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      04-02-2019, 10:27 PM   #4335
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On the upside I got a chance to install the bavgruppe pre LCI E9x yellow LED indicators
Remove the indicator bulb and replace with the LED
The LED has the same connector plate as the OEM bulb so its a simple plug and play and code free.... noice



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Here we go again
Can I ask how many times you've removed an E92 front bumper?
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Can I ask how many times you've removed an E92 front bumper?
Just this week or all up?
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      04-04-2019, 01:28 AM   #4338
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love your headlights,
really changes the look of the car
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love your headlights,
really changes the look of the car
Hey mate... where have you been???
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      04-04-2019, 02:39 AM   #4340
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love your headlights,
really changes the look of the car
Thanks mate
I like the look too, but I had to swap them out and back to the "round eye" lights this week

One of the lens were cracked in the corner and was letting moisture in

So I have to replace the lens (again) replace some frayed wiring and splice in the amber and white inputs... I tell you this headlight mod will never end lol
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You'll be the master headlight guy in Melb
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You'll be the master headlight guy in Melb
Hahahaha thanks mate but i'm an amateur fumbling my way through this project
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      04-04-2019, 07:55 PM   #4343
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Thanks mate
I like the look too, but I had to swap them out and back to the "round eye" lights this week

One of the lens were cracked in the corner and was letting moisture in

So I have to replace the lens (again) replace some frayed wiring and splice in the amber and white inputs... I tell you this headlight mod will never end lol
haha im here and there, mainly here doing my maintenance's lol.
i swear the amount of maintenance iv done is more than mods
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      04-04-2019, 08:23 PM   #4344
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Can I ask how many times you've removed an E92 front bumper?
Just this week or all up?
All up
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haha im here and there, mainly here doing my maintenance's lol.
i swear the amount of maintenance iv done is more than mods
Good to see you're still here mate

Ah yes maintenance.... the necessary evil

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All up
I was afraid you were going ask that

Well the front bar has been replaced replaced three times so there is three right there. Then there has been four sets of custom headlights so there's another four to six doing those. Then we had a engine out a couple of times when doing the ST and manual conversion, so there's at least three or four times. Then at least once when the oil cooler was upgraded, another time to do the PSP FMIC, a couple of times to fit an remove the dinan air box, actually tbh ive lost count mate haahaaa

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Mod 109A PSP Thermostat Delete Plate

Constant leaks from the OFHG has been driving me insane but I hope today's mod will put a stop to them leaks once and for all !!!!

PSP make a plate that allows the thermostat on the OFH to be deleted and make the whole hose connection and sealing surface much simpler (link below)

https://fasterbypinnacle.com/product...adapter-plate/

It was a pretty simple job, consisting of removing the oil lines and the OFH thermostat, throwing the thermo in the bin and then bolting on the new adapter plate and reconnecting new oil lines

Best thing of all, no leaks

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Pic 1 - OFH and oil lines (radiator removed)
Pic 2 - Oil lines removed (note use of shopping bag as a temp oil pan hahaha)
Pic 3 - Thermostat removed exposing the infamous OFHG seal
Pic 4 - Thermostat delete plate installed - close up
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      04-11-2019, 05:57 AM   #4348
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Mod 109B PSP FMOC

A few months back we installed a 7" PSP FMIC
Great quality product that has performed really well

PSP also make a front mounted oil cooler which is designed to fit in the space above the FMIC on the N54

https://fasterbypinnacle.com/product...il-cooler-kit/

So finally got around to installing it today I thought I'd share the install process in case anyone is thinking of doing a similar upgrade

The PSP FMOC comes with a cooling core, hoses, 10an fittings and a mounting frame, brackets and associated bolts and screws
It is designed so the mounting frame sits neatly inside and radiator support, and is screwed in place with self tappers
The cooling core can then be screwed into the base of the fram, and the top secured with the brackets, which line up with OEM holes in the top of the radiator support.

While this made sense, it did not work in practice for me, because the hood latch would not clear the cooling core, when closing the bonnet, and there was no way to push the frame further back without cutting into the radiator itself Also with the base of the mounting frame got in the way of the oil hoses, when you tried to connect them up

So after much stuffing around, the solution was to mount the unit upside down By installing the frame with base running along the top of the radiator, it allowed the cooling unit to be bolted down from the top, while providing structural support as well. It also meant the cooling core sat further back allowing the hood latch to clear is without contact and now there was an opening for the oil hoses to pass through at the bottom right of the cooler....

