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Old 03-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #16721
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Fed up with the acceleration lag and the wobbly RPM needle and called DR Vanos to get me some seals :]
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #16722
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gonna pick up some screwdrivers for my e46 at harbor freight. i have almost every single tool except i can never seem to find a screwdriver =/
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #16723
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So I installed the trunk lip. I'm a bit skeptical on how I did, do you guys think the fitment is alright? I'm OCD over this right now.
Sorry but fitment looks like crap, it should be flush, I did the best job I could on my car, the trunk edge is flush but the sides are little bit off but not too bad. Honestly it's best to have two people install it, chances are better fitment.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #16724
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Mango, touché. Ill take those pics to a another forum. Ha.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #16725
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Yeah as soon as I put it on I knew it wasn't right. I took off the lip but the tapes adhesiveness is gone. Tomorrow ill scrape off the tape and purchase double sided tape from Home Depot. Lets hope it goes better tomorrow.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #16726
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Bled the cooling system, see if that keeps P1624 from popping up.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #16727
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gonna pick up some screwdrivers for my e46 at harbor freight. i have almost every single tool except i can never seem to find a screwdriver =/
I know the feeling.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #16728
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #16729
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Ok, so these headlights are exactly the same, one digit off since they are left/right.

One problem... Can someone steer me in the direction of adding the self leveling option. That or I'm gonna have to swap in the solid posts.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #16730
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #16731
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installed my block off plate from ecs...next up is vcg, vanos seals and oil change
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #16732
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Drove it home from school and noticed a creaking noise coming from the passenger side at low speeds.. Cant tell if its from the front or the back, but either way it doesn't sound too good
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #16733
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I painted my rusty brake rotors black on the center and edges, as well as painted the calipers red. It's subtle and good looking.
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Yeah as soon as I put it on I knew it wasn't right. I took off the lip but the tapes adhesiveness is gone. Tomorrow ill scrape off the tape and purchase double sided tape from Home Depot. Lets hope it goes better tomorrow.
You can break the adhesion with a heat gun, or hairdryer, or a bit of prying with your fingers...shouldn't be too big a deal.

Get some 3M double sided molding tape, and you will get it right.

Start by lining up the center, and stick it down.
Then, as Mango mentioned bend the edges to get the contour of each side lined up to the lip of the trunk, and press it down one side at a time.
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I painted my rusty brake rotors black on the center and edges, as well as painted the calipers red. It's subtle and good looking.
Red Calipers...Subtle?

To each their own, I find the painted caliper look to dwarf the caliper, it just makes it look tiny.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #16736
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I painted my rusty brake rotors black on the center and edges, as well as painted the calipers red. It's subtle and good looking.
Shoulda gone black or silver
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #16737
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Red Calipers...Subtle?

To each their own, I find the painted caliper look to dwarf the caliper, it just makes it look tiny.
You do have a point, but actually they look quite good on the car and they are definitely not flashy. I debated painting them for a while and as it turns out I'm glad i did.
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Shoulda gone black or silver
I thought about those colors, but wanted a nice accent color. I painted the rotors black though.
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Forgot to upload the picture. I think overall it looks much better and actually goes well with the green paint.
I think the exact opposite actually lol. But hey, its your car not mine. YOU like it and thats what matters man!
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