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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
    that pic is awesome! glad it's all working out so well. You honestly get me motivated to finish my current project so I can drive my damn car... and make aero bits. lol
    Thanks! I love that picture, and I'm super happy with the car currently, I'm just trying to make it as problem-free as I can for now. I accepted a 9-5 job starting Monday for the first time in a long time i'll be doing 40hr weeks. (i'll be photographing luxury & exotics (mainly lambo's) for a high end dealership in a brand new studio warehouse out in henderson), so I'm not sure how much free time i'll have doing both jobs. I don't think it'll be too bad this winter, so I've gotta try to fix those rust spots and redo the pedal bracket before busy season in 2020.

    Originally posted by Sh3rpak!ng View Post
    You're my drifting twin with 2 extra doors! I had to do a double take when I first opened the thread to the last page and saw a few photos. Nice work and nice car. Looks like you're having fun with it
    twinning!! yeah, you posted on ig last week and I got super confused when I saw it, especially since you don't post that often! I wish we had more open track days here or canyons in our backyards like socal does. It wasn't meant to be a drift car. Just lack of road racing in our state kind of only left scca or vegasdrift events (which is usually on the same day), and vegas drift is a lot more lenient on like half days or showing up whenever you want - which helps and no cone work lol

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  • Sh3rpak!ng
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    You're my drifting twin with 2 extra doors! I had to do a double take when I first opened the thread to the last page and saw a few photos. Nice work and nice car. Looks like you're having fun with it

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  • jeenyus
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    that pic is awesome! glad it's all working out so well. You honestly get me motivated to finish my current project so I can drive my damn car... and make aero bits. lol

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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    Forgot to say this, and if I edit my post it'll just get flagged... I forgot to mention that I used the ProVent 200, and another problem is that it's an absolute unit size-wise, so finding a home for it in a turbo 24v engine bay is an exercise.

    That AKG jamnut might also be tightening up any thread slop, but that will go away anyway with enough thread engagement, or if it's threaded to the point that it's shank bound at the end of the threads.
    I've had my posts flagged for editing...i usually just copy/paste/delete it after that LOL. yeah, i plan on taking off the intake boot after every event and monitoring for any blow by. I had a hard time figuring out where to put this catch can also just due to the mounting design, the catch can doesn't have the best bracket design for this chassis. Hopefully the can does the job, I don't want to redo this whole thing again. and yeah, i figured with most of the fcab heim threaded in I'm not sure I'll get the alignment done soon, not until these tires are done. I have so much uneven camber wear in the rear, I'm just going to flip the tires and kill them off first.. no plans for an event next month. I actually think next month might be a competition type event so I'll be probably looking more into mini-moto track dates in socal instead.

    I was surprised at the tire wear. this track was a lot smoother pavement, and I ran for 4 hrs and they only started to chunk (minimally) towards end of day.
    It was getting so hot lining up at grid back to back (usually about 4-5 laps in a row before going off for water, or a piss break) I actually ran A/C during a few of the runs just to test temps. It was actually super nice, and it was still in the 90's during that time of day. I think the car is pretty solid. I want to believe all the venting at the hood did the trick...

    I also know my fuel gauge sender has to be going bad., prior to the event I went to fill up gas to ensure no starvation issues. my gauge showed a little over half a tank, but 10.5 gallons went in. Wish those things weren't so expensive.

    Also got this awesome picture this morning from @caitlynshoots on ig.

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  • Northern
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    Forgot to say this, and if I edit my post it'll just get flagged... I forgot to mention that I used the ProVent 200, and another problem is that it's an absolute unit size-wise, so finding a home for it in a turbo 24v engine bay is an exercise.

    That AKG jamnut might also be tightening up any thread slop, but that will go away anyway with enough thread engagement, or if it's threaded to the point that it's shank bound at the end of the threads.

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  • Northern
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    Originally posted by moatilliatta View Post
    You could try aeroquip startlite hoes, that 180* bend will be tough.

    The best catch can / separator I’ve used was Mann Hummel provent. For how much oil the engine consumed, it was impressive how clean the intake was.
    I ran one of these to try to plumb CCV into vacuum pre-turbo and it really didn't perform how I thought it would. I had oil sitting in my compressor inlet after a week-ish. If I weren't running a MAF I probably wouldn't care so much, but I eventually removed it.

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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
    Ok that makes sense. I'm curious if the longer hose reduces it's effectiveness to capture blowby though. Seems like a lot of it would just get caught in the hose. I'll admit I'm a noob when it comes to catch cans though.
    I'm in the same boat, no clue, I pretty much had the same thoughts. i kind of don't care much about the looks right now, I'm just trying to have the car ready for track use. I'll end up changing things here and there, but it seems at this point everything I want to do is $400+ on the low side of things. I think my current list of "want-to-do" mods is over $2k right now. So it's been funny trying to prioritize list of mods in order as it seems to be constantly changing.
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    So on Sunday I went a little off-roading at the event on accident. I got there a little late 12pm and stayed til the end 4pm. I really should have showed up at 10 for more seat time, but i worked the night before and was running on 3hrs of sleep. This event was a partial section of the LVMS inner road course. The tire wear wasn't as bad as last time because the surface is much smoother than the outside grid, but it was so slippery initiations were pretty simple, almost felt like ice, and for some reason the car wanted to scrub W-I-D-E. I really f***ing love the hand brake setup. It took some time getting used to it, but it's seriously so nice. If going too wide, a small pull would point you in the right direction. There were some parts of the roadcourse that were pretty tight and i went off track more than I'd like to admit. overall super fun time out there.



