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Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,645
Posted By EconoBox
Ironically, that's exactly what track and AX...

Ironically, that's exactly what track and AX driving and HPDE is about.
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,645
Posted By EconoBox
This was a great post. :bow::thumbs::clap:

This was a great post. :bow::thumbs::clap:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By EconoBox
Sometimes, I use a long thin screwdriver to pry...

Sometimes, I use a long thin screwdriver to pry the terminal loose.
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,645
Posted By EconoBox
Regarding automatic.... You want to be...

Regarding automatic....

You want to be downshifting before turns, for example.
You need to learn about shifting gears, the effect of different shift points.
Then go try see the difference...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By EconoBox
If you can't get a loan, take the hint. You...

If you can't get a loan, take the hint.
You can't afford the car.
Banks do risk analysis this for a living.

You have also demonstrated poor planning abilities.
1) buying a BMW when you're a...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By EconoBox
Just stick a cheap car cover on it

Just stick a cheap car cover on it
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By EconoBox
You can get a used BMW that looks brand new for...

You can get a used BMW that looks brand new for $25k.
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By EconoBox
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q907QU/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q907QU/
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By EconoBox
Profits > Legacy

Profits > Legacy
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By EconoBox
Looks like you're still making some horrible life...

Looks like you're still making some horrible life decisions.

In fact, here is the advice your dad should be giving you:

Get a beater Ford
Finish your education
Start your grown up career...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 41,315
Posted By EconoBox
You can get Behr for $48 ...

You can get Behr for $48
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/product.aspx?sid=ldmh3255gs4vwd3srro3xlnq&partnumber=64116923204
http://www.bmaparts.com/searchitem.epc
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By EconoBox
Yo Vinnie, Finding a local indy non-dealer...

Yo Vinnie,

Finding a local indy non-dealer mechanic is a key step in owning an older car.


You sound like you may be onto a future hobby in working on cars,
but the timing may not be right. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By EconoBox
When it comes that time, my next car would be a...

When it comes that time,
my next car would be a 3-series over a 5-series.
I think the 3's are now as big as the E39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By EconoBox
I'm getting the same car as CN90 so I can...

I'm getting the same car as CN90
so I can utilize his 2nd generation of write-ups.
It will be a dark day when CN hangs up his wrench.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By EconoBox
Typing 11421736674 into...

Typing 11421736674 into http://furiousmethod.com/
shows a few places selling it for under $30

If not combining shipping, a single part like this can be easier to get from the local dealer.
Ask...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By EconoBox
I used a DA polisher as the (new) final step, and...

I used a DA polisher as the (new) final step, and it polished out the last bits of haze in the clear coat.

Postmortem on this one:
I probably didn't get enough paint on the very top edge...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By EconoBox
I can, but I don't think any gear really engages...

I can, but I don't think any gear really engages while just idling with brakes on.
The entire thing is overridden by the TCU to prevent incorrect gear changes.
You can't just put it into 5th and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By EconoBox
Thanks for the clarification. I only have P,...

Thanks for the clarification.

I only have P, R, N, and D.
I generally refer to to "gears" as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By EconoBox
I used Spray Max paint. These are cans but...

I used Spray Max paint.
These are cans but they supposedly have "pro" quality spray nozzles that are a step above hardware store rattle-cans.

I got it from a local auto supply paint shop. You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By EconoBox
A lot cheaper too!

A lot cheaper too!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By EconoBox
Thanks and yes.

Thanks and yes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By EconoBox
My DIY experience with flaking paint repair.

The paint was flaking on my door, and this was an opportunity to try paint work.
I'll document my experience as encouragement for anyone who wants to try their luck.

One mental big hurdle is that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By EconoBox
Sorry, I still do not understand what you're...

Sorry, I still do not understand what you're saying.

I have read every single ATF change thread,
and not one of them has described this process clearly.

Do you understand what "cycle through...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By EconoBox
That switch is like $300, so be careful popping...

That switch is like $300, so be careful popping off the buttons.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By EconoBox
What does this mean? Was the car up on...

What does this mean?
Was the car up on jackstands with you spinning the wheels at 60 mph?
This sounds dangerous as hell.

Please spell it out. Exactly what this "did every gear backwards and...
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