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      02-13-2019, 02:13 PM   #8229
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what tool is missing here?
looked inside the little compartment in the trunk for the first time this week and noticed that something is missing


where exactly can i find the date code on the battery?
Looks like the Sunroof manual winder is missing....
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      02-14-2019, 01:57 AM   #8230
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I see on the negative terminal what looks like

24
12

or maybe it is
24
I 2 (letter i)
24th Week of 2012 was when your battery was manufactured.


Started the process of my spark plugs yesterday. Just taking my time whenever I feel like going into the garage since it snowed. Having troubles getting the last coil out. Back passenger side.
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Your wheels turned out great! Now all that's left to do is dump those awful Conti's for some Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires
Lol, I just put them on. Originally wanted MPS4S, but after months of waiting with no end in sight, not even my contact at Michelin could get them for me.
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      02-14-2019, 07:29 AM   #8232
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Parked my M in the "M" parking area at work, apparently. 😂

For the record, I got there first...
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Fixed a clunk coming from the rear. The locking collar on one of my coils was loose, easy fix. Found the source of an air leak, thought my wheel was cracked but it ended up just being a nail in the tire.

Pretty good night, usually things don't go so smoothly.
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      02-14-2019, 08:00 PM   #8234
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24th Week of 2012 was when your battery was manufactured.
hmm
that's not reassuring
seller told me he changed the battery about 6 months before selling to me (Dec 2017 ish)
Could it be that the battery was just sitting around for that long before it got sold and installed? or did the seller sneak that one by me?
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      02-14-2019, 11:42 PM   #8235
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24th Week of 2012 was when your battery was manufactured.
hmm
that's not reassuring
seller told me he changed the battery about 6 months before selling to me (Dec 2017 ish)
Could it be that the battery was just sitting around for that long before it got sold and installed? or did the seller sneak that one by me?
Battery was probably sitting. Mine was made in 2012 also, 49th week I believe but mine is going strong still
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Today, I was unknowingly forced into a Valet-only parking situation. Needless to say I'm not happy about this situation when I drop off the car. After I'm given my ticket, I linger around for a moment to keep an eye on my baby. The gentleman who got in my car was a rather large (I'm being modest - extremely large) fellow who, of course, moved my seat way out of place.

Then, after a moment of the car not moving I knew something was up. I walked over to the car and opened the door to kindly instruct him how to engage Drive (DCT). I caught him fumbling about with the selector and the paddles for a moment but he must not have had his foot on the brake because he was still having trouble. Finally, I managed to help him get it over to D1. I politely let him know that I'm a bit precious about this car as it took me a while to find [this particular spec] but he assured me I'm in good hands. I close the door and, yet again, the car doesn't move. He then tries to pull away without disengaging the parking brake. Ugh.

I pop the door back open and show him where it is, and again he assure me I'm in good hands. Sure.

In the end, my car was returned without any new issues - thankfully. I'll certainly allow extra time to self-Park if I ever go back to this location.

On an unrelated side note, I did manage to snap this quick pic, too!
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i haven't had to valet park my car yet ...
(to be fair, i've only had the m3 for less than 1 year)
i've even taken uber or other transportation when i knew the place i'm going to would be valet only and not have an easy alternate parking option

but i know there will come a time when i have no choice but to valet
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Tail Lamp - BMW (63-21-7-289-434)
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Sedan & wagon, 2009-12, on lift gate.

https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...IFJlc3VsdHM%3D
Tail Lamp - BMW (63-21-7-289-428)
Description:
Sedan & wagon, 2009-12, on trunk lid.


ugh... why are there two different parts?
they list the same cars ... they both look like the inner tail lights ...
the only difference is in the description one says
trunk lid v. lift gate ...

which is the right part number?
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Let's see... went to the dealership and ordered a tail light outer gasket since I found a puddle in my amp compartment yesterday. (Been raining here in the Bay Area CA)

Removed the two front struts to get my swift springs installed.

Ordered Zimmerman rotors, pads and sensors from ecs.

My first time wrenching on the m3.
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Let's see... went to the dealership and ordered a tail light outer gasket since I found a puddle in my amp compartment yesterday. (Been raining here in the Bay Area CA)

Removed the two front struts to get my swift springs installed.

Ordered Zimmerman rotors, pads and sensors from ecs.

My first time wrenching on the m3.
Interesting, how much was the Zimmerman kit Paolo?
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Today, I was unknowingly forced into a Valet-only parking situation. Needless to say I'm not happy about this situation when I drop off the car. After I'm given my ticket, I linger around for a moment to keep an eye on my baby. The gentleman who got in my car was a rather large (I'm being modest - extremely large) fellow who, of course, moved my seat way out of place.

Then, after a moment of the car not moving I knew something was up. I walked over to the car and opened the door to kindly instruct him how to engage Drive (DCT). I caught him fumbling about with the selector and the paddles for a moment but he must not have had his foot on the brake because he was still having trouble. Finally, I managed to help him get it over to D1. I politely let him know that I'm a bit precious about this car as it took me a while to find [this particular spec] but he assured me I'm in good hands. I close the door and, yet again, the car doesn't move. He then tries to pull away without disengaging the parking brake. Ugh.

I pop the door back open and show him where it is, and again he assure me I'm in good hands. Sure.

In the end, my car was returned without any new issues - thankfully. I'll certainly allow extra time to self-Park if I ever go back to this location.

On an unrelated side note, I did manage to snap this quick pic, too!
Well at least the day generated that very nice photo!
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Let's see... went to the dealership and ordered a tail light outer gasket since I found a puddle in my amp compartment yesterday. (Been raining here in the Bay Area CA)

Removed the two front struts to get my swift springs installed.

Ordered Zimmerman rotors, pads and sensors from ecs.

My first time wrenching on the m3.
Interesting, how much was the Zimmerman kit Paolo?
It was a little less than 1k for the Zimmerman rotors and StopTech street pads shipped.
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