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Old 05-21-2011, 07:07 PM   #2801
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:25 PM   #2802
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #2803
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Cleaned the inside and out. threw away the old air fresheners and put in some new ones. Car looks good and smells great. She's ready for tonight, just gotta make sure I talk to her before hand, she gets jealous when I have other girls in with me...hahaha.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #2804
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Finally replaced that leaky old oil filter housing gasket and did a pretty good job of cleaning off all the old oil mess.


Currently the mileage is at 107k and it's been leaking since I bought it at 97k, shame on me
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #2805
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:08 AM   #2806
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Finished installing the euro headers along with some brand new O2s. Car runs great so far - no exhaust leaks as far as I can tell, and no codes. The hesitation I used to get from 2-3k (not sure if it was because I was running US headers with euro tune or if it was because of worn O2s) is completely eliminated.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:42 AM   #2807
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Seafoamed the hell out of it.
Discovered another coolant leak.
Damn, where did you find the leak? I was told I have a coolant leak too, my coolant keeps disappearing but no trace is on the floor. I would know if the headgasket is blown lol, never overheated yet but I'm trying to catch it before it does. Sometimes coolant would start just flowing like crazy out of my cap, some said its my thermostat getting stuck closed, but why would that happen when its a brand new thermostat.

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Old 05-22-2011, 02:07 AM   #2808
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- Removed my wheels and brushed and cleaned out all the corroded dust on my front brakes, calipers & rotors
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:17 AM   #2809
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I had a quick fap session in it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:47 AM   #2810
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:10 AM   #2811
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Over the past week.....

I had some hail damage that i needed to get repaired
So to get some money back from the insurance check i removed my headliner and all my pillar covers

While they were out i figured i would dye them black to match everything else.
well.......that didnt go so well

DO NOT USE RIT DYE ON YOUR INTERIOR!

I tried this.....i put the dye on....made sure it was even....waited 8 hours....then washed off the excess....
when i did that, ALL of the dye came off and left it kinda streaky and it looked like crap. (the dye adhered to some of the glue only)
I used the dye because i didnt want to use the fabric and vinyl dye because its just a rubbery type of paint and would make it feel funny and stiff. (kinda like plasi-dip)

So i ended up going to a local fabric store and they had headliner fabric in black. The material has a foam backing and is easily separated.
On the headliner, sunroof shade,sunroof switch panel and 3rd brake light cover i used the material with the foam.
On all the pillars and motion sensor dome i pulled the fabric off of the foam.
I used Permatex headliner adhesive.

on all the plastic pieces and sunroof seal i used the vinyl and fabric dye

All and all everything turned out really well.

The hail damage was all repaired (yay...no more dents)
I just put the headliner back in....still have to wrap 2 more pillars
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:12 AM   #2812
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #2813
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Doin koni/vogtland drop 1.5, changing oil, and ordering new therm,water pump,belts,ect.. It's time.......
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:44 AM   #2814
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Just removed my CF trim and put on my brushed aluminum panels. I put a ZHP shift knob on to replace my Bimmian CF knob. Also put in an order for TMS power pulleys and a Shark Injector. Currently on the hunt for front and rear strut bars that don't cost an arm and a leg, and wishing ECS Tuning made a rear strut bar.

Also, Magnaflow muffler arrives tomorrow, and gets installed on Thursday so I don't have to live with straight pipes anymore - the drone is too much!

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Old 05-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #2815
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Took off my CSL splitters since the bottom of them were completely not being held by the tape I used before (the white one). So I used up an entire 5 foot roll of 3M tape.




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Old 05-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #2816
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Just removed my CF trim and put on my brushed aluminum panels. I put a ZHP shift knob on to replace my Bimmian CF knob. Also put in an order for TMS power pulleys and a Shark Injector. Currently on the hunt for front and rear strut bars that don't cost an arm and a leg, and wishing ECS Tuning made a rear strut bar.

Also, Magnaflow muffler arrives tomorrow, and gets installed on Thursday so I don't have to live with straight pipes anymore - the drone is too much!

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Old 05-22-2011, 01:37 PM   #2817
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wash,clay and put on the summer shoes(CSL Reps)
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:15 PM   #2818
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:53 PM   #2819
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Sold the 04'
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:27 AM   #2820
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yesterday was a bad day for the e46. I broke off a splitter which took some of the bumper off with it but today was better ordered new headlight lenses, headlight bulbs, LED license plate bulbs, black out roundels, and an argray lip
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