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Pingu's M Roadster

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by Pingu, May 7, 2017.

  1. Pingu

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    2017 stuff added.
     
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    can you set that 2017 stuff on fire????? :ymdevil:
     
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    I tried. Flame tested with a propane burner and it didn't even singe.
     
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    -----------Summer 2017----------------

    Crankcase ventilation hoses - £31.74
    Aluminium (for intake cooling & shielding) - £21.58

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    Loft insulation (for intake cooling) - £0
    (I've tested it - and I can't set it on fire!!!)

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    Stainless steel mesh to keep loft insulation in place around MAF-to-Plenum elbow - £4.99
    Gold heat tape (for intake cooling) - £19.58
    (I can't set the gold tape on fire, either!!)

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    -----------Winter 2017/2018-----------

    Exhaust modifications...
    Made straight through muffler using 304 Stainless Steel
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    Rear exhaust section with a bypass valve fitted...
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    and fitted to the car...
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    Total cost for the stainless steel tubing, argon gas and stainless welding wire was around £100.
    Bypass valve and switch was around £35.

    Oil & Filter Change - £50
    Antifreeze Replaced - £30
    Auxiliary Belt Tensioner - £22
    Idler Pulley - £10
    Guide Pulley - £12
    2x Copper Nuts for Exhaust Manifold - £12
    Rocker Cover Gasket - £13
    OEM Air Filter - £6
    Simota Air Filter + Cleaning Kit - £45 (Rolling Road proved that it is a waste of money)
    Water Pump - £28

    -----------Summer 2018----------------

    Hose for Emissions Pump - £4
    Lots of time spent on 3D printing new MAF screen (https://zroadster.org/threads/maf-screens-removal.24222/) - £10

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    Still to do (with estimated prices)...

    Replace oil cooler o-rings - £5
    Connect tweeters and rear speakers - £0
    Investigate connecting plug to the back of the radio - £0
    ---Thread
    Clean and paint front suspension components - £0
    Fit Randy Forbes rear floor strengthening - £410 (already bought)
     
    #25 Pingu, Aug 27, 2018
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  6. Brian H

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    Preventative or is the floor on it way out?
     
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    It was to future proof it, but I don't think that it's needed. I welded my floor back when I first got the car (2010) and it hasn't failed since.

    I seam-welded across the joints between the boot and the floor, rather than the limited number of spot welds that BMW applied :)

    I agree with the guy from Yorkshire that we both know ;), that just chucking lots of metal at the problem isn't the best solution:). That's why it's been on my garage floor gathering dust for the past five years:wideyed:.
     
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    That's an impressive list of jobs Pingu. Whats the exhaust valve do? Open up that branch of the exhaust? How is the noise?

    I didn't know you had contributed to the Forbes retirement fund :rolleyes: Think your fix should be ok so its a big job to fit for maybe no gain?
     
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    I spotted this on Facebook the other day, another solution I have not seen before B9A56C43-D7EA-471C-81B8-ABA65F877718.png 161E4704-8C5A-4B96-9B24-AA7DA14F9AC0.png .
     
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    He uses it to scare old ladies......
     
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    Holy s***, theres some over kill, saying that if you are tracking your car regularly it may well do the trick
     
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    Yep, this is on an ///M that is a track car.
     
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    Yes, it works as a town-friendly car with the valve closed and as a monster with the valve open. It's perfectly safe because there is a cross-over pipe.

    The comment from some bikes that I passed was "By 'eck, that's jolly loud. old boy", or something like that - I couldn't hear them properly:whistle:

    :banghead:

    I'd consider this as a strut brace, but without the trestle. The downside is the added weight. I'd probably use an aluminium strut. I think that it could be hidden quite easily. The solution that I had in mind is not as good as it would infringe the hood space.

    I'd need to measure the twist in the car to see whether ANYTHING is required and WHERE to spend my effort before I do anything, though.

    I'm starting to think that brake mods are what I will need soon:wideyed:.
     
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