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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Pilgrim
I wonder what universe that relative is living...

I wonder what universe that relative is living in. They're not in touch with reality.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Pilgrim
I don't know of any way to tell other than temp. ...

I don't know of any way to tell other than temp. Thermostats are a dumb device - just a temp-loaded spring that opens and closes. A diagnosis like this is really a best guess deal...the clues point...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By Pilgrim
Unfortunately the original post was difficult to...

Unfortunately the original post was difficult to understand and the prices don't translate from CA to the US.

I'm a do it yourself guy and there's no way I'd pay $4K for a "warranty" (it's not) on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By Pilgrim
The OP is so disjointed that I have trouble...

The OP is so disjointed that I have trouble understanding it. However - drop the warranty. The price is too high and you're not obligated to buy it.

What is "bab"? No idea.

What's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,693
Posted By Pilgrim
Even my local German auto shop says that BMW has...

Even my local German auto shop says that BMW has gone downhill in quality after the E46 models. I'm not so sure they aren't still near the top of the list, though.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Pilgrim
Probably thermostat. A thermostat stuck open can...

Probably thermostat. A thermostat stuck open can easily prevent the engine from reaching full operating temp, especially in cool weather.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Pilgrim
Cars aren't made of glass. Driving 2.7 miles...

Cars aren't made of glass. Driving 2.7 miles with one cylinder missing (if that is what happened) isn't going to hurt it. And if the injector is off, no gas is going through the cylinder unburned -...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By Pilgrim
If it runs fine - and the plug change interval...

If it runs fine - and the plug change interval hasn't been reached - there is no reason to change them. It won't hurt a thing, it's just spending money before it's needed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Pilgrim
Don't jump to the conclusion that you need brake...

Don't jump to the conclusion that you need brake pads. Any decent car shop can check them for you. Not something that needs a dealer inspection.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pilgrim
Go right on to Honda. Parts and service on...

Go right on to Honda.

Parts and service on a BMW are fairly comparable to Audi, which is also a wonderful driver's car.

Generally speaking, our BMWs have been less troublesome with peripheral...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Pilgrim
Another vote for changing tires. The suspension...

Another vote for changing tires. The suspension is not so "tuned to run-flats" that changing to conventional tires won't improve the ride, the noise level and the handling.

However, I agree it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,750
Posted By Pilgrim
Heck, I would have just torn down the motor and...

Heck, I would have just torn down the motor and rebuilt it as needed. I sincerely doubt it would cost over $5K to do that.

I don't buy that you can't get a BMW rebuilt. Makes no sense. You just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pilgrim
More horsepower puts more stress on everything...

More horsepower puts more stress on everything down the driveline from the cylinders. Bearings, clutch, transmission, CV joints, differential, brakes, you name it.

Add HP and you have fun, but in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Pilgrim
Agreed about belts, brake fluid and auto trans...

Agreed about belts, brake fluid and auto trans fluid. Might change out gear oil in front and rear differentials as well.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Pilgrim
At 35K miles the chances of having major repairs...

At 35K miles the chances of having major repairs in the next 2-3 years are minimal. Unless you're totally helpless working on cars, I'd either pass - or go back and negotiate the price down. These...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Pilgrim
With the automatic, the paddles are something I...

With the automatic, the paddles are something I use A LOT. (But I come from a stick shift preference.)

I'd pass on the hi-fi stereo - you can modify it later if you must. You can't add paddles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Pilgrim
Fluid change at an independent shop would...

Fluid change at an independent shop would probably cost half that.

If it's the tranny, have a good independent shop (probably not a mass marketer) rebuild it. MUCH better value and same result.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Pilgrim
Do not exceed the maximum pressure shown on the...

Do not exceed the maximum pressure shown on the sidewalls on your tires. You can get away with that for a short distance and in cold temps, but it is dangerous for extended driving. It also makes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,885
Posted By Pilgrim
One more note: never touch a halogen lamp with...

One more note: never touch a halogen lamp with your bare hands. Oil from your skin gets on the lamp and can result in premature failure.

Either wear rubber/latex gloves or use a hanky if no gloves...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By Pilgrim
I suggest cooling off and having the dealer look...

I suggest cooling off and having the dealer look at the part - they can probably identify it for you.

It has nothing to do with how the car operates, so it's a non-critical item. It can wait a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By Pilgrim
You left out the forge and anvil.

You left out the forge and anvil.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Pilgrim
The recommended oil is all your engine needs and...

The recommended oil is all your engine needs and all that it ever should get.

Additives do nothing but screw up the oil chemistry and increase the chance that your oil will not perform as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Pilgrim
I'm not sure. But replacing pads and rotors...

I'm not sure. But replacing pads and rotors isn't a highly technical process. There are differences in how the rotors mount, or how the retaining clips which hold the pads in place fit, but anyone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Pilgrim
You can call and cancel. Get more opinions. ...

You can call and cancel.

Get more opinions. THis is a job that any competent mechanic can do. Specialized BMW knowledge is not required.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Pilgrim
I sold some E92 rubber mats on Ebay recently...

I sold some E92 rubber mats on Ebay recently (hint) and all the parts references I could find had separate numbers for the E90 and E92 cars. However, I never could find any specifics about HOW they...
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