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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Pilgrim
At 35K miles the chances of having major repairs...

At 35K miles the chances of having major repairs in the next 2-3 years are minimal. Unless you're totally helpless working on cars, I'd either pass - or go back and negotiate the price down. These...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Pilgrim
With the automatic, the paddles are something I...

With the automatic, the paddles are something I use A LOT. (But I come from a stick shift preference.)

I'd pass on the hi-fi stereo - you can modify it later if you must. You can't add paddles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Pilgrim
Fluid change at an independent shop would...

Fluid change at an independent shop would probably cost half that.

If it's the tranny, have a good independent shop (probably not a mass marketer) rebuild it. MUCH better value and same result.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Pilgrim
Do not exceed the maximum pressure shown on the...

Do not exceed the maximum pressure shown on the sidewalls on your tires. You can get away with that for a short distance and in cold temps, but it is dangerous for extended driving. It also makes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,554
Posted By Pilgrim
One more note: never touch a halogen lamp with...

One more note: never touch a halogen lamp with your bare hands. Oil from your skin gets on the lamp and can result in premature failure.

Either wear rubber/latex gloves or use a hanky if no gloves...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By Pilgrim
I suggest cooling off and having the dealer look...

I suggest cooling off and having the dealer look at the part - they can probably identify it for you.

It has nothing to do with how the car operates, so it's a non-critical item. It can wait a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By Pilgrim
You left out the forge and anvil.

You left out the forge and anvil.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Pilgrim
The recommended oil is all your engine needs and...

The recommended oil is all your engine needs and all that it ever should get.

Additives do nothing but screw up the oil chemistry and increase the chance that your oil will not perform as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Pilgrim
I'm not sure. But replacing pads and rotors...

I'm not sure. But replacing pads and rotors isn't a highly technical process. There are differences in how the rotors mount, or how the retaining clips which hold the pads in place fit, but anyone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Pilgrim
You can call and cancel. Get more opinions. ...

You can call and cancel.

Get more opinions. THis is a job that any competent mechanic can do. Specialized BMW knowledge is not required.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Pilgrim
I sold some E92 rubber mats on Ebay recently...

I sold some E92 rubber mats on Ebay recently (hint) and all the parts references I could find had separate numbers for the E90 and E92 cars. However, I never could find any specifics about HOW they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By Pilgrim
I have no problem paying someone else to do work...

I have no problem paying someone else to do work when I don't have the time or the technical aspects are beyond me. I often say "I used to have more time than money, but now I find that sometimes I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By Pilgrim
Right. And spend $100 for someone to come in and...

Right. And spend $100 for someone to come in and fix a leaky faucet (which needs a 10-cent gasket), or $1000 to paint a wall in the house with $20 worth of paint? That article covers a lot of DIY...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By Pilgrim
Useta be when you wanted to try the viscosity...

Useta be when you wanted to try the viscosity trick you went from something like 10/30 to a straight weight 40w or 50w oil. That would be a bit drastic for a BMW and I'm not aware of any single...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Pilgrim
Most likely place for this is a leak at the...

Most likely place for this is a leak at the filter from an out of place gasket. There is pressure inside the filter housing, none in the oil pan. You got lucky, but if the pan plug was loose enough...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Pilgrim
Chip and crack repair works, but for best results...

Chip and crack repair works, but for best results you need to do it immediately, before it gets dirty.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Pilgrim
1) Buy a tire gauge!!!! (Buy a dial gauge, not a...

1) Buy a tire gauge!!!! (Buy a dial gauge, not a "stick" cheapie.)

2) Pull the obstacle. Check pressure.

3) Go away. Come back in a half hour or hour and check pressure.

3) Go away for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Pilgrim
Read the owner's manual and it will give you...

Read the owner's manual and it will give you information on oil weight and changes.

Lighter weight oils make a slight difference in gas mileage by reducing resistance in the engine. 10-40 won't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Pilgrim
To the OP...this is the sequence of attacking...

To the OP...this is the sequence of attacking this problem. DO NOT GO PAST #1 to start!

1 - Charge the battery fully.
2 - Attempt to start
3 - No click, no crank? Change starter.
4 - Cranks...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Pilgrim
I'd be polite but persistent. At $25K they...

I'd be polite but persistent. At $25K they definitely have enough money in the sale to re-do the tint, and that's exactly what I would tell them.

Tires may or may not be "part of the car", but if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Pilgrim
A minor overfill won't hurt a thing. How much...

A minor overfill won't hurt a thing. How much did you overfill it? If a quart or less, there's no issue.

And if you have a noise, you're going to need to take it to a shop. Diagnosing that long...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Pilgrim
DIY it and save yourself a ton of money.

DIY it and save yourself a ton of money.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,343
Posted By Pilgrim
Get the car that makes the most sense, put in the...

Get the car that makes the most sense, put in the fuel it needs, and if the company won't pay the entire bill, then make a deal with them to pay the difference yourself.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Pilgrim
Perhaps someone here can tell you if you can...

Perhaps someone here can tell you if you can separate the lens from the cluster. You should be able to do that and avoid replacing the instruments.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Pilgrim
#1 suspect: thermostat.

#1 suspect: thermostat.
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