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Old 11-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #5321
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Got my replacement clear corners in the mail, installed em, as well as LED amber turn signals all around.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #5322
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Pulled my center console out and plastidipped it, that **** is awesome! I highly recommend it before you decide to drop the money for a new one. 6$ a can, can't beat it. Mine is drying right now, but it looks brand new perfect.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:46 PM   #5323
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #5324
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I painted my console yesterday....looks good...but its too shiny (i used flat paint and clear and the clear made it shiny)

Also today i did the DIY $5 clutch stop.......SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!
I didnt realize how much of a difference it would make.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:58 PM   #5325
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Got my new headlight lenses, and replaced those last night, along with the license plate bulb. Tonight - oil, filter, air filter, cabin microfilter, horn relay, and fuel filter (if it arrived).

Sending turn signal lenses back to Pelican (almost a year after I got them!) and ordering the right ones next. :-)
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #5326
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Ordered Beisan duel vanos anti-rattle kit for Sally-Sue, she's developed a rattle at 330,000 miles. I'll get to it after the Thanksgiving Holiday...
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:20 PM   #5327
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installed my new sticker

ha ha!
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:25 AM   #5328
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Today, I have adjusted the height of my car, switched to winter tires, filled in a stronger mix of coolant so it can withstand up to minus 25. Taking out my Velour mats and installed rubber mats! Now I'm ready for the heavy winter in nothern Norway!

Have also changed the chrome lists around the windows to oem shadowline, and oem tinted windows So happy I got ahold of an crashed E46 with great parts on. Saved alot of money.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:13 AM   #5329
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Used a a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean the filthy interior. Let me tell you how amazed I am at how well it worked. The doors were the most impressive. The magic eraser took off all the black marks from dirt and grime, the most notable was around the door handles (which were black) and at the top of the panel near the window which was also black.

I really wish I had taken before and after pictures now, but I had no motivation to photograph my nasty interior.

It also worked well with the dirty steering wheel, buttons, and even the cabin light is shiny new looking.
What color is your interior. Don't the magic erasers have bleach in them?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:15 AM   #5330
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installed my new sticker

ha ha!
Not gonna lie, that thing freaked me out a little bit when i reliazed what it was. Why is he laughing at him? Kind of cruel imo.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:42 AM   #5331
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Not gonna lie, that thing freaked me out a little bit when i reliazed what it was. Why is he laughing at him? Kind of cruel imo.

I'm also laughing, the biggest dictator in businesses is dead.

Oh, my ad some with did you do in the same time.
Removed the Grill and Blacked it out, new numberplate holder, led numberplate lights, added chrome rings to the instrument cluster. And ordered a bunch of other stuffs.

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Old 11-18-2011, 05:56 AM   #5332
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I hit it a boot right up the arse (ass if ure in the states) 'cause I'm fcuking sick trying to get my headlights back to norm. after hitting a deer a month or so ago.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:32 AM   #5333
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installed my new sticker

ha ha!
Sad a person died, but funny sticker lol.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:30 AM   #5334
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What color is your interior. Don't the magic erasers have bleach in them?
My interior is Beige. I don't think they do have bleach and I didn't have any color distortion issues.

I have since read that you are not supposed to use these on leather.. but the instructions say they can be used on leather (specifically leather athletic shoes). I may have been wrong to do it, but the result are nice..
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:58 AM   #5335
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Just bought a set of style fives and tires. Straight... flushed.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:56 PM   #5336
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Installed new rear shock mounts and a new final stage resistor yesterday. Fan now works properly and handling is slightly more secure.

Front sway bar end links today!

All OEM parts if anyone cares to know . . .
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #5337
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Having supports welded on the trunk sheet metal to support the BSW sub box, since I noticed a tear starting to form on one of the sides the metal support goes into. Also getting a key cut by the same place to complete my diamond key retrofit from the old style BMW keys.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #5338
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Gave the car a much needed bath today.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #5339
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Got my winter wheels and tires on.. But found a torn cv boot.. Go figure.

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Old 11-18-2011, 08:15 PM   #5340
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