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Old 07-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #461
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:19 AM   #462
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Gave my E46 to my new mechanic for a week for the following:

1) engine swap (used 325 engine with 80,000KMs) to replace my 320i engine (cracked head, cross-threaded spark plugs, etc).

2) BSW subwoofer / amp install

3) possible head unit install (Alpine if I do that)

Plus a thorough end-to-end inspection.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:30 AM   #463
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Last night oil change , put in new eurotray(long with slider) and new zhp knob.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:33 PM   #464
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:50 PM   #465
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installed Bimmian gauge rings, yeah I know, not much of a mod but need to kill time until the supercharger gets here
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:00 PM   #466
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I just blacked out my grills and emblems all around. New headlights with AEs are on order with cleared reflectors for the bumpers. Next is the window trim and Rims/rubber will follow to replace the 17s as soon as the tread is worn on my current tires.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:27 PM   #467
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buzz kill.
Ha. Tell me about it. To make matters worse, I haven't heard back from the seller yet.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:52 PM   #468
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welll not today, but wed night my right corner light flew right off when i was doing like 90mph . wtf lol (broken clip) but i ordered new ones. so ill be okay
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:04 PM   #469
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Driver side window switch will be delivered and installed later today. Maybe a car wash if I get home early enough from work.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #470
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Installed oem alarm, just needs activation($100)
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #471
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Ha. Tell me about it. To make matters worse, I haven't heard back from the seller yet.
Is the radio interface cable included? I had interference issues with the trunk cable. The radio interface is as easy to install as the trunk (unless you just run the cable on top of the back seat)
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:44 PM   #472
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Stayed up til 2AM installing a UUC TSE3 exhaust and M-Tech II rear bumper on my 325i. Eargasm every time I start her up now.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #473
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Tried to get a alignment done on my 325ci to find out only dealerships can do it for the most part Fail on my part.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:08 AM   #474
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Stealth Bulbs

Made my clear corners look great with Stealth Bulbs.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #475
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I finished my car day by picking the wagon up from Re:vision (I had left it there Friday since I could leave it safely inside) and installed the Benfer CF strut bar, the CF airbox, the CF rear diffuser...all these had been installed on the sedan...but since I had previously installed the BMW Performance CF airbox, perf CF strut bar and perf MTech II CF diffuser on that car.

I also removed the old stereo setup in the wagon and went to a more simple setup with just a JL Audio amp and sub added to the factory nav (and MB quart speakers throughout).

Damn it was too hot to work out there - even with the AC pumping in the garage.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #476
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Changed the oil and put a new coolant level sensor in the 330ci today.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:59 AM   #477
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Cleaned door panels and all leather as well as giving her a clean. Took her to a viewing - hoping to have sold her by tonight.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:26 AM   #478
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:49 AM   #479
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i replaced my seat sensor mate for the air bag system in the passenger sport seat - maybe i'll post a DIY for it because of i didnt find a good guide for me, let me know if someone need it,

i changed my trans oil to the RP 75W90. - much better - but there is still work to do..

and - i replaced my control arms to Meyle , - recommended
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:55 AM   #480
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This weekend I put in my new thermostat so drained and flushed the entire system. Filled up with new coolant and broke my radiator drain plug.

Put in a new fuel filter.

Sanded down those little strips below the front wing/fender just above the side skirts. The bit of the back panel that runs along to the front (coupe). It was all rusty so I sanded it back, primed and painted. Will hit it with 2000 grit tomorrow and lacquer.

Realised my driver door and boot seals are all f'ed up.
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