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  1. #91
    I can't use both. I already contacted G.A.S. about it previously and they said one system had to be defeated.

    I personally like the design and enginerding of the G.A.S. system. I'd much rather keep it as expensive engine bay bling.

    That said, I'm going to defeat the M56 CCV and use it as a standard aluminum valve cover...Plus this:


    A brushed aluminum look should be nice, at least in my head, without being too over the top like a full polish. I like the industrial look.
    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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    If you're going to brush that, I'd like to see the finished product... the only thing that has stopped me form getting that valve cover it's not very pretty...
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockethead View Post
    If you're going to brush that, I'd like to see the finished product... the only thing that has stopped me form getting that valve cover it's not very pretty...
    Truth! There's really no hiding its uglyness if you want to use a strut tower bar too. The M56 beauty cover is a monster that will fit under no bars that I've found. Whatevs. I don't go to meets and open my hood for all the shawties to see my billet dipstick.


  4. #94
    Nice short throw dipstick brah.
    I'm thinking a nice little carbon fiber/kevlar cover for the coils and the injectors should be enough to clean up the wires.

    Anyway, heard some creaking noises from the rear passenger side today on the way home. Gotta keep an ear out for that again, or I could just go ahead replace the shocks at least which I know have to be bad with almost 200k on them. I probably should do an OEM refresh first so I can have a baseline of how this car performed from the factory before I start throwing random aftermarket and performance parts at it.
    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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    DeathTrap's Blue ZHP Sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by DeathTrap View Post
    I probably should do an OEM refresh first so I can have a baseline of how this car performed from the factory before I start throwing random aftermarket and performance parts at it.
    That would be a good idea. When I got my car with only 44k on it, it was the best handling car I had driven to that point.
    Itís a fine line between enhanced handling and annoying
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

  6. #96
    Did brakes this past weekend. Picture vomit warning.
    Brakes pads and rotors are from BrakeYourSelf.com. Decided to give him a shot. I got a pretty good deal at the time. Unknown brand rotors and pads, but we'll see what they can do once they fully break in. My shocks can be compressed by lightly pushing up on them. I plan to fully refresh my suspension next year including all bushings.











    I didn't install the braided lines because I didn't want to go through the process of bleeding. I'm guessing everyone here uses a power bleeder? Should I do the 2 man method or is the power bleeder *really* worth it??
    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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    Power bleeder is definitely worth it IMO. Especially if you plan in doing your scheduled brake fluid flushes yourself... Plus , don't have to yell "press, release" a hundred times to the person pushing on the pedal
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

  8. #98
    Hindsight...probably should've washed the wheel wells. I usually do, but slipped my mind this time.

    Some more pics:

    Look at the lip on that brake rotor!


    Here's a pic of the undercarriage a few weeks after the oil pan gasket job.


    I also reflashed my DME to the most recent SW.The most satisfying message:


    Used a cheapie "20A" eBay charger. Worked good enuff:


    His and hers:


    Also crossed 190k!!


    Cyber Friday shopping netted me one of these:
    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathTrap View Post
    Hindsight...probably should've washed the wheel wells. I usually do, but slipped my mind this time.

    Some more pics:

    Look at the lip on that brake rotor!


    Here's a pic of the undercarriage a few weeks after the oil pan gasket job.


    I also reflashed my DME to the most recent SW.The most satisfying message:


    Used a cheapie "20A" eBay charger. Worked good enuff:


    His and hers:


    Also crossed 190k!!


    Cyber Friday shopping netted me one of these:
    Very nice

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  10. #100
    Thanks Boss.

    More werk:

    Took the McD sweet tea out of the brake lines


    Also took this out:


    And these...oh wait, those are important:


    They were replaced:

    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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