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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:43 PM
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New to my brother e90

A my brother is a totally noob and has no clue what he is driving right now...managed to pick it up really cheap (2x the price of my e36)...anyways I need to school him on how to care for this vehicle because I would really be bothered that my own brother couldn't keep a fairly new car in tip top running condition and keep it on the road...with the said here are a few issues I have with it after a quick going over still need to get the codes read but ;

Brake sensors, are they the same as on my car? Unplug, remove from brake pad, replace pad and sensor, plug in sensor
Oil changes, pretty straight forward? How many qts? 3.0 so I imagine 7? I use 6 in my 2.8
Radio, I hope it just slides out as the pixels are done and won't have to disassemble dash to get it out

Any thing else I should look out for? Any bushings to replace, common issues that pop up around 75k miles? Do you guys have a write up or a link where I could find the full schedule of maintenance for this gen, I'll search when I get home tonight as well.

TIA and any other advice you can give me would be great because all I hear is how everything needs a computer to be done right..that scares me...


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Old 07-12-2013, 05:56 PM
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What E90 does he have?

Brakes, same as your car. Oil, 6.9 quarts, otherwise just like your car. Radio should be easy to remove. Read the E9x wiki and the E46 wiki. Good news is the cooling system is better than yours or the E46 and the auto tranny is not trouble prone. Most suspension components will be similar to yours and require the same upkeep. If he has a 335 there will be some additional issues to be aware of.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:26 PM
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New to my brother e90

Thanks for the reply...
No 335 thankfully just a regular old non-sport 325i 2006 I believe

Sounds like I can have this thing sitting pretty...good to hear no a/t troubles and the brakes and the like are still fairly straight forward...I can't lie I'm a bit excited to tear into it, just dont want to have to go to the stealer or Indy shop for every job

I don't think it should need bushings and the like for a few more thousand miles but I'll read up on the e90 wiki...

O thank heaven for a more robust and reliable cooling system!


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yeah the crappy electrical water pump that costs $400 and craps out at every oil change
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:57 AM
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yeah the crappy electrical water pump that costs $400 and craps out at every oil change
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