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Old 06-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #3081
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:48 AM   #3082
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:49 AM   #3083
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #3084
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your going to be lovin the pulleys they help so much
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:01 PM   #3085
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Really ? Do you feel any gains ?
My friend has underdrive pullies on his 325. Torque is nuts...
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #3086
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My friend has underdrive pullies on his 325. Torque is nuts...
I purchased them from TURNER MOTOR SPORT , They state any where between 8-11 hp , As well that Its a great upgrade for the 323i If you have a Fullcatback / Header /Intake system with the Shark Injector , Will see once they arrive and I Install them.

Ill eventually get around to doing a Dyno on my car b4 bimmerfest , Im curious to see with all the whistles and bells added what my true gains are.

Ive done just about every thing Ive wanted to do apart from going with a AA SC,In consideration that I have 192 000 kms I dont think It would be wise.

The only thing left for me to do Is freshen up the paint , I do have dabs of rust here and there so Ill see If Its worth to fully respray the car or just where the dabs of rust Is ,Theres some minor Interior work , Black out the pillars , Ill be purchasing them oem not really fond on sanding and spraying them , Do the healiner , Awaiting for BMW Montreal to call me and tell me Paolo youre carpet has arrived.

An MTECH II rear and Ill be happy.

Ill hold on most of the Items for BIMMERFEST hopefully I can browse the sponsors and work my way with purchases from there on.

Its a project It keeps me bizzy and I love every thing about It , More so a passion that I wouldnt trade for the world.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #3087
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Let me tell you, being in my friends car I can feel it picks up fast for a 325 manual.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #3088
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Let me tell you, being in my friends car I can feel it picks up fast for a 325 manual.
Good to hear so I should feel or expect some thing out of It , Price wasnt that bad 249 + shipping.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #3089
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Got a wash then got caught in a ****in hailstorm!!! Still have to wait to inspect for damage but it sounded like 10 people were beating my car with baseball bats! Hail was the size of quarters and I'm surprised it didn't smash my sunroof.

On a plus note I recieved my new ebrake handle and ordered a new ZHP weighted shifter.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #3090
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #3091
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:02 PM   #3092
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Got a wash then got caught in a ****in hailstorm!!! Still have to wait to inspect for damage but it sounded like 10 people were beating my car with baseball bats! Hail was the size of quarters and I'm surprised it didn't smash my sunroof.

On a plus note I recieved my new ebrake handle and ordered a new ZHP weighted shifter.
Since our cars are made of steel they seem to be able to take more of a beating then some of the newer, softer, aluminum cars. That said, hail damage sucks, hope you're free and clear. Insurance should cover it otherwise.

And that ZHP weighted shifter is great
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:03 PM   #3093
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Might be residue when from when they were changing the oil. Clean it up properly and inspect each day.
I changed the oil myself last time, i didnt torque that part to the right spec, just tightened it. Its weird tho it wasnt there before and its on top not around the seal area. I did clean it and now we'll see. I also took the plastic cover off just to see and everything was dry. There's something going on down there with the lines that come off of the oil filter rez/pump!

Also changed the cabin air filter hoping some of the smell would go away, nope, it smells just as bad. fuk that nasty cow poop smell!
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:02 PM   #3094
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Changed the oil for the first time. This is my first engine oil change on any vehicle. Glad that it's my own.

I used a kit that I bought from ECS tuning that included the magnetic drain plug. Well, all was good, except they only included the o-ring between the oil filter cap and cap housing. Is this normal?

Bentley says to change all the little o-rings on the long stem that the oil filter rests on.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:02 PM   #3095
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Since our cars are made of steel they seem to be able to take more of a beating then some of the newer, softer, aluminum cars. That said, hail damage sucks, hope you're free and clear. Insurance should cover it otherwise.

And that ZHP weighted shifter is great
Yeah don't see any dents but definately a few chips in the paint on the hood and roof, which sucks because I'm pretty anal about that

Really looking forward to receiving the new shifter hopefully Canada Posts rotating strike doesn't screw me!
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #3096
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look good where'd you get em?
I bought them from bmwpartssource.com

They cost $80 for the set, including little hooks to keep the front ones in place.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:44 PM   #3097
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:04 AM   #3098
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:59 AM   #3099
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:39 PM   #3100
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