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Old 11-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #13601
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Low speed collision with an SUV

Front end folded up like tin foil

As far as I can tell, the cooling system is shot, but no engine damage

Should I fix it or start over?
Thats a loaded question, I guess mostly it depends on what your insurance company is doing (if anything) and what your current financial status is...

If they want to total it, I would let it go.

If they want to fix it, let a professional shop (with good history) repair it, but then you still might want to move on. If/when the incident hits carfax/auto-check the value will be lowered on the car because it now has a "stain" on its history.

If for some reason you don't have full coverage, or don't want to claim it, then it depends on if your handy or not. If you are, you could probably fix it yourself excluding paint work.

Best of luck!

PS: If the same thing were to happen to my e46, I would probably........ buy another e46, I just love this car, perfect size, great power to weight ratio, etc, etc, etc...
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #13602
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Took it to get winter tires installed only to find out they had overbooked and weren't able to install my tires. Have to go back in tomorrow, fml.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:01 AM   #13603
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Finally fixed the clucking noise in the back. The front differential bushing went completely out breaking the bolt that held it in place. Once I took everything apart, I noticed it ruined the treads. I had to retap the rearend in order to get this fixed properly. Had a blast doing it and I am excited this is finially fixed properly. I have been tightening that screw for the past 6 months.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #13604
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Finally fixed the clucking noise in the back. The front differential bushing went completely out breaking the bolt that held it in place. Once I took everything apart, I noticed it ruined the treads. I had to retap the rearend in order to get this fixed properly. Had a blast doing it and I am excited this is finially fixed properly. I have been tightening that screw for the past 6 months.
The sounds that happens when you slow down to a halt and you hear *CLUNCK*? So what you meant is 1 of the 2 front bushings of the rear differential and not the 1 at the rear of the rear differential?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:25 AM   #13605
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The sounds that happens when you slow down to a halt and you hear *CLUNCK*? So what you meant is 1 of the 2 front bushings of the rear differential and not the 1 at the rear of the rear differential?
I'm not the slickest mechanic, but this is the noise made when you accelerate quickly in 1st and 2nd and then eventually all gears. The bushing is located on the passanger side of the drive shaft in the front of the rearend.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #13606
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IDK. Probably not. I've heard of lots of people having to replace the sensor, though. Maybe yours just broke at that time as a coincidence?
Reset your computer... you should disconnect the battery for an hour or two (I leave it overnight) and reconnect... It may work
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #13607
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SES light illuminated for exhaust CPS.
Tried to remove the sensor, looks like the 5mm hex is stripped.
How the **** am I going to remove that sensor now with the stripped bolt?

Also bought a cargo net from sears.
Not as clean but does the job of holding things down in the trunk.

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #13608
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It's a month late, but I got $3100 dollars worth o hail damage fixed
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #13609
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #13610
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #13611
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Went on sale $78! Used to be over $100. I'm going to steam every square inch of my car every month. (except the exterior paintwork of course!)



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Sorry... what is that for???
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #13612
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Went on sale $78! Used to be over $100. I'm going to steam every square inch of my car every month. (except the exterior paintwork of course!)



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Have fun, i love mine.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:44 PM   #13613
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Finally got my planned work done today. Oil change, oil level sensor, and belts.

Mustang got an oil change today, too. But I just had to drop that one off at the dealer.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:44 PM   #13614
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Sorry... what is that for???
It's for cleaning. Car, home, boats, anything. It does a great job. Tried one out on my E46 a few weeks ago and I was sold. It's just a basic steam generator.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #13615
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Mustang got an oil change today, too. But I just had to drop that one off at the dealer.
Pics of the Mustang or lying.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #13616
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #13617
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #13618
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Finally fixed the clucking noise in the back. The front differential bushing went completely out breaking the bolt that held it in place. Once I took everything apart, I noticed it ruined the treads. I had to retap the rearend in order to get this fixed properly. Had a blast doing it and I am excited this is finially fixed properly. I have been tightening that screw for the past 6 months.
My rear diff bushing is cracked pretty badly and I'm getting a clunk. I have all 3 bushings to go in but I'm waiting on the tools.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #13619
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Sweet ride. Hope you're using 91/93 octane in that!

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My rear diff bushing is cracked pretty badly and I'm getting a clunk. I have all 3 bushings to go in but I'm waiting on the tools.
Mine is cracking too. No clunks yet... but I know it's only a matter of time. Where you getting the tools from?
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #13620
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