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  #76  
Old 05-06-2010, 12:50 PM
bbtopcat1 bbtopcat1 is offline
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newbie to the forum

Great to join the group. First question - where can I access the 100K maint checklist for 2001 X5 ? RPM Automotive Repair has quoted me ~$900 to complete this check. They explained that the only components this service indicates to replace are (2) O2 sensors and 6 spark plugs (3.0 model).

Thanks
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  #77  
Old 05-30-2010, 12:50 AM
18wheelerbob 18wheelerbob is offline
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Mein Auto: 1980 BMW 318 Baur
New member

New here like to say hello to all. Not new to Bimmers, From my early 30's now late 40's I had acquired a few : 1983 320is, 1987 325e, 1990 E30 Convertible, 1987 635 csi L7, just sold my 1989 E30 Convertible and I presently drive a 1980 BMW 318 Baur that being restored as I use it daily. Recent work, Complete paint job and minor bodywork, all rust areas was taken care of, original rims are being chromed out (not yet installed), new top (I've been waiting for over 30 days now, but soon it will be install) the interior is all original and near perfect condition ( not recaro's seat but I love sitting on those sofa chairs on long hauls LOL) Thanks for looking, Bob
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  #78  
Old 06-11-2010, 08:09 AM
JoeF1948 JoeF1948 is offline
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Joe

It is good to be here. We have a 1987 BMW 325 4 door sedan.
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  #79  
Old 06-22-2010, 08:57 PM
Patwillis Patwillis is offline
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Mein Auto: X5
X5 signal light change

Any suggestions as to how to change front left signal light on X5?

Thanks
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:21 AM
buyclwnfsh buyclwnfsh is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 Z4
Question cruise control not working

Bought a 2004 Z4 the end of January. Just replaced the master cylinder-was leaking on front floor mat. Now the C.C. not working. Could they have disconnected something? Could it ever be that easy?
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  #81  
Old 07-30-2010, 07:10 PM
Trigger79 Trigger79 is offline
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Hello everybody! Finally I'm a BMW owner. I have a 2007 530I. Awesome automobile. Now if I can only program the garage remote:-)
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  #82  
Old 07-30-2010, 07:24 PM
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Welcome!!!
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  #83  
Old 07-31-2010, 12:27 PM
sailornick38 sailornick38 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 M3
George

Just to get started. After watching and learning how exciting it is to own a BMW from my son I finally went out and found a low mileage E46 built in 2002. It is driven around town and through the Piedmont area of NC. It had been 30 plus years since I driven a stick shift, it seems to be coming back.

I have signed up for the Tarheel & Toe driving school at VIR in October where I hope to start learning how to handle the M3.

There are a few issues which I would like to learn about***********: What tire pressure are other E46 owners using and why? The inside cloth trim just inside the drivers side door fell away from cockpit last Sunday in the heat. Can it be reattached successfully with out replacing the entire door seal? What materials have been used that are still holding up.
thanks for your in-put
George
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:35 PM
keentech keentech is offline
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Mein Auto: 330i - 2006
Hello and thanks in advance for the warm welcome!

I hope to collaborate and gain knowledge regarding my first BMW!


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Old 09-19-2010, 08:00 PM
alikazame alikazame is offline
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Location: Adelaide South Australia
 
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Mein Auto: 1984 E30 323i 4door
Thumbs up Hello

Thankyou for your welcome and look forward to getting to know the site,
I am the owner of a 1984 e30 323i, which is a great car to get around in. I have been touring Australia quite extensively, sometimes 5000 kms in less than a week.
Also owned a 2003 1150 rs rockster, impressive tourer.
Always on the look out for how to keep it purring along. German engineering is second to none!
Cheers Ali
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  #86  
Old 09-19-2010, 09:04 PM
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Thankyou for your welcome and look forward to getting to know the site,
I am the owner of a 1984 e30 323i, which is a great car to get around in. I have been touring Australia quite extensively, sometimes 5000 kms in less than a week.
Also owned a 2003 1150 rs rockster, impressive tourer.
Always on the look out for how to keep it purring along. German engineering is second to none!
Cheers Ali
Welcome!

Have fun on the E30 forum!
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  #87  
Old 10-06-2010, 12:08 AM
renjitmon renjitmon is offline
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Smile Greeting to bimmerfast friends

Dear Friends,

I am glad to join your esteemed group and HEARTY GREETINGS TO YOU ALL !

