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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By tripman630
+1 to what Joe said. These are all getting harder...

+1 to what Joe said. These are all getting harder to find. If I had the budget and that car was in Texas I'd buy it. Texas has less saturation of clean, older BMWs compared to California and the east...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By tripman630
In the E39 wiki theres some good articles on LSx...

In the E39 wiki theres some good articles on LSx swaps, you might find that answer in there honestly. I just started perusing through them. LSx swap is way beyond my skill set currently however. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By tripman630
For just some added perspective, that's not that...

For just some added perspective, that's not that bad. The early 2k modular ford 4.6L V8 in the mustang GTs are putting down mid 250s

There are some videos of tuners with FI setups on their m54s...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By tripman630
For just some added perspective, that's not that...

For just some added perspective, that's not that bad. The early 2k modular ford 4.6L V8 in the mustang GTs are putting down mid 250s

There are some people videos of people with FI setups on their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By tripman630
Why spend all this money to create a faux M5? I...

Why spend all this money to create a faux M5? I too recently bought a high mileage sport 5m/t 530i. The car isnt going to be fast, ever. Dont waste money on mods.

This is not a mod friendly car,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-03-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By tripman630
Sadly "lifetime" fluid isn't a thing for just...

Sadly "lifetime" fluid isn't a thing for just BMW, other domestic brands like Dodge use it too.
Coincidentally they also use a ZF transmission.

Would I be able to get the car up high enough on...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-27-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By tripman630
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-26-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By tripman630
Do you still have these available?

Do you still have these available?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By tripman630
Do you still have these?

Do you still have these?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-17-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By tripman630
I have the Sensatec seats and so Ive been using a...

I have the Sensatec seats and so Ive been using a faux leather cleaner on Amazon. "TriNova Faux Leather and Vinyl Cleaner/Conditioner" I'm a fan so far, brought my dingy seats back to life and made...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-14-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By tripman630
You're also making the assumption I'm telling him...

You're also making the assumption I'm telling him to pull a fast one on a private sale. He could choose to trade in as is for trade in value to pay less sales tax.
How he would hypothetically get...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-14-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By tripman630
Honestly I don't know your situation, but if its...

Honestly I don't know your situation, but if its a base s28i and the repair cant be performed soon, I wouldn't drag it out.. don't dig yourself further into a hole, I'd just get rid of it. It may...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-14-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By tripman630
Its more than likely an issue with the oil feed...

Its more than likely an issue with the oil feed line going to the turbo. I had this exact issue happen while under extended warranty coverage.
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-24-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By tripman630
A lot stiffer, but it also really tightens up the...

A lot stiffer, but it also really tightens up the feel of the car. Sits where it feels like it was intended.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By tripman630
Yes, mine is lowered 2" on a set of BC Racing...

Yes, mine is lowered 2" on a set of BC Racing coilovers
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-18-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By tripman630
JB quick tuner for me was a good choice, cheap -...

JB quick tuner for me was a good choice, cheap - simple and fairly noticeable difference. Just a 5min install. Adds 3-4lbs of boost over OEM.
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-26-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,050
Posted By tripman630
+1 for same symptom. Hardly gets cold here, but...

+1 for same symptom. Hardly gets cold here, but just was an issue
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-11-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By tripman630
I have this exact same symptom after 2 years....

I have this exact same symptom after 2 years. Typically its just 3 quiet knocks that seem to originate near foot well. Only hear it upon putting the car into drive/reverse, never again during normal...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-18-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,592
Posted By tripman630
the AWD (2.8 or 3.5) both have hydraulic power...

the AWD (2.8 or 3.5) both have hydraulic power steering, the sdrive has the electronic servotronic
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-12-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,872
Posted By tripman630
Loving all these lowered posts Mine too is a...

Loving all these lowered posts
Mine too is a pavement queen lowered 2" sitting on 18 staggered wheels. 245 front/275 rear
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-24-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By tripman630
I drive the snot out of mine. I love this car to...

I drive the snot out of mine. I love this car to death. I think it will be the next pinned for "older bimmer" especially if you have a nice one with the Valencia orange. BMW already bastardized the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-23-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By tripman630
E84 X1 Complete Vehicle Training Manual

Ran across this while looking on another source. Just wanted to share if anyone might need or be interested in it.
I'm not much of a wrench but I try to research and learn what I can.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-21-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By tripman630
I took it to the dealership just this past Sat...

I took it to the dealership just this past Sat after scheduling an appointment. All for them to tell me I'm still SOL to have it remedied. "I have to wait". Last time I tried was about this time last...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-21-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,781
Posted By tripman630
Mine was turbo oil line as well. Exact same...

Mine was turbo oil line as well. Exact same symptom after car sat for extended period, and only when it sat.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By tripman630
I still need to get one of those adapters for me...

I still need to get one of those adapters for me soon.. :(

http://www.realoem.com - can look up specifically by VIN, and it should be under trim section

or I also found this one from another...
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