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    1. Have you met Mr. JB Weld? ;) Have dealt with...

      Have you met Mr. JB Weld? ;)
      Have dealt with this at BMW for quite some time - M50/52/54 heads erode behind the thermostat housing, get pitted in the gasket area. Our fix is to simply thoroughly...
    2. There should actually be both a 'tire pressure...

      There should actually be both a 'tire pressure info' label (linked to above), and a VIN / certification label.
      They are available as 'spare parts', thru your friendly dealer parts dept. And, yes,...
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      They're on the hybrid and electric cars, here,...

      They're on the hybrid and electric cars, here, too. There, that cable is the 12v battery-to-EME (Electrical Machine Electronics) feed. And, there's an added circuit in the BST: Terminal 30C (which...
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      ^ ^ ^ And, to add some clarification to that: At...

      ^ ^ ^ And, to add some clarification to that:
      At BMW (don't know about other carmakers, but should be similar): That BST (Battery Safety Terminal) does not disconnect ALL power in the car - it ONLY...
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      (should be) a cheap project car - but, dat...

      (should be) a cheap project car - but, dat price!!
      https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/d/detroit-1990-volkswagen-fox/6994638544.html
      1990 Volkswagen Fox - $3000 (NW Detroit)

      (correction,...
    6. Negative - no key slot in any current BMW. As of...

      Negative - no key slot in any current BMW. As of F01 (so, any F- or G- model car), the "Key holder" has been, ah, deprecated, and all vehicles have 'Passive Go' (even if not equipped with Comfort...
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      Not just your monitor - in-person would judge...

      Not just your monitor - in-person would judge best, but, that definitely looks mis-matched.


      Someone save this!
      https://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/d/caro-1982-chevette-diesel/6980405411.html ...
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      There is (*supposed to be) a circlip installed on...

      There is (*supposed to be) a circlip installed on the end of the speedo cable.
      You'll need to transfer that, as I've never seen a new speedo cable come with it. Why, I don't know..... :screwy:
      ...
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      Dat title.... ...

      Dat title.... :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: But, they got it right in the ad body... :screwy::screwy::screwy:

      Malual Transmition 2009 Nissan Versa - $3850 (Lake Orion)
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      ^ ^ ^ So, not only did someone build that, but...

      ^ ^ ^ So, not only did someone build that, but someone else thought it was awesome enough to buy it from them? (note the temp plate.) :screwy::eek::screwy::eek::what::screwy::eek::what:

      I cannot...
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      https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/ferndale-...

      https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/ferndale-90-saab-such-beautiful-lines/6979047941.html
      90 Saab 900 - Such Beautiful Lines; Such Limited Mechanical Skills - $1326 (Ferndale)
    12. Immo cannot be bypassed - not without paying a...

      Immo cannot be bypassed - not without paying a tuner to 'tune out' Immo.

      Unfortunately, nobody here can help you reprogram the old key (for Immo function), because it isn't currently 'enabled.' ...
    13. Poll: Absolutely correct. On many (most?) modern...

      Absolutely correct.
      On many (most?) modern cars, the radio can be turned on when the car is 'awake.' When the car goes to sleep (or a certain amount of time elapses), the radio turns off.
      VW...
    14. Poll: Either of my cars: A/C off (assuming that A/C...

      Either of my cars:
      A/C off (assuming that A/C was active), fan on 1 (if it was higher.) Reason: maybe I don't actually need A/C on the next drive. And, with the Scirocco, I can't lock the car...
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      A "Best of": 1999 Toyota Corolla - Fine AF...

      A "Best of":
      1999 Toyota Corolla - Fine AF :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

      (Not going to copy the ad text, as I would need to edit it for language too much. :laugh: )

      My favorite line:
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      ^ ^ ^ ^ This. There are, what, eleven fuses...

      ^ ^ ^ ^ This.

      There are, what, eleven fuses for exterior lighting? Check the fuse for 'right parking lights'.
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      https://forums.vwvortex.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_readin...

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachments


      Addendum:
      Imgur also works well for hosting photos. Also, if you're using Tapatalk to post, you can embed...
    18. That does sound like the alternator is dead, sir.

      That does sound like the alternator is dead, sir.
    19. Well, it's fairly easy to figure this one out.......

      Well, it's fairly easy to figure this one out....

      Car running, grab that DVOM, check voltage directly at the alternator - should be ~14v (measured between the alternator output post, and...
    20. Actually, no. Reason: The charging plug is...

      Actually, no. Reason: The charging plug is electrically 'dead', until the charger and the vehicle have completed their 'handshake' (which is how the charger decides how much current it can output,...
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