Renjit
Nairobi, Kenya

e-mail : renjit.nbi@gmail.com
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  #88  
Old 10-12-2010, 02:32 PM
gwen gwen is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 Z4
Top Problem

Hi, I have a 2003 Z4. I'm new to the forum and really have not used forums much, so I hope I don't make too many mistakes. We travel 6 months every year and we just returned. We had a friend baby sit our Z4 and when we got back the top will not operate automatically. The release to put it in the manual mode was pulled out, but we can't get it back in. the handle goes in but the cable doesn't. The motor works and the latches work when we get the top up or down but we have to move it manually. Anyhow I hope we get some help.
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  #89  
Old 10-13-2010, 09:44 AM
cozettega cozettega is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 325ci
New Member with Classic 325ci (2004)

Help,
Know nothing about repairing cars, but my front bumper is poppin off on the sides. Any suggestions on how I can repair myself? It is barely coming off and looks as if it would be easy. Please help.
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  #90  
Old 10-13-2010, 03:05 PM
rja328 rja328 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011328i xdrive
New car coming

Hi, Richard from Eastern MA (North Shore).

Anxiously awaiting recently ordered E92 328ix - black sapphire / oyster black. Haven't owned a sports car since the 70s - had 2 Sunbeam Tigers - plenty fast but didn't handle well without lots of suspension mods. Looking forward to enjoying the new car and reading the forums!
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:06 PM
zanderfactor zanderfactor is offline
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hello

proud owner of 1 1995 bmw 740i and 1 1996 bmw 740il. i love the 7 series!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:43 AM
MRTZ3 MRTZ3 is offline
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Location: Sandusky Ohio
 
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Mein Auto: 2001 Z3
Hello

Great to be back used to have 2000 3 series. Just bought 01 Z3 18.000 miles mint.
Love it can't wait to hang out. JT
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:29 PM
bozz69 bozz69 is offline
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Mein Auto: Lamborgini
Having one BMW has always been my dream. It seems im finally gonna make it
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:30 PM
bozz69 bozz69 is offline
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Suggest me what should be the best possible way to own a BMW
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  #95  
Old 10-24-2010, 09:53 AM
ayreM6 ayreM6 is offline
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Hello, My name is Ray Clay new member.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:10 AM
kev59aus kev59aus is offline
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Newbie to 2001 M3 Convertible

A quick HELLO! and introduction to all on the Bimmerfest forum. Happy to join tfellow BMW enthusiasts

My name is Kevin Shepherdson. I am from Perth, Western Australia and currently reside in Omaha, Nebraska. I look forward to reading and contributing to the the respective forums.

I am hoping to to purchase an 2001 Imola red M3 convertible equipped from the factory with the Cold Weather Package, Harman Kardon audio, Xenon headlamps, and CD player, full power seats, leather upholstery, and 4-way lumbar adjustments

It has been further upgraded aftermarket with the optional forged 19-inch wheels as well as high-end Bavarian Soundwerks speakers, amp and subwoofer with an iPod connection. The grey interior trim has been painted piano black.

I have included a couple of photos.

This is my first foray into the world of the M3. I had owned a 96 318i years ago and loved the handling.

I will post the details on the forum for the required help and advice on what to look for when test driving it before I make an offer.

Cheers,
Kevin
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:35 AM
john.mcdarren john.mcdarren is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW Z3
Question Chrome windscreen surround Z3

Hi,

I have a 1997 Z3 2.8 in great condition but the plastic coating on the windscreen surround is perished. I would like to fit a chrome cover. Can anyone tell me where they can be obtained?
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:41 PM
cocobrown cocobrown is offline
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Mein Auto: 2007 x3 osi
Red face New Member

Hello Fellow Bimmers,
This is my first BMW -2007 BMW X3OSI. Rcvd today. Looking forward to reading and participating the threads
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:00 PM
dsalomone dsalomone is offline
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New forum member

Looking forward to forum information about my 2003 BMW 330i
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:48 PM
maz746 maz746 is offline
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Location: Portland, Oregon
 
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Mein Auto: 2001 330 Ci coupe
Hello from Oregon

I just bought a 2001 330Ci coupe. Every time I drive it, I love it more. I really like the body style, my trim package, the way the seat feels, almost everything. Factory tint windows are a little dark for Oregon and I heard that they aren't allowed here. I guess that remains to be seen. A driving experience instead of just driving a car. Fast, smooth, did I mention fast?
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