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Old 02-20-2013, 01:23 AM   #16201
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:31 AM   #16202
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #16203
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Put an ugly old wheel on that the PO gave me as a spare because my left rear has a steady leak.

Time for new tires.

Which brings me to my next subject: wheel repair...

I've got these $2000 hamann HM3's that are all beat up.

I figure I'll DIY them and clean them up as best I can and re-paint them.

Can I get a silver or polished aluminum finish to look right or should I plan to do white or black?

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This is what they look like now

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This is what they look like when in good shape

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:08 AM   #16204
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #16205
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Ordered a re-manufactured brake caliper from O'reilley autoparts for the driver's side. Happy to see it that was an identical BMW stamped part that came off the car. Unfortunately, somebody goofed and put in a passenger side caliper!

So I had to borrow a car to drive to work. 2010 Accord, nice car but I want my e46 back. So tonight after work, it's hopefully going to be slap on the new caliper and bleed the brake line.

The caliper had frozen up and was dragging. I attempted to remove the piston and just clean up and rebuild it, but could not remove it, so it was time to replace it. I think I'll just replace the other three here so too!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #16206
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yep. i want to do all four calipers too. make sure you pinch off the brake lines to minimize air
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #16207
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Put an ugly old wheel on that the PO gave me as a spare because my left rear has a steady leak.

Time for new tires.

Which brings me to my next subject: wheel repair...

I've got these $2000 hamann HM3's that are all beat up.

I figure I'll DIY them and clean them up as best I can and re-paint them.

Can I get a silver or polished aluminum finish to look right or should I plan to do white or black?

Opinions?

This is what they look like now

http://imageshack.us/a/img15/2243/dsc6186d.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/5975/dsc6185a.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img208/4006/dsc6183k.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img39/6384/dsc6181.jpg

This is what they look like when in good shape

http://www.m3post.com/forums/attachm...1&d=1249761405
I think this might be worth a shot.

http://www.autogeek.net/wurth-1z-combo.html
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #16208
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I ordered a new front brake sensor (right now i'm running a shorted wire tucked away in the wire box as my old sensor fudged up and too lazy to order it)

I also ordered a complete four corner brake set for my friend's 97 M3. Four Meyle rotors and a full set of Textar pads front and back. I'll be using ate super blue and doing a complete brake fluid swap/bleed. i'm a nice friend
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #16209
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I ordered a new front brake sensor (right now i'm running a shorted wire tucked away in the wire box as my old sensor fudged up and too lazy to order it)

I also ordered a complete four corner brake set for my friend's 97 M3. Four Meyle rotors and a full set of Textar pads front and back. I'll be using ate super blue and doing a complete brake fluid swap/bleed. i'm a nice friend

e46fanatics, y u double post
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:51 PM   #16210
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Just completed the CCV-PITA mod. Good experience to go thru to understand the components of this car. But would rather read about the CCV instead of doing it.

Should be good for another 75k miles or so.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #16211
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #16212
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #16213
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:23 PM   #16214
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #16215
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yep. i want to do all four calipers too. make sure you pinch off the brake lines to minimize air
I HOPE you mean CAP off the lines, do NOT pinch your brake hoses... they break internally and can cause issues.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #16216
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:15 PM   #16217
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I HOPE you mean CAP off the lines, do NOT pinch your brake hoses... they break internally and can cause issues.
Uh. no
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #16218
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #16219
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Stoptech Cross-Drilled Rotors + Stoptech Street pads. Also painted the calipers dark grey for a cleaner look. Replaced break wear sensor. Done this for both front and rear.



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I suspect it to be causing a misalignment/leak at the connection of my upper radiator hose.

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