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Old 04-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #18201
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #18202
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Looks good man. Pat yourself on the back and have a beer it came out great!


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Old 04-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #18203
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #18204
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Awesome! I have a few dents and rust spots I need to fix in the same spot. Might ask for your services to paint it after I fix them.

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Old 04-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #18205
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Wiped down engine bay.


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Old 04-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #18206
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It really doesn't look bad to be honest. For further reference just spray the area you fixed and blend the clear. You'll never see much of a difference if you don't spray the whole panel.


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Old 04-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #18207
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oil change air filters changed and finally got my summer wheels on
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #18208
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Looks great!

And I've been stressing over a small spot for days, and getting it right with touch up.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:45 PM   #18209
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Steering guibo. Makes a noticeable difference!



While I was in there... Cleaned up the reinforcement plate.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #18210
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Finally got my car back together:

New front subframe (because I damaged the old one)
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New Steering Guibo
New Lemforder Control Arms and Bushings
New Suspension Bushings F&R
New Coolant Hoses
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New Splash Shield
CDV Delete (I thought it was already done, but apparently not).

I didn't get a chance to get to my exhaust. There definitely is a leak somewhere... I think I'll just take all of my new gaskets to an exhaust shop and have them install it.

But besides that, the car drives great. The ZHP steering rack responds noticeably quicker, and whatever slop was in the suspension is gone. The car just feels awesome. I do still need to get it aligned, but at least for now it doesn't seem to be off by a terrible amount.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #18211
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New Expansion tank, cap and fresh coolant flush. Noticed a small intermittent leak possibly from the tank. So got new behr tank and cap.
Hoping it will fix the leak.

For the record, full cooling system overhaul was done last year. Amazed that genuine expansion tank could leak in a year.


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Old 04-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #18212
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What happened?
A tow truck was trying to repo a car I was parked in front of. I was 'blocking' them in. Instead of getting me to move my car, they decided they should be the ones to do it.

They owe me new front/rear bumpers, hood, pass side wheel molding, new headlight lenses... Possibly more once a shop looks at it. So if someone could ballpark new bmw parts & paint, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #18213
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A tow truck was trying to repo a car I was parked in front of. I was 'blocking' them in. Instead of getting me to move my car, they decided they should be the ones to do it.

They owe me new front/rear bumpers, hood, pass side wheel molding, new headlight lenses... Possibly more once a shop looks at it. So if someone could ballpark new bmw parts & paint, I'd appreciate it.
Smh what a mess. Well yay for new parts
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:51 AM   #18214
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Interior detail-whew am I tired!


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Old 04-22-2013, 02:54 AM   #18215
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couldn't sleep so I decided to go outside and wash my car. it's currently 2am...
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #18216
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couldn't sleep so I decided to go outside and wash my car. it's currently 2am...
Haha won't believe this I was thinking of doing the same thing, but soon remembered it's still freaking cold out.


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Old 04-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #18217
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A tow truck was trying to repo a car I was parked in front of. I was 'blocking' them in. Instead of getting me to move my car, they decided they should be the ones to do it.

They owe me new front/rear bumpers, hood, pass side wheel molding, new headlight lenses... Possibly more once a shop looks at it. So if someone could ballpark new bmw parts & paint, I'd appreciate it.
Jesus

They need to be sued and that wrecker fired for his incompetency
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #18218
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I let the 330 rest and relax and took the X5 out for the day, and also the whole weekend. Actually, I haven't touched the coupe since Thursday! LOL
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:57 AM   #18219
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #18220
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couldn't sleep so I decided to go outside and wash my car. it's currently 2am...
Did you really wash your car in the dark?!
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