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    Originally posted by LuckyHenriksen View Post
    ^ that is quite a lot of effort put into a simple spring chop.
    That's the 5toes way: put 100% effort into doing something half assed (cutting springs). :p
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      LOL Well played sir! That's sig worthy

      out dated sig is out dated

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        Cutting springs is better than heating them

        And Im not going to too low, thus the strut shouldn't blow, nor bouncy

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          ^ no one is worried about you going too low

          I am harboring a significant grudge against UUC currently....I ordered a DSSR back in early Dec. and they still haven't shipped it...


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            Who wants to help me hunt down my 1222 code?

            Symtoms,
            occasional high idle
            occasional hard start, not exactly hot or cold, just very random and not very common.
            Feels a bit down on power.

            I was poking around the engine bay with the engine running looking for any broken hoses. When I squeezed the vacuum line for the fuel pressure regulator my idle stopped and didn't come back till i revved the engine a couple times. Also, when the car doesn't want to start I give the gas pedal a pump or two and it starts up just fine.

            Do you guys think it could be the FPR? And what is a good and safe way to test the fuel pressure?
            Last edited by DrJosh; 01-27-2012, 05:34 PM.
            Originally posted by Sonny
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              O2 sensor, good sir. Worth a shot, at least.

              Got my broken subframe bolts tapped and out. Went and bought 10 grade bolts. Hopefully those fuckers don't snap now. Detailing my car for XXX at the moment and getting a parts pile ready to go so all I have to do in the morning is load up and hit the road!
              '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                Good luck getting it back together! I wouldn't drive it with those two bolts broken.


                Is there a way to test the O2 sensor short of swapping it out? I would swap it out but I don't have one nor do I want to buy one if this isn't the issue.
                Originally posted by Sonny
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                  ^ maybe a resistance reading?

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                    I tried testing this

                    http://www.verrill.com/car/idle/e30_o2test.shtml

                    My meter only read .02 at best with the car at op temp. Maybe it is dead. I am going to pull it out and look at it but I think it looked fine when I had it out like 2k miles ago.
                    Originally posted by Sonny
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                      Originally posted by 5Toes View Post
                      Well it appears that m3 springs are the same just 6 coils (instead of 7 like on 325i's)

                      THe higher spring rate of m3 springs may be because they are just shorter, because cutting sprigns does increase spring rate. The wire thickness/gauge is the same

                      SO that means one coil off front should lower car half an inch, and I am 9mm or so lower without the spring pads and the e90 drop hats (which are awesome BTW)

                      Additionally, the M3 and 325i share the same front struts, which means I shouldnt blow them if I go m3 height
                      Yes M3 springs are 1 less coil bit same wire diameter. You should ne able to remove 2 full coils before having issues with your struts. I've ran like that.

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                        Here is my 02 sensor.



                        It looks okay, I think. Of course that doesn't mean its in working order but I don't see any signs of it being contaminated from say a leaky head gasket or running rich/lean.
                        Originally posted by Sonny
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                          Originally posted by AbeSonic View Post
                          What he said. Or, just buy lowering springs. No chopping required.
                          well said my friend :)
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                            Originally posted by DrJosh View Post
                            Here is my 02 sensor.



                            It looks okay, I think. Of course that doesn't mean its in working order but I don't see any signs of it being contaminated from say a leaky head gasket or running rich/lean.
                            I have one that has less then 4k miles on it. Only 4 years old. $45 delivered to XXX.
                            '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                              Okay sounds good.

                              It is OEM though right?
                              Originally posted by Sonny
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                                ^1222 can be caused by a lot of different things man.

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