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Thread: DeathTrap's Blue ZHP Sedan

  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    I'm reading it when hot, cold, sexually aroused, everything.
    Well shit, you have me convinced I'm doing it wrong now. I should try that next time.
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  2. #82
    That escalated quickly...

    I did this in between light rain. Everything started off fine, unscrewing easily.
    Me: Great! this will take 10 minutes, tops.
    Car: O RLy??
    Apparently this rubber gasket got caught in the threads making it a pain in the ass to unscrew by hand. I got a little creative.


    Pic of spring and said rubber gasket:


    Not much of a difference for cold start rattle, maybe a little bit more quiet? Meh. The biggest benefit is getting rid of that gasket and replacing it with a crush washer.
    2003 Blue ZHP Sedan @ 195k
    Paint chips | Current MIL: P0420 | Airbag Light | Poorly Sprayed Black Style 135s |Ugly Alcantara Steering Wheel | Trunk Squeak | Faded Shadowline Trim
    This car is not a peach. It is a precision instrument, and will be used as such.

  3. #83
    First attempt at trying to update the DME failed gloriously...but I didn't brick it so I can live to fight again...next weekend.


    Just for giggles, I've spent about $3400 in parts, not including tires, so far. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Once I do the suspension and body work, she will be sorted.


    The largest costs were replacing all the window regulators and the GAS CCV system. I'm sure I could've cheaped out, but that really isn't a good feeling for me.
    Last edited by DeathTrap; 11-04-2018 at 08:42 AM.
    2003 Blue ZHP Sedan @ 195k
    Paint chips | Current MIL: P0420 | Airbag Light | Poorly Sprayed Black Style 135s |Ugly Alcantara Steering Wheel | Trunk Squeak | Faded Shadowline Trim
    This car is not a peach. It is a precision instrument, and will be used as such.

  4. #84
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    Yup, no need to cheap out if you don't need to

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  5. #85
    Got this puppy during one of the eBay sales!




    The M56 CCV seems to work well, unfortunately, I will have to delete it because of the GAS CCV system.




    I'll get to the wheels, eventually...
    2003 Blue ZHP Sedan @ 195k
    Paint chips | Current MIL: P0420 | Airbag Light | Poorly Sprayed Black Style 135s |Ugly Alcantara Steering Wheel | Trunk Squeak | Faded Shadowline Trim
    This car is not a peach. It is a precision instrument, and will be used as such.

  6. #86
    Problem #1. I am going to contact GAS to see if I can get another one of these machined down to the ID of the M56.
    2003 Blue ZHP Sedan @ 195k
    Paint chips | Current MIL: P0420 | Airbag Light | Poorly Sprayed Black Style 135s |Ugly Alcantara Steering Wheel | Trunk Squeak | Faded Shadowline Trim
    This car is not a peach. It is a precision instrument, and will be used as such.

  7. #87
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    Wait why are you changing to the M56 valve cover with the GAS ccv kit?

  8. #88
    For even moar CCVness!!

    But seriously, I prefer the aluminum valve cover over the plastic one. It goes with my goal of making the car bulletproof. Even if I don't keep her forever, I hope the next owner will appreciate it.

    Plus, my old valve cover is chipped in some places and needs to be replaced anyway. It would be nice if I can get this to work though.
    2003 Blue ZHP Sedan @ 195k
    Paint chips | Current MIL: P0420 | Airbag Light | Poorly Sprayed Black Style 135s |Ugly Alcantara Steering Wheel | Trunk Squeak | Faded Shadowline Trim
    This car is not a peach. It is a precision instrument, and will be used as such.

  9. #89
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    Why not take it to a local machine shop and have it turned down? That would only take a few minutes on a lathe...
    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

  10. #90
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathTrap View Post
    For even moar CCVness!!

    But seriously, I prefer the aluminum valve cover over the plastic one. It goes with my goal of making the car bulletproof. Even if I don't keep her forever, I hope the next owner will appreciate it.

    Plus, my old valve cover is chipped in some places and needs to be replaced anyway. It would be nice if I can get this to work though.
    I mean if you're already going with an M56 valve cover then you'd probably be better off cleaning out the CCV on the M56 cover and selling the G.A.S. kit. Really no reason to have both.

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