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      03-24-2020, 10:37 AM   #11375
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A new ignition module is ~$110. If there is a way to just replace the trim or button let us know, my button is starting to fade a bit.
They have just the button cover for sale. It would appear its possible to just replace that. Still a little on the expensive side for whats essentially a piece of plastic, but much more affordable.

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      03-24-2020, 11:53 AM   #11376
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been sitting in the garage for weeks. The RR jack pad is off, and I got the Vaico replacement (bought qty 5 for the future!), but have not installed.
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Trans fluid change done by Eurotech in Natick, MA.

Shifts *much* better. Apparently old fluid was quite bad, and about a quart less than it should've been. 105K on the GM trans.
Not sure if I should be worried about the 'missing' fluid, though 1 quart in 100k miles / 11 years isn't too bad.

RE Eurotech: Great shop, happy with the service, and they seemed to be careful about covid transfer, changing gloves between cars, wrapping the steering wheel with plastic wrap. Can't remember who on here recommended them, but happy with it!

In the garage I've been busy with this thing... new tires, new seats, new headlight, rebuilt front shocks, swapped handlebars, new tail tuck, new turn signals, oil, coolant, filter changes... would've ridden today except for the snow.
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      03-24-2020, 10:42 PM   #11378
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Perfect time to...... Will be selling lci halogen headlights with lux lights within the next month. Pm me if you aren't in a hurry to buy.
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      03-25-2020, 01:33 AM   #11379
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Not all today.
The cluster was a couple weeks ago. Everything else I've done as I had time the past couple days.

M3 from control arms
Braided brake lines, all 6. The mid lines are a f*****g nightmare!
New bearings and hubs up front

To come next few days:
New rotors and pads up
Bilstein b14 coilovers
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Starting the process of custom fitting a Torsen spool from an old Z3 into a 188LW diff housing. Been in contact with Performance Gearing as well as MFactory for advice and I think it’ll be doable!

This also means the clutch type 188mm size spoils can be fit into the new housings with some shimming and backlash adjustment.

Could be a decent way to a “poor mans” LSD unit for the NA RWD I6 cars
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A new ignition module is ~$110. If there is a way to just replace the trim or button let us know, my button is starting to fade a bit.
I put a red one on mine.
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      03-25-2020, 03:46 PM   #11382
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Starting the process of custom fitting a Torsen spool from an old Z3 into a 188LW diff housing. Been in contact with Performance Gearing as well as MFactory for advice and I think it’ll be doable!

This also means the clutch type 188mm size spoils can be fit into the new housings with some shimming and backlash adjustment.

Could be a decent way to a “poor mans” LSD unit for the NA RWD I6 cars
Nice! This a great find. Hope it works out
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      03-25-2020, 08:39 PM   #11383
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      03-25-2020, 09:27 PM   #11384
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Starting the process of custom fitting a Torsen spool from an old Z3 into a 188LW diff housing. Been in contact with Performance Gearing as well as MFactory for advice and I think it’ll be doable!

This also means the clutch type 188mm size spoils can be fit into the new housings with some shimming and backlash adjustment.

Could be a decent way to a “poor mans” LSD unit for the NA RWD I6 cars
Really cool. Keep us posted with the progress. Are you planning on doing a DIY?
Very interested to hear more
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Why... Just do a charcoal delete and drop in filter. This is stupid just to get noise and heat soak.
Its AmeriCAN! Meaning leaving things open and free like a eagle
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      03-26-2020, 08:23 AM   #11386
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Really cool. Keep us posted with the progress. Are you planning on doing a DIY?
Very interested to hear more
I will be documenting it in some way shape or form yes. Might be a post in my build thread or might be a whole thing itself. I’m fortunate to have access to milling and turning machines and enough knowledge to get myself in trouble. I’ll be able to share the specifics of what happens but I’ll also point to resources that I used along the way. I try hard not to recreate the wheel so somethings will be lightly documented.
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Trans fluid change done by Eurotech in Natick, MA.

Shifts *much* better. Apparently old fluid was quite bad, and about a quart less than it should've been. 105K on the GM trans.
Not sure if I should be worried about the 'missing' fluid, though 1 quart in 100k miles / 11 years isn't too bad.

RE Eurotech: Great shop, happy with the service, and they seemed to be careful about covid transfer, changing gloves between cars, wrapping the steering wheel with plastic wrap. Can't remember who on here recommended them, but happy with it!

In the garage I've been busy with this thing... new tires, new seats, new headlight, rebuilt front shocks, swapped handlebars, new tail tuck, new turn signals, oil, coolant, filter changes... would've ridden today except for the snow.
Im still working but planning on putting on putting in time on Griso this evening while the girlfriend is working on her Spanish. Next week will be fitting the track bodywork to the Ducati in the hopes that race tracks are going to open this season. Really other than rider meetings and whatnot its easy to keep your distance but business restrictions might be a problem.
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      03-26-2020, 09:24 AM   #11388
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Trans fluid change done by Eurotech in Natick, MA.

Shifts *much* better. Apparently old fluid was quite bad, and about a quart less than it should've been. 105K on the GM trans.
Not sure if I should be worried about the 'missing' fluid, though 1 quart in 100k miles / 11 years isn't too bad.

RE Eurotech: Great shop, happy with the service, and they seemed to be careful about covid transfer, changing gloves between cars, wrapping the steering wheel with plastic wrap. Can't remember who on here recommended them, but happy with it!

