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Old 06-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #19721
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got my bilstein struts put in. ordering angel eyes/euro taillights. Then ordering bilstein shocks, h&r springs, B&M short shifter kit, and some new endlinks.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #19722
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I've seen and heard it in person twice now, where people use an impact to tighten the endlinks down to the strut, but don't use a deep enough socket so they're not fully tightened. I suppose the same could happen with a ratchet but you'd more than likely know. Might want to recheck the bolt torque.


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Old 06-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #19723
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Got 2 estimates to take care of the little bits of rust and the small dent in the nose. Recharged the air conditioning system. Nice and chilly now.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #19724
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Plasti-dipped wheels purple. Giving my old 325ci to my girlfriend this weekend.before I get flamed, it was her suggestion and I didn't want to drop a few hundred getting the wheels powercoated cuz she always changes her mind
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #19725
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Cleaned up my repaired wheels. I went to three tire shops and they didn't have the tires I needed



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Old 06-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #19726
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #19727
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Deer ran in front of me last night. Swerved to miss it and it face planted my driver mirror and broke the glass off. I'm getting it fixed today.

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Old 06-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #19728
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Cleaned up my repaired wheels. I went to three tire shops and they didn't have the tires I needed
Good choice on fixing the wheels jake! Hope it wasn't too expensive on the wallet!
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #19729
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Ordered new M3 motor and transmission mounts, as well as clutch bushing and floor mats. Original drivers side mat has an annoying ridge that constantly catches my heel when I shift.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:05 PM   #19730
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Found out I have a P111F code (still can't find a clear answer of what that is)
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:27 PM   #19731
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My wind shield sun screen arrived! I got the CoverCraft one. Same thing as the "official" BMW one, but without the BMW logo. I don't feel like that needs to be advertised. The grill makes it obvious enough.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:11 PM   #19732
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Replaced SAP mounts, debadged, then a nice wash, polish w/ sealant and wax Attachment 508827


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Old 06-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #19733
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197's... Drool and want!


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Old 06-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #19734
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Got a new key, fixed my outdoor temp sensor and installed homelink with rolling codes!


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Old 06-05-2013, 02:31 AM   #19735
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Fairing is amazing. It's pretty much silent now

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:26 AM   #19736
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I gave my girl a polish and wax / gloss started her yesterday but got to hot on the paint so been on her this morning for the last 3 hours, just a clean inside and sorted, next task is sort out my alloys!
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:36 AM   #19737
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I gave my girl a polish and wax / gloss started her yesterday but got to hot on the paint so been on her this morning for the last 3 hours, just a clean inside and sorted, next task is sort out my alloys!
What did u use look good?

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:41 AM   #19738
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Hi Gluna, I used Autoglym Shampoo & Conditioner to wash then Autoglym Super Resin Polish and the Autoglym Gloss / Wax to finish. The Gloss / Wax is leave for an hour then buff.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:59 AM   #19739
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Thought about driving it since its been sitting in my garage untouched for 2 years.......then didn't.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #19740
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Finally went over to by friends place to hit up the dyno. Real happy with my numbers. Car is a 2002 330i with only headers and UUC pulleys. Will be going for a AA tune and custom exhaust. Will dyno again after. Was a brisk 57* out when we dynoed the car this am.
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