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Old 09-21-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Pics of new ride

Oddly enough, I haven't had a chance to take any great pics yet but here's a quick shot I took over the weekend. Wish I'd had the chance to wash it...

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I've got a boatload of maintenance to do on it. Chain tensioner is here, oil and filters are here. Gotta go grab some plugs and maybe polish the headlights. I might change the tranny fluid or get my indy to do it. Haven't quite decided yet...

Anyway, enjoy.

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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orient blue, tan leather, 155k ... WERE TWINS!!!! welcome to the club
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
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The title of your thread suggests more than one pic....I don't see the rest of them.

J.k Looks good
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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Awesome colour. Looks good!
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:32 AM   #5
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orient blue, tan leather, 155k ... WERE TWINS!!!! welcome to the club
No Sheet! I thought your car was black!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:12 PM   #6
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Nice car Joe! I'm jealous!


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orient blue, tan leather, 155k ... WERE TWINS!!!! welcome to the club
Didn't I see that E39 @ M&M before? I thought it was black! (or dark grey?)
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:25 PM   #7
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Nice car Joe! I'm jealous!




Didn't I see that E39 @ M&M before? I thought it was black! (or dark grey?)
Im sure you have seen it at M&M, but the car is defiantly orient blue! I think the carbon hood throws some people off, especially at night it is hard to tell.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:16 PM   #8
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right on Joey

The car looks really nice and clean
How is the driving compared to the E36 ?

I had a complete 540i to pick-up from the scrapyard nearby and it was crushed by error...
Same as yours but interior was black leather...GRRRRRR..
So now i have first bid on all BMW's that comes in and cannot be moved or crushed without my permission.

Anyway i love this car of yours, specially for the week-end family drive out to the hills.

Good move man.

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Old 09-26-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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Thanks Sly.

Driving im[ressions? Uh, it's ridiculously fast? Drives like a heavy car but makes for a great highway cruiser. My old E36 handled amazingly but always felt twitchy on the highway. Trade off for nimbleness I suppose. I could have played with the alignment settings on the E36 but it pretty much never went on the highway...

540 crushed? That's sad.

I'm happy with my purchase. A couple of funny little problems but they'll get fixed. Nothing I hadn't anticipated...
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:36 PM   #10
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Sorry we missed saying bye last night.. Didn't think long enough about the fact you weren't coming for coffee. :o Anyway, car looks awesome!

uber: I SWEAR your car is dark grey. Are you sure?
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:10 PM   #11
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No worries. We'll hook up again and I can buy the coffee!
We should have more "work on someone's" car nights. That was fun.

BTW: My stereo stills sounds like crap... :LOL:
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:27 AM   #12
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Just go into DSP and select off.

I may borrow my buddy's EQ that does the analysis if you want to get your car set up sometime.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #13
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Stereo is all good. I was playing with it this morning. Fun stuff.

EQ you say? Can it be used for home theatres? I just have to get my dropped ceilng in than it's tune time!
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:21 AM   #14
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looking good man.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:43 AM   #15
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Congrats. I've been a blue (orient, maritz, medium) car fan on all my rides, except the vert.
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