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      09-11-2012, 05:19 AM   #45
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Thanks for the compliments guys!

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Nice looking car.

Did the intake make any performance difference or is it just the sound that is better?
Also how much did the intake cost?
To be completely honest I couldn't give you a proper answer in regards to performance benefits as I don't usually push the engine that much... but in saying that it does seem to rev a little more freely than before when you get to 4k rpm and above... I feel it was worth it even if the only benefit was bling and sound though I can finally hear some half decent noise from the engine and boy does it sing!

I'll pm you about the cost and source.

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Nice work.

I want those tail lights myself but that looks like a lot of effort for installation.

I took mine to Philip Island last year and it was a lot of fun, except I have the 6AT which won't hold the gear I want through turns 2&3.
Wasn't that bad to be honest... once you know how to pull the boot trim apart it's pretty smooth sailing from there. Always happy to help so I highly recommend you go for it!

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Oo pretty bmwp intake!!
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Its good to see you improving the car in every way possible, especially factory weak points. I see you have gone for more upmarket/genuine parts such as the BMWP intake and the L.E.D blackline taillights which I love. Are coilovers next?

Keep it up Patrick!
Haha thanks Rob. Don't think I'll touch the suspension for now apart from maybe some select M3 bits but even thats a maybe. Handled itself well on the hillclimb and is more than enough for the daily duties. Plus the car park at uni has speed bumps literally every 10m for all 7 levels.
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      09-11-2012, 05:24 AM   #46
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looking good man!
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      09-11-2012, 05:37 AM   #47
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130 is nicely done mate.

Could you also PM me where you got the perf parts? /costs?
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      09-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #48
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Thanks Suj!

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      09-12-2012, 07:18 AM   #49
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Are you getting the BMW Performance exhaust Pat?
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      10-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #50
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Set aside some time to do some maintenance work on the car with Kenneth (kmli5) today. New spark plugs for Ken and spark plugs plus engine and transmission oil for me.



Spark Plug + Service by J.H. Sohn, on Flickr

Fat wheels+tyres and BMWP exhaust

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Kenneth's engine - coils out.

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My turn!

Spark Plug + Service by J.H. Sohn, on Flickr


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Old plugs removed.

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New plugs installed, coils back in.

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Done! (almost)

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Kenneth doing a final check for any leaks

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We were both really happy with how clean the engine looked (ie. no oil stains etc) and also at the condition of the old plugs. Changing the plugs was surprisingly easy even with the 5th plug from the front being obscured by the chassis bracing that goes from the strut tower to the firewall (at least for me after I watched Kenneth do it first haha). Could easily do it in under an hour provided you have the right tools and you've got someone to help put all the plastic covers and cowlings back in. Car feels even smoother than before under acceleration and definitely has less vibration transmitting through the shifter on idle.

Thanks so much Ken for doing my engine oil and transmission oil change for me This Redline D4 ATF stuff is great - immediately felt slicker through the gears even when cold. VERY happy with everything done today!
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      10-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #51
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Glad you like it and you can feel the difference.
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      10-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #52
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I will have to check out the Redline D4 ATF. My AT has been holding gears a bit too long on occasion and not as smooth as it should be.
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I will have to check out the Redline D4 ATF. My AT has been holding gears a bit too long on occasion and not as smooth as it should be.
Let me know how it goes. I'm thinking I may need to give my 6AT a service... Been feeling that my upshifts in 1st to 3rd gear can be really jerky at times.
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      10-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #54
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It's good to see members taking out the time to help others. You don't see that too often.

Good work guys
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      10-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #55
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It's good to see members taking out the time to help others. You don't see that too often.

Good work guys
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      10-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #56
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This confirms to do the transmission oil when doing my major serviced planned Going to add diff oil change to the list as well. Great to see lots of photos looking good guys.
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good work, any of you guys keen to work on mine?!

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where did you chuck the oil ?
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where did you chuck the oil ?
straight back into the container that I just poured the new oil from, and then head back to the shop and ask for a refund...bought the wrong oil grade sorry mate
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Your turn...? Haha
hahah, nah, for the same money as decent parts for the N52 i got myself an N54.. as much as i'd love the bling of the bmwp intake
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hahah, nah, for the same money as decent parts for the N52 i got myself an N54.. as much as i'd love the bling of the bmwp intake
When did you get an N54 and where?
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hahah, nah, for the same money as decent parts for the N52 i got myself an N54.. as much as i'd love the bling of the bmwp intake
Yeah Kenneth mentioned that yesterday... very interested in how it will turn out. I imagine the wiring is going to be fun haha keep us posted on the progress!
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Wait, what? I swear you look just like my bro...
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Your turn...? Haha
hahah, nah, for the same money as decent parts for the N52 i got myself an N54.. as much as i'd love the bling of the bmwp intake
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