I just bought an M-Tech wheel and I will be installing it over the weekend.What's the last thing you've done to your car, or what are you planning on wrenching soon?
>>25044877You do realize there's compatibility issues?
>>25044877>last thingfuel filter>next thingnew intake and rust repair
>>25044877You know all those buttons will be dead when you do that?
>>25044888I am well aware, I got a harness on standby just in case.I did check and BMW made the switch to dual-stage in 1999, my X5 was made in 2001 so the airbag is going to be compatible.
>>25044897>changing wire harnessHave fun with that, you will hate your life.
>>25044895Hopefully not, but if they become dummy buttons I'll just get the top piece from a poverty-spec E46 compact.
>>25044877Wait, I thought people on /o/ hated BMWs.
I bought a plethora of WAT stickies to throw on my new trugg and added a Borla Atak exhaust.
>>25044913No that's just poverty ridden autists.
>>25044877>What's the last thing you've done to your car, or what are you planning on wrenching soon?Put my last remaining set of Volk Group-C wheels from Japan with Toyo Proxes R1Rs on my 2002 shitbox Diamante that's been hit on both sides.Next thing, oil change. May put one of my GReddy oil cooler adapters with an old Setrab cooler on it for further lulz.Also waiting for the headliner repair kit (sheet metal screws with snap on head covers to match the color of the fabric) I ordered to come in, so I no longer have the nigger style interior.
>>25044924Oh wooooow! You finance a used base model 10+ year old BMW? You must be some kind of executive huh? A lawyer maybe?
>>25045066No but at least I don't drive some clapped out 1.9TDI or take the bus.
>>25045066Buddy, i hire and fire the lawyers and i drive a 'plaid.
>>25044877im gonna reweld the rear subframe because it split off at the sway bar mounts cus im running an oem swap 25mm baralso gonna redo my jank ass headunit setup and maybe put in that i incn sub ive had layjng around where the factoey 6 incher goesalso changing the oil on my moms carjust got back from the junk yard to get some shit so i can fix my idle whenever my gaskets ship in
>>25044877Put this steering wheel on
>>25044877Dude why? That wheel is shit condition, it's being held together with electrical tape.
>>25045190>b-but muh ///M
>>25045200I just don't get it. I did a wheel swap in my own car but I looked around for a wheel that was actually in decent condition.
>>25044877 Last: Wheels/tiresNext: Sway Bars
Pulling out a driveline from an auction 2004 WRX wagon to manual swap my 02 Impreza TS wagon.
>>25045146Whose gf is this
>>25044877retrofit a power rear sunshade i got from a wrecked e60 530i in my e60 525i.
>>25045240Very based. How difficult was it?
>>25045230why will no one shut up about my pants jesus christ
>>25045273Because they're feminine and ugly.
>>25045230Bold of you to assume it's a woman
Got initial adjustments to VE tables based on trim logs, waiting to do emissions testing before I load it in
>>25045258I had to swap the entire rear deck as the sunshade was built into it. I also had to swap out the driver side window switch with the one from the donor car as it had the extra switch for the sunshade. The power to the sunshade is just 2 wires that you run to the back of the szm module in the dash. I took my time and depinned the sunshade harness from the donor car so all i had to do was run the wires and install the pins in the empty spots on the szm plug on my car. No coding required it was all plug an play. it was about 6 hours of work.
Put gas into it and drove
>>25045283Goddamn. I'm not sure I'd want to go tearing my car apart for it, it'd be nice to have in my E60 but I've done retrofits before and it's never straight forward. Nice work though anon.
>>25044877>last thingBroke it>next thingSell or scrap it
>>25045190>>25045203I'm just going to re-wrap it. I'll fit it first, make sure the connections are good, then it's getting new leather next month.
>>25045224Viscous R160?I used to import the shit out of the R160 AP SureTrac units.
>>25045292If it wasn't for the fact that the junkyard only charged me $8 for the new deck with sunshade i probably wouldn't have done it.
>>25045301Fair, I think for $8 I'd probably do it too but the junkyards around me are rip offs and would charge at least $100 for it. eBay would probably be a few hundred.Have you done any simple mods? Tasteful ones anyway.
