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What did you do to/for your BMW today?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by E46BAV90, May 18, 2011.

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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    Yup, did the same thing on Saturday. Installed the winter tires on Sunday. Still sitting there today - drove the 911 for 2 days of rain (the M3 is currently the cleanest of the two cars) and will drive the M3 tomorrow when the sun comes out. :)
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    floydarogers

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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    I guess you and I prove that Porsches are better daily drivers. ;)

    I remember when I lived up in PA driving by a nice new 5 series flailing in the snow (stuck at an intersection failing to get traction) while my 911 purred by laughing. :D
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    No, it's not the weather keeping me out of the roadster, it's the time—or, rather, the lack of it. Reading back over my comments in this thread, I see that it's a chronic problem.

    So what I'm doing for the car today? Plugging in the Battery Tender so it will start when I take it out on Friday!
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    Dragkar

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    Painted wheels with my paint stick! Looking gooood!
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    steven s

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    Replaced cracked coolant expansion tank in the Mini.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    I just changed the cabin air filters on the M3, then found the same Mann filters $20 cheaper on Amazon than the ones I bought from ECS.... grrrrrr!
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    steven s

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    Replaced oil filter housing bushing and gasket on the M42.
    Sprayed down with simple green to clean off the gunk.
    Two trips to the hand held car wash and I still see more gunk on the timing chain cover.

    Cardboard under the car over night and there's still something dripping.
    Now I think it's down to just power steering fluid.

    Yet to clean the ICV.
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    steven s

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    Fixed power steering leak. Cheapest fix to date.
    After cleaning the bottom of the reservoir and hoses I saw a little seepage from one of the hoses at the reservoir.
    Looks like a slight tear at the hose clamp. Replaced the hose clamp and no more leak.

    So far.
    For the first time I have at least one car not leaking something. :)
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    I remember having cars that leaked. That's why I switched to BMWs. Well, one reason, anyway.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    I took mine to the body shop to get it appraised for having the rear bumper fixed after some moron from SC hit me and drove off while I was parked at a red light yesterday evening. Not happy.
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    m3dragon

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    Built a E46 M3 CSL using all OE parts and worked with enthusiasts to be the first US car that we know of with all working CSL parts including the intake flap.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    I kinda sorta cleaned the wheels, after I swapped the wheels off the 335i. I had to clean THOSE wheels, of course—anybody who would stack filthy wheels would steal sheep—so since I was covered with brake dust and schmutz, I figured I might as well clean up the roadster wheels, too. But I didn't take them off the car; that would be WAY too anal. I just reach in and gashed my hands on the stone guard.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    I reinstalled the summer wheels on Sunday- Whoo-hoo! Winter is over! :)
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    floydarogers

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    You wouldn't think that if you lived up here in the NW - we got over 5 feet of snow at the ski areas in the Cascades last week.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    I know... but here in Norcalina we had our 6" of snow, then it was 70 degrees 3 days later. The trend is looking good that the cold is gone and Spring is here. I have a friend in Seattle and she hates my comments on the weather. :)
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Weather... weather. Oh, yeah: I remember weather!

    They can keep it!
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    Yeah, we get really upset on the 3 days each year that we get some. :)
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    MGarrison

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    You two can clam it anytime now.. ;) & here in SW Ohio, even though it's one snowstorm away from a record most-snow-ever winter, we can't complain compared to what Chicago's gotten, plus a whole bunch of other cities... spring is still at least a month away here - bring it on!
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    We had a terrible winter - two snow events and we got more than half an inch on one of them. :D

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