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Old 09-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #12201
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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, 11:38 AM   #12202
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #12203
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Oil timer went to zero.. Vanos, oil change, power steering leak coming very soon.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #12204
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Then I spent 30 minutes tightening each side's chassis bolt .
The ones over on the top of the frame? Yeah those are a motherf#&ker.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #12205
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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.
those nuts (not bolts) take about 5min max each side to do. what were you doing? lol

you want to talk about hard bolts, try subframe bolts or reinforcement plate bolts (properly torqued)!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #12206
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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.
Are you talking about just those little mirrors that attach to the mirror glass?
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #12207
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my 35mi commute was less fun this morning...FYI, Explorers don't have "Sport" buttons
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #12208
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Are you talking about just those little mirrors that attach to the mirror glass?
No, there is actually a complete mirror glass replacement

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...Split/ES87295/
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #12209
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those nuts (not bolts) take about 5min max each side to do. what were you doing? lol

you want to talk about hard bolts, try subframe bolts or reinforcement plate bolts (properly torqued)!!
Well, I had my 22mm combination wrench that would only swing 25 degrees or so per turn on the drivers side and maybe 45 on the passenger. I could have taken the swaybar off, but my 13mm socket wasn't deep enough and I didn't have a 13mm wrench. Should have spent 20 bucks on a ratcheting 22mm wrench. Severe forearm burn all around haha. 30 mins is an exaggeration but it sure felt like it.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #12210
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Made a front plate mount for under $10, woot!!

Will finish it up tonight, and post pics!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #12211
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Made a mount for under $10, woot!!

Will finish it up tonight, and post pics!
A mount for what?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #12212
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A mount for what?
Front plate, I fixed my previous post

Made of 1/8"x1" steel, so it's pretty sturdy!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #12213
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Went through the box of parts i got with the car and found out what all of it was. Check out my for sale posts.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #12214
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Front plate, I fixed my previous post

Made of 1/8"x1" steel, so it's pretty sturdy!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #12215
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Created my repair and parts purchase log book and coinciding spreadsheet, ordered a replacement gas cap, and scheduled up a little tech time to code chase for tomorrow after I get the new cap. I shouldn't have looked at the total...Closing in on the most expensive 99 328i...lol
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #12216
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:43 PM   #12217
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #12218
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Not today, but close enough

low fluid=weight reduction?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #12219
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