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Thread: New Member POLL/Questions

  1. #376
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    18
    My Cars
    2005 BMW 645ci cab
    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com?

    I just did a general search for information regarding my new to me E38

    2. Why did you decide to join?

    It seemed to be the best forum site with members that kindly tolerated new member's questions even though the question might be an obvious and tedious one. There's nothing worse than joining a site and watching a newcomer ask an innocent question and see that person be blasted to bits by an mean-spirited, arrogant member.

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while?

    I definitely observed first before I posted anything

    4. If you "lurked", Why? Were we forthcoming in our help? Or did you feel perhaps not technically advanced enough to be involved in a conversation?

    My answer to Q2 is the reason. Also, the site and how it works is complex and isn't exactly user-friendly. For example, when one posts, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to monitor incoming replies without tracking the post back down again in the stream. Not follow up in a day or two and there's a good deal of posts to sift through to uncover yours again. I would like to have a special area that saves ALL your posts and all the replies to it. Furthermore, it would also be nice to cherry pick good posts that one wants to save for future reference. There's A LOT of good stuff here and it isn't always easy to find it and tag it to create your own personal groupings to suit your personal needs.

  2. #377
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    3
    My Cars
    1998 e38 740i (stock)
    1. I learned about BimmerForums.com by Google lingerie for advice on doing gasket repair to a 740i.

    2. I joined because I own a e38 and am either upgrading or restoring something

    3. Well I'm posting now, an hour after joining so...

    4. I looked around for a day or three before joining.

  3. #378
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    8
    My Cars
    2001 e38 740il
    Have a 01 e38 740il. Come on here for ideas and help. Decided to finally make an account. Would like to participate in discussions, but words only go so far. When can we add pictures?? Might give this up if it takes any longer.

  4. #379
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
    Posts
    1
    My Cars
    2017 740i
    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com? - Google searches to questions directed me here.

    2. Why did you decide to join? - Bought a 2017 740i (nicely equiped) and thought I should join as I owned a Pilot and an Accord and these forums are a big help.

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while? - Took two days.. does that qualify for an active poster?

  5. #380
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Austin tx
    Posts
    19
    My Cars
    90 735i
    1: how did I learn of bimmerforums?
    Google. Litterally typed in "bimmer forum" and this is where it lead me
    2:reason for joining?
    Well I got an old bmw and I needed to learn the car inside an out so here I am
    3:active poster or lurker?
    Active. I posted a few things my first couple days here then once I fixed my little issues (thanks to shogun every time) I haven't been as active but my need for more knowledge burns with the intensity of a thousand Suns as I get further into planning out this build I'm mustering up and everyone on here so far has been kind and helpful

  6. #381
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Vista Ca
    Posts
    23
    My Cars
    2001 750il Sport
    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com?

    Google search for something on my 97 740i many years ago.

    2. Why did you decide to join?

    I've owned many BMWs and now believe I found the best one yet. Wanted to post Pics of it.

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while?

    Lurking many years.

    4. If you "lurked", Why? Were we forthcoming in our help? Or did you feel perhaps not technically advanced enough to be involved in a conversation?

    Just ideas - answers to simple questions. Look at ride pics. BForums comes up lot in Google.

  7. #382
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Braselton Georgia
    Posts
    23
    My Cars
    740i 330i
    Learned about BF just by googling info about my car and this forum popped up every time. I've been active since I got here but this only my second of many post I plan on making

  8. #383
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Beaumont
    Posts
    7
    My Cars
    750
    Google question.

    Wanted help


    Dealership not helping.

  9. #384
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Suffolk, UK
    Posts
    3
    My Cars
    2005, BMW 740 I Sport,
    I had lurked on this and other site's, liked the response's to problem's, everyone is very helpful, so i joined.
    I hope i can help in a small way.

  10. #385
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    10
    My Cars
    01 740i, 91 318i vert
    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com?
    Searching for solutions to problems

    2. Why did you decide to join?
    To become interactive with the community and to ask questions about certain members' vehicles.

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while?
    Lurker

    4. If you "lurked", Why? Were we forthcoming in our help? Or did you feel perhaps not technically advanced enough to be involved in a conversation
    Had no reason to post until (see question #2).

  11. #386
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6
    My Cars
    1991 BMW 750iL
    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com?

    I Google searched like many to find a BMW forum. I typically find that brand/model specific boards are more helpful than those that have a ton of different cars

    2. Why did you decide to join?

    I found many answers that I was looking for by using the search. Shogun's responses and page were extremely helpful.

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while?

    I "lurk"

    4. If you "lurked", Why? Were we forthcoming in our help? Or did you feel perhaps not technically advanced enough to be involved in a conversation?

    A lot of my questions were those that I figured someone had asked before. I am a new owner of a 91 E32 750iL. Since its now classified as a classic I thought it'd be better for me to do some research before and after I bought it. I figured that most if not all questions would have been covered before. I am new to BMW, but not new to german cars. I am very fluent in Porsche.

