5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Yeah I would like to see this forum move in the DTMPower direction but I won't force it. Although, we often do se many questions, although redundant ones, about moddifying their cars. i.e. rims chips CAI. No big deal. There are more mod threads in the e36 section if you feel so inclined.
Originally posted by DWNG715@Dec 19 2004, 06:48 AM BMW REPAIR!?
I mean come on now? Do that many BMW's breakdown? or are people just not taking care of their car.
Can we talk about moding our cars? or how fast we did a 0-60?
just trying to change it up.
A. It all depends on how you look at it; I suspect some don't know how to take care of their cars for many reasons such as lack of tech. ability; no time to do so and the list goes on. Others spend most of their driving habits watching over gauges, listning to unusual sounds and trying to figure out the problem/s.
B. Yes BMWs do break down just like any other car; what sets them apart from the rest is a question of "reliability" and we did cover that it details not too long ago. In sum: reliability is a relative term depending on the car in question i.e. 2 guys bought 2 identical 540 models today, 0ne with 20K the other with 220K which one is more reliable? as such their priorities and understanding of reliability may differ. I suspect the 2nd guy likes to see his car idling or his wheel bearings rolling before moding his bimmer. I trust you get the point.
C. Surely we can talk about anything in this forum (0-60) post it and someone will see a reply to it.
My 2 cents
Originally posted by ///M Power@Dec 19 2004, 06:51 AM Yeah I would like to see this forum move in the DTMPower direction but I won't force it. Although, we often do se many questions, although redundant ones, about moddifying their cars. i.e. rims chips CAI. No big deal. There are more mod threads in the e36 section if you feel so inclined.
This is your forum and please feel free to post any good power threads, you will not be forcing anything on anyone. As you said no big deal.
Originally posted by billB+Dec 19 2004, 03:24 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billB @ Dec 19 2004, 03:24 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BeelZibub@Dec 19 2004, 12:31 PM People generally don't mod a 5 - why play with perfection???
Here goes then - I put a K&N induction kit on my 523i but all it does is make it sound damn cool (and I think maybe drip a bit of oil on my MAF).
Erm and that's about it - for now.
If I dare to say I don't like your K&N kit, you will be unleashing your armada of "true British fonts caps locked" making Fallojah look like a picnic so I take the fifth.
As I said Bill it doesn't really make a difference other than the induction whoosh you get as you go past 3000rmp - So personally I think it was a waste of £100, but you live and learn don't you.
gentlemen, if you have questions about moding your cars just ask, lets face it bmw does set a standard in engineering excelence but its still a product of engineering (even tho its german i.e. the best) and so it must fail every once in a while, no ones perfect but yeah bmw better than the rest lol..
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I for one am usually interested in repair questions because I am not rich. I bought a great used 525 touring for a good price, but I can't afford to pay someone else alot of money to fix it. So my new used BMW has become my new hobby as I learn to do all the maintenance and most of the repairs. I only want to take it to the shop or the dealer when I absolutely can't fix it myself. And leaving it stock for now is all I can afford.
I do enjoy listening to you rich guys talk about all the mods you are throwing money at.
Maybe someday I'll be able to join you in wasting money to go 0-60 a couple seconds faster. Till then I'll just revel in the great feel of cruising down the interstate smoothly and comfortably at 80mph in an absolutely great piece of automotive machinery.
Well, this is the 'tech/HELP' section, which is why there is probably more help questions than anything.
I've got a Mustang for playing with, but my BMW is my car to put gas in and drive, not make a race car out of.
I would like to drop the front end maybe an 1" or so, but any money for performance parts isn't best served going to a wagon.
From what I've seen, most people are looking to tap the knowledge of those who've been down these roads before and know of any quirks that we may run into. I've kept mine up fine and done my fair share of wrenching on it, but finally decided to register because I'm beating my head against a wall, can't get parts right now, and don't want to just throw parts at a car when some of y'all probably have the answers or some good advice.
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Personally i would not put K&N on a BMW, it would have to be somethin that is proved that works well with BMW-for example a Dinan Cold Air induction kit.
Beelz, could you post some pics of your induction kit?
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