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Old 02-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #15961
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I'll look for a stepped bit
Figured you would since you are always about doing it right. The stepped bit will make this go flawlessly. Best of all you can just use a standard battery powered drill with it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #15962
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Figured you would since you are always about doing it right. The stepped bit will make this go flawlessly. Best of all you can just use a standard battery powered drill with it.
I wonder if home depot sells it? Do they come in sizes like 10mm? TIS specifies a "10mm stepped drill bit" wondering exactly what to look for?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #15963
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #15964
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I changed the power steering resevoir cap o-ring. Old one was rather flat, no "O" to it at all. Looked more like a "[]", only flatter. Sweet little 2 minute job.

The story behind this is that the local BMW dealership wanted over $15 for this, along with $17 or so for the ofhg. I got both from Pelican Parts for $13, shipping included. The ofhg is my project for this weekend. I'm tired of wiping oil off my garage floor.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:31 PM   #15965
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Ugh, there's some metallic rattle coming from the center of my car. Idk if I hit some ice or something to mess up the exhaust or something
Does it sound like on this video?

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=901966

I had the same rattle from under the car towards the center.
Found the exhaust bracket completely broken and resting on the pipes.
Removed it and no more rattle at idle.
God knows where are the remaining parts are. Waiting till it gets warmer to order the parts and install the hanger.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #15966
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I changed the power steering resevoir cap o-ring. Old one was rather flat, no "O" to it at all. Looked more like a "[]", only flatter. Sweet little 2 minute job.

The story behind this is that the local BMW dealership wanted over $15 for this, along with $17 or so for the ofhg. I got both from Pelican Parts for $13, shipping included. The ofhg is my project for this weekend. I'm tired of wiping oil off my garage floor.
That ring was 25 cents at BMA.. haha.. glad you changed it though. My power steering reservoir exterior is DRY AS A BONE and has been for a long time now.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #15967
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I wonder if home depot sells it? Do they come in sizes like 10mm? TIS specifies a "10mm stepped drill bit" wondering exactly what to look for?
They will probably have it. No stepped bit is specifically 10mm. What you're looking for is a metric stepped bit that has a 10mm step on it, preferably one of the middle steps. Like this:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

search: 89275A14

Actually I would just save the money and buy the cheapest one that you can since this is one time.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #15968
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Eisenmann installed - not much louder - I did drive around with no muffler and it sounded great - except a little drone



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Old 02-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #15969
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They will probably have it. No stepped bit is specifically 10mm. What you're looking for is a metric stepped bit that has a 10mm step on it, preferably one of the middle steps. Like this:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

search: 89275A14

Actually I would just save the money and buy the cheapest one that you can since this is one time.
I bet Home Depot is going to sell a $40 set =/ thanks i will look and update possibly from the store in a couple hours
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #15970
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #15971
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Almost 100% that noise is from the exhaust hanger. I removed the hanger the day before yesterday because of the same noise.

Under the car, just behind the transmission the little bracket must be resting on the exhaust pipes, with the tightening bracket broken and long gone.
That was the case with mine.

Couldnt tolerate the rattle for more than 2 days, I just removed the little metal piece. I will install the new ones once the weather comes a little warmer.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:00 PM   #15972
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Alright, I really hope it's that.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #15973
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Alright, I really hope it's that.
sadly youtube is firewalled. i'll try my phone...
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #15974
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Alright, I really hope it's that.
The sound is identical to what I had just a couple of days ago.
You notice it only when its at idle. But its crazy loud. Just get under there and pull that bracket out. All it takes is to get under the car and remove that bracket. I was so embarrassed with the noise, I put my car in neutral at traffic lights. I have an auto too.
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look alike adis

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #15976
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Alright, I really hope it's that.
that must be driving you bat guano crazy!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #15977
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Installed my Dynavin. Loving it! Still need to route Bluetooth mic, GPS ant, and rear camera wires.

Started hard-wiring my V1. Waiting on my concealed display to arrive, so I can tear my rear view mirror apart and "007" mount it in there. F**k paying $600 for one that's already done! That's for lazy people lol.

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #15978
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Thanks, I know what they look like. I meant like as far as size
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Thanks, I know what they look like. I meant like as far as size
size is marked in the cutout, inspect all you find for 10mm.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #15980
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The sound is identical to what I had just a couple of days ago.
You notice it only when its at idle. But its crazy loud. Just get under there and pull that bracket out. All it takes is to get under the car and remove that bracket. I was so embarrassed with the noise, I put my car in neutral at traffic lights. I have an auto too.
I'm doing the same!!!
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