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      04-13-2021, 01:33 PM   #16611
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Gave the 325i a consumer grade paint correction with my consumer grade equipment, it got the swirls out at least but not the heavier clearcoat scratches, but it softened those up a bit. Don't look too shabby for a $4k Craigslist car.
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Torgus was banned too. Whatís is going on? Anyone have his contact information? Email or phone?
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Watch out for that OFHG - I had to have mine done 3 times because they kept using non-BMW gaskets - unbeknownst to me. Mercifully the third time it leaked I caught it before the oil had time to kill my brand new Continental belts...

The third independent assured me they only use OEM BMW OFHG gaskets because they have an extra ridge and better materials sourced from Japan which last much longer.

Also, gave it a rinse and a vacuum - looks pretty good for 130K!

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      04-13-2021, 03:11 PM   #16614
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Emphasis on the "". Sometimes you gotta play the cards even if you don't like em. I'd rather have Will back by means of some bs apology than not at all
Apparently you've learned more about some things in your years that I haven't managed to in mine. I was just thinking about some of the forums I was on in the wayback machine and I'll just say I was glad I had a chance to be part of the electronic wild west, cause now it's like that large corporation that is up the tailpipe of that country that makes the substandard parts that makes smtty kids movies that I'd prolly get banned for mentioning. But I digress.

Did I mention I take the 325i for alignment thurs? (obligatory car post)

Don't mourn for me when I'm gone lol.
Grew up in a broken family and the only jobs I've had are dealing with Karens. I've learned while it'd be nice to stick it up their.. Mm. You know. I have better success just dealing with it. Might sound weak but it has it's benefits. For instance I'll leave out some small yet important information that will surely make them embarass themselves. Or I'll let them do what they want full knowing they'll get screwed and once again embarrassed. It's like a game. Interestingly theyre all the same type of person. Cranky, no personality, they dress the same, drive the same cars, wear the same clothes, wear masks and sunglasses they probably found at Walgreens

Car post of the day: Some kids were walking down the sidewalk in my subdivision and yelled at me from across the way (was cruising at around 2500rpm) so I gave em a little blip of the throttle
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Wow.

I leave for a couple days, come back, and in that time we've become one great person and high contributor less.

I'd like to hear a full statement on this from those responsible. Not to roast them and never consider their side- but to understand what caused it, the thought process of the moderators, and the rules which supposedly necessitated the ban.

There better not be any vendor or politics involved in this because that is how communities get ripped apart. I'm from the Abarth community- trust me.

If he did make a comment that offended someone, and someone complained or reported him, then we ( meaning him, the offended party, and potentially the rest of us) should talk about it because we are adults, not children, and can hopefully have a calm and healthy discussion about how we communicate, what me mean by what we say, and how we can be more aware going forward.

A missed opportunity. Silencing someone does not resolve a conflict in the long term.

Oh yeah and about cars...
I ran my car with the intake manifold off. No MAP, no O2, no MAF. And somehow it was as smooth as it always is. That's absolutely absurd.

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Anyone get their car ceramic coated?

I’ve been getting the itch to get mines ceramic coated for a little over a year now.

The quotes I’ve gotten ranged from $700-$1,200 (depending on the durability of the ceramic coat. 1-5 years). The Detailer has to do a full paint correction to remove swirls and such before applying the coating.

The thing is, if the car is not washed properly after getting ceramic coated, swirl marks and all that other stuff can potentially come back.

I take good care of my car. I use the two bucket wash method but I mean swirl marks are easy to create.
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      04-14-2021, 12:50 AM   #16618
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Have you driven it with the lid off yet? The noise is intoxicating.
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      04-14-2021, 01:13 AM   #16619
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Anyone get their car ceramic coated?

Iíve been getting the itch to get mines ceramic coated for a little over a year now.

The quotes Iíve gotten ranged from $700-$1,200 (depending on the durability of the ceramic coat. 1-5 years). The Detailer has to do a full paint correction to remove swirls and such before applying the coating.

The thing is, if the car is not washed properly after getting ceramic coated, swirl marks and all that other stuff can potentially come back.

