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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By edycol
Except you landed here in an attempt to have your...

Except you landed here in an attempt to have your wishful thinking confirmed.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,204
Posted By edycol
No, but if you want to distort what I am saying,...

No, but if you want to distort what I am saying, you can. I am aware that pds and msds might be hard for some people to read.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By edycol
Michelin, Continental or Pirelli. Sent...

Michelin, Continental or Pirelli.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By edycol
Yeah, he was quite correct in most cases. ...

Yeah, he was quite correct in most cases.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By edycol
I am here :) Sent from my iPhone using...

I am here :)


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,204
Posted By edycol
1st Oil Change

I had experience with Liqui Moly 20 years ago long before it made its way to the US. I had experience with it as a comparison when I worked on oil testing for one oil manufacturer in Europe.
On top...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,204
Posted By edycol
You mean professional series? I can read and MSDS...

You mean professional series? I can read and MSDS is self-explanatory. Redline professional series is repackaged Phillips66. Phillips66 bought Redline last year.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By edycol
LL01 is not only to extend OCI. Please read post...

LL01 is not only to extend OCI. Please read post i wrote. Oil leaks are gasket related and oil usage can be related to valve stems, rings, PCV issues etc. before we get to oil. If all hardware is ok,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,204
Posted By edycol
1st Oil Change

In the US you can advertise HC oils as full synthetic. All these oils that are made for Euro cars have some % of synthetic base stock. Question is how much. Castrol Edge 5W40 has around 3% of PAO...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By edycol
The varnish is caused by type of oil more than...

The varnish is caused by type of oil more than OCI. LL01 doesnít only determine minimum HTHS (KV100 could be actually anything as long as HTHS is 3.5cp). LL01 is the most stringent specification when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By edycol
Yeah, sell it, get Toyota. Sent from my...

Yeah, sell it, get Toyota.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-27-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By edycol
Never ever doubt top performance tire from...

Never ever doubt top performance tire from Michelin:)
Now that I pissed off all that think Nitto or Toyo is same thing, here is why:
I had numerous generations of their Pilot line up.
Last one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By edycol
What 5W30? It is far more complicated than just:...

What 5W30? It is far more complicated than just: 5W30 full synthetic.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By edycol
I have 2004 Land Cruiser Prado in Europe with 3.0...

I have 2004 Land Cruiser Prado in Europe with 3.0 D-4D engine. I feel you woes about ball joint. I cannot remember anymore how many times I replaced control arms, than tried just ball joints, tie rod...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By edycol
You had it enough? Lol. Buy Toyota V6. You...

You had it enough? Lol.
Buy Toyota V6. You will wake up one morning and realize that it also leaks oil on valve cover but it is Toyota, not BMW. Then, you will realize that depending on model valve...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By edycol
You are in for a ride then. Some failures could...

You are in for a ride then. Some failures could be addressed with DIY like active tank heater (same unit as on VW, $206 for VW) or level sensors. Problem is SCR and NOx sensors. If you have an issue...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By edycol
At that time there was no direct injection. Also,...

At that time there was no direct injection. Also, until few years back gas in the US had high level of sulfur. Sulfur is main reason for additive depletion.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By edycol
What oil are you using? Sent from my...

What oil are you using?


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-02-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By edycol
Seafoam is popular among ownwrs of direct...

Seafoam is popular among ownwrs of direct injection engines that have tendency to develop carbon buildup (CBU). You have port injection engine and with that CBU cannot develop on valves.
As for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-29-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,955
Posted By edycol
ZF8 is arguably most reliable transmission on the...

ZF8 is arguably most reliable transmission on the market now. You need to diagnose exactly what is the problem. Transmission can fail, but do not assume it is. Assumption is mother of all screw ups. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-28-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By edycol
Why not replacing tensioner and keeping car? ...

Why not replacing tensioner and keeping car?


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By edycol
^ This. Especially if you have kids that you...

^
This.
Especially if you have kids that you need to take to daycare etc.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By edycol
Check around how much power M3 V8 can handle. V8...

Check around how much power M3 V8 can handle. V8 has issues with rod bearings so see what is amount of power that is feasible before things go south.
As for 335i, there are two engines available,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-28-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,866
Posted By edycol
What is sports car? Sent from my iPhone...

What is sports car?


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-24-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By edycol
I would get gallon of coolant. As for brake...

I would get gallon of coolant. As for brake fluid, usually takes a liter to flush it. If you do it yourself, buy 1.5-2ltr as you donít want to run out of fluid during flush.


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