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| Originally posted by Eric S.@Oct 11 2004, 07:28 PM |
Thanks to all for the well-wishes! I particularly noticed the comment about the difference between the 540 and my previous cars. Just to give you an idea of how MUCH more I will enjoy it, let me add to my signature's list with the cars I left out of the list, most of which were my daily drivers at some point:
Tan 1982 Pontiac Sunbird with rotted headliner
Brown 1982 Datsun pick-up I had painted white and drove to past 217K miles & sold still going strong
1988 Chevy Suburban (with NO options)
1985 Jeep Cherokee 2.8V6 with spun rod bearings
1992 Ford F150XLT Supercab (150K miles & still not too bad)
1992 Pontiac Sunbird - was mostly my wife's car and far better than the others on this list... B)
Yes, I am ready...
| Originally posted by Eric S.@Oct 12 2004, 07:16 PM |
Let me know whether you've had a chance to explore buying that Peake Research BMW code reader and reset tool (http://www.peakeresearch.com/code_tool.htm). It sounds like a "must have" to me, if I want to do my own work on the car (and I do). I gained some good experience (and weird tools such as "cheesehead" sockets) with German cars thru my ownership of my erstwhile Porsche 914.
Interesting re similar background, although I've had 2 years "off" since selling the Legend.
The car I am buying may have 103K, but looks to be totally virginal (original radiator, valve cover gaskets, etc), so I'm sure that over the next year it's likely I'll be replacing items related to those, and will be keeping my eye on the camshaft position sensor for trouble. My big thing is that it's been garage-kept, and as I found with my Acura, protecting a car from termperature extremes via garaging goes a long way toward preserving vital parts of your car. There isn't much that is harder on a car than pressing it into service in below-freezing temperatures...
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