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Old 10-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #13381
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Buff and clay bar that crap
I hit the area with clay, gloss enhancing paintwork cleanser (polish) and meguiars scratch x 2.0 None of them could remove the spots, though the scratch x did make some progress.

I did some research and discovered vinegar and water works to remove hard water stains. I set a towel down over the area soaked with this solution for 7 minutes. Afterwords, I dried the area and hit it with scratch x two more times. No more spots. After that I threw 2 coats of P21S hard wax over the whole area and it looks great.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #13382
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I lost my memory and reverse tilt fxn, but its only a quick fix until I install the power folding M3 reps.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #13383
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #13384
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Finished fab on custom(ized) mesh/cf/one-off kidneys. Pics tomorrow at daylight.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:30 AM   #13385
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So you disagree with top gear and want the austrian? I thought it was a rav4 for split second. I think looks pretty nice, seemed to ride decent.
Huh? I don't take auto-purchasing advise from Top Gear, its an entertaining show, but that is it. Since the original x3 is based off of the e46, its kind of a "no-brainer" purchase since I have loved every day of the nearly 7 years of ownership of my e46. Unfortunately this one is a no-go, see the note below...


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DO IT! And get Kw coilovers, would be a beast.
Turned out to have had an accident just before hitting the lot, the dealership's "Free" carfax doesn't show it, but edmunds.com's free autocheck did...

Shady dealership, NEXT!
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #13386
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Put her into winter mode incase we get any snow during Sandy
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #13387
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #13388
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #13389
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Huh? I don't take auto-purchasing advise from Top Gear, its an entertaining show, but that is it. Since the original x3 is based off of the e46, its kind of a "no-brainer" purchase since I have loved every day of the nearly 7 years of ownership of my e46. Unfortunately this one is a no-go, see the note below...




Turned out to have had an accident just before hitting the lot, the dealership's "Free" carfax doesn't show it, but edmunds.com's free autocheck did...

Shady dealership, NEXT!
Very good answer. Agreed. Too bad it was f|<*t
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #13390
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Bought one.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #13391
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seriously why do you constantly keep posting your E36 stuff in a "what did you do for your E46" thread?
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #13392
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I figured with Hurricane Sandy headed our way, this would be a good time to stock up on E46 bumpers.





Yesterday











About 1/4 inch chunk off the sidewall








$70 and 16 hours later (yes that included both fog lights)











The E46's adopted brother almost ready for winter


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It's amazing to me that a non M E46 is such a beautiful car but the E46 M has never done much for me.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #13393
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #13394
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #13395
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Got a call that the dealership couldn't replicate my fuel filling problem They replaced the charcoal ventilation canister a month ago under warranty. Then it was fine for one fill up, then it acted up again and I had issues putting gas in it, now it's mysteriously fine again
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #13396
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #13397
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Got a call that the dealership couldn't replicate my fuel filling problem They replaced the charcoal ventilation canister a month ago under warranty. Then it was fine for one fill up, then it acted up again and I had issues putting gas in it, now it's mysteriously fine again
Bring chloroform, kidnap tech and chain to backseat. When problem arises again, he'll be there. Remember to toss a few mv nuggets his way each day to prevent death, be prepared for smell.

Or maybe take your vidcam and get footage to prove it to them?

You're getting screwed. I hate to say it but its likely because they think you're young and eventually you'll give up.

Start going there and being a pain EVERY DAY. Sooner or later they'll want that to stop.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #13398
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I figured with Hurricane Sandy headed our way, this would be a good time to stock up on E46 bumpers.





Yesterday











About 1/4 inch chunk off the sidewall








$70 and 16 hours later (yes that included both fog lights)











The E46's adopted brother almost ready for winter


Any chance you've got extra bumper mesh? I'm buying for a project if you do...
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:48 AM   #13399
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:24 AM   #13400
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