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Forum: General BMW 05-21-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By Swanicyouth
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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Swanicyouth
Waxing or XPEL on new car

Paint comes cured from the factory immediately now a days. You can wax / XPEL ASAP. Body shop paint has to cure or "out gas", so 90 days is recommended before doing such with a repair.


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Forum: The Detail Department 04-23-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Swanicyouth
It's likely sap. Try a solvent based tar remover....

It's likely sap. Try a solvent based tar remover. That being said, there are other possibilities. One possibility is your clay wasn't aggressive enough. Another possibility is they are iron deposits...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-29-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By Swanicyouth
No. Not my theory. But I'm wondering if anyone...

No. Not my theory. But I'm wondering if anyone feels this issue has been made worse by the use of non semi-metallic pads?

I'm wondering if the use of ceramic pads leave more deposits on the rotor,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Swanicyouth
In in this case no. But, there seems to be a myth...

In in this case no. But, there seems to be a myth out there that you need some special BMW software or code reader to read and reset power train codes / CELs on BMWs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Swanicyouth
Get a thermometer and stick it in the vent. ...

Get a thermometer and stick it in the vent. Outlet air temp should be below 44 with AC on.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Swanicyouth
This is simply not true. I've been using the same...

This is simply not true. I've been using the same Actron $50 code reader for about 8 years now and have never had an issue reading and clearing OBD2 engine codes on my M Roadster. No, it can't read...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By Swanicyouth
Zymol Ebony EMERGENCY

You can use any paint cleaner to strip the Zymol off. Quite frankly, I don't like stripping wax chemically (using a solvent type product); because it does nothing to enhance the paint.

Based on...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By Swanicyouth
Zymol Ebony EMERGENCY

Cool. Blackfire Midnight Sun is the be all and end all in the looks department in my opinion. It's super easy to use - spreads like butter. It lasts a decent amount of time, as its a hybrid wax...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By Swanicyouth
In the detailing world, Zaino is kind of a...

In the detailing world, Zaino is kind of a dinosaur. They're products were innovative and great years ago, but there is better stuff out there now that is easier to use.

Honestly, if your looking...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By Swanicyouth
Ebony is the wrong choice for this situation....

Ebony is the wrong choice for this situation. It's a heavily pigmented or color charged wax. It's primarily for single stage black paints to hide blemishes. Quite frankly - it's not a great idea or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-23-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Swanicyouth
Battery Died / Instrument Cluster Now Whacked

All those lights usually mean the systems that are "lit" aren't receiving enough voltage. The car may have enough voltage to run - but you will get a whole bunch of lights on the dash.

I ran into...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 12-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By Swanicyouth
My Experience with Pedal Pulsation or Brake "Judder"

My Findings Regarding Pedal Pulsation and Brake "Judder"

So, I've owned multiple BMWs, and after a while - all of them have suffered from some degree of pedal pulsation, braking harshness, and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Swanicyouth
I'll look into doing that. Thanks.

I'll look into doing that. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Swanicyouth
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It's rather important to not drop or loose the factory shim at this point. The reason is, you will need to measure...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Swanicyouth
Remove harness wires in back of valve cover from...

Remove harness wires in back of valve cover from all similar guides:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/360x360q90/14/11/16/d4b961e2cad35363ec76bbfa485e2abf.jpg

After that, remove rubber...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Swanicyouth
How To: E85 / Z4 M: Valve Adjustment & Spark Plug Replacement

This is a "how to" regarding valve adjustment and spark plug replacement on a BMW E85 / Z4 M with the S54 engine. While there is a lot of DIY's on how to do this on E46 M3 - there are some subtle...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By Swanicyouth
Using a low powered pressure washer to WASH the...

Using a low powered pressure washer to WASH the car is fine. However, if you do not WASH and DRY the car, you will be dealing with horrid water spots - how bad on depends on how hard your local tap...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Swanicyouth
This is coming from someone who used to do...

This is coming from someone who used to do alignments for a living. If the bolts are maxed out - there is no point messing with them. You will not get anymore toe or camber out of them. Yes,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Swanicyouth
Get a new mechanic. There is nothing wrong with...

Get a new mechanic. There is nothing wrong with your coils. Whine is from AC voltage being present in the electrical system from the alternator not rectifying it all to DC voltage.

A little bit...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Swanicyouth
Why would you use this stuff in in any car, no...

Why would you use this stuff in in any car, no less a BMW? It has fibers in it that are supposed to "re-seal" piston rings, etc...

That code is for an over retarded intake cam shaft. It's likely a...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-10-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,650
Posted By Swanicyouth
This is the right answer. They are embedded...

This is the right answer. They are embedded surface contaminants from environmental fallout. Use Iron X first then clay. This is an environmental issue and has nothing whatsoever to do with the paint...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-31-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,552
Posted By Swanicyouth
IME engines that use oil will increase the amount...

IME engines that use oil will increase the amount of oil they use as they age. Regardless what BMW & other manufacturers' state - the oil is going somewhere. There is something not quite right in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Swanicyouth
E46/E85 M Brakes for Sale (f/r) BMW Brand

I have front and rear factory BMW E85M brakes for sale. They came with the vehicle from purchase. Brakes were removed when vehicle had 10k miles on them. They probably have 95%+ friction material...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Swanicyouth
Honestly, I thing I jacked it up by the crimp...

Honestly, I thing I jacked it up by the crimp weld - bust you must use a piece of 2x4. Obviously - you can't use the jack pads - because that is where the jack stands go.


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