I take good care of my car. I use the two bucket wash method but I mean swirl marks are easy to create.
I've seen cars get swirled from hand washing after ceramic coating. From what I can tell, applying the coating itself is not really that hard. C-Quartz UK is $60 on Amazon for the full kit, and I'd imagine you'd get maybe 50% of the quality of a pro job for 5% the cost. It works very well for protecting the paint and making it easier to clean; if nothing else it's like applying the best possible coat of wax.
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      04-14-2021, 01:16 AM   #16620
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Only preventative maintenance I did was the coolant flange

PO took care of the rest (OFHG blah blah)
Watch out for that OFHG - I had to have mine done 3 times because they kept using non-BMW gaskets - unbeknownst to me. Mercifully the third time it leaked I caught it before the oil had time to kill my brand new Continental belts...

The third independent assured me they only use OEM BMW OFHG gaskets because they have an extra ridge and better materials sourced from Japan which last much longer.

Also, gave it a rinse and a vacuum - looks pretty good for 130K!

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Performance shifter. Expensive but looks good. Ima do something with mines soon. I have the regular shifter
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Mentally preparing myself for the fact that everything that can go wrong will probably go wrong. But this is the last piece I need to be FBO

Not much to go wrong here, pull the fascia and remove the stock IC. trim the core support and install the new IC. It will be easier to route the piping if you remove the fan but not impossible without. If you are this close to FBO you should be fine, you've likely been in there before.
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      04-14-2021, 01:31 AM   #16622
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I've seen cars get swirled from hand washing after ceramic coating. From what I can tell, applying the coating itself is not really that hard. C-Quartz UK is $60 on Amazon for the full kit, and I'd imagine you'd get maybe 50% of the quality of a pro job for 5% the cost. It works very well for protecting the paint and making it easier to clean; if nothing else it's like applying the best possible coat of wax.

Just be careful! If you apply it unevenly, you'll never be able to look away once you find the area. It usually shows up rainbowey and uneven.

However I agree. I have a friend who swears by C-Quartz. Good shit.
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Just be careful! If you apply it unevenly, you'll never be able to look away once you find the area. It usually shows up rainbowey and uneven.

However I agree. I have a friend who swears by C-Quartz. Good shit.
I figure it's nothing a quick, light [wetsand--if necessary and] polish can't fix, right? Not super hard unless you overapply on the whole car
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Went to go get emissions tested.

They got the miles wrong somehow. I am at 72,426. Not 72,000

Now I have to pay $154 for a stupid renewal sticker. Screw Illinois

Surprisingly,...the car failed the inspection

























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You must be near Chiraq. No emissions 2hrs south! 🙌
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I figure it's nothing a quick, light [wetsand--if necessary and] polish can't fix, right? Not super hard unless you overapply on the whole car
Nothing too bad, just something to be aware. I definitely say go for it.


My friend says he prefers to strip the panel and reapply if it happens- but I never questioned why so I'm not too familiar with how well it polishes down to the level of everything around it.
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You must be near Chiraq. No emissions 2hrs south! 🙌
Yup, roughly 45 min if I take I-90
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I've seen cars get swirled from hand washing after ceramic coating. From what I can tell, applying the coating itself is not really that hard. C-Quartz UK is $60 on Amazon for the full kit, and I'd imagine you'd get maybe 50% of the quality of a pro job for 5% the cost. It works very well for protecting the paint and making it easier to clean; if nothing else it's like applying the best possible coat of wax.
I doubt the coating itself is hard.

I just donít have a buffer or anything to do a paint correction with
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Gave the 325i a consumer grade paint correction with my consumer grade equipment, it got the swirls out at least but not the heavier clearcoat scratches, but it softened those up a bit. Don't look too shabby for a $4k Craigslist car.
+1 for Chemical guys and Porter Cable orbital, love mine. Polished and waxed the daily driver a couple of weeks ago with the same. I used this new to me product and was impressed:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Not much to go wrong here, pull the fascia and remove the stock IC. trim the core support and install the new IC. It will be easier to route the piping if you remove the fan but not impossible without. If you are this close to FBO you should be fine, you've likely been in there before.
Yup, I did have a spot of trouble attaching the coupler from the lower CP to the IC as it was a super snug fit and there was limited wiggle room thanks to the hoses the vertical part goes through but definitely a straightforward process compared to some of the other stuff done to her
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[QUOTE=RealJ22;27471383]Last layers of paint on the roof. Right in time for me to cut it off

Not seen anything like that since the Webasto sunroof on my uncle's Fiat 126! :-)
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Just did the thermostat and waterpump. Sprayed it all with brake cleaner last night and it made the job far less mucky. Still a horrid job but I've done worse.

As it's in the air I'll do the clutch delay valve tomorrow and fit new anti-roll bar links.
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