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Old 09-01-2011, 09:26 PM
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Thats awesome!

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:47 PM
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:59 PM
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Yay I finished replacing my CMC..

It was a PITA but easy...

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:19 PM
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:28 PM
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Nice man. Mines is next.
Haha no... I would only quide you in replacing it...
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:27 AM
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So I went to go pick up wifey from work at about 1120pm i (i always let the car warm up before taking of)

driving around with the new CMC feels so good...

I always check my cluster for any odd things... so I see my temp needle at about halfway to the 3/4 and I immediately turned the car off and coasted to my wife's job (about 15 minutes away from home)

I parked the car and go to pop the hood all of a sudden BOOM...

Steam everywhere and now I'm freaked out open the hood and I check under the car wtf coolant everywhere...

It's coming from the rear of the engine towards the transmission...

I let the car cool off and since I have 50/50 coolant in my trunk I pour it in there and I'm about 1/4 on the temp... OK ill make it home no traffic...

Temp goes up to halfway ..I stopped at 3 red lights and It didn't go past that 12 0'clock position

Now I need a connection hose thingy and hoses wtf...




This is the part I need
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:38 AM
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:12 AM
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:44 AM
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So I know some of you guys are banking/ accounting gurus (Chad). I'm looking at getting a 96 toyota tacoma from one of my buddies for a winter car. Its 4x4 2in lift and has 33s. The odd thing about this truck is that the body and frame are super clean, which is odd for yotas. Now onto my question, I'm 18 and I'm looking at getting a 2500 dollar loan for it to build credit. I have 2200 in my account right now, I have a decent steady income and I would just buy it outright, but I figured now would be a good time to start building credit. I have heard that banks don't loan money on cars that are older than 10 years though. Any suggestions or should I just go try and see what they say? Oh and my mom said she would co-sign on it if need be.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:48 AM
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So I know some of you guys are banking/ accounting gurus (Chad). I'm looking at getting a 96 toyota tacoma from one of my buddies for a winter car. Its 4x4 2in lift and has 33s. The odd thing about this truck is that the body and frame are super clean, which is odd for yotas. Now onto my question, I'm 18 and I'm looking at getting a 2500 dollar loan for it to build credit. I have 2200 in my account right now, I have a decent steady income and I would just buy it outright, but I figured now would be a good time to start building credit. I have heard that banks don't loan money on cars that are older than 10 years though. Any suggestions or should I just go try and see what they say? Oh and my mom said she would co-sign on it if need be.
most banks wont give you a car loan for anything over 10 years old or 100k miles. you may however be able to take a personal loan and do it that way, but cover your ass with insurance.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:01 AM
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Yeah I would deffinately have full insurance on it no matter what if I got a loan. I checked insurance on it too and its only 43 bucks for full coverage for it. If I got a personal loan wouldn't that be even harder because there would be nothing leined on the loan?
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:23 AM
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Yeah I would deffinately have full insurance on it no matter what if I got a loan. I checked insurance on it too and its only 43 bucks for full coverage for it. If I got a personal loan wouldn't that be even harder because there would be nothing leined on the loan?
Members first have me one for my truck, 10 years old 112000 miles. They were helpful. M and T sucks though. I got my car loan through them and they tried to tell me my truck was too old....

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Old 09-02-2011, 06:43 AM
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So I went to go pick up wifey from work at about 1120pm i (i always let the car warm up before taking of)

driving around with the new CMC feels so good...

I always check my cluster for any odd things... so I see my temp needle at about halfway to the 3/4 and I immediately turned the car off and coasted to my wife's job (about 15 minutes away from home)

I parked the car and go to pop the hood all of a sudden BOOM...

Steam everywhere and now I'm freaked out open the hood and I check under the car wtf coolant everywhere...

It's coming from the rear of the engine towards the transmission...

I let the car cool off and since I have 50/50 coolant in my trunk I pour it in there and I'm about 1/4 on the temp... OK ill make it home no traffic...

Temp goes up to halfway ..I stopped at 3 red lights and It didn't go past that 12 0'clock position

Now I need a connection hose thingy and hoses wtf...




This is the part I need
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This was the problem that led me to get my 325, mostly because I was lazy and had already royally foocked the car up by wrecking it and doing my own body work.

