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Old 04-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #401
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Cholea. How's about next weekend? Lol. I'll buy lunch and beers.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:41 AM   #402
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next weekend i will be in san franciscooooo. after that weekend i should be free and done with school i hope.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #403
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^ You are very sweet haha. I'll bring out my camera for vanos, I'm upgrading my camera bro!
nice hopefully we can get in n out before this time
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #404
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midterms this week then finals right after.

just out of curiousity, who here would be interested in doing rtab's if i bought the tool?

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:15 AM   #405
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midterms this week then finals right after.

just out of curiousity, who here would be interested in doing rtab's if i bought the tool?
I would
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #406
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midterms this week then finals right after.

just out of curiousity, who here would be interested in doing rtab's if i bought the tool?
buy me the the power flex rtab and ill pay you for install
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:22 AM   #407
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:37 AM   #408
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ready for another fabulous day with the dunk. lol

cholea is doing my vanos seals tomorrow. I'm stoked

and ofhg and oil change plus expansion tank valve cover gasket and idler pulley. my car is gonna be healthy tommorw
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #409
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How much does ^ run? My car wants to be healthy too. Also a transmission flush.
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man steven, you didnt logout. - cholea
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #412
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It's official, took me only 2 hours to do vanos seals and 2 hours to do a oil filter housing gasket! We still ended up having a late night mission probably because we we're bsing around with my car at the same time. Steven is the worst set of hands lol. "Hand me the 13", 5 minutes later "I can't find it.", then I have to go check, "it's in the toolbox."
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #413
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nice!
How much did you spend on parts alone Steven?
I need this done...my car hit the 100k mark : )
funny...the engine feels stronger
what is the offset and size of your CSL wheels?
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #414
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Doh, that was me above. I couldn't sign out on his account for some reason. I don't know how much he spent, like 80 bucks I think. But his idle is spotless, not even close to a sign of hesitation. Took a long time because he couldn't find me the right tools haha.

And thousands of dollars later,


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Doh, that was me above. I couldn't sign out on his account for some reason. I don't know how much he spent, like 80 bucks I think. But his idle is spotless, not even close to a sign of hesitation. Took a long time because he couldn't find me the right tools haha.
don't be a hater cholea "let me get the 14 steven,. no the 17, wait its a 15! hurry up steven i don't wanna be hear all night! come on cholea wheres the ****ing toolbox? "

hahaha


i got the vanos seals from a guy on here that chickened out on his installed so i got them for 50 bucks shipped.

honeslty you'll be pissed about paying that much for such a small amount of material. but there is no other options




heres the deal if your car is newer than 2003 you can go up too 150k and your seals will need to be changed then. if your car is older than 2003 than you wanna change them at 100k.. i read just like everyone else about the seals failing at 15k because the oe material but in reality by looking at my seals that we took out its all about time not about mileage. since i have a 05 the seals were still in good shape but still the whole procedure was for my peace of mind ..

idler pulley 20 bucks pelicanparts.com

valve cover gasket 25 bucks pelican parts.com they will ask you if you want eh vcg rubber bolt spacer things for a buck each.. don't get them the 1;s u have on now are prob in perfect shape and i regret wasting the 15 bucks on them lol.


if you have anymore questions let me know.

btw cholea is a hacker and is like a mongoose working on my car takes 50 hours do change 6 spark plugs
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I see Chole didn't tell you about my spark plug skills lol
nice...I already did the valve cover gasket..
I need Vanos seals...pulley...maybe something more....there is a noise(like a rusted wheel spinning sound) from my engine....
Chole let me know brotha...did you have to wait for the parts to be shipped Steven? or is there a local pickup
I have a 2002 330i....want to do all the needed work at this landmark of 100k miles....100340.00k now lol
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I will called everything from pelican.. Rusted wheel is prob a pulley
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Steven, my car is still in pieces waiting for you to wash the rims.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #419
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cool...chole let me know when you have the man hours to give my car the 100k mile physical it needs lol I think I have spent more on making sure my car is healthy...than on my own health lol
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #420
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^ didnt i already give you a quote jose?


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