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  1. Thread: Garage Sale

    by John in VA
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    PM'd re: DISA kit.

    PM'd re: DISA kit.
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    Since/if the intake manifold is coming off, the...

    Since/if the intake manifold is coming off, the sky's the limit! Much of the stuff on my car was original/16 years old, so I started at the radiator & worked back to the firewall to include all...
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    Some BMW CCA members only advertise on the club...

    Some BMW CCA members only advertise on the club site to avoid (what they see as) potential headaches from buyers/tire kickers.
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    I'd say you're on borrowed time with the coolant...

    I'd say you're on borrowed time with the coolant lines. I haven't had failure, but replaced them "while in there" at 125k.
    Control arm bushings can be shot at 60k. Ball joint life span can depend...
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    The mechanic could also check for exhaust in the...

    The mechanic could also check for exhaust in the coolant if he was well-equipped. There are also test sticks as he mentioned.
  6. Thanks for taking the time to document this fix!

    Thanks for taking the time to document this fix!
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    You need to consider the mechanic's diagnostic or...

    You need to consider the mechanic's diagnostic or exam time/fee. Yes, it should be easy to replace an upper radiator hose, but finding the weak link in a cooling system can take a bit more digging. ...
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    They're out there! My '06 coupe has just over...

    They're out there! My '06 coupe has just over 60k miles.
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    I'd let mine go for that kind of cheddar!!

    I'd let mine go for that kind of cheddar!!
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    Yep, along with the NLA Performance carbon strut...

    Yep, along with the NLA Performance carbon strut brace.
  11. I have an '06 coupe & think the 2005 manuals are...

    I have an '06 coupe & think the 2005 manuals are the same. A quick look finds this:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/363472751619

    Have you checked with the dealer?
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    There is also a NAPA filter that fits it. ...

    There is also a NAPA filter that fits it. http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showthread.php?2825
  13. Good luck with your sale. No need for a daily...

    Good luck with your sale. No need for a daily bump.
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    Can you use the existing "frame?"...

    Can you use the existing "frame?"
    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/black-grab-handle-frame-priced-each/51162699052/

    This appears to be the plain cover....
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    Will be looking forward to your video of the...

    Will be looking forward to your video of the ordeal!
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    Check with John Bimmer on FB:...

    Check with John Bimmer on FB: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2962996900691947&set=pb.100009449971189.-2207520000..&type=3
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    What's the deal with E85? Are you planning to...

    What's the deal with E85? Are you planning to use it now? I wouldn't doubt that it's forced on us some time soon.
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    If I weren't nervous enough about the fuel pump...

    If I weren't nervous enough about the fuel pump in my '74 2002tii failing now I have the ZHP to worry about! I've not read of this Walbro/Radium set-up, so will do some searching. Where did you buy...
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    I believe Hagerty lets you drive 2500 miles/year,...

    I believe Hagerty lets you drive 2500 miles/year, but no one ever came to check mileage. I moved to American Collectors several years ago. Thankfully never have had to make a claim with either!
  20. Thread: Options

    by John in VA
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    USA cars didn't come with hazard triangle or the...

    USA cars didn't come with hazard triangle or the first aid kit, but you can find/add them.
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    I think too much open sunroof contributes to the...

    I think too much open sunroof contributes to the headliner material coming loose, but that's just a theory. Mine is usually in the vent position when I'm moving.
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    No trouble with mine - I open them to exhaust...

    No trouble with mine - I open them to exhaust heat this time of year, but usually have them closed.
  23. Thread: Oilů.

    by John in VA
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    I've been using the Mobil 1 Euro or Castrol Euro...

    I've been using the Mobil 1 Euro or Castrol Euro full synthetic in the E46s & E39 for years with no issues. I'm using the Pennzoil Platinum Euro synthetic in the F30 & F22 with N20 engines - don't...
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    $107 & $307 at BMWofFairfaxparts.com

    $107 & $307 at BMWofFairfaxparts.com
  25. Many different approaches to removing the...

    Many different approaches to removing the coating. Most involve a not-too-heavy Scotch-brite pad.
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