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Old 02-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #16101
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R & L front control arms, front end allignment, oil change, water pump and belts.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:07 AM   #16102
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Replaced valve cover and oil gasket
Why'd you change it twice?
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:08 AM   #16103
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Hit the canyons @ 3am, with friend who drives an e46 as well.
He brought his camera, and snapped some cool shots, I thought I would share.
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Looks like fun! I might have to give this a try once. I cannot stand getting stuck behind people. It ruins the whole experience.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:09 AM   #16104
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Left an eighth in it so when I get off work, it will smell soooo nice.
Noice. I forgot and left a tiny bit in there yesterday when the sun came out and it STUNK to holy hell. Cali skunk is pungent.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:32 AM   #16105
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Today... what did I do today ...

-Thermostat (first ever SEL at 100k miles) and hoses replacement
-coolant drain and refill
-vanos oil line replacement
-fuel filter replacement

No leaks and engine temp is back up into the mid-90s.

Today was a good day.

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:58 AM   #16106
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Looks like fun! I might have to give this a try once. I cannot stand getting stuck behind people. It ruins the whole experience.
Lets go to GMR right now. I got gas. Lol
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:01 AM   #16107
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Lets go to GMR right now. I got gas. Lol
Dude that's pretty damn far for me
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #16108
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Avoided 3 accidents in a series of 10 seconds. Thank god I leave an "out" when I drive. I hate driving in Phoenix. So I guess I kept her alive and healthy today

edit: Went back to amber corner lenses.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #16109
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Very nice man.

I didn't do it for my E46, but my roommate pulled my car into the garage while it snowed. Yay for roommates. I was too busy on a mini vacation.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:41 AM   #16110
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Its not so much, "what I've done for my car" but its "what I'm going to do to my car" - going after the CCV and all hoses that spider away from this contraption.

Its leaking oil down to the oil dip stick tube and around the oil crank case. Hopefully this is the source of the leak (OFHG already done). Will also replace intake elbows, clean ICV and other minor touch-ups.

Hopefully my next post will read "mission accomplished"
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #16111
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I blacked out the fins in the kidney grills today as they had chrome ones.

I removed the chrome outer trim and then sanded the chrome off the fins with fine sandpaper (p2000).

Then I buffed them to a shine with a polishing compound.

I was hoping to do the same to the outer trim but it turns out they are moulded from a grey plastic so I left them alone.

I refitted them in the afternoon and I'm very pleased with how they turned out.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #16112
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #16113
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Just finished doing my cooling system overhual. Now I can stop looking at my temp gauge every 2 seconds. Going to take on the VCG next weekend.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #16114
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I blacked out the fins in the kidney grills today as they had chrome ones.

I removed the chrome outer trim and then sanded the chrome off the fins with fine sandpaper (p2000).

Then I buffed them to a shine with a polishing compound.

I was hoping to do the same to the outer trim but it turns out they are moulded from a grey plastic so I left them alone.

I refitted them in the afternoon and I'm very pleased with how they turned out.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #16115
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #16116
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Celebrated 100k by changing the ofhg (getting tired of cleaning the garage floor) and giving her a good rinse to wash off the road salt.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #16117
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #16118
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Celebrated 100k by changing the ofhg (getting tired of cleaning the garage floor) and giving her a good rinse to wash off the road salt.

I'll be doing that soon as well. I ordered the gasket and the VANOS line as mine has been leaking since I bought the car last April.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #16119
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washed and listed....

washed/waxed cleaned, pics and listed for sale.. needs to go, but what a great car it's been....
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #16120
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Fuel pump died. So I did my fuel pump.
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