>>25045306>Tastefulabout that... I know not everyone likes the ac schnitzer lip.
>notched the air box for clearance >wired up a new stereo >sorted out a shit load of bad splices and ground issues>tossed the engine back in after notching and painting the frame
>>25045312I'm afraid I'm in the camp of not liking it, it just looks like it has a little mouth. Why not the standard M-sport front? Those look really good and are everywhere.
>>25045276I know they are, that's still irrelevant
>>25045318>"why do people keep making fun of my pants!">because they look terrible>"thats irrevelant!"
>>25045315>Why not the standard M-sport front?Because I just finished spending about $2k on maintenance and repairs on it after buying the car for $1500. Granted most of that money went towards fixing the transmission, I had to buy a rebuilt valve body to fix the massive shifting issues. The torque converter kept going in and out of lockup at cruising speed because of pressure loss in the vb.
>>25045320>why are people talking about the dumb pants when the dumb pants are not the subject at hand
>>25045146>>25045318>>25045346If you want people to stop making fun of your shitty pants then don't post them dipshit.
>>25045354Should I get naked next time?
>>25045382Somehow that would still be less gay than those pants.
>>25045386unironically what the fuck do you want me to do though? I can't exactly make myself invisible
>>25045392So you only own one pair of pants?
>>25045392>unironically what the fuck do you want me to do though? I can't exactly make myself invisiblewear different pants if you dont want people ripping on you.fucking retard.
>>25045394No but they all look faggy cause the'yre all skinnies.
>>25045398That hasn't worked either
>>25044877Got my shit re-bushed tonight, will drop it in for an alignment tomorrow.
>>25045240Why didn't you take the engine as well?3.0 N52 and 2.5 N52 drivetrains are very similar afaik and it's a very common swap, especially in displacement tax countries as it's impossible to tell. Afaik the only difference is shorter gears in -25i which is a positive imo.
Installed my diff that I had sent to be retrofitted into torsen-type lsd. Why the fuck is LSD diff fluid so expensive?Oil and filter, air filter, cabin filter, brake fluid were done.Lower part of my rear sport-trim bumper was painted black to match the next cosmetic trims I'll get.Small rear wing (lip) is getting painted black to be installed.Nickel lines over the doors and windows and around the front grill were painted black.M3-style mirrors in black are on order.Custom-made floormats with N54 logo are on order.As soon as all cosmetics are done I'm taking it in for bio cleaning and detailing, then hopefully not spending another euro on this for a few months.
>>25045832Because I have an early e60 with the m54 engine.
>>25044877Just putting in a new head unit, adapter harness for the steering wheel controls came in today so I'll be putting that all together tomorrow.
>>25045857NO, anon!No no no no no no!Do NOT use LSD oil with a Torsen, Quaife or any other type of helical diff! You will literally kill a good deal of the torque biasing effect.Regular gear oil ONLY! You can even tune slightly by using going heavier or lighter on the oil weight (I have all that info saved but not on this system sorry).If you filled your Torsen rear end with LSD oil, drain it! Drain it, flush it with regular, and refill with regular. PLEASE!
>>25046060This, you only need lsd specific fluid with a clutch or helical diff, torsens use regular old 75w90.
>>25044877I had my seats reupholstered and found a cool pattern for the middle piece.
>>25044877get a wiring short that fucked up my cam and crank sensor fixed. shop said that the wiring harness is just so crusty and fucked that it was going to happen eventually and suggested I find myself a new harness altogether. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Planning on either a rooftop tent, lockers, or new front bumper
I'm tearing the convertible top off my 350z so I can replace it before summer.Need to fix valve cover leaks before it catches fire and I'd like to add a plenum spacer.
>>25046065Torsens and helicals are in the same category (geared LSDs)
I LS swapped my C4, and I've been trying some things with the wiring. Before I loom everything up nice I want to be sure things all work as they should so its pretty bodge ATM.But then I also drove it down to the gas station and back and the rear main seal went. Which is probably my fault for cheaping out and not getting the alignment/install tool. Now I get to drop the transmission and do it again.
Tuned my car to 505 whp.Next thing is sparky plugs, coil pack, valve gasket cover
Bought reinforcement plates for my M3
New serpentine belt for my CR-V.
