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Old 01-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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Wow, I had no idea that thing was plastic..
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:03 PM
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not this upcoming week but the next week on wednesday. they want to "test my BMW knowledge" so we'll see what happens i suppose.
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So I picked up a V1 today. Stole it for $160 (broke college student sympathy). It's a 2009, so it's basically up to date minus some filtering software.

Hardwired it in up above the mirror. Hard to see from through the driver side window (cop might not notice if he's not looking for it). Also I like that it's out of direct view.

I know DC said that up high gives you worse laser reception, but it seems like you need to get lucky with a reflection, anyway. So it shouldn't make much difference. If the laser's on target (license plate). You're screwed anyway. Plus Ed has informed me that it appears most NY Staties use Ka band.

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Wow, I had no idea that thing was plastic..
I believe it is, but I could be thinking about the heater valve body hose bibs....

It's was a while back that I worked on that.

TFG, you unfasten the hood struts so you can open the hood back against the windshield, you unfasten the cable tray so that you have a tiny bit of working room, you lay across the top of the engine, and you curse endlessly while working blind for about 2 hours.
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CJ, doesn't hard wired mean not an external cord to the cig lighter, but rather wired into the cars electrical system in a hidden and permanent manner?
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:49 PM
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CJ, doesn't hard wired mean not an external cord to the cig lighter, but rather wired into the cars electrical system in a hidden and permanent manner?
Yeah, that's what I have going on. First picture is before it's hard-wired (or mounted on top).
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:52 PM
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TFG, you unfasten the hood struts so you can open the hood back against the windshield, you unfasten the cable tray so that you have a tiny bit of working room, you lay across the top of the engine, and you curse endlessly while working blind for about 2 hours.
This sounds like a good time. I'm pulling it into the garage tomorrow to replace my steering lines. Ill try and look.
I put the car on the street so it's flat, and nothing it leaking now.
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It looks like it is to me, cord seems to be going into the sunroof access panel.

Potential score at PickNPull today, got a "reconditioned" E36 battery for $28.

I also grabbed an OEM jack while I was there, may be an improvement over the factory E36 jack. It's original to the early build E38s so it uses the same arm into hole in body design as the E36, but it looks a little taller and possibly more durable. The big benefit is it has a FLAT, SQUARE BASE. If it fits the dirty6 I'll let you guys know and offer it for cheap to whoever wants it.

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I believe it is, but I could be thinking about the heater valve body hose bibs....

It's was a while back that I worked on that.

TFG, you unfasten the hood struts so you can open the hood back against the windshield, you unfasten the cable tray so that you have a tiny bit of working room, you lay across the top of the engine, and you curse endlessly while working blind for about 2 hours.
That sounds like so much fun I think I'll trot right out to Elvira and change that thing just for grins...........NOT. I got the cursing part covered.
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I got the cursing part covered.
I have a bad habit of kicking things when I get mad. My toe still hurts from kicking my winter tire....
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I have a bad habit of kicking things when I get mad. My toe still hurts from kicking my winter tire....
Yes but I'm sure that tire learned it's lesson and will never mess with you again!
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More like I learned my lesson and won't mess with it...


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Nice job on the interview Ken!!

Radar looks good up high like that CJ, that's how I'd do it.






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Want a nice 40 cal pistol. I am going to sell my 9mm. Almost all Police Departments use 40 cal so I figured it would be good to get used to one now. Plus I want to get good at shooting it since I start gun training in school next month. Trying to get best shooter award.

Leaning towards an XDM 40. Thoughts?
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Nice! Cool looking counters too. Once you get used to being able to put hot pots down on the counter I think it's impossible to go to another kind.

Congrats on the interview Ken! Should we start questioning you about BMWs from this point till next week?

Matt I've always been partial to Beretta's 40 and Sig Sauer's 40. I was never able to put up a decent group over 20 feet with anything Glock ever made. Just my personal opinion if it helps.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:35 PM
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What counter do you have that are putting hot pots on? On granite?
I don't, worried about thermal shock and it cracking.
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Nice job on the interview Ken!!

Radar looks good up high like that CJ, that's how I'd do it.






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Want a nice 40 cal pistol. I am going to sell my 9mm. Almost all Police Departments use 40 cal so I figured it would be good to get used to one now. Plus I want to get good at shooting it since I start gun training in school next month. Trying to get best shooter award.

Leaning towards an XDM 40. Thoughts?
I have a Glock G23 and I LOVE it. its the right size for CCW and and its not too small for range use. you may want a full size though if its going to be a patrol weapon.
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What counter do you have that are putting hot pots on? On granite?
I don't, worried about thermal shock and it cracking.
Granite. I've never cracked pan or counter and ours are granite tile. The tiles even thinner than the regular granite.
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I have a Glock G23 and I LOVE it. its the right size for CCW and and its not too small for range use. you may want a full size though if its going to be a patrol weapon.
Gonna look up reviews, but yea 23 would be too small for what I want.
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Gonna look up reviews, but yea 23 would be too small for what I want.
the G22 or G35 are both full size .40's then. I'm not a Glock fanboy or anything but the internal design has stayed the same since it's inception and it's stupid proof and reliable. as far as sights, the stock sights are garbage you're going to want something better, like the Trijicon HD's or Tru-Glo sights. Merpo makes some nice ones too.
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I thought you said 23, not 35. Ma bad.


How is Gander Mountains pricing? Might go look at something tomorrow and see what I'll get for some .22 rifles and my Ruger SR9.
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How is Gander Mountains pricing? Might go look at something tomorrow and see what I'll get for some .22 rifles and my Ruger SR9.
no i did say 23, that's what i have, but all glocks are the same ahahah regardless of size or caliber.
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Well I think 2nd gear left the building or is just really fcked up

It'll grind if you shift into from 1st (unless you shift at like 1500rpms)

It'll grind if the car is idling and you shift it into 2nd for whatsoever reason (If you try to put it in gear without the clutch during idle itll grind, any other gear it feels like a wall is stopping and you can hear the engine drop a few rpms if you push hard enough)

@Patrick mad? I cant picture you mad lol

Annnnnd I started my car and I saw the CEL flash as my car accelerated itself like I ran it without the ICV and Plugged it back in where it revs itself for a few seconds. Ken is right, theres some type of voodoo going under my hood
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