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Old 07-17-2012, 12:02 AM   #10861
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #10862
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #10863
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #10864
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I aired up my tires. They were all at 22psi

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #10865
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I dropped it off at the shop for new window regulator, water pump, and oil grommets..
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #10866
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:20 AM   #10867
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I wish I had the time and skill...im sort of a mental midget when it comes to working on mechanical issues like this. Main issue with the regulator is putting the door back together . I am DIYing my interior though (CF wrap), and also did DIY on turn signals and tail lights (I know these are easy things but its a start).
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #10868
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I frequently bring my buddy on base to surf here because we have some of the best waves in SoCal, but I had to put his board inside my car, which was getting a bit of sand and salt water on her seats.

This will fix that.

Also am spending a few hours today figuring out what to get for a suspension refresh and whether I need a fuel pump or not.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #10869
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Just replaced my fuel pump, F.P. Relay, and replaced the front window cowl last night Car looks and runs like a champ!! I have to admit that replacing my fuel pump got rid of the hesitation on hot days driving in the city, and it seems the throttle response is better, Now just waiting for my intake boots (Upper and Lower) to come in so I can replace those
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #10870
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #10871
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Should help the can't-fully-use-first-gear problem a bit.

For the Z, not E46, but I run the same awesome tires on my E46, albeit in slightly thinner size.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:37 AM   #10872
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Hey man, I am doing the same thing soon and my parts bin looks exactly like that haha.... Have you heard any bad things about Beisan Systems vanos repair kit? I've heard people going with DRVANOS instead, but I really don't wanna spend the $250+$150 core charge they charge...


Also, what parts are you missing from that pic? Looks like you have everything needed for VCG and VANOS... Maybe ur replacing the bolts too? Do the bolts usually break-I've heard of this happening.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #10873
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I replaced everything when i did my Vanos with the Besian kit, I didnt want to have to deal with broken bolts, and I figured if i spent the extra 30 for the other parts, i wouldnt have to worry about replacing them later on. I also changed my plugs and wires when I was doing my Vanos. Just remember that if you use a little bit of RTV to hold the vcg in place, make sure you let it sit for like atleast 12hrs to let the silicone cure and dry before you drive it
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #10874
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #10875
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I dropped it off at the shop for new window regulator, water pump, and oil grommets..
just got the call from the shop $366.60 was the bill, plus I need some work in the engine oil department: Valve cover gasket, engine pressure wash, and new vacuum line for $290 installed plus new oil line for $56 installed. Does this sound right?
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:53 AM   #10876
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #10877
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #10878
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I replaced everything when i did my Vanos with the Besian kit, I didnt want to have to deal with broken bolts, and I figured if i spent the extra 30 for the other parts, i wouldnt have to worry about replacing them later on. I also changed my plugs and wires when I was doing my Vanos. Just remember that if you use a little bit of RTV to hold the vcg in place, make sure you let it sit for like atleast 12hrs to let the silicone cure and dry before you drive it
Mango recommended to me that I do the oil line along with the 4 crush washers when in there doing vanos.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #10879
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Mango recommended to me that I do the oil line along with the 4 crush washers when in there doing vanos.
....especially if you're also going to do the OFHG. Look like a chore to get the VANOS oil line off with the OFH in place.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #10880
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....especially if you're also going to do the OFHG. Look like a chore to get the VANOS oil line off with the OFH in place.
Yep it's a dirty messy chore. Better to only get dirty once. (in the context of cars, of course)
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