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Old 07-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #11061
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Looks nice

Advice: Don't park that close to the bumper stops, at least when you are parking from the front. I lost 3 fender liners to those bumper stops already.
LOL, true story! I'm actually very careful with that because I drive my girl's e92 all the time and if you pull up too far with that thing, you have way bigger issues than with a e46.

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Mango I really think by the time you're done with your 330 it will be all brand new. I've never seen somebody with such dedication to a vehicle! I sure wish I had the cash flow to be like you because if I did... well, it would be expensive. Haha.
lol... I see why Mango is on and loves this site so much. How's that ego Mango?

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It don't rain here but 3 days a year bro!!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #11062
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Awww just when you get your slicks perfect you change em??!!

It don't rain here but 3 days a year bro!!!
True.. but my slicks will soon turn into steel slicks if I don't get moving on this! Plus they're loud. Very loud
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #11063
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #11064
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Finally got window regulators fixed. I feel I got robbed after paying $300 for one door 2weeks ago and only $80 for 2 doors this time!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #11065
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Alrighty, it took about four hours taking my sweet time to do the seals. I know second time around it will be sub-three hours.

Here is what I notice already after 5 miles driving around my neighborhood.

- Quieter start-up (deepness in the exhaust went down a bit)
- Idle on first start was holding 1,000 rpm for thirty seconds then held a nice smooth idle at 700 rpm
- When braking, the rpm was staying low
- When in park, revving up a bit and letting go of the gas, the needle did not jump back up. It dropped quick, and slowly went to idle. Not a sharp drop with a bounce back off the 500 rpm mark
- On my way back home and the car being warmed up fully I gave it some decent amount of gas. The rpm went to 4000 rpm very quickly with zero lag, super smoothness and less resistance.
- The pistons with the old seals were floating around so much in the vanos unit. With the beisan systems they were in there firm with zero play


I HIGHLY suggest that you all do your seals if you have not. Shipping was extremely quick for an incredible product.

Few quick tips is to have a lot of towels ready, you will be basically have oil covered hands the entire time. Buy new vanos bolts, all gaskets, everything that was mention on the site for the job. The vanos unit will be packed with oil, so once you have it covered in a bag to put it down try to have maybe a cooking tray that's 2" deep to put the vanos in so all of the oil can get off.

















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Old 07-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #11066
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #11067
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There was nothing scary about that now was there. I kinda thought the same thing before doing mine, but I actually had fun with it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #11068
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #11069
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I did get a massive headache near the end and a tan
Thanks for giving me motivation to do mine real soon. I really need that vanos done badly, low end power is suffering badly for me.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #11070
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Yup!

I was really surprised that only 5 miles in the revs were a lot easier and spunkier. I will reset my adaptations with PA Soft tomorrow and I have to order a new air filter as well.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #11071
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In the past week, I installed a Dynavin d90, 4 alpine s type speakers with new alpine amp, 12" MTX subs. Love the outcome.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #11072
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #11073
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ordered rear EVO V12 tires. front ones have a bit of life left on them and I figure i'd use them a little while longer. rears are pretty smooth.. lol
Same here, but I ended up getting Michelin PSII's instead. How many miles did you get out of your set? My fronts have plenty of tread, but my rears are at their wear bars w/ a little over 9,000 miles.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #11074
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That's a pretty cool set up you have in your garage. Did you design that yourself? For your hardtop.
No, I did not design the hoist. When I had the 330cic, I overengineered a hoist and spent a lot of money on the hoist. This time around, I decided to buy a hoist and decided to keep it simple and cheap.

I bought a kayak hoist and adjusted the straps to fit the hardtop. The kayak hoist can hold up to 120 lbs and is a pretty nice set up. I got the kayak hoist from Bass Pro Shop because it had 5 star reviews. I'm happy so far and the top is secured!

If you guys want more pics, then I can take some additional pics.

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #11075
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Same here, but I ended up getting Michelin PSII's instead. How many miles did you get out of your set? My fronts have plenty of tread, but my rears are at their wear bars w/ a little over 9,000 miles.
What did they end up running you? Im on the hunt for new tires for a newly acquired set of rims
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #11076
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So I would have to buy the O-rings and the anti-rattle kit separately instead of in a package?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #11077
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I didn't do the rattle kit, just the seals but yes they are separate.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #11078
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Were you at Bojangles yesterday around 11:30?? I saw that exact same M5 there.
What's a bojangles? Is it a gas station? If so yeah that was me and my cousin filling it up and getting some brews to celebrate. We sat by the Zhp and M5 just staring at them and shooting the breeze in the parking lot of our hotel until 2am.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #11079
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #11080
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Finally got window regulators fixed. I feel I got robbed after paying $300 for one door 2weeks ago and only $80 for 2 doors this time!
Damm bro! that's a 5/10 level DIY and super cheap. Yeah, dont let nobody take your money that easy next time.
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