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post #2861 of 4321 (permalink) Old 12-12-2014, 09:18 PM
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Got hit in the rear by a young driver not paying attention. Slow speed thing, still buckled the tailgate. Got it open, and everything is functioning, but I'm glad the tow bar was there. Probably saved it from worse damage. Photos later. Merry Xmas. Urgh.
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Got hit in the rear by a young driver not paying attention. Slow speed thing, still buckled the tailgate. Got it open, and everything is functioning, but I'm glad the tow bar was there. Probably saved it from worse damage. Photos later. Merry Xmas. Urgh.
Note to self, get a tow bar.

I loaded up on that sweet sweet 53 cetane. 7.6c/mile with a lot of LA stop and go unfortunately.

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post #2863 of 4321 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 12:19 AM
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Though it would be interesting to see if your M103 has the edge in low-end torque over my M104. I'm waging that you'd probably beat me by half a car's length up to about 60-70km/h.
Your M104 is of the second generation which I believe took care of the low-end torque drawback found on the first generation.

Do you have 4 or 5-speed transmission attached to it? If it is the the latter, then certainly there is no chance for any standard issue M103 to beat it. If it is a 4-speed, guess the track is the judge (well, just for your 60-70km/h point)

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I just noticed you posted a pic. It is not showing here at work and I found out because of the link shown in the quote/reply box. I'll have a look at it when I get back home.

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Oh okay, I won't talk about it

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post #2864 of 4321 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 09:05 AM
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hit a snow bank at 5-10 mph; tore the lower passenger section of my bumper off.
not a good day for the garage queen.
I knew I should have taken it out last week BEFORE the snow, SHAME ON ME !
Snow and Ice really suck
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hit a snow bank at 5-10 mph; tore the lower passenger section of my bumper off.
not a good day for the garage queen.
I knew I should have taken it out last week BEFORE the snow, SHAME ON ME !
Snow and Ice really suck
I took a chunk out of mine on my '91 300D a few weeks ago on a parking lot stop.

There was a design change in the air dam around 1990. I have been waiting for one to show up at Pick and Pull. So far all the W124's have been the old style.

BTW, I think the post 1990 air dam is closer to the ground. I never hit anything with my '87 260E, but do all the time in my 1991 300D. Or the car is lower to the ground.
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and I did the same with my 03 civic !
but I had a lower lip on it so clearance was diminished
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Finished up R&R of blower motor on my 91 and gave her a decent detail job. Time to pull the 87 in and redo the rear end links again.

Decided I am going to go test drive a 540i. Row your own euro v8 is very appealing in that price range.
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Decided I am going to go test drive a 540i. Row your own euro v8 is very appealing in that price range.
IF you're referring to the E39 series, then yes best bang for the buck. Last of the real BMWs before the iDrive crap generation kicked in.

Just be aware of exploding cooling systems, very common on the V8 E39s. Happens without warning. It's an age thing.

Beware, 6 speed 540i E39s are not easy to come by. Very few made it stateside.

The wagon in that configuration is even rarer.
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Do you have 4 or 5-speed transmission attached to it? If it is the the latter, then certainly there is no chance for any standard issue M103 to beat it. If it is a 4-speed, guess the track is the judge (well, just for your 60-70km/h point)
It's a 4-speed, but it's not the original transmission; I had it replaced after it turned out to be one of two causes for the vibration issue that almost made me lose all sanity, to the point where it became a "ya ana ya hiyya, waraki wezzaman taweel" situation. The replacement transmission doesn't have the S/E controller, though, so the S/E switch does nothing, which is just as well.

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Good, because this forum doesn't take too well to (possibly) law-breaking shenanigans
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Did brake fluid change for two of my three E320, 1994. Had to stop because it turned dark. I did not start until about 4 after finishing the blower motor lubrication. The home made power bleeder worked really well. It was made from a garden sprayer. Use Dot 4 fluid from NAPA, 1 liter for each car. The old brake fluid is green. It was replaced about three years ago for about 30,000 miles. I used some expensive German brake fluid last time.

The blower motor was lubricated with Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil about a year ago. It started to generate some noise again. Not very loud but annoying enough. This time I added just a drop of LiquiMoli MSO2. So far so good. Also add a drop of MSO2 to the power antenna so it will go all the way back. It works.

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