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Old 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #15381
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Sally-Sue needed some love; replaced the lower radiator bracket, heater control valve, thermostat, fuel tank breather valve and flushed the coolant. A lot of work for one day. Still have quite a few things on my maintenance to-do list for my 13 year old redhead.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #15382
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I inspected my engine bay and found my oil filter housing gasket to be leaking after one year. Went to BMA to pick up a new gasket. Tomorrow putting it in.Fun.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #15383
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Cleaned every inch inside and out
Professional. +10mp

I'll use steam to do mine. Not a drop of chemical needs to be used unless you've been having pizza fights in your car. even then steam would work great!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #15384
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I'll use steam to do mine. Not a drop of chemical needs to be used unless you've been having pizza fights in your car. even then steam would work great!
Or if you drop a whopper in the car
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #15385
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Or if you drop a whopper in the car
Whopper.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:51 PM   #15386
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Replaced on a friends car:

FSU (blower resistor)

Passenger Front Window regulator

Passenger Rear Window regulator

I will add that, they were unknown manufacturer eBay parts, which made it a bit more challenging.
The adjustment ears on the outer side of the window jaws, did not allow for the glass to adjust horizontally perfectly.

The glass is 1/16" raised in the fully down position right at the B pillar.

This is why OE/OEM is the best, and only option for replacement parts...for me at least.



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Old 01-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #15387
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Or if you drop a whopper in the car
Yes.. true that. Sorry, Doug. Don't be angry at me!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #15388
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Ordered her some oil! $70, which is more than the Mobil 1 0w-40 I normally use, but much better oil! Well worth it indeed.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #15389
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Changed my thermostat, upper and lower radiator hoses, bled the cooling system, installed new trim screws and clips and finally painted my fog lamp bezel and M-Tech I brake duct openings. Then ran the canyons.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #15390
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Changed my thermostat, upper and lower radiator hoses, bled the cooling system, installed new trim screws and clips and finally painted my fog lamp bezel and M-Tech I brake duct openings. Then ran the canyons.
Nice! You all settled in up in Palo Alto?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #15391
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Replaced my oil filter housing gasket. Shat st was fed
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #15392
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Your car looks really nice. Are those genuine CHs?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #15393
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Didn't see any grilles offered painted like this. So I made them

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Then I polished the **** out of the whole car using Turtle Wax Black Detailer. This stuff is magic...
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Eh there's about 7,483 people that have done this already. It's also how the E9X 328 comes stock according to this thread

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526341



I am glad you like them, but "to be different" isn't a good reason to modify your car. To each his own!
My 02 325i came stock with black grilles and a chrome frame...?
But I do know the 330i have the all chrome.

Latest thing I have done was went to austin and picked up some sport seats.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #15394
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replaced my CCV and all 4 hoses and also replaced my OFHG and Vanos supply line and crush washers. Next on my list is the Cooling system and VCG.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #15395
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I am! I need to shoot you a PM and fill you in on the details.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #15396
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Instead of wrecking my E46 I took the M5 out for a spin. That and the Daytona Coupe haha.





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Old 01-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #15397
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Wiped it down, cleaned the windows and tightened a random loose bolt on the passenger tail light.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #15398
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1st Oil Change

Well it was finally time to do my first "proper" oil change on my E46 Coupe, while listening to NPR and "Prairie Home Companion."

6.9 Quarts of BMW oil and one Mann oil filter.

Now gonna read up on resetting the service message, while watching my native "Hoosiers" hopefully beat Michigan State!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #15400
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Completed cooling system overhaul. Special thanks to Mango for info!
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