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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By IslandS52
All E46s are pretty much like this. My AC guy who...

All E46s are pretty much like this. My AC guy who takes care of most of my cars needs that I can't/won't tackle, asked if my X3 was CPO...he suggested I complain to BMW that the AC is intermittently...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By IslandS52
Really scary! Not sure if my wife could react...

Really scary! Not sure if my wife could react well in that situation with our 08. Please report the incident to NHTSA and any resolutions from BMWNA.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By IslandS52
Part # for the black auto trans knob is 25 16 7...

Part # for the black auto trans knob is 25 16 7 533 347. Some looking should find it fir just under $70.

I like it, but if I have a nit, it's texture does not match the other pebbled surfaces on...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,717
Posted By IslandS52
Here are a couple more I snapped this morning. ...

Here are a couple more I snapped this morning.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c106/Islands52/2002MCoupeMay200902.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c106/Islands52/2002MCoupeMay2009.jpg
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By IslandS52
The retaining pins are also accessible from the...

The retaining pins are also accessible from the rear if you open the hood and look up. This has been the easiest way for me.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By IslandS52
Looking good Niv! Love the rear shot! :cool

Looking good Niv! Love the rear shot! :cool
Forum: Off-Topic 04-28-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,475
Posted By IslandS52
Up until recently I preferred the PC (XP), but...

Up until recently I preferred the PC (XP), but two things turned me against...Vista, and my iPhone, which I love. I always had both machines, but I just picked up a MacBook Pro and Mac Pro for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By IslandS52
Planning like this is great, but imo, it may or...

Planning like this is great, but imo, it may or may not help you. My M5 has been solid, but parts are generally a little more to a lot more for the MCars. As the S62 was only used in the M5 and the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,717
Posted By IslandS52
For BMWCCA schools that rear bar makes it...

For BMWCCA schools that rear bar makes it possible, however final say on Roadys on track is left up to the individual Chapters.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By IslandS52
I hear you. However I have personally worked on...

I hear you. However I have personally worked on a few BMWs that used Prestone. The most dramatic was a buddies' 1991 318is whose water pump had corroded to the block so badly that it needed to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By IslandS52
Remember that it is important to use BMW coolant...

Remember that it is important to use BMW coolant or equivalent, not the green Prestone stuff. If there is a silver lining, it mght be that you are getting that cheap big box coolant out of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By IslandS52
I just installed the E60 545 shifter in my E39 M5...

I just installed the E60 545 shifter in my E39 M5 on Saturday. What a great setup! In and out and bled the clutch in well under 90 minutes. Parts were about $70 and I ended up not using the yellow...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,717
Posted By IslandS52
I like that Shark plate/frame combination! ^ ...

I like that Shark plate/frame combination! ^

here is mine.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c106/Islands52/IslandS62SteelGrayMZ3jan2009.jpg
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 06-07-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,675
Posted By IslandS52
Any spots left for me?:thumbup:

Any spots left for me?:thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By IslandS52
The 4.6is is basically a fully loaded 4.4i Sport,...

The 4.6is is basically a fully loaded 4.4i Sport, but adds larger brakes, some different interior trim and style 87 20" wheels. The V8 was massaged by tuner Alpina and is rated at 350 hp and 350...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By IslandS52
Someone on X5world is selling the OEM brakes off...

Someone on X5world is selling the OEM brakes off of their 4.6is...that would be a truly incredible upgrade. If I am not mistaken magazines got comparable stopping distances to 911s from the 4.6is.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,384
Posted By IslandS52
My 2003 4.4 is getting about 15 mpg. This is...

My 2003 4.4 is getting about 15 mpg. This is driving 80% city and/or in heavy traffic. A 2004 mght get 10% more with the 6 speed other improvements.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By IslandS52
I just bought a 4.4, not a 2006, a 2003. The...

I just bought a 4.4, not a 2006, a 2003. The power differnece is quite significant. I drove a 3.0 and while it was adequate in town, thats all it was, adeuate. The 4.4i is quite a blast on sport...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-12-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By IslandS52
This happened to me also. I had to put on a pair...

This happened to me also. I had to put on a pair of gloves and pull with all my might to get it to break loose. Now when I store it I leave the plug out. I thought it was a vacuum issue..but it...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-29-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By IslandS52
here you go. ...

here you go.

http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/mods/E3678/sportmode.htm
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By IslandS52
sorry to hear that! at minimum, I would use a...

sorry to hear that! at minimum, I would use a fluid pump to remove the power steering fluid (or a good portion of it) and refill it with clean fresh fluid. I might do this several times to get the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By IslandS52
special tool is not needed. The switch comes out...

special tool is not needed. The switch comes out with little trouble and undamaged using a screwdriver.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-22-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By IslandS52
Here is an e-mail from my Dad, who designed the...

Here is an e-mail from my Dad, who designed the circuit. This discussion is sort of beyond my knowledge of the unit, I have to admit.

It turns out that I can very easily reprogram the chip for a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By IslandS52
Josh, if you get it sorted and do not require the...

Josh, if you get it sorted and do not require the replacement chips, please let me know.

dwm: Thanks for the help and info as always.

Aloha
John
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-20-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By IslandS52
Hey Josh, I am headed home and will look at the...

Hey Josh, I am headed home and will look at the way my car is wired. If the diagnostic switch on the controller is working and everything else works I have a hard time believing its a bad...
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