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      07-14-2010, 07:33 PM   #1189
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On a different subject....
Got my hood release fixed last saturday, and NOW my left rear taillight running light is out. Tried swapping bulbs and sockets to no avail. There's a short somewhere in there, so gotta take it in again. Boo.
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On a different subject....
Got my hood release fixed last saturday, and NOW my left rear taillight running light is out. Tried swapping bulbs and sockets to no avail. There's a short somewhere in there, so gotta take it in again. Boo.
There is a problem with the tail light gaskets off-gassing something corrosive and damaging the tail lights.

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B630310g.htm
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      07-15-2010, 09:14 AM   #1191
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      07-15-2010, 01:16 PM   #1193
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I noticed yesterday while Buffing my 3rd brake light is cracked along the whole top. Warranty covered?
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edit: we're sorry brian, but you have an intake, so that non-bmw approved modification definitely caused the crack. go fvck yourself
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There is a problem with the tail light gaskets off-gassing something corrosive and damaging the tail lights.

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B630310g.htm
Figures it's covered under the new vehicle warranty, which I'm no longer in.
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Figures it's covered under the new vehicle warranty, which I'm no longer in.
Your dealer can cover a limited amount of out of warranty repairs as a "courtesy". You should try to argue that since this is a safety issue they should cover it as a courtesy. You may end up paying for labor, but getting the parts for free.
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Your dealer can cover a limited amount of out of warranty repairs as a "courtesy". You should try to argue that since this is a safety issue they should cover it as a courtesy. You may end up paying for labor, but getting the parts for free.
Thanks, I'll see what I can do.
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Turns out apart from the service bulletin... there's an active campaign.... Which means replaced at no charge!
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      07-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #1200
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everyone have a good weekend? i spent a lot of mine playing with my new flex....got 3 more coworkers cued up for detail jobs
I keep looking at the Porter Cable. Is the Flex worth the extra cost?
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I keep looking at the Porter Cable. Is the Flex worth the extra cost?
i dunno cuz i've only used each one once, about 4 months apart. liked the both tho, fwiw
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Well.....Its Official. I am a Second Class Fireman. passed the written exam with a 94.5 and passed the oral exam this afternoon!! wahoo!!!

I got 1900 BHP at my fingertips, scary huh?
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1900bhp?? jeez how are you gonna put all that down?
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Direzza star specs in 500/100/5 size shoes
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So that's a 500 mm wide Star Spec with a 500 mm tall side wall mounted on 5 inch rims?
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everyone have a good weekend? i spent a lot of mine playing with my new flex....got 3 more coworkers cued up for detail jobs
I got the flex out today, working on the new Benz....can't wait until it's done

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I keep looking at the Porter Cable. Is the Flex worth the extra cost?
I had the Griots, which is a nice machine, but I stepped up to the Flex and sold the Griots and I have no regrets. It's much, much more powerful- but not to the extent that you can do any damage to your paint. It's just much easier to correct with because of the additional power. I'd highly recommend it.
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Congrats Andy!!

Btw, I would like to try the flex some time, but I like my Porter Cable. We should to a detail day and attack cars together, 3 or 4 polishers going at the same time...
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