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Old Wed, Sep-25-2019, 11:12:54 PM   #71
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that looks like a pretty decent sound deadening job to me

did you notice any difference having removed it?
I did notice the door is lighter . Besides that, I couldn't tell you if it was louder inside the car after removing the sound deadening from the passenger side.

PO had some MB Quart speakers in the doors, as well as a large subwoofer in the trunk (removed before I bought it), so I guess he was bumping it loud and was vibrating the doors, so he had the sound deadening installed.

Never thought the M3 was a loud car so that is the only reason I can think of for the extra sound deadening all over the car.
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Old Thu, Sep-26-2019, 08:26:21 PM   #72
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the rubbery butyl mats are more for vibration control and consequently better bass response not so much noise reduction. didn't want you thinking the PO did a bad job since it looks to be properly applied.

if you dont care about any of that it might be worth your time stripping all of it out of your car. that stuff weights almost a pound per square foot so there are definitely savings to be had!
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Old Thu, Sep-26-2019, 09:10:16 PM   #73
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Thanks for the insight. I'm not much into the audio stuff but the vibration damping makes sense, given the locations that I'm finding the butyl sheets in.

I'm going remove what I can reach when I can. There's some located in hard to reach areas such as the inside of the door skin and inside the rear quarter panels.

There's some under the rear parcel shelf, which is annoying whenever I load larger items in there. I've had some butyl wipe off on boxes and my backpack.

I know heat makes it soft but tacky. Would cold/dry ice make it easier to remove?
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Old Tue, Oct-01-2019, 08:34:04 AM   #74
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Found an important piece for my next project.

20190930_165604 by Zzyzx85, on Flickr
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Old Sun, Oct-27-2019, 08:07:37 AM   #75
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I was getting a persistent popping sound from the front of my car, usually on large compression and depression (such as going over speed bumps). I also noticed the spherical bearing was very tight, feeling like it was seized, when I was installing the JRZs. It was time to change out the spherical bearings on Ground Control camber plates.

Using an arbor press, some picks, a heat gun, and a properly sized impact socket, I was able to easily remove the old bearings from the camber plates.

Tomorrow, I install the new bearings, which are currently chilling inside my freezer.

20191026_185616 by Zzyzx85, on Flickr

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Old Tue, Oct-29-2019, 04:57:18 PM   #76
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I know heat makes it soft but tacky. Would cold/dry ice make it easier to remove?
sorry i dont have experience removing the stuff. i'd imagine colder rubber butyl would come off easier than when its warmer/pliable though. unfortunately, the higher quality stuff has better/harder to remove adhesives
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Old Sun, Nov-10-2019, 05:40:20 AM   #77
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227500 miles. Decent to-do list of maintenance items. Engine flush, oil change, cabin air filter replacement, wiper blade replacement, brake fluid flush, and tire rotation.

I started off doing an engine flush using Liqui Moly. Round 3 of 5.
20191109_095617 by Zzyzx85, on Flickr

Then, I changed out oil using this alleged counterfeit Amazon oil.
20191109_110530 by Zzyzx85, on Flickr

Forgot to take pictures of the cabin air filter and wiper blade replacement. Not too exciting though.

Next was brake fluid flush. It's been about a year since I've changed out the brakes and flushed the brake fluid. It wasn't too dirty but scheduled maintenance is scheduled.
20191109_121927 by Zzyzx85, on Flickr
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Finally, rotated the tires. Still a decent amount of tread in the center of the tires but the inner shoulders are worn quite a bit due to camber. Thus, I ordered a new set of Continental ExtremeContact Sport. It'll be a few weeks until I can get those installed. Might hold off until these Firestones are done done.
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Old Thu, Nov-14-2019, 07:16:14 AM   #78
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Another piece of the puzzle arrived today.

20191113_171958 by Zzyzx85, on Flickr
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The Kassel MAP kit looks to be very well-made. Can't wait to get it installed.
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