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Old 01-28-2013, 12:06 AM   #15401
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This weekend, was able to install my H&R spring set. And of course wash and detailed her
How does it ride?
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:11 AM   #15402
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Debating whether I like this or not...
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:25 AM   #15403
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How does it ride?

I for one put 40 thousand miles on this car (which is sport edition), i drove it after i installed the springs, and i can notice a difference, everything felt tighter especially in turns, you can feel more bumps in the road, but hey i plan on taking it to my local track someday. I think its worth it if you dont feel like hitting the brakes in turns just downshifting.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:29 AM   #15404
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Debating whether I like this or not...
without ambers in front they won't look right IMO, turn them back to clear
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:51 AM   #15405
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Instead of wrecking my E46 I took the M5 out for a spin. That and the Daytona Coupe haha.





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Old 01-28-2013, 08:38 AM   #15406
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Debating whether I like this or not...
I'm probably about to switch back to amber. Love em
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:50 AM   #15407
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without ambers in front they won't look right IMO, turn them back to clear
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I'm probably about to switch back to amber. Love em
I'm going to go back to ambers all around, just looks better on the fern green. I'm just concerned that the tint is too orange...
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #15408
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ah... didn't know that's what you were asking about. Why not just a thin coat of nightshades to darken it?
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:20 PM   #15409
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #15410
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #15411
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Replaced the broken guide rail/clamp that clips the bumper to the fender on the facelifted coupe. Installed the missing lower wheel well cover that was missing when I first bought the car. Both sides of that and the guide rails was broken/missing when I first bought the car. The clumsy cluz of a previous owner managed to rip the bumper off by going too far into a parking curb and backing out. Then tried to tape/glue/steel puddy the bumper to the fender. Needless to say, it looked horrible and ****ing sagged worst then a patient straight out of a liposuction surgery. Now it looks great.. would be absolutely fantastic if I can sand down the bumper and repaint it. Got to do the brakes/rotors next and then I'd be actually done going thru the grocery list of preventive/needed maintenance of restoring the car... then onwards to performance/cosmetic modifications..
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:56 PM   #15412
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Your car looks really nice. Are those genuine CHs?
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Yes they are
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #15413
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I replaced my oil filter housing gasket yesterday. (second time doing it) Turns out the reason it was leaking was due to a tiny rock-hard piece of residue i failed to scrape off the engine block last time. This previously overlooked residue created a dent in the gasket and a channel for oil to escape. There were actually two nice dents in the gasket upon close examination. So tip for all would be to triple check both mating surfaces for residue!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:07 PM   #15414
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Alvin and the Chipmunks are now gone from my blower/fan motor. Did the DIY on my unexpected day off from school due to weather. Six hours! Ugh!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #15415
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Repaired DISA flap with DISA flap repair kit from ABCMarts. It was not until I took old flap off that I noticed new supplied flat is much smaller than what was in my DISA. Fortunately the old flap was not broken and all the other new assembly parts worked without a hitch. If ordering DISA repair kit, inquire as to size of flap provided. No more E3 and E4 codes and no more terrible rattles from DISA valve. Pin was laying inside manifold when I took out DISA..saved by the bell!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #15416
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I replaced my oil filter housing gasket yesterday. (second time doing it) Turns out the reason it was leaking was due to a tiny rock-hard piece of residue i failed to scrape off the engine block last time. This previously overlooked residue created a dent in the gasket and a channel for oil to escape. There were actually two nice dents in the gasket upon close examination. So tip for all would be to triple check both mating surfaces for residue!!
Was it leaking a significant amount of oil this time around also?
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #15417
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #15418
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I replaced my oil filter housing gasket yesterday. (second time doing it) Turns out the reason it was leaking was due to a tiny rock-hard piece of residue i failed to scrape off the engine block last time. This previously overlooked residue created a dent in the gasket and a channel for oil to escape. There were actually two nice dents in the gasket upon close examination. So tip for all would be to triple check both mating surfaces for residue!!
Planning on doing this tonight.. how long did it take you?
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:53 PM   #15419
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So I woke up a coolant light this morning. Opened up the tank and saw it empty. Refilled it up but then noticed this. I just had the expansion tank replaced this summer. Should I be worried? I did notice a slight leak nothing crazy regardless taking it to the shop tomorrow
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #15420
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So I woke up a coolant light this morning. Opened up the tank and saw it empty. Refilled it up but then noticed this. I just had the expansion tank replaced this summer. Should I be worried? I did notice a slight leak nothing crazy regardless taking it to the shop tomorrow
Looks like the upper rad hose is coming apart, you should replace it
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