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ecuconnection
01-12-2008, 12:22 AM
Just checking up on everyone and wondering how the car's are doing

Me = Paint bubbles, Rust, driveline hum and a off centre muffler

looks like its gona be a great summer for paint codes and bondo

What was the make of that paint you used Jason?

everlast
01-12-2008, 01:30 PM
POR-15 for the rust: http://www.canada-por15.com/
Paint match from a place on Laperiere. I can get the name if you want; I know it to see it but don't remember it off hand. I'll go get my list of shit to fix on the cars and make you jealous. :)

ecuconnection
01-12-2008, 01:34 PM
atleast you do a wicked job ... mine are allways half ass .... how is that theatre room coming along in the basement?

everlast
01-12-2008, 01:46 PM
got the first coat of mud all done, but determined that I want to drywall the ceiling instead of drop ceiling in the 'landing area' at the bottom of the stair, which means redoing some electrical and putting on strapping, etc. :/

the e34 went well, except for the one section I was worried about.. the front door. I couldn't really get to apply the POR to both side or even one side well, and it bubbled again. I think I'm going to drill a hole in the back of the door at the front and coat that mother in oil.

everlast
01-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Here's my lists:

e34 to do
fix highway speed wander (with magic or something, since I can't find the problem)
loosen steering box
recheck leaking diff
inspect, record and oil rust spots (that aren't due for repair)
repair sunroof, perhaps headliner. see here
fix fuel consump meter here
krown
OBC computer bulb replacement
remove dash console and replace lights
install rear brake pads / rotors
solder adapter to radio
fix trim pieces on dvd radio
install radio
mount screen?
steam clean interior / trunk
replace cracked shift boot

30 to do
oil inside rockers
locate all rust spots, record them, oil them
POR license lights
remove bezzle and mount gtech pro
acquire / find plug that fits gtech pro
hardwire gtech pro to switched power
fix washer level indicator
remove rims and scrub tar from them
replace muffler.. stebro?
check for vacuum leaks with propane
determine why brake line light is on (suspect rear connector)
install new 1.2watt bulb in headlight switch area
fix / replace headlight switch plastic
investigate shifter knocking sound when cold (guibo?)
examine front rotors for warping
remove risers from seats, use loctite, reinstall
install black door pods
install new fenders, paint fenders, spare trunk & rear wing
solder o2 sensor plug
install wideband o2 sensor
tap thermostat housing
get gm cts and ats
install gm sensors
rewire injector loom
install megasquirt
install high flow injectors
tune
finish notching manifolds
determine if I want to turbo or supercharge (i have both already)


Oh.. and then there are the 2 street bikes, 2 dirt bike and 2 pocket bikes.

aziz
01-12-2008, 02:44 PM
broken cv joint, broken bumper, waiting for parts, driving a rental, sucks.

Eviltwin1
01-12-2008, 03:55 PM
my cousin Ellias put a huuuuge and I mean HUGE Lebanese flag sticker on da' hood of his Acura Vigor.

so when he croozes da beeshe's kno where he from!

ecuconnection
01-12-2008, 04:31 PM
I feel better now :)

328IScreamer
01-12-2008, 05:08 PM
this thread makes me feel a bit better
got a list ahead of me for the summer
fix rust on quarter panel
new hood
tires
trim
mats
new 4 channel amp
arm rest re-wrapped or new on in better condition
then all the other regualr spring stuff like engine shampoo and a crazy detailing job done by myself

Trekz
01-12-2008, 05:58 PM
going to repaint the car and get ride of some surface rust, and make the interior look mint :)

everlast
01-12-2008, 08:54 PM
For all you nerds out there:

http://www.basecamphq.com/

I use the free version to keep "to do" lists and project manage everything I have on the go. Very handy. That way I don't settle in to fix the car and find I forgot to get the parts, or neglect that one thing that I always put off, etc.

chromius
01-13-2008, 02:15 AM
Holy crap Jay...those are some serious lists!:eek:

