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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-17-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,914
Posted By nschmied
If you can't inspect or drive the car in person,...

If you can't inspect or drive the car in person, I wouldn't do it. I've bought two BMW's out of state but flew in and drove them back home. If two banks are involved in the sale, it should be pretty...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-17-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,793
Posted By nschmied
I looked at 335is and then test drove an M3. No...

I looked at 335is and then test drove an M3. No comparison.. Think about long term maintenance of the turbos.. need to clean intake ports by walnut blasting from what I've read every 30k miles.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-17-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,562
Posted By nschmied
If you have any DIY skills there is a $250 gear...

If you have any DIY skills there is a $250 gear replacement kit that fixes the problem. They also have a good YouTube video giving detailed instructions on replacing the gears.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-17-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,435
Posted By nschmied
I'm currently in the process of getting a second...

I'm currently in the process of getting a second fob for a 2011 m3 vert. Local dealer quoted $250 for fob, $40 for cut key, and $150 to program. Called another dealer 60 miles away and they quoted me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By nschmied
Try these guys www.autoecms.com They will send...

Try these guys www.autoecms.com They will send you a rebuilt asc/dsc module with a prelabeled box to return your old one for $100 credit. Mine ended up costing me $350 (for 98 540i). Comes with one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By nschmied
I'm afraid to tally up the receipts.. I might...

I'm afraid to tally up the receipts.. I might cause me to pay more in meds!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By nschmied
Make sure the shop is reliable and knowledgeable....

Make sure the shop is reliable and knowledgeable. I had the 55mph shimmy and had a local shop inspect all front suspension components. They said all suspension components were fine (car has 95k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By nschmied
Make sure to check the electric fan that cools...

Make sure to check the electric fan that cools the condensor. Mine went out and that led to a blown compressor. Had to replace both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,199
Posted By nschmied
I put a set of these on my 98 540 about 3 years...

I put a set of these on my 98 540 about 3 years ago. I had three original coils go bad within a two week period, and the dealer wanted ~ $110 per coil, so these looked like a good deal. I haven't had...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 05-28-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 25,782
Posted By nschmied
EAS is sending me the missing cable. Be aware...

EAS is sending me the missing cable. Be aware that the longest length cable available is only 4 ft. This means I will have to relocate the Dice HD from the trunk to the front of the vehicle so I can...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 05-24-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 25,782
Posted By nschmied
Another stealth antenna question

I also have my Dice HD unit in the trunk. Just received the dual diversity antenna (had to do an exchange as I received the wrong one.. ), but there were no connection cables included with the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 05-12-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 119,857
Posted By nschmied
I used the same ball joint tool from ZDMAK. Hit...

I used the same ball joint tool from ZDMAK. Hit the stud with a good shot of PB before clamping down the tool. I tightened it until it got difficult to go much further with the wrench. Left to go out...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,832
Posted By nschmied
Had a 10 hour flight from Munich to Atlanta...

Had a 10 hour flight from Munich to Atlanta recently. Had the pleasure of sitting next to a quality control engineer from BMW. He stated that BMW is making a concerted effort to improve the quality...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2008, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,580
Posted By nschmied
I just went through a similar scenario. Just...

I just went through a similar scenario. Just replaced a catalytic converter, and now the front end shimmy starts. Have had my 98 540 for five years, and have put a lot of $$ into repairs. Price of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By nschmied
I had similar symptons on my 540. The intake...

I had similar symptons on my 540. The intake manifold gaskets had gone bad. It's a little bit of work to replace them. Hardest thing is keeping the gaskets aligned when re-installing the manifold. I...
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