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Thread: What did you do for your ZHP/ BMW / MINI today? #2

  1. #23001
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky300 View Post
    Off work today. Oil change due and I had bought a new oil level sensor since I've never gotten a dash warning since I bought the car last year. Yes, the dash warning light works during the key on startup check. So anyway, a little back story and the reason I suspected a bad level sensor...

    I met the owner when picking up the car and pulled the dipstick. Barely reading at the bottom. Dumped in 2 quarts when I gassed up and brought it up between the add/full marks. Over the next 2 days and 1800 miles I added 3 more quarts. Each time the oil level was at or below the add mark but I never got any dash warnings.

    So today I replace the sensor and purposely only add 5 quarts and start the car to mimic a low oil condition. Still no warnings. Dammit. Screw it. Topped it off.

    I then have been wanting to adjust the OCI so I plug in with PASoft and change it and while I'm there I noticed the IKE has options to enable/disable warnings for oil consumption and oil loss.

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    Long story short, is it possible that the level sensor was good all along but the input was disabled in the IKE module?

    Btw, since I've started using Amsoil for my oil changes, my consumption has dropped to 1 quart every 4500 miles vs 1 every 600 when I bought it. Better/more detergents that unstuck the oil rings maybe?
    Yes and yes. Both possible. Afaik, the oil level sensor is programmed as a fail-safe, in that when it starts failing, it throws the low oil light. I replaced mine thinking it was failing because the dipstick looked fine, but it turns out my oil was actually getting low but the dipstick didn't show it. Oops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    I forgot that you guys also own a mini


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    Same. Nice work.

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    Ordered an E18 socket so I can finally deal with my weeping oil pan gasket. Iím tired of parking over top of a makeshift drip tray filled with kitty litter. Borrowing an engine support bar from a neighbor.

    Also took off these front YellowStuf pads that I successfully murdered last weekend.


    Comparison with a *used* street pad.



    Should have the front right Brembo fixed before my next event so I can finally use the proper track pads (DTC70 front/DTC60 rear, same combo as SpecE46) I bought last year and havenít used yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Afaik, the oil level sensor is programmed as a fail-safe, in that when it starts failing, it throws the low oil light.
    Coolant level sensor is the same way, from what I understand. Dash light on the X3 is saying coolant is low but the level is good, no leaks, and the temperature needle never moves past center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Also took off these front YellowStuf pads that I successfully murdered last weekend.


    Comparison with a *used* street pad.



    Should have the front right Brembo fixed before my next event so I can finally use the proper track pads (DTC70 front/DTC60 rear, same combo as SpecE46) I bought last year and haven’t used yet.

    Dude, those pads shouldn't have even been allowed on track... you couldn't have had much pad left before starting the event!
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    Dude, those pads shouldn't have even been allowed on track... you couldn't have had much pad left before starting the event!
    8mm measured last Thursday at tech inspection, 11mm of material is on new pads. Iíve never had pads wear like that before, and skipped my last session because of it.
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    Got as much work done as I can until the timing kit arrives.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    8mm measured last Thursday at tech inspection, 11mm of material is on new pads. Iíve never had pads wear like that before, and skipped my last session because of it.
    Those pads were so toast! Nice job!


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    Hey my ZHP nerds. I haven't checked here for a while, but glad to see so much cool things going on. I have to be more active here.
    Anyways, today was a good day for both of my cars. Me and my wife did our first full day autocross though a local BMWCCA. So, cars got a proper shakedown. There is so much fun and excitement and the amount of seat time was good.
    I definetly have to find more time in my busy summer for at least one event.
    I have a dreadful picture, but both cars are here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    8mm measured last Thursday at tech inspection, 11mm of material is on new pads. Iíve never had pads wear like that before, and skipped my last session because of it.
    The drive back home from the track mustíve been interesting...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SureShot434 View Post
    Got as much work done as I can until the timing kit arrives.




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    Every time I look at a pic of the M54 exhaust manifolds, I try to think why they designed them that way but I canít think of a valid reason. So much back pressure...


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