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  • 2mAn
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    When will you go and take more than 2 pics ... for me... for R3V... the world needs this

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  • kronus
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    parked like a dick to get my second shot, bmw style

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  • kronus
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    I suppose it could be.

    Over the last few weeks, I did a head gasket and head swap on the car.

    Ever since putting it together, it ran like crap and had a lot of top end noise. I swapped the oil filter housing, thinking that it had a issue with the drain back valve that was causing pressure issues. It did, and it was, but there were other things at play and the intake cam tray was already done for.

    So, on went a head I had freshened up (exhaust guides, surface planed, valve job) and the cams/trays I got with it. Unfortunately it had been overheated in the past, which softened up the casting a lot. I had to timesert 7 cam tray studs and a lot of other tapped holes in the head casting, which wasn't ideal.

    In the end, it seems to be holding together - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LSU5FfkmoM

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  • 2mAn
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    Is it time for the annual update?

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  • moatilliatta
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    Motivation can be tough, but it'll that much closer to complete and enjoyable!

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  • kronus
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    I've just read the part of Big Al's Revenge where he puts the sideskirts on. Really not looking forward to it.

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  • moatilliatta
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    And put some side skirts on! :)

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  • 2mAn
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    Go take some pictures for me in your ghost town!

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  • kronus
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    not much to write about

    current status:


    changes since last time is
    - put Konis in instead of Bilsteins, cause fuck Bilsteins
    - installed fogs
    - did a diy alignment, took it to factory specs from a half inch of toe in
    - swapped out the oil filter housing for a factory-new one, which fixed the slow oil pressure build problem. I think the anti-drainback valve failed.
    - scratched the fender carrying kitchen remodel stuff into my basement
    - went for a drive


    I've actually been working on un-turboing my turbo e36 m3 more.

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  • 2mAn
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    Bumping this now in hopes that we get TWO updates in 2021

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  • ThatOneEuroE30
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    I never thought id see the day this thing drove lol. Awesome you are getting her all finished up.

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  • KIRIEIW
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    Good to see she's finally on the road man!

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  • kronus
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    thanks folks. It's been a long road - I've just checked back in the thread and this has been going since 2013.

    luke - I've been doing house work and garage work as well, and a lot of "well what can I botch together from these 2x4s instead of waiting in line at the hardware store". It's a fun escape from existential dread.

    simon - working on it :)

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  • lukeADE335i
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    Great work Kronus! The car looks excellent.

    Funny how lockdown makes you finally complete a few projects

    I did a gearbox & diff oil change on the e92 this week & also went hunting for a clutch issue on the e30, tracked it down to the slave cylinder being on the way out so ordered a new one (I guess having to actuate the HD clutch I couldn't expect it to last forever) and knocked down a stud wall in the house, replaced a section of ceiling, replastered and repainted, all with materials that had been sitting around in my shed!

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  • pandaboo911
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    nice automobile sir

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