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Old 12-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #361
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carpet installed along with the headliner.

I added a picture showing what i mentioned a couple posts ago reguarding my dash frame hitting my door pannel. the part im pointing at is what was touching my pannel when the door was closed.

i also installed the small trim pieces around the top of the carpet
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #362
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today the mod gods were on my side!!



I followed this DIY and even bought all of the same products, and i managed to get that broken bolt out without a single issue. I actually didnt even need the screw extractor. as i was drilling it with the reverse bit the broken bolt just started comming out....I was so happy i ran in and had my friend take a pic of it. I was worried i was going to damage something and not be able to get the bolt out but it was actually very easy. I did used a 8 mm socket to put around my drill bit so it wouldn't walk as much and so it wouldnt mess up my diff cover bushing.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #363
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I didnt have much time to work on my car today but since i got the broken bolt out in record speed. i did a few other things with the little time i had. started by finishing up the headliner. then moved onto putting the clutch/brake pedals in. after that i installed the two speakers that are in the trunk. I was happy at that point overall a successful day so i stopped. I also got my center consul bolted in, along with the rear ash trey ext. The two wires that feed the light for the rear ash trey is just barely long enough. to get it to plug into the light i twisted a spare wire around the bottom of the plug so i could hold the plug up. then as i pushed the rear ashtrey holder piece down into place i pulled up on the wire holding the plug and plugged it into place. it was kinda tricky but it was better than cuting/soldering just to extend them 1 inch
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:41 PM   #364
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #365
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Got the gas pedal in a few days ago. the bolt behind my stock 328 pedal would not work to hold down the new pedal because it was to long. so what I did was cut the head off the bolt and used nuts to keep everything tight. Here is a few pics first is a pic of the stud I made. Also pics of the steering column in

edit* Anyone see a reason i now have to remove the steering colum?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:39 AM   #366
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this is a link i just found showing the wiring for the clutch switch. As far as i know this is the last bit of wiring i need to do. im lucky to find this because spagetti coder is no more...

thanks cyberkaa (hope you dont mind)
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:42 AM   #367
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i got another order of parts in this week, some items include fuel tubes and front brake pipes. Also a replacement for the bolt i broke (the one that holds the diff to the carrier). so when i get a chance to work on my car i should be able to put the rear in and get everything under the car finished up.

with any step foward it seems i take a few back. this time will be no exception. I have to remove my steering column because i forgot to put the plactic piece around the hole in the firewall before i stuck the column through... I also have to add 4 more wires for my clutch master cylinder.. to do these last 4 i have to remove some tape from some wiring. Im hoping i dont have to remove the dash frame to get my wires where they need to be but if so that will just be another step in the wrong direction....

even with all these steps backwards i'm getting closer....
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #369
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this is a link i just found showing the wiring for the clutch switch. As far as i know this is the last bit of wiring i need to do. im lucky to find this because spagetti coder is no more...

thanks cyberkaa (hope you dont mind)
Nope, don't mind at all.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #371
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i notcied when i removed my wires for my clutch master cylinder that they contradict what cyberkaa said. None of my wires lead directly to pin 23 on the dme. Also my wires are different colors. i have one wire that leads to pin 8 at EWS one that leads to a ground point (brown/black), one purple/yellow leads to a termanal where mutiple wires are held together. And one wire leads to pin 7 of one of the connectors in the in the DME box but not to the DME connector. this wire has flat end not the type that goes to the DME...maybe because my donor car is a vert?

Cyberkaaa have any advise? where exzactly did you attach thoes wires?
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i notcied when i removed my wires for my clutch master cylinder that they contradict what cyberkaa said. None of my wires lead directly to pin 23 on the dme. Also my wires are different colors. i have one wire that leads to pin 8 at EWS one that leads to a ground point (brown/black), one purple/yellow leads to a termanal where mutiple wires are held together. And one wire leads to pin 7 of one of the connectors in the in the DME box but not to the DME connector. this wire has flat end not the type that goes to the DME...maybe because my donor car is a vert?

