By naterisch
02/22/2016
The purchase of Car #13 was spawned in a most unexpected way—incubated during two days of frigid weather over the long Presidents Day weekend. On the first day, I spent virtually the entire day on Craigslist, just to have something to do in a warm house. It was during this marathon that I found the car. And on the second, I went out in frigid temps and bought it.
By naterisch
02/16/2016
Oh sweet god in the tumbleweeds, I’ve gone and drunk the Kool-Aid: I love this car. If the M2 isn’t the best damn all-around track rat and street-show-off BMW since the E30 M3—yes, including the 1 Series M coupe, its most direct ancestor—then there is no order in the universe. You seriously need this bad ride.
By naterisch
02/15/2016
It’s February and it’s ten degrees in Boston. And I’m writing about resurrecting the air-conditioning in an E30. When I bought the 1987 E30 325is back in August 2014, among the things on the to-do list was addressing the fact that the air-conditioning didn’t work. I hooked up my nitrogen tank, pressurized the system, sprayed Big Blu leak-detecting soap solution at every a/c component and joint I could reach, and found a bad leak at the receiver-drier.
By naterisch
02/08/2016
Sitting in traffic often seems so innocuous—but drifting along in a sea of metal certainly has its risks. There is one particularly pernicious confluence of highways in Cleveland at the crossroads of I-271, I-480, and Route 422. There are multiple merges, limited sightlines, and, at the right time of year, a crazy array of shadows that can hide a semi until it’s too late. Simply put: it’s really dangerous. And every city has one. Or two. Or three—
By naterisch
02/08/2016
Rob’s book Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic is available through Bentley Publishers, Amazon, and Bavarian Autosport—or you can get a personally inscribed copy through Rob’s website: www.robsiegel.com.

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