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Old 10-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by richyboycaldo View Post
Been, there, I made a fool of myselft at my last autrocross, everybody hated me for leaking coolant at the track
You just made yourself look like a fool again by bumping a 1 year old thread.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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I don't think I leaked on the AutoX course when this happened to me... mostly leaked near the grid area after I parked it. Recently moved up Nor Cal again so will be hard for me to make the San Diego AutoX events. Maybe I will go to some of the Golden Gate AutoX events in Marina, CA.
Lowering my car's resale value one track day at a time...
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #23
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Ah yes, the classic "hip hold of dissatisfaction" - the "My car is ****ed" reaction post-hood opening

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #24
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Just make sure that you monitor your coolant and oil for any signs of mixture.
I would do a compression test if I where you, just to be sure that nothing is wrong.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #25
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I bought one of the aluminum MTC thermostats and the electronics was so bad that my car wouldn't start 3 days later. The reason that the termostat didn't open is that the heater was not activated by the engine electronics and your red temp light when out because the unit stopped sending. The electronics in these aluminum thermostats are simply horrible.
Never again will I buy anything Chinese for my E46 - the OE stuff is really the same price maybe 15% more if you source from Pelican.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #26
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How is it bad? Because it isn't machined out of solid block of titanium and/or isn't autocrosser fanboy bf.c stancewerkz approved? Just curious here...

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:02 PM   #27
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I sense Mango slowly becoming a lover of Rap.
Hip hop. That was over one year ago. So if were true, I'd already be into it.
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