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      10-07-2017, 09:33 PM   #881
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Seen you guys talking about brakes. I have Akebono Euro pads with stoptech direct fit slotted rotors. Less initial bite but less brake fade and probably stronger mid braking. Zero brake dust over long periods of time. OEM brakes are extremely grabby. Hard stops from 135 mph would cause brake fade. Even though I experience less brake fade now, I think that initial bite of the OEM probably shaves off a few feet on a 100-0 mph stop?

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      10-08-2017, 01:34 PM   #882
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Seen you guys talking about brakes. I have Akebono Euro pads with stoptech direct fit slotted rotors. Less initial bite but less brake fade and probably stronger mid braking. Zero brake dust over long periods of time. OEM brakes are extremely grabby. Hard stops from 135 mph would cause brake fade. Even though I experience less brake fade now, I think that initial bite of the OEM probably shaves off a few feet on a 100-0 mph stop?
Yeah. The Akebono's are suppose to have stock like braking and none to little brake dust. I still have them for my setup but the trade off is you have less brake dust. If you're looking for something that offers better bite, maybe consider Hawk brake pads.
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      10-15-2017, 02:20 PM   #883
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      10-16-2017, 12:50 PM   #884
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      11-13-2017, 05:17 PM   #885
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Need to pass the visual inspection part of SMOG check, anyone know of any shops? help a brother out PM me.
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      11-14-2017, 03:45 PM   #886
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Will they fit? Or will it be a good idea?
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      12-12-2017, 01:42 AM   #887
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Anyone have the tools/time to do an oil housing gasket on an N54? I'm in Concord but I can drive to whereever you're at.
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      12-12-2017, 03:29 PM   #888
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Anyone have the tools/time to do an oil housing gasket on an N54? I'm in Concord but I can drive to whereever you're at.
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anyone else having to re-verify their email and make a post to be 'upgraded'?
No, but I did just notice Chrome is saying the site isn't secure. Wonder how long it's been saying that...
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      02-05-2018, 12:03 AM   #891
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Anyone have the tools/time to do an oil housing gasket on an N54? I'm in Concord but I can drive to whereever you're at.
I dont have a tool but my friend might be able to help you out.
Im from concord too. I have a shop its called Shield autoworks.
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      02-05-2018, 01:33 PM   #893
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No, but I did just notice Chrome is saying the site isn't secure. Wonder how long it's been saying that...
A while..
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      02-09-2018, 05:06 PM   #894
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Hey guys,
I put this in NorCal shop thread as well, but not sure how much traffic that thread gets.

I have an MHD flash and had my charge tube replaced because it was cracked. The smog shop here in Livermore said it had to be CARB certified, even though I told him it didn't. Not sure if true or not

Can anyone recommend a smog shop that will "look the other way" and just smog my car?
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      02-16-2018, 09:37 AM   #895
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Hey NorCal guys finally found your thread! Rolling in from Modesto.
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New to the forum, anyone in the bay area running catless downpipes? Been wanting them but want to hear them in person before I commit and buy.
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      02-28-2018, 06:28 PM   #897
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Hey guys,
I put this in NorCal shop thread as well, but not sure how much traffic that thread gets.

I have an MHD flash and had my charge tube replaced because it was cracked. The smog shop here in Livermore said it had to be CARB certified, even though I told him it didn't. Not sure if true or not

Can anyone recommend a smog shop that will "look the other way" and just smog my car?
Not sure why I didn't get a thread-notice-email on this one, but I bet any other shop wouldn't know the difference, unless you're not using the stock diverter valves anymore. If using a BOV, they'll likely notice and flag it. What ended up happening?

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Hey NorCal guys finally found your thread! Rolling in from Modesto.
Nice ride!

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New to the forum, anyone in the bay area running catless downpipes? Been wanting them but want to hear them in person before I commit and buy.
Samey same as above. And in Montego Blue too. You look a little stuffed into the car (boom goes the Dad joke). I don't know anyone running catless DPs, and honestly haven't even figured out if my 2009 will need sniffer tested or just OBDII'd. Anyone else know for the Bay Area proper?
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      03-01-2018, 03:26 AM   #898
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California only does OBD + Visual inspection now. Sniffer is no longer needed.

CA smog places are picky. Sometimes down to hoses not being rated for water, fuel etc. I don’t know any places anymore .

For reference. PE Mod with AR DPs on my E92 prior to get an E82.

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      03-28-2018, 08:56 PM   #899
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Anyone can help me check or clear my seatbelt and airbag light?
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      03-30-2018, 12:53 PM   #900
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Hi guys, new here as well. First german car, 335d. So far so good, dashboard lit up with warning lights after 8 days of ownership, but I'm staying on top of it

Any local BMW meets in the bay area?
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      03-30-2018, 01:16 PM   #901
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Anyone can help me check or clear my seatbelt and airbag light?
Doubt anyone local will have a better idea than the rest of the forum on your other thread. I'll add my thoughts on that thread though.

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Hi guys, new here as well. First german car, 335d. So far so good, dashboard lit up with warning lights after 8 days of ownership, but I'm staying on top of it

Any local BMW meets in the bay area?
If you haven't started a thread in the main sections, I'd recommend it to help you get it figured out. If the dash is "lit up" quite a bit it might be a simple weak battery issue causing everything, but get the codes checked. Pretty common problem caused when the electrical system can't keep up with keeping all those new-car systems running properly, so they freak out and throw codes.
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