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Here's what happening with the Florida Suncoast Chapter this week. This newsletter contains all the new events, posts and Ask Gil questions for this week. We would love to hear from you, email us at [email protected] or fill out our Get In Touch form on our website with any ideas, comments, suggestions, etc.

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Florida Suncoast Chapter

This Week's New Events

Note: All FSC Events begin with "FSC" in the title.

Only events that have been added this week appear below click calendar-icon to view our calendar.

FSC 2018 July Tampa Meeting

FSC 2018 July Tampa Meeting

Let’s meet Tuesday, July 10th, 6:30 p.m. at  Anna Maria Oyster Bar, located at 1525 51st Ave. E. (US 301 and I-75) in Ellenton. 

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Other Upcoming Events

• July 19, FSC July Tampa Dinner Meeting

• July 9-15, O'fest in Pittsburgh

• Sept 9-12, Hop On Hop Off Driving Journey-Jaunt-Junket 

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What's New This Week

July 3, 2018 BimmerLife

July 3, 2018 BimmerLife

M8 Coupe Spied, Classifieds Challenge, Turner Wins At The Glen

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This Week's Videos

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Ask Gil

BMW M5 Maintenance and Rod Bearings

BMW M5 Maintenance and Rod Bearings

ENGINE:
Hi Gil! I want to thank you for taking the time to take my question, my daily driver is a 2014 M5 competition and I have racked up over 70,000 miles on it my question is does it need walnut blasting done? I've seen tons of pictures of other directed injected turbo BMWs that needed it bad but can really find any for the turbo V8s S63 or even N63. Also when would you recommend the rod bearings being replaced? I've seen where the S65 and S85 had problems with rod bearings.

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BMW Oxygen Sensor Heater Fault Code

BMW Oxygen Sensor Heater Fault Code

OHTER:
I have a 2006 bmw x3 with a 3.0 m54 engine. I have changed my bank 1 upstream 02 sensor twice and the code p0030 keeps coming up. Is there a fuse or a relay that might have been blown to cause this code to keep coming on. I checked the ohms on the 02 sensor and it was .40 ohms. The only thing I need to check is the ground. Do you have any suggestions of why the heater in the sensor keeps going bad. The new sensor was matched with sn#.of the original.

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Dashboard Rattle

Dashboard Rattle

OTHER:
The small HVAC air outlet on the upper left IP side that blows air on the door glass rattles. can put my hand on it to stop the rattling as long as I hold it. I put a small piece of plastic between it and the IP but didn’t help. It appears the grill snaps in. Any information on how to stop the rattle is appreciated.

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