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Old 08-02-2012, 10:13 PM   #11281
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Lol yeah. I've opened and closed it countless times but never paid attention to the fact that it was actually a button as well.
Haha wow. Well now you know buddy!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #11282
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Feel like such a retard but after over two years of ownership I finally realized how to do this. I never really thought of it till the other day when I saw another post somewhere here. I'd kick myself in the a$$ if I were flexible enough.
Just went to try this for myself...
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #11283
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #11284
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #11285
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #11286
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Just put the top sticker on the white part that was already cracked.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #11287
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your sunroof is button as well???

Anyways, 15mm spacers installed on my stock xi suspension Looks pretty good IMHO. Will post pics tomorrow.
No the slider mecahnism that opens and closes the sunroof is actually a button too. You just depress where the dimple is in the middle and the sunroof tilts up.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:21 PM   #11288
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coded my car to unlock both doors with 1 click of the key fob unlock button. So much more convenient
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:58 PM   #11289
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #11290
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your sunroof is button as well???

Anyways, 15mm spacers installed on my stock xi suspension Looks pretty good IMHO. Will post pics tomorrow.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #11291
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No the slider mecahnism that opens and closes the sunroof is actually a button too. You just depress where the dimple is in the middle and the sunroof tilts up.
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No the slider mecahnism that opens and closes the sunroof is actually a button too. You just depress where the dimple is in the middle and the sunroof tilts up.
lol oh, so you're saying the button's a button? just teasin ya! We all have those moments

fwiw, click back for auto open, click forward for auto close, and click forward again for auto-tilt

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #11292
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #11293
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Alrighty, it took about four hours taking my sweet time to do the seals. I know second time around it will be sub-three hours.

Here is what I notice already after 5 miles driving around my neighborhood.

- Quieter start-up (deepness in the exhaust went down a bit)
- Idle on first start was holding 1,000 rpm for thirty seconds then held a nice smooth idle at 700 rpm
- When braking, the rpm was staying low
- When in park, revving up a bit and letting go of the gas, the needle did not jump back up. It dropped quick, and slowly went to idle. Not a sharp drop with a bounce back off the 500 rpm mark
- On my way back home and the car being warmed up fully I gave it some decent amount of gas. The rpm went to 4000 rpm very quickly with zero lag, super smoothness and less resistance.
- The pistons with the old seals were floating around so much in the vanos unit. With the beisan systems they were in there firm with zero play


I HIGHLY suggest that you all do your seals if you have not. Shipping was extremely quick for an incredible product.

Few quick tips is to have a lot of towels ready, you will be basically have oil covered hands the entire time. Buy new vanos bolts, all gaskets, everything that was mention on the site for the job. The vanos unit will be packed with oil, so once you have it covered in a bag to put it down try to have maybe a cooking tray that's 2" deep to put the vanos in so all of the oil can get off.

















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Old 08-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #11294
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I looked at it with shame out of my office window knowing that it would be atleast another day before I could have a chance to wash it.... Unless I can find a well lit car wash for when I get off work at 11:00PM....(started at 7AM)....I hate fridays
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #11295
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #11296
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #11297
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #11298
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #11299
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Super bright one is from last night :pimp:

Disabled the drls as well

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #11300
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I hit a canyon after a 45mile highway break-in, and I notice the car understeers LESS now, and turn-in, and general steering seems to be more responsive.

Installed EE projectors. The cutoff is really nice. I now have become obsessed with getting the adjustment just right, will have to wait until nightfall.

Replaced the CSL bumper for an m3 style bumper.

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