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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,809
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,367
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,654
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,654
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, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,889
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,164
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,506
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, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,914
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
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, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,552
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,755
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
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, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
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, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
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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