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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-22-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By mws
and check the manufacturer of the part. Stay Way...

and check the manufacturer of the part. Stay Way from Febi, Hamburg Technic (which dP sells) and Karlyn, which bmwpartsweb will sell, but will also take back after it falls apart in 1 week, which my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-22-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By mws
Stay the F away from Deutscheparts. They sell...

Stay the F away from Deutscheparts. They sell crap. Ask me how I know. I wasted a ton of time with a fan clutch that was supposed to be OEM fitment, it was always wailing away super loudly because...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
Then I got to say Duncan that is an incredible...

Then I got to say Duncan that is an incredible deal! New Zimmermann rotors from a discount site, like I mention above, are about $284 fronts and $250 rears each, and the nice thing is you start...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
Glamour shots, as promised

http://www.mwsmotorsports.com/personal/760Li/scaled/P1040005.jpg

http://www.mwsmotorsports.com/personal/760Li/scaled/P1040027.jpg
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
>I would send you remanufactured M5 calipers and...

>I would send you remanufactured M5 calipers and you would send back the 7 series calipers since they have an equivalent core charge from my vendor.

wow! would this not piss off the supplier of...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
yeah, but if one is converting a 7 series, they...

yeah, but if one is converting a 7 series, they would not have M5 front calipers or rear calipers, to begin with, so they would need to buy some M5 calipers to have for cores, or rebuild.


Also,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
hmmm, it's a different part number between the...

hmmm, it's a different part number between the 760 and M5 as well. Troy had the two cars to compare. He said they were the same. He might have meant, the hydraulic piston part is the same. BMW does...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! ...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!

http://mwsmotorsports.com/personal/760Li/GtechBraking.JPG

Before with stock brakes is Main run, the Comparison Run 1 is the last run I did with stock brakes. I did...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mws
Thanks for the response guys. Not sure how many...

Thanks for the response guys. Not sure how many of you know this story, but the V12 760Li, which is direct injection, has two HP fuel pumps, they are unique to the N73 engine (they look nothing like...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mws
well,. I see some on Ebay for $150 or so. Don't...

well,. I see some on Ebay for $150 or so. Don't care at all if it functions. If I don't get a bite for a freebie or a cheapie, might have to go that route.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
Duncan, in this scenario where you say "would...

Duncan, in this scenario where you say "would need the old calipers back as cores " one would need to buy the set of salvage calipers and not the rotors--since you would be selling new rotors. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mws
So, do you guys just take it to the dealer and...

So, do you guys just take it to the dealer and they remove the old ones and replace with rebuilt units? No one gets the dead part returned them?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mws
Oh, you mean on the 760? Well. The originals...

Oh, you mean on the 760? Well. The originals went to 135k miles. Then died miserably. But ours are a totally different design than yours. They actually last pretty well and don't usually die until...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
no problem. it's an easy conversion. I'm just...

no problem. it's an easy conversion. I'm just sorry we did not know more about it before. Troy mentioned it a few years ago, but no one really asked him to post pictures of the compatibility...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
I am seeing this, at 25.3 lbs. They also list a...

I am seeing this, at 25.3 lbs. They also list a higher weight for the OE rotor, by more than a lb from what I measured.
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
a comment about weight. Ive tuned a bunch of...

a comment about weight. Ive tuned a bunch of 300zxs and played with different rim weights and could definitely feel that. i could have sworn when i first drove on the M5 brakes, that i could feel it....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
OK, so lets bring you back to earth. its not that...

OK, so lets bring you back to earth. its not that bad, but the rotors and calipers are heavier. thank me for risking my life, and bringing the baby scale out to the MWS barn and weighing everything...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
You're welcome,. here's hoping you do keep it. ...

You're welcome,. here's hoping you do keep it.

So, here's how I bought the kit, very economical, actually. It was $800 for used parts from Troy Jeup, who originally did this conversion on his 745...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mws
niiiice. :D no, a 760Li owner who has...

niiiice.

:D

no, a 760Li owner who has the OG (original) BMW Bosch HPFP.

I want to see if some important internal parts are shared.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mws
Anyone got a dead HPFP I can acquire?

Looking for a dead 335i N54 HPFP I can dissect. From what I am reading there's no rebuild "kit" available, right? people are sending in their cores and getting rebuilds. But if someone has a dead...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By mws
I have removed the upper intake manifold several...

I have removed the upper intake manifold several times and on two separate N73s and have never used a lube like vaseline, and --knock on wood-- never replaced the gaskets :-0

If you think you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
FYI, M5 and M6 calipers come in black and have no...

FYI, M5 and M6 calipers come in black and have no logos.

I literally did exactly what this guy did, except I drilled holes in the spring covers for the epoxy to come thru and epoxied the logos on,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By mws
I replaced my CD changer with a Mobridge ipod...

I replaced my CD changer with a Mobridge ipod adapter, and changed nothing else and it just works. I know this is not exactly what you were doing, but its an interesting data point in case you want...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By mws
For reference, I used this McMaster Carr part...

For reference, I used this McMaster Carr part number for the precision shim/washers

Part # 93852A113
18-8 Ss Type A Uss Flat Washer, 1/2" Screw Size, 1-3/8" Od, .08"-.14" Thick
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