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Old 10-27-2004, 04:00 AM   #16
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Nah man we drive our cars here all the time....Im just going to America, to work on the slopes in Colorado for 6 months so thats why I am storing my car.

Im also hoping to get some parts over there.
Alright mate .... no worries ....
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:03 PM   #17
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Holy crap... wouldn't it be easier to get some good snows and drive the car?
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:01 PM   #18
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Holy crap... wouldn't it be easier to get some good snows and drive the car?
That's what i do
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Old 12-24-2004, 06:47 PM   #19
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question: the new bmw's come with galvinized metal (not sure of spelling) that doesn't rust. so then if the car is repainted, it still wont rust cuz the actuall metal is anti-rust, right ?
or does the paint have something to do with the whole not rusting thing ???
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:31 PM   #20
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question: the new bmw's come with galvinized metal (not sure of spelling) that doesn't rust. so then if the car is repainted, it still wont rust cuz the actuall metal is anti-rust, right ?
or does the paint have something to do with the whole not rusting thing ???
Do they really come with galvanized metal?...I know that galvanized aluminum doesn't (shouldn't) rust...usually found on kids' swing sets.
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Old 01-10-2005, 12:45 AM   #21
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well you might wanna use foam
foam the engine and oil lines and gas lines
it's actually really good

the nice tires you use leave them standing up between 2 pieces off wood so they don't deform by staying on the same place the whole time and pressure points are 3 instead of 1 and rotate them every so often
wax the car prior to storage
buy some of that chemical they give you with your leather jackets to prevent moles from going there
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:15 PM   #22
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One last important thing which doesn't seem to have been mentioned is a cover for the car. What's the point in cleaning and waxing and polishing if you don't cover it all up for the winter, did I miss that somewhere in the threads. Go to Crappy Tire and get a $50 cover, even if it is oversized, trust me, it'll save a few accidental scratches in the depths of the winter. When you go into the garage in the freezing months, you're not quite as careful as you would normally be so purchase the insurance, it's well worth it.
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:33 AM   #23
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Bump for a good article.

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Ara is that why you bought a winter beater this winter?
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:54 PM   #24
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Bump for a good article.

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Ara is that why you bought a winter beater this winter?
Yes, actually this is the first year i've had a winter beater. I've driven my Bimmers every winter (except for one year) since my first one in '97...or was it '96? Anyway, this worked out real well, b/c i got the Bonneville as a hand-me-down and have spent about $750 to get it on the road.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:15 PM   #25
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Yes, actually this is the first year i've had a winter beater. I've driven my Bimmers every winter (except for one year) since my first one in '97...or was it '96? Anyway, this worked out real well, b/c i got the Bonneville as a hand-me-down and have spent about $750 to get it on the road.
lol good stuff man, ur gonna miss doing rwd drifts .

Did you get those problems sorted out that u were having with the e30?
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:31 PM   #26
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lol good stuff man, ur gonna miss doing rwd drifts .

Did you get those problems sorted out that u were having with the e30?
Well, the last few days before i stored it, she was running ok. So it's an intermittent problem...i've been starting it once a week for the last 3 weeks and taking it for short runs in my neighbourhood, and she's been fine (knock on wood).
But really, lately, i've had a hard-on for an e46 M3, more like yearning, craving, constant craving...but i just bought a condo to live in, so unfortunately it's BA to the M-trois.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:38 PM   #27
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Be sure to put the stabilizer in the tank before topping it up in order to give it a good mixing. Run the car for a good 5-10 minutes to make sure the stabilizer gets through the fuel line and injector system.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:46 PM   #28
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"If the car is manual, leave it in gear. Use wheel blocks to prevent it from rolling." It's in gear so you dont need wheel blocks.
No, that'd be adding load on the tranny and engine mounts for no reason, especially if you have a very inclined driveway. Chalk the wheels, once the car is rested, then clutch in, engage the gear and clutch out so there is no strain on the driveline.
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Be sure to put the stabilizer in the tank before topping it up in order to give it a good mixing. Run the car for a good 5-10 minutes to make sure the stabilizer gets through the fuel line and injector system.
is it too late now after i've filled the tank?
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is it too late now after i've filled the tank?
Better late then never
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