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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:26 PM
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Posted By edycol
I used it several OCI's in my Passat that I had...

I used it several OCI's in my Passat that I had before, and like a Japanese train, always right on schedule, I would have valve train knock around 4,000 mile mark after changing oil. Smoothest...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By edycol
I am actually not big fan of Edge 5W40. IMO Edge...

I am actually not big fan of Edge 5W40. IMO Edge 0W40 is two steps up.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
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Posted By edycol
N52 Oil analysis

It is very good report. TBN at 3.2 is bit low for that mileage for Castrol 0W40. Usually that Castrol holds TBN much better. Shearing is excellent as 0W40 KV100 is approximately 13cst.
Next time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By edycol
I am in college “industry” or as once was called,...

I am in college “industry” or as once was called, higher education.
Question about online vs. in seat is as old as internet itself. You have three types of students to satisfy:
1. Want all online....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By edycol
I cannot remember owning a car in last 20 years...

I cannot remember owning a car in last 20 years that didn’t require changing tensioners with belts.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By edycol
Those hands while driving? There is no way I...

Those hands while driving? There is no way I would enter any of my vehicles with hands like that.
The sun glasses are pure crime!


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By edycol
Accessory belt. Change it immediately with...

Accessory belt. Change it immediately with tensioner.
Valve cover gasket.
Oil filter housing gasket.
Oil pan gasket.
Water pump is ok, better than N55, but plan 80-100k lifespan. Some do...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,682
Posted By edycol
BMW LL 17 FE+ oil

Yep, ECU will adjust temperature manipulating thermostat to keep it in high range due to efficiency. E90’s do that too.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,682
Posted By edycol
Your engine sound that changes with oil does not...

Your engine sound that changes with oil does not mean anything. Mobil1 is generally considered as “rough” oil, but provides some of the best wear numbers due to higher ZDDP levels. If oil has bit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,682
Posted By edycol
Well, first of all, HP is not made since 2014. I...

Well, first of all, HP is not made since 2014. I would say TPT is better product.
However, IMO best Euro oil is and was since it was introduced in the US, Castrol Edge 0W30.
Now, Castrol made...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,682
Posted By edycol
Yes, people did VOA of HP 5W30. It is Castrol’s...

Yes, people did VOA of HP 5W30. It is Castrol’s SLX with lower TBN around 7.3 which puts it in LL04 category.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,682
Posted By edycol
I will try to address several things in single...

I will try to address several things in single post.
1. Just bcs. one oil has lower Noack, it does not mean less CBU, and one has to take into consideration that all BMW engines since N55...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,682
Posted By edycol
1. BMW TPT are very good oils, but have some...

1. BMW TPT are very good oils, but have some shortcomings.
First, 5W30 whiles it has very low Noack, it is bcs. it is borderline 10W30 oil. While Noack is very good 6.2%, there are oils with lower...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,604
Posted By edycol
True, here in Colorado, regular is 85. BUT, my...

True, here in Colorado, regular is 85. BUT, my Toyota when I got it had bit of knock regardless that my house is at 6,822ft. So, since premium in Costco is $0.20 higher than regular at your average...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By edycol
PhD in Aeronautics: Now, he is not dumb...

PhD in Aeronautics: Now, he is not dumb :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
I cannot remember I ever got a job without "it is who you know."
But, if that is only reason why one gets a job, eventually that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By edycol
That “university “ was ridiculous fraud, and not...

That “university “ was ridiculous fraud, and not even higher education institution.
What I had in mind is University of Phoenix, Colorado Technical University (HQ in Schaumburg, IL) etc. Phoenix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By edycol
This^. You really need codes to figure out...

This^.
You really need codes to figure out what’s happening.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By edycol
My colleague who just retired paid $34 for a...

My colleague who just retired paid $34 for a class at UC Berkeley in 60’s. The funding for education is at the lowest levels. Everyone is saying we need to have better education to address new...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By edycol
2011 N55 engine malfunction

How is your water pump?
Reason why temperature drops is that coolant is being “blown” by outside air as air has to go through small radiator to get heated to heat cabin. That small radiator...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By edycol
So, first question is what would you like to do?...

So, first question is what would you like to do? Where is your passion?
After you figure out that, than think about education options. As Doug said, there is much more to education than just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By edycol
You might resolve issue, but more likely than...

You might resolve issue, but more likely than not, you are throwing parts at the problem.
Did you establish that battery and charging are ok?
Start there before you touch anything else. TC...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By edycol
Is it OE tank or some replacement brand? Also, it...

Is it OE tank or some replacement brand? Also, it could be faulty new tank. That happens too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By edycol
Those needed some preventive maintenance too. I...

Those needed some preventive maintenance too. I had CAT on E30 1988 with CAT and would proactively change lambda sonde.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By edycol
I hear you. I am at 94k, going strong, but at...

I hear you. I am at 94k, going strong, but at 100k, bunch of stuff to be proactively replaced.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By edycol
Sorry to hear that. AT the same time, thanx....

Sorry to hear that.
AT the same time, thanx. You just reminded me to replace O2's proactively at 100k.
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