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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By ZGator
Plan B: Stock Spring + Bilstein HD?? ...

Plan B:

Stock Spring + Bilstein HD??

just sayin, I wanted to try the FSD was worried about long term reliability on some pretty hard roads in New England,

8 month review with this setup =...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By ZGator
I do miss the dipstick as well in my E90, my...

I do miss the dipstick as well in my E90, my E36/7 has one - that thing doesn't burn a drop still after 135k, which I guess is less than the E90 according to the digital dipstick - I seem to lose...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By ZGator
that picture right above you was changed at...

that picture right above you was changed at similar intervals - 12k-15k should be fine, use blackstone labs after your next change and see what they say. Why waste money and resources if you don't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By ZGator
114k M52TU (z3) 10k+mile oil change intervals -...

114k M52TU (z3) 10k+mile oil change intervals - once a year and do between 10k-14k, BMW or Mobil One synthetic
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,491
Posted By ZGator
For those of us who change their own oil #1 ...

For those of us who change their own oil

#1 issue: Inability to check level after oil change, until car warms up!!

Note to oil changers, make sure you measure out your 7 qts before your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By ZGator
Any chance in hell that tool would work on both...

Any chance in hell that tool would work on both my E90 and z3 E36/7 = E30 rear sub frame bushing?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By ZGator
OEM sachs shocks are anything but stiff, and wear...

OEM sachs shocks are anything but stiff, and wear out fast on bad roads.

Mine were almost shot at about 50k.

One of my stock springs was BROKE - an entire bottom turn was missing. this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By ZGator
Classic Robert Platt Bell, I remember him well...

Classic Robert Platt Bell, I remember him well from Z3 roadfly - I think he 'started' this 'fright pig' blog entry from posts he sent in the mid 2000s.

I liked him, he tells it like it is, so he...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,296
Posted By ZGator
yeah I love it when I change my oil, god forbid...

yeah I love it when I change my oil, god forbid you don't track closely how much oil you are putting in, then WTF do you do? (was that 4 quarts or 5, oh sht!), then even after starting your engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By ZGator
I been using these: ...

I been using these:

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0LnUODbr6oInC1L5yaoY4qKkpiWfGdkLO2mK_uO6w8mLv9Z4F

put a rag on top to prevent any scarring.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,514
Posted By ZGator
Roads are damn bad here this time of year, and my...

Roads are damn bad here this time of year, and my 328xi is in need with only 53k IMHO. My experience with my Z3 is that Sachs shocks are crap, and can very well be done at 50k, mine were blown at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,958
Posted By ZGator
What is the oil capacity of the F30 4 cylinder...

What is the oil capacity of the F30 4 cylinder engines?

After 14 years of ownership of 2 BMW 6 cylinder engines, I am fine with 1 yr / 10-12k intervals - no issues and examination at 110k of my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,354
Posted By ZGator
I could not agree with you more f30ojo, and other...

I could not agree with you more f30ojo, and other posters here, as a result I am afraid I have no choice to buy another vw as my next car -> 6 spd tdi. I would really prefer an X1 or F30 wagon, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,165
Posted By ZGator
I believe this is the future of Phone/Car...

I believe this is the future of Phone/Car integration:

http://www.mirrorlink.com/

http://www.mirrorlink.com/technology/

BMW example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rjhKg02N-Q
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By ZGator
right, my bad - nice choice that should go 120k+...

right, my bad - nice choice that should go 120k+ without any 4k repairs!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 26,410
Posted By ZGator
IMHO post #42 says it all :rofl:

IMHO post #42 says it all :rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By ZGator
sure planned obsolescence FTW for BMW accountants...

sure planned obsolescence FTW for BMW accountants and marketers!!

and something tells me the new car was not a BMW?

what really kills me is that Manual transmissions are going away, for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By ZGator
You might not get stuck but traction is not that...

You might not get stuck but traction is not that great - probably majority with x drive don't put on winter tires, but in comparison to stock contis winter tires - I use performance winter run on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By ZGator
:mad: wtf! talk about giving bmw a bad name,...

:mad: wtf! talk about giving bmw a bad name, measly 4k?, damn 120k is nothing these days. Such a quote just encapsulates what is wrong with bmw in the eyes of most enthusiasts - big money wasting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,737
Posted By ZGator
I know BMW will be well rewarded for 4 cylinder...

I know BMW will be well rewarded for 4 cylinder diesels in terms of sales gains, all I can say is it is about time - they will steal back a lot of Audi sales lost for those who want utility and good...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,112
Posted By ZGator
Diesel? Manual? American Made?

Diesel?
Manual?
American Made?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,088
Posted By ZGator
I would check out Mishimoto this is their...

I would check out Mishimoto

this is their new Z3 specific alum rad:

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/m6h6kVEKIzD6R9Kiypw2zdw/140.jpg

many (including me) have used the slightly cheaper E36...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,669
Posted By ZGator
I have had my Z3 bought new in 2000, I from CT...

I have had my Z3 bought new in 2000, I from CT live in MA, 5 miles from NH, and have family in VT and Maine. I don't think there was ever any clubs beyond BMW CCA, and nothing specific for Zs that I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By ZGator
All I can say is wow after reading that article -...

All I can say is wow after reading that article - written a few months before I was even born and totally spot on, he is such a non-poser, I personally think the guy was on Acid or had an NDE (Near...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,839
Posted By ZGator
yeah, this is a great solution to those of us who...

yeah, this is a great solution to those of us who opted out of IDrive v1.0 Nav+Bluetooth

I have been following it on the other board:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473430
...
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