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Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th May 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By magisnyc
I used the Mediabridge system from Bavauto -...

I used the Mediabridge system from Bavauto - https://www.bavsound.com/Device-Integration/

Installation was pretty easy and they have videos on their site to walk you through in case you have any...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   30th March 2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By magisnyc
Anyone going to Englishtown Apr 3?

I signed up for the road course at Englishtown this Sunday April 3. Figured it would be a good way to start the spring. I know its not the greatest course but its fairly close to home.

Anyone...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   16th March 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By magisnyc
Dice Ipod unit for BMW - $60 (NYC)

Used Dice Electronics unit to integrate ipod / aux sound into your BMW. Was installed in 02 M5 with DSP M-Audio system. Steering wheel controls and dash display worked fine.

Does NOT have...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   14th March 2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By magisnyc
Just to bring closure to this thread and to all...

Just to bring closure to this thread and to all who contributed, it was the starter. The wire that goes from the terminal into the body of the starter had completely shorted out. Looking at the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th March 2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By magisnyc
Correct. I stuck a test light into the plug...

Correct. I stuck a test light into the plug making sure I can see it through the windshield. Then went inside and cranked the key. Light only came on when key was cranking and not in any other...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th March 2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By magisnyc
Just checked and I did have power at the black...

Just checked and I did have power at the black wire while cranking so it looks like it is the starter.

Thanks to everyone who responded. The pictures were really helpful too.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th March 2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By magisnyc
I just looked under the dash and for the life of...

I just looked under the dash and for the life of me I dont see the white clutch switch connected to the clutch pedal. I thought my car was completely stock but is it possible someone removed the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th March 2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By magisnyc
Starter relay or clutch switch?

Just came back from a very short drive (<3 miles) and parked my car crooked. Tried to restart to straighten out but car didn't crank. There were no clicks from starter. All lights/chimes/radio/AC...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   29th February 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,193
Posted By magisnyc
Wow! Had no idea of the size and mix of cars. ...

Wow! Had no idea of the size and mix of cars. Can drive the M5 one week and the muscle car the next. Just have to make sure I give them a good wash first!

I signed up for the message group so I...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   29th February 2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 49,193
Posted By magisnyc
How was the turnout today? Will the next one be...

How was the turnout today? Will the next one be in the same location?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th January 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,507
Posted By magisnyc
I just installed this to use Blutooth with my...

I just installed this to use Blutooth with my Galaxy S5. Calls and bluetooth speaker mode sounds good. I also plug an ipod into the USB cable (dont keep music on my phone). Titles display on...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th April 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By magisnyc
Adding 100hp to a tired motor can lead to more...

Adding 100hp to a tired motor can lead to more problems. Always better to build on a solid foundation or you will be doing it twice.

That's why I ask what are the weakpoints that should be taken...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th April 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By magisnyc
Supercharger planning

I'm starting to do research as I consider putting in a SC. I'm curious as to what other prep must be done before installing.

For example, are rod bearings, vanos, tensioner, CPS, etc, mandatory...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st July 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By magisnyc
Engine whine/static over DICE unit

I have an older DICE unit hooked into my 02 with M-Audio. I now hear alot of engine whine when my ipod is connected. Engine whine is usually because of a bad ground but all the cables are plugged...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   28th March 2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By magisnyc
what about interior/leather? I badly need detail...

what about interior/leather? I badly need detail work on a couple of my vehicles so please let me know your rates.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th November 2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 52,538
Posted By magisnyc
Nice write up - definitely bookmarked for future...

Nice write up - definitely bookmarked for future reference.

I don't see much said about the wiring. What are you using for instrumentation? Do you have all aftermarket gauges in the dash or did...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th September 2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,226
Posted By magisnyc
So how does the m3 compare to the m5?

So how does the m3 compare to the m5?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th August 2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,783
Posted By magisnyc
People who know the car respect it for what it...

People who know the car respect it for what it is. I say take it up to the track and whip some exotic ***!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th August 2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By magisnyc
Curious as to how much the repair quote was for...

