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Old 05-27-2017, 11:12 AM   #211
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wow, very clean car. I just picked up my first car last week and this is what I need to make mine look like! Interior looks spotless.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:52 PM   #212
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The meets in your area are very nicely attended. Around here you'd never be so luck to have that many clean, well cared for cars show up

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Yes, I'm definitely spoiled. A Ferrari F40 and custom Moal showed up today, among the other amazing cars.

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The GRM crew is great, Tim's son Tom used to have an E30 and is building up an LS1 E36 M3 now. Looks like a fun event!
Yeah, we chatted a bit about that. Also chatted about the E30 M3 that Tim restored from being totaled. It was very cool to meet them (been reading GRM for 15+ years). It was even cooler that they are so down to earth and are willing to talk to nut cases like me.

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wow, very clean car. I just picked up my first car last week and this is what I need to make mine look like! Interior looks spotless.
Cool! Looks like you are local based on your profile (Vienna, VA). Hope to see you around!
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:07 PM   #213
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119whp isn't half bad for a 26 year old 4 cylinder with over 100k mi on it. I wish my 318's body was in that kind of shape.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:07 PM   #214
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Damn that one clean Alpine! I'm really digging the clean OEM look.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:19 AM   #215
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Saturday morning Katie's Cars and Coffee!



I met up with Sail Boat this morning. Always a pleasure to check out such a clean E30. An S52 swapped 318is also parked alongside. I met the owner of the S52 swapped car at the Mach V / Grassroots Motorsports Dyno day last week. Cool car!

Always a pleasure, Mike! Re: Katie's, there's always some crazy stuff there. Here's two of the highlights; an F40 and a GT40.


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Old 06-01-2017, 06:09 AM   #216
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119whp isn't half bad for a 26 year old 4 cylinder with over 100k mi on it. I wish my 318's body was in that kind of shape.
Yeah. Definitely happy with the numbers and consistency. It would be pretty awesome if the car made it into the GRM magazine.

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Damn that one clean Alpine! I'm really digging the clean OEM look.
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Fuse Box Refresh

Earlier in the week I was spent a couple minutes tracking down why my trunk light wasn't working. It turned out to just be a bulb, but I took a look at the fuse box to see if a fuse had blown (it hadn't). While I was using the owner's manual to figure out which fuse controlled the trunk light, I noticed a number of fuses were incorrect, which I also confirmed by double-checking here. So I ordered a bunch of ATC 7.5, 15, and 30 AMP fuses to replace everything in there. The lot of fuses were only a few bucks on Amazon, so why not replace them all

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Old 06-01-2017, 07:47 PM   #217
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Looks nice, hard to beat the original fuses for ease of testing though. Just a visual check without even taking them out!
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:17 AM   #218
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Looking good Mike
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:19 PM   #219
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replacing those fuses really changed the look of the fuse box. a little weird to see it so none colorful. haha!
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:23 PM   #220
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Looks nice, hard to beat the original fuses for ease of testing though. Just a visual check without even taking them out!
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replacing those fuses really changed the look of the fuse box. a little weird to see it so none colorful. haha!
Yeah, my biggest issue with the old fuses was that there were 10s and 15s where there should have been 7.5s. Whoever (previous owners) replaced fuses over the years didn't really care what rating they were using. The old fuses were fine, but I figured since I had a few packs of new fuses I may as well replace them all.

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