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Old 02-11-2013, 01:20 AM   #21
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there are lube products with syringe type injectors for lubing the cables
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:48 AM   #22
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Jordan, I call first dibs on your car right now since I can't afford Stu's

I have an extra S54 round oil filler cap if you want it, LMK
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #23
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there are lube products with syringe type injectors for lubing the cables
Hmm. I will look into this. Thanks for the info

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Jordan, I call first dibs on your car right now since I can't afford Stu's

I have an extra S54 round oil filler cap if you want it, LMK
I'll let you know when I get around to selling it!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #24
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Nice car, love the color! My 323i sedan is the same color and I'll never get sick of it! If its well taken care of, it's beautiful. I also love you BBS'. This is one of the nicest E46 wagons I've seen!
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:35 AM   #25
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Do the throttle cable. It is a little tedious to replace, but well worth it. I think it was like $20 shipped to my door and took about an hour to install.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #26
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Do the throttle cable. It is a little tedious to replace, but well worth it. I think it was like $20 shipped to my door and took about an hour to install.
Nice. I think I am just going to DIY it one of these days.

I found it for $14 - Genuine BMW part. My cousin said it was a PITA to change the cable on his 328is..
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #27
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Yeah, it is a little difficult in some parts, but not impossible. I did it with just me, but two people would make snaking the old one out much easier.

The most difficult part was disconnecting the old cable from the firewall. You need to remove all the plastic from the the area above the firewall in the engine bay to access one of two plastic clips you need to simultaneously depress and pull. The other of the clips is under the accelerator pedal...this one is the tough one. Everything else is simply removing air box, intake elbow, throttle body, then unhooking the cable end (like a bike brake cable with a little cylinder at the end of the cable). After that, unfasten the two plastic clips and pull out from the engine bay side of the firewall. Install is WAY easier.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #28
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Got it. Thanks for the info!

Where in the East Bay are you? I am also in the East Bay, specifically El Sobrante, right around the corner from Orinda.. and in the opposite direction is Richmond :shifty:
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #29
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I'm EAST east bay...Livermore.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #30
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Well.

Quite the change of plans over the passed month or so!

Long story short. My dad sold his DD 2003 530/5 for a NICE one owner 2002 M5. We both agree the M5 is too nice to DD so he is taking my touring as his DD and I am going to drive our 1983 Lincoln Continental!


My touring (Stella), which is now my Dad's DD.


My Dad's new 2002 M5. Bone stock, just the way an M car should be and it will stay that way





Lincoln Conty my new DD

So, between my Dad and I, we have three cars; my touring, Lincoln, and the M5 beast.

I might keep DD'ing the touring, but something about a big car appeals to me
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #31
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good luck with the conti - too big (I would say too thirsty too - but I drive an X5)
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:34 AM   #32
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good luck with the conti - too big (I would say too thirsty too - but I drive an X5)
Thanks. I agree it is huge, it is going to be sold later this year. I might pick up a GTI or something, perhaps a VW Corrado VR6 as a little father-son weekend toy.

Last time I drove the conti, it was getting around 12 mpg..

If I get around 16 mpg I will be happy. The touring gets 25 mpg mixed, 29-30 mpg on the freeway. The M5 gets 16-20 mpg.

I guess I am crazy for wanting to DD it, but I don't care. I only drive 25 miles a day..

I will probably drive the Conti 3 or 4 times a week, the other days I will take the touring or the M5.
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I vote 13" center lock Dayton's... lightweight wheels will bring those MPG's up!!!

honesty, my grandpa had one of those back in the 80s. They are ridiculously HUGE!
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #34
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I vote 13" center lock Dayton's... lightweight wheels will bring those MPG's up!!!

honesty, my grandpa had one of those back in the 80s. They are ridiculously HUGE!
Maybe

In all seriousness, I would rock a set..

No updates on the 323i, it hit 165k miles and is running as if it is brand new. Both the BMW dealer and the local BMW performance repair shop loved the touring and they said it is in ana amazing state considering it is 13 years old!

I did get a scanner/programmer though. I am going to disable my DRL's, and enable the 5 (or 10?) mph auto-door lock. I may also disable the bulb out warnings on my car, I bought some LED bulbs (wich are awesome) but they throw a error code on this car..
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Hmmm....DRL delete? You willing to help another manual touring owner do this also? =)
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Hmmm....DRL delete? You willing to help another manual touring owner do this also? =)
Definitely!

As soon as I code my car, and my dad's M5 I will do yours. I wil shoot a pm with my cell#.

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Old 10-12-2013, 11:29 PM   #37
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Smoked the Headlights.
Spacers up front (15mm)
New center console
Coolant flush
p/s fluid flush
New FCABs
Alignment
E46 M3 RTABS
Vorshlag RTAB limiters
Front brake pads and rotors
Rear bumper tab re-location. No more rubbing!







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there is something very wrong with your center caps
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:59 PM   #39
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Anytime, Jordan! Glad you enjoyed the pics from our little 5 minute shoot, haha.

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In the end, fake wheels or not, I don't think it really matters. It's not like we have all the money in the world to throw at for real wheels, especially for a DD in the SF Bay Area where the roads will inevitably take their toll on most wheels. Your viewpoint may vary as well, and that is perfectly understandable. The bottom line is, we're all enthusiasts, and it's not like Jordan's done anything detrimental to the community. He's done an outstanding job, especially for a 17 year old.


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so if it doesn't matter - why have them say something they arent
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