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Old 05-23-2011, 02:05 AM   #2821
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #2822
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:24 PM   #2823
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last weekend:
1. driver side window regulator
2. new speakers from partsexpress
3. jl audio amp and stealthbox

this past weekend:
1. oil change
2. oil level sensor change
3. found rip on intake boot, used silicon sealer
4. silicon spray door noise (works wonders!!)

this coming weekend:
1. new wheel arc installation
2. bluetooth integration, parrot per delmarco's diy
3. replace doorsil clips
4. oem cupholders
5. wheel kit spray on type 44(winter setup) curve rash
6. replace intake boot
7. tyreguardian

all the above has been ignored for the longest. at one point, you just want to buy a new car but financially not recommended. despite the fact or not, ive worked too much hours on this b*tch and love it still.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #2824
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New brakes, and service. New radiator, temp sensor, water pump, thermostat, and fans, rear passenger window regulator, replaced drip trim on drivers side, ordered clips for rear wood trim. Ordered new windshield wiper pump, new wipers, OEM auxiliary jack, auxiliary plug for glove box, passenger sun visor, pulling a,b, and c pillars to replace liner material, replacing driver side leather on seat, (passenger door material that has pulled away from side air bag, btw, does that panel just pop off?), wash and wax... Trying to get her back to being healthy, and then we will look for some mods...
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #2825
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Washed and waxed it. Tomorrow I'm installing a set of brakes from a Z4M (same thing as CSL/ZCP brakes)
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:28 PM   #2826
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:44 PM   #2827
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:25 PM   #2828
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:29 PM   #2829
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I just drove it to work today. Might clean it when I get off in an hour.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:34 PM   #2830
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Some slow ass was on the highway in front of me merging onto another highway. Put the bishhh in second and ripped her on that road
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:45 PM   #2831
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Some slow ass was on the highway in front of me merging onto another highway. Put the bishhh in second and ripped her on that road
Because bmw gave us 330's a 2.93 diff so we could do highway speed in 2nd
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #2832
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Because bmw gave us 330's a 2.93 diff so we could do highway speed in 2nd
LMAO! That's how SLOW the guy was going dude. I was like at 4500rpm when I went to second. If he wasn't there it would be 80+
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #2833
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:07 PM   #2834
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #2835
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:57 AM   #2836
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #2837
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Fixed my broken trunk lid grip. I pulled on it the other day and 3 of the 4 screws broke out of the grip leaving nothing but holes, the 4th screw stayed where it was. I used bumper repair in the twin syringe from Autozone to fill in the last 1/8 inch of each hole, waited for it to harden, drilled a hole for the screw, and put it back on. Feels solid but we'll see.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:57 PM   #2838
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Finished installing the Z4M brakes (same thing as CSL brakes). As expected, everything bolted up perfectly. Bled with ATE Superblue and used DIS to bleed thr ABS module. I also recoded the DSC module to reflect the new brakes (a step skipped by most people who perform the retrofit). There was one rotor retaining screw stripped on each of the front rotors. Ended up having to drill them out. Not really a big deal though, the other retaining screw seems to be more than sufficient, and I know of people who don't run any retaining screw at all.

Now i just gotta wait for my suspension to settle back down to normal height
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #2839
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Replaced DISA aka Adjuster Unit.

The old one had some play and sooner or later going to fail probably. I am a believer, sluggishness has improved. Now, new surprise and more money for maintenance - discovered a rip on the intake elbow. I just used a hose tape to seal it for the time being.

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:32 PM   #2840
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There was one rotor retaining screw stripped on each of the front rotors. Ended up having to drill them out. Not really a big deal though, the other retaining screw seems to be more than sufficient, and I know of people who don't run any retaining screw at all.
Front passenger side a no screw. It is also stripped but it's stuck there. I probably need to re-tap the area. But too lazy. Instead, i used a wheel alignment tool. One day I will fix it but I dont change wheels often.

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