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  2. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Picked up the new daily! The e46 is still for sale!
  3. rampelsauce

    2005 325iT - 135k Miles - Great DD

    These double d's are sweet and pert! Good seller!
  4. Yesterday
  5. If someone was to buy it they would need to get it for 3k. And track it.
  6. Subframe completely junk, salvage title and a none running engine in pieces.....seems like a easy pass for me.
  7. straight6pwr

    Joined the Club Today

    can you post a picture of the connection?
  8. If I find out if these can fit an e46 323i, my brother would likely scoop these up!
  9. Someone should buy this https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-bmw-m3-lsb/6772509920.html If I didn't have the m3 right now Id drive down ans swoop it up.
  10. SteelBlue

    Joined the Club Today

    So the hands work when the adapter is plugged in one way and the light works when it’s plugged in the other...could the adapter be the issue?
  11. i_love_cars

    E46 M3 S85 swap thread

    So, updates. Main thread has been updated with a spreadsheet screenshot of all the cost breakdown for everything. It will be updated over time as needed but at this point we have covered just about all the bases. The transmission I had got on ebay arrived with a giant crack in the bellhousing among other problems - basically everything got fucked up by the freight carrier. So I have been refunded for that and am back on the hunt for a transmission again. If anyone catches a beat on a decent E9x 6mt transmission, let me know. I have a standing order in with BimmerWorld for a set of BE bearings which is somewhat entertaining because they didn't even take payment info and said "anything we authorize will likely expire by the time bearings actually get in stock" since BE is constantly on backorder for S65/S85 bearings upgrades. The majority of other updates are essentially already documented as a result of the pricing spreadsheet - basically have just been talking with vendors for making custom parts and updated prices accordingly based on what they said. Part out of the M5 begins right away in January, and I already have the SMG sold for $2700 and in January will be posting up in the M5 forums and chicago area BMW FB groups probably with official part-out lists.
  12. Last week
  13. I think people are that dumb. Someone asked how I came up with the idea of building a Momster truck on facebook and I replied with; "meth is a hell of a drug." Within the hour I had three people messaging me on facebook asking if I wanted to buy drugs. WTF. I told them all I already had more than enough, but I was amazed.
  14. Jdesign

    Joined the Club Today

    I wired mine in using a 6 button OBC harness that I modified. I remeber it being straight forward without issues. I assume its repairable as there are guys that rebuild them like E3DAD.
  15. Rekpoint

    Secret Santa 2018!

    Got my gift from @Earl today! So excited!!! Sorry to my Secret Santa recipient. Im running late. It will be out on Monday I promise ❤️😙
  16. REKIII

    Stories from Retail Auto Service

    I will read new posts in this thread with excitement.
  17. SteelBlue

    Stories from Retail Auto Service

    I feel I have been fortunate enough to work in retail only once in my life and in a position that didn't have to deal with customers on a frequent basis. People are morons.
  18. I see a bunch of these browsing Chicago CL. They have to be a police sting or something. Or people are really that stupid. Probably the latter.
  19. SteelBlue

    Joined the Club Today

    Was having nightmares that my scene points were too low, so I bought a couple E U R O items to mend that. Got these at both a pretty good price. I picked up one of those wiring adapters for 6 button OBC to euro clock to make life easier for my self. Clock gets power as the light for it comes on, but when I use the set buttons on the front of the clock, the hands don't turn. I don't think I am doing anything wrong as this is pretty straight forward process, but I was under the impression I was buying a working unit. I have messaged the seller already. Are these repairable like the speedometers are?
  20. https://denver.craigslist.org/hab/d/bmwti-parts/6772621997.html
  21. Jdesign

    Good time to sell?

    Also condsider if you list it now and it sits on the market for a few weeks, generally people think theres something wrong with it and might just scroll past it without even looking. I will take an ad down if it doesnt sell in the first two weeks. then I wait two weeks and relist the same car with new pictures and updated description. 90% of the time I get a serious buyer in the first day or two.
  22. Boris3

    Good time to sell?

    Given what folks have said above if you NEED to sell it now you are in a relatively poor seller's position by listing it given the fewer potential buyers this time of year. Even with the hope for the elusive "the one", if you needed the car gone you would feel compelled take the first lowball offer you could live with, take the cash and drown your sorrows in cheaply spiked eggnog. But as you mentioned it's only taking up space and it's costing you nothing. List it for what you'd like and wait to see if "the one" is out there. Sit back, ignore the email lowballers and folks with stupid questions, and crack open a bottle of something upscale.
  23. patsbimmer1

    Good time to sell?

