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21Nm? wow. i knew (felt) too tight.
so, should i loosen? it was on ramp, so weight on the suspension.
If the fastener was going to fail because you stretched it too much it likely already would have. I'd leave it for now, but check tis for fastener torques first, or at least consult a torque chart for fastener size and grade. Even 12.9 grade M8 is only 43Nm.
 

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If the fastener was going to fail because you stretched it too much it likely already would have. I'd leave it for now, but check tis for fastener torques first, or at least consult a torque chart for fastener size and grade. Even 12.9 grade M8 is only 43Nm.
i was just going to leave as is, but then decided to re-torque. felt gotten worst, loosened, then doesn't seem to get tight anymore. and i stopped.
would replacing nuts sometime fix this? thx
 

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i was just going to leave as is, but then decided to re-torque. felt gotten worst, loosened, then doesn't seem to get tight anymore. and i stopped.
would replacing nuts sometime fix this? thx
It's the bolt or stud that fails, not the nut.
 

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thx. not sure if the stud is replaceable or not. i should have waited for your initial reply earlier and just left at 33 ft lbs
 

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thx. not sure if the stud is replaceable or not. i should have waited for your initial reply earlier and just left at 33 ft lbs
I did a quick search since that's one area of the car that I haven't worked on yet and it didn't look good. Guys were talking about drilling the studs out and then fabbing/welding new brackets to weld in.
 

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I've never thought of deleting the front badge, how did you go about removing/filling in the recess?
The method i used was to remove the badge and scuff up the paint and adjacent area with 150 paper,not too much just the paint,then fill and paint as with any spot repair.
 

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Replaced the blower motor/final stage resistor. Just in time for the weekend it’s supposed to be 90 tomorrow and no A/C would’ve been miserable. Part from FCP Euro what less pins but all the holes lined up and my fan is blowing so no complaints.
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Threw some new NGK sparkplugs in, oil change & cleaned the cabin filter today. Found my front strut mounts are both failing, which explains the noises I've been hearing in the this week.
 

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Started a build thread for my 330i - a first for me but I'm going to love to have one place to talk about my car. Still pretty nervous to show her off but I've been talking about doing it since I joined 5 years ago haha.



Left is a new Magnetti Marelli lens, right is the original (18 y/o) after polishing.
They made a huge difference in the diffusion of light on the lens from the angels.
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Twisted off the radiator drain plug head. Got the plug out so I’ll finish the water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, and hose replacements, but refill looks like a Tuesday thing now since none of the three nearest dealers stock the plug.

Update: Twist stripped the head on the tensioner bolt trying to get the belt back on. Will do belts and pulleys now since I’m going to have to wait anyway. FCP Euro here I come!
 

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DME and EGS update done remotely today with BaliDawg, holy cow what nice upgrade. Check out his thread in the important links sticky or in his sig. Now is the perfect time to do this
 

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The ashtray is new, but the top cubby is refinished. Its only obvious with a flash that theyre different. There's just so many different black plastics in one place its hard to make it look sleek
 

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Nice! Here is mine in my m3 with plastidip. I tried yo make it slightly textured by how i layed it down. Turned out pretty good.


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Nice! Here is mine in my m3 with plastidip. I tried yo make it slightly textured by how i layed it down. Turned out pretty good.


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How is it holding up vs the original finish? Although I have tan interior and I'm not sure closely any tan that's available in Plastidip may match.

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How is it holding up vs the original finish? Although I have tan interior and I'm not sure closely any tan that's available in Plastidip may match.

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Im pretty damn gentle when moving around the interior. It looks as new a year later. But have only put about 3k miles on the car. Black goes with everything right?

Here is a current pic. My center cons
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