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Old 04-28-2019, 11:32 AM   #101
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Still waiting for decent weather. Next week forecast promises snow and freezing weather.. so i have to wait..

Couple of my friends will take summer cars for insurance in next week, but i dont want to have salt in my car.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:18 PM   #102
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Finally time to start driving season







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Old 05-15-2019, 12:55 AM   #103
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It looks very good all around. How did the first drive go? No hiccups?
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:46 AM   #104
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It looks very good all around. How did the first drive go? No hiccups?
Some small problems

1. There was oil smoke coming from exhaust manifolds, maybe there was some oil after valve cover gasket replacement. No smoke anymore after driving more.
2. Left door speakers was not working, but after little driving and more volume those are now working okay. Maybe some problem with amplifier in boot.. Dunno.

Otherwise, no problems.

1 photo from engine bay

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:32 AM   #105
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:21 AM   #106
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Some fresh pictures from yesterday









Photobombed..

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Old 06-01-2019, 08:57 AM   #107
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So May 14th was the official start driving season. I wonder how many months are okay to drive your gorgeous car¡¡¡?

Also there is a cap you could use to cover the struts 'mushroom' support so in that way your engine bay seems even cleaner.

The part number is Strut cover 31331090616Click image for larger version

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Old 06-01-2019, 01:15 PM   #108
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So May 14th was the official start driving season. I wonder how many months are okay to drive your gorgeous car¡¡¡?

Also there is a cap you could use to cover the struts 'mushroom' support so in that way your engine bay seems even cleaner.

The part number is Strut cover 31331090616Attachment 776335

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Thank you for the tip, maybe i will buy those parts.
October is first month we have freezing tempeatures and they will salt roads.
So before september turns october, i will take this car out of insurance.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:36 AM   #109
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Very nice interior. I see one here in Texas at cheap, but not nearly this nice.
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:12 PM   #110
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I had my 18 year old BMW undergo a free front airbag replacement procedure today. I'm glad, another thing is taken care of. Antti, have your VIN checked if you haven't yet done so.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:22 AM   #111
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Very nice interior. I see one here in Texas at cheap, but not nearly this nice.
Hello, i am quite sure the one you saw was zimt (cinnamon) interior, it is not so rare after all. My car has goldbrown nappa, i have never saw another one.

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I had my 18 year old BMW undergo a free front airbag replacement procedure today. I'm glad, another thing is taken care of. Antti, have your VIN checked if you haven't yet done so.
Yep, both front air bags are replaced in BMW in that recall. Passenger 2018 and Driver 2019.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:16 AM   #112
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Goverment inspection check passed today without any faults.
Look that Hydrocarbon HC result, 1.. that is ideal.

1 drove 3632km in 1 year (2256miles).
Time for cold beer



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Old 06-27-2019, 11:53 AM   #113
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Glad to see a gem like this in the right hands, I love it.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:02 AM   #114
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Glad to see a gem like this in the right hands, I love it.
Thank you
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Hello everyone!

I took fresh pictures yesterday after quick wash.
Sprayed little bit of Bouncer´s bead juice before drying.
I am not so big fan of this kind of products, but it boosts wax layer, nice gloss.
I am still considering if i will get ceramic coating in next winter.

Nothing amazing here, car works without any problems so far.
In summertime it is my dailydriver.
This summer i have driven approx 2000-2500kilometers total.









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