Cyberkaaa have any advise? where exzactly did you attach thoes wires?
It's been a while, so I don't remember off the top of my head, but the wire to X60004 pin 23 might pass through a secondary connector (the flat type).
Different years and models have different wiring, so it's possible my pic won't match up at all for your 328i. It was accurate for a 2000 323ci.
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It's been a while, so I don't remember off the top of my head, but the wire to X60004 pin 23 might pass through a secondary connector (the flat type).
Different years and models have different wiring, so it's possible my pic won't match up at all for your 328i. It was accurate for a 2000 323ci.
wow! thanks for the quick reply.

i dont think i have the 8 pin connector it came out of so i think ill just be following your direction and attaching it directly to pin 23. (im hoping my car already has something that goes to pin 23)
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on a poisitive note i did get alot done yesterday. I got the gas tank in!! along with the scavange line i was missing. I also replaced the bolt that i broke. so now my rear is finally ready to go in. i was going to try and put it in yesterday but got stuck because i dont have a wrench big enough for the rear studs that hold the rear end to the car. (its bigger than 26mm)

I will post pics asap. i tried today but im over my upload limit. Is it possible to delete my old attathments? i tried but it only allows me to remove the ones that are recent?
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No prob. I'd verify with WDS first, but it's most likely the same.
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No prob. I'd verify with WDS first, but it's most likely the same.
cool, thanks again.

On another note how do you like your clutch setup and what exzactly do you have? i remember you had the UUC flywheel. (dont remeber what clutch your using)

I plan on putting an aftermarket clutch/flywheel on my car but i'm unsure of what one to get. I have herd good and bad things about the UUC flywheel but it seems to be one of the best options and the most commmon...
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cool, thanks again.

On another note how do you like your clutch setup and what exzactly do you have? i remember you had the UUC flywheel. (dont remeber what clutch your using)

I plan on putting an aftermarket clutch/flywheel on my car but i'm unsure of what one to get. I have herd good and bad things about the UUC flywheel but it seems to be one of the best options and the most commmon...
I have a UUC Stage 2 Organic Clutch which includes the 8.5lb aluminum flywheel.
Pro is that it's a ton of fun to drive without all of the SAC nonsense and even with the heavier pressure plate and clutch disc, it still winds up and down much faster.
Con is that it chatters worse than a busload of teenagers on crack.

I would keep it for a track-only car. Too loud otherwise.
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Hey Matt! You might be interested in ACT as an alternative. I just installed one of their clutch kits, BM4-HDSS. I chose this because I didn't want the SAC and I wanted a lighter single mass flywheel. This one comes with the streetlite 15.9 lb flywheel. I think the stock flywheel is around 25 lbs. They have other kits that come with the prolite flywheel which is 11.2 lbs but I thought the chatter might be too loud. The chatter with my streetlite is noticeable but tolerable. I can still go through drive thrus without having to hold in the clutch if that helps. If you would go with ACT get a BMW throwout bearing. I heard the ones ACT provide are junk so I didn't use it.

I've only got 600 miles on it but I'm really happy with how it grabs and it's street friendly. Let me know if you have any questions about it.

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Hey Matt! You might be interested in ACT as an alternative. I just installed one of their clutch kits, BM4-HDSS. I chose this because I didn't want the SAC and I wanted a lighter single mass flywheel. This one comes with the streetlite 15.9 lb flywheel. I think the stock flywheel is around 25 lbs. They have other kits that come with the prolite flywheel which is 11.2 lbs but I thought the chatter might be too loud. The chatter with my streetlite is noticeable but tolerable. I can still go through drive thrus without having to hold in the clutch if that helps. If you would go with ACT get a BMW throwout bearing. I heard the ones ACT provide are junk so I didn't use it.

I've only got 600 miles on it but I'm really happy with how it grabs and it's street friendly. Let me know if you have any questions about it.

http://www.advancedclutch.com/bm4-hdss
Awesome! thanks for the reply, i actaully already bought a brand new OEM throw out bearing. Ill have to check into this kit.

How many miles did it take to "break in"?
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