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elchicano 08-21-2013 03:13 AM

Ordered a new intake boot last week. Had some idling issues. I took the old one out and it had minor cracks on top. The bottom section had a huge crack that was not noticeable without taking it out. It is now idling perfectly.

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teetime4one 08-21-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by elchicano (Post 352834)
Ordered a new intake boot last week. Had some idling issues. I took the old one out and it had minor cracks on top. The bottom section had a huge crack that was not noticeable without taking it out. It is now idling perfectly.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/21/pumahyha.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/21/saba4eme.jpg

Dave with dirt on his hands? Holy Sh!t...I've seen it all now! :icon_poke

Jokes aside. Well done my man.

elchicano 08-22-2013 04:33 AM

Right! ha! All that dirt came from my engine bay. Its time to give it a good cleaning.

teetime4one 08-22-2013 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by elchicano (Post 352873)
Right! ha! All that dirt came from my engine bay. Its time to give it a good cleaning.

That engine bay is far from dirty...I wish mine were that clean. :cool:

jafoolii 09-01-2013 02:14 PM

Today i have done....

Installed new window regulator. Getting the old rivits out was a right pain.
Has new front window today due to on motorway atoriginalird flys into window...crack
Welded small hole in exhaust. Sound smooth now
Taken out old skool multichanger in back
New drivers front fog light
Removed **** alarm as was cutting all my passenger driving lights out

Next month if not sooner...

New 6x9s
Rear arm bushes
Led interior lights
New original m sport gear stick



Can some one tell me what size the speakers are in the back please? I want to replace these also as one only works.

Pinion 09-02-2013 09:27 PM

Fornt end;
hub assembly both sides,
strut tower bearings both sides,
struts and h&r springs 2 " drop

Rear;
shock top mounts both sides
shocks both sides
springs H&R 1.5" drop

1996 328ti 09-02-2013 09:45 PM

oil pressure switch
 
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Originally Posted by jafoolii (Post 353362)
Today i have done....

Installed new window regulator. Getting the old rivits out was a right pain.

I placed a small 2x4 behind the rivet so not to drill through my door. :)

I also found using 2x4s in the door well helps when positioning the window.

Replaced oil pressure switch.
So far no more flickering oil pressure light at idle.

Also replaced passenger window regulator.
So far so good. Next I need to glue the standoffs.

jafoolii 09-02-2013 09:58 PM

Lol..I did think oh dear better not put to much pressure on the drill. Dont fancy a custom passenger door thanks

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Originally Posted by 1996 328ti (Post 353408)
I placed a small 2x4 behind the rivet so not to drill through my door. .


Lbcnu24 09-03-2013 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by jca (Post 352563)
You can use 6.5" speakers if you are willing to modify the openings a bit. Just use a dremel to to make a series of radial cuts outward from the openings, then push the sheet metal outward until the speaker fits. Your oem radio will handle the larger speakers just fine. John

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Originally Posted by teetime4one (Post 352512)
It's a 5.25" speaker. You can pull out your existing speakers and take them to a Car Toys or other stereo shop in order to compare/test fit for accurate size. The trick is to get the right depth.

Thanks guys. I thought about the 6.5" install. I will later do that once I buy another set of components. I just bought a 5-channel amp, MB Quart
740watt, and a 10" Mb Quart sub for the hatch... After another couple paychecks, the 6.5" install in the front and the 5 1/4" components in the rear deck. I will post pics when I am done. But what I do have are some pictures of some recent work of paint, new headliner (black suede) and body repair.
I can't seem to upload more than two pictures for everyone to see...

Lbcnu24 09-03-2013 04:42 AM

Does anybody know what the gear ratio of the rear end in a 1997 318Ti? I am doing some research. I want 3.73's... maybe I already have them... who knows... :/

wolferj-RIP 09-03-2013 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Lbcnu24 (Post 353424)
Does anybody know what the gear ratio of the rear end in a 1997 318Ti? I am doing some research. I want 3.73's... maybe I already have them... who knows... :/

Manual (5 speed) has a 3.45, Autotragic has a 4.45 ratio

Lbcnu24 09-03-2013 07:47 PM

Good one
 
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Originally Posted by wolferj (Post 353430)
Manual (5 speed) has a 3.45, Autotragic has a 4.45 ratio

Autotragic hahaha

M-technik-3 09-04-2013 02:35 AM

Rescued my 02 Tahoe with it. Used it to pick up a starter and and then later on in the day jump start it at soccer practice when I failed to tighten the side pole positive lead.

Lbcnu24 09-04-2013 04:07 PM

Atleast it was a positive fail ;) ha

b.u.ti-ful 09-04-2013 11:41 PM

My temp gauge shot up today so I shut the car off and let it cool so I could get home. Tried running the heat to help cool it on the way home and it didn't blow hot so I knew there was air in the system. I parked the front up on some bricks and started adding coolant with the bleed screw open. I let it idle a long time with intermittent bubbles or just air at the bleed hole. Finally she shot up out of the bleeder like old faithful, so I decided it was done! After collecting the spillover in a pan and putting it back in the bottle, it was only actually down 1/2 gallon which should be about %16 so not a big deal as the level has not been checked in a long time - but our cooling systems are very sensitive to air pockets as many of you know.


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