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Old 03-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #4241
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Ryan he's met Alton.

Yeah I'll offer up my garage once I get it finished, I'm in the process of overhauling the storage system and tool storage system. I have some bolt extractors we can try too, that DISA shouldn't be terribly tight...
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #4242
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I live in Denver; just bought a 2002 Carbon Black Metallic SMG M3. Absolutely loving it so far.

Anyone going to the BMWCCA driving school at HPR on May 19-20? I'm going both days.

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...543272C4D63B1D

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #4243
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Yup, a couple of crappy components needing to be replaced. Just that I am not patient or experienced in doing mechanical stuff and I break them even more.
Alton has helped me a ton, just wanted to use his forum name here.
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Ryan he's met Alton.

Yeah I'll offer up my garage once I get it finished, I'm in the process of overhauling the storage system and tool storage system. I have some bolt extractors we can try too, that DISA shouldn't be terribly tight...
I know, I gathered that from his post. Just giving him a hard time because he used vapor four times in two different forms.

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I live in Denver; just bought a 2002 Carbon Black Metallic SMG M3. Absolutely loving it so far.

Anyone going to the BMWCCA driving school at HPR on May 19-20? I'm going both days.

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...543272C4D63B1D

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Ride looks good

Would love to attend but money and time arn't permitting at the moment.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:47 AM   #4244
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I live in Denver; just bought a 2002 Carbon Black Metallic SMG M3. Absolutely loving it so far.

Anyone going to the BMWCCA driving school at HPR on May 19-20? I'm going both days.

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...543272C4D63B1D

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Not a cca member and my wannabe track car is beatnik.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:47 PM   #4245
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Did anyone else get the invite for the event at Schomp on April 5? "2012 BMW M Series Launch Party" Not sure what to expect, but I plan on being there.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:05 PM   #4246
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Did anyone else get the invite for the event at Schomp on April 5? "2012 BMW M Series Launch Party" Not sure what to expect, but I plan on being there.
There will be the new F10 M5, Z8s, M3 race/track car, E39 M5 I think and my M5 (if they can paint my sideskirt in time) ...
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #4247
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Link to the photos.

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Old 04-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #4248
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I didnt get an invite
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #4249
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Ryan he's met Alton.

Yeah I'll offer up my garage once I get it finished, I'm in the process of overhauling the storage system and tool storage system. I have some bolt extractors we can try too, that DISA shouldn't be terribly tight...
Thanks Brandon. Whenever you are done man.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #4250
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Was great meeting you all finally. Thanks for organizing the meet.

Uploaded pictures from mine in Brandon's thread.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #4251
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My name is Todd, I live in Denver, and picked up a 03 ZHP last September. I also joined the BMWCCA and registered #11AS for racing with that club. I have been involved with SCCA AutoX and time times for a bunch of years. I design and build tandem bicycles, fabricate some race parts. I have done a lot with Honda/Acura, but not too much for the BMW yet. It has been fun and I hope competitive soon enough. That is it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #4252
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Hi Todd I'm Brandon, welcome!
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #4253
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Welcome, Todd.

It was nice meeting all the new people.

If any one wants to get together and do the VANOS seals like we discussed, let me know. I want to do them at some point in the near future.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #4254
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Welcome, Todd.

It was nice meeting all the new people.

If any one wants to get together and do the VANOS seals like we discussed, let me know. I want to do them at some point in the near future.
I'll help with them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #4255
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Welcome, Todd.

It was nice meeting all the new people.

If any one wants to get together and do the VANOS seals like we discussed, let me know. I want to do them at some point in the near future.
Welcome Todd.

Hey guys I need to do my VANOS seals and VCG as well. E46BAV90 wanted to do it too. I am in, whenever you guys are doing it just let me know, I will order the stuff.

I have to do my lower boots and fuel filter too. Brandon I will need your help in extracting the DISA bolt too
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #4256
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Thank you all.

My engine has low miles (under 44k) I have no experience with the VANOS. I have done a lot of ECU programming with I-VTEC.
Will the VANOS leak when the seals need to be replaced or will I loose high cam?

This is what I have done so far (it has been a busy winter)
I did drop the pan to change the oil pump shaft, wire tie it and install oil pan baffles. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=898077
I changed most of my suspension, made a couple parts...
Coilover spacer/locks) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=888005
RTAB Limiter limiters) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=890156
Swaybar linkage no-spin thing. For trackside swaybar adjustments) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=890661
I also made some seat brackets, seatbelt brackets and a DIY occupancy sensor bypass) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=901678

I think that is it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #4257
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Thank you all.

My engine has low miles (under 44k) I have no experience with the VANOS. I have done a lot of ECU programming with I-VTEC.
Will the VANOS leak when the seals need to be replaced or will I loose high cam?

This is what I have done so far (it has been a busy winter)
I did drop the pan to change the oil pump shaft, wire tie it and install oil pan baffles. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=898077
I changed most of my suspension, made a couple parts...
Coilover spacer/locks) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=888005
RTAB Limiter limiters) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=890156
Swaybar linkage no-spin thing. For trackside swaybar adjustments) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=890661
I also made some seat brackets, seatbelt brackets and a DIY occupancy sensor bypass) http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=901678

I think that is it.

As far as I know, when the factory VANOS seals become old (around 50K miles) they just don't seal the vanos pistons well. This results in loss of power in lower rpms and initial pick up gets hit. Also the mpgs drop.
You have a ZHP, and the ZHPs are also known to have the rattling VANOS issue, which can be resolved with a software update.

Also its a good time to do VCG replacement when doing VANOS or vice versa since you have to be there anyway.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #4258
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As far as I know, when the factory VANOS seals become old (around 50K miles) they just don't seal the vanos pistons well. This results in loss of power in lower rpms and initial pick up gets hit. Also the mpgs drop.
You have a ZHP, and the ZHPs are also known to have the rattling VANOS issue, which can be resolved with a software update.

Also its a good time to do VCG replacement when doing VANOS or vice versa since you have to be there anyway.
I was just studying my Traqmate files from a recent autox and it has accurate HP and Torque data. It has no elevation, temperature, or humidity correction, just raw data. I have nothing for HP or torque below 3800 rpm and then it goes up quickly from there. Does that sound like VANOS seals to you?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:37 AM   #4259
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Yea i average crappy gas mileage, I have the sprint booster that I bought from Rich a while back..... BECAUSE RACECAR!
Sprint booster shouldn't affect your gas mileage. BTW, I want my rims back.... lol.

I averaged about 25mpg with the supercharger on the highway.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:01 PM   #4260
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Alright guys, got a few things pulled out of the car today. Got the original interior back in and the rollbar pulled out. This will be the first thing that i am selling. I only want what I have into it. $600. It was built by Built By Bones originally for Garrett before he decided to go full cage, and was finished in the gray metallic paint. It's served me well, but will not be making it into the M3 at this time.

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