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Old 07-07-2010, 10:24 AM   #321
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Later today:

Meyle HD arms/bushings
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:46 AM   #322
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Black kidneys, LED interior lights, replaced hood roundel..good for a while
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:49 PM   #323
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today.....

I glued the driver B-pillar, also glued my falling window trim on both sides.

also cleaned the inside of my windows
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:52 PM   #324
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Painter my stock rims flat black and put on a roof spoiler, tinted my tail lights and next up is painting my headlight bowls. btw, anyone know where that thread is, for the bowls?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=757907
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #325
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Cleaned my interior with some lexyol (sp?), good product my drivers seat was pretty clean but I still managed to get a white rag to turn black
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:08 PM   #326
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Ok, here I go:

Koni Str.t struts and shocks
H&R sports springs
new front swaybar links
new rear Meyle shock mounts w/reinforcement plates
appointment set for this weekend for an alignment

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Old 07-07-2010, 08:52 PM   #327
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Drove it like i do everyday
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:02 PM   #328
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yesterday i changed the oil filter housing gasket made sure all the bolts in that area were torqued to spec... last week i changed the entire ccv system intake boot, throttle body housing gasket, icv grommet, the vanos oil line, replaced some washers and O-Rings...today i got to unscrew all the ignition coils and got stuck at removing the wiring harness for them..i also let some oil slip out accidentally
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #329
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I replaced my busted rear window regulator saving myself $250 in labor.



But I paid for it with 2.5 gallons of sweat. Not because it was a difficult job (quite simple after reviewing some DIYs actually) but because it was 102 degrees today.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:30 PM   #330
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I washed it thru the carwash and gave it a tank of 93 octane.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #331
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over the last week...

Purchased a Porter Cable 7424XP
- Washed -Citrus soak
- Clayed (medium grade)
- Meguiar's M105 / Orange Pad (specific sections only)
- Menzerna PO106FA / Orange Pad
- Menzerna PO85RD / White Pad
- CG Jetseal 109 / Blue Pad (2 coats)
- Pinnacle Souveran wax (by hand - 2 coats)
- 3M Metal Polish (Exhaust Tips)

Polish/Pad combo worked very well.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:54 PM   #332
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^ SUPERB!!!

Today I changed out my grilles. Bought some lightly used M3 coupe kidney grills.
I really think the previous owner somehow fit sedan grills in there. The old ones were terrible!

Also, found out I have an OEM alarm installed. Managed to break the tabs where the interior roof sensor is, and had to superglue the tabs back on. Good as new!
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #333
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Today I ordered Orion V2's. Should have them for install on Monday.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:05 PM   #334
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Today... Just washed my 330Ci when I came home from work, ready for driving it at the weekend.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:11 PM   #335
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Today... Just washed my 330Ci when I came home from work, ready for driving it at the weekend.
DUDE! Someone moved your steering wheel to the passenger side!

Just playin. Looks good tho.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:21 PM   #336
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i let some hot asian ucla college students wash my bmw
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you have to understand the people that jump from car to car often have NO MONEY

they are usually making poor financial decisions and rolling over debt.

No offense to some members on the group but there are dudes making less than $35K driving in fairly new cars - lol like leasing a $40k car - wtf - the car is worth more than what you make in a year!

OP just be sensible - good luck!
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:08 PM   #337
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struggling with the generator..
then..
found out the steering pump is leaking also...
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #338
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Today i installed another 12v power source on the rear end of the console



I used this:
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/CSM0/10749.oap



And here is how it turned out....(sorry for the shitty iphone pics)



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Old 07-10-2010, 04:42 AM   #339
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Installed the Connects2 and Parrot bluetooth kit Might have started on the front brakes if I hadn't spent an hour trying to figure out why I didn't have radio anymore after installation. The power wire/pin popped out of the aftermarket wiring harness, easy fix once the trouble was located...

About to go loom, tape and zip tie my Orion V2 kit, its been on the car since February, so I'm just slightly behind on wrapping that up...
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:07 AM   #340
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I ordered:
1 E46 Smoked LED Tail Lights For Sedan (98-01)
1 E46 Smoked Front Indicators For Sedan (98-01)
1 E46 Smoked Side Indicators For Sedan (98-01)
1 LED Reverse Bulbs (White)
1 LED License Plate Bulbs (White)
1 LED Front Indicator Bulbs (Amber)
1 LED Side Indicator Bulbs (Amber)

and put a deposit on some 19" Mesh Gunmetal Alloys.

Oh, and drove around all day listening to some cool trance.
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