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1 hour ago, m42b32 said:

Crap, I wish I would've known sooner... time to start putting the m42 back

It's still sitting in my storage unit if you need it back. You might have to find a new harness though, because @GunMetalGrey harvested the C101 off of it for another project...

I'd like to crack it open to see what the inside of a 400k mile engine looks like, but I'm keeping it sealed in case I need to toss an NA motor back in the car.

If I can make the turbo downpipe bolt up to my "stock" exhaust, bouncing back and forth between turbo and NA should be a weekend project...

#epictangent #plan2fail

 

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8 minutes ago, straight6pwr said:

this brought me back. thanks 

I don't get it, but I find the phrasing very funny.

 

reminds me of this pasta:

apology for poor english

when were you when bmw dies

i was sat home drinking 5w30 when fren ring

'e30 is die'

'no'

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2 minutes ago, SteelBlue said:

I don't get it, but I find the phrasing very funny.

 

reminds me of this pasta:

apology for poor english

when were you when bmw dies

i was sat home drinking 5w30 when fren ring

'e30 is die'

'no'

lol that's pretty good.

'all your base' is a meme from the 90s. yes, we had memes in the 90s.

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On 11/28/2018 at 7:31 AM, GunMetalGrey said:

Hi
I don't know how we got to M42's here

All your C101 are belong to me

Can relate, that took me back a few years.  PC gaming on Battlefield 1942, Counter Strike, etc, good times.  I feel old now.

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I welded in rear subframe reinforcements last weekend.  It was a little cold for painting so I set up some lights to keep the paint warm.

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And subframe ready to go back in.  The aluminum subframe bushings are great.  I wanted to weld in the reinforcements because I was noticing a fairly loud pop noise every time I cornered left hard.  I had seen a crack in the mount on one spot and temporarily welded it.  I don't think that was the problem though because the weld still looked good.  I think the inner bushings on the Maxspeeding lower control arms are garbage already and that might be the problem.

 

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Well the pop noise seems to be gone.  Something must have been flexing and now it isn't.  The inner bolt on the right lower control arm was a little loose so that could have been it too.  Next up I need to install an X brace I have laying around and new tie rods and get an actual alignment, it's tape measure close but could be better.

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296k I'm living large now!  I finally installed a drivers door handle I got from Glen last July at Road America.  That is a deluxe feeling to not have to open the passenger door and reach across to use the inside handle.

It is a major pain to replace though, the window regulator needs to come out and the rear window track too.  I used my rivet nut tool to install m6 inserts to reattach the window regulator.  I took the opportunity to lube the window regulators and door/trunk latches with silicone, the windows work great now.

I also used the rivet nut tool to install the m8 rivet nuts for the X brace.  I got my alignment set up well.

-1.75 camber rear

.1 degree total toe in rear

-2 camber front

.1 degree total toe in front

Other than that just ripping it up in the snow, the LSD really helps.  I'm surprised it works so well for having so many miles on it.  I did drain and fill it with Redline 75w90 a while ago.

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30 minutes ago, jc43089 said:

296k I'm living large now!  I finally installed a drivers door handle I got from Glen last July at Road America.  That is a deluxe feeling to not have to open the passenger door and reach across to use the inside handle.

It is a major pain to replace though, the window regulator needs to come out and the rear window track too.  I used my rivet nut tool to install m6 inserts to reattach the window regulator.  I took the opportunity to lube the window regulators and door/trunk latches with silicone, the windows work great now.

I also used the rivet nut tool to install the m8 rivet nuts for the X brace.  I got my alignment set up well.

-1.75 camber rear

.1 degree total toe in rear

-2 camber front

.1 degree total toe in front

Other than that just ripping it up in the snow, the LSD really helps.  I'm surprised it works so well for having so many miles on it.  I did drain and fill it with Redline 75w90 a while ago.

Now you know the feeling I had when trying to pull it.😂 I somehow got it jammed and it took me a few hours to get out.

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I've just been driving it.  299,760 miles.  I want to go for a drive today just to hit 300k.  Sunroof drains must be plugged because water drips inside whenever it is raining which is super fun.  This week I think I will remove the whole sunroof and fab some brackets to do a poor mans sunroof delete.  I can't really spend 300$ on a CF sunroof delete panel. 

Front brake pads needed soon, that must be from practicing heel toe downshifting aggressively into the roundabout on the way to work every day.  I have some in my stash from the other car because that one is switching to e46 330 front brakes when it goes back together. 

I am loving the Indy500 tires.  They stick great.

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On 5/25/2019 at 12:44 PM, wasnt m3 said:

I've done the sunroof delete using the original skin, super easy. Finished it up with 3m seam sealer and leak free.

Did you just fab some brackets/straps to hold the sunroof in place and then seam seal with tape underneath to keep it from dripping into the car?

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Also for whatever reason this thing gets pretty great gas mileage.  I average about 27.5 mpg and I am not a hyper miler in any way.  Gentler driving not over 60mph and it is more like 32mpg.  I do use no ethanol 91 octane fuel, maybe those newer style fuel injectors help some.

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