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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
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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: 597
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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: 331
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: 1,733
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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: 20
Views: 777
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: 442
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: 442
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: 2,641
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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: 492
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 don’t want to run out of fluid during flush.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,462
Posted By edycol
You just got E46? I would do complete refresh of...

You just got E46? I would do complete refresh of cooling system. Probably around $1500 in parts.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By edycol
Be aware that with Akebono you will have much...

Be aware that with Akebono you will have much softer pedal and delayed reaction. If you want to know how it feels, try average Toyota.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
Pads are made by TMD and ATE. Rotors are supplied...

Pads are made by TMD and ATE. Rotors are supplied by ATE and Prevent, Brembo for M models.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,912
Posted By edycol
It is excessive evaporation loss, long OCI’s and...

It is excessive evaporation loss, long OCI’s and excessive city cycle. Shutting down engine during regeneration is something that is taken into consideration during development.
If one wants to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,912
Posted By edycol
You are out bcs your knowledge of turbo comes to...

You are out bcs your knowledge of turbo comes to looking at phone.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By edycol
Replace it. I did on my 2011 VW Tiguan with...

Replace it.
I did on my 2011 VW Tiguan with EA888 engine that was known for similar issue.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By edycol
Who advises 10W40 for older cars and SUV’s? ...

Who advises 10W40 for older cars and SUV’s?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
Don’t get me wrong that I think Akebono is some...

Don’t get me wrong that I think Akebono is some subpar manufacturer. They are brake supplier for Mercedes F1 team and their AMG models. They just choose to offer this compound for Euro vehicles. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
Different tires of same size will produce...

Different tires of same size will produce different braking distance on the same vehicle . Evidence can be found in 0.000003 seconds on internet.
If you go check especially publications like Auto...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
Difference between friction material plays huge...

Difference between friction material plays huge role in braking performance.
Of course tires are playing huge role. Having Michelin Pilot 4S on a car is different ball game than Nokian, for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
The “feel” thing comes from different material....

The “feel” thing comes from different material. What you experiencing with OE pads is more aggressive material.
I literally blew stop sign with Akebono’s when I decided to try them. I noticed STOP...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
Brake Dust!

Take into consideration that el cheapo stuff can create much more issues than just braking force. Let alone that friction material produces different results(let’s assume tires are same).
I had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
OE pad on my Toyota Sienna is Akebono GG rated....

OE pad on my Toyota Sienna is Akebono GG rated. First brake is good, second is already fading, unlike EBC Green Stuff I put on which are FF.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By edycol
Brake Dust!

It is not only feel. “Feel” is actually pads grabbing immediately. It is performance issue. Brake manufacturers spent last 10 years trying to sort out this issue. If it was only “feel” Mercedes would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,912
Posted By edycol
So, you are saying that EGT pf 350f is going to...

So, you are saying that EGT pf 350f is going to damage faster seals or bearings than cook my wife’s cheese stuffed shells? Few mights ago my wife made really good stuffed shells. Took 55 minutes at...
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