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Forum: The Detail Department 12-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By dmatre
The OptiCoat2.0 on our Murano is going on 2 years...

The OptiCoat2.0 on our Murano is going on 2 years now, and it's still the best-beading car we've got.

The best part of OptiCoat is how easy it makes washing the car. No scrubbing, no re washing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By dmatre
No. This is sign of a water pump failure. Best...

No. This is sign of a water pump failure. Best to change the thermostat while you're in there....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By dmatre
2011 328i hifi audio upgrade question

Don't give up because of your mechanic's pessimism.

There are great DIYs here for both Amp & speaker installs. If you buy the proper tools (specifically - trim removal tools) and follow the DIY...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By dmatre
This is NOT correct. The sounds for the...

This is NOT correct.

The sounds for the gongs, PDC, etc are amplified by the OEM HiFi amplifier, but they are not generated there.

I have the JL 600/6 amp with a Tecnic harness (via MusicarNW),...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By dmatre
Check out the audio subforum on e90post. You can...

Check out the audio subforum on e90post. You can pm him from there.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By dmatre
2011 328i hifi audio upgrade question

With HIFI, no need for clean sweep. JL600/6 is plug & play option with a harness from Tecnic on the other forum. Check out the audio forum on E90Post - read the stickies.

While your stereo is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By dmatre
7 year old winters are Flintstone-quality by now....

7 year old winters are Flintstone-quality by now. Run, don't walk, away from that deal.

They're not even up to new A/S standards at this point.

I ran a set of winters for about 6 years of on...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-09-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By dmatre
I've never, ever had the problem of microfiber...

I've never, ever had the problem of microfiber cloths shedding. Did you wash yours with normal laundry? (MF cloths should not be washed with non-MF, as they will pick up lint)
Forum: The Detail Department 11-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By dmatre
The best thing I've found is actually to use a...

The best thing I've found is actually to use a microfiber cloth damp with Optimum No-Rinse, followed by polishing/drying with a dry MF.

Cuts through the 'plastic fog' easily, and is completely...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By dmatre
Just got done bolting in a new battery 15 min...

Just got done bolting in a new battery 15 min ago. Drove it 40 miles to work, 40 miles home, stopped for gas, restarted fine.

Got home, parked on the street, pushed to stop & all hell broke...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By dmatre
Different tread pattern tires

You aren't correcting me, you're taking a hard turn and leaving the original question so that you can pontificate. The question was can the OP use tires with different tread on the same car. You...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By dmatre
I'm not going to argue with you. There are some...

I'm not going to argue with you. There are some who chose to live their lives by obeying every warning, every precaution, every recommendation. There are others who chose to proceed contrary to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By dmatre
Different tread pattern tires

And don't forget:

66 mph is too fast to be safe, standing on the top step of a ladder is forbidden, etc, etc.

In our litigious society, instructions & safety precautions are written to protect...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By dmatre
This is a fairly common malady. Typically, it is...

This is a fairly common malady. Typically, it is due to a broken wire where the wiring connects to the shifter.

It can be big $$$ from the dealer, or a bit of solder and heat shrink wire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By dmatre
Let's think here: replaced the exhaust, now...

Let's think here: replaced the exhaust, now there's a rattle.

First thing, climb under the car and check exhaust/ body clearance and that all hangers are attached.

It's likely not something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By dmatre
Calipers are NOT a normally replaced item. I...

Calipers are NOT a normally replaced item.

I would definitely ask specifically what is wrong with them. Sounds more like you ran the pads to zero rather than a caliper issue. If you have a stuck...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By dmatre
shocks and springs for 335 convertible

Koni Sport (Yellow) will make it better, but the issue is that you've moved the weight of the top from between the axles to behind the rear axle.

You may need to go to stiffer rear springs to...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By dmatre
The wife purchased an E350 with light beige...

The wife purchased an E350 with light beige interior about 3 months ago. I bought a can of Scotchguard and applied it the first weekend.

The mats & carpet still look good, so hopefully they'll...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By dmatre
Actually, he asks if tires will fix the...

Actually, he asks if tires will fix the oscillations. Short answer: no.

Non-RFT will make the ride better, may grip better (if PSS or similar), but the rear end instability will still be there. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By dmatre
You can also dilute your KSG 1:6 and use it like...

You can also dilute your KSG 1:6 and use it like a QD to 'top up' the protection and ramp up the gloss.

Note: because it doesn't have any lubricants, use it only after washing for topping...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By dmatre
undamped oscillations will likely be from rear...

undamped oscillations will likely be from rear subframe bushings. The springs are damped by the shocks, & unless they're completely blown, you shouldn't get oscillating from there.

The non-M...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By dmatre
Sounds like a dead amp. Open trunk, look down on...

Sounds like a dead amp. Open trunk, look down on left side. Pry plastic tray out with your fingertips. Check for water around the amp.

If it's wet, it's dead.


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Forum: The Detail Department 08-22-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By dmatre
You may get more/better info at Autopia.org. ...

You may get more/better info at Autopia.org.





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Forum: The Detail Department 07-26-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By dmatre
Be patient, years of neglect don't come off with...

Be patient, years of neglect don't come off with a spray on, wipe off process.

Get a wheel cleaner, spray on, agitate, spray more, agitate again, etc until the crud loosens up. You need chemistry...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By dmatre
Did you test the connection at the socket with a...

Did you test the connection at the socket with a multi-meter? Could be an issue with the connector making contact with the metal tabs on the bulb.


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