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Helmuth 01-13-2012 11:39 AM

Nearly gave her a kick after trying to get into the car and finding out that the driver door handle broke and the other one is frozen open. Wife had to hold the door for approx. 15 km ...........

Naz24 01-13-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by MINIz guy (Post 859582)
Nope. My dad is driving it now. Insurance totaled his E46.

I have too many extras from this car now...
Left over suede, left over plaid, bi-xenon headlights...

Ouch. What do you get to drive? Are you shit out of luck?

MINIz guy 01-13-2012 07:45 PM

Think our whole family fared out well after this. The E46 was still drivable so we bought it back and sold it to a friend who has a body shop in Cleveland; in the end, it was still a clean title E46 (8 years old so insurance didn't need to salvage title it) but we couldn't deal with the repairs on it and made some money by selling it.

We now leased a '12 Subaru Impreza 5-speed. Finally got my wish for a manual transmission car and the lease is much cheaper than getting my father another car (probably a BMW). I like the Subaru as I can beat and rag on it and only worry about oil changes. The drivetrain has to take a beating as I just learned how to drive stick, my father needs to relearn and I let one of my friends try it out too. We also part with it after 3 years which is right when the warranty ends too. The benefits of it outweigh the fact that it isn't a BMW and I have to relearn most controls.

PersonaNonGrata 01-13-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Helmuth (Post 860595)
Nearly gave her a kick after trying to get into the car and finding out that the driver door handle broke and the other one is frozen open. Wife had to hold the door for approx. 15 km ...........

That is terrible. Sounds like a door carrier for you. When my first one went it was the driver's door and until I got the part to fix it, my wife had to reach over from the passenger side to open my door for me. :(

PropellerHead 01-14-2012 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Helmuth (Post 860595)
Wife had to hold the door for approx. 15 km ...........

What's this.. KILO-meter you speak of? :rofl:


Kidding of course

JackRM 01-14-2012 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Contigo (Post 859881)
Fixed the flappy Passenger wing mirror with some main lead/cabling :D

how did you make it ?

I got both of them flapping and making me crazy...

tightus_wad 01-14-2012 05:53 PM

What did I do today?
Removed the blanking place in back seats for ski / snowboard load through.
Finished bluetooth retrofit
Put winter whees/tyres on.
Great day - one my X5 even more now!

Koody 01-14-2012 06:28 PM

Today I drove her hard around town, filled up the screenwashreservoir, put some air in the 22" summerset (which dropped 8 psi in 2 months while stacked for winter in the shed), oiled the driverside lock and cleaned the inside a bit.

Last week i replaced the driverside doorlock-mechanism and the heater final stage resistor (that one didnt help the intermediate fan-sound i think i'm hearing when the heater is on and goes away when heater is off but fan is still turning slowly :confused:.... still investigating that one), replaced parkinglights and interior domelights with LED's.

A good day with the X!

binonexus 01-16-2012 07:03 PM

Replaced both front upper control arm bushings
Replaced both front lower control arms
Replaced intake boot

SF2000x5 01-16-2012 09:19 PM

^hopefully did the lower ball joint while you were at it.


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