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Old 01-18-2013, 07:29 AM
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i wish i lived closer than an hour and 30 minutes from Amesbury MA. Turner Motorsport is hiring. Technician slot, sales associate slot, and a shipping slot.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:32 AM
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i wish i lived closer than an hour and 30 minutes from Amesbury MA. Turner Motorsport is hiring. Technician slot, sales associate slot, and a shipping slot.
Time to move?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:35 AM
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Time to move?
If I had enough money I would... apply first, then move. theoretically i could move to NH and have a much shorter commute and have better state laws.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:36 AM
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If I had enough money I would... apply first, then move. theoretically i could move to NH and have a much shorter commute and have better state laws.
This is true! Even better, move to NH and work for BravAuto. No income tax
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:39 AM
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Ken GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you have holding you back where you are now?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:42 AM
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Ken GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you have holding you back where you are now?
an hour an 30 minute commute and a very small checking account.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:47 AM
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Once you have the job, the rest will fall into place.

Applying is the first step. Worry about everything else (including the interview) afterwards.

EDIT:

If you get the offer, it opens doors. If you don't apply, all else is moot.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:48 AM
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antifreeze and oil together.
Touche. Well played. My negativity only went so far there.

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I haven't exactly been babying my car lately either.

Yeah, I'm taking comfort in the knowledge that if sh1t truly hits the fan, I can get my hands on a remanned head and send mine back as a core, call everyone I know and bust out the job in a weekend. Ideally I'll get myself into a DD here soon and then I can take my sweet sweet time working on the M3.
Get a car you can sell in a few months for the same you paid, like a decent 318?
I have no one to help me here if that happened. I'd have to resort to using a bunch of Ford guys. They're good guys though.
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Once you have the job, the rest will fall into place.

Applying is the first step. Worry about everything else (including the interview) afterwards.

EDIT:

If you get the offer, it opens doors. If you don't apply, all else is moot.
damn you and your canadian logic
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:53 AM
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I moved from DC to Mass... I took a shoot at the current job I have. Got an interview, and when asked why I was applying to Jobs in Ma from DC (well, actually they contacted me, but nevertheless). I said I wanted to move.

But, I took the job, and couldn't move for another 3 months, They said they would hold it, but jeez I was pretty nervous.

So, take a shot! It might work out for you.
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an hour an 30 minute commute and a very small checking account.
Come do my headgasket and I'll pay you?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:00 AM
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I don't think I can. To not feel like a jerk, I'd have to tell who ever buys it about the leaking HG. An E36 needing a HG with 157k miles isn't worth a whole lot... less than I paid. That's for sure.



THIS...



I was looking into buying an X5, taking the 328 off the road, and taking my time doing the HG. But, not really sure I need another car. Or another project.

At least mine is leaking outside too...



Last snow storm that I had when I lived in DC, My wife had an 05 Matrix. Those darn ice balls destroyed the front bumped, fog lights, and heat shields under the car. I was none to happy... so I traded it in, and got a Nissan Rogue
I'd buy it

really starting to dislike my car right now

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:01 AM
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Once you have the job, the rest will fall into place.

Applying is the first step. Worry about everything else (including the interview) afterwards.

EDIT:

If you get the offer, it opens doors. If you don't apply, all else is moot.
This! Go for it Kenny!


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Old 01-18-2013, 08:04 AM
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:11 AM
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If you want, fire me over your resume, and I'll go over it with a fine tooth comb.
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Very rare. Go for it. THEN you could install those cams at a discount

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alright, im editing my rèsumè and cover letter to tailor it for one of the positions. how often do you get the chance to work for one of the largest BMW performance companies in the US?
Good luck Ken. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Thanks Ed for the trans filter recs. I found some Meyle brand too. But does anyone know of anyone who makes transmission gaskets other than CRP/Meistersatz? Pretty sure that's the same company.
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Jon, I'd ask Los or Ken or Don. They're three of the few that have stuck with the blasphemous E36ers.

(Though I doubt Los maintains his embarrassment).
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Wait 'til you get acquainted with your local BMW-CCA Chapter. I'm pretty sure you'll have plenty of help.

