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  #101  
Old 12-01-2010, 01:12 AM
Bavaria Power Bavaria Power is offline
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Location: Greece
 
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Mein Auto: Bmw E36 coupe
Hello all Bimmer!!

New member from Creece and i have a bmw E36 coupe,the forum is Fantastic!
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  #102  
Old 12-01-2010, 07:48 PM
ollo_ollo ollo_ollo is offline
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Location: Stayton, OR
 
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Mein Auto: 00 528iT, 00 S430
Hello all:
I recently got a 2000 528i wagon for my dogs, fishing & bicycle carrier car. I go way back with BMW & Mercedes. Our first being a 70 BMW 2000 4door and a 73 Benz 280 sedan. Did all my own car work for many years but now occaisionally choose to pay a good, local Indy when I want to fish or go for a long bike ride & one of the cars needs attention. Don
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  #103  
Old 12-03-2010, 01:16 PM
kburn711 kburn711 is offline
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Location: Kissimmee Fl
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Mein Auto: 2007 m5
New To the Game

Hello Picking up a Certified 2007 White M5 with black interior on Monday morning. Can't wait. any advice or tips would be appreciated. I heard from friends with M5 that they treat you as good as you treat them.
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  #104  
Old 12-05-2010, 09:56 PM
Saadiah Saadiah is offline
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Location: Putrajaya
 
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Mein Auto: BMW
Smile New member

Hi everyone, I am a new member.http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/ima...ile3453453.gif
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  #105  
Old 12-18-2010, 07:48 PM
horse shoe horse shoe is offline
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Location: South Carolina
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Mein Auto: 528i E60
Got my first BMW today!

I just bought an '08 528i and drove it 700 miles home through traffic, snow, sleet, and ice. My butt's tired, and I'm in love with this car. I now understand why these things have such a following.

I'm going to have a million questions for all of you over the next few years. Maybe, if I learn something, then I'll answer some too.

horse shoe
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  #106  
Old 01-06-2011, 10:31 AM
JimGrandone JimGrandone is offline
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Location: Illinois
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Mein Auto: 1990 BMW 525i E34 M20
BMW rebuilt E34/M20 1990 525i

My first BMW was a 325i. That car taught me the definitions of "handling" and "performance." Once, when Pres. Clinton's motorcade was heading the other direction on I-270 near St. Louis, I was driving and looking at the bus when I looked forward again, a car was stopped right in front of me. I was going about 60. No time to think or even check side view mirror. I veered right and then straight and missed dying that day because of that car. Who knows what would have happened but it would have definitely hurt a few people.
I sold that one to a young woman who T-boned another car within 3 weeks of owning it.
My current BMW is as the title says, a 1990 525i. I bought it when it was in a coma from a timing belt break and nursed it back to health. Unfortunately, its first doctor, I think, had the last name Mengele, and he butchered her. Dismantled the engine and declared her unfixiable in a heavy German accent (really). I did not believe it and, since the car was a project for my son and I, was not about to give up. So, after a couple of years in different hospitals waiting for parts to arrive from all over the U.S. and other countries, she was back! Since everything is new OEM, the prognosis is excellent. She runs and drives like any other high-mileage BMW, you know, like a GM car, but that's OK for my son who is in his last year of college. I think it might be because not many kids in college drive a classic, shiny BMW.
Regrettably for me, he recently inherited a car from his grandfather, which he likes a lot so one of them has to go. He decided because of emotional attachment to Grandpa's car, the BMW was going to be yet another casualty of my father's passing.
If you are interested, I've attached some photos and have more.Car goes to the highest bidder on my email
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:24 PM
99raz 99raz is offline
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Location: England
 
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Mein Auto: 323
Question Hi All . New Member

I have an E36 323 . When I select CD Mode the display reads "No Disc". even with all six loaded. Any thoughts.
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  #108  
Old 01-18-2011, 05:49 PM
morak8088 morak8088 is offline
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Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
 
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Mein Auto: 1995 BMW M3
Hello

Last week I purchased a 1995 M3 from my brother-in-law, who is a big BMW fan and does his own maintenance. The odometer reads 146,000 miles but he replaced the engine with a 1997 S52 engine with only 70,000 miles. This car replaces my 2002 Honda Accord V6 and what a difference it is. The M3 drives great with no real problems. This is my first BMW although I've been wanting one for a couple of years now. The day after I bought it I was washing it in the driveway and my neighbor came across the street and said,"Oh, you got a bimmer.....and not just any bimmer, an M3!"
Ken in Orlando
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  #109  
Old 01-19-2011, 01:54 PM
Jesse Mendez Jesse Mendez is offline
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Location: Santa Fe NM
 
