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Old 09-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #1301
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wagon - i set the camber to neg2 front and 1.5neg rear. the PSS10's at full hard (10) are really quite hard...i think they may actually be KW or Koni hard. I may have to dial them back to 5 and see if more like sedan. (which is at full hard (9) but rides firm yet comfortable

no more rattling/knock in the front end, so either the new bearings from Vorshlag or new struts or new sway links, or something - solved that problem

oh yea, after a test drive, no CEL, yes to SES light at startup, yes to cooling/AC fan control, cruise works, reverse tilt mirror works, no lag/raise in RPM between shifts, no hesitation (was during the bad programming - not ESS tune problem)...the only thing to figure out is why I cant start the car with the key...had to rewire the start switch so it reached in the car...will try to determine the ignition wiring and see why key isnt sending 12v to terminal 30 on the starter...all relays, fuses, circuit breakers, etc tested good...can i tell you how much of a pita it is to check each fuse and relay in that car (related to engine or not - I went through them all)

both cars cleaned up, vacuumed and dryed. sedan put back in garage and covered

so many small chips in the hood and front bumper now...of course right after the clear bra ends

lets see, a summer of driving has cost a chipped rear LM, one splitter, chipped paint, just over 3000 miles, worn shift knob, a door ding and a scratch on another door on the right side....i am sure there is more
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:53 PM   #1302
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^^ Thanks for your all updates Stuart...

It is amazing to read all that you have to go thru to properly sort a car that is as modded as yours is.

While other guys on these forums are busy telling people what to do...
You're out there getting the job(s) done.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:07 PM   #1303
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thanks bud - i have to give kudos to you...there have been many times that i can recall getting advice from you on what to do

here are recent pics:















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Old 09-12-2010, 07:05 PM   #1304
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Hands down the best E46 Touring I've ever seen.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:57 PM   #1305
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Nice car Finny.
Opt1mus I like your picture over the your showroom, captured a back of the car while driving on rain. It looks a really great.
So I'm finally got sliver coated bulbs, so all amber is gone. Also I did extended wheel and car cleaning, before Green Bay vs Philadelphia game. Unfortunately, Eagles lost, well young QB did not help much.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:00 PM   #1306
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thanks bud - i have to give kudos to you...there have been many times that i can recall getting advice from you on what to do

here are recent pics:


Nice car. We need meet one day somewhere I'm in N.VA. Also I see you know RRT. They do some repairs for me as well.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #1307
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #1308
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Hands down the best E46 Touring I've ever seen.
thank you - yours is nice too

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Nice car. We need meet one day somewhere I'm in N.VA. Also I see you know RRT. They do some repairs for me as well.
I havent had them perform any work - but I have spent a few hours with James going over technical stuff during my various builds
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Nice 330i ZHP. Seems like you're really making progress.

But what about those calipers? Everything seems so clean except when you get to that area.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:14 AM   #1310
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the calipers are currently painted black - they are dirty

in the next few weeks the fronts will be replaced with Stoptechs in silver and I will match the rear OEM calipers to match (since Stoptech doesnt make a rear set for the 330)
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Hi Stuart let me ask you question people from sonictuning.com are your friends?

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Old 09-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #1312
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i do not know of sonictuning?
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:35 AM   #1313
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i do not know of sonictuning?
then go on them website and check pics in gallery...

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Old 09-13-2010, 12:41 AM   #1314
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thats funny - i took those pics of my car and my friends GTi - his are the reps they are advertising...so I guess no harm no foul

I have seen my sedan listed on someone's cardomain before and another showing and listing the car as their's on facebook - someone sent me the links
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thats why im asking if you gave them your permition to use pics with your car...
some time ago i found my clip with blue leds on chinise website, thats funny

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I already started parting out my baby...
took off UUC pullys, PC computer with touch screen, yesterday installed my remus quad for another members 330 ZHP this kid was worth my work hope he gonna enjoy it... still have a lot of work to replace performance parts but planning to get new 5 series touring next summer its enaugh time to get back to stock i hope

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I already started parting out my baby...
took off UUC pullys, PC computer with touch screen, yesterday installed my remus quad for another members 330 ZHP this kid was worth my work hope he gonna enjoy it... still have a lot of work to replace performance parts but planning to get new 5 series touring next summer its enaugh time to get back to stock i hope

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I've heard they aren't going to sell the F11 Touring here

I can't wait for the new 575hp twin-turbo F11 M5 Touring sad we won't get it

5er Gt, even the 550i, just doesnt cut it
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I've heard they aren't going to sell the F11 Touring here

I can't wait for the new 575hp twin-turbo F11 M5 Touring sad we won't get it

5er Gt, even the 550i, just doesnt cut it
This is a real shame and forget the Azztek GT...

Hatchbacks and Wagons = ROW(Rest Of the World) thing, which is really sad...
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I already started parting out my baby...
took off UUC pullys, PC computer with touch screen, yesterday installed my remus quad for another members 330 ZHP this kid was worth my work hope he gonna enjoy it... still have a lot of work to replace performance parts but planning to get new 5 series touring next summer its enaugh time to get back to stock i hope

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I've heard they aren't going to sell the F11 Touring here

I can't wait for the new 575hp twin-turbo F11 M5 Touring sad we won't get it

5er Gt, even the 550i, just doesnt cut it
No F11 Touring for the North American market. I've even read that there might not be a new 3 Touring either for us.

So I'll just pick up a CPO e91 sport or just break down and buy an Audi A4 Avant.
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