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Old 10-09-2019, 10:55 PM
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Come on OB,

No pressure but if you get over here we can run across the Empty Quarter like a combination of The Last Chase and Gumball Rally...

I will even bring a pork sandwich and liquid refreshments!!!

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Old 10-10-2019, 08:34 AM
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Yes sir. Running 2 Norma M30 LMP3 cars. Come by if you are here.
I'm there from tonight, through Saturday. Work/collaboration thing with Porsche on data collection. Will try and track you down.
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Spent about an hour replacing the driver/passenger window regulator. Motor was fine. Spent another hour removing the duck tape residue used to hold the window up for the past couple of months. The part off ebay fit/$19., but the top attachment bolt was too long and had to carefully squeeze between the glass and door frame. But it's done. Now, on to why I was low on antifreeze in OF bottle and finding replacement ClimateCM.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:29 PM
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Come on OB,

No pressure but if you get over here we can run across the Empty Quarter like a combination of The Last Chase and Gumball Rally...

I will even bring a pork sandwich and liquid refreshments!!!

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I'm there from tonight, through Saturday. Work/collaboration thing with Porsche on data collection. Will try and track you down.
Qualified on the pole for tomorrow's race.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:44 PM
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Qualified on the pole for tomorrow's race.
Congrats OB. Hope you're on the way to another podium finish.


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Old 10-10-2019, 07:14 PM
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Qualified on the pole for tomorrow's race.
Congrats

Kohr motorsports (friends) looks to be starting 5th in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

A lot of my friends are actually at VIR this week for the SCCA National championships
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:01 PM
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Haven't done much on our X5 lately other than an oil change and a new set of Pirelli all season tires. I did however repair some light rust on my e39, here's the vid:

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Old 10-11-2019, 08:35 PM
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Congrats OB. Hope you're on the way to another podium finish.
Led the entire race and driver made a mistake on the last caution and shuffled back to 4th. All in all a good season and finished 2nd in the 2019 IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship

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Kohr motorsports (friends) looks to be starting 5th in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

A lot of my friends are actually at VIR this week for the SCCA National championships
The Nationals are HUGE. I ran the Nationals at Indianapolis a couple of years ago. I had a few customers there this week too. A busy week for sure.
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Just finished an in-car head gasket job, This is my third M54 head gasket replacement.

About a month ago, I bought an ‘05 3.0i Silver on black that had overheated.
120k miles but in otherwise good shape with some maintenance done and 20-inch wheels

I have a spare M54 engine ready to go, but since access is so good in a 6cyl X5, and because engine removal requires replacement of front shafts and swapping oil pans, I decided to do the head gasket with engine in car. I used an engine hoist to lift/ reinstall head and exhaust manifolds together. I never even had to put the X5 on jack stands to access the exhaust down-pipe. I do have the dual vanos timing tools and an M54 time-sert kit (#1090)

I disconnected exhaust down-pipe, pulled the head with exhaust manifold, cleaned and time-serted block (taped it first), and installed a refurbished M54 head that I had bought years ago.

I then installed cams and lifters, re-timed engine, rebuilt and installed vanos unit, replaced hard water pipes & OFHG and flushed out the coolant-mixed oil as best I could.

I pressure tested the cooling system before installing the intake manifold
- using a gutted thermostat housing (new tool for me) and with 15 psi from a compressor through a bleeder screw threaded adapter.
- I am GLAD I did because the aftermarket upper water pipe leaked. I had a lightly used OEM water pipe (’16 date code ) and used that. No more leak.
- I was able to do this without plugging in any electrical connectors /battery and before installing intake manifold with new gaskets and CCV.

Before attempting a start, I pulled fuel pump fuse (#47 in glove box), and disconnected all 6 coils to prevent fuel and spark. Then I turned the engine over 8-10 revs to get the oil flowing. I then connected everything back up, primed the fuel supply, and it fired right up and settled into a nice idle. No SES codes !

I did have a 4x4 code, which I was able to clear by turning steering wheel lock to lock.

While the engine sounded good, it did have a minor lifter tick that eventually went away.
I then drove it 20 miles to my house with cluster test #7 unlocked showing exact coolant temp on the cluster. No overheating. Back at the house I replaced the passenger side drive shaft due to a torn CV boot.

I now have the car insured, registered and inspected. I need to solve a rain water leak in the passenger side footwell (likely vapor barrier), fix the hood release cable, remove the silly DVD headrests and replace with stock. I need to do a cooling system as well, but wanted to to wait until it was running. I also want to look at rear brake lines under the plastic cover and replace brake hoses all around.
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:47 AM
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My indy came out of retirement and serviced both the 4.8is and the 4.4 today. new oil and filters etc. Reset engine adaptions and transfer case adaptions.

Swapped out the plastic gear to and new oil to the transfer case on the 4.8is. Big difference to the smoothness of the drive line... only down side is we found the cause of the drive line whine on throttle over run.... transfer case bearings are on the way out.... bugger...

Found the power steering leak on the 4.4. Gotta order in a new line and get some extra o rings for the vacuum pump and vanos solenoids then no more leaks....

Both driving much better. Worked out that with 4.8is off the road so much have only done around 2000km over the last 11 months....
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