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Old 06-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #9861
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Just recently picked up a m3 and so far I've bought oem m3 floor mats, black and white carbon fiber bmw kit, metal m3 license plate, cleaned the hell out of the engine compartment, and tomorrow I have a guy coming over for a quote on a new paint job. I am thinking of adding a turbo, but don't know where to start. I also want to dye the seats.
You should post what you get quoted on for you paint job! I am looking to get one since someone totally messed up my paint . There are little acid marks on the hood!

Anyone have an idea of how much a new paint job should cost?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #9862
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Considering driving it off a cliff. Got ABS light brake light and DSC light and the car died. Wont start, won't even turn over. This thing has been nothing but headaches for the past couple of months. I replaced the battery a little over a year ago. Any ideas?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #9863
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An 05 with that many problems? Jeez
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #9864
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How'd you do this? Vinyl, paint, plastidip, swapped? Looks good!
I used plastidip. It's got several flaws in it from when I removed the tape and some of the plastidip bonded to the tape next to the chrome.... Probably should've used vinyl but oh well it will work for now
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #9865
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Considering driving it off a cliff. Got ABS light brake light and DSC light and the car died. Wont start, won't even turn over. This thing has been nothing but headaches for the past couple of months. I replaced the battery a little over a year ago. Any ideas?
I keep getting those same lights but my car is running fine aside from the lean code I have and can't find a solution to. Let me know what you find that sets off the lights tho please
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #9866
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Considering driving it off a cliff. Got ABS light brake light and DSC light and the car died. Wont start, won't even turn over. This thing has been nothing but headaches for the past couple of months. I replaced the battery a little over a year ago. Any ideas?
Sounds like a simple alternator/voltage regulator problem.

Replace with an OE Bosch 120a after correctly diagnosing this is the problem.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #9867
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well not today but yesterday ...woke up and saw my passenger window was shattered but still holding up because of the tint....at first i was like it must have been the heat i guess.... but i look at it closer and it looks like someone tried to pry the window open...but theres no damage on the seals....whatever still pissed me off.... there goes mod money...
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #9868
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Started it this morning and had a low coolant level light, shut it off and checked the level, it reads low, I got under the car and saw 0 leaks or wetness of any kind, started it again and no light. I got a key scan a while ago and the cooling system was replaced ~25k ago, im assuming it's normal for it to read correct completely cooled off (10 hours shut down), and that I'm low on coolant but iv never had any cooling issues, not really concerned but will add coolant of you guys think I should!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #9869
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So you took your car to a shop to have an INTAKE installed?
Um no.. It was in the shop(FINALTOUCH MOTORSPORTS) for:
New H&R springs
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Transmission fluid change (filter)
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Oh yeah, he put my new intake in for me also (Free of charge)
Just was commenting how great it sounds..
She's back to good now....
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #9870
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #9871
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You should post what you get quoted on for you paint job! I am looking to get one since someone totally messed up my paint . There are little acid marks on the hood!

Anyone have an idea of how much a new paint job should cost?
My girlfriends brother is an amazing painter. I've seen some of his work on classic cars. He does just about anything. I'm currently cleaning out my garage and sealing it up so we can use it as a place to do body work and paint. He is suggesting since the Phoenix yellow is already a sweet color then maybe just putting some ghosting (light pearl metallic) designs in subtle places. Only really noticeable in bright light when you look hard. I'm not a fan of bold black strips or anything large like that. The color to me is almost perfect the way it is. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:43 PM   #9872
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Started it this morning and had a low coolant level light, shut it off and checked the level, it reads low, I got under the car and saw 0 leaks or wetness of any kind, started it again and no light. I got a key scan a while ago and the cooling system was replaced ~25k ago, im assuming it's normal for it to read correct completely cooled off (10 hours shut down), and that I'm low on coolant but iv never had any cooling issues, not really concerned but will add coolant of you guys think I should!
Could you have possibly turned the heat on recently?
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:58 AM   #9873
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Did these things over the weekend..

I installed a brand new Genuine BMW valve cover w/ new Genuine valve cover gasket because my old valve cover was distorted and caused me to change the valve cover gasket six times in a month with four brand new gaskets and three different types of sealant material. Leak kept coming back. so we'll see in a couple weeks...

and I fixed my fuel filter line leak with Genuine BMW fuel hose. The aftermarket hose I used didn't seem to hold up well. Started leaking after I did the job close to two years ago.

Hopefully I get genuine results.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:58 AM   #9874
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Did these things over the weekend..

I installed a brand new Genuine BMW valve cover w/ new Genuine valve cover gasket because my old valve cover was distorted and caused me to change the valve cover gasket six times in a month with four brand new gaskets and three different types of sealant material. Leak kept coming back. so we'll see in a couple weeks...

and I fixed my fuel filter line leak with Genuine BMW fuel hose. The aftermarket hose I used didn't seem to hold up well. Started leaking after I did the job close to two years ago.

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #9875
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #9876
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Um no.. It was in the shop(FINALTOUCH MOTORSPORTS) for:
New H&R springs
New RTABS
New sway bars links
Transmission fluid change (filter)
4 wheel alignment
New Upper strut mounts
New vanos line
4 New wheels and tires.
New Rotor and pads( Brembo,Hawk)
And fixed oil filter housing gasket leak

Oh yeah, he put my new intake in for me also (Free of charge)
Just was commenting how great it sounds..
She's back to good now....
I thought there was more to this story
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #9877
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changed the thermostat as the heater in it was throwing a code 123-heater stat--followed info on here so thanks guys..
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #9878
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changed the thermostat as the heater in it was throwing a code 123-heater stat--followed info on here so thanks guys..
Where did you get your new thermostat, and how much did you pay-if you don't mind.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #9879
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got the stat at main dealers-didnt want to risk anything else==79 pounds....replaced the bolts too and got the coolant from bmw aswell
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #9880
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Could you have possibly turned the heat on recently?
Yes the past few nights and this morning, light goes off after drivin for a bit, on a side note you know Dalton don't you?
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