    After I went off a couple times there was a clunking in my steering.....got super worried something bent, but it turned out to be my sway bar endlinks coming loose, and ultimately being too short (i put shorter turnbuckles on my custom endlinks when i first put the coils on the car and had it adjusted MUCH lower at the time. stupid oversight when raising the car to its current ride height.) Luckily I still had the turnbuckles at home so I swapped them back in yesterday and got rid of the the sway bar preload, which makes me wonder how bad it was affecting the front end handling, usually preload increases understeer and causes binding.

    The next day I gave her a hand wash, pretty sure this is the first car wash of 2019.



    I went out and bought 5' of aeroquip socketless hose (black) to replace the short sections for both catch can lines, i also bought some brass hose connectors vs the plastic parts i had in there for a cleaner install plus for the heat. Prior to installing hoses I ended up taking off the intake boot and checking that and the throttle body for oil film/residue. good news! both the intake boot and throttle body were oil-film free and catch can had maybe a drop of oil if that. At that point I decided to run most of that new line (probably close to 4.5') from the intake boot to the catch can, so right now i have that short mis-matched section of blue aeroquip hose for now, - doesn't really bother me as much as I'd thought. The aeroquip hoses are rated up to 300 degrees I believe, and the unnecessary dei heat shielding is good to 500, so there should be no problems at all with the hoses collapsing from heat.


    After track thoughts: I may put LCA's on permanent hold, e46 arms are already +40mm track, and extended e36 lca's are at +100mm, kamotor standard flares are at 31.75mm front flares and 48.26mm rears, and until I can drive the piss out of the car in its current config, I do not need the extra steering angle for now at the cost to do lca's, flares, and wheels would still be sticking out well past the new 50mm front flares. So instead, I'd rather do a chase bays powersteering kit first. I'm pretty sold on their baffled reservoir. Even with the current powersteering cooler setup I had some fluid boiling over by the end of the day. I've been kind of curious about modifying mine a bit first before dishing out $420 for their kit though. I remember e46 uses banjo bolts with built-in restrictors. I'm wondering if this would help slow the pressure down back to the reservoir on the return line. I already have the 4mm restrictor in that line like OEM, but the line is longer due to adding of the oil cooler. I was thinking of adding a 2nd restrictor higher up in the line along with the banjo bolt and seeing how that works out (i think it would work because that whiteish-clear tube is perforrated throughout and i'm not able to replicate this because i'm not using crimped hose or -AN currently. here are some pics per charlie's thread (sh3rkpark!ng) to help further explain. Both e36 m3/e46 racks use the m14x1.5 banjos.
    (I ended up just getting a chase bays reservoir with standard hose fittings since my hoses are all new anyways, just need to fix the boiling over issue for now, and the reservoir will take care of that. I'm still going to mount this on the s52 engine mount arm, and the chasebays reservoir comes with the bracket to fit in stock location at no additional charge, and I figured if I had to drain the system to tryout the banjo's, I should just get this (triple) baffled reservoir instead since it slows down 120psi to 12psi and it has a baffled cap to block fluid from spilling (main issue here). Everything else works perfect power steering wise.




    Also, I think I'm going to remove the locking nut on the AKG fcab's next time i go in for an alignment. There's gotta be almost an inch of thread adjustment to be had without that giant nut.



    and here's a shit video of me driving the other day

    Last edited by s14brent; Yesterday, 06:01 AM.

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  • jeenyus
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    Ok that makes sense. I'm curious if the longer hose reduces it's effectiveness to capture blowby though. Seems like a lot of it would just get caught in the hose. I'll admit I'm a noob when it comes to catch cans though.

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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
    Could you mount the catch can where the three relays used to sit? Over by the coolant overfill?
    no, i have my wilwood brake bias valve mounted there. I love the simplicity of the way its routed right now and will leave it be. It didn't have any issues at all yesterday and the short/straight lines are appealing and probably more effective. I didn't have any issues with coolant temps on track yesterday granted it was cooler than last event by 10 degrees, but the needle on both gauges did not budge even after I did 4 runs back to back. I think the hood vent and spacing the hood up worked phenomenally. The real test will be next summer, but so far so good!


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  • jeenyus
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    Could you mount the catch can where the three relays used to sit? Over by the coolant overfill?

