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Old 04-02-2011, 09:00 AM   #2321
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Replace front license plate holder with bumper strip, replaced FSU, and gave the baby a shine.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:40 AM   #2322
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Flashed an euro tune on my 330ci.
is the chip worth it??
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:34 AM   #2323
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Inspection 1 service @139k miles (oil change, oil filter, air filter, cabin filter, 6x NGK spark plugs, anti-freeze top-up), + brake / clutch fluid change at my Indy BMW Motorsport Tech - 237 (didn't diy as I wanted it done quickly and service book stamped to maintain "full service history").

4x Avon 225/40x18 Tyres, balanced, fitted (I have 18"x8J all round, not staggered wider 8.5J at rear as many do) - 432

It was an expensive but very productive morning, all done in half a day, my 330Ci has been well looked after today.
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:33 PM   #2324
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Changed my headers to exhaust system gasket. I think I've finally gotten rid of that exhaust leak! Sounds so much better.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:38 PM   #2325
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Took it to the car wash, cleaned it from the inside out
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:22 PM   #2326
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well not all today but the whole week

put in my H&R Cup Kit, my oem suspension was shot(one of my rear shocks is fully collapsed). Now the car looks better and handles even better than ever. Washed the car and fully detailed the interior and exterior. Put in my new LED front corner lights and new rear LED tail lights. While I was installing the tail lights it just bugged me that the red part of the trunk light right below the reverse lights do not serve any purpose at least here in the US. So I went to the local Auto Zone and picked up some strobe lights and installed them on the dead light and wired it to the reverse leads and voila I now have an additional visual warning when Im backing up since that red part now blinks when reverse is engaged. Next in line is my oil change and spark plug change. Next week Im removing my JL 12W6 sub and replacing it with a pair of Alpine 8 inch Type Rs. Why the down size well need the trunk back since my wife just had a new baby. In the next couple of weeks I will have to start on revamping the front image and replacing the door panels(customized-fiberglass to house the new speakers) and rear panels with a new re-upholstered set.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:31 PM   #2327
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put in my H&R Cup Kit, my oem suspension was shot(one of my rear shocks is fully collapsed). Now the car looks better and handles even better than ever. Washed the car and fully detailed the interior and exterior. Put in my new LED front corner lights and new rear LED tail lights. While I was installing the tail lights it just bugged me that the red part of the trunk light right below the reverse lights do not serve any purpose at least here in the US. So I went to the local Auto Zone and picked up some strobe lights and installed them on the dead light and wired it to the reverse leads and voila I now have an additional visual warning when Im backing up since that red part now blinks when reverse is engaged. Next in line is my oil change and spark plug change. Next week Im removing my JL 12W6 sub and replacing it with a pair of Alpine 8 inch Type Rs. Why the down size well need the trunk back since my wife just had a new baby. In the next couple of weeks I will have to start on revamping the front image and replacing the door panels(customized-fiberglass to house the new speakers) and rear panels with a new re-upholstered set.
Do you mind posting the strobe light mod that you did? I am very curious to see what that looks like.

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #2328
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went to 4ngie.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:34 PM   #2329
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went to 4ngie.

i wanted too but i had too much wedding **** to do this weekend....so i was going to go to 2 diff local meets (cars & coffee and the wrong fitment crew) but missed both because i had a crisis at work and had to go in for a few hours.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:10 PM   #2330
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refinished my wheels... gaddang that took about 12 hours
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #2331
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Control arms replacement was a pita one bolt wouldn't come off took 3hrs so only got one side done will do other side Monday. Not looking forward to doing the headers there's no room in this engine bay lol. And found a bunch of oil under the plastic splash cover hope its just from the oil filter gasket

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Old 04-02-2011, 11:40 PM   #2332
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Did one other thing today helped save an old guy who feel over on his wheel chair, blood everywhere was pretty crazy so had a pretty rough day today

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Old 04-02-2011, 11:47 PM   #2333
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Headers aren't too bad from underneath the car, once you figure out how to place them. Biggest pain is the top row bolts and emissions crap.

You may have to loosen your stock exhaust to close the gap between the stock and your headers, depending on what kind of headers they are.

Dont even bother putting your post-cat O2 simms on, they wont fit. Just do this:



And make sure the engine ground is tight!!! (wont hurt the car if its not hooked up, but it also wont start)
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #2334
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How much is that O2 sim? And I have read that after long trips it will throw up a code?

I was going to just do the non fowlers from the O2's but i was underneath the car today and there just is not any room in the engine bay not sure if they will fit or not?

And they are ebay headers. I have to ceramic coat them again my son got a hold of one and decided to bang the other header on to it so the coating chipped off lol kids!!
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:06 AM   #2335
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Washed it with a friend of mine who also owns an e46, than changed my spark plugs.

We also took a few photos:


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Old 04-03-2011, 12:06 AM   #2336
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hahaha good thing they weren't $2000 headers

Nope, they are fine after long trips. The chip was like $40 from http://o2simulator.com/ (dual in dual out, only need one chip. Wire up as directed in the description of that youtube)

I tried the non-foulers... there is no room at all for them.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:08 AM   #2337
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Alright and thanks for the info and tips.

Watched ur videos on youtube nice cobra is that yours?
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #2338
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Ha, yep.

I got a better video today, just havent put it up yet.

Car has been in storage all winter and is still down there. Got it and put it in cause it started to snow
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:27 AM   #2339
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Is it a rep or original?

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Old 04-03-2011, 12:35 AM   #2340
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Totally a replica

But its got a Ford Racing Cobra-Jet 460, 850cfm carb, tremec 5 speed, and a 3.50:1 LSD, so Im happy.

I wanted a go-fast car but I didn't want to pay for the nestalga (like you would in a mustang, Camaro, or especially old corvette)
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