Myself, this winter the power steering pump grenaded on me, and the driveshaft took a shit. Upcoming for the summer:
Valley pan gasket
CCV
Valve cover gaskets
Shocks
Front lip install
Water pump, Rad, hoses (preventative)

I think that's about it, then it should be perfect until something else breaks.*shiner*

everlast
01-13-2008, 02:17 AM
You should see all the items I've marked as complete!

chromius
01-13-2008, 02:29 AM
You should see all the items I've marked as complete!

haha...I'm amazed you even have time to go to work.:D

Jamil20
01-13-2008, 09:23 AM
Only need a new windshield now to get back to where I was before winter. Also need some new side molding clips, reaim my headlights by taking them apart, and of course, fix my leaking AC condenser round 2. Probably should order the Nylog now.

bmdbley'sBro
01-13-2008, 08:50 PM
ahh the never ending 'to do lists'

on the e36:
-busted pass side wiper sprayer nozzle
-reclamp washer fluid hoses- leaking= no worky
-pass side window dead
-drvrs side window goes in & out -short
-srs light is on - cel goes on & off too -needs scanning

-slight occassional steering wobble (ball joint or cntrl arm bushn)
^ no point cause the potholes are death this year! ^

-rust (minor) on the rear fender archs (both)
-bottom of pass fender pushed in a bit
-install m3 front control arm bushs
-install uuc street tranny mounts
-swap in LSd (probably will need new rear bushs)
-need parking brake (complete+ cable)
-need windshield: cracked below wipers
-need pass fender liner re-installed
-need brake ducts re-installed
-need new fog lights
-refurb & p-coat the style 5's

--

this winter so far i've had the Heat fixed & New Brakes installed..
then i got that Rust hole around my driver side wiper fixed!

chromius
01-14-2008, 09:15 AM
-slight occassional steering wobble (ball joint or cntrl arm bushn)
^ no point cause the potholes are death this year! ^



Tell me about it! They're like craters. I constantly look as though I'm drunk because I'm swerving around them like a madman.:D

ecuconnection
01-14-2008, 11:20 AM
time to switch to concrete roads... maybe???

Nascar318is
01-14-2008, 12:30 PM
Also need some new side molding clips,

I have some clips in my bimmer under 10 feet of snow:) As for me, I need a ummm thing for the front that has a balljoint in it.. and a wheel alignment. Other then that, I reaaallly need a full body job, but I want a house.. so no cash...:(

Philboski
01-14-2008, 12:31 PM
I'll join in here:

-Find my intake leak and fix it (yeah, with my luck, that means I am doing the CCV and the intake manifold gasket. Toss in the valley pan for good measure)
-find the cause of my airbag light and fix it (apparently it's some module or some such under the drivers' seat)
-find and fix that juddery vibration I am getting from my exhaust
-hood release cables
-drivers' seat cushion
-rust on inside of drivers' door (hello, POR-15)
-if I get to it, the right rear regulator
-a solid buffing
-a serious interior cleaning
-deal with my regret for not buying Bilsteins.

Jamil20
01-14-2008, 01:03 PM
-deal with my regret for not buying Bilsteins.

What'd you buy instead of Bilsteins?

Koni? I've heard good things about Konis.

Philboski
01-14-2008, 02:52 PM
What'd you buy instead of Bilsteins?

Koni? I've heard good things about Konis.

I went with stock, which are by no means a bad choice, but I was hoping that they would be a smidge stiffer than they are.

The BavAuto guys dissuaded me because the Bilsteins (HDs) can raise the nose of the car a smidge if you have the sport package.

oldskool3
01-14-2008, 11:22 PM
ahhh the To Do list

Here's the e30 version

-change oil/ filter
-reinstall stock flow matched injectors
-reinstall stock air box with K/N
-adjust valves
-find new 3.73 LSD diff and instal to replace whining 3.73 currently installed
-check for vacum leaks with propane (new trick I discovered on r3v)
-sand down and paint rockers with 3M rock gaurd
-remove and paint bumper surronds
-remove bumper and replace non functioning driver side turn signal
-remove and paint rear spoiler
-remove and paint front spoiler
-reinstall deck that PO shitily installed
-install new day time running lights in euro elipses
-install osrams sitting in my room in euro elipses
-buy new BFG's/ spacers and install enkei mesh that were stolen from Lee (ssshhh)
--buy from Adam and install new IE urethane rear subframe bushings
-wash/ clay bar/ wax e30 and pray paint comes out halfway decent
-replace cracked dash with non-cracked dash in storage
-install racing dynamics rear strut bar sitting in garage
-steam clean carpet
-remove carpet and por 15 floor
-leatherique seats and pray they turn out halfway decent


