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Old 12-31-2012, 08:19 PM   #291281
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idk if this would interest you guys, but this is the cockpit view off to Japan from Ankorage in a 747 in comparison to Germany to California in the new Airbus A380. The 747 video was taken in 2011, and you can see how ancient the cockpit it compared to the A380, which is interesting since they only realistically update everything for the passengers, and not the pilots

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #291282
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:28 PM   #291283
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and self elitism
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #291284
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #291285
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They drive really well. Smoother and peppier than M54s. Later ones are better than earlier ones.
Early heads had issues with oil flow to lifters (similar to M52s and some M54s) but later ones got updated lifters and then updated heads. Early head bolts were also prone to breaking.
The Valvetronic system is probably the most unreliable part, especially the eccentric shaft sensor. Requires taking the valve cover off to change it, which is a lot more annoying than an M50-series motor, but not the end of the world.
Thanks! All in all, would you say more reliable than the M54/6? That Valvetronic issue sounds like the VANOS seal issue in terms of complexity and annoyance lol Is it a maintenance thing or something that goes out?

Do you know about the 4.8?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:41 PM   #291286
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Thanks! All in all, would you say more reliable than the M54/6? That Valvetronic issue sounds like the VANOS seal issue in terms of complexity and annoyance lol Is it a maintenance thing or something that goes out?

Do you know about the 4.8?
At this point, I'd say it's about the same. Probably goes longer in between CCV changes, but Valvetronic adds more complexity. The sensor just has to be changed when it goes out. It'll cause stumbling issues and/or limp mode like a bad DISA.

Don't have much experience with the 4.8.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:06 PM   #291287
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At this point, I'd say it's about the same. Probably goes longer in between CCV changes, but Valvetronic adds more complexity. The sensor just has to be changed when it goes out. It'll cause stumbling issues and/or limp mode like a bad DISA.

Don't have much experience with the 4.8.
Ah ok. Thanks!

I know my mom is probably wanting the V8 and my dad wants fuel efficient. And I'm not sure a 3.0L-6 is up to the task of hauling around a big grocery getter


...fast enough My dad has becomes really interested in the X5 the last two weeks I guess a friend of his got one and he liked the look of it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:23 PM   #291289
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Ah ok. Thanks!

I know my mom is probably wanting the V8 and my dad wants fuel efficient. And I'm not sure a 3.0L-6 is up to the task of hauling around a big grocery getter


...fast enough My dad has becomes really interested in the X5 the last two weeks I guess a friend of his got one and he liked the look of it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #291291
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I suggested it but it got instantly shot down because of the tarbos. I'd like a diesel without a question.
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What did Best Buy ever do to you?
Good thing Best Buy isn't a forum sponsor or MachRC might ban me again.
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lol it's funny how when BB became popular, they didn't care that they drove a lot of little electronic stores out of business, but when Amazon became popular, they cried about how Amazon had an unfair advantage.

BB is the worst electronic store. I hope they go under.
Yeah, they do rather suck at everything. Pricing, service, and selection are all mediocre to poor, but I guess when you make $20 on a $6 part you can suck at a lot of things.
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That's amazingly well done, so much so I feel slightly sick right now.
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Because diesels are heavy and don't make much power, compared to their gasoline equivalent. Americans use most light trucks and suvs like passenger cars and want to go fast, which power does.
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Because diesels are heavy and don't make much power, compared to their gasoline equivalent. Americans use most light trucks and suvs like passenger cars and want to go fast, which power does.
Unlimited torks+range+better mpg is better than hurrdurr powaaaaa in a 4500 lb truck

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