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Old 02-19-2012, 05:43 AM   #6921
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the eng/trans/SC is all installed in the wagon...need to mount the exhaust to the headers and plug in the O2s and I will be done under the car

up top, I need the DME from ESS, fill the oil, fill the coolent for the engine and the SC cooler, I am waiting for a new valve cover...I cracked this one (minor and you cant see it, but I am freaking nuts about everything being 100%), I need a new high pitch horn (stopped working while at the painters - tested and known dead - I wonder how a horn just stops working???)

I will need to get an alignment since I had the suspension and steering parts off the car

I will say this again - taking the engine out the bottom and re-installing it that way has been a dream compared to wrestling it out the top

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:45 AM   #6922
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Found out that my rattling/thud noises from the back are both my trays in the trunk. I put in new clips for them but they still make the noise, I might just not put them back in at all.

Also, cleared my airbag light yesterday and it did stay off.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #6923
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Washed it and put in new headlight-bulbs.
Next on the list: New license plate lights, fix the not-working rear-wiper, might put in some clear blinker-lights. Oh, and need to clear the airbag-light. Enough to do
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #6924
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #6925
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #6926
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #6927
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Cooling system and lower control arm bushing/alignment.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #6928
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #6929
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New OEM rear struts (one was leaking fluid) and thermostat (temp gauge stayed on cold)
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Replaced driver's side FCA and FCAB after hearing a noise the past few days. Noise is still present, not sure what it is
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #6931
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Cooling system and lower control arm bushing/alignment.
. Dude you can easily buy all the parts for under 1k and do all the work yourself.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #6932
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Decided to take the plates off the front.
Did you get the delete strip or just took the plates off? Kinda hard to see in your pic.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #6933
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. Dude you can easily buy all the parts for under 1k and do all the work yourself.
My cooling system was $400...
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #6934
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. Dude you can easily buy all the parts for under 1k and do all the work yourself.
Cant do it myself, It wont be 2k its lil over estimate but It will be roughly close.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #6935
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #6936
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #6937
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Did you get the delete strip or just took the plates off? Kinda hard to see in your pic.
Just the plates, I filled the holes with the paint so holes hard to see.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:47 PM   #6938
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #6939
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #6940
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Gave my 325Ci a bath and detailing. Orbital polishing, nano sealer, butter wax.....parked her in the garage since it rained all day. Next weekend, belts, pully, tensioner, OFHG and coolant flush......then a nice long drive!
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