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Old 01-08-2017, 10:02 AM   #181
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New cat came in today and I swear it's the same one I have now. Only this one the numbers are still there where as mine were dragged/scratched off. I'm going to stop by the smog shop today and see if they will give me a pass on not having legible numbers on mine. I'd really rather not have to cut my exhaust apart :/
Whats brand / type of thats cat?
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:24 AM   #182
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Whats brand / type of thats cat?
Magnaflow 32005? CA legal universal. 2.25 tube
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:34 AM   #183
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Thanks man... gonna use 94005 for my m42 since my place no need CA legal
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:58 PM   #184
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Picked up a couple new bimmers today!

No new updates though. Been raining like crazy here in norcal. I was going to cut out the old cat during a break in the weather last week, but my brand new sawzall didn't come with a blade! Should of opened the box earlier. I'm shooting for the install this weekend and it's back to the smog shop Monday.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:00 PM   #185
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Hey guys transmission fluid vs. Differential fluid is there a difference? I can't find a clear answer. Also, the auto parts store only had Redline MTL 75/80 GL-4. Is that OK for LSD?
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:11 PM   #186
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I think you need GL-5 for LSDs. You should be able to find it at a speed shop if there is one where you are. What part of NorCal?
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:21 PM   #187
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They did have GL5 actually, but I saw a couple posts saying GL5 was a no no for the e30 LSD and G260 trans? I'm in placer/Nevada county area
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:40 PM   #188
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OK so it looks like GL5 OK for LSD, but only GL4 for my G260. Seems to be the internet consensus.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:59 PM   #189
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New cat installed! No pics of my ugly ass welds. Best I could do with a sawzall and a MIG. Not to mention being on my back and having to fill in a partial 1/16" gap. Used a lighter to leak check and it all seems to be in good order. I have not changed out the diff or trans fluid yet, that will have to wait until next week.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:28 AM   #190
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Made it to work for the first time in the E30 no problem other than the oil and coolant light turns on after awhile (check lights) I'm thinking the sensors are on the fritz. Plenty of oil and coolant. Headed to smog shop on my way home and hopefully will walk out with the cert in hand.
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:28 PM   #191
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Passed!!!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:54 PM   #192
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Well I got my tags today 😁 just in time to start night classes tomorrow. Looking forward to commuting more in the e30 and shaking down all those little gremlins that haven't popped out yet.
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Old 01-25-2017, 02:34 PM   #193
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Anyone else have heater issues with their E30? Fan works but the air seems to be just above ambient. My engine temp gauge never hits normal, just sits below. I guess that is good, but I sure could use some heat in the cabin. Gunked up heater core?
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:56 PM   #194
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Ordered a pair of 10k mile old Bilstein sport inserts after realizing my front passager side is blown. At first I thought that my suspension was just really stiff, then a realized I'm just totally collapsing on that side when I go over bumps 😫. I can sit on the drive side fender and the car barely moves. Go to the passenger side and it totally sags. I am usually not a big fan of used, but $170 for the pair I had to jump. So this project started of at $600 for the car, and as of today I'm pretty sure I'm approaching the $2k total mark.

After I get the inserts, I just need new tires and I'll be done for awhile (I hope). I'm just hoping it will all be worth it. I am planning on handing this car down to my boy some day.
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:05 PM   #195
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Got my replacement Bilstein sport inserts today. Going to keep the girl parked until I swap these out and replace my tires. They are cracked vibrate pretty bad above 60 mph....
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