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Old 07-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #10881
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... Look like a chore to get the VANOS oil line off with the OFH in place.
That Banjo bolt isn't that much of a chore, once everything is disassembled:
Alternator, PS Pump etc, its pretty easy to get back there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #10882
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #10883
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:26 PM   #10884
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Blown the water pump on the road. Had the replacement boxed at home. :\
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #10885
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:01 PM   #10886
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #10887
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #10888
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Was out driving for a icecream!

and this little picture came out off it with the newly rebuild headlights and foglights in retro 80 yellow style.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:37 PM   #10889
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Sold it and put a deposit on a mini
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #10890
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #10891
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So how about that video
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #10892
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Replaced my AC belt. It feels great to have AC again. Took longer to get my car on the ramps than to change the belt. Inspect that belt guys, if it looks worn then replace it. It's really easy.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #10893
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drove an f30 328. I want one so bad
I dont like how they look. but they have great power
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #10894
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The look awesome imo.

Anyways, he's my review.



Drove this one in particular:





- The comfort access kicks ass

- The interior quality did feel very good

- Steering wheel even though it's the regular one beats the square e46 wheel

- The switch for economy, comfort and sport is INCREDIBLE. In economy and comfort the car turns off the engine when at a stop (can be disabled by pressing a button above the start button). Going to sport you get the higher rpm and responsiveness right away even in an automatic. in comfort it's about the same as being in regular drive as an e46 and in economy you can feel the lag in the gas but I can tell right away it will save you a lot of gas while still being able to get to a good speed.

- The HUD is nuts. So clear and you can even select your radio stations and other modes right there without having to look away from the windshield.
- Navigation is extremely clear and concise. BMW now uses google maps for the navigation.

- Plenty room in the rear, more than an E46 from what I picked up sitting down initially there.

- Trunk has a very good amount of space as well

- Even on regular non-sport suspension the ride was very smooth

- Having heated steering wheel and front/rear heated seats is great for cold weather area owners

- Cup holders are built to do their job and can be covered by a tray easily

- iDrive system is flawless

- You're able to view your power/torque on the display

- You're able to change the drive-train/engine settings on the idrive as well

- The car feels complete and the interior blows away the E46's




I know I'm probably missing more, but I absolutely love the car and there is an extremely high chance this will be my next car.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #10895
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ever looked under the hood? Notice, everything is held by bolts. I dont think thats a safe design as opposed to welded.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #10896
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That I didn't do and probably should have. Oh well, next time
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #10897
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Got my 15mm spacers in

Now gotta pickup some extended bolts. DAMN expensive. Got my 28mm ones locally for a buck a piece. These ones are apparently $4 each!!!

Anyone know where to get em cheap? Shipped or picked up in the Toronto area?

Ebay works out to $3.30/piece. Gotta be cheaper out there. How much more can it cost to make em 15mm longer?
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #10898
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Got my 15mm spacers in

Now gotta pickup some extended bolts. DAMN expensive. Got my 28mm ones locally for a buck a piece. These ones are apparently $4 each!!!

Anyone know where to get em cheap? Shipped or picked up in the Toronto area?

Ebay works out to $3.30/piece. Gotta be cheaper out there. How much more can it cost to make em 15mm longer?
Im sorry, but is that really a piece that you want to try to save a few bucks on and get off ebay? Spend the money on quality stuff, thats an important part of the car
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #10899
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Im sorry, but is that really a piece that you want to try to save a few bucks on and get off ebay? Spend the money on quality stuff, thats an important part of the car
I'm sorry, but do you think that the cheaper lugs are made of play-doh? It's all the same crap made by a handful of companies, and marked up by a list of middle men. A piece of steel with a 17mm hex head, and 45mm threaded shaft. Not much too it. The only diff is usually the coating or plating, for which i care not. If you wanna pay more for that, by all means... I just paint em with tremclad or rustoleum.

oh, and btw, I don't want cheap ebay stuff, I wanna pay LESS than eBay. Just to be clear.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #10900
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ever looked under the hood? Notice, everything is held by bolts. I dont think thats a safe design as opposed to welded.
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