In the garage I've been busy with this thing... new tires, new seats, new headlight, rebuilt front shocks, swapped handlebars, new tail tuck, new turn signals, oil, coolant, filter changes... would've ridden today except for the snow.
I wouldn't be too worried. Cut the service interval to 50K for fluid changes though. It will be happier.
mine's due right now, after just 3 years.

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Perfect time to...... Will be selling lci halogen headlights with lux lights within the next month. Pm me if you aren't in a hurry to buy.
so I have a broken headlamp and I need to open it up for funsies.
care to share the tips on how you separated that lens from the housing?
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      03-26-2020, 09:31 AM   #11389
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Trans fluid change done by Eurotech in Natick, MA.

Shifts *much* better. Apparently old fluid was quite bad, and about a quart less than it should've been. 105K on the GM trans.
Not sure if I should be worried about the 'missing' fluid, though 1 quart in 100k miles / 11 years isn't too bad.

RE Eurotech: Great shop, happy with the service, and they seemed to be careful about covid transfer, changing gloves between cars, wrapping the steering wheel with plastic wrap. Can't remember who on here recommended them, but happy with it!

In the garage I've been busy with this thing... new tires, new seats, new headlight, rebuilt front shocks, swapped handlebars, new tail tuck, new turn signals, oil, coolant, filter changes... would've ridden today except for the snow.
I wouldn't be too worried. Cut the service interval to 50K for fluid changes though. It will be happier.
mine's due right now, after just 3 years.

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Perfect time to...... Will be selling lci halogen headlights with lux lights within the next month. Pm me if you aren't in a hurry to buy.
so I have a broken headlamp and I need to open it up for funsies.
care to share the tips on how you separated that lens from the housing?
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Very carefully. Heat gun helps. You will probably need a dremmel.

You will need some sort of water proof sealant when you put it back together.

DONT TOUCH ANY OF THE SILVER/ CHROME PLATING IN THERE. you will be 🤬, if you do.

Honestly, if you can fork over $400.00 for a used one, in very good condition, it's worth the time & money.

This isn't a fun DIY, and it's stressful.
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Very carefully. Heat gun helps. You will probably need a dremmel.

You will need some sort of water proof sealant when you put it back together.

DONT TOUCH ANY OF THE SILVER/ CHROME PLATING IN THERE. you will be 🤬if you do.

Honestly, if you can fork over $400.00 for a used one, in very good condition, it's worth the time & money.

This isn't a fun DIY, and it's stressful.
it has already been replaced.

I want to open it up for science.
and to see if I can do it for maybe future headlamp mods.

but really I think that everyone with a broken headlamp because the dogbone cracked could fix their headlamp for like $10 worth of RC airplane linkage bits.

so it's just a broken headlamp sitting in my parts room.
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Got em yesterday. Gunna install when I have free time.
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Finally put together everything needed for the 3 stage IM swap 😄
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Got em yesterday. Gunna install when I have free time.
Nice! What are you putting them on?
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Perfect time to...... Will be selling lci halogen headlights with lux lights within the next month. Pm me if you aren't in a hurry to buy.
so I have a broken headlamp and I need to open it up for funsies.
care to share the tips on how you separated that lens from the housing?
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After trying to pry open the headlight with a heat gun, pry tools, flatheads, etc I realized that I should just cut it. I suppose it's easier with an oven but that's not an option for me. I cut the headlight with a Dremel, I just followed a line on the headlight that is right next to the permaseal. This leaves me with a small thin piece of plastic in the permaseal channel. I haven't gotten to taking this out yet(busy painting and doing some wiring). An approach I might try is to run a thin wire under the seal and "floss" it away to cut through all of it. I can update you once I do it. Keep in mind I am getting new lenses, so maybe this method might not be for you.
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Trans fluid change done by Eurotech in Natick, MA.

Shifts *much* better. Apparently old fluid was quite bad, and about a quart less than it should've been. 105K on the GM trans.
Not sure if I should be worried about the 'missing' fluid, though 1 quart in 100k miles / 11 years isn't too bad.

RE Eurotech: Great shop, happy with the service, and they seemed to be careful about covid transfer, changing gloves between cars, wrapping the steering wheel with plastic wrap. Can't remember who on here recommended them, but happy with it!

In the garage I've been busy with this thing... new tires, new seats, new headlight, rebuilt front shocks, swapped handlebars, new tail tuck, new turn signals, oil, coolant, filter changes... would've ridden today except for the snow.
I wouldn't be too worried. Cut the service interval to 50K for fluid changes though. It will be happier.
mine's due right now, after just 3 years.

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Perfect time to...... Will be selling lci halogen headlights with lux lights within the next month. Pm me if you aren't in a hurry to buy.
so I have a broken headlamp and I need to open it up for funsies.
care to share the tips on how you separated that lens from the housing?
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Very carefully. Heat gun helps. You will probably need a dremmel.

You will need some sort of water proof sealant when you put it back together.

DONT TOUCH ANY OF THE SILVER/ CHROME PLATING IN THERE. you will be 🤬, if you do.

Honestly, if you can fork over $400.00 for a used one, in very good condition, it's worth the time & money.

This isn't a fun DIY, and it's stressful.
Did not see your reply but you are very right. I find this DIY fun for most of it. This is probably because I have no deadline for it so I can take a break when I feel like I want to give up. It's definitely tedious. I have a spare parts headlight for the drivers side so it makes me feel better about possibly breaking something.
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