>>25046065>>25046181Torsens/helicals: regular gear oilClutch/cam type LSD: LSD oil or additiveSomewhere (again not on this system) I have a pic I took of a helical I brought in that someone had used antichatter/antifriction oil in. The shit literally broke down from being continuously pushed through the tangential gears and coated them in what was basically a layer of polymer. I had to disassemble the entire diff itself, keeping all the gears in order, and use a .007 wire wheel on a bench grinder to take all that shit off without affecting the pieces themselves.Was locked solid when I got it.
Painted my Giulia's wheels Satin gold
>>25044877>puts dumpster quality M steering wheel on his sub 3k automatic shitboxthese are the people calling you poor on /o/
Weber 32/36 DGVswapped the idle jets from 50 and 55 to 40 45Thinking about swapping the main jets from 135 130 to 125 120.The DGV was jetted for a 1600cc Ford, probably an escort, fitted it to a Skoda 120GLS with its 1174cc of Czechoslovakian fury. It ran rich with the ford jettings, but it still ran and surprisingly good too, but didn't manage to pass inspection with the bigger idle jets, probably due to being unadjusted too
>>25045399just buy new pants, m8, or just whip out your dick. it'd be less gayer
>>25044877Installed my kiggly HLAAlso did an oil change, upgraded to outlander front brakes, and did 3/4 engine mounts.Going to rebuild the front suspension and tie rods soon because they're scaring me, just waiting for the wheel bearings to show up now.
>Changed spark plugs yesterday>Didnt fix shit and car is still misfiringGuess ignition coil is next.
>>25044877I cut a bolt in half to get the boot liner out of the new project car because the thread piece that was welded to a bracket on the fuel tank cover decided to no longer be welded to the bracket so it couldnt be removed any other way without destroying the carpet coated plywood liner, and I'd rather not make even more work for myself by destroying that toonow time to figure out how the fuel system is fucked
>>25044905>M badge swapping your autotragic poverty spec 20 year old anti box while wearing BMW sweat pants
>>25046060I used the oil the machine shop that did the retrofit recommended.The car feels like a different cars at corners, more lively and responsive, but still won't easily do controlled skids, think it's because of that?
>>25047337>>25047416maybe i will when you buy an actual M that's not a 15yo clapped out shitbox and post it with bread on hood, until then keep coping
>>25047470post car with bread on hood then; you won't.
>>25047470>clapped outGuaranteed my car is in way nicer condition than whatever POS tincan you drive, keep coping and seething.
Put the bumper on straight. Someone who took it apart in the past didn't bother. Also got a new license plate bracket cause it was cracked. Oh and my LED dome lights arrived so now I can actually see shit.
>>25047682It was until you installed that dumpster dive special steering wheel
>>25045200KekThe worst type of people, a bunch of ///M stickers and trim on a base model
>>25047691I am taking it to a upholstery shop this afternoon to have it wrapped.
>>250448774 spoke > 3 spoke
Last thing was a regular oil and filter change.Next up the brakes, entire car shakes when I brake currently.
>>25047700Could've just bought a wheel that wasn't ass
>>25047709It feels like my old Montero Sport, I don't like it.
>>25047713But then where's the fun in that? LKQ gave me a solid deal on it.
>>25047425>I used the oil the machine shop that did the retrofit recommended.They may be very skilled at installing/setting up different, but lack specific knowledge about helicals. Tell us exactly what oil you used or post a pic of the can/bottle.>The car feels like a different cars at corners, more lively and responsive, but still won't easily do controlled skids, think it's because of that?What's the actual behavior? Is it pushing a lot? Or are you losing the rear end? Helicals do behave quite differently from cam-lock and clutch type LSDs, but I've always been able to perform controlled slides after learning them.But yeah, let us know what oil is in it.
>>25047722Not to suck OP's dick, but is everyone seriously being bully because he's saving an automotive part that other people would've trashed, and taking the time to make it nice again?
>>25044877>BMW poorfag didn't have enough money to buy M carClassic
>>25047934It just seems like a waste of time and resources. Reupholstering things is really fucking expensive.
>>25047928Oh come on. It's not even the same character in my last reply. Avatarfagging is different than me posting an image of a favorite waifu of mine with every reply on an image board.