    Is there any downside to posting it now? Someone may be in the market today that wants exactly what your selling but by waiting until after the 1st you could potentially lose that buyer in the market.
  24. patsbimmer1

    Stories from Retail Auto Service

    Part deux 2 days after we serviced said customers vehicle and she tells me shes going to take it to the dealer I receive a call on my cell phone from her. She tells me that she took it to the dealer and they told her the light was on because she had 3 dead sensors so she wanted to know what I was going to do for her. Thankfully I took a screenshot of the sensor readings and sent this to her before her appointment with the dealer so I asked her if she showed this to them. She said yes and that they said our tool wouldn't work because only the OEM tool can scan these. That's a lie. I explain to her how untrue that is but she's still adamant that we need to pay to fix this. I told her that i'm happy to set up some time to have the Service Manager look at it again but as far as diagnosing it goes we've already determined that the sensors are not bad and it's impossible that I would get a reading with 4 individual ID's if the sensors were bad. She says that the dealer told her it was common for "other" places to break sensors when they install tires and this is probably what happened. I reminded her that the light was on when it came in, all four sensors read before we started working on it AND she watched me scan all four sensors multiple times AFTER we installed the tires and they all read. Logic need not apply in this situation, she still believes it's our fault. I told her that I'd be happy to put 3 new sensors in but when that doesn't turn the light off i'd like know to what level of responsibility she'll hold the dealer to for misdiagnosing the issue and how she plans on compensating us for our time spent following their misdiagnosis. She hadn't thought about this and went silent. She agreed that in that scenario she didn't know what she would do but knew that she didn't want to pay for this mistake. After more discussion I told her that i'd pay for half of her deductible for her warranty to have the dealer fix this issue but I wanted to see the invoice before I paid anything. A couple days go by and she emails me the invoice... the last page of the invoice with a total. I asked her for the rest of the invoice with the detailed line items. She sent this over and I quickly realized why she didn't want to send this to me... *gasp* the dealer misdiagnosed the issue! *gasp* It stated on the invoice that they replaced 3 sensors and AFTER replacement found that the light turned off BUT they also found that a TPMS initiator had failed. Here's a tech lesson for everyone. In some vehicles there is a TPMS sensor in each wheel. This communicates to an initiator in each wheel well which communicates to the control unit that deciphers the inputs from the sensors and spits it out to your dash. These sensors do not typically become active until the vehicle is in motion. So, you may be asking "well if the dealer replaced the sensors and the light turned off then there MUST have been bad sensors AND a failed initiator. What a coincidence!" And to that I say no. What happened was they replaced the sensors, cleared the TPMS codes and did a TPMS relearn which turned the light off. In most cases if there is an active TPMS code you cannot complete a relearn without clearing them. So, the tech probably thought very highly of himself until he actually took it for a drive and saw the light pop back on because the sensors communicated to the initiators and the system saw that one initiator wasn't working. He thought, "Oh shit. Well fuck it, she's only paying her $350 deductible anyways and we're already over that amount so might as well say it needed both!". This is wrong. This is immoral. This gives the auto repair industry a bad name. So, after further reading I also saw that the dealer says they replaced 3 sensors but in the line items they only have 2 sensors on the invoice. Maybe the advisor screwed up, maybe they only put 2 in, who know's. Either way, it's another discrepancy to prove their incompetence. I take it a step further to call that dealer AND a second and third dealer of the same OEM to ask if the initiator will cause the light to be on. The dealer she took it to said "I don't know what that is let me ask a tech.... My tech has never heard of a TPMS initiator." The other two say "Yes, it will cause the light to be on even after replacing sensors but not until the vehicle is driven." I point all of this out to the customer who chooses to ignore all of the facts I just laid out and ask when she can pick up her check. Now, by this time I'm angry and want to tell her to go pound sand and rip the dealer apart for ripping her off and slandering my name. I calm down and think about how much more time i'm going to spend arguing with this person and how much higher my blood pressure will rise. I had the store cut her a check for $175 and told them this was "go away" money. Win some, lose some. This was a moral victory for me but still hurts thinking about it.
  25. jc43089

    Good time to sell?

    This is kinda what I was thinking, it's taking up garage space right now, but otherwise isn't costing anything. I would like to free up the cash as we aren't really driving it much but as people see tax time coming and feel like tax refunds are free money even though it was just a loan of your own money to the government all year they will be ready to spend. Although people may just sit and play on their phones looking at cars instead of talking to their in-laws at Christmas...
  26. jc43089

    Good time to sell?

    I don't expect to get that much, one that had minimal maintenance done with 195k, went for 6600. It was an '04 which is missing several things that the 05-07 ones have and typically sell for less. It had minimal maintenance done, but looked pretty good. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-volvo-v70r-3/ I think somewhere around 8k I would be happy with.
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