Curious as to how much the repair quote was for that? Quarter panel, trunk, bumper cover, tailight... anything else damaged that we cant see in the pic?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th July 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,723
Posted By magisnyc
Maybe you got a bad kit? Is there a place you...

Maybe you got a bad kit? Is there a place you can even get struts tested?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th May 2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By magisnyc
Do you have a lot of keys on your keychain? I've...

Do you have a lot of keys on your keychain? I've seen the ignition switch go bad on some cars when there was alot of weight hanging off the key ring.

When you say power cuts off, are there any...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st May 2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,447
Posted By magisnyc
If Lugnuts is right, I actually ran out and...

If Lugnuts is right, I actually ran out and bought my M5 when I found out I had a little one on the way. After only looking at M3s, I was able to justify it to the Mrs. by claiming it was a 4 door...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   2nd April 2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By magisnyc
You should have changed the center bearing at the...

You should have changed the center bearing at the same time. It would have the same number of miles/wear as the guibo so probably needed replacing as well.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st April 2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,286
Posted By magisnyc
The bar looks like it was from a coil spring...

The bar looks like it was from a coil spring removal tool.

It would be very helpful if you did post the diameter of the pipe you used and what type. I imagine exhaust tubing is too thin as...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st March 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,953
Views: 2,904,516
Posted By magisnyc
5 years, 207 pages and countless pics... and...

5 years, 207 pages and countless pics... and there are still a surprisingly low number of wheels that look better than the stock 65s.

Great thread and thanks to Iconoclast for starting it and...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th March 2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By magisnyc
What are you saving it for, the next owner? Get...

What are you saving it for, the next owner? Get out there and put some miles on that thing!

I use mass transit so sadly I dont get to drive nearly as much as i'd like. But i'm sure the roads are...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th March 2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By magisnyc
Check out the thread below. Should answer all...

Check out the thread below. Should answer all your questions.


http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/99612-picture-request-pss9-suspension-installation.html
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   18th February 2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2,953
Views: 2,904,516
Posted By magisnyc
http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/ef28d1827...

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/ef28d182758011e292eb22000a1fbd89_7.jpg

Anyone have more info on this setup? Any shots of this car from a different angle?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   3rd February 2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,271
Posted By magisnyc
I swap my keys with the seasons. One key has a...

I swap my keys with the seasons. One key has a hard metal keychain that I use in the winter when I'm wearing a coat or jacket. My other key has a soft leather keychain for when wearing shorts. ...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   18th November 2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,519
Posted By magisnyc
All gone? I can imagine all the dunes washed out...

All gone? I can imagine all the dunes washed out over Ocean Parkway. Are the roads closed to all traffic?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,528
Posted By magisnyc
Not as much damage as I was expecting. Depending...

Not as much damage as I was expecting. Depending on what insurance offers you should buy back and part the car out - if you have the space and patience to deal with that.

Looks like a nice...
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   22nd September 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,983
Posted By magisnyc
Nice companion for the M5

This would be a nice companion for an m5 owner when you want something smaller to whip around in.

Unmolested, low milage 2004 G35 Six-speed with factory Brembo brakes. Non-smoker adult owned.
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th September 2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,026
Posted By magisnyc
I always thought those fuel injector cleaners...

I always thought those fuel injector cleaners were worthless except for the occasional tank of bad gas or something minor. For a truly proper cleaning the injectors had to be removed and put through...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   13th September 2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,231
Posted By magisnyc
Glad you're on the other side of the country. ...

Glad you're on the other side of the country. Otherwise I'd tell you it sux and get rid of it!

I've only seen one other m5 with a red interior around here so I was feeling kind of special until...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   15th August 2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By magisnyc
Reminder bump

Reminder bump
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th August 2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By magisnyc
I don't know if I agree with the not reliable...

I don't know if I agree with the not reliable statement. I've had mine since 2007 and haven't had anything really fail on it (but to be fair I don't drive as often as others). What I will agree...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th August 2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By magisnyc
Out of curiosity, why are you pulling the engine?...

