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Old 11-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #14181
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had the following items replaced or added...

-power steering pump
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-tightened the rear dif fluid cap (was leaking a bit)
-changed out my car lighter fuse

still waiting for my black kidney grills to come, in its been a while..
next up will be a debadge

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #14182
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Blasted One Direction's new CD on my way to work.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #14183
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Blasted One Direction's new CD on my way to work.

This applies under the "what did you do to your E46".

Poor thing.
You may want to seek some professional help.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:41 PM   #14184
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Had to put her back in the damn shop for a new alternator and an oil leak,bmws just look good,thats all!!!

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #14185
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Had to put her back in the damn shop for a new alternator and an oil leak,bmws just look good,thats all!!!

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You'd be less mad if you paid half price for the part and put it in yourself. Alternator takes less than an hour.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #14186
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Plasti dipping my window trim, 1st coat just went on
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #14187
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Plasti dipping my window trim, 1st coat just went on
might want to clay bar your car after. looks like you didn't cover enough of the fender might have overspray! be sure to post pics of the trim curious how it turns out.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #14188
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Had some bubbles on my tires thanks to NYC potholes! Lucky I got warranty on my tires and I got two new tires for FREE!
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #14189
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Got my car back from the body shop after they removed a sickening scratch I put in the hood during a cooling system overhaul a couple of weeks ago.

This was then.


This is now.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #14190
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might want to clay bar your car after. looks like you didn't cover enough of the fender might have overspray! be sure to post pics of the trim curious how it turns out.
I plan to, there's a great DIY on here about doing this it's what I'm going by it says any over spray you can basically peel off, just finished coat 4 and it's looking great tomorrow the wheels are coming off to be sprayed as well
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #14191
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #14192
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Got my car back from the body shop after they removed a sickening scratch I put in the hood during a cooling system overhaul a couple of weeks ago.
Automatic garage door? I have a smaller one from when I did mine a few months back! I guess we should add to the DIY...

What'd they charge to get it out?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #14193
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Plasti dipping my window trim, 1st coat just went on
I plan to do this when my son brings the car back from college in a week or so. Let us know how it goes!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #14194
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #14195
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I plan to do this when my son brings the car back from college in a week or so. Let us know how it goes!
Passenger sides done! Now onto the driver side

Let me know what you think
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #14196
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Automatic garage door? I have a smaller one from when I did mine a few months back! I guess we should add to the DIY...

What'd they charge to get it out?
Yeah, auto garage door. I had the front end jacked up and the hood open. I noticed that the hood was close to the door, and made a mental note to close the hood before closing the door. My mental notes aren't as good as the once were.

The fix cost $522. They had to repaint the entire hood since the scratch went to the metal. Bright side: Took care of a few cat scratches and dings in the hood by PO while they were at it.

I bought a new kidney (it got scratched too) from bmwpartstore.com and installed it myself.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #14197
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painted my window trim matte black the other day (not plasti dip).
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #14198
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:52 PM   #14199
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