Future to do list
-find/ buy/ paint/ install new sunroof to replace rusted one
-find/ buy/ paint/ install new fenders to replace rusted ones
-save money for new suspension parts/ m30 parts
-realize I don't have any money for any of these things and conitnue to drive indestructable golf.

I know I am missing a huge list of projects. Eventually I will buy colour matched euro bumps and an alpina replica front spoiler. I also need to have the front subrame welded/ replace for non cracked one and I want an e36 rack but those will probably happen with the m30 swap b/c it will be 2000X easier. Plus I need to run a new hard line from rear brake T junction to the m/c because I don't really trust that crush washer.

Philboski
01-15-2008, 08:22 AM
How does one check for vacuum leaks with propane? I have this vision of rooting around under the hood with a barbecue tank.....:)

carjoe
01-15-2008, 11:35 AM
Gee, I'm not sure if my car needs anything. I might pony up and get the A/C fixed this summer. Otherwise it's been doing well in storage....I started it up over the weekend. Started right away too.

Oh, I think I need a tie rod on the left side but that might be it.

everlast
01-16-2008, 01:32 PM
How does one check for vacuum leaks with propane? I have this vision of rooting around under the hood with a barbecue tank.....:)

Using a small propane torch (the kind you'd solder copper pipe with) you crack the propane but don't ignite it. If the propane gets near a source of vacuum leak, the propane gets pulled into the intake and burned, which caused the revs to bump up.

There is the possibility of blowing yourself up.

Striker
01-16-2008, 01:37 PM
After nearly 2 years waiting, working on everyone else's car, mine is finally next in line :)

Thinking of this engine as a possible swap :D

My list is here :eek: http://bmw.turboready.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=287

Nascar318is
01-16-2008, 01:38 PM
There is the possibility of blowing yourself up.

Film this if you do it! Set the camera on the tri-pod a couple of 100 feet away and zoom in on it, that way the camera won't melt incase you die.*shiner*

chromius
01-16-2008, 01:52 PM
There is the possibility of blowing yourself up.

I love this disclaimer:D

ecuconnection
01-16-2008, 03:17 PM
There is the possibility of blowing yourself up.

On the menu tonight.. a hot dog and ribs with a side of e36

everlast
01-21-2008, 03:57 PM
Hey great news for me. My blower motor stopped working in the e34. I started the car today and absolutely no fan. ^@&#*^@# BLOWER MOTOR likely.

So, I'm going to turn the heat on in the garage and pull the &##^*@ apart tonight. GOD DAMMIT I am getting fed up with these cars. I spend hours wrenching these things to get no heat. WTF.

chromius
01-21-2008, 04:39 PM
Bummer man...I feel your pain.

Could it possibly be just a fuse?

BTW, if you need a hand give me a shout.

bmdoubleya
01-21-2008, 07:54 PM
Hey great news for me. My blower motor stopped working in the e34. I started the car today and absolutely no fan. ^@&#*^@# BLOWER MOTOR likely.

So, I'm going to turn the heat on in the garage and pull the &##^*@ apart tonight. GOD DAMMIT I am getting fed up with these cars. I spend hours wrenching these things to get no heat. WTF.

I just use candles.

ecuconnection
01-21-2008, 08:42 PM
Mine is turning off and on sometimes ... I wonder if mine is on the way out too

carjoe
01-21-2008, 10:29 PM
It's not just these cars...my beater smells like coolant with no visible leaks. Please don't be the heater core!!

bmdbley'sBro
01-22-2008, 11:51 AM
I just use candles.
^He's serious too :D FIX THAT!

