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Old 02-18-2010, 11:22 PM   #20321
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That's what I'm saying, they look like spares. Too small. If I were you man, I'd search and search and find you some 18" style 5s that came on the E38s for that short 2 year period.
If you're gonna switch rims, don't waste time with anything less than 18s, as you won't even notice a difference looking at it.
You should be on bf.c. Those guys flip rims constantly, but you need to find out what width and offsets work, and look the phattest, and aim for those.
i hate fender well space. need wheels to cover it.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:39 PM   #20322
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soooo, finally going to clean the wheels, fix the headlights, hook up the old gauges, clean the inside of the black bimmer tomorrow. I hope its warm enough... May even swap the grills out for the ones on the green one and wrap the stock ones in some CF wrap I have laying around. We'll see what happens depending on weather and motivation.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:12 AM   #20323
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Brad, did you make it in time to get your fenders rolled last weekend?
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:06 AM   #20324
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I think I saw one of you guys today on Military Highway...blue e46 m3. I was at the light intersection of greenbrier parkway + military highway.
You might be thinking of me, but I am not anywhere near VA haha. There is at least one LSB M3 on that side of the water, and one other Topaz Blue M3 that lives near Langley.

I hope it wasn't my car, or I need to call the cops and talk to Steph about why she didn't tell me it was missing
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:30 AM   #20325
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:36 AM   #20326
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So after standing still in traffic for like 20 minutes this morning, I finally get out and dive in to a turn at the first intersection and my power steering completely goes bye-bye. My Friday looks like it will be a busy one. I'm hoping I blew a hose. After I took the SC kit off I had to splice the PS line back together and I'm hoping that's where it separated. I REALLY hoping it wasn't a belt.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:49 AM   #20327
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That happened to me last summer. PS lines on these cars are garbage. If it is the hose though its a relatively easy fix. Mine separated at the cooling loop hard line transition to the rubber return line.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:28 AM   #20328
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Nope, I just went out and checked. Belt intact, all hoses intact and resv. full of fluid. I think it's same to assume it's the $400+ pump

Anyone know a good local junkyard I can call for E46 parts??

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Old 02-19-2010, 09:00 AM   #20329
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It's not local, but you could try giving Davey Johnson at http://www.europeanautomotivegroup.com/ a call.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:10 AM   #20330
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Is it the same pump as the e36, cause if so I have one... makes a little bit of noise, but you could throw it on there until you really want to spend the money on a new one.

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Goin to 4ngiefest, the Sonic meet, and planning our meet for april/may as well. Gonna be busy.

4ngiefest meet is a bit far for most of you pansies, but I have a place to stay for free for the sonic meet to make the drive not so bad.

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:08 AM   #20331
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Brad, you got room for anymore where you're crashing? couches? floors...? Free works well for my college wallet
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:10 AM   #20332
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Nah it's a different pump, I appreciate it though.

I'm researching this whole mess now. The pumps run around $400, but from what I gather, the 99 LF30 pump is best (over the LF20 that I currently have) and AutoZone/Advanced sells it for $100ish. I can buy that and the high pressure hose for $100ish and retrofit it for a total around $200 vs. $400. There's a few quirks to work out, but I should be a E46 PS pump pro by the end, lol.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:10 AM   #20333
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Nope, I just went out and checked. Belt intact, all hoses intact and resv. full of fluid. I think it's same to assume it's the $400+ pump

Anyone know a good local junkyard I can call for E46 parts??

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only euro yard I know is

stan gills automotive out in western branch

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:13 AM   #20334
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^+1 good stuff there, I've been there MULTIPLE times for all sorts of stuff, always a good experience. Though if you want something call ahead to get them to pull it while you drive out there, else it takes FOREVER, just a small heads up.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #20335
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ya theyre cool as crap. I asked them to let me just walk around the yard and pull of misc plastic pieces for my E30.

Even tho they mislabeled an E30 valence/plastic bumper for an E36 :/.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:33 AM   #20336
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There is a place off of rt 58 that has like 40-50+ bimmers that might have it. Can't remember the name but I'll find out.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:40 AM   #20337
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Al Rudd Used Auto Parts. http://www.alruddautoparts.com/
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 AM   #20338
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Al Rudd Used Auto Parts. http://www.alruddautoparts.com/
If you ever see the parts from them. after a whole week of calling about parts they had, I ended up just getting stuff of the internet. Nah, dont call us back, we'll call you

and yea, plenty of room up in west chester for the sonic meet. Its the inlaws house, so as long as I let em know ahead of time its cool.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:15 AM   #20339
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Actually checkout www.car-part.com it's a junkyard search site, pretty good source of info. I've bought all kinds of stuff from yards I've foundo on there.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:17 AM   #20340
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