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Old 03-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #17281
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Once spring really hits I'm gonna do a full detail in my garage. I'm not good with cold weather so id wouldn't be able to take it.
Me being born and raised in Texas.. I know just how you feel. You bring up a good point so now I understand.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #17282
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #17283
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I also just finished my OFHG. Took 3 hours start to finish. I did not remove the fan or the radiator hose. Kind of a pain to loosen the belt tension with the fan on, but I don't have the fan removal tool.
Yeah man I bought one off amazon. Both tools for 28 bucks. I'm so glad I got it before I started the project! Recommend all DIYers to have the set.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #17284
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Jk. I'll go full frame in a few years when I have more time to devote to it.


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hahah. yeah been shooting full frame since 2006. can never go back.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:34 PM   #17285
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I do but I plan on just doing the side markers and corners. No good?
Do they make Amber LED tail lights for sedans, rather than just smoked and clears? That would look pretty cool with ambers all around
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #17286
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:55 PM   #17287
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Do they make Amber LED tail lights for sedans, rather than just smoked and clears? That would look pretty cool with ambers all around
I've seen them on coupes they're actually OEM for coupes in amber. I was thinking on making my whole tail light red, and just going to amber up front. Get rid of my Orion v2 for some amber warm angel eyes, finish off the look and go back to my 3k fogs
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:59 PM   #17288
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Me being born and raised in Texas.. I know just how you feel. You bring up a good point so now I understand.
I'm South American so winter doesn't even exist where I'm from. Sometimes NY can be brutal
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #17289
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Ok quick question, kinda OT, but it ties into the whole 'what did I do for my E46' thing.

M fcabs... Will they bolt on to a non M? I'm gonna try and get a shot pair and put some polys in. Searching brought no fruit. :ugh:
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #17290
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #17291
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:02 PM   #17292
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Ok quick question, kinda OT, but it ties into the whole 'what did I do for my E46' thing.

M fcabs... Will they bolt on to a non M? I'm gonna try and get a shot pair and put some polys in. Searching brought no fruit. :ugh:
No. the ends of the control arms are differently keyed.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #17293
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Cleaned a bit. Just another day at the office:
I look at your pic of your engine bay, then I open my hood.... then I close my hood. The only way my engine bay is going to look like yours is if I drive it to California, buy you a case of your favorite beer, and stand around and talk cooling systems with you while you steam every crack and crevice of my car.

It's a lot of work, and it shows very nice.
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The mod bug was killing me so I threw on the clear corners, smoked side markers, and threw a bucket of water over it. Yeah, it's 35 degrees out, so what?

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #17295
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I look at your pic of your engine bay, then I open my hood.... then I close my hood. The only way my engine bay is going to look like yours is if I drive it to California, buy you a case of your favorite beer, and stand around and talk cooling systems with you while you steam every crack and crevice of my car.

It's a lot of work, and it shows very nice.
haha thanks! open that hood and get to work
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I got to limp home this morning with a major leak. The barb broke off the end of the plastic elbow and the top hose blew about half off. I just ordered a butt load of parts from Autohaus... All the cooling stuff plus vc gasket and cabs.
But I've only had the car a week and I can say my engine compartment is as clean as Mango's... fresh detail from the car lot...
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I got to limp home this morning with a major leak. The barb broke off the end of the plastic elbow and the top hose blew about half off. I just ordered a butt load of parts from Autohaus... All the cooling stuff plus vc gasket and cabs.
But I've only had the car a week and I can say my engine compartment is as clean as Mango's... fresh detail from the car lot...
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #17298
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #17300
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Indeed. It's not enough to just have shiny surfaces. That's what used car places do. they spend one minute on it. It takes a few weekends to properly clean an engine bay. Every wire loom, connector, behind the headlights, seals, under the hood. Then to make sure the engine bay itself is proper by replacing missing/broken clips, screws, etc. I'm missing a part in the engine bay, see if you can spot it. (It's coming in the mail)
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