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Blog - Clemster Garage Clutch Job - 3/31/2012

Posted 4th April 2012 at 04:58 by bimmerule
Replaced major driveline components with all BMW OEM parts: clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, rear main seal, giubo, giubo nuts/bolts, transmission mounts, clutch fork, throw out bearing, ball pin, spring clip, TOB guide bush, pilot bearing, shifter linkage bushings front and rear, exhaust manifold nuts/bolts. See thread http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ll-16-hrs.html
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Blog - Square Setup Impressions - 3/11/2012

Posted 14th March 2012 at 08:01 by bimmerule
Updated 14th March 2012 at 08:05 by bimmerule
Winter is finally over, I couldn't wait to stow away the mushy Blizzaks and put on proper Dunlop Z1 star spec rubber on OE 18 x 9.5 all around. 3mm spacers and extended bolts were mandatory, along with a bit more tightening torque up front. Initial impression the Dunlops grip is ridiculous compared to the snows or Potenza all seaons I had. I still have not taken DSC off, but the acceleration is ferocious compared to the snows, which would trigger DSC in 4th and occassionally 5th gear on dry roads....
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Blog back track - Oil Change Castrol Edge 5W30 - 4/13/2011

Posted 21st January 2012 at 01:33 by bimmerule
This was my first oil change DIY on the M5 after having it changed at the shop twice before. It turned out to be much easier than I thought. My car is an 01, so I figured can't go wrong with 5W30, car took 7.25 qts to top mark, 72000 on the odo.
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Blog back track - Dinan Rear Sway Bar - 8/23/2011

Posted 20th January 2012 at 00:06 by bimmerule
Updated 20th January 2012 at 00:07 by bimmerule
Backed car onto metal ramps, took a pair of wrenches (16mm, 18mm?) and replaced the stock bar and bushings in about 30 minutes. I set the adjustable bar to full firm, figured might as well dial it up. With my staggered set up, it has proven to neutralize hard corners very effectively. I still have NOT snapped off any sway bar bracket yet, so I probably did not push it as hard as some folks have.

While I was under the car, there was a ******* earthquake in Virginia that went all...
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Blog back track - Oil Change LubroMoly GT 10W60 - 8/16/2011

Posted 17th January 2012 at 06:22 by bimmerule
Updated 18th January 2012 at 04:50 by bimmerule
LubroMoly Race GT 10W60 oil, 7.25 qts to full, $80 from BavAuto, Hengst oil filter, $10. I no longer need torque wrench for tightening the oil drain bolt, going by feel now after 2nd DYI oil change. Mileage 78500. Initial impressions, engine revs a bit slower, but engine compression tolerance feels tighter, same throttle travel produce more torque.
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