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      05-06-2019, 04:34 PM   #11815
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Over the course of the last I gave the little 1er that could sort of a reboot.
She got new spark plugs, boost solenoid, xdi hpfp, vcg, and quaife lsd. Feels like a completely different car. It's amazing runs smoother, shifts smoother boost builds smoother; it's been raining the last couple of days so I haven't been able to get on it but the lsd has brought the biggest smile to my face to date.
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You did it! Now we need to get Matticus91 to do an LSD...

This weekend I bled my clutch, replaced my tie rods (inner and outer), and got my Öhlins rear adjusters squared-away. Steering is a little snappier, and my clutch feels much more consistent.
So I've been out for roughly 2 hours and all I can do is giggle its such a blast.
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      05-06-2019, 04:50 PM   #11816
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      05-06-2019, 06:48 PM   #11817
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While I was pumping gas a teen commented on my 128i. He showed pics of his le mans 128i. Unfortunately a driver ran a red and t-boned him last week on his prom night and totaled it. Both him and the girl are fine with a couple scratches. He is searching for another 1er now!

Overall a pleasant conversation and happy to see the young kids chasing after 1ers still!
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      05-06-2019, 07:41 PM   #11818
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While I was pumping gas a teen commented on my 128i. He showed pics of his le mans 128i. Unfortunately a driver ran a red and t-boned him last week on his prom night and totaled it. Both him and the girl are fine with a couple scratches. He is searching for another 1er now!

Overall a pleasant conversation and happy to see the young kids chasing after 1ers still!
That's great! I mean, not the accident. Glad he's ok. I mean it's great he is into 1ers.

My best friend's 19 year old cousin came into town last year and was so excited to check out my 135i. I told him he could give it a drive...but it turns out he didn't drive stick, and I didn't have time to find a place to teach him, so my friend took him for a spin, instead. Even from the passenger seat, he came back all smiles.
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      05-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #11819
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      05-06-2019, 08:23 PM   #11820
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While I was pumping gas a teen commented on my 128i. He showed pics of his le mans 128i. Unfortunately a driver ran a red and t-boned him last week on his prom night and totaled it. Both him and the girl are fine with a couple scratches. He is searching for another 1er now!

Overall a pleasant conversation and happy to see the young kids chasing after 1ers still!
That's great! I mean, not the accident. Glad he's ok. I mean it's great he is into 1ers.

My best friend's 19 year old cousin came into town last year and was so excited to check out my 135i. I told him he could give it a drive...but it turns out he didn't drive stick, and I didn't have time to find a place to teach him, so my friend took him for a spin, instead. Even from the passenger seat, he came back all smiles.
I was lucky enough to get my 128 when i was 16. Currently 20 and i love the car, its amazing
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      05-06-2019, 08:26 PM   #11821
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Went to the track for the first time yesterday
How was it?
It was awesome. I felt the event was unorganized but the car felt great. Lately ive been struggling a bit with motion sickness so that was getting the better of me but i had a blast. Theres no elevation changes unfortunately but its a very technical track (for a beginner). The dinan camber plates and the alignment i did felt very planted. I was honestly surprised i wasn't spinning out but it was gripping and going. On the straights the fastest i got up too (not going full send more focused on learning a good line, was like 160-170km/h)

Also the other cars there were pretty hard to compare too (Porsche 911 Turbo S, Viper ACR, M2's, M5's, and full blown race cars)

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While I was pumping gas a teen commented on my 128i. He showed pics of his le mans 128i. Unfortunately a driver ran a red and t-boned him last week on his prom night and totaled it. Both him and the girl are fine with a couple scratches. He is searching for another 1er now!

Overall a pleasant conversation and happy to see the young kids chasing after 1ers still!
That's great! I mean, not the accident. Glad he's ok. I mean it's great he is into 1ers.

