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Got the Style 108 wheels finished!
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:00 AM
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Today I got my 96 328i back from my daughter.
The last few weeks I've been forced to drive the X5. Great vehicle, great in the snow but the 328i is a lot more fun to drive!!
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:32 AM
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Fun wheel project, Don. They look good. Assume you won't be using those for track duty anymore?
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Fun wheel project, Don. They look good. Assume you won't be using those for track duty anymore?
I've got them up for sale on a couple of the Z4 forums for $2,400. If no one bites at an acceptable price, then I'll mount some 255/35 RS4s on the rears and they'll be my fronts for track days and rears for daily driving. They won't however see an autocross course. I'd shed tears if I got a nasty cone scuff across one of the wheel centers. It'd have to come back apart and go back to the hydro printer to fix it. I'm not as worried about damage for track days.
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Yesterday I fixed my passenger window in my 332Ti it broke the front plastic lift slider as it has been crazy cold so the window stuck and when my Gal put the window down a bit it snapped falling in of course on New Years eve on the way to an event. Arg is was -10 outside when it happened. Glad I had a blanket in the car. Glad my garage has HEAT!!

I also put my chains and weights on my John Deere so I could plow snow this year.
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Installed my ECS coilovers and had to do another convertible top re-sync. Tomorrow I will install my Rogue Engineering RTABs.
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Not my BMW, but today I helped a friend install a roll bar in his E92. It is a super nice install which puts my Kirk Racing roll bar to shame.

Tomorrow we'll be installing a pair of race buckets and 6-point harnesses.
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It's sold by Bimmerworld, but I don't know who is responsible for actually fabricating it: http://www.bimmerworld.com/Safety-Ra...E92-Coupe.html

It's just nicer in every way than the Kirk bar. The dimensional tolerances are way better, so everything lined up a lot more easily. It utilizes factory bolt holes in the E92, so no drilling is required as with the Kirk bar in the E36. It has an excellent "wrinkle finish" powder coat vs. the cheap paint with runs on the Kirk bar, etc. That said, it costs 4 times as much as what I paid for the Kirk bar, but you get a much nicer product.
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I changed my clutch this past weekend in my BMW. I also replaced both rear wheel bearings and new tires. Now that the throw out bearing isn't whining anymore I can hear the power steering whining a little. The car has a solid flywheel now also, dual mass flywheel has been replaced.
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Today I messed around with the Convertible top. After locating the fuse and disengaging the motors finally got the top to fully open and fully closed. The issue is there are some snag points. Must find how to adjust these snags for smooth operations

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Today I changed the diff and engine oil. Still need to do the transmission as part of my annual fluid change routine, but it only has a few thousand miles on it. I have no idea if it's overkill to change the trans and diff oil that frequently, but I figure it's just a good idea since my car spends time at the track.
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Better overkill than not enough maintenance. And you may discover developing problems with that frequent fluid changes that would go undetected with normal maintenance.
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Today I changed the diff and engine oil. Still need to do the transmission as part of my annual fluid change routine, but it only has a few thousand miles on it. I have no idea if it's overkill to change the trans and diff oil that frequently, but I figure it's just a good idea since my car spends time at the track.
The only risk in changing too frequently is wearing out the threads on the drain plugs.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:40 PM
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Gave the old girl a wash today and ran some errands. Still very much appreciating all the work that was done to overhaul the suspension and steering.



Side note: The building in the background is on the grounds where my office is located (my building is out of the frame to the right). It's an old Ford assembly plant which was designed by the famous industrial architect Albert Kahn, and built between 1930-32. Only about 2,000 cars were assembled here, however, because the Great Depression pulled the floor out from underneath the auto industry. Despite the great expense Ford went to build it, they only kept the building for about 10 years before selling it to the federal government during World War 2 so it could be used as an Army depot. After WWII, it was used by Boeing for their missile production program from the late '50s through the early '70s. These days, it's back in the hands of the government and is used mostly for storage. In contrast, the building I work in was built only a few years ago, and is LEED certified with all sorts of crazy tech, including geothermal climate control, etc. Full description of the Ford plant can be read here: https://www.gsa.gov/historic-buildin...hitecturaldesc.
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Picked up some paint and took a shot at matching the 21 yr old Steel Blue on the hardtop I recently scored. Not perfect, but close for a carport paintjob.
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Today, after years of having a damp transmission, I finally got around to replacing the gear shift selector rod seal. It had been seeping for ages - not enough to actually leave a mark on the ground below, but enough to make the trans a little grimy. That meant out came the x-brace, full exhaust, heat shielding, and driveshaft. And while I was in there, I installed the new short shift kit from Turner Motorsport and replaced/upgraded all associated bushings and linkage. Feels great now. This job was made a lot easier now that I have a lift and all kinds of nice tools at my disposal, but it still took me five hours from wheels up to wheels down. Longer than I expected, and not something I'd want to do in my front yard like I used to do.
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been a flurry of activity at the casa la df....between work, getting flooring installed, work, attempting to get piper on the road, work, bills, work,...and, uh,...work,...i have sold cadence to a young man who wants her, and is a friend of the family.

he has a buddy who is into bmw's, likes the color, and is willing and able to give her the attention she needs. so it is bittersweet, but, time marches on and life does not stop.

gives me one less project to have to juggle, gives him a project to work on, and everyone is happy. so it is a win-win for me.

had to drill out the broken bolt on the waterpump for the donor motor for piper, it was crossthreaded... but i was able to drill it out and remove the fragments., i have to install a thread repair insert, which i will get more pics of when the time comes (if i remember...)


there are pics of the broken bolt, a close up of the waterpump inlet and the timing chain, as well as the cams. very clean motor for sure.


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Today was continuation of last week, in which I addressed the last of my car's seeping fluids. This time up: oil filter housing gasket. Was a fun little job with no headaches or surprises.
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Took care of some items needing attention today.

First up was replacing the rear lower control arm that had somehow allowed the inner bushing to walk itself out of the control arm housing. ECS Tuning is covering it under warranty, but I hope it doesn't happen again since the same parts were installed as replacements. Only had about 3k miles and 7 track days on them. Passenger side was the only side affected, which would make sense given that the tracks I drive at are run counter-clockwise. But still, it's a performance part and should not have occurred.



I then replaced my E46 M3 trans mounts for these heavier duty trans mounts from AGK Motorsport. They are OEM E21 BMW mounts (which are supposedly stiffer than even E46 M3 mounts), and are now contained within aluminum cups to eliminate deflection under load. Hopefully this solves my scary 2-3 upshift issues at the track. Didn't notice any change to NVH during street driving after installing, so that's good.



Lastly, I replaced a cheapo rear exhaust hanger that was cracking into oblivion despite being brand new. Turns out you get what you pay for. Although it sucks to have to pay $40 for an OEM BMW exhaust hanger, it was proven that the $15 alternative from "MTC" was complete garbage right out of the box. Kind of like the Uro parts that FCP used to sell ages ago before realizing they were junk and then deciding to stop carrying them.
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