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Old 03-29-2011, 06:10 PM   #2301
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Started at my SES light for the third day. Waiting for fuel level to get lower so I can put a different brand in. Damn road trips through the mountains of WV...

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #2302
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^^ ummm....i mean STARED. Damn autocorrect....

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:05 PM   #2303
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Installed the BSW 10" sub and amp :-D. Sounds great. Have wanted a sub forever. First time I've been able to get one for a decent car .
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:17 PM   #2304
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Flashed an euro tune on my 330ci.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #2305
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Flashed a euro tune on my M3. Differences were more significant than I expected. Now I want to buy the euro headers and cats just so the software and hardware match better...
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #2306
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Washed it, got it detailed n picked up this bangin puerto rican chick while it was being washed...nice!
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:47 PM   #2307
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Took it to a BMW/Porsche shop to get it aligned and balanced, as well as have the control arms and other such things looked at.

Then I found out they couldn't finish it today, so I had to wait in a BK while I tried to re-obtain my room-mate's number as I had lost it so he could come pick me up

I'm hoping they don't say the control arms and bushings are bad and all I needed was just an alignment.

Tomorrow I'm gonna put my new wiper blade inserts on so I don't scratch up my windshield any more than it already is I hope a pebble hits it on the freeway so I can get a friggin new, not-pitted one.

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:48 PM   #2308
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Today, after receiving three separate orders from UPS, I did some basic maintenance. I replaced the filthy stock air filter with a drop in K&N 'high flow' filter and I also replaced the cabin air filter with a Bosch charcoal filter.

The new air filter definitely made a difference. Probably just replacing my dirty one with a stock one would have helped just as much, but from what I can tell, there is a small but noticeable increase in acceleration performance and I also feel the engine is a bit louder along with the exhaust as well. Who knows, it might just be physiological. Either way, better than a filthy filter

Lastly, I upgraded from the stock amber tail lights to the R/C/R tail lights from Khoalty. I am very happy with the price and construction, but the gap between the lights and the body is a tad large and there seem to be some areas where the plastic seems are a bit messy. Honestly though this stuff really doesn't bother me too much.

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This weekend I will be replacing my plugs and possibly my fuel filter as well, and then after that I plan to give my car a good washing and take some photos with my DSLR of the new tail lights.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:54 PM   #2309
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FCAB's, fuel filter, thermostat, coolant refill.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:32 AM   #2310
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4 hour detail acid scrubb down to the clear coat and had a wax n inside detailed also...control arms possibly headers if time is on my side this weekend...

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:56 AM   #2311
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Can you elaborate?
Got a misfire and BMW after running test after replacing plugs an coils and boots. And injectors decided that it was the piston in cylinder 5 that was damaged. Would have costed 3000 to rebuild engine. But my friend at GMC service department. Fixed it. Got a my engine rebuilt for just the price of parts .
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #2312
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Got rid of the squeaking clutch fork pivot(inside the bellhousing). Removed the clutch slave and sprayed some lithium grease on the fork and pivot. Well, that was 3 months ago, but wanted to wait a bit before claiming success.

Also got rid of the super annoying rattle in the front suspension that you can feel through the steering wheel. Thought it was sway bar end links or CABs, or control arms. Ended up being the locknut on the top of the strut. Tightened it down another 1/4 turn and voila, no more clunky, rattle noises anymore. It's been about 1 month now, so it's gone gone.

Today, I finally washed the car after the crazy rain we have had recently.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:36 PM   #2313
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Just got my baby back from the mechanic today....the new clutch feels better than sex
Took off my orange sidemarkers, put on the smoked ones, and swapped out my corners for smoked corners
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:38 PM   #2314
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Just got my baby back from the mechanic today....the new clutch feels better than sex
Took off my orange sidemarkers, put on the smoked ones, and swapped out my corners for smoked corners
where did you take it and how much did it cost? I need a clutch soon....
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:08 PM   #2315
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where did you take it and how much did it cost? I need a clutch soon....
All Imports Auto Care in Lansing, cost me 1800 with parts and labor...i had a lot more wrong with it than the clutch though, the previous owner wasn't too big on maintenance...
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:11 PM   #2316
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Just got done replacing rear rotors and pads, front pads and AC belt

After replacing the belt the annoying little knock I once had is gone

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:51 PM   #2317
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Got a misfire and BMW after running test after replacing plugs an coils and boots. And injectors decided that it was the piston in cylinder 5 that was damaged. Would have costed 3000 to rebuild engine. But my friend at GMC service department. Fixed it. Got a my engine rebuilt for just the price of parts .
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:44 PM   #2318
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #2319
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #2320
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beautiful day today... gave her a well deserved wash
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