  12. #387
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Port Jervis NY orange cou
    Posts
    6
    My Cars
    audi A4 , BMW 740il
    I have an issue with my new/old 740il and posted it up see if anyone had the same issue i had
    1. Google Search for BMW forums
    2. saw there are plenty of people on here and thought maybe i could find answers to my questions
    3. I posted a question as soon as i got approved also read a thread where someone recommend a company ECS Tuning where i have purchase some things for my Bimmer
    4. even tho im not a technical person when it comes to the BMW or Audi i own both and i did lurk around to get a feel for the forum, but tech or not if i feel i can help out on something that i have known or learned i would jump right in.

  13. #388
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Lithuania
    Posts
    1
    My Cars
    Bmw e38 740d
    Hi everyone. Im new in here and want to ask: does someone upgraded 5hp30 gearbox from e38? I need that she will be holding about 400hp and 1000nm, i am trying to search info somewhere about it, and now joined this famous club 😉🖒

  14. #389
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Bay Area, California
    Posts
    3
    My Cars
    2001 BMW 740iL
    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com?
    Good ol' Google

    2. Why did you decide to join?
    I felt bad in a way just lurking, getting free info and help and not being a member. Maybe I can contribute too. 😀

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while?
    I was a lurker. Hahaha 😂

    4. If you "lurked", Why? Were we forthcoming in our help? Or did you feel perhaps not technically advanced enough to be involved in a conversation?
    I was looking for info on wheels and spacers on Google. I found this site. I found excellent info here and now here I am. 🍻

  15. #390
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Sac. Ca
    Posts
    57
    My Cars
    2001/740i
    Good question lots of good answers my journey here first involved buying my first bummer 4 years ago I found this site from e38.org I lurked for a while gathering as much info as possible didnt quite have enough expertise to add input became a member to get to know the community that has been expert advise for the advid D.I.Yer thanks bunches saved me a ton in labor. 2001 740i 191k chain guide broke 3 days ago became a member today first response to my first post has already given me the confidence to tackle. Thanks again

  16. #391
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Laveen, AZ
    Posts
    3
    My Cars
    97 325i 98 740i 07 325i
    I follow the forum for a while. I decided to join after visiting multiple sites and forums, by far this forum has the most useful information so thatís why I join. I lurk just because most of the topics have already been covered. I do own 3 bummers a 98 740i 97 325i sedan and a 07 325i sport. Also I appreciate how you all monitor all the threads as most as possible to keep them about helping each other and bashing one what someone else is doing to the car. Semper Fi

  17. #392
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Fort carson colorado
    Posts
    6
    My Cars
    2000 740i m sport
    Found it looking for problems on Google didn't make an account untill I found a recent posting cause all the threads I was looking at last postings were from 2013 so didn't know what was up. Became a member because there's a huge amount of info and knowledge here every problem I have encounters someone else here has and it usually gets figured out or at least ideas of where to start and test not just throwing parts at it. Not to much side tracki ng or thread jacking. Can't stand when people are arguing over something that has nothing to do with what's it's about while I try to solve problems

  18. #393
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    18
    My Cars
    2000 740il
    I recently ,(1 yr ago), bought an 2000 e38, for project restoration. So far bimmer forums have helped me the most.
    I havr learnt alot with this car, so im hoping my experience can help others. I decided to join because its only fair i contribute as well and not just "lurk".

  19. #394
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Carlsbad NM
    Posts
    1
    My Cars
    2003 BMW 760LI
    What does the c7 on a 760 stand for?

  20. #395
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Cocoa Beach Florida
    Posts
    297
    My Cars
    2001 BMW 740i
    Hi Jake: Glad to have the opportunity to finally answer a question. 1.) Surfing through web for answers to questions about my 2001 740i obtained in 2006 (approx 200,000 miles) and ran across the site.
    2.) I really liked the people willing to share their knowledge and wanted to learn as much as I could and pay it forward if I could.
    3.) I don't know if I was an active "poster" or an active "leacher" in the beginning? I'm sure I lurked around a lot.
    4.) Everyone was very nice to help out and things have gotten a lot more clear with the DIY videos these days. Some are amazing; even I can mimic their professional work.
    5.) I was away for many years until I recently relocated, became retired and had more time to spend on the site. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Jerry Scholder; 05-05-2018 at 09:30 PM. Reason: add mileage

  21. #396
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    5
    My Cars
    1973 Gt Veloce
    Hey everyone, Leo from Greece here 😊

    1. How did you learn of BimmerForums.com?

    Searching for info regarding an E38 purchase.

    2. Why did you decide to join?

    This seemed the best place to be in (BMWwise)

    3. Were you an active poster right away or did you "lurk" around and watch for a while?

    I got here yesterday lol...

    4. If you "lurked", Why? Were we forthcoming in our help? Or did you feel perhaps not technically advanced enough to be involved in a conversation?

    I like reading and learning things...if I see a topic I can be useful I will participate for sure!!

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