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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By MP3_E46
Don't waste your time flushing brake fluid unless...

Don't waste your time flushing brake fluid unless needed. BMW uses DOT4 and I use a fluid tester to gauge when. My two year old fluid is still fine http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HVG4GQ

Most cars...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By MP3_E46
Out of interest what mileage did it go out and...

Out of interest what mileage did it go out and was the transmission fluid ever changed?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By MP3_E46
:thumbup: I won't get under...

:thumbup:





I won't get under unless it's on my lift but not everyone has that option. Rhino ramps are a good option in this case.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MP3_E46
27 years now.. this is the longest I've gone with...

27 years now.. this is the longest I've gone with changing out a vehicle: two years, it feels odd! GA laws changed so tax must be paid on private sales. If not for that law I'd have a 911 in garage...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MP3_E46
The Miata only gets 91.. seems pointless on the...

The Miata only gets 91.. seems pointless on the BMW though. Research shows modern BMWs run fine on unleaded gas; only issue being a slight loss of power/possibly mpg. It rarely goes more than six...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By MP3_E46
They should be fine but bigger is better. I don't...

They should be fine but bigger is better. I don't trust jack stands at all and posted about it on another forum: http://forum.miata.net/vb/showpost.php?p=6235782&postcount=16

In the end I built...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MP3_E46
Two years, >10K miles with no issues!

This is a personal record for a BMW.. two years with no issues! My seventh BMW but first used one.

This one was bought it at three years old with 10K miles... and came with a ton of minor issues. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By MP3_E46
The 'sport suspension' that came with the seats...

The 'sport suspension' that came with the seats is a bit crashy for a luxury car. That's more likely the issue here.

I have a 328i with Sport Package. The seats seem fine to me but the suspension...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for the link. I'll be doing it just like...

Thanks for the link. I'll be doing it just like that with a wrench and ~30 cents of nut + bolts.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By MP3_E46
My track wheels (silver car) don't have TPMS...

My track wheels (silver car) don't have TPMS sensors but I opted to have them for daily use. The warning light would drive me nuts. Under $200 for aftermarket one is not too bad imo.

Give you live...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By MP3_E46
E93 14mm hex for Diff is a pain

My car just hit five years old (21K miles) so I am changing all the fluids. Boy is the diff fill bolt hard to access behind that bracing.

For anyone else who hits this problem: there is a special...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By MP3_E46
I went for 17" Koshei K4Rs (see sig) with...

I went for 17" Koshei K4Rs (see sig) with 225/45R17 all seasons because the 18" staggered SP wheels had cracked. In the end I like the looked and skipped a set of summer wheels; it's our least used...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By MP3_E46
Lol, agree with the thread title. Seems like...

Lol, agree with the thread title.

Seems like age mainly.. this sub-forum in particular has some excellent long term members :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,177
Posted By MP3_E46
Specs are on their website. My Miata is on koni...

Specs are on their website. My Miata is on koni yellows + FM springs and has no problem.

Full lowered the lift is on the floor. Approach ramps are fairly long, unless slammed I'd imagine most cars...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By MP3_E46
Low mileage BMWs eat batteries. Otherwise the...

Low mileage BMWs eat batteries. Otherwise the 328i tends to be one of the more reliable BMWs. We see lots of water pump failures from 80K on.

At that age I'd change all the fluids. Mine is a 2009...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
CTEK's recondition mode works but take the...

CTEK's recondition mode works but take the voltage higher than normal. Just to be safe most disconnect the -ve terminal before running in recondition mode. For normal charging we use the posts under...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
Unfortunately I installed a new batter only ~18...

Unfortunately I installed a new batter only ~18 month ago. E93s eat batteries, mine especially so due to our small commutes. Would rather put a new battery in every two years and have a ten minute...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,299
Posted By MP3_E46
Ditto, likely I'll change the coolant at five...

Ditto, likely I'll change the coolant at five years but it can die on the road + be towed home rather than swap out a $500 part prematurely. The BMW is purely a local city car for us anyway - never...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
True: E93s have a reputation for eating batteries...

True: E93s have a reputation for eating batteries

It's a shame the battery is so hard to get to and disconnect. Every year I run the CTEKs recondition mode on my other two cars + lawn tractor.....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
Am very sure the battery was low. After charging...

Am very sure the battery was low. After charging (with CTEK) it opens/closes fine without the engine running.

Now we try to always run the engine when operating the top + once in a while I'll pop...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
FYI: press unlock twice on the remote and hold it...

FYI: press unlock twice on the remote and hold it down; roof will open. Same thing when pressing lock twice: roof closes.

Regular CTEK charging is probably great for us short commute types bit I'd...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for all the replies, I'll be sure to...

Thanks for all the replies, I'll be sure to update this thread if I learn anything else.. i.e. if the battery light starts appearing etc.

The problem is definately not a lubrication issue...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By MP3_E46
E93 roof judder without engine running

With the decent weather I've been opening the roof via the remote after running (we use the car for stretching on before driving home).

Last week when we did this I noticed it judder; i.e....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By MP3_E46
Nah, English by birth. Work with Accenture for...

Nah, English by birth. Work with Accenture for the Stock Exchange + BP's Oil trading divisions then fled the country. Taxes were crippling + everything is so much more affordable here.

Water pumps...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By MP3_E46
328i without iDrive. Auto boxes are likely to...

328i without iDrive. Auto boxes are likely to start failing soon but if you change the fluid it should mitigate failure; worst case a used transmission installed is only ~$4K for most cars. Many on...
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