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Old 07-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #581
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Old man tim started throwing boots at me when I played on his lawn, so I walked down the street and played on yours.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:10 AM   #583
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I didn't know your middle name was Andrew.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:19 AM   #584
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Oh, and I had another mushy brake experience today, just like with kyle's 330 brake upgrade. I'm pretty sure the issue only affects the driver if the driver is the one pressing the brake pedal during the bleeding process. It was like a deja vu today when I finished putting in new pads on the carrera. Then I went to go bed the brakes in again, and everything felt like what I remembered, but just sitting at idle, I could have sworn there was air in the system.
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Also, Porsche 996 Brembos are ridiculously quick and easy to service. Wayyyyyyy better design than E46 calipers, and like half the weight too. Sure, the caliper is like 4 times the cost, but everything else is about equal in price to an M3 or 330.

-All 4 corners have wear sensors, and each wear sensor clips into both pads, so it's way less likely to damage anything from an overly worn pad. Bad thing though is that you have to but like $40 of sensors instead of $20.
-All pad wear sensors are the same part, so one spare works for all four corners.
-The wear sensor connector is right on the spindle with a little metal spring clip, so no stupid little box to open up or billions of wire ties.
-No squeal paste needed with the special vibration damping pads and shims.
-If you have your car setup for light or serious track use, you can easily bypass and eliminate the pad wear sensor, much easier than the E46, and if you don't use the vibration damping shims, you can literally swap out pads in less than 5 minutes with only a flathead screwdriver.

Truly an awesome brake system to deal with. Then went to bed in the pads... awesome modulation. I seriously need to make an E46 mod to make the brake pedal stiffer like a carrera.
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Also, Porsche 996 Brembos are ridiculously quick and easy to service. Wayyyyyyy better design than E46 calipers, and like half the weight too. Sure, the caliper is like 4 times the cost, but everything else is about equal in price to an M3 or 330.

-All 4 corners have wear sensors, and each wear sensor clips into both pads, so it's way less likely to damage anything from an overly worn pad. Bad thing though is that you have to but like $40 of sensors instead of $20.
-All pad wear sensors are the same part, so one spare works for all four corners.
-The wear sensor connector is right on the spindle with a little metal spring clip, so no stupid little box to open up or billions of wire ties.
-No squeal paste needed with the special vibration damping pads and shims.
-If you have your car setup for light or serious track use, you can easily bypass and eliminate the pad wear sensor, much easier than the E46, and if you don't use the vibration damping shims, you can literally swap out pads in less than 5 minutes with only a flathead screwdriver.

Truly an awesome brake system to deal with. Then went to bed in the pads... awesome modulation. I seriously need to make an E46 mod to make the brake pedal stiffer like a carrera.
Interesting. It's not like E46 brakes are that tough to deal with either. Get me a set of 996 brakes so I can compare.

Also, you should seriously start a thread in OT - Mkodama's Warehouse Musings or something. Start it off with a bit of background and some cool pics from your trips and warehouse goodies, then continue to add posts like this ^^^. I think it would be pretty interesting.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:14 AM   #587
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Interesting. It's not like E46 brakes are that tough to deal with either. Get me a set of 996 brakes so I can compare.

Also, you should seriously start a thread in OT - Mkodama's Warehouse Musings or something. Start it off with a bit of background and some cool pics from your trips and warehouse goodies, then continue to add posts like this ^^^. I think it would be pretty interesting.
I've been considering this after you joked about the BUNG thread title.
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Lots of stuff has been going. Haven't had a chance to upload the pics, but here's a list:
-Three-stage manifold swap on an E90 325i. (Adds two DISA valves for a nice hp gain).
-Changed the front shocks on Jimmy's M3 ZCP yet again. The TCK Konis had developed some very noticeable clunking due to shaft play. Sending those back under warranty.
-Finally fired up Ramin's car with his new (my old) motor.
-And a whole lot of little things here and there, haha.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #589
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Haven't updated in a while so here goes:
-Last weekend, did a 5spd swap in an E36 328i and did a Homelink retrofit in a Honda Fit
-Yesterday, installed the OEM muffler on my beater M3, replaced the fuel filter and some dry rotting fuel hoses in my E30.
-Today, got about halfway done with an E30 2.7 stroker build in an '87 eta. The eta cylinder head was pulled and the 885 head was prepped. The block and pistons tops were also made to shine. Should be finishing up the build in the coming week or two.
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what, no pics?!

worst thread evar!
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I have people for that.
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The 5-spd swap took you almost a whole weekend? You're slipping.

It took me a whole weekend to replace my cooling hard pipes...though had a little extra time to do two 4-spd swaps and add an LED light to my key fob (just taped the xl50 to it), and touch up the paint that was peeling on my tires.

You really need to slow down...you're making real mechanics look like oafs!
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The 5-spd swap took you almost a whole weekend? You're slipping.

It took me a whole weekend to replace my cooling hard pipes...though had a little extra time to do two 4-spd swaps and add an LED light to my key fob (just taped the xl50 to it), and touch up the paint that was peeling on my tires.

You really need to slow down...you're making real mechanics look like oafs!
lol. It was only Saturday, actually. The homelink retrofit was on Sunday.

Great job, Doug! Keep those green tires looking good!
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you're people are failing you
Yeah, if they're reading this, they're all fired.

(They're probably too lazy to read this).
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Whew, what a weekend. Finished Inspection II, VANOS profile and solenoid gasket replacement, and an angel eye install on jimmymoo's 2006 M3 ZCP.
The engine was noticeably smoother and quieter after the valve clearances were brought into spec.
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But the real question is, have you serviced and returned Rick's car yet?
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No, he's on the calendar for the weekend of 9/22 and for 9/30.
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No, he's on the calendar for the weekend of 9/22 and for 9/30.
Then it's going to take longer because there will be an unexpected hole in the side of rick's car.

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Then it's going to take longer because there will be an unexpected hole in the side of rick's car.

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