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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By mark_m5
According to a video I found on the web, VW has a...

According to a video I found on the web, VW has a brake interlock that disengages the throttle when you press the brake. They said "many European manufacturers have this". Wondering if BMW does. That...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By mark_m5
I liked it too. Definite thumbs up.

I liked it too. Definite thumbs up.
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,293
Posted By mark_m5
These guys love the F-type R: ...

These guys love the F-type R:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wNC5C3tPFE
Forum: Forced Induction 05-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By mark_m5
Called the referee number. Apparently they just...

Called the referee number. Apparently they just look up parts in a database to decide whether they're legal or not regardless of whether they have a CARB sticker. The lady on the phone didn't know a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
My wife complains about it. One of her nicknames...

My wife complains about it. One of her nicknames for me is "whiplash"
Forum: California 05-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By mark_m5
This Sunday (May 3) in Woodland Hills is SuperCar...

This Sunday (May 3) in Woodland Hills is SuperCar Sunday (http://www.supercarsunday.com/) from 7-10 am at the Westfield Promenade Mall, Northwest corner of the parking lot. Corner Bakery opens early...
Forum: Forced Induction 05-01-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By mark_m5
From my post on 4/29: "Engine changes"...

From my post on 4/29:


"Engine changes" might mean swapping like a Chevy engine into the car vs. modifying a stock engine with aftermarket parts, but it's worth a shot. I know a guy who runs a...
Forum: Forced Induction 04-30-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By mark_m5
Aha!!!! This just in from ESS: Now to...

Aha!!!! This just in from ESS:



Now to call the referee station number and see if I can go through that...
Forum: Forced Induction 04-30-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By mark_m5
I contacted Sales @ ESS via email and asked them...

I contacted Sales @ ESS via email and asked them about whether anyone had passed their system for the E39 M5 through CA smog or if it might still hit the metrics to meet smog for 2002 if they just...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-30-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By mark_m5
Looks like it's opening tonight!!!

Looks like it's opening tonight!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
Car & Driver article on the 540i:...

Car & Driver article on the 540i: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/1998-bmw-540i-archived-long-term-test
0-60 for 6-speed: 5.4
1/4 mile: 14.1 @ 100mph
Top Speed: 155
300 foot skidpad: .84 G -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
And top speeds are probably all 155...

And top speeds are probably all 155...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
Does anyone have a better reference for weight...

Does anyone have a better reference for weight distribution than http://www.reveuro.com/buyers-guide/bmw/5-series/e39.html ? Because according to that site, weight distribution is not significantly...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-30-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By mark_m5
:rofl: I did not know that. The company...

:rofl: I did not know that.

The company with the worst reputation of the 20th century buying them out... interesting. A win for proponents of the second chance.
Forum: Forced Induction 04-29-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By mark_m5
http://www.dmv.org/ca-california/smog-check.php ...

http://www.dmv.org/ca-california/smog-check.php

You might be able to take it to a STAR station and get it passed based on emissions only and not equipment check.


EDIT: I'd also love to know...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-29-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By mark_m5
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-29-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By mark_m5
I'm tempted to try out a Hellcat. But I've grown...

I'm tempted to try out a Hellcat. But I've grown up with parents telling me that Dodge/Chrysler suck. That was before Mercedes-Benz bought them though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
A BMW tech whose credibility I now question....

A BMW tech whose credibility I now question. Looks like it has plenty of cooling jacket space to me now that I research it on the web myself:

http://www.mwerks.com/bryan/n54_block.jpg

As...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-29-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By mark_m5
I pulled out before it tanked further. I'm back...

I pulled out before it tanked further. I'm back in, but very cautious.
Forum: Off-Topic 04-29-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,890
Posted By mark_m5
We need a few posts here dedicated to Abigail...

We need a few posts here dedicated to Abigail Ratchford:

http://reposdelight.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/abigail-ratchford-e1386356843533.jpg
...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-29-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,890
Posted By mark_m5
Who is this angel?

Who is this angel?
Forum: Off-Topic 04-29-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By mark_m5
Except when the market goes down! I lost $28k...

Except when the market goes down! I lost $28k from ETFs when the market started to tank, before I could pull out the funds. Bastids stole my money!!! :mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
From what I've heard, the one in the early 335i...

From what I've heard, the one in the early 335i was a "bad" engine. Not sure they fixed it yet, but the cooling space in the block near the back was supposedly compromised to make the engine smaller...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By mark_m5
Sounds like multiple issues. Definitely have the...

Sounds like multiple issues. Definitely have the alternator checked though. The ride would not be impacted by an alternator. There's most likely a suspension/driveline issue too. If the ABS light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,702
Posted By mark_m5
I will disagree... I think the 540i...

I will disagree...

I think the 540i 6-speed M-sport is probably comparable or better than many "sports cars" of previous generations, as well as being able to hold its own with some more modern...
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