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Old 10-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #12901
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You could have just unplugged the coil pox 1 by 1 to see any difference in performance
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #12902
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Water pump.

Going to go replace my water pump and windshield washer fluid pump : )
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #12903
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I was always told to swap the bad coil to another cylinder and see if the misfire follows it to the other cylinder which in this case it did pretty quickly. This would also explain my intermittent hesitation I've been suffering from too.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #12904
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my coil pack died today
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #12905
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Anyone can HELP i just put a NEW power steering pump in and fluids in their i drove with out it for a longgggg time nowwww when i turn this moaning sounds coming what do u guys think it is i need to fix it ASAP dont want my pump to mess up the car has 174200 miless
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:04 PM   #12906
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Going to go replace my water pump and windshield washer fluid pump : )
I assume you didn't get the parts from Momentum?
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #12907
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Me too..I replaced mine about 5 years ago.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #12908
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #12909
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Got underneath it to replace the inner control arm balljoints (bolted to the subframe and easily replaceable on the XI) when I realized that they tore because the bushings were completely and totally destroyed. So, placed an order with Powerflex. The RTABs should probably be done too, but oh man, I'm beat.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #12910
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Seems like my vcg leak is gone. Drove her today having some fun.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #12911
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Drive my 330Ci with the top down through Vegas... averaging 28 MPG after VCG and VANOS seal replacement. ;0)
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #12912
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #12913
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Found out my HK tweeters are totally shot. I can't hear it though. Only found it while looking for a rattle in the door panels. **** they are expensive. Anyone know how the Bavarian Soundwerks tweeters sound? They are supposed to be an upgrade but they are cheaper than 2 tweeters.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #12914
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FYI save the money on shipping and buy the coolant from your local dealer, I just got a gallon for 18$, so from wherever that list is from your overpaying AND adding a lot of weight which will bump up your shipping costs
It was free shipping on all of this...
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #12915
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Forget those brakes. Don't buy brakes on ebay.
So I made a huge mistake?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #12916
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Why u say this?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:15 PM   #12917
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I got run into the jersey barrier on Meadowbrook pkwy on Long Island by a couple kids racing. I think I bent both front and rear drivers side wheels (they are all rashed up), or messed something up front in the suspension. Car shakes at 40 mph, and pulls to the left pretty bad.The whole thing just sucks.. I finally got the car running perfect (just spent $2,700 couple months ago going over everything) looking the way I wanted,and now this happens..
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:36 AM   #12918
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Why u say this?
Because you don't know who made them. I wouldn't cheap out on something like rotors. If they are forged poorly then they are dangerous. They will crack under repeated braking (heating) and cooling. Then you hit the car in front of you at 70 mph off the interstate ramp. At least get a brand so you can sue someone when they fail hahaha.

Just read the Ebay pic. You got cross drilled/slotted. That means the rotors are going to be further weakened even more than the lower quality metal would have done. I wouldn't use these. $200 for 4 rotors and pads is way too cheap. Hell, my Grand Cherokee fronts only were $300 (though those are bigger than our 330 brakes). Get the $400(Brembo rotors) kit from TurnerMotorsports and don't buy cross drilled. I would return them. Brakes are way too important to cheap out on. They can save your life when they work or kill you if they fail. Those type of items need quality parts. You can cheap out on other things less important.

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Old 10-13-2012, 06:43 AM   #12919
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I got run into the jersey barrier on Meadowbrook pkwy on Long Island by a couple kids racing. I think I bent both front and rear drivers side wheels (they are all rashed up), or messed something up front in the suspension. Car shakes at 40 mph, and pulls to the left pretty bad.The whole thing just sucks.. I finally got the car running perfect (just spent $2,700 couple months ago going over everything) looking the way I wanted,and now this happens..
Did you file a police report so you can get insurance paid?
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:00 AM   #12920
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Replaced my valve cover gasket, but broke the crank valve breather hose.....taped til I can get a new hose.
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