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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-26-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,867
Posted By bimmernut1
About once a year, I use low pressure spray on my...

About once a year, I use low pressure spray on my M5 to get to the areas I can't manually. Like anything, if you keep it clean, maintaining that condition is not that difficult.

The guys on this...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,867
Posted By bimmernut1
Hey, that's not fair. That's one way to solve...

Hey, that's not fair. That's one way to solve it. Good luck on your move and congratulations on going to a warmer climate. Watch for the gator crossings.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,867
Posted By bimmernut1
That is disappointing. After your post, I did a...

That is disappointing. After your post, I did a good check on mine. I do have some blow by but it's no where near like it was. It took me about 10 minutes to wipe the engine bay down using just a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-04-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bimmernut1
I don't have the problem with road spray any...

I don't have the problem with road spray any more. Just the standard amount of dust buildup which I'm accustomed to cleaning. The intent was to eliminate the road spray and salt. I'm comfortable...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-20-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,335
Posted By bimmernut1
Great job of diagnosing your problem. It answers...

Great job of diagnosing your problem. It answers two questions I had, how can two unrelated systems; braking and accelerator be affected at the same time. You've answered it; common mode failure. ...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 02-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,349
Posted By bimmernut1
Correct. I notice that Porsche either mounts a...

Correct. I notice that Porsche either mounts a support next to the stem or recessed the stems into the rim and uses full metal hollow covers that provides support against centrifugal forces. I did...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By bimmernut1
I checked and the Dinan upgrade for my 35i is...

I checked and the Dinan upgrade for my 35i is about $2100 installed by BMW dealer. I keep the factory warranty and gain 60 HP and 94 ft/lbs of torque. I'm scheduling the install for this spring. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By bimmernut1
I have Michelin Primacy MXM-4 all seasons on my...

I have Michelin Primacy MXM-4 all seasons on my stock rims. I bought some Michelin X-Ice snow tires on separate rims for winter driving. That's what I have on now although the all seasons would...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By bimmernut1
Thanks for posting. I've been waiting on the...

Thanks for posting. I've been waiting on the package and didn't know it was out.
Where did you find the 10% off coupon?
Is this the package you installed?
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By bimmernut1
We have similar SAV's except mine is carbon...

We have similar SAV's except mine is carbon black, exact same interior and wood. I too love the engine. I have underground parking and on more than one occasion, people have turned around to see...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By bimmernut1
Funny you would say that and 99.9% of the time...

Funny you would say that and 99.9% of the time you're absolutely right, but I treated myself to a Christmas present this year; a 996 Turbo S, and it came with a brand new set of all season tires. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By bimmernut1
It could be worse. Look at the price in the...

It could be worse. Look at the price in the second paragraph. :)
And this one is limited at temperatures below 32 degrees. Imagine an old 87 chevy giving your Porsche with the $1700 battery a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By bimmernut1
To prevent sulfation and permanent degradation,...

To prevent sulfation and permanent degradation, batteries should be on trickle chargers in my opinion. Any car I'm not driven regularly for a long distance will not be completely charged and should...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By bimmernut1
California Duster. But not for water/mud; just...

California Duster. But not for water/mud; just dust. I've used it on my black cars, no scratches. Just make sure you get the original. Lots of copies out there now but they were the original....
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 01-10-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,991
Posted By bimmernut1
I swear by Techron. I've used it since the mid...

I swear by Techron. I've used it since the mid 80's on my cars. One large bottle or two smaller ones just before an oil change.

We went into my 1979 911SC at about 110k miles (214k now) to add...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 01-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By bimmernut1
M3 revs higher, no doubt. M5 is a torque...

M3 revs higher, no doubt.
M5 is a torque monster.

At age 22, I'd probably go for the M3. I'm saying that even though I have an M5.

If you really like the torque feel, get the M5.

My best...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 01-01-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,991
Posted By bimmernut1
Nice job. I'm curious how many miles were on...

Nice job. I'm curious how many miles were on your car when you did the rebuild? How many of those miles did you put on? Did you ever use Techron?

I'm just curious if you've had the car awhile...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-01-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By bimmernut1
I'm in the process of changing out my Michelin...

I'm in the process of changing out my Michelin Primacy all seasons for Michelin X-Ice winter tires right now. Just taking a half time break.

I was able to get around fine with my all season tires...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By bimmernut1
I agree. Looks like a gasket leaking down on the...

I agree. Looks like a gasket leaking down on the exhaust manifold. To check. Clean it up real good. Drive it for 30-40 miles to burn the oil off the manifold. If there's no smoke after driving...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By bimmernut1
I do the same thing. I go by feel rather than...

I do the same thing. I go by feel rather than some government imposed wear bar. I've found tires really can't pump away enough water by the time they reach wear bars.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By bimmernut1
You're right. I also prefer a manual, normally...

You're right. I also prefer a manual, normally aspirated, rear wheel drive car. That's why I'll keep my old M5. Last year of this body style.

On the other hand, I understand the pressure...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-03-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By bimmernut1
Excellent. I hope they follow through. I always...

Excellent. I hope they follow through. I always said the sweet spot for an X3 M would be 400-450HP and this comes in right in the middle. Still no quad exhaust but they've got two more years to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By bimmernut1
Are you serious about an X3 M or joking? I've...

Are you serious about an X3 M or joking? I've searched all over for confirmation, but all I've heard for two years has been a rumor of an M version X3.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By bimmernut1
I think saying BMW expects 15-20 miles a day is...

I think saying BMW expects 15-20 miles a day is ridiculous. What about when a person goes on vacation two weeks and parks at the airport? Is it not going to start when I return? Or will BMW send...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By bimmernut1
Another possibility. I think low speed operates...

Another possibility. I think low speed operates by switching the fan circuitry through the ballast resistor mounted on the side of the fan. If that resistor shorts out, it would run full speed...
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