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Old 04-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #18021
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Your cats are fine if it's only the precat O2 sensors giving an error. You probably just have a vacuum leak. CCV hoses maybe.
I will definitely check the CCV hoses. I have been getting 18.6MPG in town and I just installed the new O2 pre cat sensors, reset the MPG gauge and ran a quick errand. The gauge now reads 25.8 but I'm sure that it will lower a bit in a couple of days.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #18022
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Is that MPH or MPG in the pic?
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #18023
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It is MPG. Although, the MPH is similar since I live in downtown Atlanta.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #18024
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #18025
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Gathering courage and patience to do the CCV
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #18026
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Is that MPH or MPG in the pic?
Using the zoom and enhance option on my Eturbotronic46 keyboard I was able to determine that it is MPG.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #18027
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #18028
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #18029
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Been a busy day in total:
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2. Replaced the parking brake boot
3. Replaced the shift boot
4. Properly cleaned my summer wheels. If anyone thinks that spray-n-wash **** works, you're delirious. Elbow grease, bitches.
5. Went ballistic on my interior. If it wasn't carpet, it got scrubbed with this purple-y Lysol scrubs. What. A. World. Of. Difference. Even shoved the wipes into the crevices with q-tips.
6. Decided to shadow line wrap my window trim.

Tomorrow I'll wash and wax. Today it was drizzle-y.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #18030
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Finally got the car registered in the state I've been living in for the past year and a half. (Tags from my former state finally expired.)

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #18031
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Gathering courage and patience to do the CCV
After watching a couple videos on CCV's I don't know if I would attempt it. Good luck!
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #18032
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After watching a couple videos on CCV's I don't know if I would attempt it. Good luck!
I did mine last year, took me like 4 hours from opening the hood and closing the hood. But I did also change my dip stick guide tube at the same time. Wasn't too bad just need to be patient
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #18033
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #18034
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Order new wheels and shoes to replace the OE 16s; Should arrive by Friday. 17x7.5 Drag DR37 - Hyper Black, 225/45-17 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #18035
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More cooling things
Mango was right again
so got a new water pump and return pipe from the heater core in to the ET also fully flushed out the system again( 1 week old fluid) and refilled with BMW blueLOL
so the only thing in my cooling thats original is the lower hose so it should be Ok for now will need to focus on control arms since mine are from "master pro" and failed with in a year if not less(small loose feel) also will have to do the Trailing arm bushings that have been sitting in the trunk for weeks
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #18036
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Got knocked with quarter sized hail for a mile on my way home :/
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #18037
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it hailed ? today ? in Chicago land ? srs ?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #18038
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I did mine last year, took me like 4 hours from opening the hood and closing the hood. But I did also change my dip stick guide tube at the same time. Wasn't too bad just need to be patient
That doesn't seem too bad. I don't think I'll be taking out the IM so it's gonna be a tight install for sure.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #18039
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That doesn't seem too bad. I don't think I'll be taking out the IM so it's gonna be a tight install for sure.
Yea, I didn't take the IM either but you can wiggle it into place with no problem. Just gotta have patients especially if your installing the insulated version
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #18040
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it hailed ? today ? in Chicago land ? srs ?
Down in Central IL. Open country land. Rain all week..
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