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    Welcome to NCC. There are very few of us out...

    Welcome to NCC. There are very few of us out here, but some events are nearby. For example, the Gettysburg tour Apr 27, and Chapterfest at Summit Point Raceway, just south of Charles Town, WV, May...
  2. There's not a lot of tech activity here, so I...

    There's not a lot of tech activity here, so I suggest trying an E46 specific site maybe bimmerfest or E46 fanatics. If the DISA seal if bad that could cause vacuum leak. DISAs do go bad so if...
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    Paint Proteciton Film

    Good installer recommendation? Thanks.
  4. Can't offer any suggestions. I don't know of...

    Can't offer any suggestions. I don't know of independents that charge less than $100/hr in DC area. Consider that a repair shop is in business for the proprietor and employees to make a living. In...
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    You can simply reattach the clutch line if it...

    You can simply reattach the clutch line if it will reach. Many folks put in the modified valves so it appears the car is stock in case of a warranty claim, something you don't have to worry about on...
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    No clue whether the non-OEM scan tool might have...

    No clue whether the non-OEM scan tool might have been a problem, but check your battery.
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    Airbags - Passenger AND Driver side

    With Takata finally admitting a defect, BMW June 1 expanded its airbag recall, meaning many of us who had our cars recalled for passenger airbags will now have to return for a new driver airbag. ...
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    Welcome both of you to the BMW CCA. The National...

    Welcome both of you to the BMW CCA. The National Capital Chapter usually hosts 4 Street Survival Schools a year, but this year we find ourselves without the usual access to our two locations. We...
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    Many of us are using the older generation...

    Many of us are using the older generation Tandem-Pro which has a different input plug for the headsets, apparently no longer available new.
    HOWEVER, there is an adapter to fit the new headsets to...
  10. It might be covered by your auto insurance if you...

    It might be covered by your auto insurance if you have comprehensive coverage. I have heard a number of stories of clogged water drainage causing significant damage to BMWs -- cars even totalled...
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    As mentioned above, you need a code reader that...

    As mentioned above, you need a code reader that sees BMW codes, not just generic OBD codes. Was your oil temp high? Do you have adequate coolant? Could be a lot of things, including vanos sensors,...
  12. Thread: New Member

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    Greg, even if your car isn't road isn't ready,...

    Greg, even if your car isn't road isn't ready, you can swing by the Summit Point Jefferson circuit to observe one of our HPDEs in action.
  13. Michelle, fluid filled bushings are fairly common...

    Michelle, fluid filled bushings are fairly common on BMWs. The fluid fill eliminates some road harshness from transmitting into the passenger compartment and steering wheel. I presume you're...
  14. Chapter Event Typically, each session is divided into 2 heats,...

    Typically, each session is divided into 2 heats, one on course, the other working. You do not have to be there all day.
  15. Other Event Just take off 3 weeks, 4 if you can, and drive...

    Just take off 3 weeks, 4 if you can, and drive round trip. Some folks from our chapter shipped cars one-way for last year's Monterey O'fest. As Steven notes, scheduling car shipment that time in...
  16. Thread: NCC logo

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    Steven, that's actually the second logo. Go back...

    Steven, that's actually the second logo. Go back to a 1975 der Bayerische and you'll see the earliest logo, also a circle with the Capitol and CCA map inside. The '76 Oktoberfest logo followed a...
  17. Thread: NCC logo

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    A little history - the chapter's present logo is...

    A little history - the chapter's present logo is based on the logo the National Capital Chapter adopted for the 1996 Oktoberfest, which was organized and hosted by this chapter. It's been modified...
  18. Other Event Road Trip! It's a perfect excuse for a cross...

    Road Trip! It's a perfect excuse for a cross country drive. O'fest 2013 Monterey was my excuse for an 8300 mile drive last year. A few dozen NCC members were there. I also used O'fest 1985 in...
  19. Re: Russell. I see they're now on the Mile One...

    Re: Russell. I see they're now on the Mile One list (along with BMW of Silver Spring). I havent used Russell for service, but they give good CCA discounts on parts.
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    Obviously there's a fuel leak - very bad. Check...

    Obviously there's a fuel leak - very bad. Check online or Bentley manual for proper installation. Check all fittings. Make sure you didn't disturb something in the vapor recovery system. Leaking...
  21. Dealerships are all about doing jobs quickly. ...

    Dealerships are all about doing jobs quickly. That said, I've also had good service the past year at Silver Spring. Explain in a friendly manner to the service writer that you're fanatical about...
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    Good choice with the Mazda. Now, when your...

    Good choice with the Mazda. Now, when your daughter has a permit and some time behind the wheel, enroll her in Street Survival, a program sponsored by the BMWCCA Foundation. She'll learn some basic...
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    You're not likely to find one shop to do...

    You're not likely to find one shop to do mechanical, body/paint and upholstery, unless it's a restoration place.
    bmw2002faq.com is an excellent source of information about 2002s. You might post...
  24. Thread: O'Fest anyone?

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    Probably not me, having made the long drive to...

    Probably not me, having made the long drive to O'fest Monterey last year. Great adventure. But if you drive, having made the trip west several times, I-70 probably shows quickest, but for a...
  25. Thread: Wandering Z3

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    Some thoughts - How much tread is left on the...

    Some thoughts -
    How much tread is left on the tires? Are they stock sized tires?
    Worn tires and wider tires will tramline much more than full treat stock size. Poly bushings will direct road...
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