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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By galahad05
Yes, these are the BMW diagnostic codes. "Shadow"...

Yes, these are the BMW diagnostic codes. "Shadow" as in it won't show up as a check engine light, or any other user-facing lights or indicators for that matter.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By galahad05
One of the first questions people will have for...

One of the first questions people will have for you is: did you read the BMW-specific shadow codes, and if so what did you find?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By galahad05
Sorry, not a clue. It was just mentioned in...

Sorry, not a clue. It was just mentioned in passing--"So the guys were all talking about Liqui Moly so I put it in the last oil change...and my oil consumption went down to nothing!'

Previously, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By galahad05
Ah yes, Liqui Moly.

Ah yes, Liqui Moly.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By galahad05
My buddy with the '09 M3 coupe used to burn...

My buddy with the '09 M3 coupe used to burn through ungodly amounts of oil; sorry couldn't remember the exact amount.

Eventually he found some special oil that the M3 forums recommended to fix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By galahad05
Thank you! I'll get myself some to try out.

Thank you! I'll get myself some to try out.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By galahad05
What would you recommend as a cleaner, Z?

What would you recommend as a cleaner, Z?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By galahad05
I've used rubber mallets before. For a stuck...

I've used rubber mallets before. For a stuck wheel, in fact.
I believe I have a dead-blow hammer somewhere in the garage as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By galahad05
You could also put the wheel lugs LOOSELY back...

You could also put the wheel lugs LOOSELY back on, lower the car, and roll it forward and back for several feet.

That's worked for me, as well as several other tricks, over the years. But try this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By galahad05
Does BMW or ECS or anyone else sell an engine...

Does BMW or ECS or anyone else sell an engine pre-oiler for our cars?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By galahad05
What makes you think it isn't working? Do you...

What makes you think it isn't working?
Do you have a BMW-specific code reader?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By galahad05
Generally its environmental right? Too much heat...

Generally its environmental right? Too much heat or heat cycling (running engine), UV damage (sun -exposed components), or chemical reactions, when the materials are in contact with something liquid...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By galahad05
Define turbo lines?

Define turbo lines?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,105
Posted By galahad05
lol I'm suspicious of seafoam or any other...

lol

I'm suspicious of seafoam or any other chemical treatment against the sheer mass of the sticky stuff we're seeing. To my thinking it'd be like using Lysol to clean baked on crud in your oven....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,105
Posted By galahad05
OP: I re-read your original post. You might also...

OP: I re-read your original post. You might also consider running several bottles of techron concentrate over a few tanks of gas as well. What you're describing could also be the injectors. Cheap to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,105
Posted By galahad05
I'd say it made my idle a bit smoother...but this...

I'd say it made my idle a bit smoother...but this could simply be an example of confirmation bias.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,105
Posted By galahad05
For what it's worth, I tried the fuel induction...

For what it's worth, I tried the fuel induction service to fix my idle/misfire/lumpy power delivery issues (dealership). Did nothing for me.
Later I had them walnut shell blast. Fixed the problem....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,069
Posted By galahad05
I got this guy: ...

I got this guy:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HVG4GQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

and these:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,069
Posted By galahad05
It was always rated good when I changed based on...

It was always rated good when I changed based on service intervals.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,069
Posted By galahad05
I purchased a set of test strips and an...

I purchased a set of test strips and an electronic fluid tester for this purpose. Amazon of all places. The only real way of knowing the condition of your brake fluid.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By galahad05
Hmm. This seems heavy. I wonder about this...

Hmm. This seems heavy.

I wonder about this spreadsheet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By galahad05
Name Manufacturing Method Size Weight (lbs.) ...

Name Manufacturing Method Size Weight (lbs.) Weight (kgs.)
BMW E90 Style 162 Cast 18x8 30 13.607772
BMW E90 Style 162 Cast 18x8.5 32.2 14.60567528
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By galahad05
I had a chart stored locally somewhere... I...

I had a chart stored locally somewhere...
I have style 162s. I think they were 22.X pounds up front, 26.X pounds in the back.

Let me see if I can find the list again.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-04-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By galahad05
Most people I've seen here go half the...

Most people I've seen here go half the recommended oil change interval. That is, 7500 miles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-04-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By galahad05
For racing applications, I'm guessing it's to...

For racing applications, I'm guessing it's to give more thermal headroom before the engine starts to overpower the cooling system. Which it will if you're running it all-out for long durations....
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