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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,316
Posted By Lscman
Yea, I have a Q. What 60's Porsche was capable of...

Yea, I have a Q. What 60's Porsche was capable of outpulling a '60's Corvette, let alone a VW van with a motor transplant? The most powerful 911 motors of that era struggled to output 200HP. The V8...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,187
Posted By Lscman
Bontrager makes a foldable spare tire that will...

Bontrager makes a foldable spare tire that will fit in the modified tire well. Unfortunately it only comes in mountain bike sizes. Actually, I think I'd get a custom exhaust built that wraps around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,317
Posted By Lscman
I like cars with adequate compression travel.

I like cars with adequate compression travel.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By Lscman
No, this is not a misfire caused by spark plugs...

No, this is not a misfire caused by spark plugs submerged in oil. The valve cover gaskets likely need changed, but they do not cause this symptom.

Your crankcase ventilation system is plugged and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By Lscman
A staggered setup actually degrades rear traction...

A staggered setup actually degrades rear traction under certain conditions. Stagger messes with chassis balance and increases understeer on cars with greater nose weight. In order to counteract this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,459
Posted By Lscman
Not true, it does hurt those guys. We're not...

Not true, it does hurt those guys. We're not talking drag racing here. A larger rear rim on E39 induces understeer in a track environment. This stagger must be counteracted by increasing rear roll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,554
Posted By Lscman
Car looks nice except....the blackout hood might...

Car looks nice except....the blackout hood might look better on a 20yo Honda CRX with bad engine rings and a Folgers Coffee can exhaust tip.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Lscman
The average tire installer does 5x more damage...

The average tire installer does 5x more damage than that every time they install a new set of tires...if you're lucky. I can't recall visiting a tire dealer and getting out of the shop without some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,341
Posted By Lscman
The answer is yes. Rods fail during...

The answer is yes.

Rods fail during hydrolock when folks drive through deep water, especially with stupidly-designed aftermarket cold air intake systems that sport low-mounted scoops.

Rods can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lscman
A 3 year old BMW car will not even get a new...

A 3 year old BMW car will not even get a new transmission under warranty. The best you can hope for is a rebuilt unit. The mfr is not obligated to replace a defective transmission with new. They are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,341
Posted By Lscman
Hydrolock is rare mostly because driving thru...

Hydrolock is rare mostly because driving thru deep water is rare. Most people avoid it. In Fla, I parked on higher ground and watched in amazement as mindless folks in a hurry continue using a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,341
Posted By Lscman
All engines idling at low RPM while putzing...

All engines idling at low RPM while putzing through flooded streets will immediately hydrolock and bust or bend a rod if the air intake is momentarily submerged and the system gulps water. Getting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,887
Posted By Lscman
To be clear, I was comparing "near-stock" street...

To be clear, I was comparing "near-stock" street M3 and 540i daily driver cars piloted by folks with similar skill. Just using better tires and track pads on 540i will close the hardware capability...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,887
Posted By Lscman
Comparing the handling of a new E36 M3 to a new...

Comparing the handling of a new E36 M3 to a new E39 540i/6 is not only impossible....it's moot. When you're talking about aging BMW's, the age, type and condition of the suspension parts greatly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,887
Posted By Lscman
I'm not doubting your statement or experience of...

I'm not doubting your statement or experience of 14MPG average, but I am sure your car is quite defective.

You can achieve numbers like that driving a 30+ year old full size Buick, Ford or Chevy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,887
Posted By Lscman
It depends upon the driver. Are you driving it in...

It depends upon the driver. Are you driving it in the same way as you would a 528i...or are you an ego laden jerk with chronic road rage who tries to out-pull everybody? Many young 540i/6 owners...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,887
Posted By Lscman
It depends upon the driver. Are you driving it in...

It depends upon the driver. Are you driving it in the same way as you would a 528i...or are you an ego laden jerk with chronic road rage who tries to out-pull everybody? Many young 540i/6 owners...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,887
Posted By Lscman
Wholy cow, 12MPG?? Any modern V8 getting that...

Wholy cow, 12MPG?? Any modern V8 getting that number is defective, unless it's a 6 liter 4WD truck or Hummer. That sounds more like behemoth luxobarge V12 750iL series economy.

The 540i/6 has a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By Lscman
You surely don't change the whole DME wiring...

You surely don't change the whole DME wiring harness to swap trannys. However I'm not claiming a conversion is simple as an automatic rebuild. The computer is reprogrammed, not replaced and speedo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By Lscman
Sounds about right for typical German automatic...

Sounds about right for typical German automatic tranny rebuild with R&R labor. Aamco charges that much for a friggin' Cavalier or Impala. You did not get ripped off.

Basically they are cleaning it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,528
Posted By Lscman
The adjustability feature surely does add some...

The adjustability feature surely does add some cost (maybe $100 per set of 4), but it's something seen as advantageous to most folks including future buyers of your ride. A single fixed rate damper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,528
Posted By Lscman
Koni's Sports ride like new stock, so the level...

Koni's Sports ride like new stock, so the level of comfort does not change at all. The only folks who disagree have never used them or they set them to stupid settings. The difference between OE is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Lscman
It's Pittsburgh....despite rumors, we welcome...

It's Pittsburgh....despite rumors, we welcome folks from NE Ohio so long as they leave orange and brown clothing at home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By Lscman
You are not technically oriented and unable to...

You are not technically oriented and unable to clearly describe or repair. Leave the key OFF & tow the car to a dealer before you destroy it. Goofing around testing a tranny that is slipping could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Lscman
I go every year. The SCCA runs the event.

I go every year. The SCCA runs the event.
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