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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,413
Posted By Pilgrim
Sorry, but this is dangerously wrong. Different...

Sorry, but this is dangerously wrong. Different tires on front and back creates different traction and handling characteristics in front and back. In a panic stop, especially if the car is not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By Pilgrim
My daughter regularly made 700 mile drives in a...

My daughter regularly made 700 mile drives in a 1991 Camaro with 160K miles on it. Relax and drop the OCD.

Check oil and coolant, check tires. Load up with road food (Oreos and pretzels) and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,413
Posted By Pilgrim
I can give a different wording for what is...

I can give a different wording for what is essentially the same reason:

Mixing tires of different types (even different brands of the same type, RF or Non-RF) changes the traction characteristics...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Pilgrim
It's not good to mix tire brands, much less RF...

It's not good to mix tire brands, much less RF and non-RF tires. You are likely to create odd handling characteristics and weird braking performance...both of those become potential safety problems....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By Pilgrim
Cal, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful...

Cal, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

The photo didn't bother me a bit. "I see nossing....nossing..."

But the registration is to your advantage. My daughter just put...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Pilgrim
You have a lot of homework to do, and messing...

You have a lot of homework to do, and messing with suspension without knowing what you're doing can result in some very bad things - tire wear, bad ride, alignment problems, bottoming out are just a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Pilgrim
I hope it was not towed. An X-drive needs to be...

I hope it was not towed. An X-drive needs to be flat-bedded or dollied with all four wheels off the ground or you can damage the AWD.

If you match the tire diameter and find a wheel that fits...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Pilgrim
You could ask the dealer that question, too.

You could ask the dealer that question, too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By Pilgrim
Mine was this year - my parents let me drive it...

Mine was this year - my parents let me drive it around the acreage we live on, off-road. 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe sedan:

http://www.geaaonline.org/03PIC31.JPG

My first "my car" that I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By Pilgrim
Ve haff vays uf trrrrrrrrracking you!!!!

Ve haff vays uf trrrrrrrrracking you!!!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Pilgrim
The driver's side sits higher because you're not...

The driver's side sits higher because you're not sitting in it. Try putting someone in the driver's seat and measure again.

What is the ONE constant when a car is driven? It has the weight of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Pilgrim
You need to understand tire sizes to know what...

You need to understand tire sizes to know what you're doing. Please read and understand this: http://www.justtires.com/content/content.jsp?pageName=TireSize

The tires are only one part of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Pilgrim
And remember , what you gain in sound you lose in...

And remember , what you gain in sound you lose in the $100 or more they will charge you for an intake which does nothing for performance...and may let more particulate matter into the engine,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By Pilgrim
The test is - are you spending less to keep it...

The test is - are you spending less to keep it going than a new car would cost you in payments? All cars depreciate, so it's just a matter of how you want to spend the money.

My wife's 2009 328ix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Pilgrim
If in doubt, call your local licensing office and...

If in doubt, call your local licensing office and get instructions. Easy.

Tine? Have it checked and if it's darker than state law allows, have it removed or remove it yourself. If you have it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Pilgrim
Time for a trip to a good independent BMW shop,...

Time for a trip to a good independent BMW shop, have them fix it ASAP and write a check.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Pilgrim
^^Are you waiting for a "Jahwohl, Mein Fuhrer!"...

^^Are you waiting for a "Jahwohl, Mein Fuhrer!" and a heel click?? :confused:

Das kann ich nicht.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Pilgrim
Basic wisdom: never exceed the tint that your...

Basic wisdom: never exceed the tint that your state specifies. Never. All the state specs are available online with some searching, and if you have questions, the tint can be tested to see if it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Pilgrim
If you can't spot an oil leak, it's possible that...

If you can't spot an oil leak, it's possible that it's burning it. That's actually not a lot of oil consumption.

This is one of those situations that makes it extremely irritating not to have a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Pilgrim
There you go! Unfortunately mine is in the...

There you go! Unfortunately mine is in the garage with the head off, but it's coming back together.



Bob, sorry that you just put tires on that. Seriously, rubber with a taller sidewall would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 821
Posted By Pilgrim
The OP's best bet is to learn how to do his own...

The OP's best bet is to learn how to do his own basic car repair, and have both car and dates with the money saved.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By Pilgrim
I listen to AM all the time. Don't forget if...

I listen to AM all the time.

Don't forget if the radio has problems, there are wrecking yards that will sell used radios.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Pilgrim
First thing I'd do is get a 50-series tire and...

First thing I'd do is get a 50-series tire and wheel set on those rims. Those tires way too low profile for street driving - they are just waiting to find a pothole and damage a rim. I'll bet that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By Pilgrim
NO-NO-NO-NO!!!!!!!!!! Do NOTHING to that car...

NO-NO-NO-NO!!!!!!!!!!

Do NOTHING to that car until you have shown it to them. If you touch the finish in ANY way, they would be justified in blaming you for any finish problems.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,103
Posted By Pilgrim
What a mess. All I can say is that if you end up...

What a mess. All I can say is that if you end up buying any kind of extended warranty (aka: insurance policy), make 100% sure it covers internal engine parts. I don't like the idea that oil pressure...
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