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Old 06-04-2021, 01:05 AM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

Round two with some seal fix. Im using a brand that I could find in a local store and I have a perfect way to compare using the size of drops on the driveway
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Old 06-04-2021, 12:29 PM
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Crystalworks, where did you get your blacked out 4.8is badging? Im trying to find them for my 4.4
They don't exist in any retail fashion. Had to remove the stock ones, Plasti dip them, and reinstall. Pain, but looks good. Some people spray while still on the car and peel off the overspray but I don't subscribe to that method.



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Hows the plastidip holding up? Does is still look like new?


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Old 06-05-2021, 08:13 AM
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Hows the plastidip holding up? Does is still look like new?
Excepting one little chip, yes, still look like I just did them.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:42 AM
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Old 06-05-2021, 01:36 PM
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Just for fun, I decided to make use of the 3.5mm AV IN jack at the back of the car - I recently installed a headrest TV (DVD/ SD player) for the youngest which has AV output, so I married this up to an AV jack cable so the wife and I can also watch Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends on the head unit TV while waiting for the lights to change. (with the sound on the stereo).

Seems like there are two blanked off (optional) switch locations there above the rear AC controls - anybody know what this location is used for??
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Old 06-05-2021, 01:50 PM
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This was actually yesterday, but inspired by BCRed's spotless engine bay, and having had a fair bit of work done recently without a wipedown, I decided to see how mine would polish up under the hood, too...
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Seems like there are two blanked off (optional) switch locations there above the rear AC controls - anybody know what this location is used for??
Rear seat heating.

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At 7yrs old, I figured the battery is on borrowed time...so decided to give the Wally World battery a try since it's garnering some good reviews. It's the least expensive with the most warranty battery that I could find at the moment. Let's see how well it performs
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Old 06-06-2021, 01:49 AM
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I finally went ahead and took the plunge. I added the BMW Aero Kit, Installed the Dinan (Brembo) brake system on the front and rear. Also had the front grill painted Gloss Black

Any added suggestion are welcomed. The Euro lights are then next thing on the list.
Still not sure whether I like the Aero Kit with or without the door trims, Does the car looks more muscular without them in real life?
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