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Forum: General BMW 07-04-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,474
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Is your 2008 an early build (before Oct. 31,...

Is your 2008 an early build (before Oct. 31, 2007)? Mine is a Sept 2007 build and fell under the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign covering defective injectors. I had 5 of 6 injectors replaced at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,972
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Iíve always purchased my cars outright, because I...

Iíve always purchased my cars outright, because I tend to keep them 10+ yrs. In place of a monthly payment plus interest, I opt instead to pay myself and earn interest or return on the money. That...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,883
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Orient has you covered on everything but the...

Orient has you covered on everything but the tranny. If you have the 5 spd auto, reverse going out is a far too common problem.
The ZF 5HP19 transmissions have a trouble prone reverse drum. Check...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-27-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By BerfsBimmer
See the sticky "E90/E91/E92/E93 OEM Spare Tire...

See the sticky "E90/E91/E92/E93 OEM Spare Tire source" in the 3 forum, or click here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297373).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Maybe, maybe not. It is a rather common problem....

Maybe, maybe not. It is a rather common problem. If you read part of SI B51 19 07, you can see they are replacing the 15 amp fuse with a 20 amp fuse. Also, you can see they warn against using...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By BerfsBimmer
You are obviously incompatible. You either have...

You are obviously incompatible. You either have to dump her or buy her her own BMW and she will love you forever.
I suggest a black one this time so you have something to drive to formal occasions.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,656
Posted By BerfsBimmer
No regrets over my choices whatsoever, other than...

No regrets over my choices whatsoever, other than not having the time to do ED. Maybe next time.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,543
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Sorry Kat, but I did give a warning. :nono: ...

Sorry Kat, but I did give a warning. :nono:
Before you go to sleep go back to the 'no' option. Think of kitty. Ahhh, that's better.
Sweet dreams.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,543
Posted By BerfsBimmer
At least you were able to secure the top each...

At least you were able to secure the top each time, not like this poor guy...

WARNING: The following image is graphic in nature and may be disturbing to some viewers (especially E93 owners).
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Sounds familiar. On SH 114 they are adding 4 toll...

Sounds familiar. On SH 114 they are adding 4 toll lanes. What makes me mad is the entire $1.02 billion project is funded by public money, but you will have to shell out even more money if you want to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 37
Poll: Radios
Views: 1,863
Posted By BerfsBimmer
My main source of music is iPod and sometimes...

My main source of music is iPod and sometimes flashdrive. Occasionally I listen to a couple FM stations and I have to admit Iím impressed with the sound quality of the HD radio.
Forum: General BMW 04-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Most everyone agrees the computer is a little...

Most everyone agrees the computer is a little optimistic, however mine seems to be closer to the truth than yours. On a long highway trip, the computer calculated 30.5 mpg. Actual mileage calculated...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By BerfsBimmer
+1 Even if passed, it will be about 2 years...

+1 Even if passed, it will be about 2 years before we see it. As many times as I've driven through west Texas to N.M., 85 (or more) can't come soon enough.
At least it would knock 5 mph off the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By BerfsBimmer
I agree with the OPís observation. I think it...

I agree with the OPís observation. I think it shows how competition is good for the consumer. Sooooo Mr. Red Raider, does this mean youíre on the prowl for a new bimmer?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,399
Posted By BerfsBimmer
jocamryn, I also look foward to pics, in full...

jocamryn, I also look foward to pics, in full sunlight plz.



The drivers side easy easy as pie. The passenger side is a whole 'nother story and I always manage to gouge my hands up. Wish I had...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,323
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Is that the only limited time window you can do...

Is that the only limited time window you can do it without it being an ice dive?

Seriously, I would like to make a trip to do ďThe ClimbĒ and meet some of the NE Festers. M, Is Purity going to be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,934
Posted By BerfsBimmer
I agree, it's an emissions device and the EPA...

I agree, it's an emissions device and the EPA says 8yrs/80k miles. As they crack down on hydrocarbons from fuel vapors, gas stations have added various forms of vapor reclamation systems on their...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Iím just past 47k, so Iíll be out of warranty in...

Iím just past 47k, so Iíll be out of warranty in a couple more months. Problems have been few.
1. Replaced A/C thermal expansion valve. The work order said ďInspection of expansion valve found...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Search is your...

Search is your friend...http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5597535&postcount=2
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,938
Posted By BerfsBimmer
The turbos are made by Mitsubishi. They have...

The turbos are made by Mitsubishi. They have decades of experience with them in Evo's and other cars. I have more faith in them than many of the other parts under the hood.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-03-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,399
Posted By BerfsBimmer
A couple years ago, I bought a pair of GP Thunder...

A couple years ago, I bought a pair of GP Thunder 8500K for $16 + $5 shipping. They've served me well. The color output is much whiter than stock and more closely matches the HID xenons. They look...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,149
Posted By BerfsBimmer
I had the software update. The only difference I...

I had the software update. The only difference I noticed (other than losing a few personal settings to factory defaults) is the low pressure fuel pump in the right rear of the car activates as soon...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By BerfsBimmer
I experimented quite a bit to find the best...

I experimented quite a bit to find the best balance between handling and comfort.
These are my results;
Door Jamb - 32F/35R
OEM Bridgestone Potenza RFTís Ė 34F/37R
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,816
Posted By BerfsBimmer
I'm curious. What were the other 2 faulty parts...

I'm curious. What were the other 2 faulty parts they replaced in addition to the spark plug?

As far as the HPFP goes, thatís a roll of the dice. Some people have gone through 3 or 4 pumps, while...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,099
Posted By BerfsBimmer
Mike, thanks for all you did...and sometimes for...

Mike, thanks for all you did...and sometimes for what you did not do. Your contributions and knowledge are much appreciated.
If you were to leave the Fest, we at least would still have autoblog to...
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