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  3. ACS mirrors successfully installed, painted, and PPF'd on the ZHP. These have been on my list of parts I have been searching for for this car for probably 2 years now, finally found a LHD set, as all of the other sets I find are RHD. With my car being a 05, I have the ribbon style cables, so I had to modify them a ton to make them functional. I completely took the motor and harness out of my OEM mirrors and made a bracket so it fit in these. I parrallel park downtown almost daily, so I really did not want to lose the reverse mirror function. I also recently black PPF'd the door trim, as it was severely faded and buffing did nothing. This has bothered me since I bought the car, and new shadow line trim is like $6000, so this was the best option. It honestly looks better than new, and will withstand all scratches with the nice self healing that PPF has. I think the mirrors completely changed the look of the car! This is how the car should have came from the factory.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1369501613812674/?mibextid=dXMIcH This e21 looks really clean
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  6. I didn't do any driving today, but I did go trudge around on a ~10 mile walk this morning. Nice to get something like an actual snowstorm. Road conditions were definitely poor, but people seemed to be making the best of it.
  7. Reserve not met at 17k, I think that's more than fair given the driver fender being trashed. The seller is going to have a hell of a time trying to get more than that in the current market in my opinion.
  8. I think the partnership broke for a few years but looks like they are the current OEM supplier again per Castrol's website. https://www.castrol.com/en_us/united-states/home/castrol-story/newsroom/announcements/recommended-bmw-oil-supplier.html Man those pics make me wish I was romping around in my 530i.
  9. They’re my go-to for the e30 too, pretty much the only manufacturer that has 20W-50 that’s easy to find. Didn’t they change to Mobil more recently? Also: proof of snowmobile pics. I regret my decision somewhat, because as fun as it was to bash snowdrifts to and from and friends place there is a ton of snow in the engine bay at the moment. Guess it’s a tomorrow problem?
  10. It's probably mentioned in the owners manual but "BMW recommends Castrol" was a thing forever! If I remember right E39/E46 oil caps even have the Castrol logo on them.
  11. well its been a few days, sitting at $10.5k now. Really curious where this ends up price wise now that the market has softened. Also lol at the professional dye job comment from the seller. Wonder what happened to the fender as well?
  12. 127,930 Oil change, Castrol 5W-40 Euro full synthetic. Didn’t realize this stuff is BMW LL01 certified, which is cool. $35 a jug at the local O’Reillys, which is more than palatable considering it’s an old beater and you could probably fill a M50 with canola oil and be fine. But hey, never hurts to use the nice stuff. Ordered a (replacement) replacement VANOS seal from Beisan, once that comes in and gets installed in the new VANOS unit I’ll tackle the valve cover gasket. I don’t want to talk about how long the parts for that have been sitting on the shelf 😂 I always forget how this thing is just a Bavarian snowmobile when it gets slippery out there, solid traction and more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Further confirmation that FWD is not for me.
  13. Looks like @straight6pwr’s old car is up for sale! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325i-165/?fbclid=IwAR2DXsSEdDoLRlEGWAXA-JBDeWAPgbIN2HfF3dcZFTIWWjd8TjPoTnnO8qk
  14. First batch of parts has arrived! Hoping to find time this weekend or next to get the shocks installed, oil changed, and serpentine belt/pulley/tensioner replaced. It’ll go in fairly soon for the wheels to be re-balanced, and it’ll be aligned in the spring when I’m done replacing some other suspension bits. At this point, planning for: - Front shocks - Front upper and lower control arms (replacing with the TRW M3 parts) - Rear subframe bushing inserts. I know full bushing replacement is ideal but I don’t care to jump in that far just yet. - Any other rear bushings the shop notes as torched. Anyone who has done rear end work on an e90, are there any bushings or ball joints in particular that tend to go earlier than others? Ideally I’d like to not have to replace everything at oncoming the entire car, so if I can do a few things on the rear and the whole front this year, and other rear bushings later, that would be ideal.
  15. well well well.. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325i-165/
  16. Earlier
  17. I want to turn dining into eating.
  18. "Goods train" is british for "freight train"
  19. Crazy that this one is still out there mis-labeled as Aphex Twin. The name of the author is Outside.
  20. What my therapist has to say about my activities in this thread. Don't ask me why the illustration has two left hands, because I don't know.
  21. Don't actually own this one, but wish I had bought a copy back-in-the-day. That Whitney Houston sample...
  22. Had to dust off some of my old drum and bass singles at 6am this morning for reasons I don't understand.
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