Out of curiosity, why are you pulling the engine? Upgrade or repair?
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   2nd August 2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By magisnyc
Aug 19 Car show in Queens, NY

http://sqpa.org/2nd-annual-sqpa-coll...-car-show.html (http://sqpa.org/2nd-annual-sqpa-collectible-car-show.html)

Last year’s inaugural show was pretty good. Open to all makes/models/years. ...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   2nd August 2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By magisnyc
I dont think I'll be able to make it Sunday.

I dont think I'll be able to make it Sunday.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   24th July 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By magisnyc
I should be free either of those days. What...

I should be free either of those days. What route did you have in mind?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th June 2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,307
Posted By magisnyc
I used a couple of pieces of that foam matting...

I used a couple of pieces of that foam matting that go together likd a jigsaw puzzle under the 2 seats I have in the back. Something like this: Jigsaw Puzzle Mat | Rubber Flooring Tiles | Puzzle...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st May 2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,245
Posted By magisnyc
I'm not surprised how it did in the head on...

I'm not surprised how it did in the head on crash. Most new cars do rather well on that test. But I have some doubts how well the Smart Cars (and all these new smaller cars) would hold up to a full...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd May 2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,209
Posted By magisnyc
You wonder what would have happened if he didn't...

You wonder what would have happened if he didn't spin out while he still had the sense to pull off the track. He could have kept going thinking it was just a minor mistake and went on to have a more...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st May 2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,800
Posted By magisnyc
I did my first track day at Limerock, CT in a...

I did my first track day at Limerock, CT in a cold rain. Best driving experience I could have had. Really educated me to how well the car handles in the rain. Turns that I would have thought to...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   2nd May 2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,424
Posted By magisnyc
Kind of sux to hear that you're not happy with...

Kind of sux to hear that you're not happy with the PSS as I have a brand new set in the box waiting to be installed. And I'm pretty sure the streets in Northern California are alot better then the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th April 2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By magisnyc
I did not know Englishtown had a road course. How...

I did not know Englishtown had a road course. How long has that been there? Was this a special event or is it open all the time?

Edit:
Checked the website to answer my own question -...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th April 2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By magisnyc
Parts are on order so it will get done but its a...

Parts are on order so it will get done but its a question of timing. If its not something critical then I'd like to hold off on the work for a couple of weeks. Time is a scarce commodity for me these...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th April 2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By magisnyc
Took a short drive and temp went as high as 80...

Took a short drive and temp went as high as 80 then dropped back down to 78. It did seem to take a long time to warm up but it did get there. It was low speed local driving so that could be why it...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th April 2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 25,639
Posted By magisnyc
That after years of working on a variety of cars...

That after years of working on a variety of cars with no fear, making one mistake on the M5 will lead to catastrophic, $uperexpensive repair bill.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th April 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By magisnyc
Question Code 69 - must change T-Stat?

Just got a code 69. What's the lifespan of the Thermostat? I've read many of the post regarding changing the stat and not looking forward to doing the job. I've ordered all the parts but just...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st March 2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By magisnyc
What happens to those cars? Are they destroyed...

What happens to those cars? Are they destroyed by the manufacturer/insurance company? Sold to auction as salvage titles?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th March 2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By magisnyc
If anyone actually buys a GT500 to drive on the...

If anyone actually buys a GT500 to drive on the street, I wonder how much the insurance would be. After a few years of premiums you would probably be paying the price of another car.

The real...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   21st March 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By magisnyc
Looks like they need to find a new meeting place.

Looks like they need to find a new meeting place.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st March 2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,103
Posted By magisnyc
Congrats! I like when people hold on to cars...

Congrats! I like when people hold on to cars that long. My neighbor has a e46 325 with over 500000 miles on the body (1 engine change).

Out of curiosity, what original parts are still on your...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   16th March 2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By magisnyc
Sore details would be helpful. Location? Time?

Sore details would be helpful. Location? Time?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th March 2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,834
Posted By magisnyc
I dont plan on dropping it too much. I thought I...

I dont plan on dropping it too much. I thought I saw 5mm recommended for the rear. Should I just buy a couple of different spacer sizes at the time I order the kit or are 15mm/10mm a safe setting...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th March 2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,834
Posted By magisnyc
I pretty much decided that coilovers were the way...

