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Old Tue, Jan-15-2019, 05:16:02 PM   #121
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Default Re: BTB's 2003 Imola Red M3 Slicktop - Ongoing Build

Apparently it does rain in Southern California..

Stripped (almost all of) the autodip vinyl from my wheels last night. Was getting faded and torn up anyway. Also ordered a new OE oil cooler to replace my leaking C&R one.

Upcoming plans for the car are install new oil cooler, get clutch switch coded off (have this physically bypassed but want to code it away), get new tires (probably PS4S), fix rear diffuser fitment, and change the oil in a few k miles. Also need to get it registered and plated in CA.

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Tree sap dripped all over the car this week while parked at a plant, had to clean it up, debug it and wax. Was needing a detail anyway

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Replaced leaking C&R oil cooler with new stock one. Having my own garage is a dream come true





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Bimmian phone holder. The little things make all the difference

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Changed my oil last weekend, just got my Blackstone analysis results in which were positive.

I'm attributing the higher copper/lead from earlier changes to my starting issue-- ignition circuit wasn't working right so quite a bit of time was spent turning the engine over with no firing to troubleshoot, which I suspect isn't great for the bottom end. Glad to see rod bearings don't appear to an immediate concern on my 100k engine.

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