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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By melomaniac
bump

curious about this too
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,430
Posted By melomaniac
zombie thread - it's a live! (was re: 530i tuning)

Thread bump because it's a slow day where I am... here are three options I found online:

Turner Motorsports http://www.turnermotorsport.com/BMW-E60/c-218-bmw-engine-performance-packages.aspx
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 378,311
Posted By melomaniac
thx hawkg - but I already have nav, and bluetooth...

thx hawkg - but I already have nav, and bluetooth works, and the DVD and CD drives work fine. all I was thinking about is adding an iPod interface somewhere, maybe in place of the (not activated or...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By melomaniac
cost of ownership

hi all, since I just got rid of my beloved sporty shorty e38 '99 there might be, I thought, some interest out there in a tally of the cost of ownership. I bought this car for very little, from a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 378,311
Posted By melomaniac
My 530i has no trouble connecting to my iPhne via...

My 530i has no trouble connecting to my iPhne via Bluetooth and I can make calls. But I don't know how to connect it to the stereo. I do have the nav and CD player, but haven't found any USB or Aux...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By melomaniac
sorry - the whole car, I won't be parting it out...

sorry - the whole car, I won't be parting it out myself
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By melomaniac
looking for parts? '99 sporty shorty

anyone looking for a parts car please contact me - my black/sand '99 sporty shorty suffered engine failure and my mechanic advised against trying to fix it. it's in fairly good shape otherwise....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-29-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By melomaniac
late answer, but for the record: if the o2...

late answer, but for the record: if the o2 sensors are fine, then the only other things to look into I'm aware of (from reading these forums) are 1) oil change right before you smog test, 2) drive...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,516
Posted By melomaniac
outside temperature reading wrong

it just hasn't been that hot, so it comes down to whom one believes more: when the bimmer says 90 and the android phone says 80, who is right? partly I can ascribe this to being in traffic, on tarmac...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By melomaniac
come to bimmerfest next saturday at the rose...

come to bimmerfest next saturday at the rose bowl, and you'll be sure to meet lots of e38 enthusiasts from around LA and everywhere else. society of 7s is based in long beach, there might be other...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By melomaniac
door cupholders?

not sure if there are threads on this, but what do people do for aftermarket cupholders, given that most don't have working center console ones on their e38? I just got one of the pricey door-mounted...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-07-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By melomaniac
nice! I have two e38 models by NEO (1:43) but...

nice! I have two e38 models by NEO (1:43) but haven't found too many other e38s...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,702
Posted By melomaniac
My rear windows are lightly tinted, but I don't...

My rear windows are lightly tinted, but I don't exactly know how or when (I know roughly where and how long the car's been for its first decade, but it's anyone's guess which of the three owners...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-18-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,254
Posted By melomaniac
thx kgb7, and everyone - this is very helpful,...

thx kgb7, and everyone - this is very helpful, I'll go try that right now. it's been such an unpredictably intermittent thing it drives me nutty...

I'm back: no bubbles. not much heat at all...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-16-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,254
Posted By melomaniac
well, nothing's been done to radiator or...

well, nothing's been done to radiator or expansion tank, this just pops up out of nowhere. and when I open the cap, the gauge is where it should be. odd...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,254
Posted By melomaniac
Check coolant level

My dash keeps telling me to check coolant level, but it seems fine. Sometimes the alert goes away just because I opened the radiator. Any guesses about this?

Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-15-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By melomaniac
dark green e38 NEO scale model 1:43

if someone wants to buy this from me - I found the black one I wanted after all - please contact me, or post in this thread
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By melomaniac
Cabin air filters

just to demonstrate that in the spirit of spring cleaning, you might want to check your cabin air filters, here is a before and after pic I took in my garage: as you can tell from how fouled the old...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-24-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By melomaniac
pretty nice looking - my Jan '99 740i sport has...

pretty nice looking - my Jan '99 740i sport has the same wheels, although they're not as clean and shiny as yours. I couldn't swear that yours are BMW (since you asked), but they look just like the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By melomaniac
what silbergrau said. you'll see them listed for...

what silbergrau said. you'll see them listed for up to 10k but would advise offering 5600 and bargain up - maybe to 7k at the most, if you like what the inspection turns up.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-19-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By melomaniac
Not unless you count steptronic Sent from my...

Not unless you count steptronic

Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Bimmer
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-10-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By melomaniac
why not start with this kind of thing - ...

why not start with this kind of thing -

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/17971

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/71397
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-07-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,538
Posted By melomaniac
well, I for one went with the (even cheaper) USA...

well, I for one went with the (even cheaper) USA spec box, because of the numerous worries about display and reliability issues with DICE units. the scrolling text in my dash from the iPod is nice,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-15-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By melomaniac
purchase - depends on blue book and...

purchase - depends on blue book and pre-purchasing inspection
maintenance - depends on mileage and age
enjoyment - priceless
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By melomaniac
ah, would you mind posting a link, or name? I'm...

ah, would you mind posting a link, or name? I'm curious. there's really no need in this age of mobile communications, but one of the things this car satisfies, in my opinion, is gadget love - so many...
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