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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:22 PM
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Dude you could be right about that, but it doesn't work the other way around, there are no E.T.'s seen in Star Wars, maybe now that Disney has taken over they will get creative in the next ones.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:24 PM
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anyone go kayaking here? what do i need to know about a kayak and gear and such.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:25 PM
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Nice to see you're alive! how have you been holding up in this arctic bullshlt being in the middle of the desert
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:34 PM
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Nice to see you're alive! how have you been holding up in this arctic bullshlt being in the middle of the desert
Good it's been a super mild and dry winter here. Usually we get a bunch if snow since I'm just west of Tahoe but not much this year. I'm jelly of all the snow the rest of the country is getting. You still have the e36?

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:35 PM
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:37 PM
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I just watched the last minute (again) of the last episode of season 2 of House of Cards, never thought I could love Kevin Spacey so much.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:39 PM
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:43 PM
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Ya I didn't do that, it's way too easy to just watch the next one. I feel like watching episodes back to back can really get you immersed into the story.

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:44 PM
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IIRC, Patrick is our resident kayaking expert.

Alan, you can have any and all snow that is scheduled to fall in New England. Today is the first day in forever that I didn't have to dodge either a snowpile or ice when running errands. Please Mother Nature, tell us we are done with this crazy winter

Oh, and I'm working a pretty good sized ($9M) pursuit now for a retailer in Dallas...and if we win, the partner (some guy I never met until last week) is so impressed, he already called my CA partner because he thinks I'm a rock star and wants me to split time between my new Santa Barbara client and Dallas. I guess I am officially out of last spring's doghouse. Yay!


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Old 02-26-2014, 10:48 PM
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ahh ill have to ask patrick tomorrow


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Old 02-26-2014, 10:49 PM
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:51 PM
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Dude you could be right about that, but it doesn't work the other way around, there are no E.T.'s seen in Star Wars, maybe now that Disney has taken over they will get creative in the next ones.
Look at 0:15. E.T.s are in the Star Wars reality.

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:58 PM
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Lmao! Lets keep it real because this is serious!
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anyone go kayaking here? what do i need to know about a kayak and gear and such.
I have on occasion, although I'm not a pro or anything.

I simply take myself and some food/drinks. My GF has a kayak and I simply use it.

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Since you're on here young Chad, find me a ZF6 Duramax!! CCSB please!
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:39 AM
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The racoons are so bad here that I had to bring my garbage can inside last night. This thing, as big an e30, tried to tear into it (and would have spread garbage all over my front porch). Even putting a tire on top of the dang bin did not keep that sucker away....he literally pulled the tire, and rim, off the can..resulting in a very loud bang that woke me up out of a dead sleep at 3am. I thought a tree had fallen on the house.

Until I get a garage, does anyone have a foolproof method for raccoon proofing my garbage cans?

PS...wheels are a must have for my can, must go down 6 stairs and across walk & driveway.

Mine looks something like this, with handles on the side
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:45 AM
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Thanks DF for the reminder!

I took Funny out today for her monthly winter blues ride. Did a few Italian-style carbon removal maneuvers. Oh how I miss her. Only 6 more weeks until the snow will be gone. Thank goodness!
More snow coming on Monday

I did finally wash the salt off the 540i. I forgot what color the poor thing was.

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they dropped the price of this car from $10k to $8k
http://nitra.bmwcpodealer.com/cpo/Ve...-VA/2188731783

KNOWN Inspection Issues:
*Power Steering Lines – leaking – Fails VA insp
*Lower Control Arms – Front – have play – Fails VA insp
*Tie Rods – outer – have play – Fails VA insp
*Valve Cover Gasket – leaking
*Oil Filter Housing Gasket - leaking

Could be fixed pretty quickly and easily. Get it for $7,500, drop a grand and BAM. Soild ZHP for $8,500.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:57 AM
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Did anyone else notice Alan posted? hes become a ghost member!!!

Chad if i had banker hours which involved sitting by a computer all day I'd have lost 8k posts too so

Actually though I did get a new job... at a shop that has a powdercoating oven large enough to park my truck in...
You know I left the bank at the end of the year? I've actually been pretty scarce since then, it's really nice actually having something engaging to do.

And sadly, banker's hours are a notion from many years past. Some of our branches were even open 7 days a week!

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Old 02-27-2014, 07:02 AM
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thanks jen
Missed this. What you want to know?



I have a 10 footer, and a 14 footer. Previously I had a 9.6 footer, but moved up the 14. Left that one at my parents house. I had a sit on top kayak for all of 2 hours. Fell off of it 4 times or so. Sold it at a loss to a guy on the beach on the sold. I HATED that B****.

So yeah- What do you want to know?
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Patrick, I thought you wanted imola or death? amirite? Also, no test drives would make me very nervous. Are you ready to sink another $1000 bucks for things that could be wrong, besides the disclosed stuff? Or will they let you bring in an independent mechanic to verify anything else? If the PO didn't fix this stuff, did he even do regular maintenance/oil changes?

Wondering if I should buy something like this and Mcgyver a lock onto it...maybe drill some holes and use a carbiner or a long shackle lock???

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Old 02-27-2014, 07:17 AM
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Since you're on here young Chad, find me a ZF6 Duramax!! CCSB please!
Tired of the lb7? Mine has 184000 on it now and I'm retiring it soon. I just picked up an f450 with the 6.7 powerstroke. Are you selling your truck?


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Old 02-27-2014, 07:20 AM
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Wondering if I should buy something like this and Mcgyver a lock onto it...maybe drill some holes and use a carbiner or a long shackle lock???

Just drill some holes into your current trashcan and use heavy duty bungees. You know, the ones that are an inch wide with a rectangular cross section. That worked for me, but my coons can be thwarted by putting a cinder block on the lid.

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Another storm dropping nearly a foot of snow is hitting Sunday. Will this winter ever end?
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:46 AM
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Patrick, I thought you wanted imola or death? amirite? Also, no test drives would make me very nervous. Are you ready to sink another $1000 bucks for things that could be wrong, besides the disclosed stuff? Or will they let you bring in an independent mechanic to verify anything else? If the PO didn't fix this stuff, did he even do regular maintenance/oil changes?

Wondering if I should buy something like this and Mcgyver a lock onto it...maybe drill some holes and use a carbiner or a long shackle lock???

I'm holding out for imola- no worries. It makes the car tempting, and if I still living in the area, I would have to go check it out.
They can't allow test drives because it doesn't pass VA inspection-so the car isn't legal on the road.

That is the trash barrel that I have, and I'll tell you they are heavy and HUGE! Mine have to be stored in the garage (HOA says so), and they take up a lot of space.
Would be easy enough to put a shackle type lock on top- though I like Jose's idea about a think bungee... That might hold it down better. As a lock will still allow the sides to flex a bit.
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jen, you can use heavy duty bungees to keep the lid secure, but also you may wish to install motion detector lighting around the cans.

in the summertime you can also use a motion activated sprinkler. not sure if there is a pneumatic unit or not, but that could work in the winter.




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