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Old 10-03-2010, 07:02 PM   #1001
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Removed my MAF looked at it cleaned it. Installed MAF. Started Car and listened to it DIE! Unplugged MAF. Found a new part---> Hydrocarbon detector. Looked it up to see what it does and put it back.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #1002
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Tinted the windows.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:23 PM   #1003
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Did a coolant system bleed and luckily I don't have any leaks, it was a good day. I also filled up the tires to the normal psi

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:56 AM   #1004
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Gave it a 2-day rest (drove the Tbird to work), and changed the front floor mats to all weather mats.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:58 AM   #1005
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This past Saturday: Replaced my fuel filter and replaced both exhaust flanges/gaskets that mate headers to TSE3. Had a terrible exhaust leak. The fuel that emptied out the old fuel filter was cruddy black! Look as if it was very rich 2-cycle mix with deposits. The following night had a huge pounding headache from fuel vapor inhalation.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:09 AM   #1006
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Over the last couple of weeks:
FCABS
Air conditioning compressor
Fuel pump, fuel level sensor & fuel filter
Changed trans fluid & filter
Changed rear end fluid
Had sub frame inspection (passed)
AE's
Waiting on my smoked led brake lights

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Old 10-04-2010, 03:12 PM   #1007
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Just got finished installing a full set of Tokico HP struts and shocks....
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:35 AM   #1008
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installed the M3 trunk lip spoiler
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:44 PM   #1009
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didn't do it today.. but over the past weekend completed the steptronic paddle-shift retrofit and installed an alcantara wrapped smg wheel.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:53 PM   #1010
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Got CABs pressed into their respective lollipops. Yesterday I removed CA's and CABs. Tonight everything goes back on.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:27 PM   #1011
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a new clutch, with all oil seals
uuc trans mounts, all new bushing, and teflon bushing for selector rod.
the shifter fell better then new one
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:54 PM   #1012
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Just finishing up the ICV and wouldn't you know it I dropped the very last torx head bolt and had to listen to the pa-chin-ko like music as it bounced it's way down to rest in the belly pan

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:50 PM   #1013
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I purchased my new rear shocks & Meyle mounts and washed her!
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:01 PM   #1014
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i emailed..then called the "specialist" working on my car since the deer strike 3 months ago, for the tenth inquiry! oh it might be done today ! yea ZHP now to get the inspection before time is up !
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:31 PM   #1015
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Put on 4 new tires and ordered parts to replace the cowl and the rear vent window trim/belt molding that have dry rotted.

The plastic and rubber that BMW uses is terrible.

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Old 10-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #1016
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got it registered
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:38 PM   #1017
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Recently ...

replaced FCAB (Meyle HD)
complete cooling system overhaul
Removed drivers window regulator and tightened everything up. Added zip-tie as well (preventative)

Today ...

Replaced my swaybar endlinks ... WOW, what a difference for $40.00!
"Re-seated" the above mentioned window (read this link)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=421824
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:49 PM   #1018
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New expansion tank n rad my expansion tank busted on the highway yesterday
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #1019
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replaced worn roundels with b/w ones.actually trunk piece is still good
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:23 PM   #1020
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Washed it, after almost a month of on and off rain. Cleaned a bit of the garage for her to hibernate from winter in 2 weeks
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