E46 M3 track slag turned around in a day

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  1. 17 Jun 2014 at 10:16 AM #1
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    So Adem and I picked a E46 M3 up bank holiday weekend in Scotland, BMW kindly lent me a new White M5 which made the journey shorter in time.

    She has 54k miles on the clock and all OEM.

    Sunday was our only day to fit intrax, AP's, change brake fluid, strip interior, fit seats, harnesses and geo before bedford on Monday.

    The seats we ordered failed to get delivered on Friday so had to remove the seats out of the E36, drill new holes in the base and fit.

    First removed interior:
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    Then had to fit door cards
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    Had to fit E36 seats :(
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    Didn't have time to fit short shifter.

    Fitted AP's and Intrax
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    Ran out of time to fit new bonnet:
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    Bought some cups off CSL register but rear was flat as a pancake and doesnt hold air so had to make last minute changes on Friday as wanted to arrive and drive on cups and didnt want to use my CSL rims with new cups for a shakedown at bedford.

    Luckily been refurbing these 18's for the last week:
    Before:
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    After some strong acid, **** loads of sanding, and cleaned with fairy liquid:
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    These were supposed to go neon green but didnt have the time so a quick trip to halfords and decided to be gay and go boring black:
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    All rims fit in the back of the car perfectly for when Adem, Gareth and I go to Zaaaaaaannnnddddvort next month.
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    Time was now 3pm and didnt have time for some porridge:
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    Adem took the car to his garage to Geo, but had be someone's body guard at a wedding incase things got out of control, so only managed to Geo the car at 5am monday morning.

    The alternator packed up so took two batteries to track and Ctek charger.

    Car at Bedford:
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    Still got loads to do but that was the best we could do in such a short space of time.

    Car handles well, just need square set up on cups - and solid bushes all round.
     
  2. 17 Jun 2014 at 10:21 AM #2
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  3. 17 Jun 2014 at 11:41 AM #3
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    It has got to be fastest track prepped car in history :muttley:
     
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    Nicely done:eek: I'm sure it was a very busy day; but I'm sure it was fun too:thumbsup:
     
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    Stonking turn-around, nice job.
     
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    Crazy pair! Good luck getting those wheels in the back when you've got a cage :D
     
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    fantastic effort, how was the day ?
     
  8. 17 Jun 2014 at 9:58 PM #8
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    Day went well, i got two sessions, one in damp on slicks and one about 3pm ish in the dry before I got black flagged. Was gutted as all m3s were on track :(

    Car needs square set up and corner weighting after new alternator.

    Then will do snetterton, then Donny then another Bedford.

    I'm happy with her and the outcome after a day.

    Then next up is solid bush, bonnet, Aircon removal, rip out the fog lights.

    This is going to be a quick car. Doesn't handle as well as the Csl at the moment but will do.
     
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    Why did you get black flagged? For running slick in the damp?
     
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    Ha ha!! That session I was on it with my mate in black e46 m3 and we gave it full beans. We normally do 3 laps follow me and 3 laps I follow him. Got reported 4 times on that session for aggressive driving. I honestly can't remember what I done wrong but can image how it might look for other track day goers with us stuck bumper to bumper lap after lap.

    Then the tricked up a3 joined in and it got a bit out of hand.

    I nearly got wiped out on each lap as nobody was using there mirrors.
     
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    Nice work
     
  12. 30 Jun 2014 at 9:10 AM #12
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    So managed to free up some time early Sunday morning to do some more bits.

    The main thing was to put the car on our scales and see what the weight distribution was like after removing the interior.

    We put her on the scales:

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    and she was 1400kg with 3/4 of a tank with not to bad weight distribution. I thought it would be worse.

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    We then started to remove the front end to put in a electric fan and switch, remove aircon and fit new alternator

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    This is what was removed - bar the washer bottle
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    Then when put back together:
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    We then put the car back on the scales and it was 1380kg.

    Car has OEM exhaust and still loads of work to do and bits to fit.

    Jamie managed to refit a cup on my csl rims and a slick tyre that I managed to blister badly last time at bedford.

    Going for a run out at Bedford on the 7th to see how she handles on CUPS before we fit reinforcement plates and new solid bushes.
     
  13. 30 Jun 2014 at 10:12 AM #13
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    Great stuff, I'll be doing this to mine soon.

    What fan did you use out of interest mate? Did you also bin off the pusher fan?

    Cheers.
     
  14. 30 Jun 2014 at 10:45 AM #14
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    Wow, what are the chances of it being dead on 1400kg :muttley:
     
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    Yeah, no pusher fan. Im just waiting for the bloke to get back to me on the fans to make sure he has some more. Just used a 17inch one.

    I need 2 lots of reinforcement plates off you soon.
     
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    Sounds good mate, that's the route I'm going too. Possibly with an uprated rad aswell for good measure. Decent weight saving right up front too with all the aircon and the viscous removed.

    No problem with the plates, just let me know mate.

    Cheers.
     
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    So took car for its 2nd track day ever, after electric fan and switch, oil and water temps were perfect all day, was short shifting at 6k revs as want to ease the old girl into it.

    Ran with sport off by mistake, does it actually make any difference?

    Also told the misses we were going out for the day, she was well chuffed we ended up at Bedford

    Wanted to run my 19 inch csl rims to see how much different the two cars are, my cups were *****ed to begin with and they didn't like the heat on Monday.

    Track felt slower than a few weeks ago, heres a video of the old girl using my bullet cam, was doing 2.46/2.47 all day but couldn't hook up a virtual best of 2.44

    Enjoy:

    Oh, best set up is defo 18 inch square set up on cups, should never of sold them to Lawsy, as front end turn in is far to dodgy on the 19's

    This is my second time at Bedford in the dry, all other times have damp/wet conditions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPr9Ip5Lo8E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPr9Ip5Lo8E
     
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    Credit to you boys, great build in a short time :thumbsup: Bodyguard at a wedding though, what sort of weddings that, East end gangsta boyz ??:muttley:
     

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