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i'd agree except:    

Back on the ground! Need oil and more coolant. And gotta put a couple bits and pieces here and there back together.   

Getting the interior cleaned up a little bit. Shampooed the carpets and have some new floor mats coming in addition to a factory parking brake handle to get rid of the M handle thingy. 

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Update: We moved back into our house at the end of March. Between the end of February and up to a few weeks ago the garage became a full blown storage building. We moved furniture from the basement of the house back into the garage to give contractors space to work and stuff that we boxed up at the apartment was put in the garage to make moving day easier. You could barely see the floor or move around in there. 

BUT, the garage is finally all cleaned up. I have a little bit of paint and trim to do, but I told myself I wouldn't touch the bmw until the wall with the overhead door was painted (I know if I didn't do it now, it would then never get done). Now, I can start on the bmw. 

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51 minutes ago, SteelBlue said:

Does the black ceiling make it feel "cavey"? I've always liked white ceilings as it makes it feel more open.

I don't think it feels like a cave. When I'm in there I don't really notice the ceiling at all because of it being black and because the shades on the new lights -  celling kind of disappears. 

It is obviously nowhere near as bright in there as it was when the walls and ceilings were white and I just had bulbs on the ceiling and not downward light fixtures. But that's not the look and feel I was going for. 

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3 hours ago, gilber33 said:

I don't think it feels like a cave. When I'm in there I don't really notice the ceiling at all because of it being black and because the shades on the new lights -  celling kind of disappears. 

I'm a fan of black or dark ceilings (in the right setting) for this exact reason. I'm likely doing a black (or darker gray) open ceiling whenever I re-do my basement. It seems to make the room feel taller too, especially if it's well-lit.

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Is this a redesigned heater valve? It’s the right shape at the pipes but the valve itself is different. 

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Nevermind. Looks like it's a redesigned part. Apparently with lots of issues of them leaking but easily fixed.  

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/forum/e30-technical-forums/general-technical/314152-new-late-model-heater-valve-part-is-different-than-old-late-model-heater-valve

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Update. But not to the e30. Since we got Katherine’s Atlas, we don’t use the wagon for anything other than me going to and from work. So, the wagon is going and I got something more fun for a daily. 

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Needs and exhaust and some other minor things, but, I’m very excited to have something more fun for a daily. 

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