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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,675
Posted By bluecrab
Dealership just replaced my transmission,...

Dealership just replaced my transmission, vibration seems to be gone now. They found metal shavings in the pan of the old transmission... glad it was still under warranty!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,675
Posted By bluecrab
Dealership drive the car and determined that it...

Dealership drive the car and determined that it needs a new transmission (still under warranty). Waiting for the new transmission, will let you know if it resolves the vibration issue.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,675
Posted By bluecrab
Another thing that I noticed about mine......

Another thing that I noticed about mine... sometimes the vibration goes away almost completely. Other days it's very noticeable and drives me crazy. When I first bought the car (used, December 2012),...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,675
Posted By bluecrab
My 2011 E90 (328xi) seems to have the same...

My 2011 E90 (328xi) seems to have the same problem... smooth as silk up to 45 MPH, then a dull reverberation throughout the cabin until about 60-65 MPH. Not the engine, it happens when I shift into...
Forum: 6 Series 04-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,475
Posted By bluecrab
BMW dims the AEs when you turn on the headlights....

BMW dims the AEs when you turn on the headlights. And you can change the brightness settings via coding. I'm trying to nail down the specifics but there's more information in this thread:
...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 12-21-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By bluecrab
Cool. I'll have to play with the "hidden" menu...

Cool. I'll have to play with the "hidden" menu and grab my software version before I take it in, then compare it afterwards.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,963
Posted By bluecrab
Where did you grab the latest daten files? I'd...

Where did you grab the latest daten files? I'd like to code some stuff on my E90 LCI but all of my files are dated 2010 (my car is a 2011).
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 12-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By bluecrab
I just bought a new (used) 2011 328i that was...

I just bought a new (used) 2011 328i that was originally used as a loaner/fleet vehicle. The original dealership had the BMW Assist hardware turned off (via coding) so that it was unusable. Now that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,687
Posted By bluecrab
I just purchased a new (used) 2011 328i xDrive...

I just purchased a new (used) 2011 328i xDrive with halogen headlights and I'd like to change the DRLs to the corona "angel eye" mode. My new car does have the NAV system, so I assume it has iDrive....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 141,238
Posted By bluecrab
Replaced my CVV and associated hoses/pipes. No...

Replaced my CVV and associated hoses/pipes. No more smoke! Pretty tough job but well worth it! I'm a happy camper. I dissected my old valve and, sure enough, the diaphragm was torn. Took me about 4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 135,045
Posted By bluecrab
Replaced my CVV and associated hoses/pipes. What...

Replaced my CVV and associated hoses/pipes. What a job THAT was! No more smoke, car idles perfectly. I'm a happy camper! :-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 135,045
Posted By bluecrab
I just ordered all the parts that I'll need to...

I just ordered all the parts that I'll need to replace the entire CCV system (well, less the two that I just replaced). I'm going to replace the valve cover gaskets too while I'm dirty. :-)

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 141,238
Posted By bluecrab
I'm about to this job on my '04 325xi... seeing...

I'm about to this job on my '04 325xi... seeing puffs of bluish smoke out the tailpipe on cold starts. Also seeing smoke every once in a while stopped at a light. Starting to get worse so now's the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 135,045
Posted By bluecrab
My E46 just started blowing white/blueish smoke...

My E46 just started blowing white/blueish smoke after I replaced a cracked vent pipe and a vent hose that had a soft spot/hole in it. When I first replaced the parts everything was fine, then after a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,099
Posted By bluecrab
Regardless, either option is far cheaper than...

Regardless, either option is far cheaper than buying a new mirror from the BMW dealer. I for one am very happy that I found this thread! :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,099
Posted By bluecrab
If you do it through Sybesma (see my post above),...

If you do it through Sybesma (see my post above), they'll send you a new (refurbished) mirror first, then you send back your broken one. That way you won't have to drive without a review mirror.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
ROUGH IDLE SOLVED!! Ok, the used Idle...

ROUGH IDLE SOLVED!!

Ok, the used Idle Control Valve arrived and I installed it yesterday. No dice. Same rough idle. I'm glad I bought a used one ($35) instead of a new one ($150). Now I have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
I don't think it's a loose/cracked hose. I...

I don't think it's a loose/cracked hose. I sprayed throttle body cleaner around the engine compartment and the idle did not change, so I'm pretty sure it's not a vacuum leak.

I also discovered a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
ARGH.... I'm going to need some help here. ...

ARGH.... I'm going to need some help here.

First, I pulled the DISA. I cleaned it and tested it, it holds vacuum and the valve and seals look good.

Second, I pulled the Idle Speed Control...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
I plan to give the intake system a thorough...

I plan to give the intake system a thorough inspection/cleaning tomorrow. Thanks for the tips and I'll report back with my findings (and, hopefully, my solution)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
How do I fix oil getting into the cylinders? I've...

How do I fix oil getting into the cylinders? I've read that I should replace the valve cover gaskets as they get brittle.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
Did some more Googling and I found a thread on...

Did some more Googling and I found a thread on another forum where the guy describes almost exactly the same symptoms that I'm experiencing... and he fixed it by replacing the DISA valve. Looks like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By bluecrab
Rough idle when first started

Hello everyone, I have an issue and hope someone can point me in the right direction.

First, a little background... 2004 E46 (325xi). For the past 6 months or so, the car has had a rough idle when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By bluecrab
Thanks, I'll check my intake boot. I'll also hook...

Thanks, I'll check my intake boot. I'll also hook up my code reader to see if there are any pending trouble codes, although the Check Engine light is not on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By bluecrab
I tried various cleaning products, including 2000...

I tried various cleaning products, including 2000 grit sandpaper. At this point the foggy headlights make my bimmer look bad and I'm willing to spend $200 for new lens covers. I just hope the new...
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