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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By laser
The VCG leaking is the only plausible place oil...

The VCG leaking is the only plausible place oil could come from running into the #4 plug well ...... unless some oil was spilled refilling during an oil change.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-19-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By laser
So, a few years ago cruising in an F10 at 140 mph...

So, a few years ago cruising in an F10 at 140 mph in the left lane on the Autobahn .... a marked 3 series police vehicle came up on me rapidly from behind ..... waiving at me to move out of his way!...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By laser
Salt or fresh water? ..... obviously salt would...

Salt or fresh water? ..... obviously salt would be much worse ..... you may want to hope it's totaled depending on the value of the car ...... CarFax is gonna say "Flood Car"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By laser
https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a1481/421338...

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a1481/4213384/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By laser
Also a heads up ..... taking your car in and...

Also a heads up ..... taking your car in and asking the dealer to "check it over" invites a diagnostic fee ..... taking it n with a list of your identified issues should result in them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,406
Posted By laser
She was on a first name basis with the flat bed...

She was on a first name basis with the flat bed tow truck driver!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,406
Posted By laser
indeed ...... plus VCG, OFHG, OPG, all window...

indeed ...... plus VCG, OFHG, OPG, all window regulators, both taillight housings, CABs, ..... but the engine and tranny lasted and the new owner had a smile as she drove off with her “find” !
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,406
Posted By laser
It will leave you on the side of the road ..........

It will leave you on the side of the road ....... no start in your driveway if you are lucky ....... we just made our daughter sell her 2002 330i with 200,000 miles ....... she loved it for 14 years...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,406
Posted By laser
So that car, that MY, that mileage, in that...

So that car, that MY, that mileage, in that environment has reached terminal value ..... $1,500 trade in maybe ...... you might spend $2,000 a year to keep it going ...... every year ...... it has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,667
Posted By laser
QT "QuickTrip" is Top Tier ..... if Simpsonville,...

QT "QuickTrip" is Top Tier ..... if Simpsonville, SC is not too far out of your way to save a few bucks ........
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By laser
You might try to work a trade in deal with this...

You might try to work a trade in deal with this or another BMW dealer ....... if the dealer dings you on trade in value given knowledge of the repeat issues appeal to BMWBA for some goodwill...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By laser
Look at these ....... I love them. ...

Look at these ....... I love them.

https://www.cocomats.com/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By laser
Thermostat showed Limited Warranty Extension...

Thermostat showed Limited Warranty Extension 10yrs/120,000 miles per SIB 01 01 16

Coolant FP Number was 82-14-2-209-769
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By laser
Interestingly, my 2017 330i is CBS calling for...

Interestingly, my 2017 330i is CBS calling for 4,000 mile oil changes ....... BMW is covering under the 36,000 mile free maintenance ........
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By laser
A " Garage Queen" I believe is...

A " Garage Queen" I believe is recommended for a once a year oil change. Adding another month at this point is hardly measurable ........
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By laser
A Good Day at the Shop!

So with a yellow engine CEL on the wife’s 2014 83,000 mile 328i I prepared for a $1,000+ visit to the dealer. But wait ...... thermostat stuck open ...... covered by a 10 year 120,000 mile extended...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By laser
Look again and post a pic of your oil filter cap...

Look again and post a pic of your oil filter cap and housing ...... this is where you would see oil leaking that would be visible looking at the top of the engine.

It should be clean like this!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By laser
avoiding the first year of a new BMW model is a...

avoiding the first year of a new BMW model is a “golden rule” in my experience!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By laser
avoiding the first year of a new BMW model is a...

avoiding the first year of a new BMW model is a "golden rule" in my experience!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By laser
Having lived in Houston and seeing heavy rains...

Having lived in Houston and seeing heavy rains and how fast water ponds on the flat roads I'd err on the side of "get new tires now".
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By laser
Also the M-Sport has the 704 upgraded...

Also the M-Sport has the 704 upgraded suspension..... stiffer ...... drive them both to see which you like!
You
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By laser
This! Nordic Kat wrote the encyclopedia of...

This!

Nordic Kat wrote the encyclopedia of convertible hard top care on the e90 forum!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-30-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By laser
So ..... I’m with Doug on this one ...... 10 BMWs...

So ..... I’m with Doug on this one ...... 10 BMWs ..... just short of a million miles ..... never a failed alternator ...... I could make a list of what did ....

fuel pumps
water pumps,
OFHG,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-30-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By laser
OP ..... your video shows what looks to me to be...

OP ..... your video shows what looks to me to be normal transmission upshifting and downshifting as your speed hovered / passed through a shifting point

All my BMWs have done this!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By laser
Slime + AAA is belt and suspenders already.

Slime + AAA is belt and suspenders already.
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