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Old 11-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
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My Ride: '99 328i 300K miles
You'll get used to all the abbreviations:
idle control valve
crankcase ventilation
throttle body
oil filter housing gasket
valve cover gasket

control arms/control arm bushings

You can do most of the work on your car yourself, and it gets easier with time. Spend your time studying the diys and doing the work, or you won't have money left for mods...and honestly, after you get into doing the work, you'll realize it's fun, saves you money, and that you don't have time for mods because you have so much maintenance to do.

Get an xl50 flashlight from HD for 100 lumens of inspecting power, read fanatics until you want to puke, keep out of OT and the showroom until you get your car back to factory...then go to town all you want!
I'm so depressed. No one wants to come see me in NYC: Sat, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. at Greenwich Village Comedy Club.
Mangofy your E46!

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