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Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 04-01-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,486
Posted By ramblinman
Please delete my account

I sold my BMW and don't intend to buy another. Thanks for a great forum while I had two.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By ramblinman
You might try going to a collision repair shop to...

You might try going to a collision repair shop to see if they can straighten the subframe. Or check out some junk yards to see if they have an undamaged subframe. But you would incur the expense of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By ramblinman
I would take the car back to Firestone and tell...

I would take the car back to Firestone and tell them to correct the pulling steering problem. There should be a warranty on the alignment although some shops will just blame the driver for hitting a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By ramblinman
Mike Miller of the BMW CCA and my local indy...

Mike Miller of the BMW CCA and my local indy mechanic says to change it regularly or donít change. I am changing it on my 2008 335 every 30k miles. Just did my second change. The Indy was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By ramblinman
Rodents ate my TPM wires

Last week, I kept getting a TPM malfunction light on my e92. I tried resetting the TPM multiple times and nothing worked. The TPMS sensors were replaced 2 years ago, so I didn't think they were the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By ramblinman
My N54 is slow to get to maximum operating...

My N54 is slow to get to maximum operating temperature for the oil. Depending on the ambient temp and how fast I'm diving, it can take quite a while. However, the coolant temperatures rise pretty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By ramblinman
I'd take it to an indy for a second opinion. The...

I'd take it to an indy for a second opinion. The electrical connections for the socket should be separate from the assembly. The assembly just has a screw in connector the bulb. The socket fro the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By ramblinman
Most dealerships just subcontract windshield...

Most dealerships just subcontract windshield repairs. See if you can find the shop that does the work for the local dealers. Or perhaps you can find a collision shop that works on BMWs. They...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,935
Posted By ramblinman
Mine died on a 335 at 55,000 miles. I'm hoping...

Mine died on a 335 at 55,000 miles. I'm hoping the newer one is an updated part that will last longer. Fortunately mine died at low speed near a parking lot.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By ramblinman
Motul 8100 Xcess 5w-40. Meets BMW LL-01...

Motul 8100 Xcess 5w-40. Meets BMW LL-01 standard. Had some problems with oil burning with BMW oil. No problems with Motul. It's expensive, but I buy it on Amazon where it's more affordable and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,872
Posted By ramblinman
According to the OP--I've never had the belt...

According to the OP--I've never had the belt breaking and had replaced the belt a few months back."

If the belt was replaced a few months back, it seems to me that whoever replaced the belt has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By ramblinman
I just take my time and look over my shoulder to...

I just take my time and look over my shoulder to check my blind spot. But I try to pick fairly open gaps in the traffic to change lanes so I don't have to thread a needle to move. The mirrors are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By ramblinman
Erratic oil levels are a sign of a bad sensor. I...

Erratic oil levels are a sign of a bad sensor. I had the same problem. I didn't want to overfill, so I drained the oil and changed the sensor. Problem solved.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-15-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By ramblinman
I was rear ended by a corolla a couple of years...

I was rear ended by a corolla a couple of years ago in my e92. At first GEICO just said they could use a heat gun to smooth out the bumper cover. I told them the cover was punctured by the license...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By ramblinman
If none of the screws will hold, whatever you are...

If none of the screws will hold, whatever you are placing the screw into is stripped to the point where there are no threads or not enough material to hold the screw. If it's a sheet metal type...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By ramblinman
It's just normal BMW pitting. Doesn't have...

It's just normal BMW pitting. Doesn't have anything to do with where you live. If you drive at highway speeds no matter where you live, there is grit on the road that gets thrown up in the air. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-13-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By ramblinman
You are playing for a lot more than just mechanic...

You are playing for a lot more than just mechanic salary. The overhead in running a repair shop with lifts, and in the case of BMW, a $20,000 diagnostic and repair tool, the mechanics tool sets,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,077
Posted By ramblinman
I just replaced my windshield washer fluid pump...

I just replaced my windshield washer fluid pump last week after it failed. It is a straightforward repair, but you will need to jack up the car and remove the front wheel. Removing the fender liner...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By ramblinman
i was rear ended by a corolla at slow speed. ...

i was rear ended by a corolla at slow speed. They replaced the bumper cover, which is just plastic and wraps around both sides, and a plate called an energy absorber behind the cover. You have more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-30-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By ramblinman
IF you are concerned about the cost of repairs...

IF you are concerned about the cost of repairs for a BMW or any car for that matter, you can't afford it. Get a Kia or a Hyundai. No one NEEDS a BMW. It is an aspirational buy. You buy it because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By ramblinman
I have the sport seats in a 2008 392, and I have...

I have the sport seats in a 2008 392, and I have never found them as comfortable as the standard seats on my e46. There is less padding. Also, I have the coupe and there is less headroom. The sport...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-02-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,440
Posted By ramblinman
I have never had a problem with warped rotors on...

I have never had a problem with warped rotors on a BMW because I change the rotors at each pad replacement. Before I got my first BMW 20 years ago, I never had a car that didn't have problems with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By ramblinman
I had two wheels repaired at http://whlworx.com. ...

I had two wheels repaired at http://whlworx.com. Call Mike and set up a time to meet him. He has a large garage behind his house, near the intersection of I-95 and 695 south of Baltimore not far...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By ramblinman
I had an e46 that needed a new compressor at...

I had an e46 that needed a new compressor at about 100k. That's not uncommon. I have a 2008 e92 with about 55k on it and the a/c works perfectly. I have never had a problem with an evaporator. But...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By ramblinman
Try Tischer BMW at www.getbmwparts.com. I have...

Try Tischer BMW at www.getbmwparts.com. I have used them before their oem prices are very good and so is their service.
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