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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By dharmabmw
Your water pump is on it's way out. Buy a...

Your water pump is on it's way out. Buy a Pierburg replacement and giterdone before it fails completely and leaves you stranded.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By dharmabmw
Realoem.com is your friend.

Realoem.com is your friend.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By dharmabmw
It's been done. Over on the E60 forum, someone...

It's been done. Over on the E60 forum, someone replaced that section with a copper piece prompting debate over whether or not copper was chemically compatible with the coolant. Don't remember how it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By dharmabmw
The return line should not be under a lot of...

The return line should not be under a lot of pressure but at the same time should not be soft or spongy either. Typically the return pressure would max out at 20 psi assuming that there's no blockage...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,001
Posted By dharmabmw
Deadpan humour is the best. Best joke so far.

Deadpan humour is the best. Best joke so far.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By dharmabmw
Ever replaced your power steering reservoir?...

Ever replaced your power steering reservoir? There's a nonreplaceable filter inside. This could be contributing to the pulsating.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,630
Posted By dharmabmw
+1. Your car is transportation not...

+1.

Your car is transportation not aspiration.....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By dharmabmw
I made a spreadsheet of the bends for both Left...

I made a spreadsheet of the bends for both Left and Right sides. I will try and find it and post it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By dharmabmw
There's a spot just ahead of the DS rear wheel...

There's a spot just ahead of the DS rear wheel that accumulates road guck. Where salt is used during the winter, the corrosion factors are increased because the scouring effects of the sand peels off...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By dharmabmw
You could be right. Does op drive a car with a...

You could be right. Does op drive a car with a V8? Regardless, stretching a serpentine belt is a bad idea.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,001
Posted By dharmabmw
Dude, you sure picked the hard way to do this. A...

Dude, you sure picked the hard way to do this. A propane torch is way easier. 15 minutes, tops per bolt.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By dharmabmw
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By dharmabmw
Happy wife, happy life. A 335 can be a very...

Happy wife, happy life. A 335 can be a very expensive car to maintain due to the turbos.

Given the choice, I'd rather have the BMW over the Merc due to Mercs predatory practices.......
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By dharmabmw
This is not the correct way to install the belt....

This is not the correct way to install the belt. First of all, remove the fan shroud to get some space at the front of engine. Your knuckles will be thankful.

Get the proper tools. A T-60 and a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By dharmabmw
Back 3 cylinders. O2 sensor dead. ...

Back 3 cylinders.
O2 sensor dead.
Replacement of sensor
Under car
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By dharmabmw
I had both rear lines go out after I had just...

I had both rear lines go out after I had just replaced the the rear flex lines. When faced with the ridiculous cost of OE steel lines, I opted to go with NiCu as well. Much easier to work with than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,455
Posted By dharmabmw
If you can live without the AC it's possible to...

If you can live without the AC it's possible to bypass it with a shorter belt. I did that years ago......
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By dharmabmw
Try vmrCanada to get a realistic value of your...

Try vmrCanada to get a realistic value of your car in Canada. Doubt that the the software update would have saved you. The water pumps typically fail between 100000 and 160000 km. Did you ever do a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,001
Posted By dharmabmw
For the want of a nail.......

For the want of a nail.......
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By dharmabmw
Truly an odd problem. If I disconnect the battery...

Truly an odd problem. If I disconnect the battery no default is stored until I turn on the stereo. From there, everytime I shut off the car and then restart it, the audio will default to whatever it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By dharmabmw
Damn......

Damn......
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,001
Posted By dharmabmw
+1. Those studs look quite serviceable. New nuts...

+1. Those studs look quite serviceable. New nuts with lots of anti-seize and you will be good to go.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-26-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By dharmabmw
While that's undoubtedly a useful tool, I think...

While that's undoubtedly a useful tool, I think it's only useful for a Subaru. The BMW crank holder locks the crankshaft position by engaging the teeth of the starter fly wheel, so it's designed for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,001
Posted By dharmabmw
It's not that simple. The bolts are press fit...

It's not that simple. The bolts are press fit into the exhaust flange and have notches to prevent them from spinning. Due to corrosion, the thread will disappear and you will be left with a toothpick...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By dharmabmw
Hope the young lad has deep pockets or else it's...

Hope the young lad has deep pockets or else it's a dad loan.......
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