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Old 12-26-2013, 03:15 PM
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I figured out how to to replace the front brakes and rotors. It was a pain in the butt too. All of the bolts were rusted up and installed way too tight. While I was there I repaired my front bumper from drooping down on the passenger side. I cleaned out my speed sensor which hopefully fixes a problem have been having with my transmission. I also fixed my hood pin that kept setting my alarm off. Been a good day for my BMW.

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Old 12-26-2013, 07:52 PM
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Took out the auxiliary fan. Found one bad resistor and one bad motor. Ordered new resistors ($11 a piece). Planning a trip to the nearest junkyard to look for a new/used motor.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:56 PM
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Well today I examined the final front braking setup. After that I removed a lot of broken metal and plastic pieces from under the car. I also fastened up loose wires that were hanging underneath the car for the transmission and o2 sensors. And finally fixed the left side skirt piece that was coming loose. Been a good day again.


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Old 12-27-2013, 05:14 PM
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Went to the junk yard, picked up a working fan motor. The new resistors should come in Tuesday. I will post a side-by-side picture of the old and the new resistors; the new ones should be noticeably more "beefy" (rated at 100W instead of 80W).


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Old 12-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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Congrats! I sure depended on my aux fan while my fan clutch was out. That poor fan was working its butt off during that time.

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Old 12-27-2013, 07:04 PM
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Congrats! I sure depended on my aux fan while my fan clutch was out.
Many modern cars depend on electric fan all the time. Which is scary, considering the reliability (or lack thereof) of some of those fans.

A special prize goes to the engineer who designed the E38's 3-speed aux fan. What the hell? How hard is it to calculate a damn RESISTIVE BALLAST that does not blow up? Never heard of Ohm's law?
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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Also... Replaced the bolts for the fuse box cover. The previous owner lost them. I don't know how can one possibly lose captive bolts, but my car's PO had a lot of "special" talents...

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Old 12-28-2013, 01:40 AM
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Also... Replaced the bolts for the fuse box cover. The previous owner lost them. I don't know how can one possibly lose captive bolts, but my car's PO had a lot of "special" talents...
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Haha "special talents" that is a nice way of putting it. I like that

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Old 12-28-2013, 04:54 AM
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Some would say i am just special...at least that's what my mom tells me..she would say..oh Steve they aren't laughing at you.they are laughing with u cause ur special...lol..now I know what she is talking about..well u know what..F*** THEM BITCHES that were laughing with me. I drive a 7 now u bitches...granted a 16 year old 7., but whatever...roflmao....

So moral of the story..we are all special in our own special world...

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Old 12-28-2013, 05:19 AM
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Well looks like Im delayed. Typical of Florida, the rain clouds are looming in the distance...
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:03 AM
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Well looks like Im delayed. Typical of Florida, the rain clouds are looming in the distance...
I do not know if you are a South Park fan?? But in case you are.. "Science damn it!"

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:38 AM
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Also... Replaced the bolts for the fuse box cover. The previous owner lost them. I don't know how can one possibly lose captive bolts, but my car's PO had a lot of "special" talents...

My special POs loved jb weld and fixed everything on the car with it lol (except for the misfire and junky idle)
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My special POs loved jb weld and fixed everything on the car with it lol (except for the misfire and junky idle)
JB Weld, the opposite of Dremel for DIY repair screwups...
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:27 AM
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Since we are on the topic of PO. My PO is a convicted felon. So the whole interior was ripped out by the police department. I have put it back together but eventually it will need to be replaced. The officers broke almost all the plastic tabs that hold everything together. So I have everything jerryrigged to stay in place. Gotta love it man.

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Installed the Transmission Dipstick today. pretty straight forward procedure.
Need to grind some of the transmission case, so you can tighten the compression nut,but nothing major, dremel makes quick work of it.

Here are the install pics.

For those of you that bought one of these, see my thread on the E38 Transmission Adapter for some helpful notes on doing it...
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Installed the Transmission Dipstick today. pretty straight forward procedure.
Need to grind some of the transmission case, so you can tighten the compression nut,but nothing major, dremel makes quick work of it.

Here are the install pics.

For those of you that bought one of these, see my thread on the E38 Transmission Adapter for some helpful notes on doing it...
Cool :beer:

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Here's something I forgot to tell you about! See how nice my cupholder looks?



Well, guess what? It will stay this beautiful forever! it will never ever break again!

BECAUSE I TOOK A CAULK GUN AND GLUED THAT SON OF A [censored] SHUT! MUAHAHAHA!
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:36 PM
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Oh! Oh! Oh! Here's something I forgot to tell you about! See how nice my cupholder looks?



Well, guess what? It will stay this beautiful forever! it will never ever break again!

BECAUSE I TOOK A CAULK GUN AND GLUED THAT SON OF A [censored] SHUT! MUAHAHAHA!
So it does not open anymore? Mine is useless too. The thing opens and closes fine but it pulls completely apart in the middle. So if I put a tasty beverage in there and accelerate it ends up all over the center console. Boo!


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So it does not open anymore? Mine is useless too.
Something was definitely lost in translation when German engineers tried to understand what a "cupholder" is and what it does.
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Something was definitely lost in translation when German engineers tried to understand what a "cupholder" is and what it does.
Ain't that the truth.


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Something was definitely lost in translation when German engineers tried to understand what a "cupholder" is and what it does.
Well Keep in mind the advertisements. The Ultimate Driving Machine. They probably figured if your driving their finely made german engineered vehicles they way the envisioned, you wouldnt have time to drink your favorite cup of coffee while doing it. LOL
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Well Keep in mind the advertisements. The Ultimate Driving Machine. They probably figured if your driving their finely made german engineered vehicles they way the envisioned, you wouldnt have time to drink your favorite cup of coffee while doing it. LOL
Very true..but like Jeremy Clarkson pointed out in the Lexus LFA which has no cup holders at all. People still need to be able to drive these cars comfortably and manufacturers need to understand that we drink coffee, soda and water while in traffic or at the stop lights. I agree people need these simple convinces in their cars. I do not agree that cup holders need to be large enough for super big gulps or anything like that but a coffee cup or water bottle yes. Just my two cents.

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Got under the hood and got the idle screw on the throttle body broke free It was kind of stuck in there and was flat against the mount plate. Got it broke free, put some lube on it, and got the idle adjusted properly on the car now. Has a nice smooth idle around 650 - 700 or so..
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Got under the hood and got the idle screw on the throttle body broke free It was kind of stuck in there and was flat against the mount plate. Got it broke free, put some lube on it, and got the idle adjusted properly on the car now. Has a nice smooth idle around 650 - 700 or so..
The is what I am talking about.

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Fixed my auxiliary fan!

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