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Forum: Tools Needed/For Loan 11-12-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By BeerBurner
I have a press that I'm pretty sure is a 12 ton...

I have a press that I'm pretty sure is a 12 ton press. Given how much you helped me with the E36, I can even deliver it to you to use at your convenience!

BB.
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 10-01-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By BeerBurner
I have them on CD-ROM somewhere but it's been so...

I have them on CD-ROM somewhere but it's been so long since I've used them because I've been able to do everything I need to using Clark's Garage. I'll see if I can dig them up but no promises.
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Forum: BMW Technical Discussions 09-15-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By BeerBurner
E90 Fuel Pump Control Module coding

My wife's '10 328i got hit with the random shutdown after a long drive issue and the codes I pulled make me believe it's the fuel pump control module. I can easily replace the module but I don't...
Forum: Professional Help 08-20-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By BeerBurner
D&V did a great job when some lady hit the 944. ...

D&V did a great job when some lady hit the 944.

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-20-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By BeerBurner
I taught a few of those Street Survival courses...

I taught a few of those Street Survival courses years ago, too. When my student got really good at a certain drill, I'd ask them to take out their phone and do the drill again just holding the phone...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-19-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By BeerBurner
Thanks all. It's still a bit of a sore spot for...

Thanks all. It's still a bit of a sore spot for me but a story that I will continue to share.

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-18-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By BeerBurner
I wrote this article for my school's newspaper

I was asked to share the story of Mrs. BeerBurner's car accident and recovery as a message to our students.
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Forum: Porsche & BMW Cars For Sale/Wanted 11-11-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,577
Posted By BeerBurner
I have past experience with this car and I spent...

I have past experience with this car and I spent some time wrenching on it for the previous owner. The car was meticulously maintained by Louis as best as I could tell.

My wife lusted over that...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-31-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
As a follow up, we did finally get the car...

As a follow up, we did finally get the car registered yesterday. The person at the DMV started to say "You need to get the emissions done" when I held up the printout for him to see. He was able to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-24-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
I missed that last question. I have driven by...

I missed that last question. I have driven by the sensors (which sometimes has a "pass/fail" sign flash) in my '87 and '90, getting a "fail" flash. I never received any notification about it.
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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-24-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
In Virginia, once the car is 25 years old, it is...

In Virginia, once the car is 25 years old, it is emissions exempt regardless of where you are in the state. You don't even have to register it as an antique for that exemption. My '87 944 and '90...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-23-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
Honestly, I don't know. Like I said, I got the...

Honestly, I don't know. Like I said, I got the notification, checked the system, and then paid attention to other things.

All in all, I'm OK with the system but I would like for it to offer more...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-23-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
That would be great if they didn't ding a passing...

That would be great if they didn't ding a passing car. :(

I'm even willing to accept that it might have been a gray area (it's 22 years old with 257k miles). It would have been nice if they gave...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
This. ...

This.

https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2016/01/virginia-offers-new-roadside-emission-testing-option/

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-23-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
Fortunately, it looks like I was able to sort...

Fortunately, it looks like I was able to sort things out by hitting up the DMV's social media. We have an appointment on Thursday to register the E36. I didn't expect it to work but I'll take it. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-23-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
I have had a couple people tell me that and it's...

I have had a couple people tell me that and it's nice to know that is a good "Plan B" (even moreso because I hear it from a lot of people!). So, thanks for helping to confirm all of that. :)

It...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-23-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,637
Posted By BeerBurner
Thumbs down My unexpected VA RapidPass experience.

Hola!

I wanted to give everyone a heads up about a bad situation we just encountered with Virginia's RapidPass roadside emissions monitoring people.

Earlier this year, they dinged my wife's...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-23-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,277
Posted By BeerBurner
Thanks! Someone I know on another forum...

Thanks!

Someone I know on another forum sent me a laptop with BMW diagnostics software on it. He doesn't know if the E90 is on it but he thinks it will be.

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-18-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,277
Posted By BeerBurner
Thanks guys! I've got a happy wife. :) BB.

Thanks guys! I've got a happy wife. :)

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-18-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,277
Posted By BeerBurner
We stopped at an antique shop after getting the...

We stopped at an antique shop after getting the car and found a BMW mug. We felt the Universe was smiling on us. :)

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-18-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,277
Posted By BeerBurner
I upgraded Mrs. BeerBurner's car

First off, thanks to all who offered advice on my thread about this car.

Anyway, we weren't planning on buying another car yet but her 257k mile, BMW 323is has been getting long in the tooth. It...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-13-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 29,095
Posted By BeerBurner
Ha! Anyway, Fairfax County closed during the...

Ha!

Anyway, Fairfax County closed during the night so it'll give me time to buy and hang a bed sheet if I need to. ;)

BB.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-11-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 29,095
Posted By BeerBurner
Yesterday, Fairfax County Public Schools...

Yesterday, Fairfax County Public Schools announced that we'll be closed on Monday to train us teachers in online instruction.

While I think it is prudent to plan ahead, I can't help but feel...
Forum: BMW Technical Discussions 03-07-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,469
Posted By BeerBurner
I should have updated it earlier but I have some...

I should have updated it earlier but I have some more information about the car. It's got the x drive and the mileage is at 171k which is higher than I'd like (not that I'm afraid of high mileage...
Forum: BMW Technical Discussions 03-06-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,469
Posted By BeerBurner
I did a quick read-up and found the Schwaban...

I did a quick read-up and found the Schwaban (sp?) scan tool that seems to be well-liked on the internet. Does anyone have experience with that?

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