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Old 01-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #14901
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Put lowering springs on. fronts where a bitch, and rears where easy peazy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #14902
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Since it was above freezing yesterday, I washed the crude off my car.

Discovered that my right rear brake is dragging, so that's will get looked at tomorrow.

Installed my new corner markers. Not real pleased with the "Sonar" brand, as the socket when the bulb locks in is pointed in the down position instead of pointed slightly inward, so the fit is a little tight, but I got it to go in with a little effort. My only concern is getting it out might an issue. However that's probably okay, as I've had one fall off in the past.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:41 AM   #14903
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Brand new? No way it's still like that from the factory.
It wouldn't really surprise me if the PO never took that off from the factory or something. I know people who keep the plastic **** on their cell phones and other devices. It really irritates me especially because peeling that stuff off is almost as good as bubble wrap.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #14904
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It wouldn't really surprise me if the PO never took that off from the factory or something. I know people who keep the plastic **** on their cell phones and other devices. It really irritates me especially because peeling that stuff off is almost as good as bubble wrap.
My dad is one of them. Annoys me to no end
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #14905
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My dad is one of them. Annoys me to no end
+1 my mom does that. she has a laptop with a thick sheet of plastic still on the screen. wtf? her Infiniti still has all that junk on the door sills (a blue plastic film) i always have to remove all that junk when i visit.

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It didn't come like that from the factory.
If it did, my guess is that it would have fit properly.

Hope we didn't scare him off, I am curious why its there.
Scaring people off is what we do best!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #14906
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Found a coolant leak after thermostat replacement. Looks like it was dripping from upper radiator hose where it goes onto the thermostat housing, untightened the clamp, moved it in more and tightened the hell out of it. no more
I can almost guarantee you you're using an aftermarket aluminum thermostat housing and/or aftermarket upper/lower hoses.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #14907
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Replaced CVV and hoses. I will never do that again. The upper hose sucked so bad.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #14908
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Replaced CVV and hoses. I will never do that again. The upper hose sucked so bad.
yup those are not fun. i think it rotates to lock. it's always good to practice out of the car first
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #14909
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:04 PM   #14910
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Got new motor mounts in. Now I have to get around to installing them

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #14911
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Those are "pretty" - Lot nice looking motor mount! I bought new mounts for my Saab Viggen, but, then it died before I could complete the transplant!

Then I bought a BMW!

Curious, is that a fairly difficult DIY?

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:18 PM   #14912
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Got new motor mounts in. Now I have to get around to installing them

Very sexy!!!
I would buy an extra set to put on display.

Are those serviceable?
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #14913
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Got new motor mounts in. Now I have to get around to installing them

Wow. Never have seen these before. Link?

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Those are "pretty" - Lot nice looking motor mount! I bought new mounts for my Saab Viggen, but, then it died before I could complete the transplant!

Then I bought a BMW!

Curious, is that a fairly difficult DIY?

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It's not that bad. Just takes careful prep, really.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #14914
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Googled em. http://www.vibra-technics.co.uk/bmw/..._engine_mount_

They look cool. but how much? is that price per each? I already have OEM M3 engine (not motor) mounts

I won't be doing this any time soon but still a nice option
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #14915
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I can't believe some bastard hit my rear quarter panel right between the wheel lip and rear bumper and didn't have the decency to leave a note with any information!! Grrrrrr... People like that should be castrated so that they won't pollute the rest of the world!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #14916
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^^that sucks bro. sorry to hear that happened.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #14917
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Googled em. http://www.vibra-technics.co.uk/bmw/..._engine_mount_

They look cool. but how much? is that price per each? I already have OEM M3 engine (not motor) mounts

I won't be doing this any time soon but still a nice option
Saw the price, and I retract my previous statement, regarding buying an extra set to put on display.

These will be my next motor mounts.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #14918
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They're a bit over engineered IMO. They look great though. Should last a while.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #14919
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Googled em. http://www.vibra-technics.co.uk/bmw/..._engine_mount_

They look cool. but how much? is that price per each? I already have OEM M3 engine (not motor) mounts

I won't be doing this any time soon but still a nice option
There was a discount code posted on M3Forum. Got both mounts shipped to the US for 160GBP (roughly $260USD). They are serviceable -- replacement inserts would cost roughly $60USD/pair.

Every review on M3Forum so far indicates absolutely no increases in NVH, but significant improvements in driveline responsiveness (even compared to brand new M3 mounts). I don't know how the NVH would compare to non-M mounts.

Also I should note that I got the "road" version

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Heres the deal guys,

I will set up a discount code for you if you want to buy the mounts.
the price will be 260 for the pair normally they retail for 404
This discount will only be good till January 13th
So what you do is send a Email to Phil at Vibratechnics with this Code in the header
M30113 Discount Buy

His email is vibratechnics.leic @ gmail.com

So I hope that helps. And as always if you have any questions let me know.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #14920
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Preparing to research the e-brake dilemma! Right rear was a little warm, when I got home!
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