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Old 02-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #1821
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Finished my cooling overhaul! First BIG DIY I've ever done!
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #1822
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Finished my cooling overhaul! First BIG DIY I've ever done!
LMAO. I am doing that right now. Biggest and the MESSIEST!! I am a little stuck, a couple of pieces wont come off (lower rad hose) .

Steam cleaning the front of the engine, the coolant leak made a major mess.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #1823
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LMAO. I am doing that right now. Biggest and the MESSIEST!! I am a little stuck, a couple of pieces wont come off (lower rad hose) .

Steam cleaning the front of the engine, the coolant leak made a major mess.

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Keep working on it! You'll get it! I had to get the expansion tank out before I could get the two hoses off the bottom, they were awful. Also, a little piece of advice, when all is done remember to plug your maf back in so you don't drive around for a half hour freaking out you broke something!
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #1824
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Since I'm way ahead of schedule on my maintenance, I decided to treat myself to some new parts, since I haven't bought anything for the ride in a while:

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:54 PM   #1825
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today i put some 10mm spacers on the back...

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so much better....i may try some 12.5 or 15mm in the rear and move these up front
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:19 PM   #1826
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #1827
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #1828
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fan blade, belt, tensioner assembly, thermostat assembly, water pump some hoses and shes back up and running!! YESSSS
love the DIY's and fellow fanatics on here. you all rock
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:23 PM   #1829
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Been sitting in my parent's garage for almost a month now with a full tank of 93, two car covers over it and a battery tender attached. I don't have covered parking at my new apartment and am in the process of trying to lease a garaged parking place in the city. I'm getting sad just thinking about it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:26 PM   #1830
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:30 PM   #1831
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Just did brakes all round. I got lucky I had about a napkins width left on all of them. I was able to save the rotors. Changed the oil too.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:34 PM   #1832
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Been sitting in my parent's garage for almost a month now with a full tank of 93, two car covers over it and a battery tender attached. I don't have covered parking at my new apartment and am in the process of trying to lease a garaged parking place in the city. I'm getting sad just thinking about it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:38 PM   #1833
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:42 PM   #1834
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #1835
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:31 PM   #1836
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today i put some 10mm spacers on the back...

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so much better....i may try some 12.5 or 15mm in the rear and move these up front
are you lowered? if not you can def. do 15mm without rubbing. I am on 12mm rear lowered on h & r sport cupkit rub only if people are in my rear seats. 18x8.5's

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Getting excited to finally drive my car... it's been about 3 months...
just drove mine two days ago man it felt good
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:29 PM   #1837
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:03 AM   #1838
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:46 AM   #1839
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Ordered AE and am just about to take it to the car wash as itīs -10c here and donīt want the drive like an ice rink
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:40 AM   #1840
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Went to a local swap meet....got some stickers, an old bmwcca patch, turner motorsport poster


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here is a shot with my sport wheel trim (need the m trim now)

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