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  #1576  
Old 02-20-2013, 03:59 PM
Bobby7028374 Bobby7028374 is offline
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Location: Senoia,GA
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: 2002 BMW 530i
Hello everyone, I'm new to this so il try to keep it simple. I'm a ASE master auto tech for 20+ years. I'm also currently a Avionics lead mechanic holding a A&P certificate (for those who don't know what that is I fix electronics on commercial aircraft ). I own a 2002 BMW 530i and a 2005 BMW X5 I have visited this site a lot and just decided to finally join so thanks for being here!
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:06 AM
SIMONSKI SIMONSKI is offline
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Location: Liverpool
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Mein Auto: E53 02 X5
Hi everyone out there in BMW land ,my 1st time on here and hoping to share my experiences with yours, i have an X5 2002 and i'm from Liverpool,England
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:17 PM
Flycast Flycast is offline
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Location: Germany
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: X3 2.0dA
Hi,
my name is flycast.
I`ll get my new X3 2.0dA in 2,5 weeks in Munich including "complete take-away show"; I living in a small village near Bamberg/Bavaria.
Hope I won`t miss my 330i cabrio (my last two cars for 16 years including some bmws before) too much - but my back ain`t anymore that much flexible and even so my wife ...
Loving 6-cyldrs. with smooth deep sound and the freedom of air in most cases my decision for the 2.0d machine very, very sane in contrast to my "normal" self so I ordered nearly all optionals.
Now my sons won`t get wet eyes anymore when they see me driving off for flyfishing.
I commit I`m not very used and busy in using fora so don`t aspect to much postings.
Anyway I`ll post a photo of my X3 when I got it.

With friendly regards
Flycast
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:05 PM
new jersey new jersey is offline
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Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Mein Auto: 3 series
Hi everyone
great site
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:02 AM
NOLA5Series NOLA5Series is offline
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Location: SE Louisiana
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 16
Mein Auto: 2001 525i
Where y'at from the land of "Swamp People"

Hey! I'm posting from SE Louisiana and I've had my e39 525i for about a year now. Fortunately I've been intimate with the car since it rolled off the lot. I've loved BMW's since the 80's and am pumped to finally have one. I'm a DIY'er and looked forward to the research found here. I'm already on the lookout for an e39 540 as a project car...I need more torque!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:51 PM
bimmernoob1 bimmernoob1 is offline
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Location: WI
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: cars
new to the forum. im looking into buying a second car. its a 92 525i sedan. the car has 200100 miles and is selling for 2300. I want to use this car for at least four years so id like to know if buying it now would be a good investment. I plan on lightly modding it (exhaust and stuff) but I really just want to know if this is a sound car to buy. any and all help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:53 PM
bimmernoob1 bimmernoob1 is offline
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Location: WI
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: cars
i forgot to mention that the car is also a 5 spd
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Huddyman Huddyman is offline
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Location: Lansing,IL.
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: BMW X3
Angry Huddyman

Hello everybody,
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  #1584  
Old 02-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Tug Boat Tug Boat is offline
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Location: Fla
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: 750LI
Smile New 750 Owner

Decided to take the plunge after reading a lot of info on the 7 series on this site So here she is.
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  #1585  
Old 02-24-2013, 05:28 AM
2013x1 2013x1 is offline
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Location: illinois
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 117
Mein Auto: 2014 X3
Congratulations, she's beautiful!
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2014 X3 28i
2013 X1 x28i - retired
2006 Mustang GT Vert
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:38 AM
tlw tlw is offline
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Location: plano,tx
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 745i
DIY throughback

Have heard that you can reset 745i computer by simply connecting positive and negative
battery cables to drain setting, etc. Is this true and is there any downside? Trying to avoid
BMW dealership charge to reset handbrake after repair of plastic gear.
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  #1587  
Old 02-25-2013, 10:54 AM
manicman68 manicman68 is offline
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Location: okla
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 2002 530i
Hello everyone, I posted a pic of my car last night. The Grand Am is not my daily driver as it shows. The 530i is. It has a completely new cooling system. It was replaced befor I boight ir. It looks like it threw the fan at one point. It has a new shroud and like I said a new radiator hoses and recovery tank. Anyone have any clues as how to teplace the hoses for the windshield cleaner. Replaced the pump but the hose is so brittle.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:50 AM
riarox60 riarox60 is offline
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Location: Palm Beach
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: 1996 328i Convertible
Question 96 BMW Convertible

