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Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 PM   #17601
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Hey mango now that you posted a picture of yourself, you can stop being the E46 mod cop. We all wear sneakers when we drive thus alot safer than you. And we dont lean against our cars with metal knife like buttons that destroy the paint
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:55 PM   #17602
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Started to lift my car so that I can figure out where my exhaust is leaking from and fix it. And then...

Jack slipped off the front lift point. Bent the front subframe (where the steering rack attaches). Bent the front reinforcement plate. Cracked the front splash shield.

Ordered a front subframe on eBay ($125 shipped sure beats $500 + shipping...). Ordered the other crap from thebmwpartstore. Going to disassemble the car now, and hopefully I can then put everything back together pretty quickly next week.

So what should have been a simple gasket and maybe a couple hours of my time has turned into $500+ and a week+ without a car
You should'be used jack stands so that doesn't happen.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:02 AM   #17603
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Both relatively low cost investment but really like the look!

Both fairly easy, especially the cowl, the spoiler just took some steady hands!
How much for the windshield cowl replacement?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:41 AM   #17604
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Windshield cowl from Amazon: Also free shipping!

BMW e46 Sedan/Conv Windshield Wiper Motor cowl COVERING trim panel
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Price: $68.64
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(from europarts, on a search of their site had put in e46 cowl)

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Brand NEW part with full 1 year warranty.
part# 51 71 8 208 483, fits Sedans and Convertibles, NOT Coupes
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:13 AM   #17605
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It's very easy with the tool. Lift rear. Take wheel off. Remove 3 bolts. Remove RTAB. Bench press RTAB carrier into frame. Replace RTAB. Get alignment.

Remember to let off you hand brake otherwise you will not be able to put the carrier back in place by hand.
Thanks! Sounds like a breeze.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:55 AM   #17606
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How much for the windshield cowl replacement?
$60 at your local dealer picked up

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #17607
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You should'be used jack stands so that doesn't happen.
Man, your reading comprehension sucks.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #17608
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Ordered Guibo and CSB. That's gonna be fun. Gotta drain the coolant on the BMW again today after i'm sure there are no leaks. The clip on the bottom of the expansion tank looks questionable
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #17609
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Well black is out of the equation. you didn't need a test for that. Yellow is also reducing your effectiveness.

whats wrong with stock?
Nothing is wrong with stock. Just for the look. I don't think I've ever used my high beams so keeping that bowl black with a black shroud is not out of the equation. I like the black a lot more than the chrome and I'm not a huge fan of the yellow

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #17610
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #17611
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Ordered a RTAB tool, oxygen sensor removal tool, rtabs and spring compressor to install my dads shocks
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #17612
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Ordered a RTAB tool, oxygen sensor removal tool, rtabs and spring compressor to install my dads shocks
you mean struts? spring compressors aren't used on the shocks
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #17613
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you mean struts? spring compressors aren't used on the shocks
Oops! Yes, you're right!

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #17614
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Oops! Yes, you're right!

just wanted to make sure you aren't using them on the rear springs.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #17615
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just wanted to make sure you aren't using them on the rear springs.
He has an E39, so im assuming i would need it for HIS rear springs as well?
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #17616
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He has an E39, so im assuming i would need it for HIS rear springs as well?
should be the same as the e46:

i forget. though. look it up!

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should be the same as the e46:

i forget. though. look it up!

E39s have struts in the back as well, instead of shock and spring set up
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #17618
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #17619
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E39s have struts in the back as well, instead of shock and spring set up
awesome then you probably have the right tool.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-530...hocks/ES58210/
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #17620
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should be the same as the e46:

i forget. though. look it up!


Holy crap do you detail the underbody?
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