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Old 10-15-2011, 10:48 AM   #4901
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Oil change and thermostat.. Car temp gauge reads a little bit left of 12 o'clock.. Wonder if that's ok?
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #4902
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There are actually holes into the trunk under it so the "grid" really does something, it's not just for looks. It's basically to equalize pressure when you open and close windows

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FYI- this is where some of the rattle you hear comes from, see the rub marks on my paint?
I didn't know it had some other function beside aesthetics. And yes, I remember I've read about that part making some rattle and guess what - I have rattle frome the exact same area. Probably that grill...

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Oil change and thermostat.. Car temp gauge reads a little bit left of 12 o'clock.. Wonder if that's ok?
Search how to unlock OBC, go to test 7.0 and get "live data" readout for coolant temp. If it's under 85-ish when fully warmed up, no, you are not OK.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:11 PM   #4903
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:26 PM   #4904
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I cut 1.5" off my sway bar endlinks and welded them together. No way I'm spending 100+ on adjustable endlinks
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #4905
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I cut 1.5" off my sway bar endlinks and welded them together. No way I'm spending 100+ on adjustable endlinks
Seriously? Lol wtf? Why didn't you just get the impala links for like 40$


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Old 10-15-2011, 02:17 PM   #4906
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I figured I couldn't go wrong. I've been driving w/o endlinks for like 3 months. My buddy works at an awning shop so he welded them for me. Free > $40. I'm gonna install them sometime this week to see how they work out
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #4907
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #4908
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Got my new pads on but I can't get the caliper bracket nuts off, there stuck on so tight. So I am probably going to have to pay someone to put the rotors on.

Does anyone have any advice??

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Old 10-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #4909
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Giving it TLC cause cooling system is leaking, Its gotta hold out one more week for going to shop it will get complete overhaul from Radiator to sensors. Also Had to replace the left front turn signal bulb today.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:31 PM   #4910
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Got my new pads on but I can't get the caliper bracket nuts off, there stuck on so tight. So I am probably going to have to pay someone to put the rotors on.

Does anyone have any advice??

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Old 10-15-2011, 04:57 PM   #4911
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I know they have one I have seen on tv its only around 80 bucks I think.

I might go check it out.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #4912
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #4913
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These things are beast to maintain I think I spend roughly 2-4k year in maintenance/repairs lol.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:48 PM   #4914
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I know they have one I have seen on tv its only around 80 bucks I think.

I might go check it out.
Fcuk impact guns. Best way is to go to a hardware store. Get a pipe about 1 1/2 feet long to go over your rachet. That will give you enough leverage to get it off. Kick it down if you have to.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:34 PM   #4915
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I just went to home depot and got a 18v ryobi impact gun

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Old 10-15-2011, 06:40 PM   #4916
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Fcuk impact guns. Best way is to go to a hardware store. Get a pipe about 1 1/2 feet long to go over your rachet. That will give you enough leverage to get it off. Kick it down if you have to.
Are you against air tools, easier and faster DIYs?? Haha.

I let her sit in the driveway all day, but my Bluetooth OBD scanner did come in. Tomorrow I'll be installing my new lower intake boot and brass bleeding screw for my upper coolant hose.

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:17 PM   #4917
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oil change, refilled coolant, and my god I detailed my car myself with Mr. Clean magic eraser, almost everything looks brand new. I have a beige interior so this made a world of difference. you have to be careful though you don't use it too much because it uses bleach and it can "white out" interior parts of your car if overused! But it looks fantastic it removed scratches and everything I thought I was stuck with in my e46. Now its looking clean for the ladies
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:20 PM   #4918
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Are you against air tools, easier and faster DIYs?? Haha.

I let her sit in the driveway all day, but my Bluetooth OBD scanner did come in. Tomorrow I'll be installing my new lower intake boot and brass bleeding screw for my upper coolant hose.

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No ****, having impact gun is so nice.....Ohh the oil bolt is really tight? really ok Here comes the impact - bam done.
Im all about working smart not hard lol
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #4919
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Did the VCG, VANOS seals, idler pulley and DISA valve.

Downside is the exhaust solenoid ended up failing coincidentally

Now gotta cough up ~$100 for a new one.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #4920
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oil change, refilled coolant, and my god I detailed my car myself with Mr. Clean magic eraser, almost everything looks brand new. I have a beige interior so this made a world of difference. you have to be careful though you don't use it too much because it uses bleach and it can "white out" interior parts of your car if overused! But it looks fantastic it removed scratches and everything I thought I was stuck with in my e46. Now its looking clean for the ladies
Oh ladies love the e46... Ive had several compliments. Keep it clean and good looking its great car. Makes good impression even though they are pretty old now. I think the E46 is timeless design personally.
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