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clarkma5
post Sep 2 2011, 11:36 AM
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The grooving is just the result of the rotor material itself heat softening and succumbing to the brake pad friction material...
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post Sep 2 2011, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Sep 2 2011, 03:36 PM) *
The grooving is just the result of the rotor material itself heat softening and succumbing to the brake pad friction material...



gotcha. Thanks!
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post Sep 19 2011, 11:26 AM
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sooooo lets see here.

The idle hang/rev issue was NOT the ICV. At least I have a new one now, heh. After lots of head scratching figured out the problem. The TPS is supposed to be sending 0.7v to the DME (ECU) at idle and 4.7 at WOT. it was sending like 1.4 at idle. TPS sensor off the TB rod itself showed between 0.7-4.7 so figured out the rod is misaligned, which is weird... because it's not adjustable. No idea how it got FUBARed, but i tapped out the screw holes on the TPS and drilled them to give it some adjustability and closer to spec for the time being. I just (today) picked up a used S52B32 (E36 M3) throttle body, which is the exact same thing - going to fit it later today with my spare TPS sensor and see how it does.

Replaced the A/C blower motor resistor, HVAC works great now. Also changed the cabin filter which is a pain in the dick on E36's, now the A/C doesn't smell like a corpse.



Did the DIY fix on the on board computer to get the pixels to come back. Missing a column but not bad for a $6 roll of 3M two sided tape as opposed to $225 for a reman unit!



New LCA bushings - powerflex poly



New exhaust system - dual 2.25" from the crossover back, no cats, twin-in-single-out Magnaflow (I know.) Sounds decent enough.



Damn BMW engineers. Clearance between fill port of diff and spare tire well = about 2.25". Had to order special sockets to change the diff fluid, which also smelled like a corpse. Did the tranny too, about 1 qt of DexMerc - weird.



just seemed like a cool picture, frankly.


and some normal pictures after my shitty detailing job - wash, polishing compound on scratches, claybar, sealing wax. Also yes, the tail lights are smoked.








next on the list after the TB swap: ordered a set of UUC street density trans mounts and enforcer cups, going on this week. Coolant system overhaul (new T-stat, alum T-stat housing, new fan clutch, coolant flush). Maybe new tie rod end links. etc. Love this car.
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post Sep 19 2011, 12:01 PM
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very very nice booosty!

and there is absolutely nothing wrong with magna-flow that i know of.....now that tip on the other hand....needs to die in a very fiery fire.
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post Sep 19 2011, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE(Altostratus @ Sep 19 2011, 04:01 PM) *
very very nice booosty!

and there is absolutely nothing wrong with magna-flow that i know of.....now that tip on the other hand....needs to die in a very fiery fire.




nooooooo I like my oval tip!

thanks though!
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post Sep 21 2011, 05:32 PM
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I was with you until you smoked your taillights. What ever possessed you?
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post Sep 21 2011, 06:30 PM
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How do you pass emissoins without cats? do you have a CEL? and I hate assholes that have cars without cats... they always stink.
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post Sep 22 2011, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE(b0mb3r @ Sep 21 2011, 10:30 PM) *
How do you pass emissoins without cats? do you have a CEL? and I hate assholes that have cars without cats... they always stink.


Brain fart. I meant no resonators, not cats. I still have cats. The exhaust is new from the crossover behind the cats to the tip.

(not for long though. Test pipes and 02 spacers are on the list along with some headers.)

As per the tail lights - i like them for now. Want euro tail lights that don't have the amber sections, which I hate.
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post May 21 2012, 10:21 AM
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Have done a big chunk more work on the car

Replaced a bunch of coolant system parts (no pictures)
T-stat
housing
reservoir
upper and lower hoses
fan clutch

Replaced my driveshaft and flex disc with a reman'd one. My rear universal joint was... pretty bad. Not a fun job.

Remove exhaust and heat shield, from downpipes back (since mine's all one piece)



Remove rear and front braces, unbolt center support bearing, remove transmission brace (you can see the UUC trans mounts & cups here)


rear joint and diff


whole driveshaft, support bearing


rear joint had like 20 degrees of play radially.


removing flex disc...



Also replaced my clutch pedal bushings, and installed a rogue engineering adjustable clutch stop, which is great.

Remove seat: fuck, it's only four bolts and three connectors, and that way I can lay on my back with my feet up on the rear seat. Worth it. Lookit all that crap.


With panel cover and knee protector taken out


rod going into clutch master with pedal out


Clutch pedal out, return spring separated


Old bushings... no wonder the clutch kinda went to the right near the bottom of it's travel



More soon... shocks/springs/sway bars, wheels and tires, other small stuff.
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post May 21 2012, 01:16 PM
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God damn your car is filthy, other than that very nice.
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post May 21 2012, 04:05 PM
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I'm laughing at the seemingly unsmoked cigarette under the seat.
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post May 21 2012, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE(fiber optic @ May 21 2012, 08:05 PM) *
I'm laughing at the seemingly unsmoked cigarette under the seat.


I was like "oh there it went!"

i've been lax about cleaning it lately, but the space right next to where the seat would go is impossible to reach with a vacuum. There were fries and shit down there too, glad I got to clean it out.
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post May 22 2012, 07:09 PM
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Hmm, makes me wonder if my driveshaft u joint is going bad, there is some clunking when I get on/off the gas but I figured its my cracked diff bushing, but a u joint would make more sense.

I laughed when you put a 20 dolla aftermarket clutch stop in when I extended mine for less than a dolla.

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post May 23 2012, 05:08 AM
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^Did you really glue a bolt to a bolt?
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post May 23 2012, 07:50 AM
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No, the clutch stop is half threaded into the nut and the threaded rod is threaded into the other half of the mating nut. It does look like I glued it to a bolt though haha. I'm sure that would last 1 mile at best.
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post May 23 2012, 08:42 AM
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^Haha alright but shit, still yikes! Do you have room to at least tighten a nut against the mating nut?
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post May 23 2012, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE(Synesthesia @ May 23 2012, 11:42 AM) *
^Haha alright but shit, still yikes! Do you have room to at least tighten a nut against the mating nut?



Red loctite that and call it a day.
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post May 23 2012, 05:49 PM
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I don't see why the mating nut needs another nut tightened against it. It's rock solid as is and has held for almost a year now.
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post May 24 2012, 10:44 AM
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QUOTE(fiber optic @ May 23 2012, 09:21 PM) *
Red loctite that and call it a day.


Yeah, or this. I'm just amazed it'd work without holding the nut in place somehow, not like there are big loads on it but nuts like to move. Anyway... tongue.gif
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post Jun 7 2012, 11:33 AM
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yeah I could've made one for cheaper, no doubt.

should be picking up a K&N pipe and ITG filter and heat shield along with some ZKW headlights this weekend
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