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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By 08 335Ci
The big question is, how many miles on the plugs?...

The big question is, how many miles on the plugs? Over 50K, might as well trade 'em in. Coils, I'd wait till after the plugs (if needed) and 2 tanks of Techron. It's best to go cheap (EASY) to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By 08 335Ci
I'd start with a tankful of top tier gas and a...

I'd start with a tankful of top tier gas and a bottle of Techron, repeat.

Is it a N54/55 Engine?

My wife was doing the same thing, dumping whatever was convenient into the tank of her Toyota. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By 08 335Ci
Just what the BMW community needs, another 'kid'...

Just what the BMW community needs, another 'kid' trying to turn a German machine into another Japanese boom box.

Have you installed the prerequisite ground lighting and light up valve stem caps?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By 08 335Ci
There are a lot of good posts here about aligning...

There are a lot of good posts here about aligning the adaptive headlights on these cars. Just do a search.

You'll need a long 4mm hex wrench, a flat wall about 25 ft. distance and some patience.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By 08 335Ci
Questions like this make me wonder why I bother...

Questions like this make me wonder why I bother to come here anymore.

I'm sure there must be a u boob video somewhere.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By 08 335Ci
The fan sits behind the 'fuse box' (front power...

The fan sits behind the 'fuse box' (front power distribution panel) and with some effort, you can reach up and feel for the warm air. You can also get to the power connector and apply power to the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By 08 335Ci
I got a painted metal RONDEL from Turner...

I got a painted metal RONDEL from Turner Motorsports, I think it was around $30.

The RONDEL is also glued in place. Use a heat gun to get the RONDEL pretty warm to the touch before trying to pry...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By 08 335Ci
Do yourself a favor and check your DME cooling...

Do yourself a favor and check your DME cooling fan. When mine failed, the car started throwing codes like you wouldn't believe, including a 80mph downshift to 3rd gear. AutoEnginuity's software...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By 08 335Ci
'New' batteries do go bad. That's why they come...

'New' batteries do go bad. That's why they come with a pro rated warranty.

Disconnect the battery, give it a full charge and have the power management system checked.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By 08 335Ci
Thanks guys. I turned wrenches for over 20 yrs to...

Thanks guys. I turned wrenches for over 20 yrs to pay the bills. But when I thought I had a charging problem, I checked into the power management system .... and blew my mind.

Remember, this is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-28-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By 08 335Ci
The charging system on these cars is quite...

The charging system on these cars is quite advanced. But basically this is how it works:

The IBS (intelligent battery sensor) monitors the battery when running, off and asleep. It tells the DME...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By 08 335Ci
If you're using a digital voltmeter, throw it...

If you're using a digital voltmeter, throw it away and get a good analog meter. Digitals AVERAGE the input and are the least accurate of meters. If you use an analog meter say at the cigarette...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-18-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By 08 335Ci
In cold weather some tires will 'flatspot' after...

In cold weather some tires will 'flatspot' after sitting all night. They usually go round after a couple miles of going around.

Also you might have a bent rim. There are some good wheel shops that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By 08 335Ci
Here's a thought: Buy a beater and learn to drive...

Here's a thought: Buy a beater and learn to drive in the snow. This way when you slide into a ditch (and you will), you won't be crying over the repairs to your 'baby'. Driving in snow is a totally...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-04-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By 08 335Ci
Welcome to the 'Dark Side'. 1st thing, don't...

Welcome to the 'Dark Side'.

1st thing, don't believe everything you read on the internet about these cars. There's a lot of unfounded badmouthing about BMW's (and their drivers) in general.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By 08 335Ci
Replacing parts in hope it will cure a problem is...

Replacing parts in hope it will cure a problem is a foolish way to fix it. Get a scan of your modules paying attention to any 'communication' on a bus errors. Then check your E-box cooling fan.

A...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By 08 335Ci
I know this is 'after the fact' but I have...

I know this is 'after the fact' but I have Liberty Mutual and use the BMW CCA discount. Why? Because they guarantee your car will be taken to a BMW approved repair shop, all parts will be BMW and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By 08 335Ci
I don't want to hijack the thread, but the early...

I don't want to hijack the thread, but the early 335's (not sure about the newer ones) had a cooling fan design destine to fail. With the jb4's and flashes, the DME works quite a bit harder meaning...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By 08 335Ci
When I changed my charge pipe, I didn't snug down...

When I changed my charge pipe, I didn't snug down one Diverter Valve enough. They are plastic after all. Well at full boost with the meth pumping in, the one valve blew out of the charge pipe....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-29-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By 08 335Ci
JB4 and meth. Will make you laugh out loud and...

JB4 and meth. Will make you laugh out loud and your passenger scream in terror.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By 08 335Ci
Take the wheels off and check the beads for...

Take the wheels off and check the beads for proper seating and if they're directional tires, make sure the rotation is correct. Also make sure your cold inflation pressures are correct.

When...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By 08 335Ci
1st thing is to figure out if it's front or rear...

1st thing is to figure out if it's front or rear that's causing the problem. Then a good 4 wheel alignment. You could be 'crabbing' (going down the road sideways). Also excessive caster on one side...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By 08 335Ci
Sensitivity can be adjusted by coding. In...

Sensitivity can be adjusted by coding.

In the mean time, clean the windshield and treat it with Rain-X.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By 08 335Ci
Get a piece of twine about 8ft long and have...

Get a piece of twine about 8ft long and have someone hold it against the rear sidewall of the tire in question. Hold the twine taunt and move it in until it touches the sidewall at the front of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-10-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By 08 335Ci
The cooling fan can fail and throw no codes, as...

The cooling fan can fail and throw no codes, as mine did. it's best to do a good old manual test of these.
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