>>25047937post car with bread on hood then; you won't.
>>25047950Man I don't have an issue with it, I'm just worried the jannies might so I figured I'd warn you
>>25047934It's mostly busriders that hate BMWs.
>>25045187>200 dollar oil change on a w212 m156 engine.>meme additive>power steering fluid flush and refillYou must know that you're over paying right? If you are at least aware and are doing it for the maintenance records than sure but boy....Last thing I did for my car is just wash the weathertech floor mats for my glk.Before that was change the aux battery on it. Will need to change spark plugs on that once they arrive. And replace rear brake sensors.My slk roof is leaking hydraulic fluid, so I will have to replace the O ring in the front lock cylinder. Hardtop convertibles are not without issues. Will take the time to lube up the convertible top seals as well.My clk w209 coupe still has a parasitic draw, probably coming from one or both of the seat control modules. Also has the srs light on. Common issues for that old platform which I knowingly bought for cheap. Car runs solid. Shares the same engine as my slk, m113, both the amg 5.4L v8's.
>>25048010>If you are at least aware and are doing it for the maintenance records than sure but boy.... I overcharge people for my labor and I let people overcharge me
>>25045297but you know that re-wrapping should be done with steering wheel off? no one is going to crawl around in your 15yo bmw
>>25047982I don’t ride the bus. I also don’t hate BMW drivers, but I assume negative things about people with old 320i’s that put ///M colored stickers on it and an ///M steering wheel. They claim they have $600k in BTC and then when you pick up lunch for people at the office, they will tell you they forgot their (fake) Gucci wallet at home.They also wear ///M sweatpants in their $4300 BMW with a steering wheel that is peeling apart.
>>25046442ewww why?Waste of time to make your car look like a McDonald's wrapper.
>>25047975Oh sorry. Thanks anon. Maybe I'll cut back.
>>25047982Well, I mean, "purple drank" so Fox isn't entirely inaccurate there.
>>25044877>What's the last thing you've done to your carfilled it with gas
>>25044877>What's the last thing you've done to your carshut the driver side door behind me
I sold my 2013 S5 and got a 2015 STI.The previous owner did some really nice, expensive, and tasteful mods. There was ONE mod that I did not care for, and I more or less reverted it back to stock.Basically, he had one of those lightweight odyssey batteries with a special bracket (He probably spent $300+ on the whole kit).I removed it, and put the stock mount/bracket in with a 650CCA AGM battery. I care less about losing 20lbs, and more about the ability to start my car in the winter. lolOh, and I installed one of those defroster Cobb AP mount things. I also put some felt on a piece of trim that rattle on cold starts. I'll check to see if it worked tomorrow morning.
>>25047682You drive an autotragic lmao.
>>25044877Lol is that an auto E46 4 cylinder? You putting am M steering wheel on it? While wearing BMW pants? This can't be real
>>25048382>auto E46retard>4 cylinderah yes, you can really tell a car's engine from the interior
>>25048345>650CCA AGM batteryI'm not trying to troll or be an ass, but if I remember correctly (because I've run Odyssey batteries in three of my cars) 650CCA is right around the same amount as the smallest battery Odyssey makes. You didn't gain anything except bulk, unless I'm misunderstanding.(image of Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo)
>>25048345>>25048482Oh derp, cold crank amps. Nevermind, I'm being a fucking retard. Good on you.One tip though:Invest in a Battery Tender or other good, intelligent charger designed for AGMs. Nothing kills an AGM faster than occasionally letting it go dead. Always keep on an intelligent charger if you're not driving it daily.
Cleaned up and painted the frame where the bumper attaches. In the process found a previous mechanic had replaced a wiring connector with butt crimps so I'll have to rip that out.
>>25046307nearly 2k, never againnext time I'll buy a cheap machine and do it myself
>>25048538Yeah, I was wondering what you meant. The PC680 he put in the car only has 170 CCA. It does have a "PHCA" of 520. Is that what you were thinking of?
>>25049074Yeah, exactly. I was having a moment.Was it that Grimmspeed kit with their elaborate cradle holder?I've been considering one of the Odysseys that's like two sizes up from the 680 for my Diamante, to give me room to route my own intake by it and down behind the headlamp. That's where the Odysseys have a use: trying to fit things.
