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Old 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #18681
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If you are looking for a new hose I have a brand new one could sell it to you ship it out today. Let me know. Here is a picture of it. I am in toronto canada. Attachment 503590

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Thanks for the offer, but M3 hoses are different
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:25 PM   #18682
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I need to do this, is it pretty simple?
shouldn't be. i'll let you guys know this weekend. sap is in the way.

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I did sit through some traffic the other night. Temperatures were around 85C - which is barely higher than typical, and I can get it higher by driving hard, even at high speeds. Oil temps were pretty normal. + I do have a mechanical fan

Either way I'll replace it, but I'm not going to attempt going farther until that extra hose arrives
cool. that mechanical fan probably helps a great deal.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #18683
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Thanks for the offer, but M3 hoses are different
Ok sorry I thought it was for a 325i still. Dam! I was actually looking today at an 2007 M3 but already committed to a 2006 323i what do you guys think? I love the drive its smooth and although I would rather the 325xii like to move up slowly. So by Tuesday if the 2002 325i don't sell I will be updating my profile to 3 BMW tjis is sickening! Hahahah! Anyone looking for an excellent deal on a 2002 325i.

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #18684
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My last final was at 10:30pm last night. To celebrate, I put my new headlight lenses in this morning and washed my car.
*For the record, the khoalty lenses work and fit perfect.*
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #18685
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Looking quite nice.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #18686
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Looking quite nice.
Thank you!
All my hard work and money is paying off.
Next on the order is front turn signals. One of mine has the smallest rock chip in it and it bothers me to no end.
I have a little more than $1200 of new parts going in this coming week. Can't wait till everything is in and settled.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #18687
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My last final was at 10:30pm last night. To celebrate, I put my new headlight lenses in this morning and washed my car.
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Nice, now u can enjoy the summer. If you haven't already, feel free to check out my college thread see sig. Plenty nice cars in there


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Old 05-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #18688
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #18689
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Could you post a follow up on this?
Sure, just sanded everything with a friend.

Tomorrow im going to set up a tarp "paintbooth" to do the painting in.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #18690
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Replaced my Final Stage Resistor (Or FSU or Hedgehodge). Only took about 45 mins, now the blower for my A/C isn't pulsating anymore. Couldn't have done it without the help of this video


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Old 05-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #18691
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #18692
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Installed my rear 15mm ECS tuning spacers and gave it a full wash/wax. Next week I will go nuts for Bimmerfest. My car is so dialed in right now, the handling is incredible with my new sway bars and endlinks.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #18693
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It's incredible how much new lenses help a car out. I can't stand yellow, faded lenses. It makes the car look cheap. Clear, shiny lenses bring it back to looking like a new car.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #18694
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #18695
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #18696
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Installed my front coil overs! Its pretty straightforward but time consuming. Doing the rears tomorrow with adjustments on Sunday. Going for a healthy drop
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:09 PM   #18697
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #18698
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Finally got that coolant sensor out. I superglued the part that initially pulled out into the body, depressed the tabs with some thin screw drivers, clamped onto the sensor with some vice grips, and pulled while twisting the thing. Finally came loose, and I didn't break anything. Put the new temp sensor in, and all is good. No leaks or anything as far as I can tell.

Also installed a new cabin air filter. I ordered an activated charcoal one from Mahle (LAK 102). Unlike the genuine BMW 3M filter and the Mann clone, the Mahle variant has a metal frame with a foam seal. It fit better than the Mann one too (the Mann was ever so slightly too large; had to force it in there which deformed some of the surrounding plastic)

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Old 05-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #18699
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #18700
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