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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 720
Posted By Zooks527
This may have been true 20 years ago. It is not...

This may have been true 20 years ago. It is not any longer. Current snow tire design includes small cuts (called sipes) that have a major effect on packed snow and ice traction. Modern winter tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 720
Posted By Zooks527
Lots of people love the DWS. I run them as my...

Lots of people love the DWS. I run them as my 9-months-of-the-year tire and I'm on my second set (the tire insurance would only replace kind-in-kind after I bubbled two on a huge pothole).

That...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By Zooks527
Well, I just have the one data point. Still,...

Well, I just have the one data point. Still, near on 40 years of driving (and lots of potholes), that's the first one that took a very visible bend (I have put mild bends in others). Still held...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 720
Posted By Zooks527
I use winters on my xDrive, which is now on it's...

I use winters on my xDrive, which is now on it's second set. I'm on the road before the plows a lot. A/S tires don't cut it in building snow, and they have zero value on glare ice (true winter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By Zooks527
I have Salernos for my winter tire set. You're...

I have Salernos for my winter tire set. You're right, I got them because they were inexpensive and decent looking.

I don't think I'd go year-round with them, though. They use a fairly soft alloy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Zooks527
The thoughts are that the gas cap locks/unlocks...

The thoughts are that the gas cap locks/unlocks with the doors. Not an option anywhere that I know of.

I've pressed the cover with the doors locked while washing the car and then noticed it pop...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Zooks527
Had that. Returned it after 3 weeks. Great if...

Had that. Returned it after 3 weeks. Great if you were stopped, lousy if you were moving.

But it's certainly expensive.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Zooks527
Well, assuming you've been putting miles on at a...

Well, assuming you've been putting miles on at a steady rate, it's been two years and 40,000 miles since the gasket was last replaced. If it had 3 in the first 80,000 miles, I would think that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Zooks527
Subarus are massively fussy about tires sizes. ...

Subarus are massively fussy about tires sizes. My wife's old 2003 required that you pull a fuse to disable the AWD system any time you had the spare tire on one of the hubs. Her 2011 is not that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Zooks527
Staggered tires are workable on an xDrive with...

Staggered tires are workable on an xDrive with the proviso that the rolling circumference is the same on all 4 tires, and it was a common factory option on the E90 . As an example, in 2009, the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Zooks527
As DSX notes above, there's not a lot of labor in...

As DSX notes above, there's not a lot of labor in there.

FWIW, my indy charges the same for a tire replacement / balance / mount with or without changing the sensor (I bent a wheel, and his...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Zooks527
I had some concerns about the laser warning...

I had some concerns about the laser warning getting a strong enough signal that far from the headlights, but the Staties here try to tag you from so far away that the beam must be 10 feet around when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Zooks527
Lousy resolution and poor data rate. Good...

Lousy resolution and poor data rate. Good picture if you're standing still. Poor image quality if you're moving, unless you use a cracked BIOS, which isn't available for the 2 camera setup. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Zooks527
The LK-7200 is sharper (makes sense, with the...

The LK-7200 is sharper (makes sense, with the larger sensor and better lens), but not massively so. The GPS speed function was determinative for me, as was the fact that the front camera on my car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Zooks527
Good morning. I did look at the LK-7500. I...

Good morning.

I did look at the LK-7500. I decided on the 7200 because the price was less and I don't need any more night detail than the 7200 provides. The FOV is fine for what I want, and I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By Zooks527
Yup, the US RMI is lower than the EU RON and...

Yup, the US RMI is lower than the EU RON and their 98 is similar to our 93. However, you can get higher than 98 RON in Germany. On our ED trip, I was buying 102 RON, which is higher than any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Zooks527
On mine, I had the newly failed sensor replaced. ...

On mine, I had the newly failed sensor replaced.

You can get rid of the light from a failed sensor by wiring the ends together, but all you're doing there is removing the sensor from the warning...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Zooks527
Certainly looks normal to me. Holding at a...

Certainly looks normal to me.

Holding at a steady speed, the locking torque converter on the ZF automatic transmission engages to eliminate slip in the drivetrain. This gives the automatic 335...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Zooks527
http://www.endtuning.com/ccidcodes.html ...

http://www.endtuning.com/ccidcodes.html

CC-ID 121 is the abbreviation for "FRM 121 Dipped Beam Right Failure". Your passenger side low beam is out. Unfortunately, that would seem to be of little...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Zooks527
This is also why you absolutely need to have TPMS...

This is also why you absolutely need to have TPMS with run-flats. If it loses pressure on the highway and you don't realize it, you can get some nasty failure modes after driving for a while.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Zooks527
Hah ! 5 years / 120k miles in and I learn...

Hah ! 5 years / 120k miles in and I learn something new.

Interestingly, mine does this, but instead of the amber light up front, it turns on my front halos on one side only. Activating the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Zooks527
If your car isn't pre-wired for the OEM alarm...

If your car isn't pre-wired for the OEM alarm (and yours is not, as it was built after March 2009), you can't get an OEM alarm installed at any reasonable price.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Zooks527
There's nothing wrong with steelies, I've just...

There's nothing wrong with steelies, I've just never come across a set that fits on my car. I'd have taken them if I had the choice. Sure are ugly, though.

I know that the 2009 non-sport 328...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Zooks527
Nothing is wrong. RTFM. Pressing the DTC...

Nothing is wrong.

RTFM. Pressing the DTC button turns off some of the stability control features and allows some wheel spin. Unless you're stuck in snow and are trying to rock the car out,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Zooks527
Second the motion for TireRack. I have run...

Second the motion for TireRack. I have run Blizzaks for the last 5 years with no complaints. Almost bought Micheline X-Ice last time (2 years ago) to see if they were quieter but they were out of...
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