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Old 07-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #20461
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ID:	514292 is this part universal my driver side door handle doesn't open from the outside and I heard a cable snap so I'm sure it's this cable. I just don't know if coupe cables can work with sedan cables.


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Old 07-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #20462
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Going to check out a 330i later today, hopefully my buddy buys it.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #20463
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I am going to pick up a set up ramps for $20, they'll make some of my DIY projects a lot easier.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #20464
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Attachment 514292 is this part universal my driver side door handle doesn't open from the outside and I heard a cable snap so I'm sure it's this cable. I just don't know if coupe cables can work with sedan cables.


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Old 07-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #20465
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:21 PM   #20466
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Guess ill be the guinea pig. I ordered the piece so we shall see if it's universal or not.


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Old 07-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #20467
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Guess ill be the guinea pig. I ordered the piece so we shall see if it's universal or not.


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why would you order something like that without verifying what is broken first?
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:58 PM   #20468
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I found it's time for a new expansion tank, she's leaking, local dealer beat online prices, that maaay have to do with the shop discount.

I also found that I need shorter rear sway bar links... Slaloms are too much travel for the current ones


and my washer bottle is leaking, what's next?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #20469
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I found it's time for a new expansion tank, she's leaking, local dealer beat online prices, that maaay have to do with the shop discount.

I also found that I need shorter rear sway bar links... Slaloms are too much travel for the current ones


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Everything? Have you seen my cooling thread?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #20470
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why would you order something like that without verifying what is broken first?
I know it's that through hours of research. I opened up my door weeks ago and saw the cable stripped, this weekend I heard it snap. So it's only makes sense


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Old 07-02-2013, 11:45 PM   #20471
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This past Sunday, I changed my Cowl, The hardest thing was taking off the wipers. Be careful, they do come off by wiggling and sweating..
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #20472
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We're the sways a big difference from the stock 323?
It's hard to say - I was likely riding on my original shocks and struts at 160,000 miles so I'm not sure where to assign the huge improvements in handling / roll stability. All I know is I take freeway on-ramps at full speed without any noticeable roll, and pull fairly decent lateral G's without any feeling that I'm getting near the edge of performance. I may have to track Betsy now to see what she can do.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #20473
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Replaced the hood finally no more damage! color is slightly off but oh well its a daily and i can prob do something cool with it in the near future
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #20474
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Just saw a matte white m3, with CSL's with a hot chick driving. Come on!..


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Old 07-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #20476
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^ paid off? If so, CONGRATS!

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Old 07-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #20477
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #20478
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Growing tired of the coilovers and the Hankooks V2s are at 25k showin tread wear.
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