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.
By naterisch
02/01/2016
By the time you read this, I will have already competed in my first Rolex 24 at Daytona—but at the very moment I am writing this, I am flying to Daytona, filled with excitement to race in one of my dream races. I have never raced in an event longer than 2½  hours, so even the idea that I get to pull my first all-nighter driving a race car is a thrilling thought of its own.
By naterisch
02/01/2016
It is rare when one of my Facebook friends scoops me in looking for cars on Craigslist, as I am always looking for cars on Craigslist. But in mid-December, scoop me one of them did—and in my own back yard. I received a post from Patrick King with a link to a CL ad for a 2002tii in a town in suburban Boston only about ten miles from me. When I checked the ad, I saw that it had been up for less than 24 hours, so I forgave myself for whatever short lapse had occurred in my CL obsessive-compulsive routine. 

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