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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By MP3_E46
Wild guess: drains becoming clogged was causing...

Wild guess: drains becoming clogged was causing too many warranty visits, so BMW re-designed water channeling and plugged the old drain.

I am barely on this forum and saw several people who had...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By MP3_E46
Weird. The part can be seen in this diagram:...

Weird. The part can be seen in this diagram: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DV71-EUR-10_2009_E93N_BMW_318i&diagId=51_6546#51764868868
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By MP3_E46
Part. NO. 31 according that that poster? It's too...

Part. NO. 31 according that that poster? It's too large to fit in that channel.

I had a quick look at part diagrams and don't see it:...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By MP3_E46
Probably some random cr4p that came from...

Probably some random cr4p that came from somewhere. Post and someone may recognize it as a piece of the car, but it seems unlikely.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By MP3_E46
In this pic there should just be a hole where the...

In this pic there should just be a hole where the trombone cleaner is pushed through. It's where water drains. Mine was full of all sorts of gunk:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By MP3_E46
You should post a photo. The drain I showed...

You should post a photo.

The drain I showed in the first picture was unclogged ~3.5 years ago and never clogged again, but kept it in a garage and I tried never to park under trees etc.

In...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By MP3_E46
I'll just tell the next owner. Possibly the spare...

I'll just tell the next owner. Possibly the spare key never worked with CA in the 3.5 years we have owned it.

We already bought this car's replacement, as soon as the clocks change in spring it's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks. Perhaps our second key never worked. The...

Thanks. Perhaps our second key never worked. The car was bought used at ~10K miles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By MP3_E46
Spare Comfort Access key fob not fully working

Today I used the spare key for the car (wife took primary to work).

It works as a remote + car starts with it in the slot, but no Comfort Access features are working. Once my wife came home I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By MP3_E46
Rocker panels could do with spraying

Where would people get rocker panels resprayed?

I planned to do it myself but am not finding time. It's just small scrapes the bottom of both rocker panels so is barely visible without laying on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By MP3_E46
Yeah, lesson learned. I used to double check part...

Yeah, lesson learned. I used to double check part numbers but never had an issue with Amazon until now + have bought many automotive parts.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By MP3_E46
Figured it out. Amazon shows the wrong part for...

Figured it out. Amazon shows the wrong part for the 328i.

Akebono EUR918 is what they say fits, in fact it needs Akebono EUR918A. They are wrong for the rear pads too.. at least I caught it before...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By MP3_E46
Does wear sensor fit on Akebono Ceramic Brake Pad?

Today I changed the rotors + pads on my 2009 328i E93 (almost 28K miles).

Both Akebono Ceramic Brake Pads have clips on. This is a nno-issue as the one not needed on our cars easily pries off with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By MP3_E46
E93s can be more piratical than most people...

E93s can be more piratical than most people believe. I posted this a while back. Works well, just have something fairly heavy in when it's empty:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By MP3_E46
IMO that'd be even harder, even when he was 9lbs...

IMO that'd be even harder, even when he was 9lbs lighter lifting him + seat into the back of an E93 was not easy.

Also we like not leaving seats at daycare. Both our cars have child seats in.....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By MP3_E46
Hmm.. I'll try again. The baby is almost sitting...

Hmm.. I'll try again. The baby is almost sitting up by himself so in a couple of months I can probably plonk him in the front passenger seat while I walk around and get the windows rolled down from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By MP3_E46
A quick Google shows these coding options: ...

A quick Google shows these coding options:

KOMFORTOEFFNEN_FB_O_SHD - holding open button on remote opens windows without sun roof
KOMFORTOEFFNUNG_FB - convertible top opens by holding the open...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By MP3_E46
E93: Possible to roll down windows via fob, and NOT open roof?

The remote on my E93 will open/close the windows/roof but I'd like to just roll the windows down and NOT have the roof start opening.

This is to 'load' our baby into the car seat. Right now I am...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-01-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By MP3_E46
Chinese tires interest me; there is a lot of...

Chinese tires interest me; there is a lot of negative press about them and I am curious if it's true or FUD funded by the big-boys.

Also I'd be interested to see a comparison between budget winter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By MP3_E46
I noticed that, but they looked like all seasons....

I noticed that, but they looked like all seasons. Growing up in the UK I don't think many there know the difference between the two. Unless climate change has been dramatic no one in England needs...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By MP3_E46
RAV is 2wd. It surprised me but I don't think...

RAV is 2wd. It surprised me but I don't think I've seen the traction light come on in the RAV4, ABS has kicked in at least twice (on ice). My wife drives it most and takes 'back roads' to work to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By MP3_E46
Agree. To clarify the original point of the...

Agree.

To clarify the original point of the post is that a rear wheel drive low-ish car turned out to fine to drive after 3->4" of snow. A lot of people said the car would useless in winter here.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By MP3_E46
We could do our own test but unless I am awful...

We could do our own test but unless I am awful driver and you a driving deity we'll see essentially the same results as the hundred+ YouTube videos show.

AWD will all seasons is what many people...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By MP3_E46
Ah I get what you mean about the wheels seized to...

Ah I get what you mean about the wheels seized to hubs. Mine were on this E93 and I read some brilliant tip but forget it now; normally I'd do what you did.. dang it, the idea I found online was a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By MP3_E46
Diff seals seemed kinda pricey. Glad I enjoy...

Diff seals seemed kinda pricey.

Glad I enjoy DIY, almost all the fluids were changed on my three cars last year. Cost next to nothing :thumbup: Aside: I love the CVTs on new vanilla cars.. super...
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