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Old 10-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #13161
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I already have hose lying around that's the right size. I just wanted to see if maybe there was some for a few bucks already cut to length. I can't believe BMW can charge over $50 for 1 ft of generic 13x8mm fuel hose. That's absurd. I usually don't get this frustrated with my car, but this one actually pissed me off. It's a super easy maintenance item and I can't do it.

Anyway, is it normal for me to be able to hear hissing coming from the rear of the car (I think it's the fuel system) while it's running? I can't hear it inside.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #13162
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Swallowed my pride and got her towed to my mechanic because I couldn't get the drive shaft back in after doing the wheel bearing. d'oh.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #13163
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I already have hose lying around that's the right size. I just wanted to see if maybe there was some for a few bucks already cut to length. I can't believe BMW can charge over $50 for 1 ft of generic 13x8mm fuel hose. That's absurd. I usually don't get this frustrated with my car, but this one actually pissed me off. It's a super easy maintenance item and I can't do it.

Anyway, is it normal for me to be able to hear hissing coming from the rear of the car (I think it's the fuel system) while it's running? I can't hear it inside.
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Swallowed my pride and got her towed to my mechanic because I couldn't get the drive shaft back in after doing the wheel bearing. d'oh.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #13164
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Fixed my subframe!

You guy's probably see this all the time, but This One Was Bad!!!
Here is a before and after Pic.

I ordered the Turner motorsports subframe kit, all of it was perfect except for the left rear section. The plate for that mount point was way too small to cover the damage the PO did to this car. Also I purchased the car before I knew anything about the subframe weakness and the carfax was in the clear.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #13165
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^who the fvck welded that ****?!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #13166
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The old one looks like a monkey did it.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #13167
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It held long enough for me to get my parts and find someone to fix it for me. All in all I would say that the BMW is one of the easiest cars to work on.
As long as you take everything off in order, very well put together. This work took a total of 16 hours, give or take lunch and what not.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #13168
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Used Seafoam today.

1/3rd in quarter tank of gas.
1/3rd in the oil.
1/3rd through Brake booster hose.

Didnt feel any difference in how the engine runs. But did see a little dip in idle. My car is idling now at around 550-600 rpm. Previously it used to idle at around 650-700.

Doing VCG in a couple of days, that shall prove if this stuff actually cleans anything inside. I got pictures of the engine with VC off from a month ago.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #13169
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:00 PM   #13170
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #13171
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:20 PM   #13172
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Touch up paint. Some chips had rust on them, so had to sand using a sanding pen.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:41 AM   #13173
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I'm gonna put some of those deer whistler things inside my brake ducts..

I'm sick of this ****.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:10 AM   #13174
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I put it up for sale

Now that it's damaged, it needs an owner who is more handy than I to bring it back to life
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #13175
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Left all of my windows cracked open about an inch. I was going to hang out yesterday but stayed home. Good thing it didn't rain

I really need to clean the interior of my car
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:27 AM   #13176
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8x13mm hose that our fuel filter uses for the connections is $8 per meter on this site. Even says BMW is on the hoses haha. I still can't get over the MSRP for this hose. A radiator hose costs less.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #13177
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Replaced right rear window regulator and also resealed front passenger side vapor barrier. After 13 years, the butyl compound finally lost its adhesive properties. Was done in under an hour, from the moment I seperated my tools, to when I put them away.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #13178
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missed the turn. if you look close there is an M3 that i might have been racing.......
i was told that it was in the air and thats where it landed...
it's all better now, tough car. stupid driver....
i made the plates from a piece of 3/16 plate. tube is 1" DOM.
this one is more ridgid than a OEM M3 brace.
i might consider making a few if there is enough interest...
A) Why would you race an M3? Is your ZHP turbocharged? Supercharged? An e46 M3 has almost 50% more horsepower than a ZHP. Why waste your time, and risk any damage to your car?

B) If I had done such a thing to my car, I would never advertise it on the interwebs, hopefully if and when you ever decide to post the car for sale, whomever is interested doesn't find your story about being airborn racing an M3 and landing crazy on railroad tracks. Are you sure there was no damage to the rear subframe?

C) Your strut-tower brace looks nice, good job and way to save some cash!

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #13179
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8x13mm hose that our fuel filter uses for the connections is $8 per meter on this site. Even says BMW is on the hoses haha. I still can't get over the MSRP for this hose. A radiator hose costs less.

http://www.ultimategarage.com/shop/p...oducts_id=3890
you can use 5/8" fuel injector hose. I bought like 3ft of it in a box at Autozone for 3 or 4 bucks. I also obviously replaced those shitty BMW hoseclamps. It makes doing the filter a breeze if you replace everything. I put everything on the new filter so I can cut the old one off and just replace it. If you have a good helper, you can do it without spilling a drop...
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #13180
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you can use 5/8" fuel injector hose. I bought like 3ft of it in a box at Autozone for 3 or 4 bucks. I also obviously replaced those shitty BMW hoseclamps. It makes doing the filter a breeze if you replace everything. I put everything on the new filter so I can cut the old one off and just replace it. If you have a good helper, you can do it without spilling a drop...
Yeah I actually had some lying around from another vehicle of mine. I saw that it says 5/16 internal diameter which is 7.9mm. We use 8mm so this is practically the same.
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