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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By galahad05
Seems a bit expensive since it's not too much...

Seems a bit expensive since it's not too much cheaper than an actual 2 post lift.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-26-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By galahad05
Never compromise on safety equipment on our cars.

Never compromise on safety equipment on our cars.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,217
Posted By galahad05
Just for the heck of it, I went to BMW USA's...

Just for the heck of it, I went to BMW USA's recall page, put in my VIN number, and got a "driver's side airbag" recall hit.

Does this mean that BMW is claiming that my passenger side airbag is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-22-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By galahad05
The 550 is the V8 model, correct?

The 550 is the V8 model, correct?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By galahad05
Bet OP's engine is venting boost into atmosphere...

Bet OP's engine is venting boost into atmosphere the whole time. Are the BOV connectors locked in? These guys have that twist and lock plastic lock thing to the charge pipe if I recall correctly.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,694
Posted By galahad05
So THAT'S where that is. I was wondering, once...

So THAT'S where that is. I was wondering, once upon a time.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,148
Posted By galahad05
Why have I never done this? It's a great safety...

Why have I never done this? It's a great safety feature.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By galahad05
Exactly this. It is..."mathematically"...

Exactly this. It is..."mathematically" counter-intuitive, but a 30 mph head-on is really less damaging than a 60 mph into an immovable object. Mythbusters actually showed the car damage in both...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By galahad05
Heck yeah that's an eye opener.

Heck yeah that's an eye opener.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By galahad05
This is too much horsepower: ...

This is too much horsepower:

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/the-psychotic-300-hp-kawasaki-ninja-h2r-is-a-hellcat-o-1640740797


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi5_GQ78wM8
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By galahad05
Based on that video, I'd have to say YEAH.

Based on that video, I'd have to say YEAH.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By galahad05
I know some people who have upgraded, to aluminum...

I know some people who have upgraded, to aluminum charge pipes.
It's useful for older cars (heat eventually makes the plastic brittle). IMO it's a must for boosted cars.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By galahad05
Exactly this.

Exactly this.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,175
Posted By galahad05
I'm like a one-man destroyed-tire statistics...

I'm like a one-man destroyed-tire statistics engine. I have literally lost track of how many tires (and wheels) I've replaced or repaired. Both run-flat and go-flat. Long Island roads are pretty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By galahad05
Agree with Aaron here. I'm doing my...

Agree with Aaron here.

I'm doing my tensioner/idler pulleys/belt this weekend. My car has just shy of 105,000 miles on it (an '07 335i). The belt still looks good, but I'm now hearing what sounds...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By galahad05
I would say it is not normal.

I would say it is not normal.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By galahad05
Also, I see no mention of lightweight wheels....

Also, I see no mention of lightweight wheels....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By galahad05
Have to agree with the LSD suggestion.

Have to agree with the LSD suggestion.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By galahad05
I'd say your biggest potential problem will heat...

I'd say your biggest potential problem will heat soak. I'm assuming when you said "track" you didn't mean a drag strip.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By galahad05
When the warning comes on (at least in my 335) it...

When the warning comes on (at least in my 335) it immediately follows with the Oil Level Low symbol.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By galahad05
....that one's kind of your call, really. I...

....that one's kind of your call, really.

I know people here who automatically do all fluid changes and maintenance items immediately upon buying a used car. Hard to argue that one really....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By galahad05
Google'ed it--1 U.S. quart = 0.946 liters.

Google'ed it--1 U.S. quart = 0.946 liters.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By galahad05
You know not what you ask! This very topic has...

You know not what you ask! This very topic has been very discussed here--BMW's official stance (in the U.S. at least) has been some ungodly large number like 1 quart every 500 miles as "normal". ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By galahad05
Wait for it to go a quart down, and the computer...

Wait for it to go a quart down, and the computer warns you to add oil. All this assuming you don't perform a scheduled oil change before that happens.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By galahad05
Let me clarify my point...err 328s's point....a...

Let me clarify my point...err 328s's point....a bit more.

The N54 is a solid motor, well suited for reliable power up into the north of 500 HP range (probably). An excellent responding, smooth...
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