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    Fuel Injectors. I had the smell of gas in the...

    Fuel Injectors. I had the smell of gas in the car, so I went ahead and bought some cleaned/refurbished ones from ebay. $95 - $19 core charge.

    Doing the oxygen sensors and resetting the...
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    BMWs do decelerate incredibly well..... has kept...

    BMWs do decelerate incredibly well..... has kept me out of jail. I don’t care if the LEO sees smoke coming off the tires; they need the reading, and i’m not giving it to them.
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    I think it’s the CV axles; Do these typically go...

    I think it’s the CV axles; Do these typically go bad? I want to get some used ones from someone parting out their car. They’re universal across the e46 (except M3), with the difference being...
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    You’re detecting Hondas' and others’ blind spot...

    You’re detecting Hondas' and others’ blind spot detection systems.

    Right now I’m leaning towards the Rodenso Pro M for $450. The only reason being the blind-spot detection filtering is supposed...
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    Radar Detectors in 2019

    What would you buy?

    After a roadtrip, my Escort 8500 X50 is showing its age. Way too many false alerts from stupid Hondas, and more range would be nice.
    Last time I shopped for a radar detector...
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    I see a lot for the front, but nothing for the...

    I see a lot for the front, but nothing for the back. I hear a very sublte sort of clunking that doesn’t resonate through the body (I don’t feel anything). Only at low speed.
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    CV Boot Noise

    I’m an idiot.

    When re-installing the CV joints I used a hammer to try to get them in to the axle. They refused, and in the end I used a chisel, dry ice, and a blowtorch.

    I think they’re making...
  8. Well, this happened: 35215

    Well, this happened:
    35215
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    Do you have a link or similar?

    Do you have a link or similar?
  10. This is my thought as well. I'm pretty confident...

    This is my thought as well. I'm pretty confident the springs are seated correctly. I've also driven it hard since then. Maybe the steering knuckle isn't seated all the way down, but I'm pretty...
  11. Installed new Struts, and now the front sits higher

    Sachs 290 949 and 290 950

    And now the front sits higher. The car doesn't seem to have quite the aggression it had.
    This was done in conjunction with new sway bar links, front control arms +...
  12. hhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggg beautiful car

    hhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggg beautiful car
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    So your injectors are still leaking but your car...

    So your injectors are still leaking but your car runs fine again?
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    Leaky Fuel Injector

    It's amazing that no matter how much TLC you put into the car, there's always something new.

    After doing the O2 sensors, new battery, front control arms, struts, control arm bushings, tie rods,...
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    Whoops.... That wasn't my intention

    Whoops....
    That wasn't my intention
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    Coupes really do look amazing..... I'm glad I...

    Coupes really do look amazing..... I'm glad I have my sedan, but damn don't the coupes look good.
  17. I'm happy with my carbon fiber trim xD

    I'm happy with my carbon fiber trim xD
  18. you still have them?

    you still have them?
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    I wouldn't do them if the shop has said they are...

    I wouldn't do them if the shop has said they are good, unless now is an especially convenient time for you to do them.

    That being said, if you do go ahead, use OEM Lemförder, and remove the entire...
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    And installed. 3 hours of intense work. New...

    And installed. 3 hours of intense work. New control arm bushings as well. Hopefully they'll seat properly once the car is lowered.

    So I've got new struts (OEM Sachs), sway bar links, tie rods,...
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    You could sand and paint it.

    You could sand and paint it.
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    The bushings are good, but I've concluded I'm...

    The bushings are good, but I've concluded I'm just going to do it.
    They're the orignal parts with 160k miles. Even if they're good now, if they go bad in 20k miles I have to shit $200 for another...
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    Front Lower Control Arms

    How do I know when my front lower control arms go bad?
    I have a brand new set of Lemförder Control Arms. I had my left side control arm removed. I had every intention of installing it.... but I...
  24. Damn that's a good price. I wonder what...

    Damn that's a good price. I wonder what maintenance they will encounter
  25. 29k-Mile 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP Convertible A/T

    Not mine, but could be interesting for someone who really wants it:
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-bmw-330-16/

    [edit]

    Oops, I can't read. There's already a thread on this one, and I...
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