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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By dmatre
Let's think here: replaced the exhaust, now...

Let's think here: replaced the exhaust, now there's a rattle.

First thing, climb under the car and check exhaust/ body clearance and that all hangers are attached.

It's likely not something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By dmatre
Calipers are NOT a normally replaced item. I...

Calipers are NOT a normally replaced item.

I would definitely ask specifically what is wrong with them. Sounds more like you ran the pads to zero rather than a caliper issue. If you have a stuck...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By dmatre
shocks and springs for 335 convertible

Koni Sport (Yellow) will make it better, but the issue is that you've moved the weight of the top from between the axles to behind the rear axle.

You may need to go to stiffer rear springs to...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By dmatre
The wife purchased an E350 with light beige...

The wife purchased an E350 with light beige interior about 3 months ago. I bought a can of Scotchguard and applied it the first weekend.

The mats & carpet still look good, so hopefully they'll...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By dmatre
Actually, he asks if tires will fix the...

Actually, he asks if tires will fix the oscillations. Short answer: no.

Non-RFT will make the ride better, may grip better (if PSS or similar), but the rear end instability will still be there. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-27-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By dmatre
You can also dilute your KSG 1:6 and use it like...

You can also dilute your KSG 1:6 and use it like a QD to 'top up' the protection and ramp up the gloss.

Note: because it doesn't have any lubricants, use it only after washing for topping...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By dmatre
undamped oscillations will likely be from rear...

undamped oscillations will likely be from rear subframe bushings. The springs are damped by the shocks, & unless they're completely blown, you shouldn't get oscillating from there.

The non-M...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By dmatre
Sounds like a dead amp. Open trunk, look down on...

Sounds like a dead amp. Open trunk, look down on left side. Pry plastic tray out with your fingertips. Check for water around the amp.

If it's wet, it's dead.


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Forum: The Detail Department 08-22-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By dmatre
You may get more/better info at Autopia.org. ...

You may get more/better info at Autopia.org.





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Forum: The Detail Department 07-26-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By dmatre
Be patient, years of neglect don't come off with...

Be patient, years of neglect don't come off with a spray on, wipe off process.

Get a wheel cleaner, spray on, agitate, spray more, agitate again, etc until the crud loosens up. You need chemistry...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By dmatre
Did you test the connection at the socket with a...

Did you test the connection at the socket with a multi-meter? Could be an issue with the connector making contact with the metal tabs on the bulb.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By dmatre
Just look for photos of cars with the kit you...

Just look for photos of cars with the kit you want to buy. Your car is the same as all the others....


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Forum: The Detail Department 07-05-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By dmatre
I've used Zaino Z-9 leather cleaner on my M wheel...

I've used Zaino Z-9 leather cleaner on my M wheel for the past 3 years and it still looks/feels as good as the day I picked it up from the dealer.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By dmatre
C7 Vette. No question. Sent from...

C7 Vette. No question.


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Forum: The Detail Department 06-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By dmatre
For mail order I like Griot's Garage Car Wash -...

For mail order I like Griot's Garage Car Wash - best slickness/lubrication at ping. For OTC. Meg's Gold Class is good as well.

Personally, I like a wool mitt, but truth is that technique trumps...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By dmatre
If you're going to purchase ONR, look for a 'kit'...

If you're going to purchase ONR, look for a 'kit' that includes the proper Microfiber towels. They are key to avoiding micro-scratches during washing. Also check YouTube for how-to vids (there are...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By dmatre
That's not a problem, it's why ONR was created. ...

That's not a problem, it's why ONR was created. Fill your bucket in the apartment, grab your MF towels and go to work.



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Forum: The Detail Department 06-23-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By dmatre
If using ONR, you don't even need to use soft...

If using ONR, you don't even need to use soft water. It works great even with the super-hard mineral-rich water in SoCal. No spotting at all.


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Forum: The Detail Department 06-20-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,813
Posted By dmatre
I've never seen SG go yellow (silver, red & black...

I've never seen SG go yellow (silver, red & black cars), but I did notice that the car had more 'pop' after the AIO step than after SG. To me, the SG muted the shine a bit.

Someone above...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By dmatre
If your car is 5 years old then you are beyond...

If your car is 5 years old then you are beyond the point where paint will affect the value.

It sounds like you require perfection, so the best course would be to sell it if you can't live with the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By dmatre
The quality of repair/paint has everything to do...

The quality of repair/paint has everything to do with the body shop & almost nothing to do with the insurance company. Don't automatically go where they refer you. Talk to friends, make contact...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By dmatre
Repaint areas and repairs after hail

So much bad info here. No way the insurance company will total the car if it can be fixed for less than 75% of the current value, so scratch that idea.

The real question is: How important is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By dmatre
Michelins are the quietest tires I've had,...

Michelins are the quietest tires I've had, regardless of type.

Reviews can help, but keep in mind they are written by the public. If 10% of the general population are morons, this applies to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By dmatre
Tires won't do what you want - it takes much more...

Tires won't do what you want - it takes much more than that. Buy quality and enjoy the ride while you save up for the mods you want.


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Forum: The Detail Department 06-09-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By dmatre
I can confirm: they do a FAR BETTER job than the...

I can confirm: they do a FAR BETTER job than the dealer. Been there, done that. Wouldn't let the dealer come near my car with their bucket monkeys.


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