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Old 08-25-2021, 01:18 PM
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Welcome to the dark side.

Installed front window interior sun protectors. The rear have the shade pulled and limo tint. With the windshield cover on, it's dark inside.
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Old 08-25-2021, 01:26 PM
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Composite impellers don't have any galvanic corrosion issues. My original lasted 262,000 miles before it finally started to leak. The impeller still looked good. Always stuck with the OEM coolant though.

In general I have no problem with composites. What drew me to the aluminum impeller is 1) aluminum also no galvanic problem against aluminum but also the shape of the fins is supposed to be more efficient pushing more coolant. I will definitely post if that turns out to be a bad idea.

Just realizing that I still have my "placeholder" dorman reservoir and hoping that doesn't have to come out to change the OFHG because I didn't order a new one. (from experience those are usual one shot they like to self destruct on removal)
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In general I have no problem with composites. What drew me to the aluminum impeller is 1) aluminum also no galvanic problem against aluminum but also the shape of the fins is supposed to be more efficient pushing more coolant. I will definitely post if that turns out to be a bad idea.

Just realizing that I still have my "placeholder" dorman reservoir and hoping that doesn't have to come out to change the OFHG because I didn't order a new one. (from experience those are usual one shot they like to self destruct on removal)
No need to pull anything coolant related for the OFHG. Air filter assembly, fan/shroud, belt, alternator and power steering pump can just hang. You may need to move the power steering reservoir around but no need to disconnect the lines. It's right there.
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Old 08-25-2021, 02:41 PM
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I'm hoping to do OFHG this weekend. Have a trip for about a week starting next wed


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CD Changer retrofit

This is completely ridiculous but I installed a CD changer in the X. It didn't have one, so I picked one up at the junkyard for a couple of bucks. 10 minutes later, I was enjoying pure uncompressed audio. I don't plan on actually using it with any regularity, tunes on the phone are the way to go, but there is something enjoyable about retrofitting features your car didn't come with.
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Old 08-25-2021, 04:48 PM
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Here they are.

How is the beam pattern on yours? Itís terrible on my set. One of the items on my list is trying to find a reputable retrofitter that I can ship my lights to for some quality projectors.


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[QUOTE=themechanic;1208747]How is the beam pattern on yours? Itís terrible on my set. One of the items on my list is trying to find a reputable retrofitter that I can ship my lights to for some quality projectors.


Mine seem fine. No issues driving last night at all.
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No need to pull anything coolant related for the OFHG. Air filter assembly, fan/shroud, belt, alternator and power steering pump can just hang. You may need to move the power steering reservoir around but no need to disconnect the lines. It's right there.
+1 on that. Need to move the reservoir. Otherwise, very straightforward.
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How is the beam pattern on yours? Itís terrible on my set. One of the items on my list is trying to find a reputable retrofitter that I can ship my lights to for some quality projectors.
Lightwerkz can do the retrofitting.

Here is one of their videos about replacing the projector in an e53 headlight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psFeaYmfGGs

(They can also install LED angel eye rings at the same time)
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