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      11-05-2008, 07:56 AM   #67
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I pushed them to truck it to Calg
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      11-05-2008, 08:29 PM   #68
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I shipped my X5 last year from Toronto and it cost almost exactly $1,000.00. Good Deal for you. I thoght you indicated that you were getting 19's ?
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      11-05-2008, 08:31 PM   #69
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I pushed them to truck it to Calg
Haha, nice. You will have to show me your ride when it is in. I will PM you with my situation.

fe55 how do you like your DCT? Is it really worth it over a 6MT?
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      11-05-2008, 08:34 PM   #70
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I have mixed feelings. This is really a weekend car and I kind of miss the shifting but I love the technology.
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      11-05-2008, 10:24 PM   #71
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Haha, nice. You will have to show me your ride when it is in. I will PM you with my situation.

fe55 how do you like your DCT? Is it really worth it over a 6MT?
Let me know, I hope it all works out.

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I have mixed feelings. This is really a weekend car and I kind of miss the shifting but I love the technology.
We can split rides sometime, as long as you don't mid driving a family car
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      11-05-2008, 10:26 PM   #72
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I shipped my X5 last year from Toronto and it cost almost exactly $1,000.00. Good Deal for you. I thought you indicated that you were getting 19's ?
The Ont dealer sold them off the car and put 18's on it. I got the shaft

Bummer, but I am getting sweeet 19's so I'll use the 18's for winter tires and that will save me some $$
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      11-12-2008, 03:56 PM   #73
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Okay, should have the car next week.

So is there any place in town that has Octane higher than 91 besides Husky/Mohawk?

Not sure on theirs, lots of alcohol.
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      11-12-2008, 04:40 PM   #74
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I do not think so. Most recommend Esso's premium gas.
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      11-12-2008, 05:27 PM   #75
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Sparkyg. I have tried them all but have not found much difference between Shell, Petro C or Esso's premium gas.
The only place that I have found that has higher octane gas is at Mohalk but may be boosted by ethonol. I don't know what effect this would have on our engines.
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      11-12-2008, 06:48 PM   #76
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Sparkyg. I have tried them all but have not found much difference between Shell, Petro C or Esso's premium gas.
The only place that I have found that has higher octane gas is at Mohalk but may be boosted by ethonol. I don't know what effect this would have on our engines.
The ethanol long term is bad for our cars. I know they all say it is okay but teh alcohol dries seals and can dmamge our cats. To much water in the exhaust.

I know in Calgary there is a Sunoco that sells high octane gas but I think we are SOL unless we get a barrel of race gas.

Thx all. I'll stick with the Shell Vpower and give the Esso a try, there is a new one a couple blocks from home.
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      11-13-2008, 06:47 PM   #77
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We can do an Edmonton spotters link, what is there, like 8 of us, maybe 10 by next year.
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      11-21-2008, 02:22 AM   #78
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Well here she is. Amazing piece of work that DCT is, a lot of fun to drive and lightening quick. I would like to thank Calgary BMW. Awesome dealership. Service that could not nearly be touched by our Edmonton dealers. No one here in Edmonton was even close in terms of price either, guess they don't really value repeat customers. I would recommend anyone from around here give them a call if you are in the market for a new bimmer. Ask for Grant Y, he was phenomenal finally giving some hope to the word "customer relations" in the auto industry. The difference was night and day between here and Calgary, I won't say much more than that as to avoid offending anyone but you can PM me if you want details. Hope you like the picks!
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      11-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #79
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Awsome. Good to have another M3 in edmonton.
I noticed that the pictures taken outside show a vehicle with different wheels Did you change them?? Is this yours??
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      11-21-2008, 09:48 PM   #80
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Hey Albert!! Congrats looks great

Another day at Calgary BMW another M3.

I spend the day there today. Awesome sales staff, awesome service staff, awesome parts staff. I cannot say enough good things about how well I was treated.

Here is my new ride. Loved the drive home. The engine is such a dream, great torque, great throttle response and fun to drive. i feel so much more connected to the car with the 6MT.

Some pics at home. I gotta get the reflectors off but didn't get a chance at the dealership.
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      11-21-2008, 09:50 PM   #81
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Awsome. Good to have another M3 in edmonton.
I noticed that the pictures taken outside show a vehicle with different wheels Did you change them?? Is this yours??
He got the winters put on, the summers are in the back, you can see them.
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      11-23-2008, 02:36 PM   #82
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sparkyg I see you got the M. I'd like to see the beast when you get your winters on> Sunday??. or This week. pm me
Are you considering any of S Dinan's upgrades eg: Stroker engine?
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      11-24-2008, 01:02 PM   #83
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sparkyg I see you got the M. I'd like to see the beast when you get your winters on> Sunday??. or This week. pm me
Are you considering any of S Dinan's upgrades eg: Stroker engine?
The car has winters on right now on the stock 18" rims so I am good to go.

If I do any upgrades it will be on the minor side. Intake, exhaust, wheels tires and maybe some suspension. The stroker is cool but this is a DD car so I want to make sure I take it easy on the drivetrain load.

Now if this was my weekend car like someone I knew...

I gotta thank you for your recommendations on the EDC. It is remarkable how civilized the car is in comfort mode. The GF much prefers the ride to my 335xi. I do too. It just doesn't beat you up on our roads. Even with 40 series winter rubber.

Let's get together on the weekend. PM me for Sat or Sunday and I can make a run out to your neck of the woods if you want.
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      11-27-2008, 01:04 PM   #84
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      02-02-2009, 04:34 AM   #85
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Figured I should bump this old thread up. I am not from Edmonton but am from Fort McMurray. I am taking delivery of my Moonstone/Fox Ext/Piano E90 M3 in May. I am totally open to making the drive to E-Town to attend some meets.

Keep me in the know this spring/summer guys.
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      02-02-2009, 01:41 PM   #86
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Keep an eye on E90post too, they do a few good meets during the warm months
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      02-11-2009, 09:45 AM   #87
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Time to check in

Alright, I figured I would officially sign in with you guys. Just got confirmation that the car is at port in Germany. The countdown is on.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230107
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      02-11-2009, 01:07 PM   #88
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Nice licence, we'll see you out there, 3 weeks or more yet. It takes 1 week to cross the Atlantic but over 2 weeks to get here by rail. CN sucks

Are you gonna garage it till May?
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