By naterisch
05/28/2017
It’s been a pretty wild Louie-centric four months. You could even say, to make the obvious joke, it’s been Louie, Louie, Louie. But what do I do now that the book about Louie’s resurrection and road trip home (Ran When Parked) has been published, and I’ve largely completed his sort-out and shepherded him the 2150 miles to and from the Vintage?
By naterisch
05/22/2017
To every BMW CCA member who in the past six months has uttered the phrase, “I’d be at Oktoberfest 2017 in New Orleans, if only it wasn’t in July,” it’s time to pony up. Oktoberfest 2017 is still in New Orleans—but not in July. The new dates are October 31 to November 4.
By naterisch
05/21/2017
About a week ago, I received an e-mail from Simon Cooper, president of the Boston BMW CCA chapter, which read: Mr. Cooper, The owner of an auto shop here in Eliot Square, Roxbury, suggested I get in touch with you.
By naterisch
05/15/2017
The sky began to fall last week with an alarming—dare I say a five-alarm?—report by ABC News titled BMW mystery fires: An ABC News investigation. By now, most of the BMW enthusiast community has been made aware of ABC News’ claim that an alarming number of what they term “mystery fires” are besetting BMW owners.
By naterisch
05/15/2017
One of the persistent problems during my thousand-mile drive home to Boston with Louie the 2002tii was that the fan belt wouldn’t stay tight. After I arrived home, I realized that when I’d replaced the alternator’s bushings, I’d missed the one where the ear of the alternator is held to the adjustment track.

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