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Old 08-11-2005, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wow haven't been on the forums for quite a while. I was just wondering for oil changes does anyone suggest using engine flush before an oil change? Some people tell me that using engine flush causes more problems but some people tell me to use it to get rid of the sludge in the engine?

My second question is i can't decide what to save up for haha. I got a 93 325is. Should i get a pair of rims? Hp Evo's or Exel e2's? Or should I save up to get a reiger infinity front lip and infinity one rear bumper? Or should I save up for a real exhaust for instance a uuc dtm style exhaust or the supersprint exhaust? OR should I save for suspension And anyone know where I can get good deals for parts?

There is also some guy that is selling a 94 M3 motor for 2g's. Is that worth it? Also what would I need to do the m3 swap? And is it easy to do?

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Old 08-11-2005, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've yet to see an engine flush product that works well. If they work at all, they just clean the top half of the engine and deposit the gunk into the lower half, never really making it out the bottom. And yes, sometimes it can do more harm than good.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply. haha can anyone give me an opinion on what i should save up for and any info on the m3 engine? thanks
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what weight oil are you using?
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i use 15w 50 Mobil one
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i would go with the wheels thats always the first mod id do, better handling and looks
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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how you get better handling from wheels? Doesn't suspension mods give you better handling?
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Best way to do an "engine" flush I'd say get some full synthetic oil. Since you got a 325 I think u'd need 6-7 quarts (mine takes 6.7 quarts)

And do an oil change as you would normaly do it with that. Change filter and everything. Run the car somewhat hard for 10-30 minutes. Then do another oil change with whatever kind of oil you like to use. But keep in mine that at that point the car should be pretty hot...

And as far as what to save up for... When I put my new rims it made a world of diff. Now am doing a good amount of engine upgrades, and my new bumper is on it's way, but once am all done with my perf. upgrades I'll focus on cosmetics...
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hey thanks for the help rooz. yea that's exactly what i did. changed my oil and put in some mobil 1. haha lucky i work at kragen so i get hook ups >=0). yea i pretty much got some performance done to my car. like intake and exhaust and tms chip. I am still wondering if i should get a uuc dtm style exhaust or the supersprint? BUT I am still judging on if i should get rims cuz I really hate the stock rims and I know getting new rims will totally change the look of my ride. Loving the rims on ya ride tho. I am looking into the HP EVO or Exel E2 or Asa rz1 rims. Similiar to the bmy style 42 rims.
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