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Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 01:50 AM

My E30 failed inspection today, would like your input
 
They told me it needed front brakes.

I said it 'brakes quicker and better than my e46!"

They said it needs pads.

I went home, took the wheel off, and inspected the pad. It has at LEAST half it's life left.

Called back, they said its likely to fail 3 months down the road, so they can't pass it now. :wtf:

Aren't they inspecting to determine if it's safe to drive on the road NOW? Who are they to try and predict when parts will fail in the future?

What's my best course of action?

I was thinking of going to take it to another place tomorrow, because I refuse to change the pads before they're really gone.

Back2Basics 08-06-2008 01:53 AM

what happened?

you went to inspection?

and then FAILED?????

trueeeee

goofy10 08-06-2008 01:55 AM

Ha.. losers. We don't have inspections. :eek: We just have smog checks and people always pass those. :eeps:

southpaw 08-06-2008 01:55 AM

:wtf:

thats insane...

say you changed it. go back. and get it inspected again

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwfanatic323i (Post 8338179)
what happened?

you went to inspection?

and then FAILED?????

trueeeee



Thanks for another useful, informative and intelligent post.:thumbup:

I am continually amazed at how someone with your intellect and character spends day after day in a small home in Jersey, sleeping til noon, then eating cheetos and playing video games til 3 am.

Somethings in this world I shall never understand.

Five_seveN 08-06-2008 01:55 AM

thats bs. bring it back, park in front of whoever told you failed, point to it and say "this is an e30. it never fails at anything. ever." :read:

southpaw 08-06-2008 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goofy10 (Post 8338190)
Ha.. losers. We don't have inspections. :eek: We just have smog checks and people always pass those. :eeps:

not when your running straight pipes. no Cats... :str8pimpi

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 01:57 AM

:rofl: at some of the posts in this thread, but does anyone have a legitimate idea on what I should do?

I'm already out $35 bc I had to pay the shop that failed it, even though it should have passed :ben:

goofy10 08-06-2008 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southpaw (Post 8338198)
not when your running straight pipes. no Cats... :str8pimpi

:eeps:

Wes 08-06-2008 01:57 AM

Sam :lmao:

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 01:58 AM

God dammit someone must have a good idea :idea:

e30m3izzle 08-06-2008 01:59 AM

dude if i were you get some hubcaps slap them on then they wont check the brakes

southpaw 08-06-2008 01:59 AM

take it to a different shop?

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 02:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e30m3izzle (Post 8338216)
dude if i were you get some hubcaps slap them on then they wont check the brakes


I have bottlecaps, so I might as well have hubcaps. :rolleyes:

Instead I just have the hubcap look, with the brakeduct build up of alloys. :banghead:

The worst of both words. :ben:

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southpaw (Post 8338219)
take it to a different shop?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam 325i (Post 8338167)
I was thinking of going to take it to another place tomorrow, because I refuse to change the pads before they're really gone.



:idea:

:read:

:luv:

goofy10 08-06-2008 02:01 AM

Get rid of those bottlecaps..

I'll sell you my basketweaves. :eeps:

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 02:02 AM

Nothankyou.

I'm saving for some nice wheels, or at least I tell myself I am. :(

goofy10 08-06-2008 02:03 AM

I'm getting Alpina's. :drool:

Sam 330ci 08-06-2008 02:04 AM

:drool:

A nice set popped up on r3vlimited today, they're even in CA, though I dont know how close to you.

Heres the link:
http://r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=116518

I know nothing about E30's, yet:4ngie:, so I'm not sure how they're priced, but they look nice. :drool:

Five_seveN 08-06-2008 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goofy10 (Post 8338239)
I'm getting Alpina's. :drool:

the car might be stolen. i have nothing to do with that :eeps:


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