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Old 03-08-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Yesterday...

I checked on my Touring for the first time in 3 months.
She's been sitting on the drive for the whole time, and in spite of the wet weather the brake discs aren't even rusty (thanks Brembo!). Yesterday, I needed to push her a bit away from the garage door to get some stuff out. Turned out the central locking wasn't working. So yeah, the first thought proved true, batterie's dead. So I hoocked up the charger and let her sit for about 24 hours. This evening I checked the car out again, removed the charger, vacuumed out the engine bay (the storms pushed in quite a lot of leaves, and I don't want them to keep the moisture in there). I then turned on the ignition to check the electrical system, (didn't start him up, tho) and everything is working. Exept the frost killed my aux-cable, but that's okay
so I guess tomorrow or whenever my bro's not watching (he's home for the weekend and doesn't want me to drive the car since the plates r turned in) I'll go to a private road around the corner to have her run a bit. Just to check out everything, get the bit of rust off the breaks and straighten out the tires.
Then she'll go back into the drive to wait till April when I'll registrate her again
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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Glad to hear all's good
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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hey witey what headlights are yours? they look xenon-ish...
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:28 AM   #4
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They are the US spec projector OEMs
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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They are the US spec projector OEMs
yea Mr. 1989.

I had to purchase mine. lol.

glad to hear the car is running. its always good to run her a bit. When i first got the 318 it sat in the driveway for a year before i got my license. once a week i started her up and made sure everything worked.

btw you need to take more pictures of that piece of art. I love touring E30's.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #6
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Good to see you getting the ride ready. Are you gonna go to the BMW show in Karlshrue on 10 May? I'm stuck in an exercise that day.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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elsabor, .... that's the very first day of pentecost vacation...and also Karlsruhe is where I want to go to University... I'm definetly going! Thanks a lot for telling me... nice new sig btw

Numark, I'm def. going to have another photo shoot, I've already looked out some perfect spots... bad thing we don't have a lot of industry around here but I found some nice backgrounds already
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:37 PM   #8
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They are the US spec projector OEMs
I'd love to have them but afaik HIDs are illegal in Germany
don't ask me why
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:43 PM   #9
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I'd love to have them but afaik HIDs are illegal in Germany
don't ask me why
They aren't HID, they're halogen.
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:28 PM   #10
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hmm...now I really have to find out if they're TÜV approved... do they have a better light output than standart halogens? (like mine)
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:45 PM   #11
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They have normal output, good flat beam. I doubt they're any better than yours.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:45 PM   #12
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denyo, cant you run those ellipsoid smileys? i thought those were good.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:52 PM   #13
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I got smileys in my garage but I don't like eh that much
afaik the light output isn't a lot better

btw I'm just back from driving her.
Feels like pure sex. NOw I know what I missed the whole time...
She purrs like a kitten, and you hardly notice the standing time. Exept the servo is kinda hard so I think I need to change the servo oil, (servo=power steering) and the first gear feels kinda odd to me
brakes pack like ever... I hardly know any cars the same price stopping this good

anyways e30 FTMTW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait registrating her again!!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:15 AM   #14
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anyone knows what else I oughta check out after the car's been standing all the time?
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:04 PM   #15
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anyone knows what else I oughta check out after the car's been standing all the time?
check the door seals to make sure water isnt leaking in somewhere and causing rust damage. Like the trunk. (happened to me) although u have a touring so it might be different.

make sure all the windows roll down. The contacts in my switches have seemed to collect some carbon build up from sitting?(didnt drive her for 6 months) making it somewhat difficult to open the windows at times.
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