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Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   18th March 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,157
Posted By SleeperE39
OK - Test time. Bluetooth plugged into my...

OK - Test time.

Bluetooth plugged into my office stereo - power on.
Using SONGZA
GS3 bluetooth off.
GS3 bluetooth ON - connects automagically to music receiver.
Play music - works through BT...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   14th March 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By SleeperE39
Great news! Strange that... I would think that...

Great news!
Strange that... I would think that the aux fan would kick in regardless of A/C pressure. Mine works in the winter - no A/C on.
If the coolant needle is anywhere near 1/2 way that aux...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th January 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,488
Posted By SleeperE39
30 minutes of Idling? Really? Quite possibly...

30 minutes of Idling? Really? Quite possibly the worst thing you can do for the car in terms of wear.
Best way to warm up the engine is DRIVE it - low rpm and light loads until it warms up....
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   15th November 2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,781
Posted By SleeperE39
If your not in a hurry - then start from the...

If your not in a hurry - then start from the Skyline Drive out of Front Royal.
This turns into Blue Ridge Valley Parkway.
Google it.
On google maps - enable terrain to see that it follows the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   5th November 2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By SleeperE39
I've witnessed that behaviour once on my car - it...

I've witnessed that behaviour once on my car - it was pretty funny.
Only funny because it didn't occur the next time I started the car.
Not so funny if every-time you drive the thing is possessed....
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th September 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By SleeperE39
This is what happened to my tires - GCC with ~...

This is what happened to my tires - GCC with ~ -1.8, -2.0 degrees

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--JMeiVSkdPo/UJgpTak-7dI/AAAAAAAAE-8/wqBj618Y0L0/w452-h803-no/P1180538.JPG
Toe was ~ 0.1...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th July 2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,157
Posted By SleeperE39
I've wondered about this, but was hesitant as I'd...

I've wondered about this, but was hesitant as I'd want at the very least APT-X support, and some kind of decent output level.
Not many bluetooth devices list their analog DAC type, or the output...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th May 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 38,555
Posted By SleeperE39
You think?? I posted this a while back when...

You think??

I posted this a while back when I replaced the aux fan for the first time.
It's insulation breakdown due to high current.
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   14th November 2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,781
Posted By SleeperE39
I've commented on this before. The way I look...

I've commented on this before.
The way I look at it - you have a car that you enjoy driving. Why limit this enjoyment to only 6-8 months a year?
Drive it, use it, and move on when it is all used...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th August 2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,545
Posted By SleeperE39
rao - Timmay's setup with the cooler right...

rao -

Timmay's setup with the cooler right at the throttle body(s) is the best from a response point of view. It has the shortest intake tract from the supercharger to the throttle bodies.
F10...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   23rd August 2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,545
Posted By SleeperE39
No axe at all. Just curious as Tim has been...

No axe at all.
Just curious as Tim has been more than kind to spend the time to post up his modification adventures for us all to view, lurk, or comment.
I wish him all the best and hope that...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   23rd August 2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,545
Posted By SleeperE39
So you aren't going to tell us how super...

So you aren't going to tell us how super efficient your post charge Air to Water to Air to Water to Air to Water (too many) cooling system is?

Seems crazy that they don't really tell you what...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th April 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 124,526
Posted By SleeperE39
If you had a low mass thermocouple in there with...

If you had a low mass thermocouple in there with a good 100Hz refresh you would have a good idea of how quickly the intake air temperatures can change. I shoved a small thermocouple just before the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th April 2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,936
Posted By SleeperE39
Parking in Paris - on the street? Really? ...

Parking in Paris - on the street? Really?
Exhibit A - Ford Commercial - Posted on Autoblog April 20th (http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/editpost.php?do=updatepost&p=2303994)


Valet - anywhere?...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th March 2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,851
Posted By SleeperE39
Something wrong with this car though - can't...

Something wrong with this car though - can't quite think....

Oh yeah - It's not enveloped in a cloud of tire smoke and going ridiculously sideways.

