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Old 03-31-2011, 06:08 AM   #76
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yes mucho fender flares!

there 16x9. cant wait to get some rubber on them!
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:52 AM   #77
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and mucho body hacking. that's going to look so sweet.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:12 PM   #78
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oh that would be sweet..seriously awesome...put my sticker on your car when youre done hehehe..
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #79
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Yes mucho body hacking as well

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oh that would be sweet..seriously awesome...put my sticker on your car when youre done hehehe..
thanks man! now what can you do for me
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #80
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well I doubt you'll need spacers for this thing haha..
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:35 PM   #81
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Actually, i need a 10mm spacer to clear the fronts with 245's so ill most likely run 10mm all around. still need to test fit when i get the tires though before i pick some up. whats your company? or private?
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:52 PM   #82
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:12 PM   #83
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The engine work begins!
Shawn and i pulled the head off the m50 today to see if we could determine the reason for low compression.

Pulled the Valve cover off, and to our surprise, the head was extremely clean!



Removed the head, cams, and cam trays.





Since the headgasket looked good, we tried a leakdown test to see if the valves weren't seating properly. to test this we pour gasoline over the valves to see if it leaks through.



Turns out the valves on cylinder 5 (the one with low compression) were not seating properly at all as the gas almost instently drained through as we poured it onto them. As it turns out, only cylinder 3 was not leaking through.

This is good news as its an easy fix. just need to lap the valves, throw a new headgasket, head bolts, and valve cover on and she should be good to go!

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(sorry for crappy cell pics. i really need to get a camera)
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:13 AM   #84
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sweeeeeeeeet, I gotta get my M3 out and over to your place asap! I'm probably going to go ahead and order a cooling system overhaul kit from bimmerworld and the UUC exhaust has to go on!
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #85
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Shit son, this is going to be great!
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:02 PM   #86
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sweeeeeeeeet, I gotta get my M3 out and over to your place asap! I'm probably going to go ahead and order a cooling system overhaul kit from bimmerworld and the UUC exhaust has to go on!
Yea man you gotta get on that, its beautiful out!! Sweet! if time permits, we could definitely give you a hand getting her ready.

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Shit son, this is going to be great!
Thanks! getting exciting now. its a huge relief that its nothing major to get the engine going.

Spending the day today cleaning the head and getting here ready. ill get the valves out tomorrow and start lapping them. just gotta order the headgasket and head bolts so i can hopefully get her back together next weekend.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:10 PM   #87
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A bit of an update. Did some cleaning and removed the valves:

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Cleaned the bottom of the valves. there was quite a bit of build up on the exhaust side.



Cam trays:



And everything nice and shiny!



Then removed the valves. VERY time consuming.



Now i have to clean and lap the valves and put it all back together!
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:26 PM   #88
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Lookin' good man! Just don't let Shawn talk you into doing an over-bore. Best get that head back on before you go nuts!

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #89
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haha im not getting sucked into modding this engine!

Just ordered head bolts and a complete head gasket kit, so the goal is to have it all back together next weekend.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #90
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Cleaned all of the valves tonight

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I will start lapping them tomorrow. Still hoping to have it all back together this weekend!
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