found the above from a bmw e39 website.
I am curious about adding approx 100 more HP to car, but wondering if
this will be reliable? Has anyone here done this? Should I look at
taking any precautions for cooling the engine with this?
I already know (it's a very common complaint) the cooling systems in
E39 are mediocre at best. This is what concerns me. The dealer just
put in a new radiator.
It's this or I'm getting a Kawasaki vulcan 2000 or Honda vtx 1800.
I'm in Houston, TX. During summers it hot as hell here!!
Very humid (usually 90% or more) and hot (usually over 100 F). This
is approx 37 C.
Is that hot enough for you??
ps. so no one has seen superchargers on BMW? I'm really leaning
towards motorcycles now. I don't want to mess up my engine!!
Of course - but we only use it top down when stopped in traffic. When the
temps get over about 90, there's a magic button BMW has provided on the dash
which erects the top.
If you have to ask, I can't explain it to you!
First, because when the top is up it's much like a coupe and second, BMW
won't sell any car in the U. S. without A/C. As a matter of fact, the new 1
series cabrio has a special top down mode for the climate control system.
Hugh, you really need to experience American heat and humidity for yourself
so you wouldn't have to ask such questions. Try Houston, New Orleans or
Washington, DC in July for starters.
I know - I used to live in FL - small town called Apopka to the then NW of
Orlando - now swallowed by urban sprawl.
Just wanted to josh you all a bit. Last time I was over there I had a Camaro
conv and hardly had the hood down - I wanted a hard top but one wasn't available
and I didn't want the sebring conv but it did have more trunk space than the
Sir Hugh of Bognor
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