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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,126
Posted By Joe-BMW
Lightweight lithium ion car battery options.

I was being sarcastic. Of course Iíd like to lose 30lbs and buy a $1000 battery all to make my Porsche (which I donít have) faster!

Seriously though, to each his own. All the money I have pissed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,126
Posted By Joe-BMW
I think I would rather lose 25-30lbs than spend...

I think I would rather lose 25-30lbs than spend >$1000 on a battery!!

How you doin @seemyad?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Joe-BMW
Do your homework on the tranny fluid change. ...

Do your homework on the tranny fluid change. Drain and refill not a flush. Drop the pan and inspect the bottom for metal shaving when you open it to change the filter. Order new gaskets. I put...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Joe-BMW
Nice, I didn't know you could get an X3 in a...

Nice, I didn't know you could get an X3 in a stick? Had to be a special order by the PO.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Joe-BMW
I'll text you later this morning.

I'll text you later this morning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Joe-BMW
I can't believe you are asking this question...

I can't believe you are asking this question Howie! There is little financial gain in selling it as you referenced and I remember when you got it and how proud you were. At this point, it is purely...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,287
Posted By Joe-BMW
Thanks Sam. Thanks, on my scanner,...

Thanks Sam.



Thanks, on my scanner, what category should I select to scan for this? Not engine I assume? I'll do it when I leave work and let you know the code.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,287
Posted By Joe-BMW
Ok, happy to say the E39 will be going into the...

Ok, happy to say the E39 will be going into the shop. I decided to "donate" the work to our local Vocational High School. I met with the teacher and the students this morning and they are sourcing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Joe-BMW
Thanks. I did get a custom fit E39 seat cover for...

Thanks. I did get a custom fit E39 seat cover for the back. For the Maserati, I went with a quilted padded hammock style from Amazon. Pretty cheap. I also got door covers from weather tech. Not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Joe-BMW
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The other reason why I refrain from driving a car thatís new to me this time of year is the increased likelihood of flying rocks and asphalt. Friend of mine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Joe-BMW
Which Software To Use?

Ha! Maserati is great. Itís been in the shop the last three days getting ceramic done. Iíve only been driving it on the weekends as this time of year blows to get a new car in Boston. Roads are all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Joe-BMW
Iím sure youíre doing a great job. Canít wait to...

Iím sure youíre doing a great job. Canít wait to see it and hear all your doing to it. Even if they neglected it, it can be rewarding (and costly) getting it right. If you posted your to do list,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Joe-BMW
Which Software To Use?

If you are doing a video for Ryan it must be sweet! You lucky bastard. .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Joe-BMW
I have no idea, but I want to see some pictures...

I have no idea, but I want to see some pictures of your M5!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Joe-BMW
My guess would be the 5th pin has something to do...

My guess would be the 5th pin has something to do with a touring model and which may have a second release button in the car. Just a guess.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Joe-BMW
Looking good my friend! I second the love of...

Looking good my friend! I second the love of this group and the resourcefulness and respectful members here. They have taught me a ton, including you @seemyad on getting my audio improved and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,857
Posted By Joe-BMW
Been a while since I added something to this: ...

Been a while since I added something to this:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2014-bmw-m5-6/

This might be the last M5 ever with a 6-speed. Too bad I just bought the Ghibli, but I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,857
Posted By Joe-BMW
Been a while since I added something to this: ...

Been a while since I added something to this:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2014-bmw-m5-6/

This might be the last M5 ever with a 6-speed. Too bad I just bought the Ghibli, but I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,682
Posted By Joe-BMW
I posted my unfortunate experience with the last...

I posted my unfortunate experience with the last order and removed my comments while umnitza made it right. Just following up that they stepped up and minimized my losses.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Joe-BMW
Correct, it's advertised as designed by Maserati...

Correct, it's advertised as designed by Maserati and built by Ferrari. I am sure this helps marketing wise.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Joe-BMW
Youíve seen my E39 ...

Youíve seen my E39

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/b7a3ba514ea4d224148672be9c34c0bc.jpg
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Joe-BMW
Ceramic Coating

Thanks. This is a quality place that did many things to my E39. He said it will take two days. The next process up the scale is the gold $3000 job and the Platinum is $10,000. The more money the more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Joe-BMW
Ceramic Coating

I could have sworn there was a detailing forum here but couldnít find it on my phone.

Iím agonizing over doing it or not. I would go with the 5 year Ceramic Pro which includes multiple coats and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Joe-BMW
Ghibli engine is designed by Maserati and built...

Ghibli engine is designed by Maserati and built by Ferrari. That's what the literature says. It's a twin turbo V6.

ē The perfect combination of four-door luxury and sporting performance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Joe-BMW
2003 540iA M-Sport vs. 2017 Masertati Ghibli SQ4 Review

Well, as most of you know, I now have both. I have been driving both but predominantly the E39. I thought it would be interesting to post my observations between German engineering and Italian...
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