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Old 03-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #17101
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New water pump with metal impeller, new water pump pulley bolts (since two were missing!! yikes!!!),
front brake pads and rotors, brake sensor, new coolant and oil change! She runs smooth again!!

Also in the last 3 months: new spark plugs, DISA valve, radiator fan clutch!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #17102
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New water pump with metal impeller, new water pump pulley bolts (since two were missing!! yikes!!!),
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Also in the last 3 months: new spark plugs, DISA valve, radiator fan clutch!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #17103
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Replaced OFHG and VANOS line with new washers. Oil and filter change with mobile one 0W-40 Euro. Changed MT fluid with Pentosin MTF2. Changed rear diff fluid with AMSOIL severe gear 75W-90. Removed CCV system to inpect and clean. Degreased engine from oil leaking from OFHG. Finished up all maintenance and went for a test drive and as I rolled down my windows the RR window reg broke. Looks like I know what I'm doing next weekend! No good deed goes unpunished.
Good choice on diff fluid. I'm running the same in the BMW and my S2000. I went with Amsoil in the BMW for the tranny and it's a little notchier now
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #17104
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #17105
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #17106
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adjusted the latch on all four doors to slightly push them in to where they perfectly align. Now all doors open with a reassuring pop like a german car should. I also installed new clips on the front headlight wiring loom that attaches to the radiator support. looks factory fresh
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #17107
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These car doors do have a very satisfying "THUD" when closed. Enough to the point I don't need to dynamat it!

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #17108
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put the peddle to the metal!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #17109
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These car doors do have a very satisfying "THUD" when closed. Enough to the point I don't need to dynamat it!
i thought my doors *opened* solid before. nice difference after adjusting the latches.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #17110
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put the peddle to the metal!
ped·dle
verb (used with object)
1. to carry (small articles, goods, wares, etc.) from place to place for sale at retail; hawk.

2. to deal out, distribute, or dispense, especially in small quantities: to peddle radical ideas.

3. to sell (drugs) illicitly.


verb (used without object)
4. to go from place to place with goods, wares, etc., for sale at retail.

5. to occupy oneself with trifles; trifle.

ped·al
noun
1. a foot-operated lever used to control certain mechanisms, as automobiles, or to play or modify the sounds of certain musical instruments, as pianos, organs, or harps.

2. a leverlike part worked by the foot to supply power in various mechanisms, as the bicycle.

3. Music. a. a foot-operated keyboard, as on an organ or harpsichord.

b. any of the keys of such a keyboard.

c. pedal point.

verb (used without object)
4. to work or use the pedals, as in playing an organ or propelling a bicycle.

verb (used with object)
5. to work the pedals of (an organ, bicycle, etc.).



I am currently excercising the 5th definition of peddle, ironically.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #17111
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ped·dle
/***712;pedl/

*******>********>
Verb
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  • Try to sell (something, esp. small goods) by going from house to house or place to place.
  • Sell (an illegal drug or stolen item).


ped·al /***712;pedl/

*******>********>
Noun
*******>********>
A foot-operated lever or control for a vehicle, musical instrument, or other mechanism, in particular.

Verb
*******>********>
Move by working the pedals of a bicycle.

Adjective
*******>********>
Of or relating to the foot or feet.



at least he didn't say put the peddle to the medal
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #17112
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:02 AM   #17113
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Mango, find a fix for the wind noise the mirrors produce

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:04 AM   #17114
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Mango, find a fix for the wind noise the mirrors produce

Mirror delete mod. Also comes with sideswipe paint mod.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #17115
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Mango, find a fix for the wind noise the mirrors produce

hmm i haven't noticed any wind noise. describe it
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #17116
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Mirror delete mod. Also comes with sideswipe paint mod.
Been there, done that. Expensive mod.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #17117
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #17118
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puller not at all necessary. people are unable to pull the arms without using a puller because they aren't paying attention/don't have detailed hands. Push down on the part of the arm that bends/pivots while using your other hand on the very end of the wiper arm (near the nut) to pull the wiper straight up. If you pull at an angle, they won't come off. this can be done in 10 seconds.
This. I didn't even really have to use my other hand. I just pushed on the pivot point a bunch of times and it worked itself up. Didn't have to pull on anything with much force at all. Super easy.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #17119
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Drove it 500+ miles yesterday. Didn't miss a beat. Averaged 26 MPG with a full load of luggage at 85 mph+
Nice...you back down here?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #17120
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just ordered a new license plate holder for the rear (old one has a missing receiver for one of the bolts) so my license plate rattles when i shut the trunk, new seal for the brake booster check valve (pm), one headlight wire loom clip i forgot to order, and four flush mount allen-head license plate screws. all from ecstuning. total came out to be $44 shipped for all that.
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