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Old 11-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #14081
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Took my stock airbox out and added a 3inx1.5in hole in the front of it and a 4inx4in hole on the side facing the wheel well, it added a very throaty cold air type of sound that i really like and the throttle response seems to have picked up noticably. Gonne put together a DIY for it soon all I needed was a dremel haha
That's cool. Keep an eye on your intake air temperature. See if it goes up any.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #14082
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Today I bought 2 new front wings for my E46 M54 coupe to replace the rusted out originals! Now to get them painted and fit them, when they arrive!
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #14083
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Ordered new rear seat back. Mine had the stitching coming out on both sides from where the previous owner had a water leak around the old antenna gasket. $130 well spent. Still trying to decide whether to use Bilstein Touring or Sachs-Boge shocks and struts. Any opinions? Not a canyon carver here. Looking for decent ride and something that can still handle well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #14084
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Took my stock airbox out and added a 3inx1.5in hole in the front of it and a 4inx4in hole on the side facing the wheel well, it added a very throaty cold air type of sound that i really like and the throttle response seems to have picked up noticably. Gonne put together a DIY for it soon all I needed was a dremel haha
Interested on outcome
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #14085
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #14086
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Just finished up a valve cover gasket job on my '03 e46. Also, sadly, I had to replace the valve cover since I chipped the outer edge of mine trying to pry the thing off. Many thanks to all the people who contribute on this site because I have never turned a wrench in my life but got all the help I needed right here.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #14087
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don't jinx it, buddy. don't want the BMW grim reaper to come knockin.

congrats. make sure your 300,000th mile is done in reverse with the tires smoking


I have already done about 35k miles
In reverse trying to do burnouts, but cannot get the tires to smoke... is there a thread about it?... or is it because 323? The latter I assume.




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Old 11-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #14088
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I redid my Vc gasket cuz it was leaking.....and fixed a broken vacuum line going to the solenoid on the back of manifold(running loses valve?). Now I'm praying to the vanos gods that now all those damn ghost codes go away that were hopefully triggered by that vac leak.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #14089
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Got around to replacing my ragged door panel today:

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Much happier. Makes me feel alot better now knowing the interior is damn near perfect. Also, broke down and ordered a steering guibo and new bolts for it. Will be installing that and my tie rods next week.
This is what happens when you date cougars.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #14090
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I have already done about 35k miles
In reverse trying to do burnouts, but cannot get the tires to smoke... is there a thread about it?... or is it because 323? The latter I assume.




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I need one of those window switches. My driver's window intermittently works going auto-down. I've already taken it out and cleaned it (prior to the cleaning it wouldn't auto-down at all). It looked like the PO spilled something in it at one point.

How much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking? Last I checked, they were priced around $60-70.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #14091
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did my ccv/tb and ofhg.. 6hours without reference to diy..
I felt like i did a heavy workout the next day from standing and squating so many times. im pleased with myself though..

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #14092
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #14093
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Oh, that's real informative buddy. Lmao
There's a little grommet on the door. Take it off. Find proper size Allen key and turn it counterclockwise till it gets tight. It's reverse threaded.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #14094
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Just made appt for dec 8th to re-do my tint 20% all around and 35% on the windshield..
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:24 PM   #14095
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:15 AM   #14096
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snow tires. snowed today, about 1 inch and installed 4 snow tires.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #14097
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Ordered new rear seat back. Mine had the stitching coming out on both sides from where the previous owner had a water leak around the old antenna gasket. $130 well spent. Still trying to decide whether to use Bilstein Touring or Sachs-Boge shocks and struts. Any opinions? Not a canyon carver here. Looking for decent ride and something that can still handle well.
both are great but i believe bilsteins last longer. depends how often you want to be replacing your stuff
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:04 PM   #14098
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^ unless he's planning on keeping the car for another 100k miles, no need to worry about replacing them again.

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #14099
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^ unless he's planning on keeping the car for another 100k miles, no need to worry about replacing them again.

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they're heavily degraded by 50k. (if not completely blown out)
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #14100
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I have already done about 35k miles
In reverse trying to do burnouts, but cannot get the tires to smoke... is there a thread about it?... or is it because 323? The latter I assume.




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Central Window Switch (left side of gear shift)
ZHP knob is by far the favorite thing i've done to my car (besides maintaining it)
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