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Old 01-27-2013, 09:15 PM   #15401
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First time for nonstop maintenance!

My neighbor at work did most of this but I'm saying we: replaced water pump, upper radiator hose(not cause we wanted to but the bleeder valve broke!), changed the oil and replaced the oil filter housing gasket. Hugh(my buddy)was alarmed when we pulled the housing and saw what he thought were nonuniform machining marks on the block. He said it looked like someone sanded it. Has anyone else noticed this?
As we replaced the upper hose the nipple(?)on the overflow got brittle and a little piece broke off at the mouth but far inside the opening on the hose. I guess I'll be ordering one of those this week.
Otherwise, I'm sure it was same old same old for most of you all.
I lost my radio presets since we had to remove the alternator(or maybe generator)due to the snorkel I'm running. I also lost my one touch up on my windows!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #15402
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #15403
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This weekend, was able to install my H&R spring set. And of course wash and detailed her
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #15404
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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 01-27-2013, 11:11 PM   #15405
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Debating whether I like this or not...
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #15406
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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 01-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #15407
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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 01-27-2013, 11:51 PM   #15408
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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, 07:38 AM   #15409
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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, 08:50 AM   #15410
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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, 09:51 AM   #15411
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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, 11:20 AM   #15412
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #15413
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #15414
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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, 11:56 AM   #15415
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:58 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!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #15417
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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, 01:09 PM   #15418
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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, 01:19 PM   #15419
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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, 01:38 PM   #15420
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Got tired of getting pulled over so much, so I got my front plates made and put them back on!

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