The M cars got manuals here because the buyers howled for them; for the rest,...
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