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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:13 AM
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cheer yorgi,

that saved me some time. back to the paint option then .

txtaz. your trim .... did you wrap it in cf ? if so do you have any pics please

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Old 03-17-2011, 06:47 AM
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txtaz. your trim .... did you wrap it in cf ? if so do you have any pics please
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My trim? My interior trim is Di-Noc and the engine cowl and valve covers are painted with engine enamel.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:54 PM
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I went for a spin with the top down today (woot) and read temps at a few spots under the hood.

Engine cover: 208F
Engine block: 254F
Air filter cover: 108F
Valve covers: 215F
Hood insulation: 102F
Water pump: 150F
Interesting. I just pulled in from a 300 mile road trip and measured the following with my Raytek MT6:
Ambient: 84F
Oil Temperature: 210 (indicated)

(Black) Hood: 101F
Left Side Engine Cover: 141F
Right Side Engine Cover: 131F
Left Valve Cover: 171F
Right Valve Cover: 155F
Engine Block: 208F
Water Pump: 198F
Air Filter Cover: 120F

Odd that we should be so different. I was also surprised at my side-to-side variance. Did you measure both sides and get the same temp for each?
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:07 PM
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cheers taz,
interior looks very classy. that will be my next mod. not too sure about leaving the grey piece around the stick. i think thats the worse part of my interior. hate all the grey plastic. but then i dont want to overkill on the cf ???? decisions decisions. think i will play around and see

thanks for the pics

very nice engine cover
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:42 PM
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Odd that we should be so different. I was also surprised at my side-to-side variance. Did you measure both sides and get the same temp for each?
Wow that is crazy. I'll try again today and use my very accurate tire pyrometer as a backup to the el-cheapo infrared gun.

I did a 30min drive in stop-and-go local traffic so maybe things run a bit hotter in stop-and-go vs highway? My ambient was only 45F
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:35 PM
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... I did a 30min drive in stop-and-go local traffic so maybe things run a bit hotter in stop-and-go vs highway? My ambient was only 45F
I can buy stop-and-go running hotter than highway - even with the difference in ambient - since there's less airflow over the engine.

I still wonder about the side-to-side variance.

Please post your oil temp also, often a 30 minute local drive won't get my engine/oil up to temp.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:24 PM
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not too sure about leaving the grey piece around the stick. i think thats the worse part of my interior. hate all the grey plastic. but then i dont want to overkill on the cf ???? decisions decisions. think i will play around and see.
I wasn't sure either so I covered it first since I had scratches. I thought it was too much cf so I bought a new trim piece.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:04 PM
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OK, re-did the test using my $$ tire pyrometer along with the $30 infrared gun. There were big differences so I boiled a pot of water and found out (thankfully) my pyrometer is 100% accurate and the infrared reads about 30F too high @200F but almost dead on @100F. Time for a better infrared.

New readings - left = left side when facing car (passenger side on American cars):

Ambient: 57F
Engine oil: 230F (1 tick below midpoint, the warmest my car gets)

Engine cover left: 144F
Engine cover mid: 109F
Engine cover right: 118F

Valve cover left: 184F
Valve cover right: 182F

Engine block: 226F
Air filter cover: 98F
Hood insulation (under the hood): 101F
Water pump: 194F
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:52 AM
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OK, re-did the test
Thanks, I feel better about my readings now.
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cleaned and detailed, painted and shined the silver crossover pipe with mag wheel cleaner.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:27 PM
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Ooohh I want to paint mine too. Thinking red. Is engine enamel the best way to go? If so, what brand and where can I get one?
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:21 PM
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Talking paint?

Im looking to paint my engine and side parts also. What paint did you use? Looking for a lime bright green color.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:54 AM
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Im looking to paint my engine and side parts also. What paint did you use? Looking for a lime bright green color.
Google de1641. That's duplicolor's engine enamel in lime green.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:16 PM
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does anyone else suffer from saggy hood insulation? Mine has shrunk so much that whilst the screws hold it in place it no longer reaches the holding points. If I paint my engine cover I know it will rub on the sound insulation.......
Mine has done the same thing it looks too smal but ivwill paint mine red
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:29 PM
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how??

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So i decided to paint my engine cover black, i didn't like the gray color.
Anyways, i was wondering if anyone knows how to remove the side covers? Id like to paint those too.

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Thanks!!

I also want to do this! mine is boring gray too. Did you take off cover then clean it then spray it? or did you do sanding? how many coats of primer and clear and what paint did you use? Thanks your cover looks amazing!
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:33 PM
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steps?

What steps are needed to paint the engine cover? sanding? cleaning? any clear coats?
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:40 PM
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did u use a primer to paint engine cover? what steps did u do? it looks perfect thanks
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:42 PM
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how did you paint your engine cover? did u use any primer? what steps did u take? looks perfect!
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:31 PM
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Make sure you clean it well make sure there is no grease on the covers.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:36 PM
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Thats it?

you didn't sand or use any primer and clear coats? your cover looks really shiny with clear coats.. looks good in red!!
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:44 PM
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i just cleaned the cover with acetone and used caliper spray paint thats it
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