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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By ramblinman
I have Bridgestone Blizzak, LM-22 winter tires. I...

I have Bridgestone Blizzak, LM-22 winter tires. I downsized from the staggered 18" tires to 17" tires and wheels. Traction is much worse on dry pavement. They are still pretty stiff on bad pavement. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 887
Posted By ramblinman
Long term I get about 22 mpg plus or minus a...

Long term I get about 22 mpg plus or minus a fraction in suburban driving with a little highway and stop and go thrown in. On the interstates it's near 30 mpg at 70 mph. I stay out of sport mode and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By ramblinman
I have been looking at replacement tires for a...

I have been looking at replacement tires for a 335 sport suspension too. The Driveguard is really targeted at the familymobile, not a BMW sport suspension. Take a look at the Bridgestone RE960AS if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By ramblinman
I have the same question. I am thinking of...

I have the same question. I am thinking of buying a CPO 2011 335. So far I haven't had to put any real money into repairs because the car only has about 40k miles. Aside from normal maintenance...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ramblinman
I don't think there is any labor savings in...

I don't think there is any labor savings in changing the water pump at the same time you do the intake blasting. But there is a problem with the oil filter housing gasket failing. There is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By ramblinman
You can buy used RFT tires on ebay. They are...

You can buy used RFT tires on ebay. They are less than half price of new, with about 50% tread or more left. The dealer will want 50%+ tread.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By ramblinman
If you like the oem look, just get an H8 halogen...

If you like the oem look, just get an H8 halogen replacement bulb at any auto parts store. It's not difficult to replace on the e92, as the bulb is in its own compartment which you access from the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By ramblinman
Bridgestone Driveguard vs. pole position 960

Gary,

Has Tire Rack done any comparison of the new Bridgestone Driveguard to the Potenza RE960 RFT? One of the OP's on Tire Rack's site said that his dealer told him that Bridgestone was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ramblinman
You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find...

You may have a bad sensor. If you can't find evidence of a leak, drain and measure the oil in the pan. That's what a dealer will do. if the drained oil is the same amount shown on your sensor, then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By ramblinman
In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner...

In a local newspaper article a repair shop owner said that most wheel damage due to hitting a pothole is on the inside of the wheel. That's what happened to me. I hit a pothole on I-95 at about 70...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By ramblinman
I changed my halo bulb in an e92 a couple of...

I changed my halo bulb in an e92 a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't difficult, but the video advice and online advice about which way to turn the bulb was contradictory. I had some difficulty getting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By ramblinman
This is probably just a marketing deal. BMW...

This is probably just a marketing deal. BMW probably gets a better price on the oil from Shell.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By ramblinman
I use RRT as well. They are very good. But it's...

I use RRT as well. They are very good. But it's on the other side of Dulles airport from DC, which is a long way from the city with no public transportation or ride to a metro. They started out...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By ramblinman
I began getting some erratic oil level...

I began getting some erratic oil level measurements, and much lower oil levels that I had experienced since I bought my 2088 e92. I contacted Mike Miller at the BMWCCA and he said the only way to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By ramblinman
I installed Koni FSD's on my e92. The ride is...

I installed Koni FSD's on my e92. The ride is supposed to be softer with the RFTs and the shock from bumps is less. However, it seems to me that the ride is a bit bouncier that the oem struts and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By ramblinman
I had some erratic readings on my oil level,...

I had some erratic readings on my oil level, which I thought indicated a bad sensor. I contacted Mike Miller, the tech expert at BMWCCA. He said that the way the dealers check the sensor is to drain...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By ramblinman
My first year in N/VA I used the oem Bridgestones...

My first year in N/VA I used the oem Bridgestones in the winter. I didn't have a problem in the dry or wet, although I am sure the grip was less. I did have a lot of problems when rain turned to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,962
Posted By ramblinman
CR's evaluations are based on a survey of people...

CR's evaluations are based on a survey of people who pay them a fee for access to their data. CR's subscribers are probably not representative of BMW owners as a group. I have found over the years...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By ramblinman
I have the old DVD nav. I never bothered to pay...

I have the old DVD nav. I never bothered to pay the $200 for a new DVD. But paying $2500 for technology that was obsolete the day I bought the car taught me a lesson--never buy a factory BMW nav....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,205
Posted By ramblinman
I just replaced my oil sensor after getting...

I just replaced my oil sensor after getting erratic readings on the oil level. For 5 years, I never had to add a drop of oil. This year, the sensor showed the oil level dropping to 3/4 at about...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By ramblinman
Never had that problem with my N54, but I had the...

Never had that problem with my N54, but I had the same symptoms in an e46 with the 328 motor. I got a code reader and found a fault in the intake cam sensor. I replaced the sensor, cleared the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By ramblinman
I just went through my own review of BMW battery...

I just went through my own review of BMW battery replacement and ended up using an indy mechanic to just replace what I have. Like or not, BMW uses a formula in the engine computer to adjust...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-15-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By ramblinman
I own a 2008 335. At 37k miles, so far the only...

I own a 2008 335. At 37k miles, so far the only out of warranty repair that I had is the transmission fluid leak from the mechatronic sleeve in the A/T. A common simple repair that should only cost...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-12-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By ramblinman
Turbos are wear items and will eventually be...

Turbos are wear items and will eventually be replaced. You can't compare a tractor turbo diesel which is expected to go a million miles between overhauls and a gas turbo BMW that was all new when it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By ramblinman
A turbo is a wear item and will eventually have...

A turbo is a wear item and will eventually have to be replaced. There are problems with the N54 turbo that BMW deal with by extending the warranty to 8 years, 82k miles. Some Festers have been able...
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