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Old 11-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #13501
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Changed the crankshaft position sensor with a little help from my girl and her small arms. Man it was b*tch! But got it done and bimmer is now running like a top.

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Doesn't this belong in the Dat Azz thread? ...joking.
What are those brakes?, I can't tell because the resolution of the picture, but are those... dare I say bbk dust covers?

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #13502
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Doesn't this belong in the Dat Azz thread? ...joking.
What are those brakes?, I can't tell because the resolution of the picture, but are those... dare I say bbk dust covers?

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Lmao its a Brembo big break kit.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #13503
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Changed the Cam sensor today. Was a pain the butt to take the hex bolt out, and had to literally pull the PCV vent pipe each turn. What should have taken an hour at the max took three. Is there a tool that can take out hex bits in tight spaces?
Car is running fine for now.
Yeah, for something that seems like it should be so easy to replace they sure make it annoying, especially when you look at the exhaust one!

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #13504
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Yeah, for something that seems like it should be so easy to replace they sure make it annoying, especially when you look at the exhaust one!

Glad you got it done and hopefully it fixes your issues!!!
Ya I watched a video on it first. The guy makes it look like 10min job!

But ya, running perfect now! Thank god it wasn't for nothing.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #13505
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #13506
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Lmao its a Brembo big break kit.
Ok then I was joking

Tie rods and boots... finally, been putting this one off for a few weeks.



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Now to research, how to tweak the steering, (until alignment on Tuesday) I was really careful to line up/match new tierods to the old, yet my steering wheel is just slightly off of center to the left.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #13507
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #13508
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Pretty exhausting IMO.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #13509
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #13511
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Just got my baby back from the shop! Rear subframe reinforcements from HPF and bushings in!!!

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #13512
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Is that a sedan or coupe?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #13515
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #13516
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custom alignment or factory?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #13517
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should go to my alignment guy. you knnow better than to go anywhere else!

custom alignment or factory?
I should have texted you, but honestly, the car felt so strange on my way to the shop.

Fortunately the shop was less than a mile away.

Factory alignment, as I didn't ask for anything special.

How did the job go on the neighbors car?
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I should have texted you, but honestly, the car felt so strange on my way to the shop.

Fortunately the shop was less than a mile away.

Factory alignment, as I didn't ask for anything special.

How did the job go on the neighbors car?
Since you run canyons, you should pop your front alignment pins and knock the struts inwards to gain .5 more negative camber... or plates

rear can be fine tuned too as well as toe.

Job went fine. so many abused/neglected e46s out there. i saw two this past week alone with exploded tensioner pulleys and shredded belts.
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Since you run canyons, you should pop your front alignment pins and knock the struts inwards to gain .5 more negative camber... or plates

rear can be fine tuned too as well as toe.

Job went fine. so many abused/neglected e46s out there. i saw two this past week alone with exploded tensioner pulleys and shredded belts.
I have thought about that, haven't really looked up the process, is it DIY -able?
Would I retain my current alignment, or need to have it done again?
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I've wondered the same myself... not 100% sure but people do say it will affect your toe. so you'd need to get another alignment.

Yeah it's diyable you just need a bunch and a hammer. taps out easily.
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