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I called it:It is exceptionally difficult to warp a BMW rotor under street driving conditions. They are spec'ed considerably beyond anything that would be required for commuting or the occasional "spirited" drive. On the other hand, a bad wheel bearing is a perfect explanation for the vibration problems GF was describing.
Well, I hope it's just a pair of bushings although I don't know how expensive those are on an E60 M5. That said, I'd happily throw in an oil change with front brakes for $1700. If I did only one of those per weekday at a conservative 2.5 hours per job, I could make $112.5k/year in profit. If I did two per weekday, I'd be right at the StyleForum backup job level of $250k/yr.
I see pricing on those parts in the $900-1200 range. When I hear quotes like $1700 for a front brake job, I sometimes wonder if I should open a shop myself.Oh, and steering wheel vibration while braking is rarely due to brake problems in BMWs. It's usually front control arm bushings or some other suspension component.
Lots of the pros use an airless sprayer to cover 15-20 sq. ft. at a time and then go back over the wet stain with a stain brush to smooth it out. I have yet to tackle my fence, but that's how I intend to do it. If you are using a different stain than the one that is currently on the deck, you do need to get the old stuff completely off, first. The quality of the prep job is more important than the quality of the stain application.
NYC residential property seems awfully volatile for an investment. Residential property values in Manhattan have not been increasing that much lately and the heavy tax burden and notoriously restrictive HOAs in NYC detract from their value as rental properties. If I were looking for residential investment properties, there's a long list of (admittedly less sexy) places that would come before NYC.
Yeah, I could see them eventually offering two phones of different sizes, but I can't imagine that they would go up to a 5" screen size for their only phone.
The choices for Android phones seem pretty straightforward these days. If you value the fastest software updates and a "stock" experience, the Nexus 5 is the clear choice. If build quality and premium feel are important to you, it's the HTC One M8. If overall usability and/or a smaller form factor is important, it's the Moto X. If you want a phablet, it's the Note 3. If you want to have a respectable but not especially remarkable phone that will nevertheless sell...
You should look into an NTI bite guard. They don't work for everyone, but for the lucky people they do, they eliminate grinding and all its side effects.
A $40 chainsaw rental from Home Depot would make pretty short work of those trees, too.
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