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Old 02-04-2006, 02:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ahhhh....finally got my car back.

Good as new.

Only weird thing is that in the back seat there's an m-contour wheel without a tire on it. Would have thought that if I had damaged it in the collision they would have just tossed it.
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I topped your repair bill, btw...$6200. Fortunately I only had to pay $721. Thank God for insurance :-)
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In late December (Dec. 20) I had a little incident with a median that I posted about. Just now got the car back. I waited longer for that thing than Jesus spent in the desert.

Actually, one more weird thing post-fix to write about. My instrument cluster used to have two non-functioning bulbs at around the 80mph mark on the speedo and the tach. Now those are fully lit, but the bulb behind the odo doesn't work. Weird. I assume there's an easy way to replace the bulbs in the Bentley manual. Will have to look.
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In late December (Dec. 20) I had a little incident with a median that I posted about. Just now got the car back. I waited longer for that thing than Jesus spent in the desert.

Actually, one more weird thing post-fix to write about. My instrument cluster used to have two non-functioning bulbs at around the 80mph mark on the speedo and the tach. Now those are fully lit, but the bulb behind the odo doesn't work. Weird. I assume there's an easy way to replace the bulbs in the Bentley manual. Will have to look.

You also have better parts than I do...
But if you include the calipers and replacement stuffs from last (december)year, I'm at slightly less than half of your amount...

About your guage... Mine came back fully lit as well after the shop had its way with my car. And I'm going to tell you right now that there is no easy way to replace those bulbs. I mean, it's not that it's hard tool-wise, it's hard as in hard-to-get-to wise.
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In what sense did I have better parts than you? Chi-town bimmers are just as good as Vuhjinnia bimmers.
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:P I refer to your long list of aftermarket parts.
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