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      03-31-2020, 10:09 PM   #11463
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Finished up the ram air intake. Unfortunately had to sacrifice the drivers brake duct due to having the ACS lip. I don't track the car so I don't think it'll be much of a problem.

Edit: More pics. Painting the lip and cleaning up my "prototype" lower mesh hopefully in the next couple weeks
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      04-01-2020, 07:22 AM   #11464
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Finished up the ram air intake. Unfortunately had to sacrifice the drivers brake duct due to having the ACS lip. I don't track the car so I don't think it'll be much of a problem.

I'll update the pics with what it looks like on the outside tomorrow. For now, here it is
What fittings did you use for the hose?

Also curious why you didn't dremel out the diamond pattern on the outer panel part or purchase the factory fully open panel that bmw sells(and dinan uses for their kits). Then you would keep your brake duct
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      04-01-2020, 07:24 AM   #11465
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Some preventative maintenance ��
Don't forget to transfer the heat shield wrap from the original U hose.
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      04-01-2020, 07:26 AM   #11466
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Some preventative maintenance ��
Don't forget to transfer the heat shield wrap from the original U hose.
Good looking out fam!
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Good looking out fam!
I see you're driving a 325i, so maybe they don't have this heat wrap. I know 335i's have it.

Either way keep an eye out.
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Good looking out fam!
I see you're driving a 325i, so maybe they don't have this heat wrap. I know 335i's have it.

Either way keep an eye out.
Nice detective work🕵️*♀️ yeah I'll look either way while I'm under there.

Thanks!
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      04-01-2020, 10:39 AM   #11469
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Finished up the ram air intake. Unfortunately had to sacrifice the drivers brake duct due to having the ACS lip. I don't track the car so I don't think it'll be much of a problem.

I'll update the pics with what it looks like on the outside tomorrow. For now, here it is
What fittings did you use for the hose?

Also curious why you didn't dremel out the diamond pattern on the outer panel part or purchase the factory fully open panel that bmw sells(and dinan uses for their kits). Then you would keep your brake duct
Funny enough this whole project started because I found two unused desk hole grommets from my work. lol. Those are my fittings.

And I explained why I couldn't cut through outer panel in the original post
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      04-01-2020, 06:15 PM   #11470
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Funny enough this whole project started because I found two unused desk hole grommets from my work. lol. Those are my fittings.

brilliant.
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      04-02-2020, 01:09 AM   #11471
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Well it's taken more than a day, but...
Fixed rear sway mounting
Repaired some paint scratches
Decided what's really wrong with my tailgate
Intake cbu clean
New glow plug controller
2x pressure converters
New vac lines
Clean and reseat seals at the bottom of the windscreen
Bleed brakes
CDV delete and bleed clutch (MC rebuild too)
M3 radius rod inner bushings
M3 wishbones
Xdrive strut tops
M3 steering rack
PS reservoir & fluid change/flush
Track rods & track rod ends
Front sway droplinks
Front sway mounts

...I think that's it. Feels like someone else's car!
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      04-02-2020, 08:49 AM   #11472
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Well it's taken more than a day, but...
Fixed rear sway mounting
Repaired some paint scratches
Decided what's really wrong with my tailgate
Intake cbu clean
New glow plug controller
2x pressure converters
New vac lines
Clean and reseat seals at the bottom of the windscreen
Bleed brakes
CDV delete and bleed clutch (MC rebuild too)
M3 radius rod inner bushings
M3 wishbones
Xdrive strut tops
M3 steering rack
PS reservoir & fluid change/flush
Track rods & track rod ends
Front sway droplinks
Front sway mounts

...I think that's it. Feels like someone else's car!
What was the boot issue
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      04-02-2020, 09:11 AM   #11473
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Still, going... I think I've traced it to a damaged JBBF...
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1662097
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      04-02-2020, 09:27 AM   #11474
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Picked up some the E9 interior to clean, and some other essentials.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr
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      04-02-2020, 03:41 PM   #11475
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Nothing fun.
Rear spring clip on a caliper.
New idler pulley (chirp).
Oil change.
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      04-02-2020, 05:51 PM   #11476
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Recent times have given me motivation to get a lot of maintenance done.

Finished replacing the alternator, accessory drive pulleys and belt, oil filter housing gasket, oil pan gasket, new belly pan since the last one was spoiled with oil from the pan leak, and in the process learned that my power steering pump was missing the front bolt completely and the rear was loose so replaced those.

The car now has had every single piece of regular and preventative maintenance completed and should be ready to go for quite some time. Very exciting and rewarding to have it all finished!
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      04-02-2020, 11:38 PM   #11477
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Put my summer tires on. Put stage 2+ back on & put xHp stage 2 v3.0 on.

Took her for a spin. I know you have to drive it 50 miles before the TCU finally Adapts. So, I didn't push it really hard. However, I did push her up to 5000 rpms once all the fluids got nice and warm.

I always put the car at stage 0 for the winter months & run snow tires till April 1.

Car seems smooth as silk with new 3.0 version of Xhp. I won't know until I get 50 miles in so I ca really push it and get a log or two.
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      04-03-2020, 06:42 PM   #11478
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had some aluminum paint leftover from wheels.
exhaust tips were scummy.



washed it and went for a drive.
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      04-03-2020, 08:30 PM   #11479
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Nothing. It's resting.
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      04-04-2020, 12:14 PM   #11480
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Clayed, cut, and polished just the front end and the rear got lazy. Just testing the waters to see how it turned out befor I ceramic coat it.
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      04-04-2020, 12:39 PM   #11481
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Painted my calipers
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      04-04-2020, 12:44 PM   #11482
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Painted my calipers
Did you use sand paper or put them in a media blaster & then apply a high temp primer first before painting them?
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Painted my calipers
Did you use sand paper or put them in a media blaster & then apply a high temp primer first before painting them?
No. I stripped them with a wire brush on my angle grinder, talk about dusty! Then used a 2 part epoxy based caliper paint. It instructs no primer or clear.
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Painted my calipers
Looks good wish I had motivation to do it. It adds so much to the wheel area
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