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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Porando
My comment was only on transmission service.... ...

My comment was only on transmission service....
Would you run your engine for 100k or even 50k miles miles than drain only 1/3 of engine oil and replace it w/o changing oil filter?
Dont...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Porando
There is nothing wrong with model - I would focus...

There is nothing wrong with model - I would focus more on car history. If it was well taken care of (following common sense not BMW recommended services)
If cooling system was not overhauled -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Porando
You serious? One gallon of fresh fluid is better...

You serious? One gallon of fresh fluid is better than nothing but won't make much difference ($80 less in your wallet that is probably the biggest difference and I think it would be much better to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Porando
Ok, I remember that japanese cars have all kind...

Ok, I remember that japanese cars have all kind of chimes.... like in taxi there was always chime - one of the colleges said it is when driver goes too fast?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Porando
Original and proper setup with 19 inch rims...

Original and proper setup with 19 inch rims supped to be
Front: 225/35 R 19
Rear: 255/30 R 19

Unless your speedometer was re calibrated for different tire sizes

Front 225/40/19 and Rear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Porando
What reversing sound? you mean...

What reversing sound? you mean "beep...beep...beep" like the utility trucks have? I don't think we even have this option? Must be NZ option :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Porando
:rofl: And when you select your first BMW based...

:rofl: And when you select your first BMW based on forum recommendation, will we have a chance to select your GF next?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Porando
And what is real or expected cost ( parts, tools...

And what is real or expected cost ( parts, tools etc) and labor hours required for this?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Porando
And I do oil changes half way between BMW...

And I do oil changes half way between BMW recommended w/o resetting anything so if BMW time comes - they replace it again with counter reset so everything is "cool"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Porando
You can stop any any dealer - service desk and...

You can stop any any dealer - service desk and give then your car key - they should be able to tell you what services were done and when?

I do oil changes more often plus replace transmission...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Porando
Why even bother? I keep my own record of...

Why even bother? I keep my own record of services /oil changes and reset BMW counter whenever car is asking to do so...they are totally out of sync in my BMW's.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Porando
Some cars require new tires /brakes plus some...

Some cars require new tires /brakes plus some repairs and this maybe key contributor while some don't need anything other than time to check...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Porando
I do the same. I self insure - unless dealer...

I do the same. I self insure - unless dealer offers warranty for "almost" or completely free.
$4k warranty for $19K car??? that is 21% of the car value? I would never buy such a crap...
And...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Porando
sounds like tire shop manager gave you his...

sounds like tire shop manager gave you his personal car and took the 2015 for himself to drive for a day :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Porando
Opening locked car from inside

Drove with wife and she stopped at shopping mall. I decided to stay inside the car and wait for her to get some staff from the store. She took the keys and while going away locked the car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Porando
My advise is not to jump to improvements too...

My advise is not to jump to improvements too soon. Enjoy it - drive few month - join BMW CCA, meet people who have made improvements and decide if and what you want to do.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Porando
Hehehe,, 335d is not necessary a guarantee that...

Hehehe,, 335d is not necessary a guarantee that you will get trouble free car :)
When I was buying my 2011 335i I also looked at 2011 335d at the same dealership. Did the good thing to call my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Porando
It all depends how much you pay for extended...

It all depends how much you pay for extended warranty, what it covers and how this cost compares to the cost of major comp failure.
If I am asked to pay $2500 for ext warranty and transmission...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Porando
Story with buying extended warranties is always...

Story with buying extended warranties is always the same... for these who have major problems - it is a best thing ever but for these who did not have major issues - it is a total waste of money. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Porando
And: - one of my cars was totaled but did not...

And:
- one of my cars was totaled but did not show on carfax until about a year after that.....so value of these records is not 100% bullet proof
- I just bought CPO with 27k miles which was first...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Porando
Need to check specific tire spec and manuf...

Need to check specific tire spec and manuf recommendation. .
Most tire manuf specify max wheel width for this size to be 8.0 inch min and 9.5 inch Max ...so it is OK
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,200
Posted By Porando
:rofl: thanks for correction/comment. Could be...

:rofl: thanks for correction/comment. Could be worse if I mixed spirit with spirytus
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,200
Posted By Porando
These instructions have been circulating through...

These instructions have been circulating through forums for years and they simply don't work or people mix the information and expectations.

In AT equipped cars there are 2 different memories...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Porando
Did they check chemical composition as well as...

Did they check chemical composition as well as tribo-mechanical properties?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Porando
No prob - specially if you just cover the fuel...

No prob - specially if you just cover the fuel price for round trip transportation :)
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