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Old 05-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #18721
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Drove to work.



I went to an event at the Dental School I want to go to yesterday. Snapped this in the parking garage, hope she gets to spend A LOT of time there in the coming years...
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #18722
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Drove to work.



I went to an event at the Dental School I want to go to yesterday. Snapped this in the parking garage, hope she gets to spend A LOT of time there in the coming years...
Love imola red. Pulling off those v710's perfectly!


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Old 05-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #18723
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Went to shoot with my older brother the other day after I fully detailed his e60. Came out spectacular. Excuse the quality of pictures we're new at this. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #18724
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Start my car up this morning and hear this sound.


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Old 05-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #18725
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #18726
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Must be the reason why I'm getting 15mpg. But what could it be from? I gotta check it when I get my 1.4.0 scanner. Could it be disa valve, the sound does go away when my car drops to idle.


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Old 05-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #18727
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Did my plugs and the valve cover gasket, well yesterday. Date code on the old VCG was 02/02, original with the car. It was so brittle when I dropped it, it shattered. The original plugs were Bosch, but I replaced them with NGKs.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #18728
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Must be the reason why I'm getting 15mpg. But what could it be from? I gotta check it when I get my 1.4.0 scanner. Could it be disa valve, the sound does go away when my car drops to idle.


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I thought the jet sound was supposed to be the SAP. If you don't have SES light, then you likely don't have any significant vacuum leaks. At least not enough to justify 15 mpg. Though you live in Hawaii. I can't imagine driving there is very efficient.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #18729
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I thought the jet sound was supposed to be the SAP. If you don't have SES light, then you likely don't have any significant vacuum leaks. At least not enough to justify 15 mpg. Though you live in Hawaii. I can't imagine driving there is very efficient.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #18730
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secondary air pump. runs when the car just starts and is cold. It's an emissions thing. You moved the camera really close the SAP during the film and the sound got very loud. Sounds like that's where it's coming from.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #18731
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secondary air pump. runs when the car just starts and is cold. It's an emissions thing. You moved the camera really close the SAP during the film and the sound got very loud. Sounds like that's where it's coming from.
Yeah my dad accidentally cut the line while doing the vcg. I know about that already.


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Old 05-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #18732
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I stopped by the drugstore for a few items and this guy was heading toward me. I noticed that his head was turned and was scoping out the girl at the Red Box. Needless to say, I hit the horn a few times and he hit me. Luckily, there was a cop across the street and he helped me out. The damage is not bad but how stupid is that guy? He told me that he owned a body shop. The cop looked at him and said, "Sir, I think that he needs a professional". See the girl in the background? Could I have been much closer to the curb? Crazy, you cannot stop it, you can only hope to contain it. Or make it buy you an MTech 2 bumper.

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Old 05-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #18733
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Stripped hydraulic tensioner pulley bolt. Sundays can go to hell.


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Old 05-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #18734
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so first time i posted in this thread... between yesterday and today... changed my oil, changed my valve cover gasket, painted the exterior window trim black. Hopefully can get the SES light off next.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #18735
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Just adjusted my rear alignment-diy method. Now to fix a coolant leak (I didn't replace my heater hoses....) , so now to drain and replace an oring.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #18736
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Went to my first autocross today. Started out really slow, but I got like 10s off my time by the end. Can't wait to go again!
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #18737
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Went to my first autocross today. Started out really slow, but I got like 10s off my time by the end. Can't wait to go again!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #18738
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Finished painting my trims, tomorrow im going to wet sand with 1200 and put on another thin coat. Tuesday ill clear coat everything!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #18739
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Well over the weekend detailed the inside and outside of the car. Today put my new headlights in, they look MUCH MUCH better than the base ones I had before. Next, m3 bumper. Hate if you will, but I think they look great and it's not like I'm putting m3 badges on my fenders.
Anyways, if anyone is looking for stock non-xenon lights, let me know.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #18740
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Gave her a wash and then the prius and then I fixed up the front bumper on my e30 and hooked up my new windshield wiper hose.
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