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  2. Someone I know is interested in it and I have replied to the ad. If they respond and I can confirm some sort of legitimacy I will take a look at it.
  3. GB-335xiCoupe

    chit chat thread

    Had the similar thing happen to me about 10 years ago - neutral went to ground. We not at home when it happened. It fried a whole bunch of components in the entertainment center, including the TV, and the lights would go super bright and then real low, and kept cycling like that. The garage door opener was acting real funky too. It was like the house was possessed! Walked in to the smell of ozone because it had baked one of my surge protectors. Fortunately no fire resulted. The WPS told me the neutral went to ground near the terminal box behind my house. Someone had nicked it with a shovel (outside of my property so I know it wasn't me) and it eventually corroded. Fun stuff.
  4. Today
  5. SteelBlue

    Joined the Club Today

    Made big progress last night. Car is back on the ground. Got the entire front end put together minus the sway bar. Getting the steering rack in was big as I thought that was gonna be a big issue. Brake booster just needs to be moved and then it should be ready for the motor. I was an idiot and didn't realize that JOM provides new collars for the strut housings until I did some research. Was super releived because I didn't have to use the old shitty ones and the fact that they didn't fit and thought I wasn't gonna be able to make any other progress. If you need center a control arm bushing in a lollipop, an E30 brake rotor, some wood, and a hammer works. That also goes for pushing them onto the control arm. This height is with no weight on it, when my buddy got in it lowered a bit but hes probably half the weight of the motor. Big tings soon come.
  6. a very well crafted one. Most scam ads are a bit more obvious. still worth getting stabbed.
  7. should be more along the lines of $24K from the ones ive seen
  8. Is it me or does that seem like a hell of a deal?
  9. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/d/2006-interlagos-blue-bmw-m3/6648152531.html worth the possible mugging/stabbing
  10. That E39 M5 has a few paint flaws but it is a cool color combo.
  11. Boris3

    The Last Open Road

    I've only read the first one, enjoyed it. Decals are sold at the Road America gift shop.
  12. I wanted this license plate 😡 (Is this someone on here?) https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1995-bmw-m3-supercharged/6647086669.html Could probably talk him down, rust free @Rekpoint lmao@ the staggered 24's on backwards https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/1999-bmw-e36-m3-rust-free/6647546619.html Gotta be an Individual car. Price seems fair for being individual and only 126k. https://madison.craigslist.org/ctd/d/2001-bmw-m5-6-speed-manual/6645514165.html Abomination https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/custom-wrapped-700-hp-2009/6644395581.html Hellrot e39 sport package, rust free https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/bmw-530i-sport-pkg-alcantara/6631654969.html I'd die for Mugello red, 273k miles 😓 https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/1995-e36-bmw-m3/6642328612.html
  13. ChrisO

    Official Sighting Thread

    Saw this M roadster in Howard. Not really feeling the chrome style 40's, and I never realized how strange the front wheels look compared to the aggressive rears. Also it had this random faded sticker stuck on the bumper
  14. YoungCR

    The Last Open Road

    Seen the decals plenty of times, googled it once and forgot about it
  15. Yesterday
  16. snap

    The Last Open Road

    I occasionally see these decals that say "The Last Open Road" or "The Fabulous Trashwagen" and i've finally remembered to google them to see what im missing. It turns out to be a series of books. Has anybody read them or have anything to say about them? I may see if the library has them just to take a crack at them.
  17. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Those are all good points. I ordered the curil k2 stuff. I'm not in a big rush, and I can't afford to have to mess with that again. See what I do going forward with the other gaskets I started taking some of the stuff apart last night on the trans to replace the seals and I noticed the TOB guide tube has some markings on it. I see ECS sell a replacement for $200 and can't seem to find them anywhere else, nor do any of the write ups mention it, making me think that not many people replace it. Thoughts? Or should I put some grease on it and call it a day?
  18. StriggityStrack

    e34 540 Daily Driver Project

    I looked everywhere on the inter-webs for example pictures and could not find anything. I see a lot of people running m contours but never the LTW's. I'm pleasantly surprised with how fitting they are on the vehicle.
  19. snap

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    This is what I was thinking of: RTV is always going to make things a real PITA to remove and clean up again but then you ask yourself how soon will you actually be revisiting that area, 1 year, 5 years, never? so for me its worth the added cleanup/hassle if having to dive back into it.
  20. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    More and more people I've talked to have said they use some sealant on water gaskets, too. I'll be doing that as well, then. And I noticed the input shaft had some sealant on the flange, so I'll get something for that. And then yes, the splines on the output shaft an the threads.
  21. snap

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    yes. I run a “toothpick” bead or less on surfaces that have a paper gasket. I had to re-do a water pump replacement once because I tried to take the advice of “if both surfaces are clean then all you need is the paper gasket. rubbish. On the rear main seal gaskets Ive replaced I used black rtv. If you are referring to the transmission rear output shaft seal then thats just a typical shaft seal, no rtv of course. The input shaft has the bolted flange that needs it though. The instruction to use some rtv/sealant on the splines is important. I will try to find an image or cutaway that shows why.
  22. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Finally picked up a 35mm f1.8 lens. Huge difference. Gave a reason to walk around aimlessly on a Wednesday night, so that was fun. Also trying to learn a little about composition and all that other fancy-pants stuff.
  23. patsbimmer1

    Official Vanity Plate Thread

    That's the most "in transition" license plate i've ever seen. I picture the driver taking off every time saying "BUCKLE UP BUCKAROO'S!"
  24. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    So you're putting gray rtv on each side of the paper gaskets? And you've used black rtv on the parts associated with the rear output shaft seal with success?
  25. snap

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Ive attempted to use all the right sealants and ended up at the following personal mantra: Black RTV on all gaskets and seals that touch oil, gray rtv on thermostat housings and warer pump gaskets, ans copper rtv on exhaust manifold gaskets. black rtv is what I used on my transmission stuff and please feel free to not take my advice/opinions. i am generally a dumb shit
  26. Bassboy3313

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    🤣
  27. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    More. Going to be doing the input and output shaft seal on the transmission. I read its advised to use thread sealant on the splines, threads, and backside of the flange of the nut. OEM stuff is the curil k2, does anyone know of a good product that can be had locally?
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