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Old 09-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #12061
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:58 PM   #12062
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Today i pulled up too far in a parking spot and demolished my csl carbon fiber lip. Anyone know if its true that the only lips that will fit the corsteiner v-csl bumper are the ones vorsteiner makes? I need something to replace it, 1 or 2 piece
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #12063
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Today i pulled up too far in a parking spot and demolished my csl carbon fiber lip. Anyone know if its true that the only lips that will fit the corsteiner v-csl bumper are the ones vorsteiner makes? I need something to replace it, 1 or 2 piece

Sorry to hear, did it also break the plastic that the Splitter attaches to.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #12064
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Sorry to hear, did it also break the plastic that the Splitter attaches to.
I hope not, havent been able to access the damage casue im at work. Im really just tryin to find out if its really true that the vorsteiner lip is the only one that will fit cause i have the vorsteiner bumper. I dont want to pay $590 for a replacement. Id rather get the 2 piece on Ebay for $100
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #12065
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I hope not, havent been able to access the damage casue im at work. Im really just tryin to find out if its really true that the vorsteiner lip is the only one that will fit cause i have the vorsteiner bumper. I dont want to pay $590 for a replacement. Id rather get the 2 piece on Ebay for $100
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #12066
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #12067
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so in the past week I've --

replaced a/c blower motor
replaced the valve cover gasket and seals
replaced spark plugs
replaced spark plug boots
replaced FSR
recharged A/C with some R134a
oil and filter change

Prior to that, I took it to the shop and they:

replaced upper and lower ball joints (both sides)
control arm bushings (both sides)
tie rod ends (both sides)
4 new tires
alignment
I paid 1 hour labor and brought the parts for an entire brake job.
Akebono Pads
Rotors
Sensors

I think that's it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:46 PM   #12068
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:21 PM   #12069
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #12070
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #12071
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So you polished your knob?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #12072
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So you polished your knob?
Wait....no pics thank you.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #12073
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Not today, but the last four days I've been working a lot on her...

1. Clay, Polish and Wax
2. Replace some old fuel lines.
3. Oil change.
4. Clean engine bay
5. and the most important part of the long weekend project... Bi-Color door panels.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:53 PM   #12074
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I need to find a new wood shift knob, mine has cracks...Anyone know where to get one besides the dealer?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:59 AM   #12075
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I can sell you one, make an offer.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #12076
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Not today, but the last four days I've been working a lot on her...

1. Clay, Polish and Wax
2. Replace some old fuel lines.
3. Oil change.
4. Clean engine bay
5. and the most important part of the long weekend project... Bi-Color door panels.
What did you use to white out the plastic trim on the front bumper?
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #12077
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Completely forgot to post what I actually did today.

Today, I watched my e46 get a nice interior and exterior detailing. I also watched my new set of M68s get a thorough cleansing.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #12078
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Completely forgot to post what I actually did today.

Today, I watched my e46 get a nice interior and exterior detailing. I also watched my new set of M68s get a thorough cleansing.
Jelly. So, so jelly.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:42 AM   #12079
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Don't get too excited, they're 'new to me.'
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:56 AM   #12080
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Don't get too excited, they're 'new to me.'
Having two 80's Rolls' in the garage makes "new to me" just as good as "new" once you are force-learned the techniques of refinishing by maintenance monsters.



But then, at the height of your euphoria inspired by your newfound abilities, the obsession manifests itself, and you start tearing out your interior because when running literally three wires for your meth kit under the door sills you found some scratched plastic and embarked on a plastics refinishing conquest, "because I was in there anyway." Yes, that is the center console chilling on the engine covers. And that's the story of how I met your, er, what I did to my E46 today.



I mean... I would love some M68's. If they're not special enough to you, I'm sure I know of someone who would like them....

PO curbed my style 45's. Bought some "lab metal" and used it to fill in the scrapes. It's lasted through three tire mountings.
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