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Old 09-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #4381
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #4382
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Ordered the chrome left and right lower REAR window trims so I can follow this DIY:
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The rubber interfaces on mine are cracked to hell and back. And before you inquire, black trim is dumb.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:53 AM   #4383
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Washed her and cleaned the interior.

Also used Mother's Back to Black on my trim. We'll see how it works after a few days.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #4384
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Washed her and cleaned the interior.

Also used Mother's Back to Black on my trim. We'll see how it works after a few days.
Funny, I did that too, but then it started to rain....oh well
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:38 PM   #4385
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Got valve adjustment done on Monday. Paid a guy in the tristate area (xM P0W3Rx - Great guy; definitely knows what he's doing... he's a member here and he's also on M3 forum) to do it this time. Price was very fair; less than 1/3rd what the dealer would charge and about 1/2 of what an indy would charge. I've also read of cases where dealers didn't bother adjusting the valves even after taking the money (literally a stealership in those cases).

Anyway, only 2 valves were out of spec (which kinda surprised me) - everything else was pretty much right in the middle of the tolerance range, which is what it should be. Those 2 valves did make a differences though - I had a weird rattle at 2500-3000 RPM that's gone now. I thought it was my exhaust install, but I guess not.

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Just a close-up of a cam lobe.


My VANOS sprockets. If you notice, the exhaust side is a different color; that's because the exhaust side was replaced under the CPO warranty about 2 years ago. Afaik the exhaust side is the one that tends to cause catastrophic failures in M3s; since the parts were updated/fixed in 07, I should be good to go!

Oil was a bit darker than I would've liked (I've seen some M3s that are much lighter), but there doesn't appear to be any sludge. I'll probably just do oil changes a bit more frequently until my next inspection and see if it changes
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:01 PM   #4386
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:47 PM   #4387
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #4388
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New center console and long eurotray
I like that eurotray but i just can't give up my cup holders
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:11 PM   #4389
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i like that eurotray but i just can't give up my cup holders
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:11 PM   #4390
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Drove her with all the windows down, the weather is finally allowing for some nice drives now.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:28 PM   #4391
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Drove her with all the windows down, the weather is finally allowing for some nice drives now.
Well it's 105 here, so that ain't happening...
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:24 PM   #4392
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #4393
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #4394
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:33 PM   #4395
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Washed her and cleaned the interior.

Also used Mother's Back to Black on my trim. We'll see how it works after a few days.
I sort of F'ed mine up a little. Is that spray your using any good?

And how the hell to remove the chrome trim pieces off of a coupe? Anyone know? Or link to DIY?
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:37 PM   #4396
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replaced the final stage resistor. Finished installation of a drawer in trunk.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:08 PM   #4397
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Not quite today, but two weekends back finally got around to ripping out the old Myrtle wood trim and replacing it with Titanium II - the driver and passenger trim pieces were cracked... also cleaned her up

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Old 09-10-2011, 04:48 PM   #4398
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #4399
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:27 PM   #4400
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That looks about a thousand times better
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