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Old 09-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #22501
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #22502
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:38 PM   #22503
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:23 PM   #22504
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Got a free recharge today. AC is so much cooler. Also shop found that instead of my evaporator being bad it might be the expansion valve


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Old 09-27-2013, 11:26 PM   #22505
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Starter and alarm through BT? Or just one?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #22506
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Starter and alarm through BT? Or just one?
At the moment starter only over Bluetooth. Going to wire this tomorrow for testing on the car.
I still have to save up for ODROID, DUALDIN+HVAC Reloc, TouchScreen, and misc parts such as gps, bluetooth, gsm. After testing everything I will try to get some all-in-one board prototypes.
Edit: I wanted to do EWS bypass, but it is impossible. So I might look into emulating physical key on arduino by the means of reading and writing codes to ews :\

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Old 09-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #22507
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #22508
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:22 PM   #22509
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Rear differential bushings and I found out one of my rear wheel bearings that I just installed looks faulty... wobbling a bit...
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:00 AM   #22510
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:09 AM   #22511
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Rear differential bushings and I found out one of my rear wheel bearings that I just installed looks faulty... wobbling a bit...
you probably pressed it in crooked? what did you use...
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:46 AM   #22512
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Washed, Waxed and clay barred entire car, reconditioned leather interior with my first day back in the states. Ordered M3 spoiler, Replacement trim on steering wheel, replacement cup holders so they are all new. I bought the car used and someone didnt take care of a few things like that and I want her to look as close as possible to the way it did when it left the german factory.

Also looking for the black plastic under the cup holder to the arm rest and the black plastic between wood trim of auto tranny shifter

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #22513
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you probably pressed it in crooked? what did you use...
At that time it was still on jackstands and I didn't have the axle nuts tightend. as soon as I tightened the nuts the wobbling stopped. Put everything else back together this morning and what a difference!
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #22514
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Tried installing the Meyle HD RTAB bushings and cracked the bushing. Anyone have any ideas on how to get this installed?

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #22516
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #22517
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The split bushing style needs to be compressed before you press it in.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #22518
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The split bushing style needs to be compressed before you press it in.
Mango I'm changing the VANOS next weekend, anything besides the gasket I should change while I'm doing it....I'm at 70K miles. Btw did you get the PM I sent last night?

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:29 PM   #22519
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Mango I'm changing the VANOS next weekend, anything besides the gasket I should change while I'm doing it....I'm at 70K miles. Btw did you get the PM I sent last night?

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everything you need to know is on the beisan systems website. i'd change the pulleys, belts, vcg, etc. while you're at it.

and i don't remember. i get many pms. if i didn't reply, chances are you should ask the forums since thats what its for.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #22520
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everything you need to know is on the beisan systems website. i'd change the pulleys, belts, vcg, etc. while you're at it.

and i don't remember. i get many pms. if i didn't reply, chances are you should ask the forums since thats what its for.
I looked. I just wanted a good members opinion like yourself because you seem very acknowledged with the e46. My question was just simply where from your opinion the best and best priced location to find the mtech 2 kit can be bought from. I looked on the forum but seems like many people have one shop they are loyal to so I couldn't get a consistent opinion.

Thanks though for the info what to change, I will order them now I suppose

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