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Old 02-15-2013, 12:28 AM   #16001
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I've got that same noise. It's become quite annoying. I will deal with it shortly.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:00 AM   #16002
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Mine rattles once I accelerate, what should I be looking out for?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #16003
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$6.78 a quart? From where?
eEuroparts.com. Cheapest I've seen around. They had the Mann oil filters for $4.78 too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #16004
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Ordered 8 quarts of BMW 5W-30 synthetic oil (at $6.78 per quart), new oil filter, and air filter for $70 shipped. Also ordred new Vanos line, ofhg, and 6 crush washers for $50. Going to tackle all of this on a warm weekend very soon.
O ring for the oil filter?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #16005
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O ring for the oil filter?
Yeah it came with the filter, o-ring and the o-ring for the oil drain plug too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #16006
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eEuroparts.com. Cheapest I've seen around. They had the Mann oil filters for $4.78 too.
Idk how, but this place has fuel filters for 16.19$


edit: I bought a fuel filter for it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #16007
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Idk how, but this place has fuel filters for 16.19$


edit: I bought a fuel filter for it.
Damn thats awesome. I read the reviews and some people said they weren't so great but I ordered oil and some filters, I don't know how hard that would be to screw up.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #16008
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Damn thats awesome. I read the reviews and some people said they weren't so great but I ordered oil and some filters, I don't know how hard that would be to screw up.
It is Mann so I'm not worried about the quality. It is the same manufacturer as the one on autohausaz for 1/3 of the price. It's 16 dollars, if it gets clogged after 30k opposed to 60k, i'll buy another one from a different vendor and supplier.

I'm fairly certain it will be an improvement from the 37k fuel filter thats on there now. Once I clean my ICV, I should be right where I want it again.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #16009
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Idk how, but this place has fuel filters for 16.19$


edit: I bought a fuel filter for it.
For my car it's 54$
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #16010
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #16011
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #16012
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heat gun or hair dryer?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #16013
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #16014
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Heat gun more than likely
I was really just trying to see if you had a sister. Did you do cf or aluminum in all seriousness?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #16015
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Just dropped my car off to be buffed and waxed tomorrow. Driving my grandfather's brand new '13 Buick LaCrosse. Great car, but it sure isn't a BMW.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #16016
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Can someone clarify how the R/C led tails are supposed to light up...

I cannot find anything via search.

Going from prefacelift to facelift wiring is somewhat difficult.

I don't know what is supposed to come on with the running lights, and what's supposed to come on with the brakes. I think I have it right, just need to be sure before I splice in these new connectors.

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1. Functions of the outer array
2. Functions of the inner array

What comes on with:

1. Brake lights
2. Running lights
3. Running lights on/when braking
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #16017
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Can someone clarify how the R/C led tails are supposed to light up...

I cannot find anything via search.

Going from prefacelift to facelift wiring is somewhat difficult.

I don't know what is supposed to come on with the running lights, and what's supposed to come on with the brakes. I think I have it right, just need to be sure before I splice in these new connectors.

Soo...

1. Functions of the outer array
2. Functions of the inner array

What comes on with:

1. Brake lights
2. Running lights
3. Running lights on/when braking
Whoa I thought there was a DIY for when I was going to attempt this.

This DIY should help you out. Took me a while but found it
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ail+lights+diy

EDIT: There used to be more pics I thought, but down in the DIY you can see what you need.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #16018
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I was really just trying to see if you had a sister. Did you do cf or aluminum in all seriousness?
Lol, car is jet black interior is natural brown so I opted for glossy black CF
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #16019
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Whoa I thought there was a DIY for when I was going to attempt this.

This DIY should help you out. Took me a while but found it
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ail+lights+diy

EDIT: There used to be more pics I thought, but down in the DIY you can see what you need.
That's the DIY I tried to reference. But it the wrong tail light style. I need an explanation for the R/C, not the R/C/R's.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #16020
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I bought my E46 a sister and a playmate today, 135i. Gonna fly to Florida today and pick her up tomorrow morning then driving her back to CT. So excited.
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