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    1. It was an 06 325. Loaded car though (ran the...

      It was an 06 325. Loaded car though (ran the VIN), every option even had active steering and sunshades which is super rare on an E90. Poor car ot deserved better. If it was an E65 I would have...
    2. Yup. I got the VIN. I work for BMW so I know...

      Yup. I got the VIN. I work for BMW so I know where to look. Im going to phone it on to the CHP.
    3. Unfortunately all the ones we found were...

      Unfortunately all the ones we found were basically foundations at this point and hundred year old trash.

      Jeep club actually brought a Geologist with us, so we got some good rocks, I got some...
    4. You find interesting things in the desert. ....

      Including this. Abandoned cars aren't uncommon, but an E90 way out in the Mojave, burned to a crisp isn't something you see every day. The magnesium block caught and melted everything that was...
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      Key word there bud, "SHOULD", counter point is...

      Key word there bud, "SHOULD", counter point is some of the old guys do not understand, or want to work on the NEW cars. Haha.
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      Driving every day, tinkering as a hobby, and...

      Driving every day, tinkering as a hobby, and working on them for years are all different things. Older guys wrenched on old BMWs when they were new BMWs, for years, and know them like the backs of...
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      Dealers are full of younger techs who for the...

      Dealers are full of younger techs who for the most part, don't understand basics of an old car, how the system works, and how to diagnose an issue without a computer. Not ALL of them, but most. All...
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      Older than 25 years? BMW dealer I just left we...

      Older than 25 years? BMW dealer I just left we would get them, maybe 1 or two a month, but we also would write 40-50 cars a day. 2 out of a thousand or more a month? What is that 0.2%?

      I think...
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      Haha the store I was at didnt have a Rialto lift...

      Haha the store I was at didnt have a Rialto lift so we would tell them to piss off.
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      Wow. VW makes ****ty cars? Who knew! Seriously,...

      Wow. VW makes ****ty cars? Who knew! Seriously, their ****, and company has been down hill since they decided to bastardize their integrity and put the floppy axle with drums and a weezy 2.0 8v in a...
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      Well, reality of the situation is people who know...

      Well, reality of the situation is people who know older cars like yours are few and far between at a dealer anymore. The dealer I just left, I was one of three guys that know BMWs that have a hood...
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      The TU has fixed a lot of issues. The injection...

      The TU has fixed a lot of issues. The injection was changed to use the N55 style injectors which rarely go bad, it added Valvetronic too.
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      With this, atleast BMW is taking care of the...

      With this, atleast BMW is taking care of the customers and replacing a bunch of parts that may, or likely will go bad ahead of time. I see this as a huge "step up to the plate" moment for a...
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      Thats good to know. Its always nice to have good...

      Thats good to know. Its always nice to have good stand up people with a good rep. I have one local guy here in southern California I get stuff from if I don't go to SSF.
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      Interesting. All parts like thermostats, water...

      Interesting. All parts like thermostats, water pumps have a mark. If Behr makes 1000 thermostats for BMW, they go in a BMW box, go to the dealer. If BMW only buys 800 of them, the remaining 200 get...
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      So you know where he gets his parts? Because I've...

      So you know where he gets his parts? Because I've been dealing with BMW parts for a long time. Next time you order a part, see if the "BMW" emblem is missing or ground off. All OEM BMW parts have a...
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      Those prices are suspect. I wonder if they are...

      Those prices are suspect. I wonder if they are genuine BMW, OEM supplier or knockoffs. Some of the supposed prices are cheaper than what it costs a dealer to buy from BMW. Still, **** adds up on that...
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      This.

      This.
    19. Poll: M3 is the far better car, will have less...

      M3 is the far better car, will have less depreciation IMO long term and its safer from a reliability standpoint.
    20. So who in TCL bought one? Fess up. I'm sure we...

      So who in TCL bought one? Fess up. I'm sure we have atleast one.
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