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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By mishaparem
Pre-purchase checklist?

I've always loved the e46 chassis, and now I'm ready to buy one. I was hoping to put together a little checklist of what to pay attention to when purchasing one, so that I can determine how much work...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 05-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By mishaparem
R1200rt

Hello ladies and gents, I've been a member of this forum for some time, mostly from owning BMW cars, but for the past 4 years I've owned BMW bikes. First the F650GS, my learner bike, and more...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 03-10-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By mishaparem
laptop battery as alternative to lead acid?

Is this doable? I have an old laptop battery that I'm not using, and it is way lighter than my lead acid in my bike....
Forum: California 03-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By mishaparem
Diesels and California Smog

So I read this on the California DMV website:

Smog inspections are required unless your vehicle is:

Hybrid
Gasoline powered 1975 year model or older
Diesel powered manufactured prior to 1998...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By mishaparem
WTB: E30 325e or 325es

Must have stick shift, and be in running condition.

Good exterior and interior is nice, but I can work out cosmetics.
Forum: Exterior 02-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By mishaparem
looking for project e30

Does anyone have an e30 frame on wheels that they wish to get rid of in SoCal?
Forum: California 10-13-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By mishaparem
Need help buying a car.

Before I had school and work at the same time I was pretty much barely keeping up with maintenance of my 96 328iS and 97 528i. Unfortunately as soon as school started I fell way behind and now the...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 08-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By mishaparem
WTB: Welder

Tig preferably, I want to start my epic exhaust welding mayhem!:thumbup:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,370
Posted By mishaparem
Cool, thanks for the great reply! I suppose I'll...

Cool, thanks for the great reply! I suppose I'll go hunting for a full parts list and see where that takes me with my 328iS. My plan when I bought the 328iS was to dd it until I get a place with a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,370
Posted By mishaparem
m52 and s52

I am growing a little weary of M52's... I bought a 528i with a cracked head (on purpose), and a 328iS with a bad head gasket replacement job - I was able to unscrew some of the head bolts with very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By mishaparem
ATF oil gunking my engine

I'm certain it is not a leak, it seems to be coming out of the little hole in the ATF cap that is meant to let out the air, and it is really making a mess in the engine compartment. Is there any way...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,397
Posted By mishaparem
Of course!

Of course!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By mishaparem
Sorry, posted in the wrong thread. Theres a good...

Sorry, posted in the wrong thread. Theres a good video in this one, I posted my comments and results in the last post.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528433&highlight=
Forum: The Detail Department 05-02-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,016
Posted By mishaparem
how did it go?

how did it go?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By mishaparem
does anyone know if heat gunning it back down...

does anyone know if heat gunning it back down will work?
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 04-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,291
Posted By mishaparem
Did just that! Although I had to use 400ish grit...

Did just that! Although I had to use 400ish grit to get the old clear coat off, and I used separate water for each grit. I also used a machine polisher because I was too lazy to do it by hand :) Here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By mishaparem
I was never good at wrapping.

I was never good at wrapping.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By mishaparem
Painted Impact Strip with Shadowline

Does anyone happen to have a black e39 with painted impact strips and the chrome shadowline? I think you would have to custom paint the impact strips because they either came painted without the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By mishaparem
I had this problem, I will post pics tomorrow,...

I had this problem, I will post pics tomorrow, but I sanded it with 400ish grit until I sanded off all the old clearcoat, then 1500, then 2000, then polish, then wax. Clear as new I tell ya!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,397
Posted By mishaparem
I diluted simple green to a 25% mixture, and...

I diluted simple green to a 25% mixture, and cleaned the entire engine while it was out of the compartment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 281,369
Posted By mishaparem
tmvseattle nice rims! I'm still polishing my e39...

tmvseattle nice rims! I'm still polishing my e39 out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By mishaparem
warp around air vent

Does anyone else have a warped dash around the center air vent? mine looked "slightly off" so i look out the air vent, put it back it, toyed around with it, then I pushed down on the dashboard right...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-17-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By mishaparem
Badges and windshield washer nozzles

I have ALWAYS had problems with cleaning in the corners right up against badges, and windshield washer nozzles. What is the best way to clean these places? I keep getting silly looking halos of dirt...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,016
Posted By mishaparem
Yes! I had this very same problem, I didn't...

Yes!

I had this very same problem, I didn't want to resort to vinegar, so I tried polish first, and that didn't work. When I did resort to vinegar, I used a 10% vinegar mix. It took forever, and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,302
Posted By mishaparem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1fTSP8VHvA ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1fTSP8VHvA

This clip does a good job of pointing out most of the problem spots, also check PCV, ICV gaskets, and vacuum lines.

ICV and PCV is under the intake...
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