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    Sounds good! I think I'll get up around 5 a.m. on...

    Sounds good! I think I'll get up around 5 a.m. on Saturday and get this going. Thanks-
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    Bedding-in procedure question

    I have an '03 530i with 60k miles. I intend to replace the brake pads/rotors with Cool Carbons and Ate rotors.

    I look at the bedding-in procedure for the Ates, and it says to go easy for 400...
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    Try Lim's in Tysons. He just did my E46 M3...

    Try Lim's in Tysons. He just did my E46 M3 headliner for a very reasonable rate and the work was top-notch.

    Lims: 703.893.7373
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    E36 325/8 or M3?

    I don't think this question has a firm answer, but I sold my garage queen and want to get a car dedicated to Autocross and HPDEs. I see lots of higher mileage E36s for 5 - 7k. I know there are a ton...
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    E46 Convertible Top 'Batwing' Ripped

    Happy New Year everyone-

    I have an E46 M3 convertible, and there's a rip in the plastic and headliner right along the 'pillar' on the passenger side. This was a common failure on E36s, and BMW...
  6. Thanks guys- I think I'll live with it as long as...

    Thanks guys- I think I'll live with it as long as I can. It's not killing me (yet), and sometimes it doesn't happen at all. Steven, how much was it to get it fixed? I'm just trying to determine if...
  7. E39 Shifter Not Returning to Center Position

    Has anyone experienced this in a 3.0l w/5 speed trans? If I'm in 5th and go to downshift to 4th, I have to gingerly 'feel' my way to 4th. From there it's due north for 3rd, but it still feels like...
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    Sticky: I'm sort of suprised we don't have enough ego to...

    I'm sort of suprised we don't have enough ego to wait out 18 months and some legislative red tape to have awesome long-term exposure for the club. Politicians have to wait 'til they're dead to get...
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    Mike Miller from Roundel Tech Talk swears by...

    Mike Miller from Roundel Tech Talk swears by Redline for the diff, but LSDs need the added friction compounds. I know the stuff for the M3 LSD is about 35 bucks per half liter from the dealer and you...
  10. Why can't I find 16" x 7" steelies for an E39 530?

    I thought I saw these in my travels to Sweden for work, but I can't seem to find them. I have a set of winter tires that I'd like to mount on standard steel wheels, but I can't find them on the web....
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    Sticky: Are we ready to start collecting checks at this...

    Are we ready to start collecting checks at this point? I believe we have the req'd number of people, right?
  12. If you have the time, here's a suggestion from...

    If you have the time, here's a suggestion from Raf Garces- We took the Blue Ridge Parkway and it made the trip just as much fun as the school!

    As told to me a year ago:

    It depends on how much...
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    E46 Convertible Headliner Replacement

    I have a nasty rip in my headliner by the passenger rear quarter window. The plastic piece that helps the headliner retain its shape has been crushed by the convertible top mechanism, and I'd like to...
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    E39 post-maintenance clutch strangeness

    Riddle me this: Bring my E39 530 in to dealer (name w/held for now) to get brake fluid and clutch flushed 'n filled.

    I get the car back, and the brakes feel exactly as they did when I brought it...
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    Emissions-

    Look into recall campaign no. 06E-A03, BMW Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign to Reprogram DME for OBD Communication.

    Affected cars- 2000 to 2004 M Roadster/coupe, M3 Coupe/Convertible, Z8, and...
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    Sticky: How much?

    How much do we write the check for? Which block do we check off? 'Special Interest' and then write in BMWCCA? 'Other' and write in BMWCCA?
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    Thanks-

    I was indeed asking about trans oil. I picked up the stuff for the diff- 36 bucks for a 1/2 liter! Forgot the capacity was 1.3L, so I'll be back for the third bottle in the series, and I'll try to...
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    E46 M3 Gear Oil

    Does anyone know the secret handshake to get 2L of gear lube for an E46 M3 (non-SMG)? I went to BMW of Sterling and the parts man said they won't pump it out of their drum, they don't want the...
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    Could it be an intermittent slave cylinder...

    Could it be an intermittent slave cylinder problem? This exact thing happened to me in my otherwise reliable Miata a few years back. Also might want to check into a flushing of your clutch...
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    Sticky: How are we coming along? The dealers are...

    How are we coming along? The dealers are producing happy new E90 owners on a daily basis, and it seems like a small push at Fairfax, Arlington, and Sterling would bring this number up rather quickly...
  21. Hmmm, not sure that golf invite was passed on to...

    Hmmm, not sure that golf invite was passed on to the E30/36/46 contingent:) That's OK, though, as my broken in half putter is in the Fairfax County landfill after my last outing at Brambleton......
  22. Would this hh be a good forum to get the last few...

    Would this hh be a good forum to get the last few applicants needed to get the Viginia CCA plates going? If I'm not mistaken, there are only a few to go...
  23. Poll: Unlike Roadfly or Bimmerworld, I don't feel like...

    Unlike Roadfly or Bimmerworld, I don't feel like there is so much content that it has to be subdivided. I personally enjoy reading about all types of vehicles and their associated technical issues.
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    Sticky: Well, judging by the Tobacco Heritage and the...

    Well, judging by the Tobacco Heritage and the Jimmy Buffet plate, we can pretty much do anything we want...
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    Sticky: After helping my wife incorporate her business,...

    After helping my wife incorporate her business, I'm no longer being crushed by federal and state paperwork. I sort of miss it. I'd be glad to help out.
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