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Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   9th September 2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
Posted By Sauvage
price line of 5000$, depends on if you prefer...

price line of 5000$, depends on if you prefer performance or aesthetics. for show, wheels and exhaust. if performance is your concern, dinan stage 3 suspension or full coilovers. a full alignment and...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   17th August 2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
it's difficult to get accurate dyno results...

it's difficult to get accurate dyno results lately in central TX since it's been 100+ everyday for several months, once conditions improve i'm sure numbers will surface
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   12th August 2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
/shrug, i just build the cars. performance...

/shrug, i just build the cars. performance decision and numbers were researched by streetking and cody, they probably have spreadsheets of comparison data for all the parts available
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   12th August 2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
correct

correct
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   12th August 2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,627
Posted By Sauvage
secondary cats are not normally monitored, only...

secondary cats are not normally monitored, only primary
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   12th August 2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
he has an equal length header now, not really...

he has an equal length header now, not really stock but not the uneven long tube headers from before
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   10th August 2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,577
Posted By Sauvage
very nice addition, looking forward to seeing it...

very nice addition, looking forward to seeing it around. let me know when you get it back, want a ride in it once it's broken in


oh and let me know if you need it serviced, i'll treat it as well...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   6th August 2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Sauvage
the fluid requirements are per BMW technical...

the fluid requirements are per BMW technical documentation 9.8quarts (9.3L) for a fluid replacement service including filter change. the 12-13L includes that, draining the engine and oil cooler...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   6th August 2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By Sauvage
thanks for the information about that plates,...

thanks for the information about that plates, wasnt aware thats how the registration worked and one of the other cars had an even lower number (think it was 2472) but it makes sense.
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   6th August 2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By Sauvage
hello kitty edition? (is the 17111 on the...

hello kitty edition?


(is the 17111 on the plate a serial number or registration number? hard to imagine it meaning only 17000 registered cars)
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   5th August 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Sauvage
all engines leave residual oil in varying...

all engines leave residual oil in varying amounts. baffles in the oil pan, cavities throughout the block and heads, pockets in the top end and valvetrain, etc
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   5th August 2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,627
Posted By Sauvage
congrats on getting the package, you were right...

congrats on getting the package, you were right about it arriving while you waited. too bad it didnt arrive earlier so I could hear it when you brought the car to me. to anyone who hasn't seen/heard...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   5th August 2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Sauvage
a fresh engine takes much more. 12.5 to fill...

a fresh engine takes much more. 12.5 to fill Streetking's engine after replacement and just short of that for Cody's. during a service it's 9-9.5
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   4th August 2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By Sauvage
the S85 VANOS system is different from anything...

the S85 VANOS system is different from anything BMW has used before. to some extent the rattle clicking is normal due to a very high oil pressure system and also the mechanical drive, no longer are...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   2nd August 2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By Sauvage
scores are totalled similar to SAT scores....

scores are totalled similar to SAT scores. positive count for you, negative against, no score doens't count either way. if a customer forgets or chooses not to reply, it is recorded as incomplete and...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   2nd August 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By Sauvage
yes and no, this is offtopic of the OP's thread...

yes and no, this is offtopic of the OP's thread but if a dealer screws up, they get a bad score they deserve. sometimes dealers get bad scores because there was no coffee waiting for a customer or...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   1st August 2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By Sauvage
as many have said this is a common problem we've...

as many have said this is a common problem we've seen with comfort access systems. the best thing I can say (from a deler employee point of view) always record your mileage when you drop off the...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   30th July 2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Sauvage
Elite Motorsports ...

Elite Motorsports (http://www.elitemotorsports.com) on the northwest side of Austin
American Racing Technology (http://www.americanracingtech.com) buda south austin area
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   25th July 2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,991
Posted By Sauvage
the notes posted are accurate depending on the...

the notes posted are accurate depending on the model and which windows are in question. the front windows of en E60 should only require a hold at lower limit for 2-3 seconds followed by hold at upper...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   24th July 2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sauvage
1L per 750 miles on engimes with more than 6000...

1L per 750 miles on engimes with more than 6000 miles is acceptable with bmw. drastic but claimed acceptable
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   23rd July 2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sauvage
true the early S62 engines using the 10W60 loved...

true the early S62 engines using the 10W60 loved to burn oil. the later ones with 5W30 not as much, havent seen any large comsumption issues wth thw S85 yet but losing 0.1L isnt uncommon
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   23rd July 2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Sauvage
that's true but consider that many of our engines...

that's true but consider that many of our engines use a 100K mile spark plug interval. the newer motorsport and turbo engines a considerably shorter interval while still being too long to some...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   23rd July 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sauvage
you get billed for 10L of oil, some dealers just...

you get billed for 10L of oil, some dealers just pour in the 10 and ship the car. while suggested service fill volume is 9.5 with filter change the actual fill capacity changes per car. some will...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   23rd July 2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Sauvage
the S85 typically gets plugs replaced around...