>>25044877>base model beater autotragic 1 series>buys shit quality falling apart m tech whel from e39/e46>buttons wont work>bmw sweat pantslike pottery dodo us all a favor and when you crash this POS thinking you are a race car driver make sure its only you in the car
>>25048187Cause it looks good you dumb fuck? There's literally a corporate logo for any color combination.
>>25044877bought a BM3 license the other day for my 328i and have been dickering around with the exhaust burble on the stock map still waiting on the exhaust, downpipe, intercooler and chargepipes to come in so i can go stage 2
>>25047920Castrol 75-140.The car pushes when I give it gas mid-corner, it's quite good and has tons of grip. I need to really try to get the tail out, I assumed it was because of relatively sticky tyres and overall heavy car on otherwise stock engine, power mods will be the last thing I do on this.When I did try a few times on the road the car threw the tail out very progressively and predictably. When I tried on an empty parking lot, it was only slightly better than open diff, it would wheel hop like crazy then spin out, but that was a concrete yard with very 'rough' surface. I haven't really pushed it alot on the road though since I want to get familiar with it first.I'll call the machine shop again on Monday and ask them, also the local specialised bmw garage, the old boomer that owns it knows everything there is to know about this stuff.
>>25050009>Castrol 75-140If it's the Syntrax, it absolutely doesn't belong in a Torsen diff, and your torque biasing isn't working fully. Castrol Syntrax has antichatter additive in it for plate/clutch type LSDs, and that's what you don't want in a Torsen unit.>The car pushes when I give it gas mid-cornerThat's a characteristic of Torsens. Once you learn the diff you'll be able to perform controlled/prolonged slides.But from other parts of your reply it sounds as though something isn't right. I really would drain, flush and refill the diff with non-LSD oil. Personally, I think the shop that sold you on it should pick up the bill at least for the new conventional oil, but if you've gotten good work from them on other things, you may not wish to piss them off.
>>25050009Actually, here. If you decide to change out the oil, and the particular Torsen you bought has port widows around the OD of the main body (some brands do some dont), this is what I would do:Start by picking up two or three cans of Lectramotive spray electrical cleaner. It's as strong a spray solvent as you want to go as far as rubber seals are concerned.Drain the diff.Jack the rear end of the car up (jackstands and front wheel choks of course).Leaving the drain plug out, remove the fill plug (this is assuming the fill port of your diff faces the diff/rear of the car).Use a light to see if one of the windows in the body of the diff is at least halfway facing you. If not, rotate the drive shaft so the diff turns until one is.Hose that bitch down with the Lectramotive. If you have a friend/helper, have them turn one wheel while you do so. This will allow the solvent to get in through the tangential gears inside the diff.Rotate the entire rear end again until the next window lines up with fill port, and repeat.Continue this for at least once for every window. The more times you do it, the better.Let the rear end back down, allowing the Lectramotive that has accumulated in the nose of the diff housing to drain, then spray more in again to try and flush that remaining antichatter additive out.Once that finishes draining, immediately put the drain plug back in, and refill the diff but with conventional non-LSD oil.Draining that oil and doing a refill after driving, I would recommend.Costly, yeah, but better than the diff being fucked and not working correctly.
>>25046313How do you know it made 505hp?
>>25044877>got an higher trim junkyard part for my garbage car made of junkyard partswow you're such a tuner.Truly you're BMW is the only unique car ever made. Don't matter how shit it's handling and how slow it is cause you won't and can't drive fast.
>>25044897>X5does your dad know you're modifying the car his girlfriend forced him to buy?
>>25046442gold on red is sex.
>>25044877the steering wheel in you "ultimate driving machine" seems to have alot of useless shit on it
>>25051014>/n/igger projecting this hardLmao busriders are truly something else
I changed the oil and filter.
>>25044877I bought a tractor supply 75 gallon fuel cell and 15gpm pump for my truck courtesy of my company. The fuel delivery company I hired is sogshit. The driver showed up drunk on Friday.Just installed it. The aluminum ford uses for their beds is easier to drill through than wood.