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Old 05-14-2011, 10:27 PM   #421
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Is under $5 buck.

Recommended for M vechicle only.

Found this at http://www.bimmian.com/70/GST/

You can DIY with http://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bender.../dp/B00002NAOF







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Old 05-17-2011, 10:43 PM   #422
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #423
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^^^^ Look nice.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:59 PM   #424
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Hi,cool car,was just wondering where u got ur front indicator lights from..there smoked I think and do u know if they'd fit on a 2000 reg 318i sedan?

Thanks in advance and cool mod
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:48 AM   #425
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I think they're depo corners, don't remember is been a long time.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-01...Q5fAccessories
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #426
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Did the red sharpie mod, looks okay I guess.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:01 AM   #427
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Have anyone tried other color beside RED sharpie? Pics please.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:11 PM   #428
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:13 PM   #431
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MOD COST: ~$10.00

MOD BENEFIT: Cleans out your motor.

MOD DESCRIPTION: Sea Foam Engine Cleaner

The picture below is from the link below, basically, slowly pour about a third of the sea foam into the vacuum line indicated below. Turn off the car, re connect the vacuum tube, pour another third into your gas tank, wait 10 min, fire your car up and rev it up. It will blow out crap from inside your motor.


*Note* my car threw 3 codes after I did this, they were all related to fuel mixture and such, so I went to autozone to have them read & cleared. Couple months later and its all good!

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Not really a mod, it helps clean out your engine of deposits, but i wouldnt recommend doing it on a car unless it has 175,000+ miles and was poorly maintained. Sea foam corrodes your fuel lines and can really mess with your engine if done too much. My friend sea foamed his S4 every 500 miles, and boom goes the dynamite, RIP S4.
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Not really a mod, it helps clean out your engine of deposits, but i wouldnt recommend doing it on a car unless it has 175,000+ miles and was poorly maintained. Sea foam corrodes your fuel lines and can really mess with your engine if done too much. My friend sea foamed his S4 every 500 miles, and boom goes the dynamite, RIP S4.
175k miles is definitely NOT when you want to be treating your car with this Seafoam. Gunk built up in an abused motor is one of the only things keeping it from burning 1qt of oil every 500 miles.

That said, a well maintained motor will benefit from this treatment. More specifically, the M54/S54 engines should only be Seafoamed through the brake booster and gas tank. The additives in our synthetic oil are actually very good at what they do, and adding it to the crankcase is not necessary.

Show me evidence that this petroleum based product corrodes fuel lines. Your buddy's S4 went "boom" because its an Audi.
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Have anyone tried other color beside RED sharpie? Pics please.
I'd like to know this too. My 325xi is blue, I wouldn't want red needles.
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I'd like to know this too. My 325xi is blue, I wouldn't want red needles.
you can do any color you want. lighter the color, the better it glows.
i shaved mine (was ugly orange) with a razor blade (on my full size not my bmw) and put a light coat of white on.


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I heard it's bad to take the needles off
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I heard it's bad to take the needles off
its not bad. you just have to be careful. i used a fork. you take a picture of the car off, then ignition, then idle. for mine i replaced the needles exactly where they were in idle. been fine for over a year.
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its not bad. you just have to be careful. i used a fork. you take a picture of the car off, then ignition, then idle. for mine i replaced the needles exactly where they were in idle. been fine for over a year.
Well, I'm glad you cleared that up. I put blue on the ENTIRE needle without thinking. Great for at night. Not being able to know how fast you're going. Any clue what I should use to get the blue off my needles? Was a sharpie if that helps.
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Well, I'm glad you cleared that up. I put blue on the ENTIRE needle without thinking. Great for at night. Not being able to know how fast you're going. Any clue what I should use to get the blue off my needles? Was a sharpie if that helps.
i got a pack of brand new razor blades and just kind of wiped or spread the the needles until it slowly started flaking off. i "barely" put one coat of the "testors white enamel" pen on the Backside of the needle the rest i left alone
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The thing is, Sharpie isn't enamel and won't flake.
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The thing is, Sharpie isn't enamel and won't flake.
i dont wanna hog up too much space on this thread. but, if your blade is sharp enough, what flakes off is the actual plastic its made of until it slowly becomes clear again
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