the S85 typically gets plugs replaced around 37000miles (59546km)
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   22nd July 2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By Sauvage
let me know if I should clear part of my schedule...

let me know if I should clear part of my schedule for another striker engine install... but if not, keep working on him until he folds and orders it
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   20th July 2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By Sauvage
no offense was intended, i've only heard the ones...

no offense was intended, i've only heard the ones i've seen in the shop and this was the first ASR i've come across
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   20th July 2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By Sauvage
agreed w/ RPI was too loud (personal opinion),...

agreed w/ RPI was too loud (personal opinion), good call on the change Cody. after hearing SW's car with the exhaust I'd agree with the sound, surpasses Dinan and RPI for sound quality.
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   16th July 2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 29,977
Posted By Sauvage
just read through the whole thread (newer member)...

just read through the whole thread (newer member) and I'll also say really sorry to hear of the situation BMW has created for you. from the viewpoint of a master tech for a BMW dealership I don't...
Forum: USA South BMW M Forums   13th July 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By Sauvage
(-.-) i'm working on it

(-.-) i'm working on it
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   10th July 2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
Yeaeven though the interior is new, everything...

Yeaeven though the interior is new, everything else is reused, i've switching over everything I can from our original engines to the stroked just to be safe. Water pump, vanos pressure pipe, lateral...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   9th July 2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By Sauvage
The N63 powerplant has already moved to the...

The N63 powerplant has already moved to the F01/02, next the E70. The S engine will be different but likely based on the N63. Either way it should be a monster, the new V12 is staged to overcome AMGs...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   9th July 2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
Who ever gets SW's and Cody's cores are lucky to...

Who ever gets SW's and Cody's cores are lucky to have new engines, both had very low mileage and were broken I'm right
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   9th July 2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By Sauvage
BMW models always run 7 year cycles with the...

BMW models always run 7 year cycles with the Motorsports models usually following 2 years after model introduction. Expect the new 5 for 2011 and the M by 2013
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   5th July 2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
It's the stock unit, just removed during the...

It's the stock unit, just removed during the upgrades in progress
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   4th July 2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 38,547
Posted By Sauvage
BMW NA has experieicned similar cutbacks. sales...

BMW NA has experieicned similar cutbacks. sales down etc, all warranty labor paid was reduced by 25-30% effective 01 Jan 09 then each month they've continued revision of warranty labor guides to...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   3rd July 2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   1st July 2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
Would have to agree, the elastiokinematic...

Would have to agree, the elastiokinematic suspension design has always been there to improve comfort for the driver by absorbing road harshness. Comfort is inversely proportional to performance in...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   1st July 2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
Odd you ask, Cody's car is under my my knife now....

Odd you ask, Cody's car is under my my knife now. Brought it into the OR last night and began removal this morning.
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   30th June 2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By Sauvage
404 - significant other not found. All the good...

404 - significant other not found.
All the good models seem to be either already leased or on backorder lately
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   30th June 2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
What a nice offer though I'd bet he expects a...

What a nice offer though I'd bet he expects a return offer once the snails are installed
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   26th June 2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
that or he likes to keep me busy exchanging parts

that or he likes to keep me busy exchanging parts
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   25th June 2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 201,434
Posted By Sauvage
I take your cars apart...I install your stroker...

I take your cars apart...I install your stroker engines too
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   24th June 2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
there's a phone in Austin with video made while I...

there's a phone in Austin with video made while I was pulling a certain stroker equipped pig M5 through the shop monday morning. not sure how it turned out but I know there was one made...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   22nd June 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
agreed, I always expect to see HREs on anything...

agreed, I always expect to see HREs on anything associated with SW and for it to sit too low for my lift arms to access it. i'm sure she enjoys it even with stock kit
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   20th June 2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
after replacement the engines are filled with...

after replacement the engines are filled with factory 10W60 TWS. the engine is filled with the same from the factory though at that time it has a very large dose of green dye for leakchecking. if you...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   19th June 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
I removed his uneven length long tube headers and...

I removed his uneven length long tube headers and installed a set from Dinan that are modified stock even length headers with primary catalyst removed. SW knows more about the numbers but it was said...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   18th June 2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
that's just wrong but so funny at the same time....

that's just wrong but so funny at the same time. i've been reminding him since he picked it up tofollow the run-in and not break it. I just finished it, don't want to have to repair it already
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   15th June 2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
with everything still fresh from having just...

with everything still fresh from having just completed an install I agree that some people could complete it in 3 days. I generally spend more time on major engine work checking over my work so it...
Forum: E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion   15th June 2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 129,632
Posted By Sauvage
I asked the exact same thing when the car was...

I asked the exact same thing when the car was dropped off. was afraid to move it until i knew if it would break or disable something.
this was our second stroker kit installation, and sadly I did...
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