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Thanks Ed for the trans filter recs. I found some Meyle brand too. But does anyone know of anyone who makes transmission gaskets other than CRP/Meistersatz? Pretty sure that's the same company.
The one I got was Meistersatz. Nothing wrong with it; worked fine.

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Jon, I'd ask Los or Ken or Don. They're three of the few that have stuck with the blasphemous E36ers.

(Though I doubt Los maintains his embarrassment).
If I could convince my daughter to learn to drive stick shift I'd transmission-swap Bebe in a heartbeat. I'm curious just how long that autotragic is going to last. 242k+ and still going .... I really think having the hair drier as power is an advantage when you have an automatic. It can't beat on the transmission like the I6 does.
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alright, im editing my rèsumè and cover letter to tailor it for one of the positions. how often do you get the chance to work for one of the largest BMW performance companies in the US?
Sounds like a great opportunity! Be happy to take a look at the resume too. Probably looked at thousands over the years and I've seen really good and really, really, really bad.

Triple check everything! I got a resume one time from a guy applying for an engineering position. Qualifications looked good so I called to set up an interview. Left voice mail to call me. Cycle of messages left with no call returned went on for about 2 weeks. Finally got a call back from the people whose phone number was on the resume. They'd been on vacation for 2 weeks and had gotten the message when they got in and since it sounded important they called me to let me know they had absolutely no idea who this person was I was trying to get in touch with. Guy put the WRONG PHONE NUMBER on his resume.
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If you want, fire me over your resume, and I'll go over it with a fine tooth comb.
I just sent it in. i should've checked back with here first. oh well... if you're interested i'll send you the cover and the resume.
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Good luck Ken. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Thanks Ed for the trans filter recs. I found some Meyle brand too. But does anyone know of anyone who makes transmission gaskets other than CRP/Meistersatz? Pretty sure that's the same company.
I believe when I changed mine in my other tranny I used this one.

Unfortunately for the original tranny it didn't get it's first fluid and filter change until we got it at 85K miles. RIP at 102K miles. The factory rebuilt now in Marie is going to get a filter and fluid change every 15K so we'll see how it does. BMW tech that I know said he thought 150K was likely with regular fluid changes.
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Wait 'til you get acquainted with your local BMW-CCA Chapter. I'm pretty sure you'll have plenty of help.
I hope so. Missed the Jan. meeting by a day when I joined and the monthly for Feb. is on the 14th. Had to be a divorce lawyer that scheduled that one, so I'm going to have to wait till March! I'm afraid to try some of this stuff without guidance. BTW how far you from Enterprise? My uncle lives there. And my car is from there too. Had a good ole AL title.

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The one I got was Meistersatz. Nothing wrong with it; worked fine.
Thanks, I saw Pelican only rated them as a 3 star supplier so I was a little hesitant.

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If I could convince my daughter to learn to drive stick shift I'd transmission-swap Bebe in a heartbeat. I'm curious just how long that autotragic is going to last. 242k+ and still going .... I really think having the hair drier as power is an advantage when you have an automatic. It can't beat on the transmission like the I6 does.
I think I just found a car with a trans for my 328 and am contemplating a swap myself.
Thanks Ken and Ed. I get to go spend some money now... hoping for some jelly beans.
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Guy put the WRONG PHONE NUMBER on his resume.
D'OH!

Ken: GO FOR IT!!! Sooner is better (as soon as you have the resume tailored perfectly).

In other news, we had our monthly BMW-CCA chapter meeting last night. Good turnout, couple of new people, and our resident celebrity (local NBC afilliate chief meteorologist http://www.local15tv.com/content/abo...ebTZhar3g.cspx) showed up with his freshly restored '89 M3 It was dark, my phone hates taking pictures in low light, so no decent photos but this one as we were leaving. That M3 is one of TWO E30 M3s he has. The other one (Alpine) is in Atlanta at the same shop, undergoing restoration now that the Schwarz one is back home. He "only" has those two E30 M3s, a '95 E36 M3, and an E39 M5. He's a super-nice guy, not stuck up at all, and loves talking cars.
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