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Old 11-03-2012, 08:22 AM
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Could be. But it still rattles... Sigh
Oh and it was down a quart of oil. After 4,000 original miles?? Seems bad. Service advisor said its normal for it be down 1 to 2 quarts after 5,000 miles. Ken does that sound right?

Btw you still have that key of the roof rack?


And anyone need a washer pump? Has the flat connectors. Mine uses round so it doesn't work. Give me shipping and its yours.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:28 AM
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Could be. But it still rattles... Sigh
Oh and it was down a quart of oil. After 4,000 original miles?? Seems bad. Service advisor said its normal for it be down 1 to 2 quarts after 5,000 miles. Ken does that sound right?

Btw you still have that key of the roof rack?


And anyone need a washer pump? Has the flat connectors. Mine uses round so it doesn't work. Give me shipping and its yours.
Still have the key on my ignition key ring. and to be honest, that much oil consumption after 5k miles would only seem okay if the car was constantly on the highway/idling. not every engine is built the same so there are some variations engine to engine, but if my car burned a quart and it was only 4k miles old i'd be throwing a heavier weight oil in it just to be safe, because if it's burning it you're going to end up with a gunky catalytic convertor and I'd want the service manager to know full well that if i get a P0420 code and you tell me it's not under warranty, im showing you were you said it was okay that my car went through a quart of oil in the span of 1 oil change. If I were you man I'd be in their ears until I got a satisfactory answer from the shop foreman. Which you can ask them to do.

EDIT: because this is a new car, all engines need a break in period, but newer cars have come a long way in terms of engineering and most of which don't burn oil, i can say minus a few turbo subes i've never seem noticeable oil consumption on a newer engine.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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Could be. But it still rattles... Sigh
Oh and it was down a quart of oil. After 4,000 original miles?? Seems bad. Service advisor said its normal for it be down 1 to 2 quarts after 5,000 miles. Ken does that sound right?

Btw you still have that key of the roof rack?


And anyone need a washer pump? Has the flat connectors. Mine uses round so it doesn't work. Give me shipping and its yours.
Old Ken says that's about normal for break-in oil consumption. My dad had a 1955 Chevy 3/4 ton stake-bed pickup years ago (wish I still had it ). We rebuilt the engine and used chrome-faced rings. That thing took forever to seat the rings and stop burning oil, like 10k miles, but once it did, it used no detectable amount between changes.

Let me check on which dead pump I have on Elvira. It's never worked. It'd be nice to have a functioning washer, since she has a new windshield now, and spiffy new Latitude wipers (which I love...best wipers ever )
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:37 AM
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Talk about sticker shock. I did not expect the Idle Control Valve to cost 205 bucks...
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:10 AM
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:17 AM
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Please don't tell me you bought a new ICV....
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:25 AM
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Please don't tell me you bought a new ICV....
hells no. I bought a crap ton of new gaskets though, and some cooling system parts, and belts.

and then i went to turner and bought some samco silicone hoses
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:38 AM
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Ok, cool. Which hoses? The radiator ones?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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Ok, cool. Which hoses? The radiator ones?
yeah. I wanted to get the intake boot too, but it's priced the same as the rad. hoses... 89 bucks, so I think i'll keep looking for one of those.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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Yeah, wait until you get a 3.5in MAF before you get a silicone boot.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:46 AM
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Yeah, wait until you get a 3.5in MAF before you get a silicone boot.
ah the 3.5 MAF noncompatability issues with the M52... one of the reasons why im just going to go turbo and get a blow through MAF
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:59 AM
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I've never heard about that... Don't see why it would considering it shares the intake with an S52
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:07 AM
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I've never heard about that... Don't see why it would considering it shares the intake with an S52
no one except TRM makes tuning for it, it's considered an "M3 only" upgrade by Turner and Bimmerworld. and 700 dollar off the shelf NA tune is not really the way I want to go, it seems silly, even if it would plug right in and probably work. there's no sense in installing one if you can tune it to operate at max efficiency
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:16 AM
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no one except TRM makes tuning for it, it's considered an "M3 only" upgrade by Turner and Bimmerworld. and 700 dollar off the shelf NA tune is not really the way I want to go, it seems silly, even if it would plug right in and probably work. there's no sense in installing one if you can tune it to operate at max efficiency
Talk to rk-tunes from bfc. He did a custom remote tune for me that was only $100. Definitely makes sense to get a 3.5in MAF if you're going to be doing an M50 mani and tune anyway.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:18 AM
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Talk to rk-tunes from bfc. He did a custom remote tune for me that was only $100. Definitely makes sense to get a 3.5in MAF if you're going to be doing an M50 mani and tune anyway.
does he do OBD2 stuff? in any case I'll probably hold off, because im going to try and get serious on a turbo once low car season is over.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:21 AM
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Doh, totally forgot that you were OBDII. I doubt he does those tunes. But don't you not have inspections in MA? OBDI conversion FTW.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:33 AM
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Doh, totally forgot that you were OBDII. I doubt he does those tunes. But don't you not have inspections in MA? OBDI conversion FTW.
meh, i don't see the point to the swap haha, other than not needing a bunch of simulators to get the CEL at bay. i like the tunability of OBD2, just reflash as needed. now, standalone engine management, big money, but way awesome
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:40 AM
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OBDI will save you money in the long run, though. You can get a chip for $100. You don't need O2 sims, you don't need an airpump sim, M50 manifold swap is much easier and cheaper. The list goes on.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:34 PM
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LOL! They know Eddie by name now. He calls, and they say "How are you Mr. Shaw, and what can we get for you today?" So far he's spent about $2800 with them on the 325e and 633CSi parts, and we've got another order ready for $500 more for the E24.

I wish I had that kind of $$$ to spend on my cars.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:41 PM
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LOL! They know Eddie by name now. He calls, and they say "How are you Mr. Shaw, and what can we get for you today?" So far he's spent about $2800 with them on the 325e and 633CSi parts, and we've got another order ready for $500 more for the E24.

I wish I had that kind of $$$ to spend on my cars.
I was going to try and use the gift code they have me but it was for 250 dollars or more of an order... it expires the 11th
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:47 PM
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So my e39 is held up because they are waiting for a few finishing clips to come in...they shipped out of NJ.

SO my e39 is being held up by a damn hurricane.

wtf lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:53 PM
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So far the plan is to rock the e39 for the winter since it needs nothing.

Then come spring time im going to start seriously looking for a E36 M3. or a Z3 coupe (non M)

Trade in the e39 for said car.

in the meantime im going to give the 4000 some TLC (shes earned it by now lol)

*install my Audi Coupe Quattro springs (raise 1.5 inches from stock, and she has 2" drop springs now so that 3.5 inches of lift from her current height)

*Mount big red rally mud flaps

*Mount at least 2 more hella's

*Change oil and air filter

*Install the Euro spec headlights with pencilbeam highs I have

*Get the retreaded postal truck tires off of subie rims and onto audi rims (another 1" at least in lift)

*FIX THE DAMN EXHUAST (it broke before the muffler, so its a straightpipe, easily audible from 5 blocks away when not getting some)

I think thats it for the Audi lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:59 PM
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I support all of the above plans.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:00 PM
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I love this loud daft piece of...german engineering.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:02 PM
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Got to fix the diff lock system too.

Jacking upt he car and engagint it by hand sucks...and is only going to suck more once it snowing.
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