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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by dmanb2b View Post
    I have a cheap catch can in mine, but here is another option for routing. Will be interesting to see if the bend upward through the intake manifold screws up flow...
    I had mine up in the battery tray prior, and didn't like how long the hose was. I had the hose routed over the motor, so yours is a slightly better location than my previous setup, but I need to keep that location clear for possible boost application in the future hopefully! I like how if there's any problems with the hose, i can take off the 180 bend and reconnect the other hose bypassing it all simply. The one downfall of this setup currently is I was planning on making a custom fan shroud which will be in the way of the hoses now. I talk about a lot of future mods here, but I think I want to figure out what's needed first and foremost which would probably go: e36 m3 extended lca's (slr speed, but most likely will need larger flares to accommodate extended track - longer than e46 lca's), then chase bays powersteering cooler kit with -an lines (or something custom/similar), then a 2 or 3 quart accusump. I'd also love to get a fuel surge tank, but I have just been taking the car to the track on a full tank and haven't suffered any starvation issues yet thankfully. turning this more into a track-prepped street car I suppose. Not looking forward to the accusump because I'm running about 10-10.5 qts of oil with the oil cooler and slightly overfilled for track use, so 13-14qts of oil is gonna be expensive. The first event I did in the car in 2018 I had some valve train noise towards the end of the day that eventually went away, but still something I don't look forward to hearing again if possible. I also have an achilles oil pan baffle in the e34 pan, which should help the sloshing around, but it.'s not enough.

    Once i get some photos from the event yesterday and hopefully some gopro footage I'll post up some thoughts/comments on yesterdays track day.
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  • dmanb2b
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    I have a cheap catch can in mine, but here is another option for routing. Will be interesting to see if the bend upward through the intake manifold screws up flow...

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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by moatilliatta View Post
    You could try aeroquip startlite hoes, that 180* bend will be tough.

    The best catch can / separator I’ve used was Mann Hummel provent. For how much oil the engine consumed, it was impressive how clean the intake was.
    Yeah, I ran out of time to mess with the setup, I don't want to pay for the hose lengths twice if I end up cutting a piece too short now, (-12 is pretty pricey). I ended up finding some -12 aeroquip "socketless" hose from a scrapped project of mine, and i ordered some new hose connectors (should be in by monday) so I'm just going to run this setup at this event tomorrow and see how it does, I added some DEI heat shielding onto the hose to try and block the radiant heat. I think this hose will actually be just fine as-is because it's not actual oil flowing through the whole time, but primarily vapor. I'm going to order about 2' more of this to match upper and lower hoses, and I think i'm done. I've been actually thinking of switching to an obd1 valve cover so I can weld on an -AN bung for a future catch-can setup, but if I'm paying for -AN lines it will be something way more useful like fuel lines or power steering. so i'm definitely going to hold off after I get the new parts and do more research. I'm currently running the 42 draft design "stealth" catch can, and if i recall correctly it has 4 screen filters inside, so hopefully it does something! I'll drain the can after the event tomorrow and see if it collected a significant amount.



    a local photographer sent me this pic when i dropped by a small local bmw meet earlier this week



    car is in dire need of some fresh paint or something!!
    Last edited by s14brent; 10-13-2019, 03:17 AM.

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  • moatilliatta
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    You could try aeroquip startlite hoes, that 180* bend will be tough.

    The best catch can / separator I’ve used was Mann Hummel provent. For how much oil the engine consumed, it was impressive how clean the intake was.

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  • s14brent
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    Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
    I must have missed why you got extra fender? I wouldn't mind acquiring a new white fender. mine is going to require work to get the old rusty stuff off the bottom area. OH, i also made some headway on the rust repair. I'll have to post up an update, but my wife is leaving me behind this weekend to go visit her grandmother and taking our daughter with. This will be the first weekend of dedicated uninterrupted car time. gonna be nice.
    I put pressure on the fender trying to squeeze through the garage (when it was parked in the single side) and i dented the fender :facepalm: it looked like this



    The white fender was pulled off a 89 or 90 sedan, it had 3 imperfections on it, 2 vertical creases (from doors i'm guessing?) and a huge dent on the fender lip (which got cut off for flares). so this fender is not perfect, just marginally better. I ended having to use a slide hammer on it to look right near the headlight. I'm not even sure if this is an oem fender to be quite honest. I'm pretty sure I'll be on the look out for another fender if one pops up locally, kind of upset it looked so good at the junkyard and to find all these issues post purchase. white fenders + dirt = hard to tell! oh well, looks good enough for now!

    I took off the hood today, and tried to mask off the vent and prime/paint it with vht high-temp. between coats I replaced the hood hinge rod. My old rod didn't have the plastic bushings and the plastic washers on the hinge to actual mount and anyways, it fits a lot more snug, before there was a little play/wobble




    compared to the photo in my last post, it looks a bit more acceptable at least!

    edit: I threw the catch can back in, (new location) threw in a couple rivnuts and stainless hardware to mount it up, (this is just kind of a rough mock up with heater hose. I'm going to end up ordering some vibrant heater hose that can put up with the oil and heat better especially since it's sitting directly behind the radiator. The film of oil in my intake boot got me worried last time since I'm not running an osv either. I like this location much better than previous, the hoses aren't swooping up in any areas really so I feel it'll be a lot more efficient.

    Last edited by s14brent; 10-09-2019, 10:07 PM.

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