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Old 06-03-2024, 09:16 AM
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The spear is genius. Need one for the front too.
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Old 06-03-2024, 09:31 AM
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Do baby spears count? This is my front mounted Chicago parking defense.
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Up next, either a fuel pump or valve cover gasket. I keep topping it off every 500+ miles. It doesn't burn oil. I see oil residue on the valve cover and intake areas. Will oil leaks ever stop?
Miles definitely going on. Next, a hitch for Austin tailgaters to hit "into".
I'm about to hit 200,000mi and that old bitch does not leak a drop of anything.

She does burn about 1L every 1,500mi. Not unusual for that mileage, and no visible smoke.
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My Ram truck has this Austin traffic stopper. Works as a fourth light at night. Brake light and turn signal during the day. Once a hitch is installed, I'll get another. I'll use it as a bike carrier. My bike carrier will to clamp on it. I need some liquid Gorilla clue to fix the LED tape lights. The replacement tape LED lights are better. However, the glue is not.
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Old 06-08-2024, 09:23 AM
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Just over 200 thousand.
5 door handle's.
two drive shafts.
engine nothing replaced.
dash out for blower motor.
Ac fan.
both steering linkages need doing.had them
for a couple of years must do it soon.
runs out of fuel on 1/4 tank.
changed every bush and ball joint on the front.
Trans slips in the winter if i start from cold but too
scared to do a service on it.i leave it for 2 mins before
driving and its fine.
Done a spring conversion on the rear.

It has never let me down and would not part with it.
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Old 06-08-2024, 09:37 AM
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Fixing the siphon jet so you can use the bottom 1/4 of a tank is not difficult.

You say the transmission slips when cold it's possible it just seems like it. It will stay in first gear for much higher than normal when cold I think it does that on purpose to warm the transmission. When you preheat the motor I think the transmission will get preheating from the input side of the torque converter spinning. Or perhaps the transmission cooler tstat opens when the coolant temp gets hot enough than that warms vs. cools the trans fluid.

I know with our e53s we would drive when cold but just drive quite slow for the first mile or two while the transmission was warning up.
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On my way to work, hit 22k+ miles since purchase. Fresh oil and running great. Time to fill up. Max miles between fill ups is 225-250 miles.

Need some time to install a hitch, OEM repaired left front regulator, and valve cover gasket.
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Old 06-11-2024, 03:40 PM
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I'll never tire of the golden orange og bmw color. Wife's F10 goes white during the day but is more red than the OG color. I read they figured out the best wavelength to be most visible but not affect night vision.

In the Navy we would "rig for red" and flip all the instruments to red from white at night in case we had to surface we'd have useful night vision.

That was more red than orange but the whole room was also lit red.
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