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Old 02-21-2013, 12:21 AM   #641
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Sunday was another full day of garagewerke. I was back at it on Rick's 323ci refreshing all sorts of things that are broken:
-Drilled out and replaced the passenger door card speaker grille
-Replaced missing plastic rivets and stripped torx screws in both front door cards
-Replaced a missing bump stop for the trunk lid
-Adjusted both trunk lid stops and the trunk lid lock latch (sometimes the electric release would double tap because the lid wouldn't pop up enough to release)
-Installed new trunk lid liner expanding rivets
-Adjusted door handles to open with less effort
-Raised rear suspension
-Replaced missing side skirt expanding rivets

It looks like the power steering pump will also need replacement along with the high pressure hose.
Sounds like good detailed work. I love replacing all the crap thats missing or broken and fine tuning the tiniest details. Which reminds me I need to replace my trunk shocks... it never ends.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:52 AM   #642
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Sounds like good detailed work. I love replacing all the crap thats missing or broken and fine tuning the tiniest details. Which reminds me I need to replace my trunk shocks... it never ends.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:42 AM   #643
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Sounds like good detailed work. I love replacing all the crap thats missing or broken and fine tuning the tiniest details. Which reminds me I need to replace my trunk shocks... it never ends.
You say you need new trunk shocks?

Better replace the whole car
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #644
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You say you need new trunk shocks?

Better replace the whole car
already done

they work, btw. just noisy (that groaning noise all E46s make)
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #645
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Kalim. I've followed your threads closely. One question, how or where did you learn all this knowledge on BMW's?

Was it schools like UTI, or was it just knowledge passed down to you from someone?
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Kalim. I've followed your threads closely. One question, how or where did you learn all this knowledge on BMW's?

Was it schools like UTI, or was it just knowledge passed down to you from someone?
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For me it's reading, more reading, and doing.

I think you can accomplish a lot if you take what you read, add reasoning and intuition, and apply what you've learned.
Technical schools like UTI would build a good foundation. Having a mentor would be even better.
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For me it's reading, more reading, and doing.

I think you can accomplish a lot if you take what you read, add reasoning and intuition, and apply what you've learned.
+1 People ask me how the hell I managed to do some many things to my car myself. Just read the guides this and other BMW forums have and youtube vids. Get a good set of tools and you're good to go. Patience and paying attention is KEY
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+1 People ask me how the hell I managed to do some many things to my car myself. Just read the guides this and other BMW forums have and youtube vids. Get a good set of tools and you're good to go. Patience and paying attention is KEY
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Just reflashed the SMG3 EGS on an E60 M5 with the Euro software earlier this evening.

Legitimate launch control =
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I hope you did a test launch
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Technical schools like UTI would build a good foundation. Having a mentor would be even better.
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dude can you post pics? nobody got time to read yo ****

jk i just miss seeing your garage <3
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dude can you post pics? nobody got time to read yo ****

jk i just miss seeing your garage <3
Keep forgetting and when I do remember, my hands are too dirty to handle the camera.
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I can pay you in chicken biryani.
omg love that ****
i just thought of the time i was making fun of that indian guy with u at that place in fremont and he turned around and wanted to kill me HAHAHHAHAH

"INDIAN PARTAYY"

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