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      06-06-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Jackp0t's CMS 135i progession thread transition to the first of its kind Widebody

Im creating this thread to keep track on the progress on the car aka money pit

Picked this up on April 12,2015
2008 BMW 135i Cashmere Silver 6MT, M sport package
100k km / 62k mi

April 12, 2015










June 6,2015







Current Mods:
- Cobb AP (Stage 1)
- Berk Race exhaust
- ACT performance clutch (rated for 456 ft/lbs - pretty stiff.lol)
- AFE Intake
- BMS oil catch can
- BMS clutch stop

- Meganracing Euro street coilover

- BMW performance Kidney grille, mirror, spoiler, pedals
- Lux angel eyes
- Custom splitters (front and side)
- Rieger rear diffuser
- Blackline LCI tails


Future mods (winter project)
- 1M front end conversion
- Rear fender flare (n5)
- wider wheels ofcourse
- Downpipes
- Intercooler

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      06-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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Went ahead and started my first diy on the 135
Prior to getting started i had no clue on the majority of the components
I recognized the alternator, turbos and intake thats it .lol



The dealer wanted 1k to fix the problem w/ the parts only costing 30$. No thanks bmw



Thank you 1addicts.com!
N54 Oil Filter Housing gasket replacement DIY

3 hours later



Had to pull the Intake manifold to access one of the bolt holding the oil filter housing. why bmw WHY
Opted to stop and just clean the motor from oil residue

to be continued..

On the plus side I know most of the stuff in the bay now:toot:

Finally was able to finish the 135 today after catching the flu on monday then a fever after 2 days (what a shitty start on my week haha)

sorry for the blurry pic i guess im still recuperating.lol


After doing the the Oil filter housing gasket I went ahead and replaced the oil cooler gasket


First fuck up on the car ripped a vacuum hose luckily i had alot of spare parts (im a hoarder that way.lol)


This time around putting it back is a breeze :notbad:
First time air bleeding coolant w/ an electrical waterpump


SUCCESS!


Then i realized the last owner didn't put oil on the air filter so i went ahead and did that


started de-chroming the car



While waiting for the filter to dry i looked up the spark plug interval and its suppose to be at 47k miles so i said what the hell close enough.

I caught break on this one dealer wanted 25 a pop per spark plugs luckily lordco carry the OEM plugs and i got a sweet discount on it :fuckyea:
And of course it needs a special spark plug socket tool :rukidding:


Ideally you would wanna do compression test before you buy the car to see if the motor is healthy but it didnt allow me at that time of the sale and i took a gamble!

and the results are....


A consistent 170 psi! now i can say it was a good buy .lol
I was very nervous when i was doing the test because of my experience with the nsx. Out of 4 nsx(S) that i saw 3 of them had a bad compression test :heckno:

Usually after doing and finishing the job i hate putting it back together but today was an exception i was still riding high on the good compression result .haha


With maintenance out of the way time to mod!!
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      06-06-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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With maintenance out the way

The fun DIY (as i call it) begins :fullofwin:

Got the splitters from fmxomar


started with the easiest lol
re-badge




Failed on the spoiler didnt fully bond needs a redo


started with the sides




the front



results



for extra support i feel the need of adding splitters rods

playing around with the placement




Im pretty happy with the results!
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      06-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #4
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Finally got to do the coilover job on the e82 it took me forever (roughly 6-7 hours) mainly because of stupid mishaps :fuuuuu:



mishap #1
[spoiler]
The coils i bought from offwithYOhead was a used item with only 7k miles but unfortunately the thread were damage on the rear shocks lower mount (cross threaded)


Talk to the seller got a partial refund to order the damage parts
But its backordered so i went ahead and re-tap the thread


[/spoiler]

mishap #2
[spoiler] Washer missing on the rear coils luckily i hoard some parts lol


hole modified
[/spoiler]

Can finally start lol
Started in the rear it was easy only have to remove 2 bolts underneath and one nut at the top




The part i hated to do was removing the trunk trim


Made a hole so i dont have to the remove the trim for next time and also easy access when i want to adjust stiffness on the shocks


Of to the front
I was taught that when working on something new and unfamiliar (suspension/brakes) always work and finish the one side first before starting on the other side. That way you can copy and compare that you did it properly . That lesson served me well in this situation being as there were so many sensors on this car!

The front had more steps but it was manageable

mishap #3
[spoiler]
Needed a special tool to spread the knuckle to access the shock

I couldnt wait one week and let the car hang loose on the jack stands so i just made my own :toot:
[/spoiler]




ALL done!




Opted to adjust the height added some anti sieze on the threads


NOW adjusting the rear really tested my patience big time lmao
It was so tight that i couldnt adjust the height
So i removed the big bolt on the lower control arm and the nut at the top( good thing i made that hole lol ) to have some slack .

