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Old 02-24-2013, 01:59 AM   #312701
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It was sizable. Today I sat down and gave it another try and got within half a second of his time. I've got all the gear corner gearing down on Laguna Seca in the 135i.

[IMGhttp://www.theworldofmotorcycles.com/sportbike-images/laguna-seca_track_map.jpeg[/IMG]

Turn 1: 4th
Turn 2: 2nd
Turn 3: 2nd/3rd
Turn 4: 3rd
Turn 5: 3rd
Turn 6: 3rd
Turn 7: 3rd
Turn 8/8A: 2nd
Turn 9: 3rd
Turn 10: 3rd
Turn 11: 2nd

4th is only hit at one point on the track. Never a need to go into 1st, 5th, or 6th.
Pretty cool.
Those gear choices make sense to me.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:59 AM   #312702
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Loooooooong day today.
Didn't get nearly as much done on Rick's car as I had hoped.

Did the fuel filter without any issues except having to replace one damaged section of hose. Had spare hose on hand so no biggie.

Spark plugs got complicated because the #5 plug, which was time-serted by some shop a while back, decided to pull the insert along with it and then refused to separate from it. So need a new insert if this plug is going to be changed. Not much time wasted, though.

Then got to the radiator replacement. Fan clutch would not release even after liberal application of WD-40 and prying to the point of bending my largest screwdriver. Wasted over an hour on that until I was able to lift the shroud enough to detach the fan from the clutch. Replaced radiator and ET easily, but again had to struggle with fan and shroud. Finally put it together, bled the system, and noticed that the coolant temperature sensor is leaking. 5th car this winter season.

Meanwhile helped Nathan with a few diff-related things on the car. Also helped Dru figure out how to get his worn camber arms apart.

Now exhausted.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:00 AM   #312703
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What happened on Marvin's car?
Just some violent, but controlled release of spring tension because E90 OEM springs are ridiculously long. lol
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What significance is this smiley? What emotion are you expressing?
A pretty complicated one that's not easily expressed in words.
Closest thing would be self-appreciation, though there's not much ego involved.
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It's so wrong, but it feels so right...

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So...about that welding of new sheet metal...
Meh... I guess it's an option, but I really don't like it, because the metal is extremely "dirty" and hard to rustproof it once the welding has been done. I think it's more worthwhile to just find a new door.
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Probably bmaparts.
Yup, that was it. Thanks.
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Meh... I guess it's an option, but I really don't like it, because the metal is extremely "dirty" and hard to rustproof it once the welding has been done. I think it's more worthwhile to just find a new door.
Pick-n-pull, maybe. Not sure how often 190Es show up there.
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Pick-n-pull, maybe. Not sure how often 190Es show up there.
As often as Miles shows up at your door.
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Didn't get nearly as much done on Rick's car as I had hoped.

Did the fuel filter without any issues except having to replace one damaged section of hose. Had spare hose on hand so no biggie.

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Meanwhile helped Nathan with a few diff-related things on the car. Also helped Dru figure out how to get his worn camber arms apart.

Now exhausted.
What was worn on the camber arms?
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I think I need one more pillow. This sleeping position is very complicated.
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Pick-n-pull, maybe. Not sure how often 190Es show up there.
They show up somewhat commonly. There were a lot of them. Kind of like E30's before the hipsters elected them as their official car.
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Oh, and Kalim, have you ever heard of an internal triple square bolt head? It's what my 190E uses for the head bolts.
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Thought this song was familiar... Anyone able to guess what movie it was in?

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