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Old 03-10-2018, 10:23 PM
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Iím already paranoid after seeing a few drops on the driveway. Have all the parts ready, just waiting for a good time to do it. Iíve been adding approx 1 quart between oil changes (7500 miles), but I think itís slowly getting worse because itís starting to show on the driveway. I HATE OIL LEAKS. I just did my e46ís oil pan gasket. Took me almost 8 hours start to finish to replace a 20$ gasket..
I just had mine done by the local indy along with some belt pullies and a tensioner.

On another note I installed the OEM Satellite radio tuner. Routing that antenna cable through from the hatch to the body was a major PITA.
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Spent the day calibrating and testing the steering angle sensor on the wife's e53 and it looks like I will be ordering a new sensor Monday
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:24 PM
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* Oil and filter change

* New Battery
- Alternator test (passed)
- Battery test (FAILED)

* Outside door handle (rear driver side)

-- Will do heater valve when the weather is warmer

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Hand washed it for the first time this year.
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That LM is tits.


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If you're talking to me, it's Estoril Blue. One of the few 4.8iS that is.


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Removing the hack job wiring done by PO to bypass the DSP.

Soldering in extensions for stock wiring to wire to new 6 channel amp.
Fishing RCAs under carpet.
Wiring up new headunit harness and installing a PAC-SW for steering wheel control.





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Coolant expansion tank vent bolt

A couple of weeks ago the notorious vent plug started leaking coolant.
My mechanic spotted the leak from the middle of the bolt.
He plugged it with a screw for plastic trims.
Today warning in the dash saying "check coolant level"
Popped the hood and for my frustration discovered that the top of the vent plug is completely missing and is coolant everywhere...
I was close to home.
Got home,no rise on the temp gauge.
Managed to get the chunk out from the vent hole.
I am a kinda hoarder when is about odd size and thread bolts and nuts.
I got lucky! Found a 10 mm 0.75 pitch bolt with a large,flat head in my collection.
Used a brand new o ring on it and made a channel with my dremel on the threaded part exactly the same as the original.
Installed the bolt,which is is the proper length and the thread ends about 2 mm before the head of the bolt accomodating the o ring perfectly.
Hoorray it works!
Topped up the coolant vented the system.
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Vent plug? What's this, are we talking about the bleeder valve on the expansion tank?


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