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    Quote Originally Posted by HoZy View Post
    I have one in the trunk, I'd like one in the cabin. Especially after having a new OEM FSU melt/burn up.

    I need to look at brackets I guess.

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    edit: just received an order from ECS Tuning that's missing parts, just my f'n luck! Now I have to wait until 1am AUS time to catch their live chat to tell them them it puts me back another 2-3weeks.
    Pissed off is an understatement.
    I know it might be expensive, but try calling them. I'd ask for at least a shipping refund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by computiNATEor View Post
    I know it might be expensive, but try calling them. I'd ask for at least a shipping refund.

    Oh I want them to send me the item I ordered & they didn't include. I need them, caliper guide pins for 135i brembo calipers.

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    "What did you do to your E39 today V2.0."

    Finished my oil pan gasket, rubber part was hardly rubber after 170k miles and more like brittle plastic as one can expect. Bolted everything back up but snapped the last subframe bolt as I was torquing it in. Super pissed. Going to take it to a shop to have them take care of it. I canít spend another day on my back lowering the subframe again and trying to drill that thing out. Any harm in driving with 5 of the 6 subframe bolts? I think it may be time to sell the car and just buy the m5 that I keep delaying for no good reason


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuskiE39 View Post
    I carry a small fire extinguisher in all 3 of my cars. Seen 4 cars/trucks this summer catch on fire.
    It's nice that you do, and that doesn't surprise me.

    I sure as hell hope to never use this on my car, or any others', really. Though I want to be equipped with one in the event it's necessary.


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    I don't need an extinguisher fire cause I'll just drive it into a lake or into neighbor's pool.



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    Quote Originally Posted by auaq View Post
    I don't need an extinguisher fire cause I'll just drive it into a lake or into neighbor's pool.

    I knew your car didn't leave your driveway if you're always near the neighbors pool! hahaha
    Quote Originally Posted by hakhawk
    I know first hand that owning a bmw isnt what made hozy the way he is, its just his charm
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikh23 View Post
    Finished my oil pan gasket, rubber part was hardly rubber after 170k miles and more like brittle plastic as one can expect. Bolted everything back up but snapped the last subframe bolt as I was torquing it in.


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    How did you possibly snap a SF bolt? They are pretty beefy.
    Sure, driving it with 5 bolts should be fine.

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    Woop, ECS sending out the missing part from the order. Annoyed at the delay but there was no hassle. And on that note, i'm off to bed now. 1am for me.

    GNight E39ers
    Quote Originally Posted by hakhawk
    I know first hand that owning a bmw isnt what made hozy the way he is, its just his charm
    Quote Originally Posted by geargrinder
    HoZY is good guy and has proven it many times by being a longtime participant in this community.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    How did you possibly snap a SF bolt? They are pretty beefy.
    Sure, driving it with 5 bolts should be fine.
    I asked myself the same thing. Had some corrosion on the threads which I tried to clean up with a wire brush and brake cleaner. All the others torqued fine. This one just kept turning with resistance. Should have trusted my gut and stopped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by freethrowdunk View Post
    It's nice that you do, and that doesn't surprise me.

    I sure as hell hope to never use this on my car, or any others', really. Though I want to be equipped with one in the event it's necessary.
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    "What did you do to your E39 today V2.0."

    Quote Originally Posted by nikh23 View Post
    Should have trusted my gut and stopped.
    Perhaps one of the most oft repeated phrases by mechanics. . Been there many times.

    It's why I am going to start taking the time to run a tap thru damn near everything before hardware goes in now. Was an upper timing cover with powdercoat overspray that screwed me over. Granted I didn't thread the tensioner cap in myself (buddy helping did), but I'm pretty sure I could have made the same error myself. Both of us missed seeing the threads when the cover went on. Never checked close enough after an already long day doing the timing chain / guides.
    Last edited by JimLev; 11-15-2017 at 10:10 PM. Reason: Edited because of profanity...watch it next time, OK

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    Perks of taking a college Brakes and Suspension class. Free alignments whenever I want. And with these crappy OC streets, its definitely a perk lol.

    Will be posting my next new goodie tomorrow evening. Lets just say I I'm adding some more fiber to my diet...

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    You lucky guy. They got a dyno?

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    That's an alignment rack.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    You lucky guy. They got a dyno?
    We do, but its for smog only lol. But yeah, I love having the rack. And even after I graduate, its still next to nothing to have it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoZy View Post
    I have one in the trunk, I'd like one in the cabin. Especially after having a new OEM FSU melt/burn up.

    I need to look at brackets I guess.

    Cheers
    Mat

    edit: just received an order from ECS Tuning that's missing parts, just my f'n luck! Now I have to wait until 1am AUS time to catch their live chat to tell them them it puts me back another 2-3weeks.
    Pissed off is an understatement.
    I ordered control arm bushings for my E46 last week and wouldn't ya know it... one was missing, can you guess which side was the one I needed? Yep.. car sat on a jack for over a week waiting for the shipping department to correct the issue - which doesn't help because its up for sale.. so... yeah...

    I actually just got done re-installing everything. I FR***ING HATE E46 suspension. What a nightmare design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyc Dito View Post
    Thanks, did not know about these!
    Don't hesitate. I love them. Beast trying to retrofit the OEM sunblinds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuskiE39 View Post
    Removed my LED halos, one of the bulbs kept tripping out so I put back in my OEM yellows...
    Made that mistake too. All stock from now on.
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    Adding some more fiber to my diet. Removing the sunroof cartridge saturday night. Huge thanks to NNTuning for another custom Carbon Fiber part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuskiE39 View Post
    I actually just got done re-installing everything. I FR***ING HATE E46 suspension. What a nightmare design.
    Wuuuut!? E46 is easyPeeze bro! Dayum it's the easiest suspensho I've ever worked on for the most part. You have no idea what you're (not) missing vs some other cars... On my C4 Audi the front swaybar was a loaded control arm locating member and a real bizarre beyotch to deal with...

    The E46 rear ball joints are a little PITA to pull and press but almost everything else is super easy to do on the floor in a home garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by setho View Post
    Adding some more fiber to my diet. Removing the sunroof cartridge saturday night. Huge thanks to NNTuning for another custom Carbon Fiber part.

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    Haha, cool! I've never cared for the sunroof in these cars. Failure prone, heavy, and plastic-y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by computiNATEor View Post
    Haha, cool! I've never cared for the sunroof in these cars. Failure prone, heavy, and plastic-y.
    Yeah minea been broken for the last 2 years. Can't wait to be rid of the rattling once and for all

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    went in to the Bavauto retail store and bought an 82mm wrench for my type 19 wheel lug covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by setho View Post
    Adding some more fiber to my diet. Removing the sunroof cartridge saturday night. Huge thanks to NNTuning for another custom Carbon Fiber part.

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    I'm interested in doing this in the future, can you post some pics of the installation process?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 540i m View Post
    I'm interested in doing this in the future, can you post some pics of the installation process?
    Ill be installing today if all goes well. Will update!

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    Well, part 1 is done...

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