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M3cosmos95 Sun, Mar-30-2008 02:00:56 AM

M3cosmos95 - An epic build
 
In may 2006 I bought my beautiful Cosmos Black 1995 BMW M3 after my first year of college. My goal was to learn how to build and work on cars...I think that I have completed my goal:roll:

The first picture i took after i bought my M3:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...08061939-1.jpg


Soon after that I was in a fairly bad accident...it was only later that i realized the PO had mounted the directional tires backwards!:taser:

The day after the accident I drove it to the body shop and got a very quick fix that wasn't very good.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00218.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00217.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00220.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00219.jpg

After I got it back I bought a cheap polyurethane bumper off of ebay for 100 bucks...it was shitty, but it did the job.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00229.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00228.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00227.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00232.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00231.jpg

The first photo shoot after my M was half fixed with a primer bumper and door:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00236.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00233.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00244.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00243.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00240.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...DSC00236-1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00237.jpg

M3cosmos95 Sun, Mar-30-2008 02:01:30 AM

Rebuilding the top half of the motor!
The major things to not here are the Sunbelt Sport Cams and the 96+ valve retainers! the head was fully disassembled and cleaned. It was also inspected and repaired where ever necessary(which wasn't much at all). Basically everything was replaced with a brand new part.:dance:

The strip down:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0910.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0909.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0908.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0904.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0903.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0902.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0901.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0900.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0899.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0898.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0897.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0896.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0895.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...CRW_0894-1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0893.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/CRW_0892.jpg

then it took two weeks to get my head back and I reassembled the parts
Here are some pics of reassembly...at a later date lol

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00699.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00696.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00695.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00698.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00697.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00700.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00701.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00702.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00703.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00704.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00690.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00693.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00691.jpg





Suspension upgrade!
koni adjustables with H&R race springs...along with some other goodies!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00377.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00376.jpg

M3cosmos95 Sun, Mar-30-2008 02:02:10 AM

Supercharger install time!!!!

The kit is an Active Autowerkes C-30 kit and they don't sell it for the M3 anymore...i had bad timing lol.
The entire thing took about 2 days and that was fairly spread out.

DAY 1:
Tear down
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00450.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00451.jpg

installing SC
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00454.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00452.jpg



supercharger just installed
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00458.jpg

The intake piping is installed wrong but i fixed it later lol
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00469.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00468.jpg

rough placement of the intercooler
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00467.jpg

supercharger traction oil tank
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00466.jpg

traction oil tank
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00463.jpg

running the traction oil lines
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00465.jpg

traction oil cooler
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00464.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00462.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00461.jpg

oil cooler
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00460.jpg

top of oil cooler
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00459.jpg


injectors installed...time for the DME
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00471.jpg

Taking out the DME
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00472.jpg

My cars DME
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00473.jpg


DAY 2:
Still installed wrong but thats alright it ran fine!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00475.jpg

full engine bay
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00476.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00479.jpg

supercharger
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00478.jpg

charcoal filter
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00480.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00481.jpg

MMMMM:drool: front mount!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00482.jpg

Intake piping installed correctly!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00491.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00490.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00489.jpg


FIRST DRIVE:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00488.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00487.jpg

The ///M3 next to my friend Brandon's SR20 powered 240sx
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00485.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00484.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00483.jpg


Photo shoot time!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00533.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00527.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00517.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3179.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3163.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3150.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3145.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3144.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3141.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/IMG_3140.jpg

M3cosmos95 Sun, Mar-30-2008 02:16:41 AM

Finally all the body damage and paint damage from my accident is finally repaired!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx8.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx7.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx6.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx5.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx4.jpg

Finally New Paint!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx3.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...hmentaspx1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...mentaspx-1.jpg

Then off to another photo shoot!

