Jammy111’s Laguna Seca E46 M3

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  1. 4 Sep 2020 at 5:10 PM #61
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    Nice work on this build :D
    Looks like you’ve caught rust spots quite early on.
    The chrome grills look tons better. I would personally change to chrome side vents too :)
     
  2. 4 Sep 2020 at 6:38 PM #62
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    chromes side grills are on mate - not convinced on the look with the black wheels back on, but I think once the silvers are back in place they’ll look smart.
     
  3. 6 Sep 2020 at 7:50 PM #63
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    Really nice build, is it the 14th you are at Croft?
     
  4. 6 Sep 2020 at 8:11 PM #64
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    Yup :)
     
  5. 6 Sep 2020 at 8:13 PM #65
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    Spot on, I will be there in another m3 (silver grey one). Will pop over and say hello at some point.
     
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  6. 10 Sep 2020 at 11:44 PM #66
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    Final job done pre croft. Some fresh oil (no idea when previous owner last changed it), a new oil filter and a braided Vanos line (cos why not). Took advantage of an eBay code buying the lot so only £80 or so all in for parts.

    Vanos line was a right PITA to swap. Would be much faster second time round, but figuring out the right tool combo and attack angles on the lower banjo bolt and the retaining clip took a while. Also managed to ping a copper crush washer off into engine bay oblivion so need to get my hands in another one to swap in at some point (an old one is working fine but ocd will prevail).

    First time using Fuchs oil - may be placebo but engine seems to be running a bit smoother (I’m also thinking it’s running cooler looking at the temp dial, but that makes no sense).

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  7. 11 Sep 2020 at 9:55 AM #67
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    I've been tempted to use Fuchs myself as I hear nothing but good things about it.

    Would be good to know how you get on long-term.
     
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  8. 11 Sep 2020 at 11:50 AM #68
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    lovely work .. im a page behind so have been looking at the refresh/rust treatment!
     
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  9. 11 Sep 2020 at 7:28 PM #69
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    I'm very happy with Fuchs. It's the only oil my fiancés Mk5 GTI seems to like when doing trackdays.

    I've it in my E46 now too and completely fresh engine so will keep an eye on how oil samples go and how clean the cams and head stays :)



    Lovely work on the car!

    I've seen a good few M3s now with rusty drain holes. Had to replace have the footwell on one car.

    My own then were starting to get a small bit rusty but I resolved it by my cage floor plates bolting through and connecting to the V-brace underneath :p

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  10. 11 Sep 2020 at 7:41 PM #70
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    One way of doing it :) - is that not a right PITA to remove/bolt up whenever you want the v-brace off?
     
  11. 13 Sep 2020 at 12:55 PM #71
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    No, it's only two extra nuts instead of the normal three bolts.

    If anything it makes it easier as can use the studs I have coming out of the floor to line it up easier than using the original bolts.

    The studs are welded into the boss I have in the floor and cage foot plate so there's no need for holding a bolt on the other side which would be a right pain alright.
     
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    So Croft yesterday was brilliant. Had a full day with my mate swapping turns. Car was faultless all day at track and it got quite a punishment as it was a warm day and it didn’t get much of a break.

    Best I managed was a 1.46 on Cup2s, mate went 1.44 but theres plenty more time left in the car for a good driver. I’d say I’m average at best :muttley:

    ill get some photos up once they’re released but for now here’s a vid of me following a mini (I find it’s sometimes nice to follow slower cars to make you feel fast, haha)

     
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    Last one from Croft - this is near as dammit my quickest lap of the day. As I said before there’s plenty left in the car, particularly under braking and also in some of the chicanes where I think it’ll be capable of going flat.

     
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    ive been communicating with Ben @ Hack Engineering about a potential oil issue from the track day. the yellow warning light flashed up on the way home, and there's a chance the engine might have been consuming a bit too much oil. anyway long story short Hack's customer service is bl**dy fantastic - Ben has taken a look at some photos of various bits gratis and suggested I change the oil separator under the engine cover as it appeared the engine might have been breathing a bit heavily (and hence consuming oil).

    so, a quick order from from forum sponsor Rybrook bmw and it was time to get the spanners out this afternoon. really simple job to pull out the pollen filter housing, remove the crankcase vent and then undo the 10mm bolts holding on both the black engine cover and the oil separator. then I put a bit of engine oil on the new seals of the separator to get everything to seat properly and then it was a simple case of pushing in the new oil separator and bolting everything back together.

    the old oil separator is the original (I can tell form date stamps) so hopefully this new one will sort out any oil consumption issue. will keep tabs on it on the next day but I don't think its an issue. I think I caused it by only refilling the oil to the halfway mark on the oil change and then being too hasty to take a reading when I pulled over after the warning light went off - next time it'll be filled right up to the top mark.

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  16. 25 Sep 2020 at 8:02 PM #76
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    Good call replacing it

    Btw how much was it?
     
  17. 26 Sep 2020 at 8:54 AM #77
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    £45 or so for the separator and the o-ring
     

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