Mine is turning off and on sometimes ... I wonder if mine is on the way out too
thats what mine did - started shorting out on-off then just off.

Jamil20
01-22-2008, 12:15 PM
GPS receiver started acting up this weekend. This would be my second one to go in the last 3 months. *mumble*

everlast
01-22-2008, 12:49 PM
Aw, poor you without GPS!!! :D

The blower worked after work. I think the recirc vents are jammed open near the blower. I will have to rip it apart this weekend if I can find time.

Thanks for the offer for help chromius, I may take you up on it though!

oldskool3
01-22-2008, 10:37 PM
Thanks for the offer for help chromius, I may take you up on it though!

I would be down for some winter wrenching to. Let me know if you need an extra set of hands.

ecuconnection
01-22-2008, 10:47 PM
Party in the everlasting garage

everlast
01-23-2008, 10:55 AM
LOL I'll let you guys know.

jeffrie
01-24-2008, 02:11 AM
All s well except the linkage I havn't made yet.
That and come summer time for my "summers" arn't fit for the rain.

ecuconnection
01-24-2008, 11:09 AM
LOL I'll let you guys know.

we can raid your hubcap wall:P

everlast
01-24-2008, 11:16 AM
Lol

Jamil20
01-28-2008, 02:06 PM
I've had a CEL for a couple days. It doesn't seem to be going off. Adam, do you think I could bring it around for a code read?

Of course, now that I posted this it's going to be off the next time I start my car. Law of automotive gremlins.

chromius
01-28-2008, 02:19 PM
Sure thing. The reader is out at my rent's place right now. But next time I'm there I'll pick it up. Probably a bit later in the week.

Jamil20
01-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Ok, cool. Let me know. I hope the light goes off on its own before then. :)

ecuconnection
01-28-2008, 04:41 PM
adam forgot to mention the small fee ... its part of the rite of passage ceremony marking entrance acceptance into our group... I will never forget the first time ... ahhh I remember it like it was yesterday .... after being put in the toilet upside down at timmy ho's and then duck taped to the light post... long story short I should have bought my own reader :P damit!

Nascar318is
01-28-2008, 07:29 PM
And now everyone knows why I don't go to Timmy's!!!

everlast
01-28-2008, 08:02 PM
adam forgot to mention the small fee ... its part of the rite of passage ceremony marking entrance acceptance into our group... I will never forget the first time ... ahhh I remember it like it was yesterday .... after being put in the toilet upside down at timmy ho's and then duck taped to the light post... long story short I should have bought my own reader :P damit!

No, no, you're confused. That was from your gay-ass dancing.

*wiggle* *par-t* *wiggle* *par-t*

ecuconnection
01-28-2008, 08:52 PM
haha my bad!

Jamil20
02-01-2008, 10:03 AM
You pickup your code reader, Adam? :)

chromius
02-01-2008, 10:11 AM
Not yet sorry. I haven't been out there all week. I'll try and head out either tonight or tomorrow.

Nascar318is
02-04-2008, 01:16 PM
Update: Here is my car.*wave*

328IScreamer
02-04-2008, 01:18 PM
holy hell toronto gets alot of snow
i think the only good thing about windsor may be the snow or lack of it in comparision

Nascar318is
02-04-2008, 01:19 PM
holy hell toronto gets alot of snow
i think the only good thing about windsor may be the snow or lack of it in comparision

Not in Toronto... Near Ottawa Actually.

everlast
02-04-2008, 01:51 PM
The street name is aptly appropriate for the condition of your car it seems?

Closed. :D

ecuconnection
02-04-2008, 02:17 PM
lol

ecuconnection
02-04-2008, 09:00 PM
if any of you guys want my e36 mostly trunk parts that include front signals, carpet, and plastic parts... everything for $60 but you have to pick it up

ecuconnection
02-04-2008, 09:01 PM
if any of you guys want my e36 mostly trunk parts that include front signals, carpet, and plastic parts... everything for $60 but you have to pick it up