The whole job, including removing the old ER oil cooler would have probably taken a couple of hours, but ended up taking all day after going back and forward multiple times, trying to work out how to make it work

I put a short DIY together in case it helps someone out

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showt...0#post24639740

Not my best DIY but hopefully the description above makes more sense when you can see the pictures


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Pics 2 & 3 - Removing ER sports OC
Pic 4 - Trimming in progress
Pic 5 - Mounting bracket secured in place
Pic 6 - One of many test fittings
Pic 7 - Cooling core secured in place with bolts through mounting frame
Pic 8 - Install complete
Pic 9 - Time to put the bumper back on (again)
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does this cool better than the ER Cooler?
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does this cool better than the ER Cooler?
Have not had a chance to give it a good run yet mate

PSP claim the core is a 400% increase in size of stock, and therefore twice the size of the ER

That said my oil temp never really got over 110C with the ER fitted
I mainly installed the PSP in to get the OC out of the wheel well

Be interesting to see what happens with the coolant temps, now the FMOC is in front of the radiator
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Took the car for a decent run today to test out the new FMOC
Was a nice sunny day with ambient temps around 23C

Lots of stop start city driving with a bit more spirited driving off the lights and on the freeway when traffic permitted...

Oil temps hovered around the 105C mark, a little lower then im use to
Coolant temperatures sat between 102 and 107C which normal for my car

Really need to track or test it out on the twisties, but so far no leaks and temps look good

Worth the time, money and effort? Not sure yet, will see on the next cruise
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      04-12-2019, 07:48 PM   #4352
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Nice work Socks, couldn't help but notice that your front tyres need replacing soon. Safety first!
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Took the car for a decent run today ...
Oil temps hovered around the 105C mark, a little lower then im use to...
Looking good. That's interesting about the Oil Cooler Adapter Plate:

"...eliminating the factory thermostat that opens too late at 240f...."

So I assume that's why N54 oil temps are always 115 or 120 C and why yours now runs a bit cooler which has to be better for the oil.

I can't imagine it really needs to be running that hot ~115-120C anyway?
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Nice work Socks, couldn't help but notice that your front tyres need replacing soon. Safety first!
I need to ease off the front camber... well spotted Aus
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Looking good. That's interesting about the Oil Cooler Adapter Plate:

"...eliminating the factory thermostat that opens too late at 240f...."

So I assume that's why N54 oil temps are always 115 or 120 C and why yours now runs a bit cooler which has to be better for the oil.

I can't imagine it really needs to be running that hot ~115-120C anyway?

Have not seen you in a while Don
Hope you are well mate

Apparently the oil is suppose to run hot to flash off any water then gets into it.... I am not sure what that temp is suppose to be tbh... someone smarter then me will know if this is fact or an urban myth
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Mod 107 - 1M driveline

Finally started the upgrade to the drive line, with the installation of new diff bushings and measuring up the 1M prop shaft.

When we did the manual conversion, we installed the 335 manual diff, prop shaft and axles. These are being replaced with a set of 1M parts I purchased about 6 months ago.

The 1M prop shaft needs to be cut and lengthen to fit the 335, so Vince and I had to pull out the drive line, install the 1M drive line to measure it up and put the manual one back in again

Once the 1M prop shaft is modded we can do it all over again (gotta love doing things twice lol)

While all the parts were off, Vince replaced the blown diff bushings with a new set. Also the manual diff had a slow oil leak, so we also took the opportunity to whip off the cover, apply new sealant and give it a fresh lot of diff oil.

Shifts are much smoother and the clunk on changing gears is gone, thanks to the new bushings.....

Big thanks as always to Vince, for giving up his Sunday to work on spcgry, was a long, dirty job but will be worth it in the end

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Pic 1 - Up on the hoist ready for surgery
Pic 2 - All this stuff needs to come off
Pic 3 - Removing the manual drive line
Pic 4 - Manual diff off
Pic 5 - Cover off the manual diff, ready for resealing
Pic 6 - Vince's customer bushing mounting tool
Pic 7 - Fresh new diff bushings
Pic 8 - 1M diff in place
Pic 9 - 1M prop shaft is 86 mm too short
Pic 10 - Manual bits reinstalled. Its been a long day
Socks when you installed the M3 front differential bushings, did you coat the bushings with any anti-friction agent?
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