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Happy 05-31-2022 07:28 PM

What did you do to / for your E53 today??
 
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Originally Posted by Bdc101 (Post 1221042)
I used to drive cars with fartcans when I was a kid and thought it was cool. And I love racecars and if I ever get that FD RX-7 that I someday hope to daily drive, I will probably put a fart can on it too.

Fartcans… :bustingup

The FD RX-7 is an amazing machine! One of my favorites for sure! You have good taste!! :thumbup:

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Originally Posted by Bdc101 (Post 1221042)
But now that I am an adult, nothing makes me madder than my neighbor's kid and his friends, who are Diesel Bros, who love to sit outside in their fartcanned F-250s at 9pm just idling and checking their phones. All. the. time.

“Diesel Bros” :lmao:

I bet those are straight piped. There is one around my way. When it passes, I swear I’ve got my ear directly on the turbo fan. LoL..

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Originally Posted by Bdc101 (Post 1221042)
I fully recognize how dumb I was as a kid... I was pretty dumb. But I just don't remember ever being that dumb.

I don’t think you or any enthusiast is dumb (per se). When we’re young we think some things are cool, while other might find it obnoxious. LoL..

In 1999, I finished my 88’ Civic Hatchback. I had a 98’ B16B engine with Spoon upgrades. It ran on race gas, and had a 10,000 rpm redline. It had headers and a 2 1/2” stainless steel mandrel bent exhaust. Very far from a fartcan. But I am 100% sure that in the late 90’s, what sounded like an orchestra to me, was nothing but a nuisance to some. But it sure was fun smoking Corvette’s and SS Camaro’s in that little beast!

andrewwynn 05-31-2022 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by nick325xit 5spd (Post 1221012)
One of my life regrets is not taking better care of my ears, especially while racing.

I would (and still) put earplugs in when going to bars. Friends would tease me and I would ask: "is that loud to you?" They would always answer yes. My reply: well (because I protect my ears), well it's literally twice as loud to me. (I can hear at least 10dB better than most adults and prob 20 (4x as loud) as people will minor hearing loss

Happy 05-31-2022 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by andrewwynn (Post 1221044)
I would (and still) put earplugs in when going to bars.


Definitely..! The nightclubs I visited back in the days, for sure added to the damage to my ears from my Military service, and the obscene amount of bass and treble I had in most of my vehicles. :doh:

Bdc101 05-31-2022 07:58 PM

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In 1999, I finished my 88’ Civic Hatchback. I had a 98’ B16B engine with Spoon upgrades. It ran on race gas, and had a 10,000 rpm redline. It had headers and a 2 1/2” stainless steel mandrel bent exhaust. Very far from a fartcan. But I am 100% sure that in the late 90’s, what sounded like an orchestra to me, was nothing but a nuisance to some. But it sure was fun smoking Corvette’s and SS Camaro’s in that little beast!

Very cool, I bet that sounded glorious! I was a Toyota guy myself (I had a series of MR2s) so in the early 2000s I looked down my nose at Wrong-Wheel Drive Hondas. But my attitude changed after I drove a few of them and especially after I helped a friend fix up an '87 CRX Si that he had hit a deer with. Now I find myself yearning for the Hondas of my youth. I've actually been looking for another first-gen CRX Si in good enough condition to daily drive for a couple of years now, with no success. All the great cars of our youth are disappearing. It's very depressing.

Happy 05-31-2022 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Bdc101 (Post 1221046)
Very cool, I bet that sounded glorious! I was a Toyota guy myself (I had a series of MR2s) so in the early 2000s

All the great cars of our youth are disappearing. It's very depressing.


Indeed, mini F1. BUT…. 95’ MR. TWO… FIRE.!!

I look at this way, “things come, and go”. But for now, the E53 is killing it for me! Who’d ah thunk’it..? LoL..

nick325xit 5spd 06-01-2022 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by andrewwynn (Post 1221044)
I would (and still) put earplugs in when going to bars. Friends would tease me and I would ask: "is that loud to you?" They would always answer yes. My reply: well (because I protect my ears), well it's literally twice as loud to me. (I can hear at least 10dB better than most adults and prob 20 (4x as loud) as people will minor hearing loss

I have a weird combination of good hearing and tinnitus. It makes the teenager repellent devices that some asshole stores like to use very uncomfortable for me.

Don't strap into a race car without earplugs, kids. It's a bad idea.

nick325xit 5spd 06-01-2022 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Bdc101 (Post 1221042)
I used to drive cars with fartcans when I was a kid and thought it was cool. And I love racecars and if I ever get that FD RX-7 that I someday hope to daily drive, I will probably put a fart can on it too.

But now that I am an adult, nothing makes me madder than my neighbor's kid and his friends, who are Diesel Bros, who love to sit outside in their fartcanned F-250s at 9pm just idling and checking their phones. All. the. time.

And who think that their modern diesels (all 2010 or newer) require 25 minutes of warm up every morning at 7am. So loud I can hear it in every room in my house.

I fully recognize how dumb I was as a kid... I was pretty dumb. But I just don't remember ever being that dumb.

I just don't understand all the idiots who think their vehicles require 20 minutes of idling to temperature. That's also really common with E9x M3 guys, who think that they are protecting their bearings doing that.

andrewwynn 06-01-2022 09:55 AM

Takes 5 min. of research to find that it's better to drive slowly than to idle to heat up a car. I read a study GM did in the 80s. That was the result. (even in cold climate where you want cabin heat; that doesn't build fast at 6hp (idle) your much better off driving.

Bdc101 06-01-2022 09:57 AM

I was able to finally find some time with my new (old) laptop to get BMW scanner working. When I went through this two years ago, wpoll and OldSkewel and others had great patience with helping me try to get it working. But I was happy to find that getting it to work on this PC was very easy. My last PC had lots of driver issues.



I also found a way that I hope will keep the FTDI drivers from being blown away by Windows updates on my Win10 PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-d...tes-windows-10


I will report back in a month or two with the results. Previously I would have to reinstall the proper FTDI driver every week or two.

nick325xit 5spd 06-01-2022 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by andrewwynn (Post 1221063)
Takes 5 min. of research to find that it's better to drive slowly than to idle to heat up a car. I read a study GM did in the 80s. That was the result. (even in cold climate where you want cabin heat; that doesn't build fast at 6hp (idle) your much better off driving.

You would think people would figure it out, but no....


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