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Re: Just a silly/fun towing question? (archive)

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Posted by Jim on January 09, 2001 at 18:34:07:

In Reply to: Just a silly/fun towing question? posted by Rodzy on January 05, 2001 at 03:35:18:


1) The car can be "slim jim'ed" even with the tight clearance between the window and chrome molding. I had to call BMW service once (BMW is very careful about "keys locked inside the car" calls because they only call locksmiths, not tow trucks.)and the locksmith had these plastic wedges that was placed between the glass and molding to give him room to manuver a slim jim down there and he opened the door.

2) They lift the rear of the car and put dollies under the rear wheel. Then they lift the front and off they go. Or, they bring a flatbed type of tow truck and hook a winch to it. Watch them pull a BMW up the ramp, regardless if the brakes are on, or if the wheels are turned. Park in a red zone and see how creative (destructive) these tow truck driver gets when the owners are not around.


Jim


How would someone tow a E32 with the CODE set and the factory alarm/anti-theft system which double locks the doors also set? I've always wondered because the gap between the window and chrome window rim is too small and tight to get anything into(without braking something) to unlock the doors? Or is this just a silly question because we all know the E32 is to good to be towed, ha ha ha! If so, then thats just another reason why it's The Ultimate Un-Towable Driving Machine!

Rodzy,
1992 735iL.





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