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Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th April 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
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: 1,130
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: 216
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: 1,143
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: 221
Views: 28,256
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: 1,981
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: 4,856
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: 1,949
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: 3,229
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: 995
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: 4,772
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: 741
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: 3,565
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: 2,831
Views: 2,655,574
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: 821
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: 533
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: 2,831
Views: 2,655,574
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: 3,683
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: 14,831
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: 13,075
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: 1,914
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: 4,553
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: 3,733
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: 600
Posted By magisnyc
Reminder bump

Reminder bump
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th August 2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
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: 1,643
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: 600
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: 1,399
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: 1,399
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: 6,429
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: 3,897
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: 2,001
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: 3,244
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: 43
Views: 9,046
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: 1,768
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: 510
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: 510
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: 22,961
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: 510
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: 1,183
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: 1,710
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: 573
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: 10,084
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: 573
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: 2,364
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: 2,364
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: 2,364
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: 2,364
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: 2,364
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: 10,965
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: 7,117
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: 2,473
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: 2,473
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: 2,473
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: 2,473
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: 2,473
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: 7,930
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: 4,810
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: 4,810
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: 4,810
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: 1,325
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: 1,167
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: 4,810
Posted By magisnyc
Aug 13 would work for me too.

Aug 13 would work for me too.
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   22nd July 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By magisnyc
SQPA Car show - August 13th

SQPA Hosts 1st Annual Collectible Car Show « SQPA (http://sqpa.org/carshow.html)
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd July 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By magisnyc
How handy are you with a wrench? If you're not...

How handy are you with a wrench? If you're not the type to turn your own wrenches than any car you buy can end up costing you alot of $ in maintenance if you have to pay someone else to do it. Most...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st July 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,582
Posted By magisnyc
I imagine that this guy went to a BMW meet in his...

I imagine that this guy went to a BMW meet in his lightly modded 520 but commited the cardinal sin of having an M5 badge on his trunk. The attending guardians of the M5 bloodline quickly called him...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   14th July 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,831
Posted By magisnyc
I'd be up for this. I've done the back shocks but...

I'd be up for this. I've done the back shocks but need to do my front. We should start another thread about it.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   13th July 2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,831
Posted By magisnyc
I believe LSCMAN said it best with this one line:...

I believe LSCMAN said it best with this one line: "However this S62 rod wearout issue is likely the most common and preventable reason for catastrophic engine destruction."

A failed rod bearing...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th June 2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 40,741
Posted By magisnyc
Cold and rainy track day a few years ago... ...

Cold and rainy track day a few years ago...

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k455/magisnyc/LimeRock/Limerock_BMW2.jpg
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k455/magisnyc/LimeRock/Limerock_BMW.jpg
Forum: USA Northeast Forum   23rd April 2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By magisnyc
Where in Jersey are you? I'm in Bloomfield close...

Where in Jersey are you? I'm in Bloomfield close to Rte 3 or the Garden State
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   14th March 2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By magisnyc
You should get in touch with these guys and see...

You should get in touch with these guys and see if you get in on the buy:
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th March 2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By magisnyc
I dont think you mentioned how many total miles...

I dont think you mentioned how many total miles on the car, but if you haven't changed the fuel filter, then that would be a good place to start.

Also as Loomis suggested, clean the MAFs and see...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th March 2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By magisnyc
Thats too general a question with no other...

Thats too general a question with no other background data to get you any real answers. What condition is the rest of the car in? What other issues are you seeing?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th March 2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,864
Posted By magisnyc
Rte 378 in Haleakala, Maui

Rte 378 to Haleakala Crater in Maui, Hi. 10000 foot climb to top of volcano with nothing but hairpin turns.

I did this run in a minivan so I could imagine what it would have been like in a real...
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