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    Sticky: I've used them as they are not far from the Metro...

    I've used them as they are not far from the Metro (Greenbelt). Gary Davis, the owner, is very knowledgeable and used to work at Passport before opening his own shop. It is a very down to earth shop...
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    Orlando- I am not sure looking at the photo, but...

    Orlando-
    I am not sure looking at the photo, but it appears that the trim is pulling away from the body of the car. Did you call Passport to see if they know about the issue and have the trim in...
  3. Call David Driscoll at Stein Sperling. Stein...

    Call David Driscoll at Stein Sperling. Stein Sperling is the best regional lawfirm in the DC area, and they have offices in Virginia, Maryland, etc. Dave is a superb attorney, which is characteristic...
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    I understand that it is if the shop has the...

    I understand that it is if the shop has the correct license / permit for R12 refrigerant. But I am not certain. My best guess is that if no one does it, it's probably not legal. :wink:
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    R12 Re-Conversion

    Hello all-
    I'd love to convert my e28 to have the AC run again with R12 instead of R134. Does anyone know of shops in the metro DC area that would be willing to return my e28 to its natural state? ...
  6. Well said! Also, for whatever reason, also...

    Well said!


    Also, for whatever reason, also count me in the "not an X3 fan" group. For whatever reason, it always looked awkward to me. Also to chickish for a guy. Not PC, I know, but it does....
  7. Orlando- A few thoughts here on top of the sound...

    Orlando-
    A few thoughts here on top of the sound advice you have received:

    1. Don't be afraid of the v-8s. The v-8s are reliable motors, aside from issues that it largely shares with the I-6s....
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    Paul- Autosports Unlimited in Zeeland, Michigan...

    Paul-
    Autosports Unlimited in Zeeland, Michigan rebuilt the transmission (ZF 5hp-30) in my 740 about 5 years ago. Runs perfectly still. I recall the transmission was about $2700, which included...
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    Is there a standalone feedback thread for the...

    Is there a standalone feedback thread for the December DIY at Convenience?

    If not -- great event, great location, wonderfully helpful hosts. Thank you Zach and the team at Convenience.
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    Orlando- Just saw your post now, obviously. ...

    Orlando-

    Just saw your post now, obviously. Needless to say, it was good talking to you Saturday. Maybe next time I can actually help you and not just bum tools. ;)
    Take care,
    Ray

    PS: ...
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    Well, the offer of help still stands. Let me...

    Well, the offer of help still stands. Let me know if you need any. Don't want to just bitch and whine.

    Raymond Lombardo
    BMWCCA 176819
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    Parts Availability

    I understand Curry's will not have any parts available. Could someone confirm if this is true? For those of us bringing older BMWs to the event (85 535i), we often need at least three or four days...
  13. Einstein's (Gary Davis) definitely has a GT1. ...

    Einstein's (Gary Davis) definitely has a GT1. He's also extremely honest and doesn't look to vacuum your wallet, which is rare in the DC area, in my experience.
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    You run the heavier weights, such a 15w-50, in...

    You run the heavier weights, such a 15w-50, in the older cars that have M30 motors. (I believe this applies to the M20 as well.) BMW specified, and most good shops today will still recommend, that if...
  15. I think, maybe Phillip (but not sure) mentioned...

    I think, maybe Phillip (but not sure) mentioned that they were conisdering Passport.

    J&F was pretty easy to get to for me, although I live in Silver Spring. If you work downtown, it is also easy...
  16. Great DIY

    This was my first NCC event, and it was great.

    First off, Alan and Phillip did a terrific job. Thank you!

    And the venue, J&F, was also fantastic. What a nice group of people, and a beautiful...
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