too cool temps in the winter

Kerry Griffith i2k at
Tue Feb 21 20:41:50 EST 2006

Thanks Phil. I do have a (fairly) good independent shop, but they seem 
to lose patience and interest with certain things, such as small(ish) 
pressure losses.
I've been told that there's actually someone good at the dealership 
these days, and I've got to go in for the rear speakers, a.k.a. rear 
fire danger, so I thought I'd give them a whirl for the the first time 
in many years.

The MTFS is only months old, but I don't know about the WGFV. I'll 
search the archives and Bentley on that, and I suppose I should find 
the time to build a pressure tester and see if I can find it before 
paying money I can ill afford.

Thanks for the very sound advice.

Best Regards,

P.S. Even with the boost loss I had no problem out-accelerating my 
neighbor in his E430 with an impromptu drag race (very short distance, 
low top speed, safe location). Don't think the results would be similar 
against a new E55, but that's academic since I've become a very 
conservative driver in my dotage.

On Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at 03:26 PM, Phil Rose wrote:

> At 2:12 PM -0700 2/21/06, Kerry Griffith wrote:
>>  I'm currently working
>> up the financial courage to have the dealer track down my loss of
>> boost. It'd down to 1.5-1.6 indicated from the 1.8 we know and love
>> with the uncorrected readout from the chip and em.
> That would probably be a big mistake. They (dealers) tend to just 
> throw (your) money at the problem until you (not necessarily the 
> problem) goes away. Isn't there a good independent shop in your area?
> Have you explored the usual suspects (e.g., pressure test for a loose 
> clamp or hose leak, defective wgfv, defective MFTS...)?
> Phil
> -- 
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
> mailto:pjrose at

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