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Old 01-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #31
White_Knuckles
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington (the state)
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My Ride: 2003 325xi
My comment mentioning "trusting the parts guy" was basically suggesting how our buying trends have changed. My local stores, other than NAPA, are indeed scary. However, sometimes you win with local retail. I picked up a killer battery from Autozone that was way cheaper than the dealer. I didn't mean to bring up judgement of knowledge or skills parts guys may have.

Today we have more options where the ease of Internet ordering has become a favorite for me. I love the sound of the Brown Truck pulling up with a goody going thump on my porch. But I still find there's a balance between researching on-line and talking to real people. For a fun driver I have a '67 Olds Cutlass with a hot rod motor. Building it, I found a lot of strange and actually bad information from Forum enthusiasts and "experts". The local parts guys and machine shops became of much greater value for getting a successful result. Experience and knowledge always prevail whatever your source may be.

Just be cautious my friends and not jump on the first thing you read.
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