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Old 04-22-2022, 12:27 PM
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Transfer plates are free, good for 5 days, and are the way I get all my cars to the inspection station legally. Best of all you can get them online and print them in less than 5 minutes. Or you can just risk it and drive to inspection station, I've done that before, got pulled over, explained the situation, showed proof of insurance and was let go with a warning.
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Old 05-04-2022, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by itscoo2pyopants View Post

looks like i found everything i need on ebay. from a 4.8is, seems to be plug and play if all items from same vehicle. ordered parts, ready to make some progress on this thing.
parts arrived last week with the key broken in the ignition. the key blade would turn in the ignition, but could not be removed... ended up returning parts for refund.

on the lookout for another unit..

found a local 4.8is on copart again that was wrecked. auction isnt until next month tho. if i cant come across the parts might swoop up the wrecked one and take the parts from it.

let me know if anyone is parting out a 4.8
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Old 05-04-2022, 10:00 AM
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Have you tried Wolf Auto Parts? https://wolfautoparts.com/steering-c...v-4-8l-v8-9384
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Old 07-27-2022, 02:05 PM
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finally made some progress. after having trouble locating a new DME / EWS / KEY combo, i contacted a "local" BMW key maker. He advised to get a used key and ignition, send him the EWS and used key, and he can cut and program a new key.

sent him the above parts and he was able to cut a key that works with my used ignition. vehicle fired right up, sputtered a little bit, but it ran without issue. scheduled an appointment for a vehicle inspection at state patrol (closest appointment is october), but that will give me a chance to get it cleaned up and a good baseline on maintenance.

planning on giving it a good detail this weekend, get it up on the lift and see what it needs. having it fire up gave me some motivation to make some progress on it.
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Old 07-28-2022, 01:43 PM
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How'd the interior clean-up turn out? Did you find any actual crack or meth? I love the blue color!
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