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Old 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #15881
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Post up how those work out for you. I bought some EBay headers from a forum member who assured me they were for a 330, but it turns out they weren't.

Then I ordered my own EBay headers which are the right ones but have fitment issues of their own.

Pain in the ass. I should have gone with Bimmer Brakes from the start.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #15882
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Went under the car to find what was rattling.
Exhaust hanger clamp laying on the exhaust pipes on its own.
Removed it, no more rattle.
Now to look for the parts to replace it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #15883
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #15884
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Post up how those work out for you. I bought some EBay headers from a forum member who assured me they were for a 330, but it turns out they weren't.

Then I ordered my own EBay headers which are the right ones but have fitment issues of their own.

Pain in the ass. I should have gone with Bimmer Brakes from the start.
From which forum member did you get the headers here?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #15885
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Post up how those work out for you. I bought some EBay headers from a forum member who assured me they were for a 330, but it turns out they weren't.

Then I ordered my own EBay headers which are the right ones but have fitment issues of their own.

Pain in the ass. I should have gone with Bimmer Brakes from the start.
No problem, will post back on this thread!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #15886
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I attempted to clean ICV, but couldn't remove the lower intake boot because the screw clamps are attached so there is no way to get an socket wrench in there. I guess I'm SOL till I get some more energy.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #15887
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Just ordered some Osram CBI bulbs. I love my lights and I think I deserve THE best bulbs.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #15888
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Just ordered some Osram CBI bulbs. I love my lights and I think I deserve THE best bulbs.
I see you caved

It's okay, just keep rationalizing it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #15889
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Paid my last car payment and got 2 brand new front tires and an aux fan and washed he car. Yes . It feels good having no car note. But I'm itching for selling it and getting a newer
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #15890
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #15891
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Just ordered some Osram CBI bulbs. I love my lights and I think I deserve THE best bulbs.
Planning on selling your current "new" bulbs?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:10 AM   #15892
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Quick ? for anyone who has an answer, what material are e46 exhausts, mild steel? stainless?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:12 AM   #15893
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:14 AM   #15894
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Anyone against copper exhaust gaskets?

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:23 AM   #15895
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:10 AM   #15896
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Looks good now lower that bad boy!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:14 AM   #15897
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Got a tire patched for free at the local BMW dealer. Bringing him, the tech, and the detailer who took care of my car steaks later this week...
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:15 AM   #15898
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Dang! Lucky them! May I tag along haha
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:34 AM   #15899
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Yup. Fully broken in Philips 85122+ bulbs. $60 shipped.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #15900
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Woke up at 3am and couldn't go back to sleep, so I decided to replace the belts (Continental) that I picked up yesterday.

The belts had maybe 30k on them, the AC belt definitely needed to be replaced, but the serpentine looked fine, so I replaced it anyway lol,
as I like to have them on the same replacement intervals.

Spent an extra 30-40 minutes inspecting the engine bay top and bottom.

Maybe I can get some sleep now...
Oh the things that keep a fanatic up at night.
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