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Posts Tagged ‘M3

17
Jan
11

M Power: Resistance is Futile

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13
Oct
10

Creem3

09
May
10

Project KP30: M3 This – Thermostat Housing

Well, the old housing was well and truly warped beyond ever standing any chance of getting it to seal.  I gave it 4 goes, used sealant, hand flatted it on a machined surface, checked it with engineering blue…I was ready to throw it in the bin.  So I did.  Luckily, I had another 90 degree housing off a later KP and, with a little modification and a new top hose, it fitted pretty well.  I think it looks neater and it takes the load of the rocking engine better too.  I don’t really care about that though…I’m just glad it holds coolant!

07
May
10

They Make Joy. I Make Steam.

BMW spent millions developing the E46 M3.  I threw a slightly bigger, tuned engine into a 34-year-old shopping car.   As a result, when racing said M3 though a series of roundabouts, all my coolant fell out.

Turns out the thermostat housing is warped from, I’m guessing, attempts to weld it, so it blew the gasket at about 7000rpm in 3rd.  It sprayed coolant all over the screen and left a pretty impressive trail of steam behind me; the main point is I only lost a car length on him before slinking off down a side road to boil in shame…so technically I won*

*I did not win.

02
Aug
09

Just 3 pics…

23
Apr
09

Car Park Car Show

I headed over to a local bike meet (check out my post on RSM for more info) this week and met up with my mate Topi. Topi rolls a bad-ass 86 daily drifter. Seriously, this thing gets DOWN.

Another guy Jack knows randomly was in the same car park as us. This was good news as he drives a sweet E36 M3 slammed over some BBS splitties.

I have some awesome pics of the evenings industrial estate terrorism….. but, I probably shouldn’t post them here Ha Ha. All you need to know is: Corollas rule, Topi can pedal one like a hero and out of town industrial developments are our playground.

04
Oct
08

2002; A Pace Odyssey

-Group 2 flares and Splitter

-2.5L S14 swap w/ carbon airbox

-Stack dash system

-Hewland 6-sp race gearbox

-Porsche Brembo brakes

-Magnesium BBS wheels

– 311BHP

Spotted on CR.Net, tracked down to www.autoholic.de