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    I must also throw out my compliments. This was my first time meeting people, and it was great. The shop was clean, my motor mounts went in with no problem, and the mechanic confirmed a ball joint problem with the car that I suspected might be the problem. I thought that would be too difficult for me, so I left the car with them to fix, and they even loaned me a car!

    And, if you guys feel like having some real fun, there is a race they help sponsor at Old Dominion in Manassas. They will even let you race one of their cars! This sounds like an event we need to do, doesn't it?

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    Thanks for the thanks guys. I had a blast also, and Timmy said we were one of the best groups he's had for an even like this. He has done them for Porsche club for years.

    Sorry I didn't reply to all the follow-ups. I was busy that week and never even checked back on the forum.

    A few of us were discussing the missing access panel on the bottom of the E46s (Steve's and Dave's cars), and then the fact that some E46 just have a plastic tray. I checked Bentley, the metal tray with the access panel is on only coupes and convertibles.

    I went to the races with Timmy Saturday night, had a great time, the POS Escort he was pounding on won it's class. I've never been a fan of circle-track, but those 425hp Late Models were pretty impressive. It was free fishing lure night too! Seriously, it's great family fun out there.

    www.olddominionspeedway.com/

    Thanks to all the DIYers for making this a smooth event!

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    Free fishing lure night! Yeehaa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNNAM3
    Free fishing lure night! Yeehaa!
    I think that sums up Old Dominion Speedway better than anything else.
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    The best part is that the owner/management team at ODS are in on the joke; they know that a "Free Fishing Lure" promo is sort of cheesy and funny, we chuckled every time the announcer mentioned it. But the kids absolutely loved it, you should have seen the excitement on their faces when they came to get their free lures.

    The Boy Scouts were there too, all sitting together, in uniform. It's almost like stepping into a time-warp back to the 1950's when you go there.

    It's great family fun, I encourage everyone to get out there and check it out.

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    Rob -

    Nice write-up on the DIY event in the dB this month. I also liked your article on the 530xi. My wife and I are already looking at that car as a replacement for the 525iT. We just need to wait until you finish leasing it first
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    Ladies/Gentlemen,
    Are we going to have another DIY event soon? I missed this one and my car is due for some maint work.
    Please let me know if anybody can let me use his/her lift, even for a fee.
    Thanks

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    Take advantage of having ODS in our backyards. Its days are numbered. The land is worth more for a subdivision. The DC area also used to have the Beltsville Speedway in Md and back 40 years ago the Malboro track hosted drivers like Penske, Clark, Hill etc. And if you are really old like certain club members Andrews and I believe Bolling had sports car races.
    And who knows you may see the next phenom in NASCAr at ODS!

    Nice to see DIY. Any thought been given to having them a week or two weeks before drivers school so students could get tech done at the session?

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    Great idea about Old Dominion Speedway and DIY
    When is the next DIY event ? and where ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy528e
    When is the next DIY event ? and where ?
    We don't have any DIYs scheduled. Probably get back into them in the spring.
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    new member - can anyone direct me solving a cooling problem in my 1988 735i? The car blew out the top of the radiator, car has 165,00 on it. I live in Howell, NJ, which is between Lakewood and Freehold. thanks, jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim english
    new member - can anyone direct me solving a cooling problem in my 1988 735i? The car blew out the top of the radiator, car has 165,00 on it. I live in Howell, NJ, which is between Lakewood and Freehold. thanks, jim
    No input whatsoever, but you may want to contact your local NJ BMWCCA members... While you're more than welcome here, I suspect that they'd be able to direct to more effectively to local suppliers and mechanics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
    No input whatsoever, but you may want to contact your local NJ BMWCCA members... While you're more than welcome here, I suspect that they'd be able to direct to more effectively to local suppliers and mechanics.
    NJ Chapter forum: http://www.njbmwcca.org/forum/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim english
    new member - can anyone direct me solving a cooling problem in my 1988 735i? The car blew out the top of the radiator, car has 165,00 on it. I live in Howell, NJ, which is between Lakewood and Freehold. thanks, jim
    You might also want to send an email to Mike Miller at Roundel - techtalk@roundel.org . He's very helpful with those ancient cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hicks
    You might also want to send an email to Mike Miller at Roundel - techtalk@roundel.org . He's very helpful with those ancient cars.
    Ancient?!

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