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#1 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 09:47 PM
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Hello to all
Just purchased a 2001 525i. Don't know exactly what I'm doing and could use a few pointers. Fell in love with the car the minute I saw it, but must admit that she is the first high performance vehicle I have ever owned (drove a 98 Chevy Cavalier previously). Any helpful tips you can give me would be great. I am concerned mostly with how to keep her going for many years (she has 38000 miles) and how to make minor horse-power increases. Would greatly appreciate any knowledge that you could share. thanks
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there are a few things you can do like a cold air intake, or a performance filter, you can modify the computer chip, get a new exhaust, these things are minor hp increases. if you want to keep it running just do your regular maintainance with a little extra care and it should run great


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there are a few things you can do like a cold air intake, or a performance filter, you can modify the computer chip, get a new exhaust, these things are minor hp increases. if you want to keep it running just do your regular maintainance with a little extra care and it should run great
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thanks for the tips and checking into performance filters as we speak
just learning how to use the site as well
by the by, nice rims
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What a big change...Cavalier...BMW!! Don't be alarmed when you drive over bumps & it don't sound like the front wheels are falling off. Your not in the air, just in a BMW. Anyone who has driven a cavalier can tell you, the only time its not rattling is when it's air borne off a cliff.
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how right you are!
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