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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-15-2015, 06:31 AM
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$2.15 for premium? Premium around me is $2.22. Just checking Gas Buddy, and the gas station I use is at $2.01. $1.98 is the cheapest around me right now. For regular, by the way.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:50 AM
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Reg is 99.9/litre right now! cheapest in a few years
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came home last night.. saw that alien vs predator 2 was on tv, desided to download it and watch it today...

reason..

back in 2002 or 3 i downloaded the first one b4 it was in theaters..... think i used lime wire.. got had by 20 century, got off with nothing more then a slap on the wrist... but learned
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oh yeah.... it sucked... i wish they made movies like they did back in the 80's
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:49 PM
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:10 PM
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I remember when Metallica went after Napster users. At that time the only thing I had downloaded from Napster was Metallica lol.... Obviously nothing came of it, but I remember sweating it out for a few days lol
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:01 PM
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Isn't napster still around? I think it's a paid service now, though.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:13 PM
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Hey just curious but how much are a set of decent M Pars usually go for around you?

I just bought a set because a customer of ours want to off load them cheap cause he really wanted something else. I am about to sell them for $1100 with decent tires.

I bought my set (on my car) for $320 (rims only) and shelled out another $100 for straightening. I know I got a steal on that set.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:28 PM
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I played garage door opener tech today.. For some reason the drive gear in my opener stripped.. So I replaced it. Took an hour and 3 beers and 5 cigarettes but I got it done and all seems to be functioning fine..
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Did you wear nitril gloves? And stop smoking!
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:49 AM
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What's with you and the gloves man? And I'm not going to stop smoking until it kills me. So that's a lost cause right there..
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:52 AM
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:18 AM
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Well yes then I would wear gloves. I only wear gloves when skinning racoons and possums. Possums don't get rabies but they're ugly enough to warrant gloves.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:23 AM
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I played garage door opener tech today.. For some reason the drive gear in my opener stripped.. So I replaced it. Took an hour and 3 beers and 5 cigarettes but I got it done and all seems to be functioning fine..
Replaced mine with a kit from Sears maybe 6 - 7 years ago. Plastic gear had worn to nubs. Likely time to do it again soon.

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Old 01-16-2015, 09:19 AM
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Yeah the parts kits are cheap. I picked it up all assembled yesterday for 37 bucks. And Cab, a glove might not have helped, maybe a Gauntlet? But yeah the only things gloves do it stop the transfer of disease. Or stop the minor abbrasions. I've been cut through my glove many times at work. Plus men are supposed to have scars on their hands.. It shows future mates that you're a good provider.
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Smoking is bad! I quit 2 years ago and it was one of the best things I have ever done. Never smoked in my car though , plus it allows me to save more money for more useful things. Like all the energy drinks I drink. Ill die before I quit drinking them. Put a Monster and a bottle of Jim Beam in my casket, for my ride to where ever I go from here. I hate wearing gloves, the only way I wear gloves is when I need my hands to be clean because my girlfriend is coming over, or when I'm working in the summer and there is Poison Ivy. Learned my lesson after the first time not using gloves when landscaping. Two weeks of misery.

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I at least own a pair of mechanic's gloves. I don't use them, though. Don't want to get them dirty. Kind of like my uncle and his truck... he has a mat on his bed liner and a tonneau cover. Then he's got floor mats on his floor mats. I'm not that crazy.
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I quit smoking 7 or 8 years ago. Its been that long I can't remember. I quit to play ice hockey - best decision ever! But I totally understand smoking cigarettes. Yea the health **** sucks. But like smoke and coffee in the morning, I get that. Smoke after a big meal, I get that. Smoke after sex, I get that too! When people smoke around me now it doesn't phase me one bit.
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Where can I find some good racing posters? Its time to start decorating the garage more..
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