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  1. #24211
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    Did this last night, but finally received my valve spring compressor tool, so I removed all the valves and valvesprings from the head I'm rebuilding. I'm going to try dropping it off at a machine shop today or tomorrow.

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    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    Did this last night, but finally received my valve spring compressor tool, so I removed all the valves and valvesprings from the head I'm rebuilding. I'm going to try dropping it off at a machine shop today or tomorrow.

    Nice Botond! This is exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    Did this last night, but finally received my valve spring compressor tool, so I removed all the valves and valvesprings from the head I'm rebuilding. I'm going to try dropping it off at a machine shop today or tomorrow.
    What’s that parked next to the Hefty bags?
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    What’s that parked next to the Hefty bags?
    I'm gonna guess Acura 3.2TL
    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP (well, technically ZAM)


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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    I'm gonna guess Acura 3.2TL
    I’d say that’s a bingo. You have a promising future on r/whatisthiscar
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

  6. #24216
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    +1 BP!

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    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

  7. #24217
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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    What’s that parked next to the Hefty bags?
    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    I'm gonna guess Acura 3.2TL
    ^ 2002 Acura TL Type S. It has 300k miles and has been through two transmissions at exactly 100k and 200k respectively. We're waiting for this one to blow up as it is most certainly due.

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    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
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  8. #24218
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    I had an '02 TL as well that I bought for my daughter in college. It was a great car until it's demise last year........ Lived with the torque converter bang until 217K miles when the subframe broke - it had completely rusted away - on a pristine rust free car?

    Watch to see where your A/C condensate drain runs, turns out the drain drips onto the subframe behind the passenger front wheel and rots the subframe away. Chose not to spend the money to replace the subframe with that mileage and with the transmission knocking on my door

    https://www.carcomplaints.com/Acura/...ure-body.shtml
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    I just let him know. He's had this car for years and hasn't registered or driven it in the road once. It needs a lot of attention (got it from his customer for free). It falls into the time/money bucket that he doesn't have enough of.

    Today I dropped off the bottom end to get the cylinders honed. Things are getting real. Just need to order my piston rings and head gasket and have them shipped faster. Been slacking...

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    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

  10. #24220
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    Well,the stealership didn’t corner balance my car, so it was well-aligned but the rear tires disappear behind the fender lip, while the fronts had 25-30 mm of space between tire and rim at Öhlins recommended starting heights. Since I have a flat summer tire in my square setup, I switched to my 17” all-seasons for this week—and lowered the fronts by the maximum I could (about 21 mm). The effect on alignment/drive feel was minimal. Next I’ll drop the rear struts and dial in a little more spring preload to even out tire clearance and eliminate the nose-up stance the car has now. I’ll also call Vorshlag—I’m not convinced I have the right spring length in back, given the ride height discrepancy. Otherwise the setup feels really sweet; I haven’t experienced this supple a ride in several years.

    Next moves:

    1) Install alarm horn.
    2) Get alarm and folding mirrors flashed, along with a few other minor tweaks.
    3) New summer tires.
    4) Put in the bespoke SSK that’s been sitting in my garage.
    5) Install new fuel filter, plugs, check injectors—when I mash the accelerator, I get intermittent hesitation combined with a ‘shoosh’-ing sound—guessing the motor’s briefly fuel-starved. Gradual acceleration works without such symptoms.
    6) Install new dead pedal (mine just cracked), reinstall trunk trim and Stealthboxes.
    7) While I’m working in Chicago, visit the Werkshop (sp?) and discuss rust mitigation, paint restoration, door card refurb, possible rear LSD in 2.93, installing CMP subframe reinforcements, etc.
    8) Avin Avant—maybe.
    9) Replace RTABs.
    10) Heated seats—every RN should have these!
    11) Before all of this, go out drinking with some of my nurse girlfriends tomorrow night (I’ll be the sober one).


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