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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By floydarogers
Because the 320i is a loss-leader and there are...

Because the 320i is a loss-leader and there are fewer options available on it than the 328i/330i and 340i.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-25-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By floydarogers
Behind the rear wheels, in the fender area IIRC. ...

Behind the rear wheels, in the fender area IIRC. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=3D53-USA-04-2014-F30-BMW-328dX&mg=16

The x5 has them in the engine compartment, and the older E90 335d...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By floydarogers
The dealerships change both pads and rotors when...

The dealerships change both pads and rotors when they change brakes under the maintenance plan. One reason that many people call dealership service departments "stealerships" is that they seemingly...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By floydarogers
Not absolutely for sure, but it should be about 5...

Not absolutely for sure, but it should be about 5 gallons (x5d and 335d had 6+ gallon tanks for their larger engines.) There are actually two tanks - passive and active. You fill the passive, it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By floydarogers
The TYPE of contaminate at this point is pieces...

The TYPE of contaminate at this point is pieces of the HPFP - tiny metal shards. The contaminant is unimportant in regards to fixing the problem. However, the OP might be interested because he's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By floydarogers
When I rebuilt the M30 in my '77 530i, all I...

When I rebuilt the M30 in my '77 530i, all I needed was metric open/box and a socket set. Anything else is "oddball". You, too, sir, are an oddball to have the correct tools for modern BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By floydarogers
Do you have all the metric Star drives? Torx...

Do you have all the metric Star drives? Torx metric set? All the metric hex wrenches? I assure you that there are some you don't have. Neither do I, for that matter.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By floydarogers
Probably one of those has gone bad since...

Probably one of those has gone bad since "checked".

What is the code.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,005
Posted By floydarogers
Although everyone else here is recommending 93+,...

Although everyone else here is recommending 93+, it's unnecessary as the engine is tuned for max hp using 91 - you won't get any more hp by using 93. It is necessary to use a good (look up "Top...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By floydarogers
I loved that car. Rebuilt the engine completely...

I loved that car. Rebuilt the engine completely (myself) with a slight over-bore, removed thermal reactors, Stahl exhaust manifold, mild porting of intake; probably around 200 hp. Wish I still had...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By floydarogers
My wife bought her '77 E24 320i used in 1978. ...

My wife bought her '77 E24 320i used in 1978.
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I traded in my '77 Porsche 924 for a 1977 E12 530i in '82 or so.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By floydarogers
Although an attractive idea, BMW diesels are not...

Although an attractive idea, BMW diesels are not truck diesels. Many specialized tools and procedures are needed, including diagnostic computers and oddball metric wrenches, to work on these. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By floydarogers
Just saying.

Although my wife's car is an xDrive 328d Sedan, last week she drove it to Pullman (WA) and back from Seattle (Bellevue). After tanking in Ellensburg, she drove the other 180 miles there and all 280...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By floydarogers
Google "research octane number", "motor octane...

Google "research octane number", "motor octane number" and "anti-knock index"

The latter is used in the USA/CA, Europe (and OZ?) use RON.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,382
Posted By floydarogers
Looking at realoem.com, Minis have Electrical PS....

Looking at realoem.com, Minis have Electrical PS. Example: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=ZC53-USA-02-2012-R60-Mini-Cooper_S_ALL4&diagId=32_1668

You don't want to pull the fuse (or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By floydarogers
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=154

You can also get there easily by the drop-down navigation listbox labelled "Forum Jump" at the bottom-right.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By floydarogers
My comments about Top Tier was directed at the...

My comments about Top Tier was directed at the additive situation; sorry about ignoring the ethanol question (which IMO should not be a problem in most situations.)

Saw this this morning; worth a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By floydarogers
I can only tell the OP that it's his anatomy not...

I can only tell the OP that it's his anatomy not being a good match with the seat. Does it have the lumbar support option? Worth fiddling with if it does.

I have had a L4-5 fusion, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-19-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By floydarogers
If it's top tier (means it has more additives in...

If it's top tier (means it has more additives in all grades), you can use the minimum required (it's in your gas filler, door or cap) from any station. Be sure to pick a station with high turnover -...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By floydarogers
The Torque app is well-liked by many; works very...

The Torque app is well-liked by many; works very well with the newer cars but not sure how it works with the older E46. Carley is also popular; again I don't know whether it works E46.

I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-17-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By floydarogers
Two things here: 1) A DPF is a $2500 part. ...

Two things here:
1) A DPF is a $2500 part. Labor shouldn't run more than $1000-$1500, even at a dealer.
2) At least one of you are in MA, which is a CA emissions state with warranty to 7/70K.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,018
Posted By floydarogers
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,018
Posted By floydarogers
+ Exactly.

+ Exactly.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,382
Posted By floydarogers
It's not entirely a matter of a software setting....

It's not entirely a matter of a software setting. It's quite clear that suspension geometry has a big say in this - there was another article somewhere I read noting that.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,018
Posted By floydarogers
Wait. The fronts on my 2010 have not yet worn...

Wait. The fronts on my 2010 have not yet worn out at 110K miles, while the rears were changed while still in the free maintenance period at 48K miles.
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