I pretty much decided that coilovers were the way to go. I thought of turning up the stiffness on the Koni's but it makes no sense to do all that work and not change something. I'm leaning toward...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th March 2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,834
Posted By magisnyc
275-35/18 Pilot Sport on the rear. Just...

275-35/18 Pilot Sport on the rear.

Just checked and there are no signs of scraping on the passenger side. No signs of sagging or leaning on either side.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th March 2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,834
Posted By magisnyc
I'm assuming that it must be a weak spring...

I'm assuming that it must be a weak spring because I already changed the strut. There was no visible defect to the springs when I did it 4 years ago. What else could it be? Everything else on the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th March 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,834
Posted By magisnyc
Question Get new springs or go coilover?

Occassionally my rear tires scrape when hitting a small dip in the road. Obviously the problem is much worse if I have any passengers. Its done this since I bought the car and the first thing I did...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st January 2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,224
Posted By magisnyc
If you're willing to spend 8000 on a new car,...

If you're willing to spend 8000 on a new car, then I would pay the 7000 for the rebuild - providing your car doesn't have any other major issues.

The problem with buying a used car are the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th January 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,867
Posted By magisnyc
I've been a "car guy" for many years, way before...

I've been a "car guy" for many years, way before the internet. I visit dozens of different forums and can honestly say, that regardless of how some people feel about the changing demographics of M5...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   17th October 2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,865
Posted By magisnyc
Only $20 each if we get just 5 people. Not bad...

Only $20 each if we get just 5 people. Not bad price to work indoors on a lift, especially as its getting colder.

Really appreciate Furry for bringing this up and doing the legwork to find a...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   12th October 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,865
Posted By magisnyc
Which day is this happening? Did a location get...

Which day is this happening? Did a location get decided yet?
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   24th August 2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,865
Posted By magisnyc
Bored, so i started listing the work that people...

Bored, so i started listing the work that people need done with Excel. We can use to coordinate.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   24th August 2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,865
Posted By magisnyc
Did someone say they had access to a shop with a...

Did someone say they had access to a shop with a lift?
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   19th August 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,865
Posted By magisnyc
What kind of work do people need to get done? ...

What kind of work do people need to get done? Would give an idea of how much could get done in a day.

For example, I need to redo my front suspension (been delaying for a while now). If...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   18th August 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 129
  E39 For Sale: 01 e39 m5 parting out 60k
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Posted By magisnyc
Need the headlights and brackets. I'll be in...

Need the headlights and brackets. I'll be in queens today and on Sunday if you respond by then. I also sent you a mail from my work address about the engines.

Thanks.

Jerry
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th August 2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,941
Posted By magisnyc
Bimmerule, Did you change your centerlink...

Bimmerule,

Did you change your centerlink too? That seems to be the one part you have touched yet.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   7th August 2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,647
Posted By magisnyc
I'm actually in Jersey and would meet everyone in...

I'm actually in Jersey and would meet everyone in Englewood Cliffs.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   31st July 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,647
Posted By magisnyc
I'm in for the 14th. I prefer an early morning...

I'm in for the 14th. I prefer an early morning run.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   30th July 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,647
Posted By magisnyc
Just realized I can't make Sat Aug 13th - there's...

Just realized I can't make Sat Aug 13th - there's a car show in Queens I'll be attending (SQPA Hosts 1st Annual Collectible Car Show « SQPA (http://sqpa.org/carshow.html)).

I'm good for Sunday or...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th July 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By magisnyc
From the description i think its worth looking...

From the description i think its worth looking into further. Owner seems to average 6,000 miles a year but based on some of the mods listed, those may be 6000 hard miles. Take one of your mechanics...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th July 2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By magisnyc
How long was the car in the shop? Could it be...

How long was the car in the shop? Could it be you've been away from your car so long that you don't remember exactly how it felt?

Also, if the battery has been unplugged for a long time, doesn't...
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   24th July 2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,647
Posted By magisnyc
Aug 13 would work for me too.

Aug 13 would work for me too.
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