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post #31 of 62 Old 11th December 2018, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Where did you get the steering wheel from? that leather wrap looks very nce


Canít believe I missed this. I ordered it from EBay.



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Figured Iíd provide an update, seems to make for interesting content for us ancient car lovers...

Iíll go back to a few months ago and catch up.

Finally got around to fixing the leaking washer pump in the wheel well, which scope creeped to wheel liner detailing and Dinan air filter changes...





Then I was able to replace the noise SAP.

Which also scope creeped into replacing the wiper sprayer nozzle hose because it cracked, first buying the wrong harness setup, then the correct one.








Which lead to discovering failing firewall plastic...

And then, I had a chance to fix the orientation of the hood release lever, which was dirty.



After getting the car fully sorted, and doing the coolant system except tstat, the tstat died. During reinstall the water pump casting broke, so new pump housing and tstat from Fcp went in.



During the install, while my buddy was doing it, I noticed the rubber grommets on the valve cover gasket were cracking. So I determined to replace them, all of them. Armed with dozens of new rubber grommets I set out to unpeel the components in my way:

Strut brace
Lid of airbox
Intake trumpets
30 heavy duty bolts that hold down the plenum to the throttle bodies
The oil vent drain lines
Air intake clamps

And then the fun began. Removal was pretty simple until you get to the back.





This project took me over 2.5 weeks to complete, I took my time. It was easy but overly complicated for what it was.



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Nice work! My VCGs are seeping and need replaced so this is in my future as well. I feel you on the time issue, I'm just wrapping up a 4 month "take my time" maintenance job on my E92M3 that included VCGs, rod bearings, new undertray, new driveshaft/guibo/csb, full fluid flush, etc. It's nice when you have other cars in the fleet to drive and not forced to knock it all out in a weekend.

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Nice work! My VCGs are seeping and need replaced so this is in my future as well. I feel you on the time issue, I'm just wrapping up a 4 month "take my time" maintenance job on my E92M3 that included VCGs, rod bearings, new undertray, new driveshaft/guibo/csb, full fluid flush, etc. It's nice when you have other cars in the fleet to drive and not forced to knock it all out in a weekend.


Agreed. Itís super convenient to have an extra car to use as to not have to rush.


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I did the Euro arm rest thing, which came out great, except the cubby and the handle were really rough. I had no idea you can buy those parts new.






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FWIW, there is no clutch delay valve on the M5. The Z8 got one for some inexplicable reason though.

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What else did you replace besides the shocks? Looks like new strut bearings, bump stops, dust boots, and rubber spring pads?

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What else did you replace besides the shocks? Looks like new strut bearings, bump stops, dust boots, and rubber spring pads?


Yes. I left no stone unturned. New springs too. Iíll sell the old koni and Dinan spring assemblies all pre-assembled.

I added the GAS monoballs too.

By the way, Dinan recommends to modify the stiffness of their Koni shock when using their monoballs, not sure if people are aware.


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Great reading!
You need to finish of with cherry on the top of the cake:
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...FYWenwod368D7w
My factory one was leaking even though it was replaced recently and this one took care of it plus it belongs there anyway.

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