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What did you do to/for your BMW today?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by E46BAV90, May 18, 2011.

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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    I dropped about 1,000 of my favorite hits onto the storage drive in the Bee.
    Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, CSN&Y, Santana, James Taylor, Kenny Logins...
    Probably run out of gas before I run out of tunes.... might not even notice.
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    109941

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    The vintage of your music appears to match that of the editor's rumored taste in decor.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just saying.....
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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    Seriously, can you ever really hear Rod Stewart's Maggie Mae too many times?
    Ahh, the 70's!
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    109941

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    I see we have a member with a fondness of vintage double knit. Plaid or paisley?
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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    More like faded denim & flannel shirts... that double knit stuff didn't show up until a little later...
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    109941

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    As a genuine HS graduate of 1977............I have a yearbook with a lot of classmates in woven extruded composite fibers.
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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    Yep, in 1977 I was selling Leisure Suits made out of what you said. But, in 1970 I was cruising around
    in my faded jeans & flannel shirts chasing college co-eds. I thought the world of my Pontiac GTO until
    one of my fraternity brothers introduced me to hand brake drifting in his Triumph Spitfire. That was
    my first roadster experience. Good Times!
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    steven s

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    Reminder:
    What did you do to/for your BMW today?
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    mrsbee

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    I did the one a favor and took it to the local cars and coffee, where I ran into some familiar faces. The best part of it was having people come up to me and comment "hey, I really like your columns in roundel".

    So, I guess if I did anything for my BMW it would be pumping up its ego, as well as mine.

    Does that count, Steven?
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    mrsbee

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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Love them flog lights!
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    steven s

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    Cursed at my car.
    Window keeps falling off the track.
    Already replaced the sliders and POP!
    Next is to remove the window to inspect the arms.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Promised to get it some gas tomorrow. Don't want to be on empty when the earthquake hits.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    Changed out the chrome kidney grilles for shadowline gloss black. :)

    P9030069 - Version 2.jpg IMG_1160 - Version 2.jpg
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    steven s

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    ^^^
    Looks good. I'd add a front plate delete though.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    Thanks!

    I would, but I'm too lazy to have the bumper sprayed afterwards, especially knowing that with my luck next time I move I'll be in a state that requires a front plate.
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    109941

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    I didn't know it snowed that much in Sackalina?
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    steven s

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    Fixed my passenger side window mechanism on the ti.
    Replaced the sliders but still they popped out.

    Pulled the window out.
    The slider channel was gummed up with caked on grease.
    Using brake cleaner I got the track all nice and shiny.
    Relubed the track.
    Adjusted the bent arms.
    Reassemble.

    So far so good.
    Now to glue the plastic standoffs back onto the door panel.

    Also found a new use for brake cleaner.
    Kills fire ants on contact. :)

    UPDATE: Broke again. Now I see it's a plastic roller that's broken.
    Not the typical square ones.
    Unfortunately it's not plastic but unobtainium.

    What I have is on the left. Should look like the one on the right.
    JB Weld didn't work.

    Off to buy a new assembly.

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    ramitchell

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    Installed new hi-perf coils from Bav Auto
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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    Texas Bee.jpg View attachment 658

    Here in Texas, this Z4 35is is now road worthy. Drove all the way to
    Austin to pick up the final piece. Ever see a car from any other State
    carry a brand like this? Only in the Lone Star State.

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