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    BMW N52 taken apart: video

    I have owned a couple of these engines. Pretty rock solid. Very few things to look out for.
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    post your latest transmission lubricant change.

    Dump and fill on our BMW X6, X5 and both 3 series. Can't do it on the 5 series as it's with my son at university. Used Liquimoly 1800.
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    New Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus

    These have gone on clearance here. I just picked up a set for one of my cars at almost 40% off. I have these tires on a few of our vehicles already. At this price might pick up a spare set as 2 of our vehicles use the same size tires.
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    Costco Canada - Kirkland signature 5w-30 $28.99

    Saw this sale yesterday at the store. Came here to post but you beat me to it . In Canada this is a great deal.
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    Hyundai Motor shares dive after engine woes prompt third-quarter profit warning

    We have owned several Hyundai. Coil springs snapping were common. The V6 engines have timing chain issues ( mine and others I've seen at friends shop), Hyundai told my wife the engine was toast and would send a salesman to show her new vehicles, this was at 160,000 km or 100,000 miles. They...
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    A BMW at U-Wrench

    I see 6 injector feed lines from the fuel rail.
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    Do you drive with a spare, run flats, or neither?

    I got rid of the run flats because I hate the way they ride. I have staggered rims so no spare, besides I don't think a 315 20" would fit in the trunk. Always carry fix a flat
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    Do you drive with a spare, run flats, or neither?

    I got rid of the run flats because I hate the way they ride. I have staggered rims so no spare, besides I don't think a 315 20" would fit in the trunk. Always carry fix a flat
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    Bought used VW Jetta with 2.5 - should I dump the oil

    I ALWAYS change the oil after a used car purchase. Just piece of mind for me. I also check all the filters.
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    CRC Intake Valve cleaner...worth it as early prevention of carbon build up?

    I would think that starting at low mileage and doing it as preventative maintenance would be a good way to keep it at bay.
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    2011 BMW E90 328i 95K miles, valvetrain pictures

    Typical of today's society that if someone doesn't believe or act the same as me they are wrong. Who cares if he changes early? It's his money and his effort. The engine looks fantastic and will undoubtedly have less issues than someone that pushed the limits. However I am biased as I also own...
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    Owners of vehicles with ZF 8 spd transmission

    I have this transmission in some of my BMW. You can use ZF , pentosin or Liquimoly. Order from Rockauto or FCP euro.
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    How bad is it?

    M156 engine, 8.5 litres or 9 quarts oil capacity. 6.2 litre NA v8. You will be fine,
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    BMW N55 - forced to choose something new

    I currently own a M54, two N52, a N54, a N55 and a 63. As I stated I have never heard of bearing issues with these motors. Perhaps I have not looked deep enough to find some complaints about bearings. All of these motors have their issues but I haven't heard much about bearings. I guess I've...
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    B.S. Story Of The Day!

    " yes I know Johnny Hopkins, me and him used to blaze that [email protected]%t up every day" For those that don't know, Step Brothers.
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    BMW N55 - forced to choose something new

    The OP stated " I would prefer something I can get at normal retailers that I can scoop up on sale as opposed to boutiques, special orders and lots of effort to get my hands on it."
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    How often do you change your brakes and do you change pads and rotors at the same time?

    I live in Canada so salt is always a factor. Even my coated rotors are starting to look shabby. For me the cost of new rotors from RA makes it a no brainer to swap both rotor and pad everytime. My Akebono ceramics have approximately 70000 km ( 45000 miles) and have LOTS of life left. Have the...
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    BMW N55 - forced to choose something new

    Castrol 0w40 is discontinued in Canada. I scooped up all that I could track down. I've never heard of bearing issues with N55, just because I haven't heard it doesn't mean it's not there. Your choices are really Castrol 5w40, Penn Euro, supertech Euro 5w40, Mobil 1 0w40 ( you don't want to...
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    Transfer case carnage

    I have also done a slip yoke eliminate on my jeep years ago. Then I bought and flipped and TWIN STICK Dana 300 for it.
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    Heat and plastic parts

    I own some Bmw which are notorious for plastic parts disintegrating. Whenever I have to do work under the hood, if I'm going to disturb those lines I order new ones in ahead of time and just replace them.
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