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Old 09-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #12121
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awesome, schlag. as long as the spirit of mango comes OVER you and not ON you. all is good. and damn sales tax!
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #12122
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I recently acquired my e46. Today I took the radio out to see if I had the OEM iPod adapter or aftermarket something. Also I wanted to fix a broken volume knob. Took the radio apart and managed to pop out a spring from an unknown location. Spent 2 hours taking it all apart to find where it went. No luck. Put it back together and it works minus 1 lever spring haha.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #12123
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Thanks bro, all together including parts and install, about $900
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #12124
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Doesn't your car have fan clutch???
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awesome, schlag. as long as the spirit of mango comes OVER you and not ON you. all is good. and damn sales tax!
Yeah that can get messy I've heard. lol

Yeah the gub'ment sho do take a bite don't she.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #12125
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #12126
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #12127
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Washed, waxed, and I finally fixed one of my A-pillars were the material was peeling. I think I broke 3 or 4 of the clips trying to pry it off... talk about fragile!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #12128
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It won't when I'm done with it.



Yeah that can get messy I've heard. lol

Yeah the gub'ment sho do take a bite don't she.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #12129
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Got most of parts in today to do vanos fix on my 328i, have everything laid out on table and guide printed. Just waiting on 3 more tools and my craftsman torque wrench. Gotta torque that ****, do it right or go home

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #12130
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Doing it right would be using a snap on torque wrench haha It's an easy job but yet so rewarding. Take it easy (easy acceleration under 3k) for 250 miles or so then let her rip. Its hard not to lay into it, but worth it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #12131
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Doing it right would be using a snap on torque wrench haha It's an easy job but yet so rewarding. Take it easy (easy acceleration under 3k) for 250 miles or so then let her rip. Its hard not to lay into it, but worth it.
Ya Snap on would be nice, But I wanted nice torque wrench but not break bank at same time given I gotta maintain two bmws lol.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #12132
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<3

I hadn't realized that these seals were that big.

Just in time for the oil change in 400mi and the sea foam treatment 200 til.

Finally can get this issue taken care of with 219K on the clock.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #12133
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<3

I hadn't realized that these seals were that big.

Just in time for the oil change in 400mi and the sea foam treatment 200 til.

Finally can get this issue taken care of with 219K on the clock.


Nice, that is in my ToDo's list ...
But here in Mexico is hard to find a good deal ...

Any advise in where to get a set?
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #12134
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Nice, that is in my ToDo's list ...
But here in Mexico is hard to find a good deal ...

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The only place, beisansystems.com
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:09 AM   #12136
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The only place, beisansystems.com
What about these?:

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Old 09-14-2012, 10:19 AM   #12138
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Nice, that is in my ToDo's list ...

But here in Mexico is hard to find a good deal ...



Any advise in where to get a set?
The eBay versions claim to be made from the newer material.. But I don't think anyone actually has evidence to support that.

Beisan systems are owned by the guys who identified the cause of the problem, and found a way to fix it first. So I went with them.

I looked at the eBay versions for a while, and got beat out on eBay again for Beisan products that owners never installed before selling their car.

Actual Beisan products showing up on eBay doesn't happen very often.

I'd go with the Beisan route, $65 for some seals sounds like a lot, but you'll spend that much in gaskets if you have to do it again due to using a potentally inferior product from eBay.
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