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Old 12-15-2017, 01:21 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, My name is Jim. Last week I picked up a 96 California edition individual. out of Miami. Its Aqua Metallic with paint code 451. I have been a BMW guy for the last 30 years, My first car was a 1976 2002, I had owned an e30, Currently own a 1997 e36 m3/4/5 also an e12 528i in pieces, rust repair. I have a 2011 Mini Countryman S 5 speed that I am replacing with the 318ti. Thanks for the great site I'm looking forward to learning all I can about my new car.
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Kahtech smart lane changer, H&R springs, Belstein shocks, ACS shift knob, e-brake and pedal set, chrome cluster rings, 6000k CCF angel eye, RT-50A rain sensing wipers w/ auto headlight control
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Welcome! I also have a Cali individual? What's your VIN? Our cars are probably twins (besides color).
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Thanks for the welcome..vin is WBACG8323TAU37071. It has 136,000 miles. I just ordered bunch of parts for it complete cooling system refresh ,belts, tensioners. cowl, plugs, wires,Ignition Coil, valve cover gasket kit. Maintenance over mods for now. I love how cheep parts are . I used to getting e36 m3 parts . or worse mini countryman parts. $$$. I'm posting pics soon. The color is hard to find on any BMW let alone e36/5.
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Thanks for the welcome..vin is WBACG8323TAU37071. It has 136,000 miles. I just ordered bunch of parts for it complete cooling system refresh ,belts, tensioners. cowl, plugs, wires,Ignition Coil, valve cover gasket kit. Maintenance over mods for now. I love how cheep parts are . I used to getting e36 m3 parts . or worse mini countryman parts. $$$. I'm posting pics soon. The color is hard to find on any BMW let alone e36/5.
Cool! Looking forward to the pictures, also would love to hear how you compare the ti to the other cars you have driving - once it runs nicely that is.
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I have a twin, aqua metallic and cali top. congrats

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