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MySonsBeamer 02-12-2013 10:13 AM

Father of new owner of an old(er) BMW
Howdy All from Texas!
My 14 yo son had worked all of last summer mowing yards and general lawn services for a few businesses in our community. Thought I had done well in teaching him the importance of a hard days work and investing his revenue wisely. You can imagine how proud I was when he approached me the week of Thanksgiving and said that he had done some research and would like to purchase a car to fix up and to learn a few things prior to getting his drivers lic. (in two years) (now that's thinking ahead). Now, he had talked about old mustangs, camaro's and the like, as we all did at his age. To my surprise, he showed me a pic of the car he was interested in. A clean 2000 BMW 328i, REALLY? I have been a mechanic all my life (44 now) and I had never looked under the hood of a German built vehicle. He had done his homework and had actually already contacted the seller prior to my knowledge and had cut a deal. He told me that he only needed my permission and my signature to close the deal. Needless to say, by the end of Black Friday HE took ownership. We have spent many hours TOGETHER in our shop getting his ride whipped back into shape from years of neglect. From countless vacuum hoses, CCV, Coolant pressure tank, to struts and shocks, to adding CFFL Angel eyes, new stereo and speakers, headliner, to O2 sensors and IAC motor cleaning. We have really enjoyed our time together making this a great little ride. And learning that this BMW is really a great package of engineering. A little difficult to diagnose sometimes but, real easy to understand.

spoedvraat 02-12-2013 10:36 AM

Good luck Ron, you are a great dad!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

simsima325 02-12-2013 12:17 PM

Welcome, and kudos. Post some pics!

777eThOd* 02-12-2013 12:41 PM

Welcome! Where in Texas are you located??

Riverbmr3 02-12-2013 01:19 PM

Welcome to the site, my car is ready for my son but he is only 13...

BBBoy323i 02-12-2013 02:17 PM

Ha sounds like me and my dad, except I bought the car without my parents permission :facepalm: you're a great dad haha, once you put a couple thousand into these cars it should last forever!

MySonsBeamer 02-12-2013 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by 777eThOd* (Post 15154503)
Welcome! Where in Texas are you located??

I am about 40 miles South of Houston.

BigDRick323 02-12-2013 02:46 PM

Awesome, good luck with future maintenance.

Sent from my HTC One V using Bimmer App

777eThOd* 02-12-2013 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by MySonsBeamer (Post 15154959)
I am about 40 miles South of Houston.

I live in Seabrook/Kemah area !!

Redline4 02-12-2013 10:25 PM

Welcome to the site, Should show us some pics of the car.

mitfa911 02-12-2013 11:39 PM

Great project to share with your son. Welcome!!

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