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pezho405 07-14-2012 10:29 PM


Originally Posted by MINIz guy (Post 886071)
Vanos or chain tensioner work?

various gaskets

MINIz guy 07-14-2012 11:18 PM

Doesn't look fun. I had a blast tinkering with the M54 as it is so small in the engine bay. I didn't do valve cover gaskets on the X5 but I'm sure I could've done it easily.

Cisc0 07-14-2012 11:46 PM

BSW Stage 1 Speakers Upgrade. Good upgrade from reg Non-DSP. OEM Subwoofer next (got it free so why not install it)

wasp9166 07-15-2012 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by pezho405 (Post 886070)
heres a glimpse at my day and future post

whats with the matchbox upper right?

Big "J" 07-15-2012 11:11 AM

Ok... Finished replacing the front wheel bearings and hubs. Did all suspension parts a month ago. My lady in red is getting all fours balanced and aligned. Change the tranny fluid two weeks ago and topped it off as well. She should be good for awhile.

MINIz guy 07-15-2012 07:12 PM

Recovered the peeling A-pillar in black suede. Now both A-pillars match.

Removed the plaid fabric off of the wood trim and returned it back to the original wood. Some Goo Gone and a few microfiber towels later, it looks back to original.

I have to eventually take out the center console and remove the matte black vinyl. So much work to get rid of these things that have sentimental value to me. Too bad I don't drive it daily anymore. I get it for a week when my dad is away at least.

1stE53 07-17-2012 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by MINIz guy (Post 886066)
Washed, clayed, and waxed it. Vacuumed the interior and removed some stickers on it.

Then I did a mini Inspection II. Replaced the spark plugs, air filter and did an oil change. Need to take it to the indy for the fuel filter and an A/C recharge. I'm going to skip the microfilter. I also topped off the coolant and it was running low.

Finally I took out my angel eye wiring harness. Still trying to sell my headlights but without any luck. :(

Tomorrow brings more fun! Gotta renovate the interior of the car and get rid of my custom trim.

Based on how much you know about DIY, you should be able to replace your fuel filter and recharge your own AC. I did the AC myself for $30 including attachment (no sealant included freon)

MINIz guy 07-17-2012 11:43 AM

I don't want to deal with gas and pressure though. And since the AC is a closed system, I don't have the tools to evacuate the system.

pnoyako85 07-17-2012 04:45 PM

Finally did an impulse shopping and went ahead and bought my 4.8is rear diffuser kit From ECS talked to Kyle which he was a great customer service.........should be here late next week and on my e53 by the following week

and bought roof spoiler kit too....from amazon

DTMdan 07-17-2012 06:00 PM

Painted the third brake light red.


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