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Old 04-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #18541
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If it's only the first few minutes check your Secondary Air Pump. It can make those kind of sounds when it's starting to go bad, and shuts off after like 2 minutes.
I wish it were that easy, however it isn't.

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right what? are you being sarcastic? let me put it this way, my knowledge on the e46 and e46 cooling system pales in comparison to my photography/gear knowledge. so if you have something to say, say it.
I did say what I had to say? Trust me I'd never question your knowledge on anything. I've been around these parts long enough to know better than that.

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #18542
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I'd provide the link but I'm out and about. If you perform a search on the forum, you'll find it easily. If you're a paying member or make a donation (I could be wrong about...), you're allowed 3 - 5 stickers depending on the level of membership you get. Nice inexpensive way to support the site.


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Old 04-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #18543
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Yeah i'm slowly getting to the cosmetic stuff now. mechanical stuff priority one!!
I need some new oem ones tabs don't stay when I close my hood, I may pick up BMW performance grills

Btw just replaced my belts,water pump expansion tank,thermostat, and fan clutch!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #18544
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I like the old small design better. good thing i still have extra stickers
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #18545
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fan clutch!
How much you paid for that?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #18546
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How much you paid for that?
I got it for 177
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #18547
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Wait, the fan clutch for the mechanical fan?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #18548
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Wait, the fan clutch for the mechanical fan?
Nope, radiator fan clutch
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:59 PM   #18549
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I like the old small design better. good thing i still have extra stickers
I'm with you on that mango I like the old design better, hopefully nothing happens to mine
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #18550
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Nope, radiator fan clutch
So you mean the electric fan.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #18551
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Been looking for source of P0171 and P1074 codes that came up since dou ng Vanos seals yesterday . I cleaned the MAF, checked SAP vacuum hoses, checked lower intake boot, doesn't make sense. The car is running awesome. I cleared the light, so now ill just wait and see. BTW , I painted my headlight trim black also...

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #18552
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #18553
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Fixed the beast..

I was driving down a nice twisty road with some friends the other day, when I head a really bad rattle.. Assuming it was my RSM's or something I pulled over and tested the rear suspension.
It turns out, that the lower retaining bolt for the the rear drivers side caliper had fallen out, no where to be seen! The rattle, was the caliper bouncing on and off of the rotor..
The only bolt available that fit was from my friends exhaust, I hope Mango doesn't get angry that I used a nissan bolt for a while!

Limped her home, and half way there I noticed a new noise, the upper bolt had dissapeared and the rotor was shifting upwards and catching on the dust guard, pushing it against the rotor.
So today I put in two new high tensile bolts, torqued to spec according to the Bentley and the caliper isn't going anywhere
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Fixed the beast..

I was driving down a nice twisty road with some friends the other day, when I head a really bad rattle.. Assuming it was my RSM's or something I pulled over and tested the rear suspension.
It turns out, that the lower retaining bolt for the the rear drivers side caliper had fallen out, no where to be seen! The rattle, was the caliper bouncing on and off of the rotor..
The only bolt available that fit was from my friends exhaust, I hope Mango doesn't get angry that I used a nissan bolt for a while!

Limped her home, and half way there I noticed a new noise, the upper bolt had dissapeared and the rotor was shifting upwards and catching on the dust guard, pushing it against the rotor.
So today I put in two new high tensile bolts, torqued to spec according to the Bentley and the caliper isn't going anywhere
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #18556
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Getting my OEM bike carrier by the end of the week.


Nice! I've got two of them. I got them for a steal...open box returns on clearance haha My only complaint is the front mount leaves a gap between it and the cross bar that causes whistling.

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:13 AM   #18557
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #18558
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