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Old 07-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #10621
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took about an hour removing old power steering pump, waiting for new one to come in the mail.

What a very messy job it was.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #10622
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That's a really good drop, Tock.
Thanks guys!

My car is currently filthy and I am actually just about to go out and wash it. This is the only full I have as of yet, expect more shortly:



I also just had it aligned. Drives phenomenal.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #10623
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changed the rear rotors and pads...first time on ANY car lol. I'm really mechanically retarded so if I can do this, there's no reason anyone should paid $500 to have a shop changed it, that's how much I was quoted for having it changed. It took 3hrs total simply because I didn't know 1 bit of knowledge when I started, I even don't know where to put the jack at! . After this accomplishment, I think i'll go and look around see what I can DIY to save some $$ , thanks E46!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #10624
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #10625
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changed the rear rotors and pads...first time on ANY car lol. I'm really mechanically retarded so if I can do this, there's no reason anyone should paid $500 to have a shop changed it, that's how much I was quoted for having it changed. It took 3hrs total simply because I didn't know 1 bit of knowledge when I started, I even don't know where to put the jack at! . After this accomplishment, I think i'll go and look around see what I can DIY to save some $$ , thanks E46!
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #10626
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^ I spend about a week researching it on the DIY section since I had to wait for my parts to arrive, also check out some vids on Youtube as well since this is my first time ever doing a brake changed on any car, I wanted to know everything there is before doing the job. hardest part was getting the rotors of the hub, for me it took about 15min of whacking it with a hammer on each side till it came off, it WILL come off but damn my hand hurts afterward lol.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #10627
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #10628
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Looks good tock.

But less instagram pls, more natural pics
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #10629
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Just changed my rotors the back was a bizatch. I had to heat them with a torch and beat with a mallet forever. I released tension on the parking brake but that didn't help. Heat it up a few min then beat it. Don't release tension from the rotors on your parking brakes. Its a pain to get a flat head in the right place.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #10630
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Changed my rear M3 rotors to 2 preice floating oem cross drilled rotors today. 15-20 minutes per side. No issues at all.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #10631
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #10632
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Yeah for the experienced fanatics, it should only take about 20min each side, for me personally takes a lot longer but I love every seconds of it, especially that last turn to get that last bolt on the wheels, so satisfying haha
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #10633
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I agree. Some projects are more fun to take your time with. Do everything right and keep it all clean. No matter how long it takes at least you know you aren't getting ripped off by some hack mechanics or obscenely over priced dealer.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #10634
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Yeah once you got the tools ready and know the process its cake. OEM drool
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:56 AM   #10635
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Thanks guys!

My car is currently filthy and I am actually just about to go out and wash it. This is the only full I have as of yet, expect more shortly:

I also just had it aligned. Drives phenomenal.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #10636
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #10637
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Replaced both precat O2 sensors in 10 minutes, start to finish, Sunday evening while waiting for the grill to heat up. Man, I wish all O2 sensors were that easy to replace!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #10638
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Hmm that's weird, now that I start my car today my ac fan works lol, it was only blowing at one speed
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #10639
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:46 PM   #10640
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Drove my girlfriend to the airport in it. (Read: Temporarily I have two cars, so I can pull one of them apart.) Bought a nice big fan to make working in the garage realistic, then did the VCG, water pump, and VANOS seals. Fuel pump next time the gas tank gets low.
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