BMW Wagen – All Things Are Connected…

Alternate Title Filling the Coolant = Total Electrical System Freak-Out It’s cold outside. Really cold. So imagine my annoyance that the heat in my BMW Wagen was not working well. It was barely putting any heat out. So I Googled for some hints. There were two main possibilities returned: The cooling system has air in […]

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More 528i Wagen Fun!

About two weeks ago I had a ball joint fail in the rear suspension of Der Wagen. I had to have it towed to my local shop for repair. I was driving through the parking lot at work looking for a space when all of a sudden there was a “bang” from the rear of […]

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528i – CCV system and Idle Control Valve

I’m chasing a stumble that happens at idle when the car is cold. Once the car is warmed up it runs fine, but while it’s warming up it sometimes stumbles and dies at a stop light. Last weekend I replaced the entire crankcase ventilation system. That consists of an oil separator unit and a handfull […]

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Marian Call!

Marian Call came to Minneapolis this weekend for two concerts and Liz and I went to both! I shot a handful of photos at both concerts. Here are the photos from the Nicollet Coffee House concert. Here are the photos from the House Concert.

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Why I Love the Internet So

A while ago we were gifted an old kitchen clock (ours is yellow). It’s got that cool 50’s vibe and was apparently a wedding present for Liz’s parents when they got married. It’s been running really slow for the past few months, and a couple of days ago I came home to see it unplugged and […]

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Burtrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Atheists

These are pretty applicable to theists in addition to atheists. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed. When you meet with opposition, even if […]

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Memorial Day

*edit* I’m no writer, and failed to have my author friends proofread this before asking timmay to post it as me. I just want to convey my heartfelt appreciation for our troops In honor of those who have given their lives or sacrificed in the pursuit of the core principles which make up our great […]

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Almost Smashed Up The Truck Tonight

Just got back from a trip to the St. Louis Park Home Depot and I almost smashed up the truck on the way. Heading east on 394 I get off on the Xenia/Park Place exit. This ramp (if you haven’t seen it) is three lanes wide at the end. One left turn lane, one left […]

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