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Old 08-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #11781
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Installed my ZHP shift knob and Euro tray / cupholder delete.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #11782
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Let her rest & took the girlfriend's Jeep to see Incubus last night. Next week I'll start my interior, which includes finishing my trim & and then starting the two-tone. Exccccccccited!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:30 AM   #11783
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Installed my ZHP shift knob and Euro tray / cupholder delete.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #11784
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Replaced my hood roundel, since the old one was faded and chipped.

Installed 80% of my Khoalty Interior LED Kit. I got the 12 LED panel for the dome light, holly **** that thing is bright. I love it.
I only have a few more to swap and i'll be done with that.

Installed Khoalty LED License Plate Lights.

And lastly I installed Khoalty Amber LED Side-Marker Lights.
I'm going to order some clear side markers soon.

I finished installing the rest of the Khoalty interior LED's and found out I need a resistor. I ordered one from Khoalty but was board and went to radio shack and picked one up... I love this mod, the lighting in the interior now is AMAZING. Love the brightness and color... Now I wish I didn't have Tan interior

I received my OEM alarm and I installed the tilt and ultrasonic sensors, now I just need to install the Siren. I'll also activate it once my diagnostic adapter thing arrives from China.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #11785
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But I did adjust the little buffer stoppers on my trunk so now my trunk actually pops open when I hit the remote instead of just sitting there.
I didn't know this was an option

I know what I'll be doing today haha
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:08 AM   #11786
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Went to the car doctor for a check up(Emissions Testing), passed w/ flying colors. I'm good for another 2 years
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #11787
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Started on Vanos Seals replacement

Pulled the valve cover and Vanos unit off last night; will do the seals tonight and reinstall. Super clean inside! Pics coming later. 145k miles, looks to be original seals (no wrench marks on piston housings for vanos)
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #11788
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Ordered one new rear Bilstein Sport shock from Cmuzyy. One of mine is making noises at 26k miles/2 years. It's being replaced under warranty. No leaks... just a metallic clanking sound over bumps. And I verified the Meyle HD mounts are in superb (new) condition. (installed at same time as the shocks)
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #11789
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Pulled the valve cover and Vanos unit off last night; will do the seals tonight and reinstall. Super clean inside! Pics coming later. 145k miles, looks to be original seals (no wrench marks on piston housings for vanos)
If the work is carefully performed, there won't be any wrench marks. But I doubt anyone but an E46Fanatic is touching the vanos seals anyway
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #11790
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I didn't know this was an option

I know what I'll be doing today haha
It takes like 30 seconds. Just loosen them a little bit.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #11791
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #11792
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It takes like 30 seconds. Just loosen them a little bit.
Those little rubber pieces that sit on a screw?

Edit: I think I just need knew struts

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #11793
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Heard a horrible chattering noise coming from my front brakes..

Doesn't look like there's any pad left, but the idiot light never came on. Looks like I'm doing brakes soon.

Edit: ok, nevermind. There's a ton of life left in the pads/rotor. What would cause chattering?

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #11794
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Replaced my damaged hardtop with another one...picked it up just now....
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #11795
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Front wheel bearings, brake pads...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #11796
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Considered washing it, but, ISSAC is coming!

So I didn't...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #11797
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #11798
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^ how could you tell they were done? Noise? I had a car before with bad wheel bearings, it was semi-noisy. Not sure if I'd ever hear the BMW tho between the padding and the exhaust...

I'm at 115k on original's, put 19's on about a year ago, lowered her (a whopping 1/2") about 3 months ago...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #11799
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For the first time since I've owned the car (1.5 years), I have a functional windshield washer system. Car had a CF hood when I bought it with no nozzles or hose through the hood. Replaced the hood about 2 months ago and kept looking for used nozzles with no luck. Fixed now. Oh, and I replaced the airplane gas mask (sunroof motor cover) that would fall on any good bump.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #11800
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