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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Pilgrim
Search and ye shall find: ...

Search and ye shall find:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E90/BASICS-Battery_Connection_Notes_Replacement/BASICS-Battery_Connection_Notes_Replacement.htm
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 618
Posted By Pilgrim
Here's something to consider. If you run...

Here's something to consider.

If you run lower octane than the engine is designed for, you WILL intentionally be depending on the engine's anti-knock system to retard the timing to avoid engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 627
Posted By Pilgrim
Get the scrubs with the hot rods on them! ...

Get the scrubs with the hot rods on them! Perfect for car work! :p
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 627
Posted By Pilgrim
An auto stethoscope is $15 or less and is really...

An auto stethoscope is $15 or less and is really handy.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 627
Posted By Pilgrim
You never go wrong by changing oil and filter...

You never go wrong by changing oil and filter early. I normally change oil and filter every 5K miles. The farthest I will ever drive a synthetic oil change is 10K miles.

I may waste a buck...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Pilgrim
I haven't studied the setup for trailer wiring...

I haven't studied the setup for trailer wiring yet, but the safest option is to get an OEM wiring harness that plugs into the vehicle's wiring. Aftermarket systems can be very troublesome,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By Pilgrim
If bolts are breaking, they are either...

If bolts are breaking, they are either over-tightened (98% probable) or they are mis-aligned so the wheel is able to rub against the bolts and weaken them. But if that's happening, you should see...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Pilgrim
I'm also the new owner of a 328xi wagon (2008). ...

I'm also the new owner of a 328xi wagon (2008). Do some searching in the 3-series forum using the search term "wagon" and you'll find a few threads on towing.

Americans are ridiculously...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Pilgrim
No, reality. VW is a good car and the Golf R is...

No, reality. VW is a good car and the Golf R is one heck of a ride. Being faster in a straight line isn't that important - it's what you and the car can do when the road curves that matters. And...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Pilgrim
Thanks for the good info in this thread, gents -...

Thanks for the good info in this thread, gents - I do apologize for misinformation on my part.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Pilgrim
I agree with the note above - certainly if your...

I agree with the note above - certainly if your battery is under 12V after sitting it is failing and won't start the car. Best bet is that you need a new battery, which also needs to be registered...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Pilgrim
On a 2007, there's little chance. I don't see...

On a 2007, there's little chance. I don't see the need for a warranty - pay for the repairs and go on with life. Not everything needs a warranty. After you pay for the car you should be budgeting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Pilgrim
Batteries are critical to the functioning of the...

Batteries are critical to the functioning of the BMWs, and you can't afford to have a standard battery off-gassing in the closed area where BMW mounts the battery. Yes, it's required.

But you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Pilgrim
Ebay.

Ebay.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 627
Posted By Pilgrim
Press the tip of a long screwdriver onto the oil...

Press the tip of a long screwdriver onto the oil filter cap and press the other end of the screwdriver against your ear. Listen. (You are now using a homemade car stethoscope...)

Now move to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,533
Posted By Pilgrim
Most of the time it just requires a strong arm to...

Most of the time it just requires a strong arm to wrestle the steering wheel to take the load off the pin that locks it. Turning the wheel hard often puts a load on the locking pin.

Or...could be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 757
Posted By Pilgrim
19 MPG isn't bad. On my first drive from...

19 MPG isn't bad.

On my first drive from Denver to Fort Collins on the highway, I got 27 MPG indicated.

After three days driving around town, the average MPG is 20. By the end of the tank I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 757
Posted By Pilgrim
Cold weather hurts gas mileage, as do slippery...

Cold weather hurts gas mileage, as do slippery roads. I see the OP is in the northeast, so he may be in adverse weather conditions. In that case, I'd suggest waiting until the weather warms up a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By Pilgrim
Good idea. I did the reset but only later turned...

Good idea. I did the reset but only later turned on the split display on the nav screen, so next time I'll be able to watch both.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Pilgrim
They worked on it - and it runs worse afterward. ...

They worked on it - and it runs worse afterward.

Take it back to them; they should correct the problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By Pilgrim
I'm still getting to know my 2008 E91 Wagon, but...

I'm still getting to know my 2008 E91 Wagon, but the MPG display in the center of the dash doesn't agree with the one on the nav split-screen. Anyone know what that's about?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Pilgrim
The note about reverse > first bothers me. I...

The note about reverse > first bothers me. I suspect the clutch isn't fully disengaging.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Pilgrim
Good idea if you find the right low-mileage...

Good idea if you find the right low-mileage struts, but I wouldn't bother if the struts have more than about 30K miles on them. You'll spend enough in labor that you want decent service life out of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Pilgrim
Have an independent shop that knows BMWs check...

Have an independent shop that knows BMWs check this for you. Any competent shop can replace struts - or you can do it in your own driveway. To DIY, pull them, take the complete assemblies with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By Pilgrim
HUH??? Did malignant Bavarian leprechauns...

HUH???

Did malignant Bavarian leprechauns attack the car overnight???? :eek:

Never heard of such a thing. Springs don't just self-destruct overnight.
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