Double-Flash Hazard Lights

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While at a recent Autocross event, I noticed something. The normal custom while instructors are driving your car, is to drive the course with the hazard lights on. Something caught my eye when I noticed a new 1 series with double-flashing hazards instead of the ON, OFF, ON, OFF of normal hazard lights.

I thought it looked kinda cool. And so began my investigation on the Google. Some reports are that newer Euro-spec cars are programmed to double-flash the hazards (can ...

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Glove Box Flashlight Update to Modern Version

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OK, so when I bought this car, it was missing the standard issue white glove box flashlight. So something was missing in my life.

I always hated those white older flashlights and wanted to replace it with the newer more modern black versions that comes with the newer cars. The old white one doesn’t have nearly the battery longevity or brightness as the black one does. Only problem just replacing ...

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Extending the Brake Life of Floating Rotors

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A while back at Bimmerfest last year I came across a fine gentleman claiming to have a rare set of Euro spec brake rotors just sitting in his garage, new in the box! After inspection and negotiating a price, I picked up the set as well as a full set of pads and quietly put them away in the garage for that fateful day when I ...

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Bump Steer Plates Make All The Difference In Feel For Lowered Cars

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Often times, the our pursuit for better suspension performance (i.e. lowering, tire changes, etc.) we overlook how our adaptations can negatively affect the performance the BMW engineers already built into our cars. Namely we make our changes using the best possible information and experience out there only to find that the smooth, driving performance characteristics that we’ve come to know and love about BMW, have vanished from our car.

After lowering the CSi with Eibach springs and installing Bilstein HD valved ...

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E31 Gatherings Of The Past

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One of the most enjoyable things about owning this marvelous car, is the variety of owners who share the same enthusiasm. From the die hard, tear down and rebuild guys to the drivers who just love the timeless shape of the 8 Series body and would rather leave repairs to the professionals… everyone is a friend in this community. Even more rewarding is the semi-regular events where we all converge en mass, on a single place for a short time ...

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