Just thank your lucky stars that you have a 4 pot (never thought I'd say that) because you have almost enough space to reach the thing. Invest in a small ratchet, something along the lines of a 1/4" drive with a shallow well 10mm socket should fit. Get extra bolts at Lowe's just in case you drop one and it falls on the tranny, when putting it back in I found that it helps to tie a piece of thread to the bolt so you can lower it down into place with out dropping it. My final recommendation is that if you need to change your VGC, do it at the same time, removing the VC gives you a hell of a lot more room to play with.

I would offer you the connector I got for my 318 and installed for a good solid 16 miles before parting out the car, but it's in Virginia, and I'm in Indiana.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:48 AM
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This was the problem that led me to get my 325, mostly because I was lazy and had already royally foocked the car up by wrecking it and doing my own body work.

Just thank your lucky stars that you have a 4 pot (never thought I'd say that) because you have almost enough space to reach the thing. Invest in a small ratchet, something along the lines of a 1/4" drive with a shallow well 10mm socket should fit. Get extra bolts at Lowe's just in case you drop one and it falls on the tranny, when putting it back in I found that it helps to tie a piece of thread to the bolt so you can lower it down into place with out dropping it. My final recommendation is that if you need to change your VGC, do it at the same time, removing the VC gives you a hell of a lot more room to play with.

I would offer you the connector I got for my 318 and installed for a good solid 16 miles before parting out the car, but it's in Virginia, and I'm in Indiana.
thank you chip...

KEN IT BURST....
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:40 AM
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Would you guys know the part name or number?

I'm having a hard time finding it...
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:59 AM
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So I know some of you guys are banking/ accounting gurus (Chad). I'm looking at getting a 96 toyota tacoma from one of my buddies for a winter car. Its 4x4 2in lift and has 33s. The odd thing about this truck is that the body and frame are super clean, which is odd for yotas. Now onto my question, I'm 18 and I'm looking at getting a 2500 dollar loan for it to build credit. I have 2200 in my account right now, I have a decent steady income and I would just buy it outright, but I figured now would be a good time to start building credit. I have heard that banks don't loan money on cars that are older than 10 years though. Any suggestions or should I just go try and see what they say? Oh and my mom said she would co-sign on it if need be.
It entirely depends on the bank. Right now interest rates are so low its not a bad idea to get a loan with 1/2 down or so to start building credit. Its true, *many* banks don't loan on older cars because if you default and they repo it, they don't want a 20 year old high mileage car to deal with. But not all banks - some will do the loan - but everyone is skittish right now.

Do you have any other credit?
How long have you been at your job?

If its no and under 2 years, you'll definitely need a cosigner, which isn't all bad anyway.

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Old 09-02-2011, 08:00 AM
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Um.... you showed us the real OEM page, the part number is listed below the sketch .

But it's 11 53 1 743 679, I got mine from bavauto.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:08 AM
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Haha... Thanks

Idk why I asked but it never hurts too!!!

Now I'm going to do something that I'm not looking forward too..
AGAIN!!! :mad
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:13 AM
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thank you chip...

KEN IT BURST....
I don't understand how you were able to get the car to cool back down and drive it home

I'd imagine that it would continue to leak if it burst.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:15 AM
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CJ I don't either...

And it didn't overheat again after I added more coolant but it was still leaking... Massively....

11 bucks for that part is not bad but PITA...

I'm starting to hate this car with all my love
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:26 AM
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Mine cracked because my aux fan switch crapped out and I was in a drive through line behind a guy who ordered something like 900 burgers, so 15 minutes with no aux fan and the connector broke..... and I was 200 miles from home, I filled up the coolant, got 2 gallons of distilled water for the road, and headed home, didn't over heat once, but mine cracked right around the barb end on the smaller tube going up, so it was still covered by the hose.
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Good job on catching it before you fully overheated, Brad. You'd have been in a world of trouble if it had.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:43 AM
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Yup its weird cause it overheated once.. I added the coolant and left on idle for a while and that's when I took of and not once did it overheat...

I'm letting me Indy take care of this for me.. he has the tools and I have the part number for him to order the part...

So I have to wait about an hour so someone can pick the part up


Edit: ill see if I can go to the seen of the burst ill take a pic of the broken plastic pieces all over the floor

Edit #2: yes Karl, I know I don't want any of that...
It's weird cause when I did my coolant system refresh I didn't read anything about that connector... And in the 318ti, M42/4 forum it says it common problem...

(Guess every part of these cars are common problems )
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:03 AM
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Question!

would i run into issues with m3 sway bar bushing on non m sway bars bushings

or should i just get M sway bar links and bushings and call it a day?

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