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Mein Auto: 1995 325i convertable
1995 BMW 325i Convertable

A line to say hi! from Santa Fe NM. I traded my 98 Tacoma 4X4 ext. cab straight across for the Bimmer about 4 yrs back. It has been a terrific ride. I had to put a new top on it and adjust the driverside switch on the striker that controls the windows when you open or close the door. That and new tires and front struts.
JLM
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  #110  
Old 01-20-2011, 11:01 PM
andy b andy b is offline
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Location: st helens, merseyside
 
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Mein Auto: bmw 530d
andy b

hi bmw lovers,im hating mine at the moment, i have a 530d im having problems starting when warm.nothing wrong with pumps, all suggestions welcome
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  #111  
Old 01-20-2011, 11:18 PM
maz746 maz746 is offline
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Location: Portland, Oregon
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 2001 330 Ci coupe
I love my car, a 2001 330ci I bought about 4 months ago. I have had the privilege of driving some great cars in the past('64Shelby Mustang for one), but this black beauty is all mine, cash! It is not perfect, neither am I, so a work in progress. But it is strong and oh, so quick! Trying to figure out just what I want to do to her, definitely some aftermarket taillights(Spyder has some really cool ones), clear or smoked front corners, better headlights(the ones in there were hokied in there by the kid that I bought it from), trying to decide which way to go with all the lenses. Most of the things that need to be fixed are minor cosmetic items. Aforementioned kid blacked out the taillights with film or dip or something, I looked it up on my state website and I believe they are illegal, so I want to change that out before it becomes a problem. Plus it looks stupid. He blacked out everything in a cheap attempt at smoked I guess, including emblems. dur. Driving is such an experience in this lovely car, even slow driving. But wouldn't a road rally be something! I call it "driving my beemer, the video game". Quick, quick with such handling and the sound it makes, oohhh, I love that! Vroom, vroom!
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  #112  
Old 01-25-2011, 02:36 PM
steale steale is offline
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Location: Baltimore MD
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Mein Auto: 1985 BMW 635csi
yo!

Hi am obsessed with the e24.Had 3 since 1992 a 77,79 and a 85. I have also owned 7series, and a 3series from the 80's.I had my 85 e24 parked for six years and vowed to restore it to my likeing. currently fate has kicked me to the curb and the only vehicle i now have is my six. I used my last bit of money to tag and insure the vehicle and have been using it as a daily driver (60 miles a day). Although she needs every thing replaced, I still feel confident she will start in the morning and get me where i need to go.
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  #113  
Old 01-29-2011, 09:42 AM
kawasaki kawasaki is offline
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Location: liverpool, united kingdom
 
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Mein Auto: 1998 bmw 520i
cd multiplayer, internal fuse location

crossed poles on my battery, oops,knocked out radio, cassete, cd, removed radio and found internal fuse in back, replaced and now radio/cassete working, but, no cd, cant even eject cd holder obviously no power to unit. is there an internal fuse an do you no the locatiom before i remove this expensive piece of equipment?
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  #114  
Old 01-29-2011, 10:47 AM
AW4141 AW4141 is offline
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Location: Dallas Texas
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Mein Auto: 2007 BMW 750 Li
Blown Cd

What model car is this? Try looking in the trunk on passenger side for fuses or in the glove box. Get a schematic of the fuses and locations of the fuse boxes in the car. The schematic should show you where the cd fuse is. Sometimes you can find this information in the owners manual.

Best of Luck,
AW4141
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  #115  
Old 01-29-2011, 12:31 PM
kawasaki kawasaki is offline
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Location: liverpool, united kingdom
 
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Mein Auto: 1998 bmw 520i
its a 1998 520i, just the cd thats off now, do u no if it has an internal fuse in the unit itself?
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  #116  
Old 01-29-2011, 04:58 PM
AW4141 AW4141 is offline
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Location: Dallas Texas
 
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Mein Auto: 2007 BMW 750 Li
CD internal Fuse

I do not know if there is an internal fuse. I would check with an indy shop or go to the dealer parts department and see if they will show you a diagram of the cd and where the parts are. Some times the parts guy will put you in touch with the person in the service area that will explain to you what is happening with the part that is not working.

