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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 972
Posted By ramblinman
I recently was rear ended. The adjustor wanted to...

I recently was rear ended. The adjustor wanted to repair the bumper and I pointed out that the impact had cut holes into the bumper and he agreed to replace it. The cost he allowed seemed to allow...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By ramblinman
I had issues with the oil level display and sent...

I had issues with the oil level display and sent a question to Mike Miller the tech expert at the BMW Car Club. He says that dealers diagnose an oil level issue by draining the oil and measuring the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By ramblinman
Try Carmax and see what they can do. You can get...

Try Carmax and see what they can do. You can get a 30 day warranty if anything is wrong when you drive off the lot. I agree with the others--get an inspection. You really need to get the car up in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By ramblinman
It can happen anywhere. 18 months ago a woman in...

It can happen anywhere. 18 months ago a woman in a Honda backed into my 335 front bumper while I was stopped at a traffic light. Her excuse was that she was trying to drive around the car in front...
Forum: European Delivery 03-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By ramblinman
The pilots have been doing rolling short strikes...

The pilots have been doing rolling short strikes all year. I was stranded in Rome overnight in October. The good thing is that Lufthansa put us up in a hotel, fed us dinner, and bused us to and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By ramblinman
I had erratic oil level readings. Changed the...

I had erratic oil level readings. Changed the sensor. Problem solved. It's an easy fix. It's near the bottom of the pan. Just get the car up on ramps or jack stands. Drain the oil and replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By ramblinman
I have never cracked a rim on my BMW. But I...

I have never cracked a rim on my BMW. But I just helped my son repair a bent and cracked rim in Orlando on a caddy with 17" wheels. No matter where you are, if you hit a pothole hard, you can end...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,919
Posted By ramblinman
I have had a run flat tire plugged with no...

I have had a run flat tire plugged with no problems. i read somewhere it should be patched and plugged, but I never found anyone who would do that. No tire can be patched or plugged within a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By ramblinman
I don't get the rant. I like not having to look...

I don't get the rant. I like not having to look around the car to see if a bulb has burned out. I like having more control through Idrive of how the car functions without a sea of knobs and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By ramblinman
I think this dealer is just trying to drum up...

I think this dealer is just trying to drum up business. Find an honest indy mechanic and get a second opinion. I would replace the oil filter gasket, because you can get coolant contamination,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By ramblinman
You don't know how much damage was done to the...

You don't know how much damage was done to the engine or other parts before the blown head gasket was detected. Even the mechanic who replaced the gasket wouldn't know that. It's probable that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,004
Posted By ramblinman
I just had an indy replace my rear brakes on my...

I just had an indy replace my rear brakes on my 08 335 and the cost was $600. They do great work, and I have used them before. Normally I do my own brakes, but I didn't have the time and I needed to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 108,104
Posted By ramblinman
I have a 2008 e92 which had two problems outside...

I have a 2008 e92 which had two problems outside of a recall that the I had fixed under warranty. One was a defective general control module which had a window anti trap malfunction. The other was a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By ramblinman
I Drive is like any piece of technology. There...

I Drive is like any piece of technology. There is a learning curve with the interface. Over time, I have gotten used to it and I like using the knob and not having to use a touch screen while...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By ramblinman
I just checked Consumer Reports reliability...

I just checked Consumer Reports reliability ratings for the 335. They are very dismal until 2013 and 2014, although there were too few reports to have a rating in 2010 and 2012. Mike Miller the tech...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By ramblinman
You may have bent something else beside the...

You may have bent something else beside the strut, if you hit a curb. I would have an indy check the front suspension and give you an estimate for a repair in case you need to replace one of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By ramblinman
With that number of miles, I would do a brake...

With that number of miles, I would do a brake fluid flush and a power steering fluid flush, which means installing a new canister too to replace the built in filter. IF it hasn't been replaced yet,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By ramblinman
I was recently rear ended and the insurance...

I was recently rear ended and the insurance adjuster claimed a body shop could use a heat gun to straighten out some dents in the bumper. I argued with him that the dents had actually broken the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,721
Posted By ramblinman
The one good thing about the water pump repair in...

The one good thing about the water pump repair in your car is that the computer will shut down the engine before it overheats if you have a coolant leak or a failed pump. At least you didn't damage...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,613
Posted By ramblinman
You have an N54 motor. The motor is a dog with...

You have an N54 motor. The motor is a dog with lots of problems. It wasn't ready for prime time, but BMW pushed it out before they had worked out the bugs. You have the first year of production for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By ramblinman
It's always possible something else is going on. ...

It's always possible something else is going on. I had some erratic readings, changed the sensor and everything was ok after that. Mike Miller tech expert at BMWCCA says that dealers will drain the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-25-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By ramblinman
It could be a bad oil level sensor. I suddenly...

It could be a bad oil level sensor. I suddenly starting getting lower levels. But they were a little erratic. I had the car serviced for something else and the level showed full. A little later...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,094
Posted By ramblinman
I have lived most of my life in DC, but I went to...

I have lived most of my life in DC, but I went to college in Pittsburgh. In between you have a pretty snowy belt. All seasons are fine in the DC area, since mostly what you will get is packed snow...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By ramblinman
E92 in 2011 should weigh 3,700 lbs. 900 pounds...

E92 in 2011 should weigh 3,700 lbs. 900 pounds per corner. Jack stands are safer than a floor jack. But I just read about a guy crushed under his jeep,when it rolled off the jacks stands. They are a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By ramblinman
You are not alone. I hate the sports seats too. I...

You are not alone. I hate the sports seats too. I recently had an upholstery shop replace the padding. It's better but not great. There is a metal or plastic part of the frame in the side bolsters....
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