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Old 06-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #10101
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A/C belt tensioner pulley

$30.99 from Advance Auto. Paid too much, but it needed to be done.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #10102
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:08 PM   #10103
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trapped myself in a parking lot with speed bumps. I almost got stuck.
LOL. Problems like this are around the corner for me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #10104
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Valve cover gasket successfully replaced! First big DIY on this for me and it went well, 3 hours flat! Very good feeling old gasket was extremely brittle to lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:52 PM   #10105
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Filled her up with shell vpower.

Lets see what all the hype is about
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #10106
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Ok Here We Go

2001 BMW 330ci
1- windows tinted
2- scorpion back box
3- m3 wing mirrors with indicators
4- smoked front side repeaterst indicators
5- smoked LED rear light cluster
6- Matt black kidney grill
7- Private reg added with my name and carbon surrounds.
8- interior lights replaced with blue LED (car is topaz blue)
9- Clubsport ///M srot gear lever
10- Carbon fibre ///M handbrake handle
11 ///M Pedals
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thats it... flame away!!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:45 PM   #10107
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bought the oem 325Ci emblem for it today.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #10108
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Just purchased a window regulator for the passenger side, which means super fun awesome project time is just around the corner!
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #10109
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Just purchased a window regulator for the passenger side, which means super fun awesome project time is just around the corner!
I prefer the zip tie method if it's an option.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #10110
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I prefer the zip tie method if it's an option.
Honestly I read the zip tie method and don't believe that I have the skill to pull that off, nor do I have enough confidence in my mechanical ability to install a completely new regulator. Disassembly of a door has never been a problem for me, its putting the thing back together is where I have the problems. Unless I can find somebody in the area that wants to do the work for me (you will be paid), I am going to take it to a shop.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #10111
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It's not hard! I did mine in MAYBE 45 mins, it's a simple fix
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #10112
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Decided to throw the spacers on the rear... Good idea? I think so!
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #10113
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Ok Here We Go

2001 BMW 330ci
1- windows tinted
2- scorpion back box
3- m3 wing mirrors with indicators
4- smoked front side repeaterst indicators
5- smoked LED rear light cluster
6- Matt black kidney grill
7- Private reg added with my name and carbon surrounds.
8- interior lights replaced with blue LED (car is topaz blue)
9- Clubsport ///M srot gear lever
10- Carbon fibre ///M handbrake handle
11 ///M Pedals
12- K&n drop infilter



thats it... flame away!!!!
Haha I was gonna say don't overdue it! Have fun with it though!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #10114
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Finalized my complete cooling system overhaul. Ready for another 139K miles.

Total time spent working over three days was probably 6-7 hours while working as meticulously as possible and double and triple checking everything.

450 bucks well spent.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #10115
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Installed my new m3 style front bumper

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #10116
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Has anyone had an issue with the front turn signal bulb holders.. The lower connector has been completely worn away.

The bottom contact isn't even making a connection anymore. Throwing up bulb out lights.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #10117
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I sent my ZHP wheels to be powder-coated black, can't wait to mount them with new tires once I get them back!
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #10118
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Your fitment is off on that bumper.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #10119
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Used my new 6" orbital polishing machine. Polished that puppy up in half the time . Secret is to change microfiber pads frequently and let the machine do the work. Car is shining like a MOFO..... Waiting on my mirror mount for my V1 .. supposed to come today .
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #10120
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Has anyone had an issue with the front turn signal bulb holders.. The lower connector has been completely worn away.

The bottom contact isn't even making a connection anymore. Throwing up bulb out lights.
Yea, happens to me too. I just ordered a new pair of corner lights. I had them on the car for about 4 years. Sucks that they have go out to fast
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