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Old 10-14-2012, 12:15 AM   #12941
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #12942
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #12943
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #12944
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:08 AM   #12945
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #12947
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Changed My FSU yesterday evening. That little Muthaphuker they call a "hedgehog" is a pestilence to get to, an easy and but awkward DIY. I turned into a contortionist for a hot minute.
Planning to go and clean my ICV now..... any thoughts, advice?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #12948
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Changed My FSU yesterday evening. That little Muthaphuker they call a "hedgehog" is a pestilence to get to, an easy and but awkward DIY. I turned into a contortionist for a hot minute.
Planning to go and clean my ICV now..... any thoughts, advice?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #12949
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Is it worth replacing disa or just getting rebuild kit?
Good question!! I'm thinking of cleaning/inspecting my DISA today along with the planned ICV cleaning. Thoughts and advice welcomed
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #12950
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Good question!! I'm thinking of cleaning/inspecting my DISA today along with the planned ICV cleaning. Thoughts and advice welcomed
Let me know what you do! Im not sure if mine is gone, i still need to inspect it but if it is.. Im not sure if i should replace it or rebuild it
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #12951
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Damn man no way

Yep, i spent 2 hours sanding down the worst wheel ( front) it looks much better than it did. I took the wheels off,and I don't see anything bent or broke, so I'm dropping the car off tomorrow to get a real diagnosis of the damage.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:19 PM   #12952
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Wow! Thats awesome that your e46 is holding up so well! My DISA started malfunctioning at about 80k, as I pulled it out of the car the brittle plastic shattered into a million pieces...
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:30 PM   #12953
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #12954
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Yep, i spent 2 hours sanding down the worst wheel ( front) it looks much better than it did. I took the wheels off,and I don't see anything bent or broke, so I'm dropping the car off tomorrow to get a real diagnosis of the damage.
Ouch that blows!
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #12955
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Wow! Thats awesome that your e46 is holding up so well! My DISA started malfunctioning at about 80k, as I pulled it out of the car the brittle plastic shattered into a million pieces...

Yeah its holding up really well, mainly because I am neurotic with preventative maintenance.

I have had it since 130k miles....so that old DISA has at least 165ishk miles on it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #12956
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Yep, i spent 2 hours sanding down the worst wheel ( front) it looks much better than it did. I took the wheels off,and I don't see anything bent or broke, so I'm dropping the car off tomorrow to get a real diagnosis of the damage.
Sorry to hear about your run in with the idiots! I hope it's nothing serious.

Guess you didn't get plate numbers, huh?

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Yeah its holding up really well, mainly because I am neurotic with preventative maintenance.

I have had it since 130k miles....so that old DISA has at least 165ishk miles on it.
I think mine has 240K on it...haven't replaced it yet and now I feel guilty!

First control arms though! Someone is going to be pissed if mine turn out to be original! We'll see!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #12959
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Trouble P0340... I'm a BOOB... over did it!

So I took off my DISA to check it (its good) also to check and tighten all hoses, boots and clamps after I cleaned my MAF (again) TB and ICV. I used MAF cleaner the ICV got freed up a bit, cleaning the TB this way way a waste of time though. I put everything back except the little bracket that connects to that electrical box, the black piece that goes on the same 10mm under the DISA and hooks on the the harness like support. ANNNND MY DUMB ARSE drop the short 10 mm screw thats for the wire harness box. it fell down on to the splash guard got to get a replacement. Other than that everything went ok. But when I start her back up I had a loose clamp in the upper boot, that made my engine light come on tightened things back up and i was fine. So I'm on my OCD cleanliness BS and decide to Seafoam my engine via vacuum/ brake booster line, again. I went inside the house for a hot second (20 mins) to watch my Giants beat up the 49'ers and came back out. She smoked the way she's supposed to and i revved her for about 5 mins after the smoke lightened up. engine ran ok. went back inside for like 20 more mins came back out to go and get my engine code erased and checked and MY Shyt STARTED WIGGING OUT ON ME!!! Sputtering as if she were gasping for air... and then she crapped out on me!

So I chilled for about 10 mins, fired her back up she idled weird then smoothed out, cool. WHEN I DECIDE TO PULL OFF 3,4 mins laters she sputtered n died. left her running for about 10 mins and i was fine. WEnt to auto zone to use their reader and got a code P0340 Now she only has this hesitation it didnt have before.

HELLLLP WTF DID I DOOOO?!
I'm putting the little bracket (that hooks on to the edge of the harness back on in the morning and head to my homeboy's shop to figure this headache now.
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Sorry to hear about your run in with the idiots! I hope it's nothing serious.

Guess you didn't get plate numbers, huh?

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I think mine has 240K on it...haven't replaced it yet and now I feel guilty!
Interested to see what yours looks like when you replace it.

If that was my original DISA I would be really surprised. However I think I would be even more surprised if the PO ever replaced it.

It was definitely one of the most anti-climactic jobs I have done to the car. Initially I was hyper aware of the possibility of placebo effect, and felt no difference on a quick drive around the block, but after driving around today, the car feels a bit more peppy.





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