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      05-15-2012, 10:49 PM   #133
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guess you finally got your car. i'll definitely be there in the AM. im shooting for 9AM.
Hahaha yea i'm loving it so far. I'm gonna try to go in the morning but if not i'll probably go a little later in the day. I saw you got the ACM mod? How do you like it, i've been thinking about doing it in a few weeks
You saw my response on the ACM thread right?
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      05-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #134
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You saw my response on the ACM thread right?
Hahaha yea of course i saw it. You haven't taken a video yet, right?
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      05-16-2012, 09:38 PM   #135
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You saw my response on the ACM thread right?
Hahaha yea of course i saw it. You haven't taken a video yet, right?
Haven't had a chance to. If we meet up sat you can hear it in person.

I'll try to get a clip this weekend.
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drove about 45 mins from CT to check it out today with some friends. Browsing the website last night I saw that "no appointments were necessary" for stuff besides detailing. Got there around 10:30am and Eric told me he couldn't do anything (all I wanted was exterior steam clean) until 4PM. Had I known an appointment was required, I would have made one instead of wasting that much time driving for no reason. The whole ordeal left me with a very sour taste in my mouth and given those poor business practices, I will not be going back. Thought the concept was pretty cool and efficient, but the implementation on the business end (in my experience) was poor.
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      05-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #137
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drove about 45 mins from CT to check it out today with some friends. Browsing the website last night I saw that "no appointments were necessary" for stuff besides detailing. Got there around 10:30am and Eric told me he couldn't do anything (all I wanted was exterior steam clean) until 4PM. Had I known an appointment was required, I would have made one instead of wasting that much time driving for no reason. The whole ordeal left me with a very sour taste in my mouth and given those poor business practices, I will not be going back. Thought the concept was pretty cool and efficient, but the implementation on the business end (in my experience) was poor.
Wow, that sucks and that's probably the first negative thing i've ever heard in regards to them... If you can, you should really try it out one of these days because you will be amazed how good of a job they actually do. Every time i bring a car there it comes out as good if not better than when we picked it up and if there's any issues I let Eric know and he resolves them. Even before just getting a regular steam wash I always call ahead since it takes around 20 minutes and make sure he can do it when i get there.

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Haven't had a chance to. If we meet up sat you can hear it in person.

I'll try to get a clip this weekend.
Ok sounds good. Anyway you would want to do it later than 9? One of my buddies with a modded S4 might come down with me somewhere around noon if you can do then?
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      05-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #138
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Latest I can do is probably 10. You might wanna call Eric and make an appointment. He is gonna be booked sat.
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Latest I can do is probably 10. You might wanna call Eric and make an appointment. He is gonna be booked sat.
Ok I gotta check and see if I can make it down then. I'm glad business is picking up for him now that the weather has finally improved
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psmitty95 andketblk335i, you guys going to birdie's this weekend? family's M3 was egged sitting in manhattan - the bastards threw eggs at us while we're just sitting minding our own business and now she needs a detail because of the acidic egg residue.
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      05-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #141
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I'm going at 11 tomorrow. Eric called me and mentioned that if your going Tomorrow
To call for an appointment
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I love the innovative and environmentally sound way of cleaning the car, but I do have one question. I am in the auto appearance field as well, and too harsh of chemicals or even too high of a concentration of car wash can strip wax/sealant, so is this process safe for vehicles that have wax and/or sealant on them? Will it strip the wax or sealant off the surface?

I really wish I was closer!!!
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psmitty95 andketblk335i, you guys going to birdie's this weekend? family's M3 was egged sitting in manhattan - the bastards threw eggs at us while we're just sitting minding our own business and now she needs a detail because of the acidic egg residue.
Unfortunately I might not be there until later... I plan on going sometime tomorrow to get a wash and fill up with E85 but i'm not sure when i'll be able to make it out just yet. Hopefully around 11 so I can be there when jetblk335i is there but we'll see.

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I love the innovative and environmentally sound way of cleaning the car, but I do have one question. I am in the auto appearance field as well, and too harsh of chemicals or even too high of a concentration of car wash can strip wax/sealant, so is this process safe for vehicles that have wax and/or sealant on them? Will it strip the wax or sealant off the surface?

I really wish I was closer!!!
I'm pretty sure they use little to no chemicals... It's mostly steam and a microfiber cloth from what i've seen then followed up by a quick spray on wax. I could be wrong but i'm pretty sure that's what it is.
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It's a special gas you can only get at some places that's basically pure ethanol. The guy at the station told me someone had it tested and it's between 110-115 oct. If you have a JB4 they just updated map 5 so it could run E85 and it made a huge difference. The car pulls so much harder especially in the higher gears.
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Oh also forgot to mention as i passed by to get the gas i saw a silver e90 lci with msport front bumper and cf splitters. Who's car was that? It looked awesome!
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no i know of E85, i just didn't think these cars were designed to run it safely. Also that stuff burns twice as quickly as regular gas no? i've read up on it quite a bit
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no i know of E85, i just didn't think these cars were designed to run it safely. Also that stuff burns twice as quickly as regular gas no? i've read up on it quite a bit
Well if you have JB4 it's safe since they just put out the new autotuning map for it. And i heard that it burns twice as quick also but all the people that have been running it with JB4 for the last few weeks have said they've only lost around 1 mpg. That's probably because we're mixing it. I only did 4 gallons of it today so i think i'm around a 30/70 mix?
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I'm probably losing a lot more than 1 mpg... but I run a 50 50 mix as I said earlier and open it up pretty much any chance I have a good look.. went past birdie's today to get e85.. saw a few 3s sitting out front.
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I'm probably losing a lot more than 1 mpg... but I run a 50 50 mix as I said earlier and open it up pretty much any chance I have a good look.. went past birdie's today to get e85.. saw a few 3s sitting out front.
Yea i open it up pretty often as well and before this filled up with 93 around once a week maybe less. That gas station is awesome though, and the guy they had pumping the gas today was really nice. I had a long conversation with him about E85, how it works, and the prices of gas. Also i didn't notice much of a difference at first but after it being in map 5 for around an hour and doing a few pulls i began to notice a huge difference. Second feels like first used to, third feels like second used to, etc...
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Yea i open it up pretty often as well and before this filled up with 93 around once a week maybe less. That gas station is awesome though, and the guy they had pumping the gas today was really nice. I had a long conversation with him about E85, how it works, and the prices of gas. Also i didn't notice much of a difference at first but after it being in map 5 for around an hour and doing a few pulls i began to notice a huge difference. Second feels like first used to, third feels like second used to, etc...
yeah surprised it took you that long to notice it! there is a cheaper e85 station in new rochelle if you are ever comin back from the city or something. Again the only downer about the station by Birdie's is their hours.. and being closed on Sunday..
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yeah surprised it took you that long to notice it! there is a cheaper e85 station in new rochelle if you are ever comin back from the city or something. Again the only downer about the station by Birdie's is their hours.. and being closed on Sunday..
Yea either way i was surprised by the cost. Only around $3.70 a gallon was cheap in my opinion. I've never used E85 so I was expecting it to be expensive like race gas.

On another note anyone know who's silver e90 lci that was there today? It looked really good
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right i get it, well with NA i won't be using E85 anytime soon . But I get what you guys are on about
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It's a special gas you can only get at some places that's basically pure ethanol. The guy at the station told me someone had it tested and it's between 110-115 oct. If you have a JB4 they just updated map 5 so it could run E85 and it made a huge difference. The car pulls so much harder especially in the higher gears.
pretty sure you dont want to run e85 on an n54
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