Only had the left rear to do at this point and i thought it was gonna be smooth sailing WRONG...

mishap #4 the very last and the worst
[spoiler]
While removing the nut at the top of the shock tower it somehow fell in to a hell hole!


the 17mm nut , big ass washer , and the 17mm socket is now stuck on the wheel well with only that small access hole :rukidding: why bmw WHY


I was able to fish out the nut and socket via a magnet but the washer is bigger than the access hole. Only way out is through the top which the magnet couldn't handle.
I was finally able to pull it out via steel wire after



patient was the key! but that was a brutal 2-3 hours not fun at all.hah [/spoiler]

And this would never be complete with out some battle scar .lol
[spoiler][/spoiler]

Even with all the mishaps the finish product was worth it.



Im very happy with the results!
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      06-06-2015, 10:59 PM   #5
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Wow, crazy DIY stuff here... good job dealing with all that bs!
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      06-06-2015, 11:44 PM   #6
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Raised the height on the front
Had to stack two by four's together (ghetto styles.lol) to access the jack point in the middle



Anti sieze worked well coil perch turn smoothly


Fun mod :fullofwin:




Didnt understand the german instruction and was left with 3 scews i couldnt figure out where to put :lawl:





Very happy on how they look now just waiting for the LCI tails to complete it!
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      06-06-2015, 11:48 PM   #7
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Sourced a legit black kidney grille's
Like with anything 2nd time around was a breeze no need for diy. haha


before dipped oem



after bmw performance


Installed a subtle spoiler for now.


I notice the clutch in the bmw is so deep and the engagement is up high but thanks to BMS/Burgertuning for creating a solution

Clutch stop they call it
oem vs bms


I couldn't believe this small thing could make the drive even better!
It definitely help me get used to the stiff racing clutch on this car. Hopefully no more stalling:lawl:

and playing around with the cobb tune testing out linear throttle and stock throttle
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      06-06-2015, 11:50 PM   #8
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Wow, crazy DIY stuff here... good job dealing with all that bs!
Thanks man! In spite the the mishaps i love working on the car specially doing mods!
The garage is like my sanctuary . haha
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      06-07-2015, 12:10 AM   #9
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With my knowledge with this car being only less 2 months old thanks to this forum im ever so learning everyday! Thanks 1addicts!

The car is a direct injection which can lead to carbon build up in the intake valves. I plan to do the walnut blasting but i wanted to enjoy the summer first before i take it apart! So I picked up a BMS OCC to possible stop/reduce the carbon build up



Plastic pile


Plastic cover has to be modified




Catch can is stealthy!


Added wheel spacers 15mm front 10mm rear


Almost ready for Car insurance
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      06-07-2015, 12:15 AM   #10
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And after waiting exactly 1 month the lci tails finally arrived






Best mod so far!


Now it bumped up to the 2012 trim :troll:
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      06-07-2015, 12:25 AM   #11
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After a month of tickering doing maintenance and mods I finally got to enjoy the car!




together with my honda bucket

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      06-07-2015, 12:33 AM   #12
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Saw the bov mod at the DIY section and i said why the hell not.lol






Itll do for now!
Inside the car i can barely hear it since i have the berk race exhaust its just perfect not to annoying.haha

Since i removed the cowl i mine aswell check the OCC to see if theres any blow by
After 500km its squeaky clean
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      06-07-2015, 12:52 AM   #13
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It looks like i came in the right time when i picked up a 1 series


Im currently waiting on project jayden for more info on the fenders before i pull the trigger!

Depending on how the reliability of the mechanical side of things . IF theres no major problems that will occur I will start the wide fender mod this winter together with the 1M bumper and fender


With that plan in mind it would be pointless to buyaftermarket wheels now to fit on the stock fenders

So i went ahead and plasti dip the Msport wheels in anthracite grey


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      06-07-2015, 03:37 PM   #14
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Holy smokes beautiful build. Cashmere is such a gorgeous color!
Can I ask where you got the side skirt extensions from and the price?
The only ones I find are for the 1M.
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      06-07-2015, 04:43 PM   #15
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Awesome modding .
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      06-08-2015, 02:22 AM   #16
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Holy smokes beautiful build. Cashmere is such a gorgeous color!
Can I ask where you got the side skirt extensions from and the price?
The only ones I find are for the 1M.
Thanks . It wasnt my first choice of color but it grew on me !
I got it from a fellow member fmxomar his FS thread should be in the Forsale section

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Awesome modding .
Thank you!
I plan to DIY as much as im able to
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      06-08-2015, 12:33 PM   #17
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Hey bro car looks awesome !! i just wanted to say thank you for taking nice documentation of your installation pics with the splitters i think this will be helpful for some other members

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nice man! nice
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      06-08-2015, 03:16 PM   #19
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All I can say is WOW what a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing you adventure with us.
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      06-08-2015, 03:41 PM   #20
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Very nice build thread and modifications. The car looks stunning! Good job on doing all the modifications yourself.
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      06-08-2015, 07:23 PM   #21
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Wow, I had no clue that there was such a similar car (modification-wise) to mine out there.

Looks good!
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