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Old 06-19-2012, 10:59 AM   #15641
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Sounds like you've got it figured out.

Keeping something as a hobby can be way more enjoyable than going hardcore. I usually try to keep myself reigned into the "hobby" level of things, previously I didnt have a choice due to money, but now I'm trying to focus on saving for the future.

Once I get a house with garage, it is game on!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #15642
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PerkM3, I take the shift boot, please!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #15643
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #15644
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this might explain the oil consumption

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #15645
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Sounds like you've got it figured out.

Keeping something as a hobby can be way more enjoyable than going hardcore. I usually try to keep myself reigned into the "hobby" level of things, previously I didnt have a choice due to money, but now I'm trying to focus on saving for the future.

Once I get a house with garage, it is game on!
There's just something about a stripped out racecar that gets me hard, I will for sure have another one someday. It's funny how getting married and starting a family really changes ones priorities, hopefully in a good way.

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and the brake boot also.
I'm sorry man, someone already paid me for those.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #15646
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this might explain the oil consumption

Yes that probably would. Either way, I haven't seen to many S54's that consume a lot of oil. I've never once had to add any oil between oil changes.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #15647
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Well Brad, I'm sad to hear that the car will be going. Sounds like you're going to come out on top though.

time to start looking for a "DD" E92 M3 with DTC.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #15648
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Yes that probably would. Either way, I haven't seen to many S54's that consume a lot of oil. I've never once had to add any oil between oil changes.
You change your oil alot though. I change mine every 4-6k. I already added one quart, and the low oil light is on again. I'm going to check the level later today and see where its at.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #15649
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Well Brad, I'm sad to hear that the car will be going. Sounds like you're going to come out on top though.

time to start looking for a "DD" E92 M3 with DTC.
A Z06 may be in my future. Cheaper, more power, less weight, better brakes, etc. I do love BMW's and if I can make an M3 work I hope to go that route but the more research I do on the Z06 the more I'm impressed.

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You change your oil alot though. I change mine every 4-6k. I already added one quart, and the low oil light is on again. I'm going to check the level later today and see where its at.
When I first started tracking I changed it every 7,500 and then started changing it every 5k. Even then I never had to add oil and never a full quart. I hate to say it but something isn't right.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #15650
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A Z06 may be in my future. Cheaper, more power, less weight, better brakes, etc. I do love BMW's and if I can make an M3 work I hope to go that route but the more research I do on the Z06 the more I'm impressed.



When I first started tracking I changed it every 7,500 and then started changing it every 5k. Even then I never had to add oil and never a full quart. I hate to say it but something isn't right.
Honestly, you're right. I say get a E46 M3 now, and then pick up your corvette in 5 or 10 years. The e46 m3's are pretty cheap today and I don't see their prices going down a whole lot any time soon. Did you want to go C5 or C6 Z06? They are both going to come down in value alot in the next 5-10 years. Key question: can julie drive manual?


Yeah, it must be said. Something is wrong. I have no idea what my course of action is. Probably just live with it. I guess it could be like piston rings?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:05 PM   #15651
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http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...nal&listType=1 (would require subframe IMO)

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #15652
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Honestly, you're right. I say get a E46 M3 now, and then pick up your corvette in 5 or 10 years. The e46 m3's are pretty cheap today and I don't see their prices going down a whole lot any time soon. Did you want to go C5 or C6 Z06? They are both going to come down in value alot in the next 5-10 years. Key question: can julie drive manual?


Yeah, it must be said. Something is wrong. I have no idea what my course of action is. Probably just live with it. I guess it could be like piston rings?
I'm gonna enjoy the whole karting thing for a while. It's way way way cheaper and something that I can get my first kid into at a super young age. I want to learn as much as I can about it now just incase my first kid is interested. Which I pray is a boy.

As far as the vette goes, I would get a C6 but I'm just not a huge fan. I know it's a hell of a machince but I just love BMW's, can't figure out what it is. Julie wouldn't need to be able to drive it, it just needs to be something she can comfortably ride in. Something she can enjoy on a date night and something that isn't going to take all my time working on it. That's why I want to get something that will be killer on track with minor things like pads and good street tires. It may be next year or may be 5 years from now before I get a car that I can track again. In the meantime I'm gonna try and be super active as an instructor which will allow me to continue to learn and get seat time. Both of which will help me when I get another track car.

As for the oil consumption, you could have a compression/leak test done. They are pretty cheap and easy to do. I just think a quart of oil is a ton for any engine to be burning. Unless you have a leak, which would be less of a concern.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #15653
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It will be at least a year before I start looking. From the looks of it I'm gonna be working my arse off up in Co. good thing is I get paid overtime.

I wouldn't mind an e46 M3 though, I would actually love it. Street tires, pads, and JRZ's and that thing would be jus a bit slower than the one I have now.
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Nope, no leaks. I've fixed all of those. I guess I could get under it and check again for new ones. There are alot of people that accept 1qt/1000 miles. BMW's just burn oil. My 330 did too.

The 2006+ Z06's had a 7.0L 427ci engine. You want a 2006+.

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Please dont put chrome rimz on it.

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It will be at least a year before I start looking. From the looks of it I'm gonna be working my arse off up in Co. good thing is I get paid overtime.

I wouldn't mind an e46 M3 though, I would actually love it. Street tires, pads, and JRZ's and that thing would be jus a bit slower than the one I have now.


Suspension worth nearly as much as the car. I thought racing suspension rode horribly?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #15656
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You could always build a spec Miata?

Andy on the oil consumption, I've only ever heard that a quart per change is considered acceptable. A quart every 1000mi sounds pretty excessive. Worn rings are about the only thing that could cause that much consumption, does it smoke much?
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There's just something about a stripped out racecar that gets me hard, I will for sure have another one someday. It's funny how getting married and starting a family really changes ones priorities, hopefully in a good way.





I'm sorry man, someone already paid me for those.
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Nope, no leaks. I've fixed all of those. I guess I could get under it and check again for new ones. There are alot of people that accept 1qt/1000 miles. BMW's just burn oil. My 330 did too.

The 2006+ Z06's had a 7.0L 427ci engine. You want a 2006+.

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Please dont put chrome rimz on it.
Yessur, that's why I'm interested. 427 V8 with 500+ ponies and 3200lbs. Plus a carbon brake option, what's not to like. God knows I wouldn't rock chrome rims.

Knowing the S54 pretty well and knowing that I had 0 to little oil consumption with mine I just find a quart an oil change (in your case more) to be excessive.

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Suspension worth nearly as much as the car. I thought racing suspension rode horribly?
I could get a double adjustable single res JRZ setup for a little over 3k. It's not the suspension itself that makes it bad, it's the spring rates. I could run 500lbs springs and it would be pretty hooked up and still be very streatable. Hell, my car isn't even really that bad. If my car didn't have that exhaust and solid bushings it would be fine.
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