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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-07-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Makoman
Did you ever solve your issue?

Did you ever solve your issue?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Makoman
Welcome back to the fold. Came back a year ago...

Welcome back to the fold. Came back a year ago myself after a 15+ year hiatus. A lot has changed since then in the world of bimmers. I'm still getting caught up lol.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Makoman
An engine can still crank with a low battery, but...

An engine can still crank with a low battery, but if the volts or amps coming out of the battery are too low to power the multitude of modules on the car, this can cause codes to be thrown or lights...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Makoman
Double post

Double post
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Makoman
Hmm. 320 and 328 both have the same engine, so...

Hmm. 320 and 328 both have the same engine, so hopefully itís not the aforementioned timing chain issue. Regarding the buzzing sound, Iím not sure. How old is the battery in the car? You would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Makoman
What car? 328? Could be a faulty ignition system...

What car? 328? Could be a faulty ignition system component. At the worst, it could be the infamous timing chain failure. Hopefully the former.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Makoman
It has been a while since I worked on cars for a...

It has been a while since I worked on cars for a living, but if memory serves, when you have a check engine light due to a code being thrown, and then clear it, it stays stored in memory and remains...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-24-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By Makoman
I have the Amazon ones as well. Ordered them...

I have the Amazon ones as well. Ordered them weeks ago and finally installed them a few days back. They are badass. I can't help but chuckle every time I see them lol. I have no problems.
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-04-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Makoman
You ever solve the problem? Inquiring minds want...

You ever solve the problem? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-29-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Makoman
E30 as well. I also owned an E24 that...

E30 as well. I also owned an E24 that wasn't bad, although due to the sheer number of E30's sold you will probably have a much easier time finding trim and interior pieces if...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-28-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Makoman
Is it possible you installed the thermostat...

Is it possible you installed the thermostat incorrectly? Also, what about the water pump? Some water pumps have plastic impellers. Iíve seen a few of these work loose from the shaft as they age, in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-23-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
This is precisely the point Iím trying to make. ...

This is precisely the point Iím trying to make. You are on this forum because you are a car guy, and specifically, a BMW enthusiast. You make it a point to learn and know as much about your car as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
I watched the video, and I understand where...

I watched the video, and I understand where you're coming from with regards to ZF stating to follow the manufacturers recommendation. The problem is, BMW has no recommendation. They simply...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
My pleasure.

My pleasure.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
But they don't state that to their customers. If...

But they don't state that to their customers. If they did, then people that plan on keeping the cars past 100k miles would know to have the transmission serviced.



Actually, since ZF is the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-21-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
For you DIY'rs, here are the instructions from ZF...

For you DIY'rs, here are the instructions from ZF outlining how to perform the transmission fluid and filter change, as well as capacities etc. I'm at 35k miles right now. When I get to 50k, I will...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-20-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
As long as you stick with an oil that is BMW LL01...

As long as you stick with an oil that is BMW LL01 approved, you will be fine. I donít believe Mobil 1 is LL01 approved anymore. I know many would argue that you do not need to use an LL01 approved...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-20-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Makoman
This is a myth that ignorant dealer service reps...

This is a myth that ignorant dealer service reps have propagated for years. Per ZF, the automatic transmissions in these cars require fluid and filter changes every 50 to 75,000 miles. These moron...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-20-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
Posted By Makoman
Lol. Good one.

Lol. Good one.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Makoman
^^^ This! My fiancťís C class was...

^^^
This!


My fiancťís C class was having the same issue. I replaced the batteries in both fobs with some bulk pack batteries I purchased from Best Buy that were really cheap as they were an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,678
Posted By Makoman
I canít say Iím at all surprised by this....

I canít say Iím at all surprised by this. Unfortunately, those who are enthusiasts like us that buy a BMW because we appreciate the quality of German engineering and know the history and pedigree of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Makoman
That is some awesome info you have all provided...

That is some awesome info you have all provided me with. Thank you so much. I've been out of the Bimmer loop for so long that I'm learning everything over again. All this info helps a lot. I plan on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Makoman
Some general F30 questions.

Hey all. I'm a former BMW owner. I had an '87 635CSI for the longest time, but sold it some years back. I'm going to be in the market at the end of the year for a "new" car, and want to get back into...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-14-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Makoman
Hi from CA

Former Bimmer owner here and looking to get back into one. Looking forward to it as well.
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