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Old 01-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #15441
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #15442
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KW V2 Coilovers.

Front and rear strut reinforcement plates.

Turner Motorsports 7.5mm spacers in the front so my vmr's clear the coils.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #15443
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KW V2 Coilovers.

Front and rear strut reinforcement plates.

Turner Motorsports 7.5mm spacers in the front so my vmr's clear the coils.
Good choices.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #15444
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This weekend, was able to install my H&R spring set. And of course wash and detailed her
Are those the 'race' springs? Looks good!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #15445
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Had my jammers tested against a PL3. Jam to gun

Also figured out that the knocking/clunking sound from the rear of the car was coming from the big resistor from the LED tail lights.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #15446
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I'm just glad to have her, although I would love to be able to wash her.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #15447
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KW V2 Coilovers.

Front and rear strut reinforcement plates.

Turner Motorsports 7.5mm spacers in the front so my vmr's clear the coils.
Standing ovation. You spent some cash... Lol
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:35 PM   #15448
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New OEM wipers...$53 local in Hawaii, beats $73 from the dealer
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:16 AM   #15449
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:15 AM   #15450
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Had my jammers tested against a PL3. Jam to gun

Also figured out that the knocking/clunking sound from the rear of the car was coming from the big resistor from the LED tail lights.
you mean it was loose/banging around or made a sound when unlocking/locking the doors?

And whats a PL3? that sounds kind of cool that you're jamming stuff although i have no idea what it means. maybe it'll come in handy in May
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:55 AM   #15451
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you mean it was loose/banging around or made a sound when unlocking/locking the doors?

And whats a PL3? that sounds kind of cool that you're jamming stuff although i have no idea what it means. maybe it'll come in handy in May
A thumping noise when I go over bumps, etc. It's that big ass resistor for the Eagle Eyes that came loose and was bouncing against the cars frame.

PL3 is Pro Laser 3, a police lidar gun.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:05 AM   #15452
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Put pertol in it like every day! still she sure is pretty!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #15453
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So the radiator hose job cost me 90$. Decent pricing included an oil change.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #15454
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Are those the 'race' springs? Looks good!
Sure are and thanks! The H&R race spring set. I don't know how much of a drop it got from them but its definitely noticeable
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #15455
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A thumping noise when I go over bumps, etc. It's that big ass resistor for the Eagle Eyes that came loose and was bouncing against the cars frame.

PL3 is Pro Laser 3, a police lidar gun.


You more than likely just helped me figure out what my clunk is. Thanks!

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #15456
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #15457
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So the radiator hose job cost me 90$. Decent pricing included an oil change.
Damn you came out ahead. You got free labor.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #15458
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Not getting any luck in the lighting forums. On my passenger side headlight (xenon) the vertical aim can't adjust as high as it did in the past after a 'pop' that was heard from within the headlight. It can adjust down, and even back up - just not quite as high as before to come almost even with the driver's side. Anyone have any ideas? I was thinking the vertical aim but I'm still pretty unaware about the specific parts in the xenon headlights.

Here's a link to realoem's diagram:

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...06&hg=63&fg=05
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #15459
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My shift knob was loose even since I janked it out (according to instructions just pull very hard) to replace things around it.

Turns out I just have to PUSH REALLY HARD, too, to get it back in line.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:28 PM   #15460
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Checked for a leak today. I just had some work done which i thought would fix the leak. However, i still have a damn leak.

I jacked the car up as high as i could with a hydraulic jack. Crawled underneath and cleaned everything. There was a lot of oil on the oil pan near the drain plug and around the oil pan bolts.

After cleaning i noticed a little bit of oil building up around the drain plug. I think the washer is bad. Letting it sit and will check again soon. Even placed a white poster board under the area to attempt to gauge the leak.

Everything around the engine appears oil free.
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