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Old 01-08-2013, 12:41 AM   #14821
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:29 AM   #14822
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Removed the disa's o-ring. The new one should arrive today.

And the "Lucky Dumbass Award Of The Week" goes to me. I dropped the disa while I was halfway down the stairs *tchunk tchunk tchunk* as I watched in slow motion the thing falling and flipping over a couple times before settling on the floor. I thought it was toast (original unit with 164k miles). To my surprise nothing happened. Flapper is still solid, no rattles, etc. Phew!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:01 AM   #14823
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Put in new oil (mobil 1 4w30, recommened by most of you guys) and redid the gasket. Onward to cosmetics! got a some body work to do and some touch up interior work! any suggestions on repainting interior? (gear knob, handbrake, interior door arm rests, etc)
On the center console, I'm going to remove it and clean up the "rubberized" paint by soaking it in "very hot hot water." Supposedly this removes it, probably have to use a brush, but it's better than painting it.

What did I do today. Watched and read and looked over my cooling system, added a "touch" of 50/50 mix, brought it up to the proper level, then bled, the system.

Ordered a small plastic cover for the font wheel well, and will pick up some BMW oil at the dealer, as it's cheaper than the stores for equivalent oil.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #14824
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What did I do... First off eff ECS Tuning this week, I love them though. They're slow and lazy off vacay. I ordered a camshaft sensor and the O ring, OEM, yada yada, i get it with my kidney grills from a former fanatic -.-. (I have food poisoning btw but I just want to get the crap out of the way.) Turns out they sent the WRONG sensor, so I call them and they tell me I have to buy a new one first, then they refund me. I'm $20 on my card because of the dang price on the thing..... Whatever, I've never had such little room to get that screw out of the sensor and back in, took me 6 hours of walking back and forth taking breaks, puking out front because I'm guessing my stomach didn't like being bent for so long. Thank god for a good DIY tip that helped me get the screw in. It's midnight, I'm sore and it just got put back. Thank God for extra tools or I'd have no luck because half of them felll at the bottom of the car! The seller of the grills told me they'd fit, so I'm pumped! They didn't fit. I spend $45 on shlit. Anyone interested? Could use a few prayers to get better! Moral of the story, I shouldn't have even bothered removing the sensor.
Are they for a preface lift sedan or facelifted one? And I'm guessing they are matte black?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #14825
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Are they for a preface lift sedan or facelifted one? And I'm guessing they are matte black?
Pre facelift and yeah matte black
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #14826
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Are they for a preface lift sedan or facelifted one? And I'm guessing they are matte black?
Pre facelift and yeah matte black
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #14827
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not my cup of tea. but glad you like it.
Namaste such is life man. :progress:

Just ordered some new spark plugs since they're on sale even though I'm not due.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #14828
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What did I do today. Watched and read and looked over my cooling system, added a "touch" of 50/50 mix, brought it up to the proper level, then bled, the system.
Is this a mistake?

You should have bled the cooling system, and then syphoned it down to the proper level.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #14829
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OBC last night, best $25 mod I've done
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #14830
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Eliminated rattling from the rear deck and doors

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #14831
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OBC last night, best $25 mod I've done
Looks good!

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Eliminated rattling from the rear deck and doors

I feel sane again
What was your method of stopping the rattles? I have a few that are driving me crazy, too.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #14832
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What was your method of stopping the rattles? I have a few that are driving me crazy, too.
For the rear deck I used the bolt method - I've heard of others using tennis balls

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/262483...series/page-2/

With my passenger door, a plastic clip had broken inside and fell out when I pulled the door cover off. Replaced the clip, no rattle.

With the driver door, I found that the rattle was coming from the door cover vibrating against the door itself. Wedged some adhesive foam strips between the door and door cover.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #14833
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new display?
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #14834
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #14835
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #14836
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new display?
E46's are wired for the OBC display, they all have the components for it, every screen is ready for it. But it was a pricey option, and simply disabled on my car. $25 on ebay for a BC blinker/indicator stalk with the extra button on it, remove the steering wheel, replace the stalk. From there, a reflash using EasyDIS. The install was really easy, the flash took a while because I had to reconfigure everything when I downgraded from DIS v57 to v44.. Anyway, I'm super happy about it, MPG, Miles left in the tank, and outside temp! I think if more people knew about this mod, everyone would be doing it!
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #14837
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E46's are wired for the OBC display, they all have the components for it, every screen is ready for it. But it was a pricey option, and simply disabled on my car. $25 on ebay for a BC blinker/indicator stalk with the extra button on it, remove the steering wheel, replace the stalk. From there, a reflash using EasyDIS. The install was really easy, the flash took a while because I had to reconfigure everything when I downgraded from DIS v57 to v44.. Anyway, I'm super happy about it, MPG, Miles left in the tank, and outside temp! I think if more people knew about this mod, everyone would be doing it!
I totally thought the OBC was a standard feature. I love it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #14838
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #14839
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #14840
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E46's are wired for the OBC display, they all have the components for it, every screen is ready for it. But it was a pricey option, and simply disabled on my car. $25 on ebay for a BC blinker/indicator stalk with the extra button on it, remove the steering wheel, replace the stalk. From there, a reflash using EasyDIS. The install was really easy, the flash took a while because I had to reconfigure everything when I downgraded from DIS v57 to v44.. Anyway, I'm super happy about it, MPG, Miles left in the tank, and outside temp! I think if more people knew about this mod, everyone would be doing it!
Awesome info! I think I know what I'll be doing soon.

I've had this little piece stored away for a while now.

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