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Old 11-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #13681
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #13682
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Cobbled parts together to change my conforti cai into an AFE cai. The ITG foam filter was falling apart, and I was always getting a SES with lean codes from it. New pro dry AFE filter doesn't sound quite as aggressive but no lean codes, and no more oily filter. The best of both worlds, with the heat-shield from one and the filter from the other.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:01 PM   #13683
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changed my crankcase vent and valve cover gasket, for the second time in 3 years, although it was preventive this time... I had forgotten how much of a pain the CCV was grrrrr.

also hit the oil change and fuel filter while I was at it. 133,900 miles and counting

next weekend the rear brakes with Hawk HPS


on a side note, I seriously am considering converting the one way quick connect hoses on the CCV to something secured with hose clamps so that it's serviceable. I was speaking fluent French on the last hose to the middle of the intake. anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #13684
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Valvecover gasket for the second time in a year..and painted my high beams yellow
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #13685
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Valvecover gasket for the second time in a year..and painted my high beams yellow
What brand of VCG are you using?
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #13686
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Re-did the suede on my A-Pillars with 3m90 instead of loctite spray. The loctite did not hold up in the heat here and bubbled up within a couple of weeks of finishing the project.

And added silver cluster rings:
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #13687
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:28 AM   #13688
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Moaned some more about my DSC, ABS, and handbrake lights all in amber.... The washer bottle one came on today and the low oil light for a short time...woohoo collect the whole set!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:28 AM   #13689
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Moaned some more about my DSC, ABS, and handbrake lights all in amber.... The washer bottle one came on today and the low oil light for a short time...woohoo collect the whole set!!
Dsc, abs and, brake light on might be the switch under the brake pedal that's messed up and needs replacing I had this same issue not too long ago and it was resolved that way
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #13690
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Took a drive and did a Home Depot run yesterday. I'm fairly impressed that I was able to fit a 50 gallon garbage bin in the back seat.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #13691
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Just ordered stop tech pads for all corners and centric high carbon/power alloy rotors for all corners

Now we play the waiting game 1-6 business days
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #13692
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Over the past several days
Coupe: Installed UGDO. Fixed the front end clunk over bumps (loose sway bar end link). Leather cared the interior. Cleaned the trunk mat. Installed spare tire and jack.
Sedan: Installed Homelink, compass mirror. Still can't figure out why it was not prewired for power......Registered it with the custom plate. Replaced the dead pedal.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #13693
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #13694
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Bought her and will set her free. 15k mile machine is a garage queen no more! :-). I pick her up later this week when I get registration & plates.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #13695
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Bought her and will set her free. 15k machine is a garage queen no more! :-). I pick her up later this week when I get registration & plates.
Congrats, she's gorgeous.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #13696
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #13697
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #13698
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Bought her and will set her free. 15k machine is a garage queen no more! :-). I pick her up later this week when I get registration & plates.
Beautiful
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #13699
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Bought her and will set her free. 15k machine is a garage queen no more! :-). I pick her up later this week when I get registration & plates.
Wow that's mint for 15 k congrats
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #13700
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Replaced the spent icons with bosch marathons on the 323.
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