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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By bennyg1
Re: New Owner, Speedo is inaccurate

Short answer speedos are not 100% accurate and are deliberately calibrated to have the inaccuracy show as overestimation

It means you need not stress if your needle goes a little bit over the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-29-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,769
Posted By bennyg1
Re: Will BMW get back to the ultimate driving machine?

Ultimate is a subjective term, different for everyone... so these kinds of pointless threads will continue forever.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,312
Posted By bennyg1
Re: Where to find e36

intercooler on a non turbo, why bother.
the extra roundel to the right of the front number plate :dunno:
plus I think I saw this in NFS once.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 08-19-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By bennyg1
Re: 1989 BMW 750il.....oops maybe?

I was looking at an e32 v12 for a little while as a project, but fuel consumption and the decrepit nature of the few around couldnt overcome how much car was on offer for how little money. Or it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,576
Posted By bennyg1
Re: What do you NOT like to see in a Craigslist Ad for a bimmer

One more thing that amuses me

"selling for 10k firm. absolutely can not and will not go any lower" and how much has been spent recently
Asking/list price: 7k.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,576
Posted By bennyg1
Re: What do you NOT like to see in a Craigslist Ad for a bimmer

"needs new engine/trans/head gasket I just don't have the time"

No, you don't have the MONEY to pay someone to do it properly

"RARE" on things that are more like, just not common e.g. manual e34
Forum: Off-Topic 05-30-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By bennyg1
Re: Chinese wonder why their tourists behave so badly?

We wouldnt know, chinese tourism in australia consists of getting locked in a shop by dodgy tour operators (fellow chinese) until the group has spent $50000 on akubras and ugg boots... which are made...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-30-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,750
Posted By bennyg1
Re: List the cars you have owned....

Why this person is on a BMW forum is inexplicable.
Why this person is texting on forums on their smartphone/tablet not out driving fast or obtaining/hitting ***** in any of the allegedely owned cars...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,050
Posted By bennyg1
Re: Bye bye bmw...good riddance!!!!!!

OP story validates one reason why I bought a 20 year old BMW, when it breaks there's a chance I've still got the ability to fix it, and know I'm doing it properly.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By bennyg1
Re: Why people use K instead of Mileage, figured it out, sorry

or maybe you Americans can update to the 20th century and start using units of measurement derived from Base 10... ;p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By bennyg1
Re: 540's...really as bad as people say?

I can't say much for the e39 540 since I opted to save over $10000 on purchase price and go for e34 540. IMHO there was as many issues fixed over the e34 as were introduced in the e39 but mostly i...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-24-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By bennyg1
Pah! You should see australian dealer prices,...

Pah! You should see australian dealer prices, then laugh harder when you realise our $ is worth a tad more than the US$.

Another example, our AU$ has gone up by 25% relative to yen since start of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-24-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,366
Posted By bennyg1
Had same shimmy. New heavy duty poly bushings,...

Had same shimmy. New heavy duty poly bushings, idler arm, tie rods, steering alignment. No shimmy :)

Mine came on very shortly after I bought it 3 months ago. It was barely there until a couple of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-21-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By bennyg1
Bank the cash youre thinking of spending, wait...

Bank the cash youre thinking of spending, wait until something dies, then make your decision. If the real 'problem' is the M20 isnt enough grunt then sell it and buy a 535/540, you will spend less...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By bennyg1
Glad you have apparently found the issue I'm...

Glad you have apparently found the issue

I'm not sure I understand how that short could cause the car to die while driving, unless it was shorting through the chassis and draining the battery even...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-10-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By bennyg1
OP successfully smelt a rat. If all that was...

OP successfully smelt a rat. If all that was wrong was a fuel pump, why didn't they get one from a wrecker and then sell a flawless car. When the fuel pump in mine died it was about 500km worth of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By bennyg1
Its not a procedure you're likely to do often...

Its not a procedure you're likely to do often enough to make the tool cost worthwhile. Besides think of the hassle and added cost if you do overcharge and damage something. Let that risk fall on...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-30-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,503
Posted By bennyg1
Erm, nice story bro. The reality is that the...

Erm, nice story bro.

The reality is that the enzyme aromatase converts DHT into estradiol. Excess peripheral fat (adipose) tissue and physiological stress is almost always responsible for this. ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 03-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,586
Posted By bennyg1
I guess this is why in the olden days they used...

I guess this is why in the olden days they used to make engines from metal...

What warranty are they giving on the new motor?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By bennyg1
Long highway trips wear your tyres, and maybe...

Long highway trips wear your tyres, and maybe suspension and or brakes depending on road quality and traffic respectively. Any well cooled moderately sized engine will laugh at a long constant load...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By bennyg1
in researching my own a/c issues i've read if one...

in researching my own a/c issues i've read if one side's cool and the other hot look at the heater core. especially if funny or burnt smell (coolant) on the hot side apparently

with over a million...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By bennyg1
+1 on the higher zinc full synthetic, i dont know...

+1 on the higher zinc full synthetic, i dont know much but that newer spec oils have lower zinc is something i do know isnt what our engines were designed for

Here in Oz its HPR 5-40 Penrite for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By bennyg1
Is it still broken or is it now fixed and have...

Is it still broken or is it now fixed and have you now just changed your mind about the whole thing?

Either way unless lemon law applies (ASK A LAWYER FOR LEGAL ADVICE they may just have a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By bennyg1
Versus how many dead autoboxes that havent made...

Versus how many dead autoboxes that havent made it to half that.

Anyway what kind of "lifetime" did BMW account for when they say "lifetime"? 10 years? That recommendation sounds very much like...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By bennyg1
Not so much 'self fixes' but the odd thing I do...

Not so much 'self fixes' but the odd thing I do has some random benefit

Disconnected headlight vert aim motor and a whole bunch of rubbish warnings went away

Put a bit of rust treatment on ASC...
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