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Old 07-24-2013, 02:08 PM   #21141
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Maybe a wand attachment or something? That'd be handy, for sure.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #21142
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Why would the NGKs have a shorter life? Both came OE on E46s, and BMW says 100k for all of them
idk, that's just what I've read about them in various forums. People saying Bosch's can go 100k but NGKs can go 60k.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #21143
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Update on the subframe work - still disassembling everything, but such a good view I have! Bumping music, double wielding wrenches, gearhead buddies coming over to help... it's a good day

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Old 07-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #21144
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I was driving into work this morning and my left front caliper was hanging up ,so I limped my car home from NYC (30 miles) with a fugazi left front brake caliper. I called my mechanoc buddy who was able to get me one by the time I got home. So , I changed the caliper, installed new EBC Red Stuff pads , changed the oil. Found out where the rattle was coming from up front. The retaining clip for the passenger brakes was gone, the caliper and pads were floating around. Everytime I went over bad road surface , it sounded like I had bad strut mounts. Car coasts like it should and stops on a dime now..
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #21145
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I was driving into work this morning and my left front caliper was hanging up ,so I limped my car home from NYC (30 miles) with a fugazi left front brake caliper. I called my mechanoc buddy who was able to get me one by the time I got home. So , I changed the caliper, installed new EBC Red Stuff pads , changed the oil. Found out where the rattle was coming from up front. The retaining clip for the passenger brakes was gone, the caliper and pads were floating around. Everytime I went over bad road surface , it sounded like I had bad strut mounts. Car coasts like it should and stops on a dime now..
Glad you got that fixed.. When I bought my car the caliper was siezed and locked the wheel, i had to remove it completely and crimp the brake line to drive it home.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #21146
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Today I found the source of a coolant leak which I will fix at some stage tomorrow. Checked air pressure and gave it a vacuum inside.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #21147
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Changed my windshield washer pump. Continental (Siemens/VDO) pump from pelican for ~$20. Could have gotten a URO pump for $7... But I figure an OEM brand is better for a little more
FWIW, I've had no issues with the URO pump. Only reason I bought it is because of the consistent positive reviews on Amazon.

Nothing wrong with OEM piece of mind though. That's why I went with OEM for the trans filter, even though it was 3x the cost of a well-reviewed aftermarket brand.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #21148
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FWIW, I've had no issues with the URO pump. Only reason I bought it is because of the consistent positive reviews on Amazon.

Nothing wrong with OEM piece of mind though. That's why I went with OEM for the trans filter, even though it was 3x the cost of a well-reviewed aftermarket brand.
URO is great for little parts that are simple to change out. Big parts, not so much. I replaced my headlamp washer pump with some no-name one. Works great.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #21149
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Insurance adjuster informed me that it's a total loss with over $15,000 in damage.
Time for a ZHP 'vert?

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #21150
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That vert is definitely a clean example and the cinnamon is a nice touch, but whatever I get next MUST have a roof and a manual transmission.

My top 'affordable' choice is an E36 M3, but I'm also kicking around the idea of a CPO 135i or a brand new Golf R four door and not worrying about maintenance for a few years.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #21151
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Where can I get a good looking knob shifter for my automatic ??????

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #21152
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Ordered a rear brake rebuild kit and parking brake parts. I'm going to solve this rear brake reverse howling with a 12 gauge shotgun.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #21153
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whatever I get next MUST have a roof
Poor man, you don't know what you're missing.....
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #21154
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FWIW, I've had no issues with the URO pump. Only reason I bought it is because of the consistent positive reviews on Amazon.

Nothing wrong with OEM piece of mind though. That's why I went with OEM for the trans filter, even though it was 3x the cost of a well-reviewed aftermarket brand.
Yeah, I've read mostly good things about the URO pump, but I've also read a few reports of reduced pressure which I didn't want to deal with. I did find this after paying Pelican: http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi...pump-1j5955651

If that's really a CRP pump, them that's a steal of price. It should work fine with our cars; a lot of vw/Audi people use the same URO pump as ours.

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #21155
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after going through that whole muffler delete thread , i went ahead and did it and love the results
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #21156
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BMW Performance automatic shifter. Got it off another fanatic but I believe it's for sale on turner Motorsport. Nice little shift knob very comfortable and fits in with the silver trim nicety. Don't mind my dog lol


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Old 07-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #21157
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #21158
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Replacing my tensioner pulley right now, and I was taking my brand-new idler pulley off that I replaced a month ago, and these two pieces came apart, not a big deal because the bolt holds it in but is it okay to re install? Attachment 518375


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Old 07-24-2013, 11:45 PM   #21159
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drove it to work, then used it for work, then worked, tried to leave work, but car wouldn't start.
pretty sure the starter took a **** on me, gonna double check tomorrow morning and hopefully replace. According to the shop mechanic at the scene it was my fault since I cleaned the ICV and messed it up, should've left it dirty. Oh and that was 3 months ago.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #21160
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Replacing my tensioner pulley right now, and I was taking my brand-new idler pulley off that I replaced a month ago, and these two pieces came apart, not a big deal because the bolt holds it in but is it okay to re install? Attachment 518375


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