All the best of life,
AW4141
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  #117  
Old 01-29-2011, 05:45 PM
maximusspegas maximusspegas is offline
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Location: Latvia
 
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Mein Auto: e34 524td
Hey ! Greetings form Latvia. Im driving with e34 524td 1989.y currently -535 831 kilometers
And here is my dirty lady. The pic was made at that day when i bought that car. I made made a big job to make that car to move. Changed head , 4 valves were hooked. Also changed pistons, piston rings, cluch, cramshaft and so on. Almost restored engine.

The forum is

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  #118  
Old 01-30-2011, 02:15 PM
1texjun 1texjun is offline
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Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Mein Auto: 2006 525i
Smile 1 Texjun

New member, I joined to learn how to reset the oil meter on my 2006 525i; the most difficutly part was rgistering. After searching, found a detail answer that was specific to my auto. Will try to reset tomorrow.
Looking forward to finding new friends and exchanging information and techniques.
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  #119  
Old 01-30-2011, 11:29 PM
walkerkenny walkerkenny is offline
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Location: US
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Mein Auto: BMW
hey thanks this was really helpful
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  #120  
Old 01-31-2011, 07:17 PM
dmvdmv dmvdmv is offline
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Location: wappingers falls,ny
 
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Mein Auto: 07 328i
hello

just bought 07 328i prem and cold weather packages
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  #121  
Old 02-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Denham Denham is offline
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Location: Calgary
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Mein Auto: 530I
New member

I live in Calgary, Canada. Currently drive '04 530i and have a 01 530i not currently drivable. Hoping to soon own a new 335xi.
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  #122  
Old 02-07-2011, 06:05 PM
CHARLES BUTT CHARLES BUTT is offline
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Location: canada
 
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Mein Auto: BMW538I/Corvette.
Smile First Bimmer

After spending 12 years in Germany watching Bimmers flying up and down the Autobhan
I finally found the one that I wanted a 535i. I know that I won't be able to fly up and down the Interstates. Just looking forward to the ride.
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  #123  
Old 02-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Wayout Wayout is offline
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Location: nj
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Mein Auto: 99,z3 & 07 x5
This is alsom

Hello new to your site, I came here on a bad start I am looking to solve a problem on my z3. Here's the deal I need a car to return to work after being off for 2 years. SO I was looking at small sports car's on ebay for the right one, looking at them all. I show my wife my dream car and the first thing out of her mouth was " like you can afford that" I bought a 1999 z3 with 43,000 miles on it, could not afford a 2000. WOW what an alsom car. I love it and the story goes on I bought my wife a 2008 serbring hard top convertable in 08, thats what see wanted. I could not stand the car, just did not like it. It was making some noises she did not like and telling me about them, what can I do I did not build the car. so 1/1/11 she decides to possible trade it in on something better. I GOT A GREAT IDEA since this z3 is such an alsom ride, electric smoth I took her to the BMW dealer 07 x5 LOADED, She say's you drive I will follow your wants. NO WAY I started test dirving made two turnes and said I want you to drive. She loved it and life is great. NOw I have two BMW's in the driveway. She is happy so I am happy. the problem I have with my z3 is I was teaching my daughter 15 to drive on the street, she has been driving my jeep since 7. Well she stoped and stalled the car and it will not start? Problem. any suggestion's? It starts with starting fluid I have no idea where the fuel cut off swith is, what ever you call it. I would also like to start this relantionship off with I am a JESUS FAN. That part is important to me. I am glad to join your club I will help in any way I can to other BMW fans. My expertize is in the insulation field, if any has questions about that. Don't use fiberglass. Thank you for having me and GOD BLESS.
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  #124  
Old 02-10-2011, 04:35 PM
Jesse Mendez Jesse Mendez is offline
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Location: Santa Fe NM
 
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Mein Auto: 1995 325i convertable
Won't start

I'd start with the fuel pump relay. Jumper the contacts with the 12 volt feed, listen for the fuel pump to run.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:36 AM
Wayout Wayout is offline
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Mein Auto: 99,z3 & 07 x5
Thank you Jesse, I will do that and advsie. Thank you and GOD BLESS.
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