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Freakin BMWs

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by pissedoffsol, May 8, 2007.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    pull the ecu fuse next time :D

    anyway, thats the first i hear of this happeneing (ie, not a common problem). sucks :(
     
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    LSacuragirl90 Get the Point

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    My boyfriend wants a BMW and put a ls1 in it
     
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    LSacuragirl90 Get the Point

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    cant wait to see if he really does it
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Yamaha Engineers, hard at work to design the 2008 R1:

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    yay:mellow:
     
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    ^^^HAHHAHAHAHHAHA i dunno why... but yeah.
     
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    Your ignition costs the same as my civic did :ph34r:
     
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    german enginering?!?
     
  11. K2e2vin

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    Any car that uses an alternator :p
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    thats what i was thinking.

    hey blanco, how is the ef doing since the accident?
     
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    They'll run until the system drains then inevitably it will die. It won't cut out right away though, there's still a charge being held.
     
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    Just wondering, what year is your car? My sister's BF is a BMW specialist, and he says the E36 generation has the most problems(non-engine related).

    Also, my cousin that passed away a year ago, had a 92 or 93 325i. The interior was pretty much falling apart(door panels zipped tied on, rear windows didn't work, the console display thing didn't work, sunroof didn't work, trunk wouldn't close, ABS wasn't working all the time, etc.). When he got hit from the side, his front seat mounts actually came loose; which made him fly backwards and pretty much cut off his right foot. Aftermath of his beemer(the hubcaps are not his btw):
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    Might want to prepare for almost anything falling apart.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Is that the accident that he died in ?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Yea. It was two of my cousins in there; driver was 19, and the passenger was 14. The ABS probably could've saved his life, but that wasn't working all the time(he hydroplaned, then slide maybe about 100ft before getting t-boned by a Toyota van).
     
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    WWWWWWWWWWWHA !?! My god.

    I drive all the time without power windows / locks / ABS / heat / seats / tires and wheels and I'm fine.
     
  18. K2e2vin

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    Well, you're probably more experienced that he was. His first car was a 96 Explorer XLT(5l EFI V8), and he got the Beemer to replace the Ford because the transmission blew on the Explorer. I've driven both of the cars, and the Explorer does help an "unskilled" driver.
     
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    The seat thing should point to us all how important seats are in even mild accidents.

    The BMW was unfit for the road.

    Your friend was going REALLY fast to slide like that, and still not shave off enough speed to make the collision survivable.

    That said, I'm sorry to hear that. Are those the names in your sig ?
     
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    Yes, that's them.

    According to the police report, he was going 55 in a 45, and so was the van going the opposite direction. Most of the sliding happened in the mud btw. The marks are still in the median(dirt/mud median instead of concrete; he pretty much hydroplaned onto the median).

    And you'd be suprised how far you can slide from locking the brakes.

    <-Slid my old CRX a good 100-150ft(100mph) in dry weather. Fire hydrant stopped me.
     
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