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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By MP3_E46
FYI: press unlock twice on the remote and hold it...

FYI: press unlock twice on the remote and hold it down; roof will open. Same thing when pressing lock twice: roof closes.

Regular CTEK charging is probably great for us short commute types bit I'd...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for all the replies, I'll be sure to...

Thanks for all the replies, I'll be sure to update this thread if I learn anything else.. i.e. if the battery light starts appearing etc.

The problem is definately not a lubrication issue...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By MP3_E46
E93 roof judder without engine running

With the decent weather I've been opening the roof via the remote after running (we use the car for stretching on before driving home).

Last week when we did this I noticed it judder; i.e....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By MP3_E46
Nah, English by birth. Work with Accenture for...

Nah, English by birth. Work with Accenture for the Stock Exchange + BP's Oil trading divisions then fled the country. Taxes were crippling + everything is so much more affordable here.

Water pumps...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By MP3_E46
328i without iDrive. Auto boxes are likely to...

328i without iDrive. Auto boxes are likely to start failing soon but if you change the fluid it should mitigate failure; worst case a used transmission installed is only ~$4K for most cars. Many on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By MP3_E46
Zaino lasts for ages. Make it easy to hand-wash....

Zaino lasts for ages. Make it easy to hand-wash. Depending on use it'll still bead a year later. white cars don't shine like darker colors so just go for the longest lasting final coat available....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By MP3_E46
Trying to give the guy a bit more useful info...

Trying to give the guy a bit more useful info here:

Certainly the 335i has a lot more common/ frequent issues. Less were sold but we see tons of issues on here: carbon buildup on intake valves and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By MP3_E46
IIRC my 2003 cost ~$160/m in depreciation owning...

IIRC my 2003 cost ~$160/m in depreciation owning from new to ~four years old and ~50K miles before being sold privately. Two sets of new tires + gas is all else I recall paying for. That's pretty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By MP3_E46
FYI: the reason I asked about debris is that many...

FYI: the reason I asked about debris is that many people on various car forums say modern coolant is good for ten years from new.

Personally I am leaning towards changing at five years but am...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By MP3_E46
Has anyone ran their old coolant through a sieve...

Has anyone ran their old coolant through a sieve to see if there was any debris in there?

Also are people reverse flushing using a hosepipe? I've not changed coolant in over twenty years but...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By MP3_E46
Exactly it's a different category of car and...

Exactly it's a different category of car and demographic of buyer.

Everyone I known with a Corvette has a daily driver and is at least in their mid 40s to 60s; probably all millionaires, several...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By MP3_E46
This one. M3 has morphed from my dream car as a...

This one. M3 has morphed from my dream car as a teenager in the eighties to a relatively bloated businessman's sporty motorway cruiser today.

In parallel the Corvette has morphed from decent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks, it sounds like Istap is the one to watch....

Thanks, it sounds like Istap is the one to watch. For now I'll stick with what I have though :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks, I'd not heard of those. A quick Google...

Thanks, I'd not heard of those. A quick Google led me to this great summary of the options:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561237

Right now I can do coding, pull error codes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By MP3_E46
Is this the screen? That's about my current...

Is this the screen? That's about my current mileage, and I assume the 'errors' are from the Bluetooth OBD module I've had plugged in lately. The bluetooth reader still says "no ECU codes" so this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,730
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks for the details. Hopefully it's smooth...

Thanks for the details. Hopefully it's smooth sailing for a while now
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By MP3_E46
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745899
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,730
Posted By MP3_E46
You don't say what was preventative and what was...

You don't say what was preventative and what was replaced due to failure
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By MP3_E46
It's a 2007 so coolant has had a while to degrade

It's a 2007 so coolant has had a while to degrade
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By MP3_E46
Wise advice, but oh so funny too.

Wise advice, but oh so funny too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By MP3_E46
Thanks cwinter In many ways I prefer a...

Thanks cwinter

In many ways I prefer a simple knob for fan speed, one for hot/cold and one for vent control. Only one of my cars is still like that as climate control is standard on virtually...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By MP3_E46
Ignoring Threads

I have only been on here for eleven years and don't know if we can ignore certain threads; i.e. stop them showing up at all.

'Unsubscribe from notifications' and shown below helps but the thread...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By MP3_E46
Good point, now fully awake I see it said minus ...

Good point, now fully awake I see it said minus twenty which is -30C!! Few areas of the country saw that, I'd have stayed home. With a 2007 it's very possible coolant froze in places, did not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,730
Posted By MP3_E46
Cripes! I was going to ask if you'd had any...

Cripes! I was going to ask if you'd had any issues with the water pump but see you have that covered:thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,730
Posted By MP3_E46
Leekay07 should be @~180K or more by now. Someone...

Leekay07 should be @~180K or more by now. Someone should PM him and see how it went; last I recall he was here with very rough running and Cal pointed him towards the walnut blast which cured the...
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