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Old 11-18-2012, 01:20 PM
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Agreed. American automakers really have made drastic steps in terms of quality and performance with their cars. Unfortunately, their trucks have began slipping. Especially the diesel ones. Cow piss injected in the exhaust to reduce emissions? No thank you...
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Jeebus, the new Ford Fusion's front grill looks like an Aston Martin!

I don't see Aston in it but I see a lot of similarity to the Model S.

Good going Lil Chad, I approve of your scheming.

And this E38 is gonna get me in serious trouble. Was just cruisin along leisurely and look down at the speedometer to see 85. Oops.

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:24 PM
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Hmm terrible painted jeep parked In the spot my e39 was when it got hit...I think I found the culprit!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:24 PM
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That color match is horrid.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:30 PM
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I don't see Aston in it but I see a lot of similarity to the Model S.

Good going Lil Chad, I approve of your scheming.

And this E38 is gonna get me in serious trouble. Was just cruisin along leisurely and look down at the speedometer to see 85. Oops.

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you better set the speed limiter, before CHP has their way with you


Joe, you should approach the owner and ask what happened. See if you can't get them to slip up (not that it matters now from a legal perspective) and say something
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:35 PM
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And Jen I want a e36 M3 in an interesting color (not white,black,Boston,or silver) for around the 6-8k mark. Millage isn't a biggie, just want a clean car.

But I can't really look at it unless its a stealership until I ditch the e39 in the spring.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:44 PM
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Hmm terrible painted jeep parked In the spot my e39 was when it got hit...I think I found the culprit!
Were they blind? That's like 7 shades darker than the rest of the car. I cant believe a shop would offer it to a customer like that, and I can't believe any customer actually accept it.






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Old 11-18-2012, 01:51 PM
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:59 PM
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And Jen I want a e36 M3 in an interesting color (not white,black,Boston,or silver) for around the 6-8k mark. Millage isn't a biggie, just want a clean car. But I can't really look at it unless its a stealership until I ditch the e39 in the spring.
Joe....at that price, you're going to want a private party sale. At least there is a slight chance you'll get something that isn't beaten to death. 4 doors or 2?

You should try selling your e39 here in Boston. It would go in a heartbeat, I think....maybe list it here on CL and offer to show it on the weekends?
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I see...
I had it set at several different lower speeds, but it kept getting on my nerves.








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so ive been searching DIYs and videos of people doing their own cam removal and installation... i think i may chance it while i have the front end apart. it is nerve wracking though.
pulled them out, as well as few other guys i know, and simply did the process is a gradual manner. pelican has a nice write up. should be fine, just go slow.


and little chad, i don't need any parts at this point, i was simply putting out a call for people that i knew had parts. turns out *i* had the part as well...so it's all taken care of.

but thanks, anyway!!




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Joe....at that price, you're going to want a private party sale. At least there is a slight chance you'll get something that isn't beaten to death. 4 doors or 2?

You should try selling your e39 here in Boston. It would go in a heartbeat, I think....maybe list it here on CL and offer to show it on the weekends?
Preferably a coupe

Unless its a Byzanz car <3
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Preferably a coupe

Unless its a Byzanz car <3
Something like this work for ya Joe?

Daytona Violet! But everything else screams run away..........
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Patrick..assume that means your wife has gone into labor. Godspeed and good luck. Hope all goes well!!!!
Correct! And 16 hours..... Still in labor....

Hoping this is near the end. she looks exhausted.

Due date was the 27th, so a bit early. But fine by us!
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Correct! And 16 hours..... Still in labor....

Hoping this is near the end. she looks exhausted.

Due date was the 27th, so a bit early. But fine by us!
Hang in there, the first one always takes longer than expected!
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^ I heard this.... But we were thinking like 12/14 hours.
She's sleeping now. Got a little something to take the edge off for some rest.
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Chad, my hands are still dirty from yesterday. I don't think our brains were working 100% by midnight...

Might be why we had so many problems. Plus Usama left us to our ineptitudes, haha. I'll post pics later if I can get my hands clean enough to d/l from the phone.
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Uhhh does it have coolant circulation?? It shouldn't get that hot in 5min even without circulation.
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Uhhh does it have coolant circulation?? It shouldn't get that hot in 5min even without circulation.
yeah it does i restarted it and it was fine. it was only the 1st start of the day (morning)

it does this randomly idk why.


since the weather has gone done the car chokes during warm up and eventually stalls but it drives perfectly fine.


but during the summer it doesnt do it

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Correct! And 16 hoyrs..... Still in labor....

Hoping this is near the end. she looks exhausted.

Due date was the 27th, so a bit early. But fine by us!

Dang man, that's rough. Hope its soon!




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Hang in there, the first one always takes longer than expected!

Not always! They barely got us in the room in time, it was insanely Fast but very intense for Brittany.




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Chad, my hands are still dirty from yesterday. I don't think our brains were working 100% by midnight...

Might be why we had so many problems. Plus Usama left us to our ineptitudes, haha. I'll post pics later if I can get my hands clean enough to d/l from the phone.

Same here, and they definitely weren't.


I blame Usama.




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So much for that......







Check with Usama or Jared, they were snappin pictures.





Congrats............what is it?

And official update: New engine is in and mounted, all of driveline is in, some of exhaust is in. Still have a good deal of work but I'm thrilled with the process for A day.








Jen......that's beyond gorgeous! Make the Z your winter car.....

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DF, I have an entire M52 parts motor, torn apart. Send me PM of what you need with a pic, maybe i has?



Its really not that bad. When I pulled the parts motor apart, I set the timing at TDC and started unbolting the lobes that had no tension on them. Rotated slowly, and repeated until everything was unbolted. A bit nerve-racking at times, but the cams are straight and not broken.
Gold Rush is the shiz!

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Do you guys know if an M44 in the Z3 is the same as the M44 in the e36s? As in, would a set of aftermarket headers or a turbo manifold work in both the e36 318i and the Z3?
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Jeebus, the new Ford Fusion's front grill looks like an Aston Martin!

They do look very nice I think, but it is a direct rip off IMO. The sad thing is their whole lineup is going to have that look now.

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I'm not sure I've seen pics of this one yet.. A lot of the new Chevy cars actually look pretty nice IMO, American cars have really stepped up their game in recent years in terms of appearance.
This

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Agreed. American automakers really have made drastic steps in terms of quality and performance with their cars. Unfortunately, their trucks have began slipping. Especially the diesel ones. Cow piss injected in the exhaust to reduce emissions? No thank you...
To be fair, I'm pretty sure pretty much all the diesels in the US now have that injector, whether it be a truck or not.

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Hmm terrible painted jeep parked In the spot my e39 was when it got hit...I think I found the culprit!
Lol interesting for sure.
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