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Old 03-22-2010, 02:41 PM
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EIM Warm Weather Babble

Pray tell...the meaning of this thread??

We need a place to yak. Technically, the "Wintertime Chat Room" should be placed in a dormant state for the next nine months. Doing so makes me since it makes the return of wintry weather seem far, far away...

MariaChick, we'll cut you some major slack for the act of making a springtime post in the wintertime chat thread. We know you're just completely overcome by the excitement of becoming a two-MINI family. Quite understandable!
 
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:49 PM
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Yeah to the new MINI! Will we be able to meet the new MINI this Saturday?
 
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:49 PM
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Maria's planning on it,Dad has to clean it
 
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:09 AM
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Aww I say put Maria to work!
 
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:54 AM
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Aww I say put Maria to work!
ABSOLUTELY

And, while we're in the spirit of letting someone else do it, Lolly's summer booties went on yesterday
 
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:00 PM
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So will Maria be taking the wheel at our events now? That would be cool!
You know she'll have a blast.
 
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:42 AM
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TUESDAY WAS PASSED BY A PURPLE FLASH ON HWY 61 SOUTH BOUND 3;30 TOM AND LINDA,AND GOZER WAS DIRTY MUST HAVE BEEN ON A MISSION
 
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MariaChick View Post
TUESDAY WAS PASSED BY A PURPLE FLASH ON HWY 61 SOUTH BOUND 3;30 TOM AND LINDA,AND GOZER WAS DIRTY MUST HAVE BEEN ON A MISSION
I think they were headed to a pool tourney in the QC. Lots of $$ to be hustled.
 
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:45 AM
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Okay people here is the $64,000 question/scenario:

My service warranty is up in less than 1500mi. I have 1yr/12kmi to renew the service warranty. Cost of renew is $1800-$2000.

Should I:
A. renew warranty
B. pay for service as I need to
C. learn to work on my MINI
D. other
 
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:40 PM
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B and C is my answer
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:20 AM
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Okay!
Who owns the Grey/Blk with Grey U.Jack mirrors/top MCS that is parked in Silvis, IL at the Schroeder Mortuary?
I have driven buy it several times before and this time I decided to stop and leave an EIM card. But I was trumped by the EIM decal on the rear window.
Anybody?
 
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This is off-topic, but I forgot what the topic is. I was shocked to see Janis holding a pack of Marlboro in the MINI Directory!!!!!!
 
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This is off-topic, but I forgot what the topic is. I was shocked to see Janis holding a pack of Marlboro in the MINI Directory!!!!!!
Looks like a Pink iPod Mini to me...haha
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:51 PM
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Looks like a Pink iPod Mini to me...haha
Yep, you guessed it. She was caught by the photog listening to a pre-release version of one of her son's new songs...you can tell she liked it.
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:58 PM
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Okay!
Who owns the Grey/Blk with Grey U.Jack mirrors/top MCS that is parked in Silvis, IL at the Schroeder Mortuary?
I have driven buy it several times before and this time I decided to stop and leave an EIM card. But I was trumped by the EIM decal on the rear window.
Anybody?
Might be Steve and Nik (westernilmini) unless Tim and Jan (getting grey) have picked up the mirror caps recently (Tim and Jan's MINI has a carbon fiber scoop).

Edit: I was right on my first guess (I think). Check out the latest entry in the EIM Photo Directory.

(Incidentally, I'm surprised your pics aren't up yet SJ since you have been the photo roster's most ardent supporter... )
 

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Originally Posted by MariaChick View Post
TUESDAY WAS PASSED BY A PURPLE FLASH ON HWY 61 SOUTH BOUND 3;30 TOM AND LINDA,AND GOZER WAS DIRTY MUST HAVE BEEN ON A MISSION
And what were you driving? I always keep my eyes open for you when I am down that way.

Of course you noticed she was dirty but don't worry, I gave her a bath before we parked for the week in the River Center parking ramp
 
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Originally Posted by Gil-galad View Post
Might be Steve and Nik (westernilmini) unless Tim and Jan (getting grey) have picked up the mirror caps recently (Tim and Jan's MINI has a carbon fiber scoop).

Edit: I was right on my first guess (I think). Check out the latest entry in the EIM Photo Directory.

(Incidentally, I'm surprised your pics aren't up yet SJ since you have been the photo roster's most ardent supporter... )

I knew that comment was coming. My kids had trouble deciding if they wanted to be in the photo or not and then it was getting all of them together. But I'm ready to upload pics to Rob. See ya Saturday.
 
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:42 PM
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We were in the Honda so you wouldnt have knowed who was waveing like crazy at you
 
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:16 PM
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I decided I like the title banner on the MINIs in the Mountains home page...because I'm on it.

It's the group picture from the '08 event. I'm almost exactly in the middle of the image. Just go straight up from the "t" in the word Mountains.
 
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:54 AM
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What happen to half pint last weekend
 
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:56 PM
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What happen to half pint last weekend
I'll PM you...
 
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Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick)
I am in the market for new tires. I am most pleased with the stock,
all weather, run flats by Continental but they come with a $200+ price tag which I cant afford. I have an offer to get "Hankook" Ventus V4 tires at a good price but I've never heard of Hankook before and some reviews were not favorable.
So, you guys know what tires work best and I am open for suggestions but please don't kill my pocketbook.
 
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Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick)
So, you guys know what tires work best and I am open for suggestions but please don't kill my pocketbook.

I'm always interested in oil and tire tips. I have my pencil ready. Go!
 
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:21 AM
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Saturday, 24 April: wash/strip, claybar, deep polish with Swirl, final polish with Finish, a coat of Epic, and Black Wow on the trim. Actually blistered my right palm; obviously my detailing endurance is woefully lacking...

Getting Maintenance II done this week so we're all ready for R4TO.

Hey Jo, if you mine the wintertime chat thread Miah has some tire recommendations in there -- he's the EIM resident tire expert.
 
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Hey Joe, now you've started the tire conversation. Ha, just kidding. Feel free to pm me on here on what size you are looking at and we can have a "in depth" tire conversation. Cool?
 

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