My best friend's 19 year old cousin came into town last year and was so excited to check out my 135i. I told him he could give it a drive...but it turns out he didn't drive stick, and I didn't have time to find a place to teach him, so my friend took him for a spin, instead. Even from the passenger seat, he came back all smiles.
These cars will age well. After a decade for some owners these little pigs still get us excited!
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      05-06-2019, 09:33 PM   #11823
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After a decade for some owners these little beauties still get us excited!
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      05-06-2019, 11:01 PM   #11824
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After a decade for some owners these little beauties still get us excited!
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      05-07-2019, 12:21 AM   #11825
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These cars will age well. After a decade for some owners these little pigs still get us excited!
Yeah, the BMW E82/E92 and the Porsche 987/997 all still look really good for their age on the road today, and I think they’ll all be looked back on favorably.
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      05-07-2019, 03:14 PM   #11826
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Son of a $*@&*!!! I finally took my performance side skirts in to have them painted today, and, thankfully, the guys at the shop realized the attachment points on one was a little different than the other before painting them. Well, it turns out BMW accidentally put one two-door E82 and one five-door E87 performance side skirt in the package, so one of the damn things won't fit. I bought them 8 months ago, so now they're NLA...


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      05-07-2019, 03:38 PM   #11827
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Son of a $*@&*!!! I finally took my performance side skirts in to have them painted today, and, thankfully, the guys at the shop realized the attachment points on one was a little different than the other before painting them. Well, it turns out BMW accidentally put one two-door E82 and one five-door E87 performance side skirt in the package, so one of the damn things won't fit. I bought them 8 months ago, so now they're NLA...

You should still be able to get them individually. It's either 51770432385 or 51770432386. It looks like a 3 week wait while they ship from Germany though.
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Son of a $*@&*!!! I finally took my performance side skirts in to have them painted today, and, thankfully, the guys at the shop realized the attachment points on one was a little different than the other before painting them. Well, it turns out BMW accidentally put one two-door E82 and one five-door E87 performance side skirt in the package, so one of the damn things won't fit. I bought them 8 months ago, so now they're NLA...
Well, that certainly sucks! I guess it pays to open a package when you get it to make sure it's what you ordered even if you're not going to use it right away.

PS - you may not have even noticed though unless you looked closely and compared them to each other.
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Well, that certainly sucks! I guess it pays to open a package when you get it to make sure it's what you ordered even if you're not going to use it right away.

PS - you may not have even noticed though unless you looked closely and compared them to each other.
That's the thing. I did open them to make sure they weren't damaged, and the skirts are largely the same, outside of the various attachment points on top. I wish I'd noticed, but no dice. Thankfully the shop noticed before I spent $500 painting them, simply because the one the shop manager happened to grab first was the E87 skirt, and something looked off to him.

He said he could probably graft part of my old skirt to the E87 one to make it fit, but I don't think I want to go down that road.

Turner is going to accept the return, so at least that's good.
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All is well ends well!
I f***ed up my right hand pretty bad 3 weeks ago and have been shifting and driving all with my left hand. The 1er hasn't been washed in a month but I am glad I heavily protected it with wax and sealant. Next time I am able to wash my car I can see how the protectants held up. To top it all off it has been sitting outside for a month!
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Yeah, been there done that with left handed shifting. Only difference was the vehicle was a 1963 3/4 ton Ford w/o power steering and 4 spd (granny low). Lots of fun in the snow when the back end would break loose.
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Finally got my Nelson paddle shifters in the mail. Next weekend should be a fun time. Installing my M3 wheels with the new paddles, blue IND Start/Stop button, and my android tablet headunit should be arriving today. I'm excited.

I usually hate aftermarket radios, especially ones with a huge screen, but after driving my parents C300, I NEED Apple car play in my life lol
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Checked and topped off the rear diff.
Found my scraping noise. The heatshielding that is between the exhaust and driveshaft was touching slightly. Long bar and just bent it out of the way a bit. Also looks like my exhaust is sitting pretty close, maybe pushing up on the heatshield during engine movement? It's also interesting that I've seen many posts about having to bend the subframe bracing for exhaust clearance. I have plenty in that regard. I don't doubt that all the ice/snow that the car seen this Winter has something to do with this. But at least I know what it is now, localizing a side from inside driving was about impossible.

It's also worth noting that the rub may be due to a worn center support bearing. I have new along with guibo. I just don't have ambition to drop this ill-fitting exhaust quite yet. Still healing from my fuel pump debacle.
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