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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:57 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:58 PM
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Ken, when I had a wheel bearing replaced to my 318 a few years ago it cost $246 parts, labor, and tax at a very good indy Euro shop.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 PM
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The wheel bearing installed after all taxes and labor would be $1023 - This estimate includes the flange as a worst case scenario as it most likely will need to be replaced..

I would have to order these items so just let me know.

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Are there people who actually pay that?!

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Fer serious. In all honesty, there are other things I should be buying for my car before exhaust, but there are so few exhausts that I want for my car (basically just two - Borla or Corsa RSC36), and I pretty much flat out refuse to buy a new exhaust, so when they come up for sale used, I sorta have to take the leap. We'll see how it goes, though. The seller is very familiar with E36s (owns two E36 M3s) and is active in the local BMW online community, but I think he basically just wants to get rid of as many parts as quickly as possible. I requested his asking price, and hopefully he's reasonable. Fingers crossed...
But but but... what happened to tha LSD?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:37 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:40 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:16 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:19 PM
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Sorry for the quality, my potato has a better data connection than my camera.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:20 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:22 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:25 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:50 PM
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Are there people who actually pay that?!

But but but... what happened to tha LSD?
I didn't buy that 3.23LSD because it had unknown mileage, from a relatively unknown buyer, and was coming from a boosted car, and he was selling it to upgrade to a large case diff from a 7-Series, which suggested to me that he beats on things. $200 for a 3.23LSD was pretty hard to pass up, but when it comes to something like a diff, I want it to be of known quality rather than a guessing game.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:00 PM
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I remember that particular diff was a no-go, but just wanted to make sure a new diff was still high on the wishlist. The bimmer gods ought to gift you a nice deal on a fully-functional LSD.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:20 PM
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I am in shock.......


After working on Eddie's '84 633CSi from October to now, he announced yesterday that he was tired of it. Tired of putting money into it, tired of something always going wrong (although it's down to just simple, non-critical stuff now). He said he doesn't want it.....






So he's GIVING it to me.

I know he spent $750 to buy it (I was there), and well over $3000 in the last 5 months for new parts and upgrades (I made up the parts lists and he had them sent here). Entire suspension replaced, new injectors, every coolant, fuel and vacuum hose replaced, water pump, thermostat, distributor, plugs and plug wires, cold start injector, fuel pressure regulator and a massive number of other parts replaced. It runs like a very torque-y sewing machine, drives great, sounds wonderful.

I encouraged him to just sell it and use the proceeds to fund the rest of his E30 project. His answer was I had done all that work on the 6er and I deserved it. He's bringing the title and tag receipt tomorrow.

I guess I own TWO E24s now.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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I remember that particular diff was a no-go, but just wanted to make sure a new diff was still high on the wishlist. The bimmer gods ought to gift you a nice deal on a fully-functional LSD.
Yeah, I'll basically buy whatever falls into my lap. If a good exhaust shows up, I'll get it, because it seems that finding a good deal on a used exhaust is rare (which I find odd for around here, where there are so BMW enthusiasts). If a good deal on a local diff shows up, I'll get that. Whichever comes first. So far, I'm empty handed...

I got a reply back from the guy with the Borla exhaust a few minutes ago. He said $350, but there is a guy coming to look at it on Friday, and the soonest I will be available is Saturday. I told him to let me know if the other person falls through, but I imagine it will be gone...

EDIT: Congrats Ken! Eddie sounds like a true friend, and those are hard to come by. You deserve it! PS: will you have to apply for special permits now that your BMW farm is entering the next level?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:26 PM
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@ Ken CONGRATS!!!!!

@ Karl, have faith. The Bimmer Gods bestow not only the usual curses, but blessings too.
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borlaborlaborlaborlaborlaborla.........
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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EDIT: Congrats Ken! Eddie sounds like a true friend, and those are hard to come by. You deserve it! PS: will you have to apply for special permits now that your BMW farm is entering the next level?
Eddie is as much a brother to me as my actual brother. We are so much alike it's scary. And, good grief, I hope we don't have to get a permit for another BMW on the lot! BTW, Lurch came home today, so I have TWO more vehilces in the yard now! It "only" took the mechanic 3 months to figure out the no-start problem. Distributor problems. $189.70 cured it.

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@ Ken CONGRATS!!!!!
Thanks! She needs a paint job something awful, but I couldn't be more proud. Her name is Sylvia, which is kind of a joke......it's Eddie's first wife's name, a redhead that caused him all kinds of grief.

Edit: Forgot to add that Amber thinks the gift of the car was Eddie's plan all along. It would be just like him....
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i'm starting to see red, and turn green ... this axle is not going anywhere. 8 pound sledge, air hammer, slide hammer, propane torch, penetrating oil, nothing is working.
Ken, if you are willing to throw a bit more money prior to stealership, perhaps try this? I had found this when CJ was wresting with something in my car. We never used it, but it's supposed to be miles better than PB...

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I am in shock.......After working on Eddie's '84 633CSi from October to now, he announced yesterday that he was tired of it. Tired of putting money into it, tired of something always going wrong (although it's down to just simple, non-critical stuff now). He said he doesn't want it.....

So he's GIVING it to me. I guess I own TWO E24s now.
Congrats, Ken. Well deserved and couldn't happen to a nicer guy

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Srsly...when Maddie gives me a hard time I always says nice things to her. :3
Hmm, so now I think I've discovered who tags each thread with female form

Oh, and Karl, you are right about Trader Joes. Their Irish Breakfast tea is the same quality, miles better than just about any producer you can find in local supermarkets.
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Congrats Ken that's awesome!

In my senior year of college a friend GAVE me a motorcycle. Granted it was in boxes, but still, I was completely floored when he offered. In 10 years I'll pay it forward by off loading some project on an unexpecting college student.

I just ordered a 7" orbital polisher off of Amazon. I've wanted one for years but never wanted to make the investment. I didn't have any luck turning up one to borrow this weekend to polish out the VW, so I just pulled the trigger.

I got a no-name polisher that got good reviews on amazon, a foam polishing pad, foam finishing pad, rubbing compound and finishing compound for $117. I should've gotten two of each pad but I'm being a cheapass lately, for now I'll just wash them between cars.

So this weekend I'm going to do a complete detail on the GTI, and I might try to do an exterior detail on the E39, or at least polish the headlights.
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