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      04-04-2021, 09:20 AM   #3917
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If your mirror glass has a black surround, pry from the bottom first, mine was just a glass edge so after a little heat from a heat gun (cool today) I started the pry at the outer edge. It is a bit scary prying on the mirror glass of a new car but it popped right out. The Amazon box was exactly the same as the box in the AliExpress link above, had the trim tool and a T-10 "L" wrench.
Did you have to remove the mirror cap to remove/replace the turn signal portion?
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      04-04-2021, 10:04 AM   #3918
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PS4S/wheels on.
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      04-04-2021, 11:03 AM   #3919
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3 things happened in the past couple days.

1. Added an classic BMW "Bavarian Motor Works" windshield banner (sourced from Acromann) to keep the sun out of my eyes on the morning commute now that I'm back in the office. Looks great.

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2. One of the sideskirts grazed a big rock in the parking lot at the zoo and now has an unsightly blemish. Maybe it'll buff out but the paint was a little goofy to begin with (the origin is apparently Turkish?) so I'm not particularly hopeful.

3. The front passenger seat has something wrong with it and no longer goes forward and back, just torquing in place. Probably a burned out motor or something in the track. Some preliminary research suggests one of the plastic guides might be stripped which unfortunately seems to require replacing the whole seat. So I guess I'll use this as an opportunity to upgrade and started looking at racing seats. I've been a long-time admirer of Recaros Sportster CS/GT's and Cobra Nogaros. Got any advice on either model, and/or mounting bracketry? I don't care to retain the power seat functions, but don't want any error codes.
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      04-04-2021, 12:38 PM   #3920
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Did you have to remove the mirror cap to remove/replace the turn signal portion?
Yes but it is very easy once the glass is out of the way, you just pinch three clips and off it comes. You also need to pop the base cover a little away from the mount as well.
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      04-04-2021, 03:55 PM   #3921
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I drove it up the Ohio River, crossed-over at Maysville, and came back on the Kentucky side. It's a terrific day for a drive here: low 70s, low humidity, and not many people out-and-about.
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      04-04-2021, 11:11 PM   #3922
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Spring cleaning of both the car and the garage today. Also, PFC track pads and stainless brake lines arrived in preparation for first day at the Glen this month! My car will sound like a dump truck in traffic by end of the day tomorrow.
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      04-05-2021, 01:36 PM   #3923
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This morning I took my recently purchased 2017 M240i to https://germanautospecialist.net/ for oil, air filters and a general checkup. I probably could have waited until I got the registration from the DMV, which will allow me to get all the service records for the car from the BMW dealership where the car was originally leased (I bought it from an auction reseller) but I wanted to start the papertrail of service right away.

It's awesome having a very reputable indy shop less than a mile from my house.
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      04-05-2021, 10:22 PM   #3924
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Mirror sticker removal and I used black shoe polish to fix the sticker outline. It looks much better in person then with a bright flash.
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      04-05-2021, 10:31 PM   #3925
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I also have been adding CF stuff, some pre-made parts and some I have made.
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      04-06-2021, 02:00 PM   #3926
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Mirror sticker removal and I used black shoe polish to fix the sticker outline. It looks much better in person then with a bright flash.
Good trick with the shoe polish, I will try that.
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      04-06-2021, 07:38 PM   #3927
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Long overdue wash for wifey's whip...
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      04-06-2021, 08:32 PM   #3928
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Took it in for repairs to the headliner, (convertible). The tension straps caused it to tear a small hole on both the left and right side back by the rear window. This is the 2nd time it has happened! They gave me a new 2021 m235i xdrive GC to drive. It’s a nice car, but in no way compares to the way ours handles.




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      04-06-2021, 09:14 PM   #3929
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I also have been adding CF stuff, some pre-made parts and some I have made.
I love little details.
The (wrapped?) reflector with the /// is lovely
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      04-06-2021, 10:40 PM   #3930
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I love little details.
The (wrapped?) reflector with the /// is lovely
Thanks, it's not actually a wrap, I take real CF sheets and remove the original reflectors and basically laminate them. I wanted CF instead of the normal paint match ones but know one makes them so... DIY.The 3 stripes are the high reflection tape on Amazon for BMW, that's what is on my front grill too. The little shark fins on top are just for fun.
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      04-06-2021, 10:44 PM   #3931
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Good trick with the shoe polish, I will try that.
This is the one I used btw.
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      04-07-2021, 05:20 PM   #3932
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Took it in for repairs to the headliner, (convertible). The tension straps caused it to tear a small hole on both the left and right side back by the rear window. This is the 2nd time it has happened! They gave me a new 2021 m235i xdrive GC to drive. It's a nice car, but in no way compares to the way ours handles.



Do you have a picture from a bit more far to see the exact zone where you have this tear ? I have something similar and my dealer says they never saw this and try to put this on me. Thx
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      04-07-2021, 06:54 PM   #3933
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Do you have a picture from a bit more far to see the exact zone where you have this tear ? I have something similar and my dealer says they never saw this and try to put this on me. Thx
The program here turned them around. I also have the bulletin by BMW. If you PM me your number I will text them all to you.
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      04-07-2021, 06:58 PM   #3934
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      04-07-2021, 08:07 PM   #3935
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Popped both right tires in a large pothole on my way to sushi this evening. Will be putting the wheel and tire insurance to the test. Still made it to sushi at least!

Fuck NY roads.
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      04-07-2021, 10:50 PM   #3936
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Popped both right tires in a large pothole on my way to sushi this evening. Will be putting the wheel and tire insurance to the test. Still made it to sushi at least!

Fuck NY roads.
I feel this pain I did the same thing last month
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      04-08-2021, 06:36 PM   #3937
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I feel this pain I did the same thing last month
Picked my car up today.

Turns out the wheels were bent in addition to the two flats. They were able to repair them though I really do not like this note, "Repaired both RF and RR rims to the best of my ability without a dial gauge. Repaired the rims by sight." I will be contacting my service manager in the AM regarding that as it's worded in a way that leads me to believe they may not be perfectly straight.

I also paid for an alignment based on their suggestion which made sense with how hard the impact was.

Any issues riding with opposite tires with tread wear vs fresh tires?

Driving home felt good overall though I thought I noticed some drift to the right during some harder accelerating through the gears. Not sure if that is the rims "repaired by site", uneven tire wear on one side of the car, some combination of the two, or my imagination.
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Picked my car up today.

Turns out the wheels were bent in addition to the two flats. They were able to repair them though I really do not like this note, "Repaired both RF and RR rims to the best of my ability without a dial gauge. Repaired the rims by sight." I will be contacting my service manager in the AM regarding that as it's worded in a way that leads me to believe they may not be perfectly straight.

I also paid for an alignment based on their suggestion which made sense with how hard the impact was.

Any issues riding with opposite tires with tread wear vs fresh tires?

Driving home felt good overall though I thought I noticed some drift to the right during some harder accelerating through the gears. Not sure if that is the rims "repaired by site", uneven tire wear on one side of the car, some combination of the two, or my imagination.
Oof dam thankfully i didn't get any damage to the wheels the sidewalls on the runflats split I had both front end wheels damaged and with fresh rubber on the front the car did get very slippy in the wet letting the rear slide out with the front having no problem holding on.

But I'm a dumb idiot who got 2 new run flats for the back too rather than just getting some regular wheels all around lol
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