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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Pilgrim
There is that. But even with a heavy foot and...

There is that. But even with a heavy foot and driving in town, I get 16 MPG in town. 10 MPG seems awful low unless he's sitting in traffic jams for hours and nailing the throttle to the floor at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By Pilgrim
Put a good battery charger on it and let it sit...

Put a good battery charger on it and let it sit overnight, getting to a full charge. If it doesn't start then, flatbed it to the dealer for code reading and repair, hi-de-ho.



I gave up on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Pilgrim
You didn't by chance jack it up on the oil pan,...

You didn't by chance jack it up on the oil pan, did you? That does sound like a gasket or some other damage.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Pilgrim
I doubt he's right that it needs to be...

I doubt he's right that it needs to be re-programmed, but I'll bet there are codes that only a dealer-type code reader can pull. In that regard, it may be good advice.

After all, an 08 BMW is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Pilgrim
The first answer is almost always - check for...

The first answer is almost always - check for codes. If you don't have a reader, then have someone with a code reader do it for you. If you want the most comprehsneive check, see a dealer.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Pilgrim
Lots of options. A quick Internet search will...

Lots of options. A quick Internet search will show everything from personalized carpet mats to rubber all-weather mats (eeeewwwwwww...if I wanted rubber floor mats I'd buy a basic 1960 Ford pickup.)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,150
Posted By Pilgrim
I think it's unlikely that it's your starter, and...

I think it's unlikely that it's your starter, and that's not the most likely part to fail in this situation. Battery problems are much more common.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 764
Posted By Pilgrim
I get about 16 in town and I drive hard enough to...

I get about 16 in town and I drive hard enough to earn it. With a BIG grin on my face.

Highway? Mid-20's at freeway speeds of 65-80 MPH.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-27-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Pilgrim
And it wouldn't be a bad idea to tell the buyer...

And it wouldn't be a bad idea to tell the buyer that they should eliminate one pair of tires or the other and go with the same tires on all four corners. Mixing tire brands on each end is a VERY bad...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Pilgrim
You need to use engine oil that meets BMW's LL-04...

You need to use engine oil that meets BMW's LL-04 standard, as noted above. The oils will be labeled as such. DO NOT ADD unless your system readout tells you that you need to. ANd don't add more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 764
Posted By Pilgrim
Keep your tire pressures up, your engine in tune,...

Keep your tire pressures up, your engine in tune, your suspension in good shape, don't carry extra cargo/weight in the car, don't use roof racks, and drive with a light foot.

That's all you need...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By Pilgrim
My wife's 2009 E92 coupe has the ContiProContact...

My wife's 2009 E92 coupe has the ContiProContact SSR tires, and for the two years she has driven the car they have provided nice handling and a very good all around ride. Firm enough and strong...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Pilgrim
My 08 328xi with six-speed doesn't do this....

My 08 328xi with six-speed doesn't do this. Sounds like a bad transmission mount or bushing in the rear end which is allowing slack to take up suddenly. It would make sense if this happens more in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-25-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,591
Posted By Pilgrim
If you buy used, screw the resale value question....

If you buy used, screw the resale value question. Means nothing. Selling a manual, you will attract the people who have been combing the weeds for a manual transmission. There may not be as many of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,591
Posted By Pilgrim
Despite my personal preference for the manual...

Despite my personal preference for the manual transmission, I admit that if I were buying a new car and lived in a congested urban area, I'd buy one of the automatics with paddles or the DSG type...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 918
Posted By Pilgrim
Not only was the steering on my '61 Impala and...

Not only was the steering on my '61 Impala and '63 Grand Prix "fingertip", the wide power brake pedals were hypersensitive.

More than once when I switched from my 240Z to the Grand Prix and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-23-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,591
Posted By Pilgrim
There you have it! There is no fun being in a...

There you have it! There is no fun being in a traffic jam with a stick, but the other 90% of driving more than makes up for it. There's no rush like the one that comes with nailing first gear and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Pilgrim
How hard is it to Google "Genuine BMW parts" and...

How hard is it to Google "Genuine BMW parts" and see which online sources turn up??

Or for that matter, to do a couple of searches in this forum and find Bavauto.com and the other parts suppliers...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Pilgrim
Some people forget that before AWD cars became...

Some people forget that before AWD cars became popular, we went wherever we needed to go with RWD. Fact is, we still can. Run real snow tires - like Blizzaks or Hakkas - and carry some cable chains...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 918
Posted By Pilgrim
How worn are the tires? I've experienced a lot...

How worn are the tires? I've experienced a lot of tires that pull on grooved roads when they get worn.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Pilgrim
You might want to re-size that photo a LOT...

You might want to re-size that photo a LOT smaller, then re-post it.

If you need free software to make this possible, check www.irfanview.com. Works great.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Pilgrim
Not true in Colorado and many other places.

Not true in Colorado and many other places.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Pilgrim
Ebay has a number of the Kia/Hyundai kits in the...

Ebay has a number of the Kia/Hyundai kits in the under-$40 range.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Pilgrim
Have you searched the forum for many, many tire...

Have you searched the forum for many, many tire discussions?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By Pilgrim
Kenu Airframe. Holds nicely on the passenger...

Kenu Airframe. Holds nicely on the passenger side air vent so you can use nav or other functions. Small, almost unnoticeable when there's no phone in it.

http://www.kenu.com/products/airframe
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