Or is the white widebody too pretty to abuse...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th December 2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By SleeperE39
I've only been running the -2 degrees front...

I've only been running the -2 degrees front camber since October. So not many miles on the tires.
I don't think there will be too many issues with wear from the camber.
Toe may be another issue -...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th December 2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By SleeperE39
I am running e90 M3 Replicas - just cheap wheels...

I am running e90 M3 Replicas - just cheap wheels with good rubber - Bridgestone RE-11's.
I had Volke TE37's on my previous car - but with all the stuff I wanted to do with this car - couldn't...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th December 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By SleeperE39
GC Coilovers with Camber Plates Dropped a bit ...

GC Coilovers with Camber Plates
Dropped a bit
275's all around on 19x9.5's ET+20...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th December 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 124,526
Posted By SleeperE39
Great Looking Kit. Would be great to see inside...

Great Looking Kit.
Would be great to see inside the plenum - how the charge cooler works in there?
I really like the short intake tract. Throttle response should be very good.
Are there any...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st December 2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,470
Posted By SleeperE39
The child anchors actually bolt solidly down...

The child anchors actually bolt solidly down using a spacer that is felt lined.
They really don't touch anything.
There are plastic covers there, but they aren't the source of noise.

I had the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th November 2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,825
Posted By SleeperE39
Sweet: ...

Sweet:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r6He4s1yffE/TQu7ZPwjePI/AAAAAAAADmM/_PFbugOmEQ4/s800/P1050897.JPG

Axxis Ultimate for the street - OK - but terrible in the rain for initial application....
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   23rd November 2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,064,218
Posted By SleeperE39
Some of the Timmayfest Participants ...

Some of the Timmayfest Participants
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--5Tjdi_WF5Y/TsxmgXwSDDI/AAAAAAAAEVc/K2BxCaPel-0/s800/IMG_3802.JPG
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th November 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,883
Posted By SleeperE39
The M5 has to push the boundaries of being an...

The M5 has to push the boundaries of being an everything car.
It has to be an ultimate luxury car to compete with the contemporary luxury cars.
It then has to offer sporting performance to within a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   2nd November 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 51,844
Posted By SleeperE39
This is what happens when you have too much scat...

This is what happens when you have too much scat in your diet?
Is it treatable?
It is amazing to me that someone exhibiting symptoms of a grand mal seizure can keep a vehicle on the road.
Scat...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th October 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 51,844
Posted By SleeperE39
Some Static Pictures - Not nearly as good as...

Some Static Pictures - Not nearly as good as dynamic pics though.
2001 - Jet Black - fast even when standing still.
Clean - but only for a couple minutes.
3 pics only?...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th September 2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 74,278
Posted By SleeperE39
Don't know if I'd want to use compressed air to...

Don't know if I'd want to use compressed air to clean the holes.
I had replaced the valve cover gaskets earlier as I did have a small oil leak that would pool in the spark plug holes.
Cylinders 1-4...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st September 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,064,218
Posted By SleeperE39
Great turnout!

Great turnout!
Forum: Canadian Forum   10th August 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,221
Posted By SleeperE39
2011 - Saturday August 27 GTA Cottage Country Loop

For the last few years BMWNTHZST has been kind enough to host local M5 meets.
While these meets are great and we get a chance to meet other enthusiasts and see other M's, there is one component...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th July 2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,110
Posted By SleeperE39
DSP off? That's a given since Timmay's stereo is...

DSP off? That's a given since Timmay's stereo is completely replaced.

Go firechicken - go! :M5launch:

Damn - VitaliyM5 - You edited your message making mine non-sensible.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   14th June 2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 60,037
Posted By SleeperE39
Tarrono (with the silent t) Ahh - Good 'ol...

Tarrono (with the silent t)

Ahh - Good 'ol wikipedia Toronto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_Toronto)

Pronunciation

The stress is on the second syllable; with careful enunciation...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st June 2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,675
Posted By SleeperE39
From my experience - the MAF reading is a very...

