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      10-17-2021, 07:53 PM   #18943
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Looking back, I'm not sure why I didn't address this sooner but… My front bumper and hood needed some fixing from rock chips and the moron who owned it before me scraping some paint off on the sides. Little wet sanding and a paint correction and this 07' 328xi with 167,xxx miles looks as good as it drives, which is about perfect if I may say. Winter wheel setup at the moment as I'm from New England. Interior is mint but I need some saddle sport seats up front with power, heat and memory. Random m5 for eye candy in the back ground.
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      10-18-2021, 12:05 AM   #18944
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Little wet sanding and a paint correction
I went sanded some chips and such on my hood after filling them up with touch up paint. Wet sanded one a previous person over filled with paint as well (knocked down the paint build up). Turned out well.

You can do this on the plastic bumper as well?
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Little wet sanding and a paint correction
I went sanded some chips and such on my hood after filling them up with touch up paint. Wet sanded one a previous person over filled with paint as well (knocked down the paint build up). Turned out well.

You can do this on the plastic bumper as well?
I believe so. I had it professionally done as when I started to fill paint chips I didn't like the finished product. Bumper was a full respray as it was bad. Guy wet sanded to blend old and new paint before the paint correction on the non-new paint.
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Finished putting together my headlight a week ago, took over 12ft of heat shrink to cover most cables, missing turn signal wires and a couple others. Adaptives still don't work because I have the cables at the connector mixed up. Never attempt to do the wiring without removing the lens, it's extremely time consuming and dumb.

With the bumper off it was a perfect time to finally restore my headlights, finishing at 3:30am . They're about 8.5/10 now, the car is looking much better. I used meguiars headlight clear coat to permanently seal them. Only did two coats but I hope that's enough to keep them nice for a while.
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Changed my fuel pressure regulator.
Took 20 minutes. Not sure how a DIY I saw said it would take 3 hours.
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I believe so. I had it professionally done as when I started to fill paint chips I didn't like the finished product. Bumper was a full respray as it was bad. Guy wet sanded to blend old and new paint before the paint correction on the non-new paint.
Ok, thanks. I assumed you did it yourself, DIY.
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Changed my fuel pressure regulator.
Took 20 minutes. Not sure how a DIY I saw said it would take 3 hours.
Mine was a pain in the ass to remove lol. It lead to the next day. New regulator broke during install. Had to pull a part off the old one to get it going
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Mine was a pain in the ass to remove lol. It lead to the next day. New regulator broke during install. Had to pull a part off the old one to get it going
Maybe I got lucky, LOL.
I did think it was going to be a PITA also. I started it with 1 hour of daylight left, worried I wouldnít finish.

The worst part was probably pushing the hoses across the tank and trying to find them. But the rest was easy.
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Mine was a pain in the ass to remove lol. It lead to the next day. New regulator broke during install. Had to pull a part off the old one to get it going
Maybe I got lucky, LOL.
I did think it was going to be a PITA also. I started it with 1 hour of daylight left, worried I wouldn’t finish.

The worst part was probably pushing the hoses across the tank and trying to find them. But the rest was easy.
Agreed. The hardest part (aside from the mishap) for me was the locking collars. They were on there pretty good
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Replaced another stock vacuum line with an upgraded silicone red one. Doing them one by one over time :-)
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Replaced another stock vacuum line with an upgraded silicone red one. Doing them one by one over time :-)
Lets see what you got going so far
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Maybe I got lucky, LOL.
I did think it was going to be a PITA also. I started it with 1 hour of daylight left, worried I wouldnít finish.

The worst part was probably pushing the hoses across the tank and trying to find them. But the rest was easy.
Took me about 45 min to do mine last week. I also thought it was going to take 1.5-2 hours but was pleasantly surprised lol
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On the flip side, I think I need a fuel pressure regulator. But, I am going to put some techron fuel system cleaner in to see if that'll fix the slow start issue.

If not, time to order the fuel pressure regulator.
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Took me about 45 min to do mine last week. I also thought it was going to take 1.5-2 hours but was pleasantly surprised lol
Yea not bad.
Now I donít have to tell people I just pumped gas when they ask what the gasoline smell is, LOL!

Hopefully my mpg goes up. 15.1 avg is pretty bad.
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Yea not bad.
Now I donít have to tell people I just pumped gas when they ask what the gasoline smell is, LOL!

Hopefully my mpg goes up. 15.1 avg is pretty bad.
haha same here. My housemate asked me what the gas smell was in the garage a day or so after I finally changed it, he said he was looking for any gas cans or anything like that to move outside when he noticed the smell one day.
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Lets see what you got going so far
Just the ones on the drivers side. I spent some time yesterday trying to pull the ones off that come out of the top of the cannisters (where they connect on the other end, not at the top of the cannisters) but could not get them lose. I can't get my hands in them to cut with a utility blade either. They are newer, I just want to replace them to red for the coolness factor :-)
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Sony makes a great line of Walkmans now that can hold a lot of music. The DAC audio converter is top notch as is the amp that drives headphones. I use it via my E90's AUX input. It also connects to an audio system via Bluetooth.
Oh nice, I may look into that soon. My current audio setup is a FiiO BTR5 headphone amp, plugged into a charger and the AUX in the center console. It turns on and off with the car, and automatically connects to my phone via Bluetooth. It's pretty nice...I don't ever have to mess with the head unit, really, other than changing volume.


There are times I forget the BTR or I can't use my phone for music, so having a bunch of preloaded music on the car would he really nice.
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Installed Tint Protector moleskin felt in preparetion for window tint. Stupid BMW for not felting the lower lip of E90 window seals like the top lip.

Save some money and pay $25 for a 10' roll instead of the $30 "BMW specific" kit. They're the same 1" wide tape and 10' leaves you with 2' of extra.

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Got the two hoses coming off the top of the canisters replaced without breaking a nipple.
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