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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Yukoner
Servicing, but also going to leave the car down...

Servicing, but also going to leave the car down here for a while (family owns property on Vancouver Island, and we'll be down here more for foreseeable future, since the USA is kinda off-limits). No...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By Yukoner
That price tag, for the year and mileage, is...

That price tag, for the year and mileage, is about ~$5K more than you'd see them listed for here in Canada. Not sure if the AUS market is a bit higher priced ? Just giving you a commonwealth country...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Yukoner
6 black bears. 4 moose. 1 was on the road...

6 black bears.
4 moose. 1 was on the road running around, little guy so he didn't know the rules of highways I'm guessing.
5 deer.

And countless foxes, rabbits, etc.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Yukoner
30 hour drive

Well folks - It's looking like my annual Anchorage excursion for dealer servicing isn't going to happen this year. The Canada - USA border has been closed since late March, and while it's supposed to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yukoner
I remember the day I picked up my first BMW, an...

I remember the day I picked up my first BMW, an E90 328i x-drive. I know exactly what you're feeling :bigpimp:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By Yukoner
Smart(car) owners wave at each other. Every....

Smart(car) owners wave at each other. Every. Damn. Time.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Yukoner
Car's never left me stranded, even when a coil...

Car's never left me stranded, even when a coil was bad and I drove ~750 miles on it (thread is here if you're curious: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293099 ). I'd rate...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Yukoner
Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I've going to...

Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I've going to give it anyways - why is this even a question ? It's 11 YEARS old and has 70K+ miles on it ? Uhhhhhh, yeah ! :eek: It's time to change it ! Belts are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Yukoner
I'm not TOO concerned about the amount of owners,...

I'm not TOO concerned about the amount of owners, especially if the car was dealer and warranty maintained with all records.

I am more concerned about the physical condition. I'm agreeing with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yukoner
I agree with you 100%, every used car is going to...

I agree with you 100%, every used car is going to need maintenance. The issue is the perception, like the OP had, that the "capital cost" of buying this used luxury vehicle was going to be the end of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yukoner
That's fair enough, so costs are also...

That's fair enough, so costs are also regionally-specific. I still stand by my original figure though - $3K to $4K gets eaten up pretty quick, even at cheaper rates (which I was basing that figure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yukoner
No problem, but as has already been mentioned,...

No problem, but as has already been mentioned, ANY used car at $5K is going to require money to be put into it. Perhaps not as much as a BMW, but it'll need maintenance and repairs, trust me.


...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yukoner
It's a $60K+ car. You're valuing it at the...

It's a $60K+ car. You're valuing it at the depreciated used purchase cost. The actual cost of the car, when brand new, is $60K+. This means that ALL maintenance, parts, etc, are going to be valued...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-26-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By Yukoner
PPI (Pre-purchase inspection) is worth doing....

PPI (Pre-purchase inspection) is worth doing. 150K miles is a decent amount of mileage.....

You're looking at the second last year for the E90 328i (assuming we're talking a 4 door here). That...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,548
Posted By Yukoner
I didn't do them, my indy did. It was a few...

I didn't do them, my indy did. It was a few hours, nothing crazy.

OE equipment but not "Genuine" branded. If I recall correctly, they came from FCP.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,548
Posted By Yukoner
2011 328i x-drive Date Service ...

2011 328i x-drive


Date Service

Jul-17 Front struts, driver and passenger
Front strut bellows, driver and passenger
Stabilizer bar links, driver and passenger
Oil and filter change...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Yukoner
This was going to be my suggestion as well. So +1...

This was going to be my suggestion as well. So +1 to this.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Yukoner
Honestly ? Not sure there's a material difference...

Honestly ? Not sure there's a material difference either way. Much more important is keeping up on regular and preventative maintenance. If you let your oil go to 30K miles without being changed, it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Yukoner
I can't speak for the E93 M3 specifically, but...

I can't speak for the E93 M3 specifically, but both my E90s were AGM BMW branded batteries. Same thing for my E84.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Yukoner
I'm trying this out in about a month, since I...

I'm trying this out in about a month, since I have 19" wheels freshly powdercoated for my 328 :bigpimp:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1333177
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,270
Posted By Yukoner
I wonder why the N54's kit is materially more...

I wonder why the N54's kit is materially more money than the N52's ? :confused: :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,270
Posted By Yukoner
896923 Not sure why you're seeing $117.00. ...

896923

Not sure why you're seeing $117.00.

It's the OE kit, not genuine, but the exact same part. Again, we're talking about a ~$50.00 difference between the kit and just the belt. IMO, people...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,270
Posted By Yukoner
It's not about being rude. It's about...

It's not about being rude. It's about preventative maintenance that saves a ton of headache.

From what I recall, the drive belt itself is ~$20.00 from FCP Euro, and the kit is ~$70.00.

So...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,270
Posted By Yukoner
Interesting. Even at the dealer, the OFHG and...

Interesting. Even at the dealer, the OFHG and belt / tensioner / idler pulley are going to be ~$1K. It's really not THAT much, or at least not enough to make me dump a car :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,478
Posted By Yukoner
Interesting. Some of the metropolitan areas in...

Interesting. Some of the metropolitan areas in Canada have LiDAR (Calgary does, Edmonton does, Vancouver does, I'd assume Toronto and Montreal do). Outside of those areas though, it's ALL regular...
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