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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-07-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By mr_bean
A few points: 1. It looks like your car is...

A few points:
1. It looks like your car is heavily tuned so I would expect excessive blowby. I'm wondering how effective OCCs are on stock engines.

2. I know for certain that these engines will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By mr_bean
Serious question: is there any anecdotal evidence...

Serious question: is there any anecdotal evidence that a catch can reduces carbon buildup on DI engines? Iíve read the real problem is two fold.
1. The fuel never touches the port side of the...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 03-06-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By mr_bean
Better get a 7th svetzer valve and some 30 wt...

Better get a 7th svetzer valve and some 30 wt ball bearings.


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Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 03-05-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By mr_bean
Iím convinced my problem is the Genie remote I...

Iím convinced my problem is the Genie remote I use the program homelink. I only have one so I canít verify.
Itís operation is twitchy.


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Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 03-04-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By mr_bean
When I moved a couple of years ago, I tried...

When I moved a couple of years ago, I tried programming my homelink to both garage doors. The first one took without a hitch, the other refused to take after a million attempts.
Each door had a...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 03-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By mr_bean
The reset procedure is not complicated, it only...

The reset procedure is not complicated, it only takes a minute. You just need the right tool.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By mr_bean
Thereís already a catch can built into the valve...

Thereís already a catch can built into the valve cover where the PCV hose attaches. It coalesces the oil and drains it back into the engine.


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Forum: General BMW Questions 03-02-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By mr_bean
Everything you just said. But Iím one of...

Everything you just said.

But Iím one of the few people that think itís easier to change a wheel with bolts instead of studs. Trying to get five studs aligned with five holes simultaneously...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By mr_bean
Since itís mapped with dog it should work. To...

Since itís mapped with dog it should work. To make sure you can unplug the sensors and see if it trips the SES light.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By mr_bean
How often and how much are you adding to top it...

How often and how much are you adding to top it off?


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By mr_bean
Cheapest option is a $50 K+DCAN cable and a free...

Cheapest option is a $50 K+DCAN cable and a free download of BMW standard tools and daten files. Not the most intuitive software but easy enough once you get the hang of it.
Check out bimmergeeks.
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 03-01-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By mr_bean
Stealerships have the capability but a good...

Stealerships have the capability but a good independent mechanic who services BMWs regularly will also have the capability.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-29-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By mr_bean
Lawyer up. It's probably worth spending some...

Lawyer up.
It's probably worth spending some money on legal advice to save $2500.
You should be able to find someone who specializes in lemon laws. Even though this isn't a lemon law case, they'll...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-29-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By mr_bean
I would head over the realoem.com and find the...

I would head over the realoem.com and find the BMW part number of the part you're looking for. Then google that number to find someone who's selling it.
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 02-29-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By mr_bean
I would start with checking fuses and scanning...

I would start with checking fuses and scanning the FRM module for error codes.
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 02-28-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By mr_bean
Anecdotally, I've come to the conclusion that...

Anecdotally, I've come to the conclusion that water pump failures were common on early N52/N51 engines but are not so common on later builds. I have 125K on mine.
I'm also convinced that "common"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By mr_bean
Sounds like your best option is a new flywheel,...

Sounds like your best option is a new flywheel, clutch and pressure plate. Buy all new hardware too. The flywheel/crank bolts are torque to yield. The flywheel/pressure plate bolts are not but new...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By mr_bean
Lower the ride height first before you touch the...

Lower the ride height first before you touch the dampers. It's tempting to make all the desired adjustments while you have the car up on jackstands but this is a rookie mistake of changing more than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-28-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By mr_bean
The only thing left to replace is the eccentric...

The only thing left to replace is the eccentric shaft sensor. Go for it.

Edit: My bad; just realized the later valvetronic systems put the sensor in the motor whereas the older ones put the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By mr_bean
This is a classic symptom of poorly tuned...

This is a classic symptom of poorly tuned dampers. Presumably your coil overs have adjustable dampers. How are they set?


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Forum: General BMW Questions 02-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By mr_bean
Check for voltage at the socket and at the output...

Check for voltage at the socket and at the output of the light module.
I think both headlights run off the same fuse so itís probably not that.


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Forum: General BMW Questions 02-27-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By mr_bean
While were on the subject. . . . . . . Even...

While were on the subject. . . . . . .
Even the best auto/DCT transmissions are like sex with a prostitute. It gets the job done but it's not the right experience.

I'll take 3 pedals please.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-27-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By mr_bean
Grab a pressure gauge and measure the pressure of...

Grab a pressure gauge and measure the pressure of each tire. Report back your findings.

edit: sorry, "tyre"
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-27-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By mr_bean
Tricky question. On the loan agreement, is mom...

Tricky question.
On the loan agreement, is mom the signer of the loan or the co-signer? Double check the paperwork.
What about the registration? It should be the same.

If all the paperwork...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-27-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By mr_bean
What is the model year of the car? Are there...

What is the model year of the car?
Are there any warning messages in the instrument cluster?
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