Bavarian Nightmare

2003 BMW 325i

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Bavarian Nightmare

Postby professor science » Fri May 28, 2010 12:43 pm

Brought the car in for service today.

Issues:
  1. Wheel shimmy
  2. trunk release on car does not work
  3. sunroof slider is reluctant when manually operated
  4. 125k normal service

Solutions
  1. High speed balance (NOT control arm issue)
  2. New trunk handle (postponed)
  3. remove entire cassette (postponed)
  4. proceed as recommended

New Issues
  1. shimmy caused by 3 bent wheels, not by bushings in lower control units
  2. 2 years since brake fluid change
  3. needs front brakes

My Solutions:
  1. New Wheels & Tires (sell 17" falkens and go to 18s? and of course, suspension)
  2. performance brakes
  3. new dot 5 brake fluid
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Re: Bavarian Nightmare

Postby Maraschino Larry » Fri May 28, 2010 12:59 pm

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Bavarian Nightmare

Postby professor science » Fri May 28, 2010 8:14 pm

Regardless of how I decide to manage the passat I need to do the brakes on the BMW.

I may just get the passat mobile and deal with the BMWs status for now. Start the passat next summer.
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Re: Bavarian Nightmare

Postby Dreamstate » Fri May 28, 2010 9:02 pm

Ebay some brakes and get some 18s bro
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Re: Bavarian Nightmare

Postby Mandeep D » Fri May 28, 2010 11:31 pm

^this
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Bavarian Nightmare

Postby professor science » Sat May 29, 2010 7:17 am

I can get new pads, cross drilled/slotted rotors and pad wear sensors for 300.

Time for CSL reps and some rokkors. :D

or i could just fix the brakes and keep (start?) working forward on the syncro

or maybe get adapters and run the porscherellis on the BMW? :p
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Re: Bavarian Nightmare

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sat May 29, 2010 10:52 am

If you put Rokkors on the BMW I will feel exactly 1000% better about putting them on my $50 car.

I'm sure there's 50 things you could do on the syncro that will take just a little bit of monies and just require time... this is a good way to make progress on it. What I've been doing with my oldies lately.
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