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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-30-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By surly
Personally I found the FCP kit with ZF Lifeguard8...

Personally I found the FCP kit with ZF Lifeguard8 so well-priced compared to all of my other options I didn't think twice.

I have absolutely used non-genuine fluids in vehicles in the past,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-21-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,913
Posted By surly
Wondering - what pressures are you running? I've...

Wondering - what pressures are you running? I've heard stories like this when people have run sidewall max rating instead of B-pillar recommended pressures.

Did you put these new rear tires on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By surly
Electric steering only?

Electric steering only?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-08-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By surly
A point to note - all of the belt driven devices...

A point to note - all of the belt driven devices have no concept of "acceleration". They spin at the speed the engine spins, and can make their own noises depending on their system load (alternator,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-01-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By surly
When going to IOS 13 for the first time ever my...

When going to IOS 13 for the first time ever my CIC loaded many of my previous text messages instead of only showing what arrived since the car connected to the phone. Haven't seen that work since I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-30-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By surly
Every fluid (oil, brake, steering, coolant, ...

Every fluid (oil, brake, steering, coolant, front diff, transfer case, transmission+pan, rear diff). Examine the age of your battery and condition of brakes. Check if your oil filter housing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-28-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By surly
For what it's worth, I ran across some...

For what it's worth, I ran across some implications (but not outright explanations) online and from some real world experience leading me to caution the group that lifetime codes may not be a good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-26-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By surly
Thank you - this is good info! I took a look...

Thank you - this is good info! I took a look through everything at ECS. Except for the genuine BMW pads, the pictures all show E1 90R on the picture of the back of the pad.

The catch here is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By surly
Hey again - your direct link may contain some...

Hey again - your direct link may contain some information from your session because it takes *me* to a genuine BMW pad link with "Textar" subbed in for the manufacturer. It doesn't say "euro" on it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By surly
More info please! The only thing I could see...

More info please! The only thing I could see that looked like "Jurid Euro" at ECS were the different part number for the Euro braking system (I think).

I too am (frustratingly slowly) picking up...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-14-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By surly
Yes and no - the dealer parts guy and the service...

Yes and no - the dealer parts guy and the service dept laison to parts spent 40 minutes with me on my particular VIN/build date, and had a hard time coming up with what was in my car and the "best...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By surly
SAF-XO has been a BMW spec for a long time and...

SAF-XO has been a BMW spec for a long time and many, many GL5s are "recommended" to replace SAF-XO. Calling for SAF-XO means you have tons of choice.

Hypoid G1 and G2 are unicorn oil. Maybe...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By surly
@Breach - it is really annoying and I concur that...

@Breach - it is really annoying and I concur that no part#s changed but they changed the fluid spec as of a particular manufacture date (not service date). I always thought that was weird.

For my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-09-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By surly
I wouldn't even jump to the conclusion that it's...

I wouldn't even jump to the conclusion that it's a power steering problem - alignment, ball joint, bushing, any number of things could be worn out, loose or failed.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By surly
Or, the full car reset involved from removing and...

Or, the full car reset involved from removing and replacing the battery reset a faulty module elsewhere in the car and it started working properly.

"increased discharge" error messages originate...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-02-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By surly
On my '11 535iX for winter I am running the...

On my '11 535iX for winter I am running the square style 237 set up that came on the car and fits 245/45/18. I've always run some kind of BMW wheel style for the winter, usually a smaller diameter...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-02-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By surly
"Increased Battery Discharge" has nothing to do...

"Increased Battery Discharge" has nothing to do with the health of your battery.

If you replace your battery it will come back. This error is shown when there is excessive battery drain when...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-26-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By surly
Huh? I said the pure nitrogen difference is...

Huh? I said the pure nitrogen difference is "very minor", meaning the promotion of using nitrogen to reduce pressure variance is bogus, which agrees with what you say.

Ambient temperature...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-25-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,167
Posted By surly
Also interested in CIC PREMIUM North America. ...

Also interested in CIC PREMIUM North America. (not NEXT)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-25-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By surly
There are huge differences in tire pressure due...

There are huge differences in tire pressure due to changing in ambient TEMPERATURE.
There are very minor differences in tire pressure change when using NITROGEN versus ambient AIR. Maybe that's the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-17-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By surly
Even when you go OEM/OES, you sometimes have a...

Even when you go OEM/OES, you sometimes have a choice of different manufacturers, and sometimes some are better than others. I think this is/was the case with the N54s where Delphi took over as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-10-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By surly
We use the same formulas for octane. I'm talking...

We use the same formulas for octane. I'm talking AKI or (RON+MON)/2

I can assure you, I didn't run my loaner 3 series at 130mph to feel the difference. Under 60mph, as a matter of fact. The N20...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-10-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By surly
All of the current engine line up is direct...

All of the current engine line up is direct injection. This means that is injected directly into the cylinder. Compare this to previously used port injection, which sprays into the intake manifold...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-06-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By surly
OFHG is a "when" not "if" from everything I've...

OFHG is a "when" not "if" from everything I've read. I think it's a negotiating point, not a reason to run away.

The worst outcome from an OFHG problem is typically that oil gets on the belt and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-05-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By surly
It won't sound like it's from the driver's side,...

It won't sound like it's from the driver's side, but it isn't the passenger seat belt on the B-pillar, is it?
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