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Old 08-25-2013, 11:57 PM   #31
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Very nice, love the color!
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Thanks. I definitely like this color alot.

One thing I have noticed, those huge brakes really get alot of brake dust all over the wheels in a day or so driving. I've been cleaning them probably every 3 days ... Oh well.

She's high maintenance, and she knows that I will do what I can to take care of her.

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:40 AM   #33
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I was thinking of a blow-off valve ... but holy hell, it's expensive for this ride at the moment.

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Welcome to modifying a European car. I wish I could tell you it gets better.. but it doesn't. Lol. FWIW, I like my diverter valve. Holds boost better and still makes BOV-ish noises when I shift. But I don't known what works best with your engine.. I just know 1.8T's respond better to DV's.

Also.. slick ride man. I like it. I'm looking at 3-series wagons lately. Want something a little bigger than the GTI but I can't see myself going back to anything American. And 3-series wagons are gorrrgeous.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:11 AM   #34
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Well I THINK his engine is also a Valvetronic equipped one... I haven't actually worked on a turbo N54 but he may do best with a diverter valve.
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Interesting guys. I may look into that.

But again, I am taking my time with the modifications. Putting money aside for some major jumps in upgrades and not jumping on deals that I can afford. For instance, saw some wheels that were upwards in the $2500 range ... and that seems cheap for a BMW. So, I want to really get some pieces that make the ride stand out. I've been wanting a sweet clean ride to go in a new direction in mods. This will be fun.

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I'm stupid excited to see what you do with it. Make sure to keep us posted.
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Can you check the oil on that one?
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