Hi to All,
I have spent the past year replacing almost every part in the car. But wait.....there's more...........!!!
Now the fan for the AC goes on and off....
At first I heard a noise while fan was working and then the fan stops intermittently.
I am trying to replace parts, but not sure if it's the resistor or the blower motor.
Not to mention I replaced the driver's side window regulator and 2 weeks later the passenger side went!!! Geesh....
Can anyone tell me if I should order both resistor and motor????
Also where are they located in the 96 328i Convertible
Thanks... (FYI, I am a female who like to fix things)
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:32 PM
Seized Seized is offline
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Location: Va
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: E36
New member here from BF.c Decided to join bimmerfest, vadriven, and m3forums solely because all forums have great info. Recently became a more active user lol oh btw my username on BF.c is wheelman540i
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  #1590  
Old 02-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Templin Templin is offline
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Location: South Africa, Western Cape
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: was Alfa
hi ,what up, Heya and all the good hearted welcomes and hellos I've just signed up after reading thru the forums a few times and it really is a great read
I hail from Somerset West in the western cape, South Africa
I work with bikes on a daily bases read any and all motoring mags and try to have fun with all my toys be it 4 or 2 wheeled I've always wanted a car for track days and after sizing up several try outs I'm sold on the E36 but most E36 avalible seam a lil limp and leaves one looking at 5 series so my goal is to research a way to compine the best of both
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Vinnyhollywood Vinnyhollywood is offline
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Location: Barbados
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: E36 325i
Just sayin hello

Hey guys and gals...just wanna say Blessings from Barbados. Hope to learn a lot from you guys and get my e36 in tip top shape again.
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  #1592  
Old 03-02-2013, 04:42 PM
gjw109 gjw109 is offline
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Location: Indiana
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2006 650i convertible
New Ride

Just picked up my 2006 650i convertible.......42345 miles great shape, with Sport, cold wx,prem sound,act. steer, a/t, sat radio,,,,,,no curb rash, dealer serviced since new.....no dings......mineral silver w/ black int. Looking forward to hear mor info about the 6 series. Previous rides were 325/525/535's......
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:09 PM
613fatboy 613fatboy is offline
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Location: Ontario
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 9
Mein Auto: 2001 BMW 530i
Hey gjw109
Congrats on your new car.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:53 PM
mechanic54 mechanic54 is offline
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Location: puerto rico
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: bmw 645ci 2005
introducton

hi my name is nigel vera jacksons i'am from puerto rico and i like bmw cars and want to learn how to work on them i have a bmw 645ci 2005 thank you
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:01 PM
mechanic54 mechanic54 is offline
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Location: puerto rico
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: bmw 645ci 2005
I'am looking for the computer and electrical wiring diagrams of my 2005 bmw 645ci and repair info , not michell its not clear information and its a copy of a foto diagram not clear to see i need this please help me thank you friends email me greenman@prtc.net
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  #1596  
Old 03-03-2013, 05:45 PM
bradnic bradnic is offline
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Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
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Mein Auto: 2003 BMW M3 SMG Imola
hi everyone.. new to bimmerfest but not to bmw and mini.
just picked up a 25k mile E46 M3 and am glad to be here

we also have:
91 325 convertible
88 325ix
06 space blue JCW mini (for sale now as I'm out of garage space)

also planning an E30 M62/6speed swap. will be building it out over the next year or so.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:29 PM
danmathieson76 danmathieson76 is offline
Dan
Location: Victoria Australia
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: M Roadster
Hi - My first BMW

New member from Australia here having just bought a new 98 M Roadster. Has been a well looked after car over its life and has spent a lot of time in the garage with 70K kms with only 9K kms in the last 6 years and I've known the car for the past 11 years having been owned by a family friend.

The forum helped me look for the common faults (and it has some of them) so I've gone in eyes open but hopefully not wallet open! Will see what the first service next week brings....

Cheers,

Dan.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:05 PM
CTPDX CTPDX is offline
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Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Mein Auto: '99 M Coupe
Hello there!

Hey, new member from Portland, OR. Really grateful for the info I've found before joining. Hoping to learn some more, get some good advice...and maybe even offer some of my newbie thoughts.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying the heck out of my 1999 M Coupe!

Cheers!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:27 PM
WyoKevin WyoKevin is offline
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Location: Casper, WY
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: GMC 2500 & Porsche 911C2S
New car guy in Wyoming

Long time browser, first time posting... figured I should since I will be picking up 2013 335Xi in Munich next month and have read lots of good info here to help me find my way to the European delivery program, as soon as I received my delivery date ( April 5th) I contacted Beewang for SD card, this will help make this a perfect trip.
Other vehicles
2008 GMC 2500 Duramax
2006 Porsche 911C2S
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:24 PM
Gray_yyz Gray_yyz is offline
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Location: Brunswick
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2003 330i Sedan
Hello! I just picked up my 3rd bimmer! I went from a 1993 325i to a 1999 328i and now to a 2003 330i.
Hopefully I will work my way into a nice 5 series!
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