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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By Manybrews
Yes, I know.. It's considered a maintenance item....

Yes, I know.. It's considered a maintenance item. It can be permanently shut off, but not by the owner. The owner can only change the date.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By Manybrews
The two intertwined "s" are a maintenance...

The two intertwined "s" are a maintenance warning.. Which depending on the state you live in can likely be permanently shut off by the dealer.
The other is a power reduction light, meaning the car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Manybrews
Unfortunately, they have not been REPLACED. Some...

Unfortunately, they have not been REPLACED. Some units do have denso evaporators, but most have valeo. And there's no real way of knowing which your car is equipped with without disassembly.
I do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By Manybrews
Can I ask what you spent?

Can I ask what you spent?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By Manybrews
Fantastic copy. How's the initial quality? I...

Fantastic copy.

How's the initial quality? I hate to word it in such a way, but are they cheap chinese made copy's? Or do they appear solid?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Manybrews
I would say that the issue is almost assuredly a...

I would say that the issue is almost assuredly a leaking evaporator... Although it obviously could be other things, the fact that it is becoming a more common failure combined with the difficulty in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Manybrews
There's two things you all should know about BMW...

There's two things you all should know about BMW ac systems.
First is that like all automakers, they DO allow a "loss" or refrigerant each year. It usually between 15-30 grams. Which isn't much,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By Manybrews
it is possible for the cbs data to be...

it is possible for the cbs data to be corrupted... its particularly possible if someone that doesnt know how to reset the system replaces the brake pads and either does not replace the sensor, or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By Manybrews
the real fix is this.. increase the fuse...

the real fix is this..

increase the fuse size to 20 amps. Cycle the locks several times. If one of the front locks stops functioning, replace both front actuators.
if one of the rears stops,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By Manybrews
there are actually 3 circuits in the wear...

there are actually 3 circuits in the wear sensors.... and its also based on driving habits.

when it says 49000, its not really all that accurate..

when it says 1100, its pretty damn close to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,072
Posted By Manybrews
some e90s also use denso evaporators... But they...

some e90s also use denso evaporators... But they apparently arent failing.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,072
Posted By Manybrews
The evaporators in the e90 are primarily made by...

The evaporators in the e90 are primarily made by a company named "Valeo".

They are prone to leakage. I don't know if it's due to aluminum that's too thin, a poor design, or just bad metallurgy....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,665
Posted By Manybrews
Because Americans are generally morons when it...

Because Americans are generally morons when it comes to diesels.


The diesel e90 is fantastic. There's a lot more to the equation than just a few bucks worth of gas.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By Manybrews
That's a heat shield off of an exhaust system. ...

That's a heat shield off of an exhaust system.

Only BMW doesn't place them on their cars. The heat shields on bimmers are on the body and don't look like that.
So it musta come from the road.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Manybrews
They need to race the trans, because BMW doesn't...

They need to race the trans, because BMW doesn't offer replacement components other than seals and a few misc items.
It's likely the wear or failure of just one part, but you need the whole trans.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,749
Posted By Manybrews
No sound has two possibilities. 1)software, or ...

No sound has two possibilities.
1)software, or
2)hardware.
You could have BMW update the software on the car and see if that fixes it.
If not, it's likely a hardware failure. I didn't see if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Manybrews
I agree. You need to read the faults. You...

I agree.
You need to read the faults. You can't possibly fix anything until you find out what it happening.
Sounds to me like a bus issue.the car is pretty smart and will definitely point you in a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By Manybrews
People are generating the wrong information here....

People are generating the wrong information here.
First, there IS such a thing as lifetime fluid. The transmission is the perfect choice for it.
Whilst draining and filling is never a bad idea to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,963
Posted By Manybrews
Sounds like low compression.

Sounds like low compression.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By Manybrews
Except he said it was a 540.

Except he said it was a 540.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,381
Posted By Manybrews
this should be a thread on how NOT to take cars...

this should be a thread on how NOT to take cars to independent mechanics who know nothing about BMWs.

The number of m54s that have been "totally" due to some fools misdiagnosis of a failed CCV are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,584
Posted By Manybrews
ANY time you get a fault for a cam sensor,...

ANY time you get a fault for a cam sensor, replace it. with a factory part only.

it is guaranteed to be failing.
and if its cracked? Replace it IMMEDIATELY and do NOT drive it. The oil from the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Manybrews
most likely a ruptured crankcase vent valve. or...

most likely a ruptured crankcase vent valve.
or any of many other vacuum leaks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,521
Posted By Manybrews
For all the people complaining that their dealers...

For all the people complaining that their dealers won't top off their cars for free...

Do you think the oil costs them nothing? And the amount of BMW's that require oil top off is basically ALL of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,209
Posted By Manybrews
More pics. not always the best, but you get the...

More pics.
not always the best, but you get the idea.

Here you will see me measuring a cylinder on the new block... and its perfect.
the same cylinder on the old block? You'll see its .010 out...
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