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Old 03-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #17201
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At least the paint's protected now.

BTW Native Americans don't know **** about summoning rain. Their rain dances are a bunch of crap. I can summon rain within 12 hours of applying any Meguiar's product to my car.
+1 on that. Whenever I want rain I use Meguiar's Deep Crystal wax on the car. I can cure global warming all by myself.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #17202
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I just installed a brand new URO regulator on front passenger side. The old one surprisingly wasn't broken! The cables came off the wheels and I think I know what happened.

Three years ago I installed new URO Parts regulators from BMAparts. During that time, one guy in his DIY said he installed zip ties as PM around the cables so they won't come off in the future. Well I was 50/50 on this and I decided to do this on the passenger side only as an experiment. Here we are today and the ziptie was mangled. looks like it had been snagging or getting caught which lead to the regulators demise. The clips that usually broke on the OE regulator were inspected on the 3-year old used URO regulator and they still looked perfect. Nothing was broken or strained. So there you have it. If you install new regulators, install them AS IS. Don't touch them or modify them.

$55 lesson learned! My heavily used driver's side regulator is still perfect
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #17203
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I just installed a brand new URO regulator on front passenger side. The old one surprisingly wasn't broken! The cables came off the wheels and I think I know what happened.

Three years ago I installed new URO Parts regulators from BMAparts. During that time, one guy in his DIY said he installed zip ties as PM around the cables so they won't come off in the future. Well I was 50/50 on this and I decided to do this on the passenger side only as an experiment. Here we are today and the ziptie was mangled. looks like it had been snagging or getting caught which lead to the regulators demise. The clips that usually broke on the OE regulator were inspected on the 3-year old used URO regulator and they still looked perfect. Nothing was broken or strained. So there you have it. If you install new regulators, install them AS IS. Don't touch them or modify them.

$55 lesson learned! My heavily used driver's side regulator is still perfect
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #17204
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Installed the cold weather CCV. Don't know what all the fuss is about...LOL.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #17205
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #17206
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Actually looks good. Might take this into consideration. My pillars look dull.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #17207
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Actually looks good. Might take this into consideration. My pillars look dull.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...-Pillar-Covers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-3-Series...item3ccfd3f1d7

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #17208
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Replaced the leather pull on the rear floor lid of my wagon

Hey e46 wagon fanatics,

Bought my 2002 325xiT recently -- and had been using the leather "tail" attached to the rear floor lid (which covers the spare wheel well and upper "smuggling compartment") to open the lid with my left hand while shoving things underneath with my right. Doable, but not so elegant.

While at the dealer buying something else, I noticed another customer calmly hanging his rear floor lid off the rubber surround between the rear hatch and the body. He then proceeded to load his smuggling compartment with two free hands. Cool.

When I asked him what mod he had done to attach the hanging feature, he seemed confused. I finally realized the feature he was using was actually stock -- my hook had broken off during the car's previous life, leaving only the "tail" behind.

$16 later, I had the replacement leather loop from the dealer. The plastic hook clips to the lid assembly when not in use, leaving a small leather loop to grab when initially raising the lid.

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #17209
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #17210
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Did a little carbon fiber wrapping



You mean Vinyl wrap

The weave on the pillars don't line up, if you have extra vinyl, consider aligning the vinyl and reapplying.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #17211
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Finally dialed in the coilovers and waxed it up!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #17212
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:29 PM   #17213
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #17214
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:50 PM   #17215
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:26 AM   #17216
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:21 AM   #17217
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That's a pretty **** parody of Mango's maintenance strategy.
I'm serious. Lmao.

The drivers sun visor get used a lot more then the passenger side an the tension is not what it used to be.

I don't know if there's a way to re-tension the visor so it folds up tightly against the headliner like the passenger side does. Or do I just have to replace it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:44 AM   #17218
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #17219
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I wonder how bad that CF vinyl will look after one summer being on the exterior of the car. Or even one rainy night.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #17220
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I'm serious. Lmao.

The drivers sun visor get used a lot more then the passenger side an the tension is not what it used to be.

I don't know if there's a way to re-tension the visor so it folds up tightly against the headliner like the passenger side does. Or do I just have to replace it.
Oh haha. Sorry.

I guess you'd have to replace it. You can't really repair those things if they are made similarly to the ones I handled all the time.

What I did for my E46:

Got pulled over for the first time on the way to work. 74 in a 55. Anyway the plant I work at is in a tiny town. My coworker's dad is THE police officer. He let me go haha. I am disappointed that I already used my "get out of a ticket free" perk. If I get pulled over again, he'd have to ticket me. I think 1 year is enough to reset that right?

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