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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    hey i'm purchasing a 328i very soon. just a couple a questions, all help appreciated! Is it possible to switch out the interior seats and side door padding to a different colour? current car has a dark beige interior colour going on, would like to switch to light beige or black. Would that be...
  2. General BMW Questions
    Just left a dealer after much debating the purchase of a CPO '14 535. Rep mentioned that as of tomorrow, Sep 1st, 2017, the certified warranty will be ONE (1) year / unlimited miles instead of the current two (2) years / 100k miles. Can anyone confirm this?
  3. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    Have a question. I have a 2008 650 manual transmission. I just replaced all four rotors and brake pads. Bleed the calipers and put the wheels back on. Went to test drive it and my emergency brake is rubbing on both wheels. At assitance in diagnosing this problem would be greatly appreciated.
  4. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    This is the first time I got my oil changed at an indy shop, and after it was done and I drove off, I checked the oil level in "Vehicle Information" and it's only at about half way between Min and Max. I drove it about 20 minutes to the shop, then drove it 10 minutes to work after the change. I...
  5. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I've searched on the type of engine oil to use and there are some varying opinions. I wanted to get a more difinitive response. I realize BMW recommends using 5w30. Some people use Mobil1 0w40. Is the general consensus to use 7 quarts of synthetic 5w30 oil, regardless of the brand? Thank you.
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So I just purchased this 06 BMW 330xi with 111k. Tis my first BMW. What kind of things should i look out for? Major Problems? What kind of maintenance should i look to perform at this stage? It had two owners and an extensive service record which ill upload. This is my first post to...
  7. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi all, Due to local road conditions I am planning to replace the BMW e60 tyre dimensions from 225/50R17 to 205/55R17. The 205/55R17 is not found on the recommended vehicle tyre dimension list. The rolling circumference for the 225/50R17 is 1980.86mm whilst the 205/55R17 is 1982.37mm In my...
  8. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I just bought a 1995 525i 4dr sedan and i want to replace all the fuses. I have a new box of fuses that look almost like the ones in the car. The metal protruding from the plastic is slimmer then the ones in the car. Do i need to buy those ones? The fuses that are out are my moonroof, and a few...
  9. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hey anyone changed their tranny fluid and have the tranny go out shortly after? I have 92000 on my 7 and the pan and the seal is leaking so I am going to change it out. Heard some stories of the tranny going out shortly after changing. Even the local dealer said he has had some go out after...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Just got a 1998 528i, the guy I bought it from was the second owner. He got it with 60k miles so I'm assuming the ATF wasn't changed for him. He also was a firm believer of BMWs lifetime tranny fluid so he never had it changed. Now the car has 180,000 miles, and has yet to see an ATF change...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So it's that time again to look for tires for my car, and maybe change the grills for my 540i sports wagon.. Any places that have reasonable prices? Rather not go online What are the measurements? And what tires do you recommend
  12. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys! I have an 04 M3 convertible. I just replaced the battery on my Key watching this DIY on youtube "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1o9vH3mgmg" I programed it (got in the car, closed the door and windows, turned the car on then off. Then I pressed the unlock button down while pressing...
  13. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi All - I have a 2005 BMW 3 series and the speedometer is in KM/H and I want to change it to MPH. Any idea how I might go about doing that? Thanks, D
  14. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    I Placed my order on July 31st….the dealership says that should go in for September production. Yesterday, i went in and wanted to change interior trim and upholstery colour. The dealer seemed to make a big deal out of it. Said that the car was in stage 11 of the order process and he might be...
  15. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Just finished replacing the thermostat in my 535 and I am sharing learnings. Expected time to perform for home mechanic: 2 hours. Pro: 1 hour max. Thermostat is located in the non-driver side below the engine. Procedure: 1- rise your car so you can reach all the lower splash panels/cover in...
  16. Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys
    The automatic transmission on most BMWs is said to have lifetime fluid... we here at ECS as well as many transmission manufactures recommend service every 30k miles. Over the life of a vehicle, the transmission can often be overlooked when performing routine maintenance. If left unserviced...
  17. Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys
    The Fumoto 12mm oil drain valve replaces your OE drain plug for fast, easy oil changes. Its spring-loaded valve has a quick release tab that makes changing oil a snap. Just push and turn to drain. All metal construction assures years of trouble-free service. Includes a threaded brass...
  18. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    any one have a DIY to change the xenon D2S bulbs and Halogen Bulbs on a 645ci ???
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