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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By bam
Can you clarify what walnut blasted is and how...

Can you clarify what walnut blasted is and how much this costs? Does this have to be done at a dealer or can this be done at an independent?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By bam
misfire/hesitation and carbon build up

My car is starting to misfire or something. The car hasn't shown any service engine lights but it sure feels like a misfire. The car currently has 115k and the spark plugs were replaced at about 95k...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By bam
I'm not looking to spend a ton of money to...

I'm not looking to spend a ton of money to upgrade to m3 suspension components. I just need to replace worn out shocks and was maybe thinking to upgrading the springs to lower the car a little. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By bam
My rear shocks are not blown but they're...

My rear shocks are not blown but they're definitely worn out. I am getting a lot of dip and float over bumps and stuff. The fronts maybe fine but if I'm going to replace the rear, I might as well do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By bam
replacing struts and questions

I think it's about time for me to replace my struts and I have a few questions that some of you can help with.

1. While replacing all 4 struts, should I have the dealer look at any other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By bam
replace ignition coil and re-register injectors to dme

So I've noticed that my car has been accelerating a little rough and idling a little rough at times over the last few months. The rough idle part didn't bother me so much as I didn't really think...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-21-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By bam
problems with ActiveE

So for all of you ActiveE drivers, did you experience any major problems with your cars or did you experience any re-occurring problems with your cars? Just asking to find out how well they held up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By bam
So just to update folks with information where...

So just to update folks with information where this might be helpful if you experience the same thing. Yes, it was the battery failing. The dealer said that it was only holding about 30% charge so it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By bam
time to replace battery? (updated 9/4/13)

I have an '08 335 with idrive and over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed something that makes me think the battery needs to be replaced. About 2 weeks ago, we went on a little mini vacation and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-09-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,075
Posted By bam
So it sounds like you have the extended service...

So it sounds like you have the extended service agreement and they covered the transmission fliud and filter? Does anybody know if there is a formal annoucement of this change in policy of lifetime...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By bam
The broken head bolt valve cover bolt doesn't...

The broken head bolt valve cover bolt doesn't apply to n54.
But it has its own set of problems .
I have read the gasket for the oil filter housing is a universal BMW problem though.

It has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By bam
Oh. I didn't know that this applied to only the...

Oh. I didn't know that this applied to only the N52 engine. I thought all this the valve gasket leak applied to the N54?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 28,837
Posted By bam
Yes. I actually had the squeal and...

Yes.

I actually had the squeal and completely forgot about it when I recently brought the car in for regular service as indicated by my idrive. Funny enough, my rear brakes said I wasn't due for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By bam
Is this for the e90 and n54 or for the earlier...

Is this for the e90 and n54 or for the earlier generation cars?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By bam
This is interesting. Can you provide some more...

This is interesting. Can you provide some more details as I've never heard of BMW saying that you're supposed to replace the transmission fluid at 100k. Are you referring to the e90 with the n54...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By bam
I have both extended warranties and before it...

I have both extended warranties and before it expires, I also plan on having them replace my spark plugs since they're supposed to be replaced every 45k miles per the manual. There have been lots of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By bam
valve gasket leak

As I was doing a search on the forums about the transmission sleeve leak, I came across a few listing about the gasket leak but wasn't really able to find much information about it. It mainly was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By bam
That should be. The repairs to the oil pan and...

That should be. The repairs to the oil pan and transmission sleeve is what the $50 co-pay was to cover.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By bam
vehicle check and oil service leads to costly repairs

The vehicle check and oil service light came due on my idrive and so I scheduled an appt to bring my car in. While there, I told my SA that I also got the battery recall letter in the mail and they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By bam
My car is at 87k and I do primarily freeway...

My car is at 87k and I do primarily freeway driving so I'm not sitting in traffic of local driving where I'm shifting up and down gears all day long. I know freeway driving can still have wear and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By bam
mechatronic sleeve and doing a transmission flush

I was wondering for all of you that have had the mechatronic sleeve leak, did you also do the transmission fluid flush as well? The dealer is currently quoting me about $30 a quart and he said the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,031
Posted By bam
HPFP is a thing of the past and you now get 10...

HPFP is a thing of the past and you now get 10 years/120k miles warranty from BMW under the emissions warranty. (I believe it's 120k as I don't have the paperwork in front of me right now.) I've...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By bam
flashing bluetooth/cell phone connection

I have an '08 335 with idrive and I've just recently noticed that the little icon on the bottom of the idrive screen showing the connection of the bluetooth cell phone flashes for about 10 seconds...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By bam
I can tell you from first hand experience that it...

I can tell you from first hand experience that it is not folk lore. BMW's are not reliable cars. They sure are fun to drive and look nice but reliability is not their strong front. Just look at the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By bam
Unfortunately, they are. My injectors were...

Unfortunately, they are. My injectors were replaced on two separate occassions and apparently they're not cheap if out of warranty.
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