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    Hey, I was just looking at the fine print on the...

    Hey, I was just looking at the fine print on the 20% off coupon with a magnifying glass 'cause it's freakin' tiny print (and I'm old), and it excludes basically all of HF's better brands (Hercules,...
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    Hey, Spenser, do you get HF's coupons? They just...

    Hey, Spenser, do you get HF's coupons? They just did their less common 25% coupon over Eastern weekend, and it seems like I saw something about bike lifts on sale. They had some good deals this past...
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    Sounds like a plan. :) No rush on the other...

    Sounds like a plan. :) No rush on the other stuff. I will probably need to use the engine mount in about two or three weeks, but you're welcome to use it before or after. But I'm not meeting you...
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    I have an engine support bar, Spenser. It's...

    I have an engine support bar, Spenser. It's actually still in the box. I bought it for doing my rod bearing swap this spring.
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    Did you guys replace the vanos oil line while you...

    Did you guys replace the vanos oil line while you were there? Thanks for the links. I've been looking at the DIYs. Doesn't look too bad. I need to replace the snout on the airbox that has the...
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    I hear you, Will. I've got the Viton OFHG sitting...

    I hear you, Will. I've got the Viton OFHG sitting on the desk waiting to be installed, but I haven't yet talked myself into it. :) Same deal on the cooling system overhaul. Good luck with whoever you...
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    What's funny, Nate, is that they didn't tell me...

    What's funny, Nate, is that they didn't tell me they used my car in their ad. My car just happened to be there when the ad photographer came by, and they pulled it up front and took that pic. I was...
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    That's my Z4M on the left...near some lake. :)...

    That's my Z4M on the left...near some lake. :) (kidding around with ya Keith)

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    Nick is a good guy.

    Salty
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    Billyjack, what kind of work do you have in mind?...

    Billyjack, what kind of work do you have in mind?

    There is a good indy guy at Lake Wylie, just southwest of Charlotte, that I've used for some repairs. His name is Nick Benner and he owns Lake...
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    I decided to just park the ZHP until the...

    I decided to just park the ZHP until the remanufactured brake calipers come in, but I did call this place, and they had a front brake caliper from a 2005 330Ci, so that's pretty cool. They wanted $35...
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    I thought about a rebuild, but the main reason I...

    I thought about a rebuild, but the main reason I was looking for remanufactured is that I also plan to paint the calipers black, and I figure I might as well get one pre-cleaned. Then, I just have to...
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    Thanks, ZHPizza. I don't know why I didn't think...

    Thanks, ZHPizza. I don't know why I didn't think about Eric. Great suggestion. I also found a place called SouthernImportParts that I assume is sort of like a junkyard, but with pre-pulled parts....
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    Count me in, too. I was planning to tour the...

    Count me in, too. I was planning to tour the museum, and they literally closed it for renovations the day before I called.

    I know this is a long shot, but does anyone know of a place within 50...
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    Overboost, I finally pulled out an old laptop and...

    Overboost, I finally pulled out an old laptop and loaded it up with all of the standard software. I'm going to try it out, tomorrow. If I get into a pickle, I might take you up on your offer. :)
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    Our yard is so shady, we still had snow, today,...

    Our yard is so shady, we still had snow, today, but it felt great in the sunshine. Our driveway didn't survive the snow, and turned into a muddy mess. Will work for gravel. ;)

    I knocked the...
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    Sockethead, I ran across this guy years ago, and...

    Sockethead, I ran across this guy years ago, and have really enjoyed his videos. He's funny and entertaining, and gives some good advice about detailing with a polisher.
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    I did mean wiper puller. Crank it down and they...

    I did mean wiper puller. Crank it down and they pop right off. You're welcome to borrow it. Just let me know when you need it, and how you want to arrange for the drop. ;)

    The impact wrench I...
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    Sounds good. I'll go with Hendrick. I'm on their...

    Sounds good. I'll go with Hendrick. I'm on their mailing list. I'll look through old emails to see if I can find when they've done the promo in the past.

    Thanks!

    Salty
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    Do you guys around Charlotte have any...

    Do you guys around Charlotte have any recommendations for front end alignments on BMWs? The car I just bought needs a front end alignment in a bad way. The steering wheel is like this \ to go in...
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    What a great idea. Heck, I'd enjoy getting to...

    What a great idea. Heck, I'd enjoy getting to meet you guys.

    I have an engine support bar and a couple of 6-ton jack stands, four 3-ton jack stands, wheel chocks, etc, some cheap torque wrenches...
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