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Old 09-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #12181
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Upgraded to some koni shocks/struts and h&r springs on my 330i. If i shook the front struts you could here the fluid inside and when i compressed the rear shocks all the fluid cam spewing out. Glad i changed them when i did. Also replaced the struts mounts. Next is rtab and fcab.

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #12182
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Wash/detail,new windshield wipers,oil change. And Tomorrow new windshield washer pump (:
Ull be happy after that, if its not working at moment keep in mind you may need compressor to clear the hoses mine where completely plugged after 4 months of pump being broke.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #12183
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #12184
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Gave her a nice wash - think I went a little overboard with the tyre shine last time round, brake dust was a bit sticky and harder to remove.

Also have a problem with the AC - it doesn't work at all. No fan, no air, nothing. Anybody have pointers to help diagnose?
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #12185
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Gave her a nice wash - think I went a little overboard with the tyre shine last time round, brake dust was a bit sticky and harder to remove.

Also have a problem with the AC - it doesn't work at all. No fan, no air, nothing. Anybody have pointers to help diagnose?
Did you check the fuses?
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #12186
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Did you check the fuses?
No I didn't - wouldn't have the slightest clue on where to start.
Bentley manual is in transit.
I'm trying the search function and trawling through all the threads to help me started though.
Summer is coming up and need to get this sorted asap.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #12187
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No I didn't - wouldn't have the slightest clue on where to start.
Bentley manual is in transit.
I'm trying the search function and trawling through all the threads to help me started though.
Summer is coming up and need to get this sorted asap.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #12188
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No I didn't - wouldn't have the slightest clue on where to start.
Bentley manual is in transit.
I'm trying the search function and trawling through all the threads to help me started though.
Summer is coming up and need to get this sorted asap.
Check the glove box, There is drop down panel which is fuse box. There should also be card with what each fuse is. Then look at related fuses...Its odd to me nothing is working even the fan. It has to be that fuse blew.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:17 AM   #12189
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:46 AM   #12190
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Rinsed it off and hit it with some quick detailer. Also cleaned the wheels. It looks good, but I'm looking forward to giving it the full P21S treatment again soon.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:58 AM   #12191
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #12192
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:23 AM   #12193
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Check the glove box, There is drop down panel which is fuse box. There should also be card with what each fuse is. Then look at related fuses...Its odd to me nothing is working even the fan. It has to be that fuse blew.
Thanks for the tip.
Found the fuses and related ones - now what do I do?
Sorry for asking stupid questions.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #12194
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Thanks for the tip.
Found the fuses and related ones - now what do I do?
Sorry for asking stupid questions.
Just search man. There's plenty of threads on this. And also how to fix it.

Hint : fsr

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #12195
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Bought some euro elliptical mirrors (glass only)
The blind-spot eliminators, right?
How much did you pay, I've been looking for a set on eBay.

These things should come stock on all cars.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:18 AM   #12196
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New wiper inserts, and a mechanical to electric fan swap.

BEST MOD EVER. it was classic. Mechanical fan fought to its dying breath not wanting to come out. Bent two screwdrivers. The electric slipped right in like butter, plugged in, and hummed to life without issue.

I'm going to throw my 32 mm wrench into the nearest lake tonight.


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Old 09-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #12197
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Yesterday put in HD Control Arms and Powerflex CABs. Wasted 1.5 hours trying to get the arms off with the wrong kind of pickle fork. Needed the tierod/ball joint remover tool form advance auto parts. 3 swings with a 3 lb hammer popped the arms right off. Then I spent 30 minutes tightening each side's chassis bolt .

Plan to do powerflex rear bushing upgrade next week and a steering flex coupler. Should make my car feel like new.

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Old 09-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #12198
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The blind-spot eliminators, right?
How much did you pay, I've been looking for a set on eBay.

These things should come stock on all cars.
They're a genuine BMW part. I have the part number somewhere. You can purchase them from any place like Tischer or BMWmercedes parts etc. I was gonna buy a set for my e46 but I decided to just save money and replace my one bad mirror.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #12199
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Elliot helped me get my angel eyes working again. Spacers riding nice. Now need to find time to figure out oil leak.

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Old 09-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #12200
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Oil timer went to zero.. Vanos, oil change, power steering leak coming very soon.
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