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Old Sat, Sep-29-2018, 08:48:26 PM   #441
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What roof rack/basket set up are you using? Is it time consuming to take it off at track?
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Old Sat, Sep-29-2018, 09:52:28 PM   #442
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Just basic crossbars and a Yakima cargo rack. Comes off with just four screws, super easy and fast, although a second set of hands is nice. Holds two spares easy.

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Not M3 related, but I've been on the hunt for a new daily as the Fiesta ST is just too small now that we have a kid. The passenger seat is almost useless with the car seat in behind it, so more room is needed. I considered a few different cars but ultimately thought that another e46 would do just fine. It took some time, but a nice touring popped up that was within a decent distance and it passed my inspection. In fact, it had a two inch thick folder of all the maintenance that was done and it was nearly 100% done at the dealership.

I closed the deal last weekend, but my wife was able to take me up to pick it up yesterday.











It's in great shape aside from a few small things I want to take care of.

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Old Sat, Jan-26-2019, 02:16:34 PM   #444
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The first round of work on the wagon will start soon, parts are officially on the way. Good thing our UPS guy likes me, it's a few hundred bucks worth and a bunch of heavy fluids. First up will be some basic items, then I'll move onto some cosmetic things I want to fix (repair/replace the A and B pillars, new mats, do something about the interior trim, remove the roof rails).
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Old Sun, Feb-17-2019, 05:36:13 PM   #445
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M3 is just sitting on a trickle charger, but the wagon got a bit of love yesterday. Oil and filter change, engine air and cabin air filter, corner light replaced, new diff fluid and plugs. Also yanked off the old rusty lug bolts and threw on a set I had from the M3. Tags and registration finally came through too, so it's good go.
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Will the wagon be lowered with new wheels?
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Nah, it'll stay stock, other than a winter set at some point.
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Track schedule for the year is nearly set.

25-26 May - Shenandoah (Trackdaze)
8-9 June - Summit main (NASA)
29-30 June - Summit main (Trackdaze)
12-13 Aug - VIR (Trackdaze) - tentative on this one, VIR in August is boiling hot
14-15 Sep - Dominion (NASA)
5-6 Oct - Shenandoah (Trackdaze)
26-27 Oct - VIR (NASA)

Should be able to get in the spring oil change for the M3 this weekend, along with some work on the wagon. Also have someone coming to look at the Fiesta, so hopefully that sells.
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Managed to get a few things done over the past 3 days. The M3 got it's spring oil change along with a new VANOS filter and o-rings. Nothing too exciting but glad to get it done.



In ongoing work on my Bronco, I'd decided I'd had enough of working around the exhaust,so I start the removal process. It was going to be replaced anyways. Looks like an easy job, but nothings easy on that rust-mobile. At least getting to the trans lines will be easier.



I started the cooling system project on the wagon. All the old junk is out, but waiting on new pulleys before putting the rest back in. I should have ordered them from the start but it slipped my mind. Since it's just sitting on stands for now I took care of the spark plugs tonight.
Some parts of the cooling system were pretty nasty, especially the hoses and expansion tank.











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The new pulleys arrived and I was able to get them installed. Also threw in the expansion tank, hoses and belts. I'm also replacing the FCABs, so I removed the old ones, then decided I may as well do motor mounts while I'm in there. Mounts should be in this weekend, so a bit more work to do before shes back on the road.

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