From my experience - the MAF reading is a very good indicator of how well the car is running.
Another easy way is 3rd gear pulls from 80-120kph on a level surface.
From a steady state 80kph time...
Forum: F10 M5 Discussion   16th May 2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 106,533
Posted By SleeperE39
Looks like the engine is far enough back to be...

Looks like the engine is far enough back to be considered a FM type arrangement.
Intake tract looks to be VERY short so that should mean great (for FI) throttle response.
Forum: F10 M5 Discussion   15th March 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 119,181
Posted By SleeperE39
If your intercooler is large enough the charged...

If your intercooler is large enough the charged air will actually return to be ambient temperature. All depends on the design.
For example - I had a car with a side mount intercooler where the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   17th November 2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By SleeperE39
Did my change a while back while replacing the...

Did my change a while back while replacing the valve cover gaskets - so good access.
Replaced as my old one was allowing the temp gauge to get close to the first 1/3 mark.
Yes - I did replace all...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th September 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,076
Posted By SleeperE39
Pics look too cartoonish with all of the...

Pics look too cartoonish with all of the processing.
Power lines are distracting.
The car though as others have stated is very nice - but I can't say I like the pics.

Have to get some dynamic...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th August 2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,635
Posted By SleeperE39
I think the stickers add more HP than the actual...

I think the stickers add more HP than the actual filters.

For some actual tests of "REAL WORLD" filter comparisons - I think this reading is mandatory.
Bob's the Oil Guy - Filter Comparison...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   24th June 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,189
Posted By SleeperE39
Rental car was a slushbox - so I didn't have the...

Rental car was a slushbox - so I didn't have the engine braking of a manual with fairly high compression engine assisting.
On the e39 @ the track - I run the ST-40's up front with PFC-01 pads -...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th June 2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,550
Posted By SleeperE39
That plug is missing some important parts. ...

That plug is missing some important parts. Pretty amazing.
Hope that you can just replace them with some NGK's and fire the engine up. The missing pieces amount to a fair amount of metal though.
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th June 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 121,685
Posted By SleeperE39
All I have to say about your widebody objection...

All I have to say about your widebody objection is DTM (http://www.dtm.com/). Form follows function.
Did you not listen to Pontiac?

The issue I take with this widebody build is that the end...
Forum: Canadian Forum   2nd June 2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By SleeperE39
That's really unfortunate. I was looking forward...

That's really unfortunate. I was looking forward to it.
I was hoping that more people would be interested in actually DRIVING their cars - and an event like this would be fun.
While I enjoyed the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th May 2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 96,999
Posted By SleeperE39
I question whether or not the e39 M5 is a valid...

I question whether or not the e39 M5 is a valid choice to turn into a track car.

Take for example the weight.
At around 1720kg - it is not a lightweight for sure.

These road cars would not be...
Forum: Canadian Forum   20th April 2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By SleeperE39
Another from Kensai Racing for Mosport - BIG...

Another from Kensai Racing for Mosport - BIG TRACK
Mosport while a really high speed track is pretty gentle on brakes and tires.
You should be able to get 200+ km of track time per day.
Been to a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th April 2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,040
Posted By SleeperE39
Sterling Gray fastest? Beg to differ - Why do...

Sterling Gray fastest?
Beg to differ - Why do you think its called JET black?

My MAFS started around 80-95 when I got the car. Very slow.
Hole in the exhaust near the leading O2 bung turned out...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th February 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,503
Posted By SleeperE39
Gun to my head type of force? No! None of...

Gun to my head type of force? No!

None of my complaints are dealbreakers.
These are little things that could be improved to make a better car.
Most of them are things like "I can't believe this...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th February 2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By SleeperE39
Like the diffuser. Ditch the amber tails ...

Like the diffuser.
Ditch the amber tails
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-dE8HP12lYA/Sodzemp8XWI/AAAAAAAACHk/XcwNX71FFG8/s800/P1020502.JPG
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th January 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 121,685
Posted By SleeperE39
How many HP do you get for each sticker? I...

