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Old 07-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #11101
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Once again, I refrained from pushing the car over a cliff
Lets do it together. both our cars. lol.

Haven't had a chance to install the RTABs and RSMs for almost a month now. They are sitting under the table staring at me.

And now just got tracking number for CCV and OFHG from fedex.

Also looks like I am doing VCG again, I think the one done a couple of months ago wasn't sealed properly.

I have a box full of parts that needs to be changed, and no time.

Why not there be a single month that I don't have to change something
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #11102
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Same here, but I ended up getting Michelin PSII's instead. How many miles did you get out of your set? My fronts have plenty of tread, but my rears are at their wear bars w/ a little over 9,000 miles.
9k Miles seems a little soon, but BMWs suggested alignment specifications are definitely the reason why the rear always wear faster than the fronts. I corded my rear Conti's and had tons of tread left on the front. So much that I kept the fronts.

I picked up a set of V12s back in may. They're already down to 60% rear and 90% front.

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Yup!

I was really surprised that only 5 miles in the revs were a lot easier and spunkier. I will reset my adaptations with PA Soft tomorrow and I have to order a new air filter as well.
Wait, I thought you couldn't reset your adaptations with PA Soft???
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #11103
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Wait, I thought you couldn't reset your adaptations with PA Soft???
I would also like to know how this is done.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #11104
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #11105
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I would also like to know how this is done.
You can reset adaptions. Ive done it on my pa soft. What does reseting adaptions do anyways?
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #11106
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@ Midnight I passed along my zhp to its new owner. His name is Jay and he lives in Morris CT. Far away from me so the chances of me seeing it ever again are slim to none. Great times had in it, I got to take it down to NC one last time to pick up the M5. Enjoyed every minute of owner ship and I am glad this vehicle brought back my passion for BMWs.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #11107
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #11108
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Gave the car a wash.

How does one get the bugs out of the radiator? Is it ok to gentle spray with hose?
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #11109
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Gave the car a wash.

How does one get the bugs out of the radiator? Is it ok to gentle spray with hose?
you mean condensor? i powerblast it with high pressure water
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:54 PM   #11110
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Lol, or concerned, thinking you just money shifted
My exhaust is pretty quiet when cruising, but once I step on it and get past 4k it screams.

I had a chick give me the finger because I passed by at WOT and her windows were down. Took me a few minutes to realize why she did that..
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #11111
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I had a chick give me the finger because I passed by at WOT and her windows were down. Took me a few minutes to realize why she did that..
I was there for that
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #11112
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My exhaust is pretty quiet when cruising, but once I step on it and get past 4k it screams.

I had a chick give me the finger because I passed by at WOT and her windows were down. Took me a few minutes to realize why she did that..

I did this once in my ranger, had to stop because I shattered a window... 4 banger with a glasspack, who knew. Lol.

On a lighter note:

Can vanos seals cause misfires and an engine light?
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #11113
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You can reset adaptions. Ive done it on my pa soft. What does reseting adaptions do anyways?
You can't reset adaptations with PA Soft.

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I was there for that
Truth be told, I'd probably still be confused if you hadn't said anything.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #11114
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You can't reset adaptations with PA Soft.
You can reset the DME adaptations. Not sure if fuel trim and all can be reset too. But DME, definitely yes.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #11115
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #11116
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you mean condensor? i powerblast it with high pressure water



Thanks mango! So how do you do that? Because I kneel down and look at the condenser and I see tons of bugs/leaves/dirt etc.... Just spray it and it should be good to go? Will water drain out of the engine splash guard if water leaks on top?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #11117
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #11118
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You can reset the DME adaptations. Not sure if fuel trim and all can be reset too. But DME, definitely yes.
Can you post up a screenshot?

I know you can realign the DME with the EWS.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #11119
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Ordered new struts, shocks, and mounts.
And both RTABS for each side 4 total.

Picking them up tomorrow, and then install.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #11120
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Put on my apex 75mm race studs, for my 10mm hubcentric spacers (all the way around, 15s in the front are needed:/) then to go along with the studs and spacers, got to slap on my varrstoen vt48mm neo chrome lug nits! And some carbon fiber splitters productive day!
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