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Old 01-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #15461
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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.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #15462
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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, 12:28 PM   #15463
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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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Old 01-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #15464
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #15465
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Doing my oil this week too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #15466
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I don't use that Castrol stuff anymore, Total for me

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #15467
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I don't use that Castrol stuff anymore, Total for me

I've used Total in my last 2 or 3 oil changes. No complaints. I even get slightly better mpg
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #15468
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Quick question guys i did my Vanos seals on my 328ci last year and everything is fine, But i'm hearing a weird rattle coming from the engine somewhere i'm trying to make sure if i need a Vanos rattle kit for my car or is that even ment for my vanos on the M52?

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #15469
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Quick question guys i did my Vanos seals on my 328ci last year and everything is fine, But i'm hearing a weird rattle coming from the engine somewhere i'm trying to make sure if i need a Vanos rattle kit for my car or is that even ment for my vanos on the M52?
Check your DISA for play in the flap
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #15470
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Check your DISA for play in the flap
Thanks going to check on it when i'm home, i will try to get a video if i have time.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #15471
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:29 PM   #15472
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Put back by OEM intake and cleaned up the interior of my car. My AFE Stage 1 is for sale
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #15473
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Just ordered this a few days ago, haha. Looking forward to it!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #15474
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Why??
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #15475
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Felt like going back to OEM.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #15476
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How much do you want for it? I've been considering an intake but not sure I want to pay the premium.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #15477
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How much do you want for it? I've been considering an intake but not sure I want to pay the premium.
It will fit only 330's.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:48 PM   #15478
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #15479
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Whats with this oil? I saw some guy buying from BMA when I was there.

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:03 PM   #15480
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Just received part# 13711720540, (MAF/airbox seal) I was missing it this whole time. Never came w/ the car and never noticed it was missing until the other day when I was poking around!

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Wonder if it'll make a difference...
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