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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By Pilgrim
BMWs look nice stock. Wash it, wax it, keep it...

BMWs look nice stock. Wash it, wax it, keep it clean and be proud of it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Pilgrim
I know of no reason those won't work just fine. ...

I know of no reason those won't work just fine. I've seen them used on my wheels and when I got home, I checked torque and it was correct.

When I bought them, I'd probably test them against a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Pilgrim
That could easily be the problem. I use an...

That could easily be the problem. I use an impact wrench to remove lug bolts or nuts - because that creates no issues. BUT - with all wheels today, installing with proper torque and moving the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By Pilgrim
I suspect you have a bad pressure plate or...

I suspect you have a bad pressure plate or damaged clutch disc. Parts can fail, and this sure sounds like that. Hate to share bad news, but I think you've had a part failure.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Pilgrim
I've used both hockey pucks and a chunk of 2x4 on...

I've used both hockey pucks and a chunk of 2x4 on a jack pad for lifting; I've never found a passenger car yet that couldn't be put on jack stands. (Although the factory manual may deny it.) ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Pilgrim
My guess is that your viewing software is...

My guess is that your viewing software is orienting them for you to view, but they're not actually saved in that orientation. Re-save in correct orientation so you're sure it's right, then try the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By Pilgrim
The answer is yes. It was normal. But the reason...

The answer is yes. It was normal. But the reason was the gasket, so you're in good shape.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Pilgrim
Your title says the XI has fewer miles. Get it. ...

Your title says the XI has fewer miles. Get it.

Even if it's higher miles, get it. In Indiana you'll want it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Pilgrim
Snark self-deleted.

Snark self-deleted.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Pilgrim
I suggest a trip to a front end alignment place -...

I suggest a trip to a front end alignment place - have them inspect front end components while aligning.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By Pilgrim
Amen! You don't want to drain it and then find...

Amen! You don't want to drain it and then find out you can't fill it.

I can't understand why people tighten those fill plugs (and oil pan plugs) so much. They don't stop to think that those plugs...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By Pilgrim
Maybe it shouldn't be necessary, but when my...

Maybe it shouldn't be necessary, but when my vehicle is giving trouble, I'll do what's needed to minimze the problem.

FWIW, I don't have any problem shifting from 3>2 in my 08 manual six-speed,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Pilgrim
I suggest more planning to achieve a harmonious...

I suggest more planning to achieve a harmonious result, not self-destruction.

Revise your tire and wheel choices so that you won't grenade the X-drive. It's not that hard to research tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By Pilgrim
It might be worth checking to see if the BMW...

It might be worth checking to see if the BMW brand is a synthetic already. If it is, I doubt that changing to a different synthetic gear oil would provide any meaningful improvement.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Pilgrim
I can't pass up the chance to be a smart-a**... ...

I can't pass up the chance to be a smart-a**...

Gee, the oil pan gasket and tires on my BMW don't light up!

OK, OK....

Yes, that battery is a prime candidate for causing weird problems. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By Pilgrim
Do you double-clutch the downshift? That should...

Do you double-clutch the downshift? That should help.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Pilgrim
If it's in the sidewall, that's quite true. If...

If it's in the sidewall, that's quite true. If it's in the tread and you have run-flats and drove very far with it flat, that's also true - the tire got you in but self-destructed in the process.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Pilgrim
The reason for the jump start is obvious -...

The reason for the jump start is obvious - battery.

You can probably prove it to yourself by checking voltage between the hot terminal under the hood and a ground - I'll bet it's in the high 11V...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By Pilgrim
I had the Progressive version on my Nissan Murano...

I had the Progressive version on my Nissan Murano for a few weeks. Why? To get a discount on insurance. I don't drive like a moron, they already know where I live and they can easily presume that I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Pilgrim
Or a large C-clamp.

Or a large C-clamp.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Pilgrim
Lovely. I'm sure that makes sense to some...

Lovely. I'm sure that makes sense to some engineer with a pocket protector on every pocket of his svelte German-made shirt and every pocket of his pants.

But to mortals, it means.....HUH?

I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Pilgrim
It is possible, especially if the battery has...

It is possible, especially if the battery has different capacity then the previous one. I'd put it on a charger, then get it to a shop where the registration can be done.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Pilgrim
Ezzackly. You can control where the air goes,...

Ezzackly. You can control where the air goes, and the fan speed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Pilgrim
What happened was that the bolts were grossly...

What happened was that the bolts were grossly over-tightened and stretched as a result. The stretching was excessive (many bolts are tightened to a specific torque spec to create a calculated amount...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Pilgrim
I like the idea of having a competent mechanic...

I like the idea of having a competent mechanic repair the transmission. They are not magic ju-ju, they're just mechanical assemblies that can be rebuilt like anything else.

And DAMN sure not for...
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