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Old 11-05-2015, 02:57 PM
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Really? I'll grant the 4.8is has a great note on acceleration and cold startup but I think the sound out of this 4.6is is... Laughable? I've been in tunnels and stomped on it and nothing. It moves out and the engine itself sounds aggressive but I don't get
anything from the back end worth noting.
That's why I love the Dinan exhaust on my iS
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:09 PM
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That's why I love the Dinan exhaust on my iS
Well that's a horse of a different color. She won't let me do anything to her exhaust. I thought about adding a butterfly cut-off valve and hiding the switch where she wouldn't look, like on the dash. and not telling her about it, something just for me.
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:57 PM
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This morning I learned that the A arm bushing on one side has cracked. The front felt sloppy when going over small imperfections in the road and if you're familiar with Seattle, that's just what we call roads. So I took it in and they said "Oh, you need a subframe bushing too"
I found this odd since when doing the suspension refresh, (about a month and a half ago) I bought all new subframe bushings and asked them to be installed. I was told by the tech "no need, they all look great and on e53's they never go out" so I didn't have them done. Guess how I feel about that tech now. I think he's the guy who did the PPI on this truck when we first put an offer on it and missed that the guibo was held together by hopes and dreams so I should have just trusted my gut and had it all done when I took it to the shop to do it the first time. Luckily I had all the parts they needed so I save some $ there but was told 4hrs labor for the A arm bushing and 6 for the subframe. I hate that I don't have a garage!
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:20 PM
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My subframe bushings I did last year and they fell apart when I took them out and I had 75k at the time
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:35 PM
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My subframe bushings I did last year and they fell apart when I took them out and I had 75k at the time
How long did it take you? I'm being billed 2hrs a side for the A-arm bushings (figured replace them both) and 6hrs for the subframe, all 4.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:44 PM
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6 hours for the subframe is laughable. I think with taking a beer and a stogie break it only took me an hour an a half per side and I don't have a lift and take my time.

Bend the rear exhaust hanger, fit the tool on each bushing, wind out the old, wind in the new, do the other bushing, torque the 2 bolts, and bend back the exhaust hanger and go to the other side.

But I do understand book time.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:51 PM
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Installed reverse camera but waiting on the TV module
Is there a particular DIY write-up out there that you used for this?
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:15 PM
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6 hours for the subframe is laughable. I think with taking a beer and a stogie break it only took me an hour an a half per side and I don't have a lift and take my time.

Bend the rear exhaust hanger, fit the tool on each bushing, wind out the old, wind in the new, do the other bushing, torque the 2 bolts, and bend back the exhaust hanger and go to the other side.

But I do understand book time.
Book rate/hrs are fine if my insurance is paying for it. I asked the clerk if that's what I was being charged for and he burbbled some bs I didn't care to disect. This truck runs us about a grand a month like clockwork because I don't have a shop.

I'll rent the tool for my wagon. Thanks. Mmm beer.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:24 PM
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You could give South Lake European a call and see what they'd charge. That's who I usually use. They are all bimmer guys. They run a couple Pro3 cars.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:29 PM
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You could give South Lake European a call and see what they'd charge. That's who I usually use. They are all bimmer guys. They run a couple Pro3 cars.
Thanks for the heads-up but it's already @ precision motorwerks in 15th. Your guys in Renton are about 40 minutes away and with the protests planned for today, I'd get there about Tuesday with the added traffic.

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