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Old 06-10-2012, 07:52 PM   #10001
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You saw my wheels in person. So many crevices and bends, I even fit a sponge inside the rim.

It probably takes me as long to wash them as it takes me to do the rest of the car
Do you wax them, or do something else to keep them from getting dust buildup back on them, or make it easier to clean?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #10002
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Do you wax them, or do something else to keep them from getting dust buildup back on them, or make it easier to clean?
Nope. I know I can use spray on foam, but that would end up being a couple cans a week.

The car stops on a dime, just can't stand that the OE textars dust so much though.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #10003
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #10004
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Nope. I know I can use spray on foam, but that would end up being a couple cans a week.

The car stops on a dime, just can't stand that the OE textars dust so much though.
Try Akebono ceramic you'll never have to worry about dust again

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #10005
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #10006
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:55 PM   #10007
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #10008
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oil change, thermostat, built a short ram intake with a heat shield, painted my own m3 bumper, polished my headlights with Plastx, plastidip'd my trim pieces black, fell in love with it again.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:32 AM   #10009
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tried to get rid of the rust/soot on my exhaust tips. didnt work top is chrome, bottom is almost bronze.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #10010
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Washed and put the first coat of wax on it since I got her back from the body shop and man does it look good. Not to mention the feeling that I know the paint is safer now lol. So then I
changed the oil and the fuel filter.

Was gonna do the PS pump and o2 sensors but it was getting late and Idk how much time im gonna need.

Question on the PS pump. For us guys that have auto transmissions. Did you take your fan off to get to the tensioner you have to take off. I tried getting my hand in there and its a PITA I tried from the top and the bottom. It is deff at tight spot. Really thinking about doin a electrical fan swap.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #10011
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First new wheel pics. Fresh wash and took time to get a couple good shots of her.

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:36 AM   #10012
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LOL, on both accounts, and thanks on both accounts...

My budget is quite a bit less than $7500, I'm not even sure my ZHP is worth $7500...

The one I had about 10 years ago, I paid $800 for because the transfer case was stuck in neutral and it had been sitting for a year. An hour after towing it home, I had her going. I think I'd like to spend a lil more and get a fuel injected one this time...
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #10013
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #10014
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #10015
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Ordered OEM E46 M3: engine mounts, transmission mounts, RTABs, and pelicanparts limiters. $214 shipped. I decided against BMA because their brands were off. Their engine mounts for the M3 were Febi and the RTABs Meyle HD (Which I wouldn't mind but I just decided to go for OEM Lemforders) All the pricing was about the same anyway yet Pelican had limiters in stock! all in one order.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #10016
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Ordered OEM E46 M3: engine mounts, transmission mounts, RTABs, and pelicanparts limiters. $214 shipped. I decided against BMA because their brands were off. Their engine mounts for the M3 were Febi and the RTABs Meyle HD (Which I wouldn't mind but I just decided to go for OEM Lemforders) All the pricing was about the same anyway yet Pelican had limiters in stock! all in one order.
Nice list mango.

I got my M3 meyle HD RTABs and RSMs from BMA and bushing limiters from rmeuropean recently. Haven't got a chance to install them yet. If you install them before me, I would like to wait for a review.

As for my update. I am going to put the new fog light bulbs today. One of them is shot so I am digging through my parts bin to find a set of new fog light bulbs I bought from a forum member a long time ago .

Probably I will buy a set of jack stand and jack as well. I have to fix the front bumper that I yanked on the bumper stop in a parking lot a few weeks ago.
I have been avoiding to get jack stands because I don't have a garage and my apartment complex doesn't allow car work in the premise. But heck, its just a bumper and I am not going to do oil change, coolant flush or anything that is going to make a mess there.

May be do the RSMs too if I get too inspired. RTABs will have to wait for the tool though.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:45 AM   #10017
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #10018
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Gave her a much needed bath and good vacuuming. Plus testing out nite shades spray on the marker lights to see how dark it really is
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #10019
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:35 PM   #10020
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Removed the center console to vacuum underneath and clean the plastic piece around the handbrake. Still waiting on my parts to be delivered... should be here Thursday and if everything goes as planned will have it installed next Monday.
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