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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,361
Posted By cjhoward
I'll say it again. I love runflats. Only flat I...

I'll say it again. I love runflats. Only flat I ever got was the one time I had non runflats (Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric) and they wore out quicker than any tire I've ever owned. I'm also more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By cjhoward
If you did the water pump and not the...

If you did the water pump and not the thermostat...you're wrong...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By cjhoward
Who is the supplier?

Who is the supplier?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-03-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By cjhoward
"If you already have a cable we can offer you an...

"If you already have a cable we can offer you an additional discount that brings the cost to $147.50."

Is your system compatible with the Bavarian Technic cable?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By cjhoward
Great pic. I don't have that much to put back,...

Great pic. I don't have that much to put back, but I've already checked what can be stored below the step and I can get almost everything packed under there. Everything will be strategically...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By cjhoward
Garage facelift

Thought I would share a before and after photo of my BMW inspired garage
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By cjhoward
I installed Konis on Cal's recommendation and it...

I installed Konis on Cal's recommendation and it was the best thing I ever did. Rears are easy to change, the fronts take work.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By cjhoward
Mike Miller responded to my email and said he was...

Mike Miller responded to my email and said he was going to add the cap issue to his write up. $19 for piece of mind. $15 if you plan ahead and don't just buy it at the regular parts counter.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By cjhoward
I was able to get this to work without any...

I was able to get this to work without any coding. I first reversed the two spacers to make sure I had the functionality, putting the OEM spacer from the front fogs on the rear button since I had to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-17-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By cjhoward
Euro switch rear fog DIY free mod not working

Acquired a second headlight switch and "frankensteined" the white plastic spacer out of it. Dropped it in mine and cut the stop tabs on the dummy switch. Put it all back together and it does not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By cjhoward
These things are very temperamental. Just buy a...

These things are very temperamental. Just buy a new one from Tischer and install yourself. Is an easy DIY.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By cjhoward
Regretting belt & tensioner maintenance?

Replaced the belt, tensioner, upper idler pulley & lower idler pulley. I have never replaced parts in such impeccable condition. The belt showed no wear or cracking whatsoever. The bearings on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By cjhoward
Thanks for the replies. Gotta tackle this today....

Thanks for the replies. Gotta tackle this today. Not exactly thrilled about doing this since there is no problem, but based upon what I have read, this is critical preventative maintenance.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By cjhoward
I just did mine on the 335i last week and it is a...

I just did mine on the 335i last week and it is a very doable DIY. I followed the Bavauto video. You may want to drain the radiator first instead of just opening the hoses at the water pump because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By cjhoward
Tensioner and pulley torques

Are these all 40Nm + 90 degrees?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By cjhoward
The interesting question would be how many who...

The interesting question would be how many who have had water pumps replaced also had it "suggested" they also replace the reservoir cap for some nebulous reason?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By cjhoward
This is definitely a well-kept secret. There's...

This is definitely a well-kept secret. There's not much out there and the post I cited is almost 7 years old. I had an overheat last week and due to my mileage I went ahead and changed the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By cjhoward
The OEM cap part#17117521071 made by Reutter is...

The OEM cap part#17117521071 made by Reutter is clearly known to be defective. There is not a lot online about this problem, but I did find 1 youtube video and other discussions with the exact same...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By cjhoward
Coolant cap disintegrating

Got a low coolant light and when I checked it was coming out from around the cap. Checked the cap and it is falling apart. Not sure what could cause this. The center piece is not the threads that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By cjhoward
Yeah, I just decided to go with the 10s since I...

Yeah, I just decided to go with the 10s since I have been able to make that work. I am not sure if when I use the center jack point that my jack would get high enough for the 12s. From the sides it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By cjhoward
I should've been more specific. I'm looking at...

I should've been more specific. I'm looking at their wheel cribs. Been using homemade cribs for years made from 2x12s but going to get the RR wheel cribs. My homemade are 10 inch and work well. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By cjhoward
Race ramps

10 or 12 inch?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By cjhoward
Just changed my water pump, tstat & a couple...

Just changed my water pump, tstat & a couple hoses for first time at 132,000 miles. I'd say I was able to stretch it a bit.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By cjhoward
Upper radiator hose leak

I tried to delete my post before I saw there was a reply so I'll add some comments in hoping to help someone else. Anyway, this leak was a strange one. The hose was definitely seated and the gasket...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By cjhoward
Thanks for your reply. I removed the fan and...

Thanks for your reply. I removed the fan and that gave me the access to put just enough force on it to seat. Now I have to replace the damn radiator vent line as that broke while removing the fan
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