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Forum: Parting Out 01-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By m5james
Before I pull the trigger on this -...

Before I pull the trigger on this -...
Forum: Parting Out 01-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,258
Posted By m5james
Before I pull the trigger on this -...

Before I pull the trigger on this -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,187
Posted By m5james
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;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,187
Posted By m5james
Jesus, you guys are all overthinking this. It's...

Jesus, you guys are all overthinking this. It's quite simple...all it does is change the shifting points to a higher RPM, and while decelerating, it might hold the gear a little longer incase you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,224
Posted By m5james
I can't speak from experience for an E39 since...

I can't speak from experience for an E39 since you guys (excluding M5) have a single muffler, but when I di both the x-pipe and mufflers on my 740iL, it sounds like complete f'ing ass. Seriously, it...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,844
Posted By m5james
X3 and X5 targeted at the US? Granted Abu...

X3 and X5 targeted at the US? Granted Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE don't represent the whole of the United States, but in that 3 weeks I was there I never saw one X3 and I've literally never seen so many X5...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-27-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,844
Posted By m5james
That's because the X3 is like the 3 series...it's...

That's because the X3 is like the 3 series...it's cheap enough that people can afford to get the BMW badge but it's the bottom of the barrel car. I compared newer X3's to our 01 X5 and the X3 was...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,844
Posted By m5james
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vtkot2Vwzw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vtkot2Vwzw
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-04-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,844
Posted By m5james
Out in Dubai for about 3 weeks, saw this a few...

Out in Dubai for about 3 weeks, saw this a few days ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By m5james
On older and/or less sophisticated ECU power...

On older and/or less sophisticated ECU power vehicles (like my POS 90 S10 Blazer) they work fine because they trick the ECU into thinking the 02 is there so it wont throw codes. On badasser, more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By m5james
Mostly so you can delete the cats w/o throwing...

Mostly so you can delete the cats w/o throwing codes. I'm no tree hugger by any means, but w/ high flow cats nowadays, I doubt the gain is worth the added expense, ECU headache and environmental...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By m5james
Maybe it's not mentioned in the thread/forum, but...

Maybe it's not mentioned in the thread/forum, but 02 sims will still give you a CEL light because the computer expects to see some kind of adaptions coming from the 02's...sims won't do that. What's...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,950
Posted By m5james
WallyX5 on www.xoutpost.com just rolled past 300k...

WallyX5 on www.xoutpost.com just rolled past 300k on the stock trans w/ a small fluid change around 120k. Sometimes it comes down to luck, driving style, etc but nonetheless, the 3.0 is going to be...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,950
Posted By m5james
Just because someone buys a house doesn't mean...

Just because someone buys a house doesn't mean they can afford to maintain it or afford it in the long run, hence why we're in the market that we are right now. Point is the same for your vehicle. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,950
Posted By m5james
Then start taking better care of it and it will...

Then start taking better care of it and it will take care of you. An Imola 4.6 shouldn't be owned by someone who treats it like a Honda with a high schoolers budget...you bought the wrong car if you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073
Posted By m5james
Try wigglng the ignition switch and see if...

Try wigglng the ignition switch and see if anything happens. There have been instances where heavy and bulky keyrings cause the contacts inside the lock tumbler to get screwed up and cause erratic...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,112
Posted By m5james
I couldn't find the leak detector on that site,...

I couldn't find the leak detector on that site, but I found this using Google search - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=445181&highlight=diy+smoke+machine I know the real machines are...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,112
Posted By m5james
I think you might be surprised...should only cost...

I think you might be surprised...should only cost maybe $10-$20 since it only takes a few minutes, but it depends on the courtesy of the shop if they'll charge you straight, 1/2 hour or a full hour. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,112
Posted By m5james
Rach, you can go to any local Autozone, Schucks,...

Rach, you can go to any local Autozone, Schucks, etc and get your codes read for free.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,112
Posted By m5james
I'm sorry, but did you ever say you actually had...

I'm sorry, but did you ever say you actually had the intake system smoke tested? This is just me throwing ideas out, but I think replacing the OSV on the backside of the intake manifold could be...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,476
Posted By m5james
Of course it's the pump, that's why I suggested a...

Of course it's the pump, that's why I suggested a fluid change first. Hopefully you can get away with just a fluid change though.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By m5james
Welcome to the BMW I6. It's been happening for...

Welcome to the BMW I6. It's been happening for as long as I can remember being a BMW owner/board member, so I don't know what else to tell you.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-09-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 130,679
Posted By m5james
Does swearing up a storm to the point that a mod...

Does swearing up a storm to the point that a mod locks this thread and bans my profile still mean I can still be a wiener?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By m5james
Diesel engines are completely different than...

Diesel engines are completely different than their gasoline counterparts though. Being that diesels are sometimes twice as high in compression, so they tolerate far less blowby. The M5 goes through...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,789
Posted By m5james
I can program a key from any one of my BMW to...

I can program a key from any one of my BMW to make the doors lock/unlock on any of my other BMW's, but starting is a different story. Do it just to do it, then at least you've narrowed down one...
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