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Old 10-23-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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2 questions, pissed of bimmers and engines?

1st of all, I really like want to look inside my engine,not to do anything but just look inside, and I was wondering what all i need to take off to look, or is it just the valve cover?

and 2nd.....the most important
do yall like ever like.....second guess bmws. i mean they are getting old, and very little things like sunroof rattles, and door panels peeling off
does it ever make u look back and go? Why ddi I buy this, and if U didnt and U knew this was gonna happened, would U still get it?
dont get me wrong I love my bmw, some little things annoy me. but god it's fun to drive. So I was curious how everyone else feels?

and as far as repairs go, bmw's seem to have reliable engines dont u think? it's just the little things that annoy us? anyone agree
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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here, here, i do indeed like i gotta buy some of those stupid door panel clips because mu passenger side door panel is hangin. but once i get um tada! all fixed
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
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Yea, ther have been numerous times ive just been fed up with my car for what ever reason. usually just some stupid noise which i know is a worn part and i need to replace. My cars old this shit happens. Ive kept my car and im glad i have. The only way ill sell it is if the replacement is either an E39 M5 or an Alpina B10 (E34 or E39).

Did you know that the Alpina B10 BiTurbo is faster than a Ferrari Testerossa? Not bad for a car weighing almost 4000lbs.
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:35 PM   #4
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here, here, i do indeed like i gotta buy some of those stupid door panel clips because mu passenger side door panel is hangin. but once i get um tada! all fixed
I buy those by the bag, 'coz I'm constantly popping the panels off to do one thing or another

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but god it's fun to drive.
'nuff said.

You have no idea how many things I've replaced on my '92, starting with the first week I got it, the headlight switch crapped out on me. I've probably spent as much on repairs as I did on the car by now. And there are dozens of other makes and models that pull away from me off the line at the light. But I guarantee you my smile is bigger than theirs at the end of each and every drive
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:37 PM   #5
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Yeah I had crap with my car when I got it. First the A/C compressor went out, then the back right window wouldn't roll up, after that I had a leak that I could not effing find (transmission pan), But after all that was finally fixed I'm glad I went through it
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:41 PM   #6
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people who drive other cars have complaints and problems with their cars too. there is no perfect car, coz if there was, everyone would have it. but to me, BMW comes pretty damn close.

IMHO you can drive a BMW, have probs every now and again, but smile and look back at it when you park (i know i do). or you can drive a kia/hyundai, have probs, and kick the car after parking it.
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:15 PM   #7
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So the door panel is a clip.....i noticed one side was missing a white clip thingy........so could that be it to keep it.....actually staying to the door?
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:08 PM   #8
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heh.

yea i felt this way today when i spent another 60 at the repair shop.

but as stated above all cars have problems. I think owning a BMW just maes the problems more obvious and annoying because we want it to be perfect. no one really cares about their Kia.
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Old 10-23-2006, 06:21 PM   #9
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Like read my like rant on like this. j/k with the likes....

But really, I feel that way every single freakin time I gotta take my skinny wallet out to fork over another grand in "routine maintenence" bullshit. But, then when I peel out or take a hard curve, damn. I just forget all about my wieghtless wallet.

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Old 10-23-2006, 09:11 PM   #11
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Like read my like rant on like this. j/k with the likes....

But really, I feel that way every single freakin time I gotta take my skinny wallet out to fork over another grand in "routine maintenence" bullshit. But, then when I peel out or take a hard curve, damn. I just forget all about my wieghtless wallet.

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well said.
i can to that.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:19 PM   #12
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And there are dozens of other makes and models that pull away from me off the line at the light. But I guarantee you my smile is bigger than theirs at the end of each and every drive
Very true... If you are loosing faith in any bimmer,,, Cruise ( not race ) at high speeds. Not only is it very comfortable ( for real doesnt 110 sometimes only feel like 65) but alot of makes and models cannot even keep up with an open BMW. BMW is a whole different breed!! Peolple who say " Oh I can't stand BMW's" are just scared to own a real car which one of top 5 safest makes in the world. Like I tell my homies, any car that you mention there is a bimmer that would clean that shit up!! Don't let door panel clips and minor maintance issuse discourage you!! Trust me I've owned 3 e36's and 1 e39 and my girl now owns a e36 after the fix is done nothing else really matters.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:28 PM   #13
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i have not had any serious problems with mine yet. keep it well maintained and you will be rewarded everytime you get in.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:43 PM   #14
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It's frustrating when it's broken, but you have to live for the moment. The moment when you make eye contant with your mother in her Volvo SUV as you power slide through the intersection she's sitting at. I didn't drive for a while.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:03 PM   #15
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The moment when you make eye contant with your mother in her Volvo SUV as you power slide through the intersection she's sitting at. I didn't drive for a while.
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Thats like passing ur parents at 100mph on a two lane highway. U have to jut keep going..and not pick up ur phone.
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