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Old 02-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #15621
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Did a full coolant drain (used a vacuum in reverse to blow out all the old coolant/water) and refilled and bled. I made a simple video to show the bleed process. if there's any interest, i'll upload it later.

i also installed new aux fan. it looks so nice in the engine bay!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #15622
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Man, I think you could buy something else and still have money leftover for vacation.
+1. you better have a locked garage w/ a armed guard cause you're just asking to get those stolen!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #15623
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That's always alarming to me because that means the car was rarely maintained to the point the wheels got stuck on. Unless the hub has been damaged by hammering or something?

What was wrong with the axle?
I don't know exactly what happened, but it involved sliding, and a curb or wall.
This was the guy who bought those H&Rs, and my eibachs (as seen in the pic) from me off CL, I really don't know him that well, so I don't know the real story.

I do know that the donor assembly looked pretty sketchy, brake rotor looked like it had sat in the rust belt for years.

Took us 4 hours, and this morning, I woke up feeling like I got hit by a Rhino.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #15624
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I don't know exactly what happened, but it involved sliding, and a curb or wall.
This was the guy who bought those H&Rs, and my eibachs (as seen in the pic) from me off CL, I really don't know him that well, so I don't the real story.

I do know that the donor assembly looked pretty sketchy, brake rotor looked like it had sat in the rust belt for years.

Took us 4 hours, and this morning I woke up feeling like I got hit by a Rhino.
wow. (on everything) good that you helped.

i know the feeling. felt similar after doing the oil pump nut and rear wheel bearing
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #15625
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Let my 17 year old brother drive my car for about 20 minutes in an industrial area to get the hang of it then drove home in moderate traffic. He was sooooo nervous lmao, but not as nervous as me
Wish my brother did that for me. O well when I got my E46 and he wrecked his MK 3 jetta, he often tried to steal my keys. It was fun to put him in his place a few times.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #15626
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #15627
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Wish my brother did that for me. O well when I got my E46 and he wrecked his MK 3 jetta, he often tried to steal my keys. It was fun to put him in his place a few times.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #15628
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #15629
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Helped a friend swap his rear axle.

PITA, because the donor axle/wheel hub came with a wheel that was seized on.

We ended up installing the whole assembly with the wheel on...
Respect goes to you on that mileage you have on your personal car. Man thats alot.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #15630
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Not today, but yesterday I changed the motor oil on my car. I also installed new angel eyes on them. I must say, my 325I is one VERY sexy looking machine.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #15631
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #15632
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Did a full coolant drain (used a vacuum in reverse to blow out all the old coolant/water) and refilled and bled. I made a simple video to show the bleed process. if there's any interest, i'll upload it later.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #15633
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how did you take out 210 lbs?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:56 AM   #15635
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #15637
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #15638
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #15640
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lol later this week. i'll post pics and a mini mini review (yes i realized i'm not the first) but hopefully i'll post good pics.

i obviously love it but i will admit it is kind of weird to me.. very thick. i've only driven about 10 miles with it so far so i'm sure i'll get used to it
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