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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-04-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By mikesevel
E93.. replace top tension strings

I do not have the Bentley manual. If you have the manual, please determine if specific instructions are available for replacing the hardtop/convertible tension strings.:dunno

Thanx

MIikey
P.S....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By mikesevel
Easy/cheap A/C vent cleaner

A/C vents can get dusty/unsightly and are tricky to clean. A vacuum does not always remove all dust. Using wet Q-tips is messy and leaves a film. On EBay
a Chinese company is selling a goopy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By mikesevel
E93.. replace top tension strings

I bought the tension strings for the folding hardtop. Are there any current installation DIY's out there? Much obliged.
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By mikesevel
Vanos DIY questions.

My '08 E93 turned 48k miles today. I would like to clean the Vanos units. I do not have an air hose, can I suck them with a vacuum cleaner? Also can I use brake cleaner or will that degrade the O...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By mikesevel
SA Independent

Try Rhine West.............
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By mikesevel
E93 hardtop/convertible tension ropes help needed

The tension ropes in my '08 E93 are starting to look slightly fuzzy. I have two coming in the mail. I would like to replace them DIY as dealers charge a small fortune. I found only one DIY video but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By mikesevel
Texas hail damage...ouch!

Texas car dealers are closed on Sundays. You can haunt the inventory without salesmen following you. Dropped the wife off a a shopping center and visited the BMW dealer in San Antonio. I saw 40-50...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By mikesevel
Leather cleaning...being practical

Over the years I have read innumerable BMW blogs regarding preferences for leather cleaners and sealers. Options range from home-made solutions to the priciest commercial versions.
A few decades...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By mikesevel
E93 rear window strip maintenance

OK, picky-picky me are.
With rear (side) windows down, the horizontal window weatherstrip gasket has one vertical edge that is rough and hard to clean. It picks up dirt, pollen, etc. It shreds...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By mikesevel
Update..frozen glove box latch

In a previous entry, I reported that my glove box will not open in my '08 E93 with the top
down. I have owned it for 3+ years and the glove box always opened with the top up or down. I was preparing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-26-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By mikesevel
Jammed glove box door

E93, 08. Glove box door is jammed shut via use of the latch. It will only open if I insert the back-up key from the fob.
Any way I can fix without tearing in to the motor and it's moving parts? Can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By mikesevel
Premium gas price discounts?

I think that the big difference between regular gas and premium gas prices is defacto redistribution of wealth. :cry:

Regular gas price near San Antonio is as low as $1.74 but premium gas is north...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By mikesevel
Sweet color..............

Reminds me of the color of my former '03 Z4, Merlot. It was destroyed in an accident and i replaced it with an '08 E93 'vert.
Happy Springtime.
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikesevel
Here's a blue for you

My '08 E93 is a two year color, Atlantic Blue.
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-30-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By mikesevel
Expansion tank DIY-coolant bleed procedure

So my expansion tank in my '08 E93 (N52 engine) looked funky. I know they can burst at inopportune times. I found a virgin OE tank on Ebay and installed it. I lost some coolant in the process and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,088
Posted By mikesevel
Hey kat "bf"?

Kat:
I thought you were married. Does "BF" mean boyfriend or your husband's initials?:rofl:
Mikey
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By mikesevel
My nuts are ugly

'08 E93. Stock wheels. The lug nuts, 17MM are just getting ugly with age.
Has anyone purchased quality chrome replacements or the plastic (chrome) covers?
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By mikesevel
Mister Fish:

Enjoy your cabriolet! It's 92 here in Texas. Howzit bajou?
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By mikesevel
Hood/front bumper alignment

My '08 E93 hood lines up nicely with the front fenders. It's a different story regarding the bumper. It appears that there is a 3/8" gap between the hood and the bumper. If i find a way to adjust the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-23-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By mikesevel
Merry Christmas Bimmers From Texas

As a former Ohioan, it is still difficult to get in the Texas Christmas spirit when it is 82!

Here's hoping y'all have a great Christmas.:thumbup:

Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By mikesevel
Oil filter housing

With each oil change, make sure you do not have any leaks where the oil filter housing is attached to the block. If you detect a leak, there are DIY's for gasket replacement.
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-01-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,572
Posted By mikesevel
F30 Corolla?

A few times this year I drove a new three series loaner while my '08 E93 was being serviced. My seat-of-the-pants gauge told me I was driving a Corolla. Am I alone in this assessment?
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By mikesevel
Manual lifting crank for E93 hardtop?

I have owned my '08 E93 for three years but I don't know if the top can be cranked manually if catastrophic electrical failure occurs. Owners manual is silent on this issue.:confused2
Mike
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By mikesevel
E93 spark plug change question.

Although my accumulated mileage is less than 100k, I would like to change the plugs. The E93, 328i, is now eight years old driving the hot Texas highways and I am hoping the plugs are not seized in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By mikesevel
Spoiler wing.

I bought a wing on Ebay from Taiwan. Amazingly it was only $88 including shipping and color matched to my Atlantic Blue'08. It is somewhat larger than the M3 wing but it is growing on me....
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