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      04-08-2021, 01:42 PM   #16479
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They are zinc dichromate coated and I wiped the insides with wd40 corrosion inhibitor. The rotors I took off were rusty af these will last for a bit. I bought the cheap ones cause they only have to last until I get to phase 2 of this car which will include upgrade to the larger brakes I removed from the 330i when I replaced them. It's just the bracket pads and rotors that are different, they use the same calipers.
The rear are different on 325i. The 330i has bigger parking brake. All fronts are interchangeable.
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The rear are different on 325i. The 330i has bigger parking brake. All fronts are interchangeable.
The sticking part that's preventing me from doing it now is the only way to replace the rear dust shields (without cutting them off and cutrting/forcing them on is to pull the hubs off the wheel bearings. It has bearings in it's future along with the subframe bushings, it will all get done at the same time. Also in that round it will inherit the OEM 330i exhaust when that gets upgraded.
Todaty tho it's getting a 3SI manifold
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      04-08-2021, 02:28 PM   #16481
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Well I didn't do anything to my E90 today but I did something for it. Does that count? It's still in storage until Sunday. I swapped out the studded winter tire set for the summers on the Golf and I switched the winter wheels for the summer set on my truck. I am so happy to get those noisy BFGs off the truck. It's so much smoother and quieter with the Goodyears...looks better too. Now I have that chore out of the way so I can focus on the e90 next week.
Oh and it looks like I need to give the truck a good wash, it's filthy.
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      04-08-2021, 03:00 PM   #16482
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Put her back together after doing oil pan gasket, engine mounts, O2 sensors and coolant hoses.


EVERYTHING is easier to reach with that subframe dropped:


A little cleaner now:


Hopefully that means she will be reliable for road trips and towing the motorcycle all summer.

Last weekend was this:
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      04-08-2021, 06:34 PM   #16483
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Been at it for a couple hours trying to get my passenger door open. Actuator is as broken as it possibly could be. It won't unlock at all. I've tried everything in the book to no avail
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Been at it for a couple hours trying to get my passenger door open. Actuator is as broken as it possibly could be. It won't unlock at all. I've tried everything in the book to no avail
Mini grinder... that'll get it open.
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      04-08-2021, 07:21 PM   #16485
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Blacked out the chrome window trim...wish i would of wrapped it instead of painted it but whatever itís done
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      04-08-2021, 07:41 PM   #16486
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The sticking part that's preventing me from doing it now is the only way to replace the rear dust shields (without cutting them off and cutrting/forcing them on is to pull the hubs off the wheel bearings. It has bearings in it's future along with the subframe bushings, it will all get done at the same time. Also in that round it will inherit the OEM 330i exhaust when that gets upgraded.
Todaty tho it's getting a 3SI manifold
Just cut off the rim and leave the rest of the plate if you're fitting bigger discs, it'll be fine.
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Just cut off the rim and leave the rest of the plate if you're fitting bigger discs, it'll be fine.
I'm gonna hope you're joking.
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Been at it for a couple hours trying to get my passenger door open. Actuator is as broken as it possibly could be. It won't unlock at all. I've tried everything in the book to no avail
Mini grinder... that'll get it open.
Took a little bit of persuasion with a flathead but I got it open Twas a royal pain heh
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New used californey ebay sway bar to replace the rusty one I took off, suspension is complete.
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Put her back together after doing oil pan gasket, engine mounts, O2 sensors and coolant hoses.

How many miles on your car and what was the condition of the engine mounts?

Also, any tips and takeaways for the entire oil pan gasket job?
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I got the HEAT back! Itís working now, I refilled the system with coolant today, it immediately started to leak where the brand new Mickey Mouse hose was connected to the cylinder head. Had to pump out the coolant from the expansion tank using fluid transfer pump and pulled that hose out. Turned out the oring sort of folded backward in one spot, had to give it a massage to bring back to normal shape. After that, filled up, bled the system, no leaks and let it idle for a few mins. Runs nice and blows nice hot air from the vents. Iíll be warm and toasty now)
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I got my wifi dongle in the mail so I drove around to test it out with a recently flashed e30 map. Car feeling great!

Btw, can someone point me out on how to disable the wiper fluid sensor in Protools? I'm planning on fixing the leaking fluid tank but it's low on the priorities right now and I'd like my car to stop nagging at me in the mean time
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The wiper fluid warning is one thing you can't code out I'm afraid. Eventually it'll stop popping up, provided you don't refill it before you fix it. Supposedly you can emulate the sensor itself, you just connect the two wires that go to it together. If that makes sense
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The wiper fluid warning is one thing you can't code out I'm afraid. Eventually it'll stop popping up, provided you don't refill it before you fix it. Supposedly you can emulate the sensor itself, you just connect the two wires that go to it together. If that makes sense
Iíve never seen it just give up and stop warning you.
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I saw a thread the other day where someone used locking pliers to hold up a hood with bad shocks. A few people were amazed with the idea LOL.
There is a tool made for it I guess.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Hood-Tr....m46890.l49286
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Put her back together after doing oil pan gasket, engine mounts, O2 sensors and coolant hoses.


EVERYTHING is easier to reach with that subframe dropped:


A little cleaner now:


Hopefully that means she will be reliable for road trips and towing the motorcycle all summer.

Last weekend was this:
Love seeing the e91 with some towing action.
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Yes, thatís a nice wagon (and a bike). Is that 848 or 1098(1198)?
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Added new OEM side turn markers. Huge difference having fresh clear lenses!
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Also, got my front bumper and hood repainted, and replaced fresh stock light housings.
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Added new OEM side turn markers. Huge difference having fresh clear lenses!
I changed my passenger side one when my indy changed the drivers side one.

I wonder why they changed the drive side one? I didn't ask them too

Maybe it broke or something while they were working under the hood? I've got no clue.

I brought a TYC one off Amazon for $12 I think
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