Nice dirty engine bay!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00640.jpg

No More Primer!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00636.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00629.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00625.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00627.jpg

Can you tell it was in an accident?
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00621.jpg

ooooo sun set!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00616.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00611.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00609.jpg

After I got the car back to Florida!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00647.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00649.jpg

Then two weeks later...disaster strikes!
traction oil mixed with belt dust
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00664.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00661.jpg

The leak
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00660.jpg

The leak close up
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00654.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00653.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00652.jpg

And a video of what it shouldn't sound like!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...h_MOV00651.jpg


And Now It's Fixed!:woohoo:
Before
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00665.jpg

And after!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00666.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...DSC00706-1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...DSC00707-1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00795.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00733.jpg

Mmmm:drool: the M at sunset!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00997.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00980.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00967.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00958.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/DSC00993.jpg

Added an OEM High Arch Wing and a new trunk!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...trunk00006.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...trunk00007.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...trunk00012.jpg

Added a new Alpine head unit!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/100_1827.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1656.jpg

M3cosmos95 Sun, Mar-30-2008 06:00:54 AM

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1658.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1662.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1666.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1611.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1638.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1639.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1648.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1653.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1571.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...8/100_1551.jpg

Some recent pics:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...100_1959-1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/100_2000.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/100_2002.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...F/100_1984.jpg

Full list of parts that have gone into my M3

PERFORMANCE PARTS:
rebuilt head using all new parts(i did the work myself)
Sunbelt sport cams
AA C30-94 Super charger kit
VAC .80" head gasket
Koni adjustable shocks
H&R race springs
X-brace
Rotora slotted rotors
Dinan exhaust
Rouge Engineering RSM's
Rouge Engineering Tranny Mounts
BimmerWorld Performance engine mounts
Z3 reinforcement plates
PWR aluminum radiator
stewart high performance water pump
Euro HFM
Turner Adjustable Rear Control
DINAN air intake
Boost gauge
AA track pipe
LeatherZ weighted shift knob
Powerflex RTAB
RTAB reinforcement plates

OEM REPLACEMENT PARTS:
knock sensors
rocker panel
lots and lots of bolts and nuts
Front bumper
twisty side skirt
front lip
spring pads
Guibo
exhaust gaskets
some bushings
repaint
OEM clear corners
engine coolant hoses
overflow hose
expansion tank
fan shroud
engine cover plugs
fog lights
chromium bulbs
center ashtray instead of cup holder
aluminum thermostat housing
thermostat
vanos
secondary timing chain
secondary timing chain tensioner
refurbished head
OEM high arch wing
power steering lines

AUDIO UPGRADES:
Alpine iDA-X100 head unit
MB Quart speakers
Rockford Fosgate Amp

INTERIOR UPGRADES:
VDO Boost/Vac gauge installed in drivers side vent
removed cup holder center tray for ltw style center console with ash tray.

FUTURE INSTALLS:
AEM AFR gauge (in my living room as well)
LeatherZ 3 gauge pod for center consol
DEFI oil pressure and temp gauge
Shorty headers (not sure which brand)
B&B triflow exhaust (my dinan is just too quiet!)
Bosch euro headlights
Some kind of lightweight rims maybe LTW5's
OEM front control arms
Treehouse front control arm bushings
3 spoke steering wheel
custom tune

KnudsonsM3 Sun, Mar-30-2008 07:26:04 AM

Dude good writup.

Post pix once she runnin again:)

And vids.

M3cosmos95 Sun, Mar-30-2008 07:29:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnudsonsM3 (Post 2884577)
Dude good writup.

Post pix once she runnin again:)

And vids.

thanks dude! I will get pics and vids hopefully by the end of the week...if active keeps their word:roll:

FAST98 Mon, Mar-31-2008 05:01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M3cosmos95 (Post 2885205)
thanks dude! I will get pics and vids hopefully by the end of the week...if active keeps their word:roll:

Well lets hope so for yours and thier sake :thumbsup2:

BMWridin89 Mon, Mar-31-2008 05:30:37 PM

Nice write up when are the rims coming?

M3cosmos95 Tue, Apr-01-2008 08:52:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FAST98 (Post 2887075)
Well lets hope so for yours and thier sake :thumbsup2:

haha yea if it takes much longer im gonna drive down to active and demand a new charger!

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWridin89 (Post 2887144)
Nice write up when are the rims coming?

no clue...I don't know what brand i want yet, and i don't have 2 grand to spend on them right now either


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