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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By Pilgrim
OK, then even more basic. If you buy a car...

OK, then even more basic. If you buy a car designed to run on premium, WHY NOT run premium in it??? You are welcome to screw up your car or take a chance on damaging the engine any way you want to,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Pilgrim
Either bad battery or loose battery cables.

Either bad battery or loose battery cables.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By Pilgrim
If you spend the money for a BMW, don't start by...

If you spend the money for a BMW, don't start by putting gas in the car in direct conflict with BMW's directions. Run premium.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Pilgrim
Don't swap the battery, charge it. You should...

Don't swap the battery, charge it. You should have a battery charger around the house - over time, you will use it more than once.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Pilgrim
In order to interpret the dash warnings and...

In order to interpret the dash warnings and readings, it's a good idea to read the owner's manual and refer to it as needed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Pilgrim
Different brands may be slightly different in...

Different brands may be slightly different in original thickness. How about going to the dealer with a MM rule and asking to see a set of pads?

Really not worth the trouble....frankly, with that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Pilgrim
Look around the oil filter housing for visible...

Look around the oil filter housing for visible leaks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,016
Posted By Pilgrim
To the OP - you also need a torque wrench for...

To the OP - you also need a torque wrench for re-installation. While you're doing this job, pull out the guide pins on the back of the caliper, clean any foreign material off them (use a wire brush...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,016
Posted By Pilgrim
To check rotor thickness you need a micrometer...

To check rotor thickness you need a micrometer and need to read it correctly. If they're not badly rusted and still thicker than the minimum stamped on the edge of the rotor, you can just replace the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,714
Posted By Pilgrim
Wrong. Not if you know how to manage a turbo...

Wrong.

Not if you know how to manage a turbo and how to shift. I have a 280ZX with MUCH more turbo lag, and it's not a problem when the driver simply pays attention to what he is doing.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By Pilgrim
This doesn't fit rotors. In the process of...

This doesn't fit rotors. In the process of replacing them, the shops may have done something else that temporarily reduces the problem.

Look elsewhere in the suspension - ALL the front suspension.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Pilgrim
My wife's E36 was excellent mechanically, but...

My wife's E36 was excellent mechanically, but everything on the interior was inferior in quality and durability to my 2008 E91 and her 2009 E92. The plastics in the E90 last better, show less sun...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,189
Posted By Pilgrim
I have a 2008 E91 and in winter I run E36 wheels...

I have a 2008 E91 and in winter I run E36 wheels with Blizzak snow tires. They make the ride rather pleasant. Then I go back to the Yoko run-flats. They were new when I got the car, but I'll cheer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Pilgrim
A demo is a car you should grab and run like a...

A demo is a car you should grab and run like a bandit!! They've been taken care of, serviced often, and you get a warranty.

10 KM isn't even broken in!

Get it....and don't lease it, BUY IT. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-28-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Pilgrim
Not as far as I know.

Not as far as I know.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Pilgrim
This would be a really good time to get into DIY...

This would be a really good time to get into DIY territory for someone with mechanical skills, but it's not a simple job. Without a clear definition of what's wrong (and there may be mechanical stuff...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Pilgrim
As long as it meets the specs, go for it. That...

As long as it meets the specs, go for it. That oil ought to work fine.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,255
Posted By Pilgrim
You can look up things like the steering design...

You can look up things like the steering design online...just check the OEM specs. Running VIN through the BMW website will tell you what equipment is on the car.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Pilgrim
9 years of run flats? 20 tires replaced? I...

9 years of run flats? 20 tires replaced?

I can't help but focus on the two words "slow learner."

I knew mine would not be replaced within a week after I got the car. They suck in all respects.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-14-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Pilgrim
^^^^^^^^^:thumbup: :thumbup:

^^^^^^^^^:thumbup: :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-14-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Pilgrim
I can't imagine any universe in which it makes...

I can't imagine any universe in which it makes sense to get rid of a good car with 38K miles on it and start making car or lease payments. It's a waste of money, and if you like the car you can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Pilgrim
I'd recommend going to Tirerack or Discount Tire...

I'd recommend going to Tirerack or Discount Tire for expert advice on the wheel/tire match. That's not necessarily a job for an Internet forum.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Pilgrim
I always look for the end space on the right end...

I always look for the end space on the right end of a parking strip. One side is protected, the other has the least potential for anyone to open a door against it, since most drivers are solo without...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Pilgrim
I replaced my front rotors and pads with kits...

I replaced my front rotors and pads with kits from Bavauto for $176 + $25 shipping. Rear pads/rotors are similar in cost.

You can too.

If you need a caliper, NAPA Online lists them for the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By Pilgrim
^^Absolutely. If it's not throwing an error code,...

^^Absolutely. If it's not throwing an error code, don't replace it. Getting them wet doesn't necessarily hurt them.



I respectfully disagree with this. Fresh water really isn't a problem once...
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