How many HP do you get for each sticker?

I think one item is missing - the uber handbrake, so you can makes dos kewl drifts!

I think a single 10" won't cut the mustard with no deadening and...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th January 2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 121,685
Posted By SleeperE39
Don't get it. Let's rip out 20lbs of sound...

Don't get it.
Let's rip out 20lbs of sound deadening material and add 50lbs of sub and amp and wiring to compete with the added road noise.
Strange.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   5th December 2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 46,214
Posted By SleeperE39
For interest sake - here are the before and after...

For interest sake - here are the before and after pics.
Before:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-dE8HP12lYA/SxhdAJbR27I/AAAAAAAACZ8/D8gEgY96JeU/s800/P1030969.JPG

After:...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st September 2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 2,740,747
Posted By SleeperE39
Mesh wheel - 19x10 - about 25lbs or so. NAD4 ...

Mesh wheel - 19x10 - about 25lbs or so.
NAD4
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-dE8HP12lYA/Snr9jWRqKMI/AAAAAAAACAc/g4Swdpjgts4/s800/IMGP9627.JPG

Of course the wheel look changes with offset - in the above...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th August 2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,746
Posted By SleeperE39
Have the N3000's on right now - stock stagger...

Have the N3000's on right now - stock stagger with 19". Came with the car when I bought it.
They are cheap for a reason - LACK OF GRIP.
Positives - they are fairly quiet, decent in the rain,...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st July 2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By SleeperE39
Suspension is ALL about compromises. I'd love...

Suspension is ALL about compromises.
I'd love to have the Magnetic Selective Ride Control Suspension like in the CTS-V, and ZR-1.
With 4000lbs to haul around, you can only do so much.
Having the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th July 2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 22,203
Posted By SleeperE39
#1 issue - search is too limited. In number of...

#1 issue - search is too limited. In number of characters, and boolean operators. There are far too many important 3 letter abbreviations to NOT be able to search them.

Other than that, having...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th June 2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 38,555
Posted By SleeperE39
For your viewing pleasure Auxiliary Electric...

For your viewing pleasure
Auxiliary Electric Fan not working? Check the wiring.
The break was in the right side wheel well behind the splash guard.
If the fuse is good, then you may need to...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th June 2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 38,555
Posted By SleeperE39
Fan works great - turns out it wasn't required. ...

Fan works great - turns out it wasn't required.
Problem was the +12V and DC common wires were burned badly

They were conducting JUST enough to get a reading on a multimeter - so that's how I...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   2nd June 2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,534
Posted By SleeperE39
I think I'll start a thread with more pics and...

I think I'll start a thread with more pics and more info.
Didn't want to hijack a thread where a cooling issue seems to be DME related.

The wire fried in the right front behind the foglight. ...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th May 2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 80,173
Posted By SleeperE39
Ditto - What he said. Another happy camper. ...

Ditto - What he said.
Another happy camper.
Now onto the chirping bird inside my dash.
Thanks M5board! Another few $$ saved.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th February 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,682
Posted By SleeperE39
Thought I'd chime in on this old thread. MAFS...

Thought I'd chime in on this old thread.
MAFS read 90 L/hr in 3rd.
When I replaced both leading O2 sensors, the car threw a code.
Put the old O2 sensors back in, cleared the codes, and everything...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   5th December 2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,981
Posted By SleeperE39
My thoughts on a "winter beater" - either you are...

My thoughts on a "winter beater" - either you are a car enthusiast, or you are not. What exactly is a seasonal car enthusiast?

Most of my comments will not apply to those who have multi-car...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st September 2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 27,285
Posted By SleeperE39
Update - Aug 27, 2008 - The BEAST returns (Sort...

Update - Aug 27, 2008 - The BEAST returns (Sort of)
Got the car back from the dealer - Budds' BMW in Oakville.
They are an authorised DINAN dealer - so I could get my software reflashed in the DME...
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