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Old 09-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #12361
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My new intake tubes are in. the old ones surprisingly were bad. Also removed and cleaned the DISA, ICV, and throtle bore. Very simple except that the head of the nut to loosen my lower boot clamp were facing down; this made it a pain in the PITA to remove... just cut it out the way. Also, install the clamp facing up the next time around.
Did you clean your throttle body, my car is throwing an eml light every few drives and i think its either that or the TPS, if so did you remove it to clean it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #12362
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:11 AM   #12363
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:12 AM   #12364
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #12365
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Did you clean your throttle body, my car is throwing an eml light every few drives and i think its either that or the TPS, if so did you remove it to clean it.
I had that issue on my previous 323. I read that cleaning the throttle body might clear it up. Thankfully after I cleaned it out, the eml light didn't come back. I didn't remove the throttle body though. I just used some brake cleaner and paper towels. Cleaned it out as much as I could without removing it. So much dirty crap came out though, so it must have been that.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #12366
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I had that issue on my previous 323. I read that cleaning the throttle body might clear it up. Thankfully after I cleaned it out, the eml light didn't come back. I didn't remove the throttle body though. I just used some brake cleaner and paper towels. Cleaned it out as much as I could without removing it. So much dirty crap came out though, so it must have been that.
Always always always ALWAYS remove the throttle body to clean it. If you're to the point where you can reach the front, it's just 5 screws and it pops right off. The back tends to get fouled up much more than the front. Just did this for a neighbor yesterday as a courtesy cause he had asked me to replace his intake boots.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #12367
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Worked just fine the way I did it. And never got the eml light again until I traded it in. Oh well.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #12368
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Did you clean your throttle body, my car is throwing an eml light every few drives and i think its either that or the TPS, if so did you remove it to clean it.
Clean the throttle body and ICV and you'll be fine. I did this months ago on my car because it was going into limp mode and it's been fine ever seen. Probably a good time to replace the throttle body gasket and check to see if your CCV is in good shape too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:17 AM   #12369
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Finally got around to doing my final stage resistor - for some reason, I just never enjoy working on the inside of the car so I had been putting it off until now that I need heat.

Then followed up with wash, polish & wax - which is when I discovered my first small bit of rust beginning to form on the drivers side rear door frame .
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #12370
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Just blew nearly $1250 (it will be more than that when shipping is added) on clutch parts plus rear-main seal...

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #12371
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Don't feel bad. Spent $2000 on my clutch, slave cylinder, RMS. I wish now that I had attempted to DIY but I just didn't feel at the time that I could do it safely.

$1250 does seem like a lot for parts - aftermarket?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #12372
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #12373
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Possibly, but don't go overboard - 5mm ideally, no more than 10mm
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #12374
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Worked just fine the way I did it. And never got the eml light again until I traded it in. Oh well.
Of course it'll work "fine." I didn't remove and clean the throttle body due to any light, but just because it's the proper way to do it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #12375
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Don't feel bad. Spent $2000 on my clutch, slave cylinder, RMS. I wish now that I had attempted to DIY but I just didn't feel at the time that I could do it safely.

$1250 does seem like a lot for parts - aftermarket?
OEM, bmwmercedesparts.com is where I buy all of my parts (unless I forgot something and have to pay full price at the local stealership). Some people have had issues with them, but for the most part I have not. A couple of orders back never got filled and when I called to ask what the hold up was they were very apologetic and it was early enough in the day that they sent it overnight (saturday deliver) to my door... It was nothing time-sensitive, but wow, I was impressed...

From my research, "lightened" flywheels seem to only make the new clutch wear out quicker. My car is a daily driver so OEM will hopefully give me another 115,000 miles. I looked for Luk or Sachs online but its difficult to find the correct clutch kit for 6-speeds for some reason and when I would find them, they were over bmwmercedesparts.com's $325.XX price...

I have replaced two other clutches, and am fairly mechanically inclined, so I'll be doing the labor myself...
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:04 PM   #12376
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OEM, bmwmercedesparts.com is where I buy all of my parts (unless I forgot something and have to pay full price at the local stealership). Some people have had issues with them, but for the most part I have not. A couple of orders back never got filled and when I called to ask what the hold up was they were very apologetic and it was early enough in the day that they sent it overnight (saturday deliver) to my door... It was nothing time-sensitive, but wow, I was impressed...

From my research, "lightened" flywheels seem to only make the new clutch wear out quicker. My car is a daily driver so OEM will hopefully give me another 115,000 miles. I looked for Luk or Sachs online but its difficult to find the correct clutch kit for 6-speeds for some reason and when I would find them, they were over bmwmercedesparts.com's $325.XX price...

I have replaced two other clutches, and am fairly mechanically inclined, so I'll be doing the labor myself...
BMWmercedesparts doesn't sell OEM parts.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #12377
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #12378
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^ the back of your car is missing in pic #3
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #12379
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^ the back of your car is missing in pic #3
Yup, trying to hide my plates. lol.
Well, I was trying to get a good angle on the trees and the back of the car went missing.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:13 PM   #12380
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I still don't understand the point of hiding your plates when taking pictures. You drive around with them in plain sight all day long. What can someone do with a picture of your plates? (not being argumentative either, I genuinely dont see the point)
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