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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Westech
Had a similar issue with chrome tips. They...

Had a similar issue with chrome tips. They cleaned up very nicely using a cotton wheel with jewelers rouge (a very mild abrasive) on a bench grinder. Took just a few minutes and the outcome was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Westech
Contact www.tirerack.com. Tell 'em what you told...

Contact www.tirerack.com. Tell 'em what you told us. They tell the truth.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Westech
Using the remaining time you have available...

Using the remaining time you have available before your water pump croaks, find a good indy shop. You live in SoCal, the BMW center of the universe.
Talk with the indy, establish a relationship,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Westech
I tried everything but voodoo to fix mine on the...

I tried everything but voodoo to fix mine on the cheap, everything short of duct tape & pulling a fuse. Ultimately the solution was the new motor assembly. What worried me was the mirror's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Westech
2006 326xi 121,000 miles. Our drivers side...

2006 326xi 121,000 miles.
Our drivers side mirror's problem started with slow "open/close". Then the mirror would go past the normal "open" setting and move to a point where the mirror surface was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Westech
I'd bet they damaged a wear sensor when they...

I'd bet they damaged a wear sensor when they rotated the tires. Easy to do when you gorilla things around.
Who did the rotation? Dealer? Gas station? Big box tire-schlepper? Lots of places have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Westech
First get the Bentley manual or print out...

First get the Bentley manual or print out instructions from this forum or the web. Then, as Nike says, Just Do It.
The biggest PITA is getting the car up in the air sufficiently high enough to work...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Westech
We've got a 2006 326xi Touring with over 121,000...

We've got a 2006 326xi Touring with over 121,000 as our daily driver. It's also won a Best in Class in our local BMW club "concours" & Best German Car at a countywide charity car show.

Just sold...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Westech
Find another shop....$900. is robbery.

Find another shop....$900. is robbery.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Westech
Replacing a/t fluid and filter on high-mileage...

Replacing a/t fluid and filter on high-mileage cars has been a much-discussed topic as the search feature of the forum will reveal.

Having said that...ya pays your money and ya takes your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Westech
All three tasks easy to do. Consult the forum...

All three tasks easy to do. Consult the forum and google.

Heads up: Power steering unit may require Pentosin rather than "normal" power steering fluid. The two fluids are NOT...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,134
Posted By Westech
2006 325xi Touring.....just turned 120,000 miles....

2006 325xi Touring.....just turned 120,000 miles. No issues. Maintained Old School by a European BMW-trained mechanic at his independent shop. Car is daily driver, won awards at local Show &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,504
Posted By Westech
Time to bring in a member of the legal profession...

Time to bring in a member of the legal profession and play hardball....NOW!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By Westech
Ordering PE from Kelly BMW (ebay) next month. ...

Ordering PE from Kelly BMW (ebay) next month. Indy will charge $85. to install
Happy Birthday to me.....:roundel:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Westech
Just for the info alone, try Carmax. Around here...

Just for the info alone, try Carmax. Around here they pay above wholesale especially if the car is low miles, no-mod sweetheart. Plus they know the states buy/sell routine, handling of plates &...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Westech
Hummmmm. 3 frontal impacts & one deployed the...

Hummmmm. 3 frontal impacts & one deployed the airbag? Offer $8000., pay $9000. and use the rest to fix the hidden damage.
This car certainly will require the best PPI you can afford.
Good luck...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Westech
It's a DIY and I'd do it right now. If the car...

It's a DIY and I'd do it right now. If the car is throwing that dash light I'd make sure I gave the entire system a good look. Obviously the fluid hasn't been changed for a while.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Westech
Try www.realoem.com www.bavauto.com ...

Try www.realoem.com www.bavauto.com www.pelicanparts.com Ask the parts guys at the dealership.

Is BT that essential/required in Israel?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Westech
Will non-x drive handle Toronto snow? I've...

Will non-x drive handle Toronto snow?
I've heard but have no personal experience that non-x drive with snow tires equals x drive with m+s tires.
Good luck
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Westech
PMed you

PMed you
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Westech
My thought exactly. Down the road stock returns...

My thought exactly. Down the road stock returns dollars to its owners. Back in the day....and I'm old enough to remember.....the 1963 Corvette came with a split glass rear window. In 1964 the window...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Westech
Like everything else from BMW, it's all about...

Like everything else from BMW, it's all about maintenance.

The rear end and transfer case fluids on our xi (120,000 miles) are on their third change and I'll do it again at 130 thousand. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,305
Posted By Westech
I'm lucky enough to have a good friend who owns...

I'm lucky enough to have a good friend who owns an independent BMW shop. When it's a/t fluid & filter change time I call him, whine like a baby & he lets me use his lift. The procedure requires the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Westech
High mile BMWs aren't always a risk IF THEY'VE...

High mile BMWs aren't always a risk IF THEY'VE BEEN MAINTAINED. An extensive PPI from a reputable shop is a must as is a verifiable maintenance record. Having a manual transmission is a huge plus. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Westech
You can ask for a "goodwill" repair. All the...

You can ask for a "goodwill" repair. All the dealership will do is re-dye the worn spot which you can do yourself with the proper products. However, as another said, unless you change the way you...
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