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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By mr_bean
This is a philosophical question. How do you...

This is a philosophical question. How do you define "better?"
Mahle are "better" because they are easier to maintain; just throw out the old one and pop in a new one.
K&N are "better" because they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By mr_bean
No, I wouldn't recommend it. Putting a new shock...

No, I wouldn't recommend it. Putting a new shock that is stiffer on one axle without doing the same on the other axle will alter the handling drastically. In your case, specifically, it will cause...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By mr_bean
I haven't used a Bentley in a while, but my...

I haven't used a Bentley in a while, but my experience has been that they have the best repair information of any aftermarket manual. But I have had nothing but bad luck with their f'ed up licensing...
Forum: General BMW 07-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By mr_bean
For service and maintenance type things where you...

For service and maintenance type things where you want a BMW specialist try Vicari in Frenchtown. Very good but and worth the price.
For simple stuff like angle eyes try Auto Service Center in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By mr_bean
Specific to body roll: I noticed a big difference...

Specific to body roll: I noticed a big difference between my previous E46 and current E82 (which shares the same suspension as the E90) in which roll is much more pronounced when driving over...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By mr_bean
It was the adaptive steering that completely...

It was the adaptive steering that completely neutered the handling. I do believe it was optional on many E90s.

Bottom line, there's a myriad of reasons why the OP is disappointed. But it all boils...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By mr_bean
If the module is from a car that is the same...

If the module is from a car that is the same chassis with the same engine and transmission then reprogramming is not likely necessary but probably a good idea.
If any of the above is different then...
Forum: General BMW 07-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By mr_bean
Your reasoning is correct. Aftermarket...

Your reasoning is correct. Aftermarket "performance" intakes that draw hot air directly from the engine bay WILL decrease power. A proper cold air intake draws air that is actually cooler from...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By mr_bean
You are correct that with an auto it adjusts the...

You are correct that with an auto it adjusts the shift points. But regardless of the gearbox in the car, it also adjusts the responsiveness of the throttle.
Eco mode mutes much of the throttle...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By mr_bean
Resetting the brake fluid interval is a bit of a...

Resetting the brake fluid interval is a bit of a chicken dance; it's not as straight forward as holding down the BC button. Google it.
The oil service interval makes sense. I always thought it was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By mr_bean
But I would have been first in the ditch . ....

But I would have been first in the ditch . . FTW!:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By mr_bean
My E46 328i manual smoked ( not even close ) an...

My E46 328i manual smoked ( not even close ) an E46 330xi (can only assume it had an auto)
If the road was snowy it might have been a different story.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By mr_bean
If you're going the INPA route, get the cable...

If you're going the INPA route, get the cable from onestopelectronics.com.
They're more expensive than the ebay cables but I've heard they're worth the money (bought one and haven't had any hardware...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Posted By mr_bean
It's time for new rear brake pads

It's time for new rear brake pads
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By mr_bean
Hammer drills use an impacting/hammering action...

Hammer drills use an impacting/hammering action that drives the drill bit into the work piece. It' kinda like smacking the back end of a regular drill with a hammer while drilling. They work well...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By mr_bean
All of the above who say cordless impacts aren't...

All of the above who say cordless impacts aren't as good simply haven't used the right cordless impacts. As said above Ingersoll Rand makes a good air impact but their latest cordless impact matches...
Forum: General BMW 04-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By mr_bean
DI is a newer technology that has many advantages...

DI is a newer technology that has many advantages but still has some kinks to be work out.
When fuel injection was the new thing, it had the same problem.
It clearly has some advantages over the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By mr_bean
No. Don't buy it. Sent from BimmerApp...

No. Don't buy it.


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Forum: General BMW 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By mr_bean
Have to disagree. Modern BMW mufflers are made...

Have to disagree. Modern BMW mufflers are made of high quality stainless steel and will outlast the life of the car.

Maybe MB is different?:dunno:
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By mr_bean
You are correct that drag is proportional to the...

You are correct that drag is proportional to the square of your speed, so you can expect really big increases in MPG by slowing down just a little bit.

Considering your 328, keep in mind that the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By mr_bean
You have a timing chain, there is no belt. ...

You have a timing chain, there is no belt.
Stomping on the gas did not cause the failure, it just made the symptoms of your problem apparent enough for the computer to realize that a problem exists....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By mr_bean
You will want to get the error code read so you...

You will want to get the error code read so you know you're replacing the correct sensor (assuming that's what the problem is. It could be something else.)
Stay away from cheapo sensors, they're...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By mr_bean
Really? Grow up. Sent from BimmerApp...

Really?
Grow up.


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Forum: General BMW 03-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By mr_bean
Catalytic converters are covered by a federally...

Catalytic converters are covered by a federally mandated warranty (sorry, can't remember the exact mileage limit).
But they should also be covered under the 100k warranty too.


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Forum: General BMW 03-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By mr_bean
Think about all the times in the past that your...

Think about all the times in the past that your car required a repair. How many of them were because of simple wear and tear? How many of them were because a component failed? How many of them were...
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