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Old 05-15-2021, 10:33 AM
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Wow nice!

What's the big "A" for on the back window there?

It's from a promotion my wife did for AT&T. I took the letter from the wrap they put on a 15 passenger van for the promo and stuck on my window on a lark. I ended up liking it and left it. (it stands for me).
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Old 05-15-2021, 10:35 AM
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Nice boxes! Expanding your mobile capabilities? Or just making your life easier? Edit: probably both now that I think about it.

My truck gets "taken over" and I will regularly lose my entire trunk and back seat for months.

Needed a way to get the crap out that I can pick what I need to bring with sorted by job type etc.

It's working out amazingly so far.
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Just finished a semi-big job/s on the new to us e53, 06 n62 4.4l.

Replaced fuel filter and pump (pump was the original from factory), the temp gauge was all over the place, so I replaced the dual sensor and fan switch sensors, which fixed the gauge issue, also thermostat was stuck open, so replaced that too.

I also decided to refresh the vanos solenoid seals, that ended up causing issues because the connector wires were shorting and the connectors were dirty. Cleaned that up and repaired the wires, all faults fixed and the V8 is running great!

All in all, the above took 5 hours and the car is fantastic, even with 302k kms!
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Wow...very nice!
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My transmission rebuild is complete!! Finally received the ZF LG6 fluid. Filled her up, reset adaptations and completed the adaptation procedure. Been driving her around for about 50 miles and it drives like a new car! The shifting is eerily smooth and positive. I say eerily because it has NEVER shifted this good before so it is kinda freaky to me that it is the same truck.

I was so happy about how she was running that I wanted to wash off all the garage dust that was on her and on my way to the car wash I rolled up the windows and got the dreaded "pop" from the front drivers side ANNNNND the passenger front!! So now I am fixing windows.

Still I call today a win.
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:36 AM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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I am betting that Andrew now has so many BMW's he's had to label them for inventory purposes.

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That's awesome. No just the two but wife's may count at two. Def has enough HP for two.

Although that reminds me of a fun anecdote:

Bumped into a vanity plate: THU

Immediate thought comes to mind:

Must be nice to own seven cars.
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Old 05-16-2021, 10:51 AM
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Must be nice to own seven cars.
I'm 2 away! But they're all BMW's so usually only 2 are 100% roadworthy at any one time.
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Replaced one of the rear axles. It was going great until it turned into a cluster when I discovered the holes in the metal part of the boot were too small. Had to take stuff apart and drill them out then put stuff back together. Something should have been simple made more complicated by an incompetent parts remanufacturer.
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??



More fine-tuning of my tool organization.

And I can actually fold my back seats up.



I cant fit all the boxes behind the backseat if I dont need everything.. Sizes worked out so perfect with that triangular bag at the top about 90% of the volume behind the backseat is full.

Not cheap but worth every penny.
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:57 AM
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You work in a trade of some kind Andrew?
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