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  1. J

    Need help ASAP - How to set timing belt

    Hey guys, I recently changed the valve stem seals on my P5 and now need to reset my timing belt. There is a marker on the crankshaft pulley, as well as a guide that is marked with a 10 and a T. It looks like if I'm aligned with the 10, then I'd be at 10 degrees off from top dead center. I...
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    How to change valve seals?

    Looks like I am due for new valve seals. Are there any good writeups on this? I found a few posts saying that it was possible to do it w/o removing the head, using either the rope or compressed air method. Do I need to mess with the timing belt or can I leave all of that stuff intact? Any...
  3. J

    White smoke on cold start

    I recently changed my spark plugs, wires, and valve cover gasket. Starting immediately after the install of those things, I get about 20 seconds of thick white smoke anytime I start the car. Any ideas?
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    Question re: new plugs and wires

    I'm at 78k miles and my car had a hard time starting this morning. Was driving in the rain last night and it was still wet this morning. The car felt like it was not firing on all cylinders for about 15 seconds and I had to feather the gas to keep it running. After a while, it was running...
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    No more SLS motormounts

    I had some issues with my P5 lately; front right caliper seized, front endlinks were worn, and the front left wheel bearing was sticking. I had the car in the shop since I am too busy with school to fix these things, and I had them change the SLS mounts back to new OEM ones. I haven't been so...
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    Fuse question

    Does anyone know which fuse the compass/auto-dimming rearview mirror is on? I tapped into a wire for power in my car to hardwire my GPS and some other aftermarket accessories. I think I blew the fuse since they all stopped working at the same time, but I can't figure out which fuse it is. Any...
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    Clutch/Flywheel Installation

    I am having the clutch chatter problems that the P5 is infamous for and I have replaced the front and side motor mounts with the SLS mounts, but will probably need to do the others soon. I also think its time to replace the clutch and flywheel (or at least have it resurfaced). Has anyone...
  8. J

    Burning/Losing Oil

    Hey guys, I have a problem with oil loss and I can't find a good explanation. I change my oil and filter every 3k-4k miles. I always add the quantity specified in the owner's manual. After about 1500-2000 miles of driving, though, I need to add a lot of oil. Last time I checked it, the...
  9. J

    New wheels and a side of rice...

    First, a disclaimer about the rice: A few weeks ago I ordered a set of decals for Enkei, Falken, Tokico, Optima, and Eibach. I have the Enkei wheels, Falken tires, and an Optima battery. I plan on getting the Eibach springs and Tokico struts within the next few weeks. I had planned on waiting...
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    Rag Top P5?

    Yo, I'm thinking about putting a rag top on my P5 this weekend. I have a bunch of dremel cuttin wheels laying around, so i'm just gonna use those to do the chop. I'm just gonna take off the whole roof, from the windshield to the rear hatch. I think I'm gonna use an old table cloth as the top...
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    Questions about lowering

    I thought I had found threads before that answered these questions, but I'm having a hard time finding the info now, so here it goes. I plan on lowering my car in the spring with an Eibach Pro-Kit and Tokico Blue's. I will also be putting on a new set of wheels (17x7 / 215.40.17). I'd like to...
  12. J

    Ebay CAI filter question

    I'm looking to replace the cone filter on my cold air intake with a K&N filter and was wondering if anyone knew the part number. It's an X3Racing or something like that...basically an Injen replica.
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    Strange lurch while driving...any ideas?

    Every now and then my car seems to lurch while I'm driving. It's only happened 3 or 4 times in the past 2 months. For example, I was on the highway today driving about 55mph and the car seemed to suddenly lose and regain power. It almost feels like tapping the brake and then accelerating very...
  14. J

    photoshop request

    I've seen some awesome photoshop jobs done on these forums and I was wondering if someone could photoshop the following rims onto my car, and also lower it just a little. I want to get some new rims and an Eibach Pro-Kit, but I'd like to see what it looks like first. Sorry about having the...
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    Blizzak LM-25 vs. Blizzak WS-50?

    I'm looking at getting a new set of winter tires in the next week or so, and I'm trying to decide between the Blizzak LM-25 and the Blizzak WS-50. I'm just wondering if there are any people here that have had experience with both tires. I'm leaning towards the LM, which is the performance...
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    Silver P5 in Warren, Michigan?

    Saw a nice silver P5 in Warren, MI last night with a license plate "ENTENSE." That name sounds familiar, so I think that they might be on the boards here. Anyone? I tried getting them to pull over, but they were just zipping around (drive)
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    WTB: Winter tires for 16" wheels

    I'm looking to get a set of winter-specific tires for my stock rims. Ideal size would be a 205-50-16.
  18. J

    Anyone interested in rolling fenders?

    I'm planning on rolling my fenders in the next few weeks and was thinking about renting the tool to do it. Would anyone else be interested in going in on this?
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    Advice on summer tires?

    I plan on getting some new wheels pretty soon, Enkei Evo6 17x7. I will be using snow tires on my stock rims, so I'm just looking for a good summer tire to put on the new wheels. The roads are really bad around here, so I want something that has a fairly soft ride, doesn't make much road noise...
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    Mountain biking photoshopped picture

    I photoshopped a picture I took on the trail the other day and thought it turned out pretty cool.