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    Bought the correct size cable yesterday, drilled 2 holes, and now I have what seems to be a solid setup.

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    I'm glad that worked out for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    I'm glad that worked out for you!
    Thanks ! I was surprised honestly how just one changed it. I have yet to drive it as I was working on some other things and I didnt want to put the car back on the ground. I will be ordering a rebuilt steering rack tomorrow which hopefully gets my power steering working again. I can handle the no power, but its getting really old.
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    You know I love this!! if you got to change the rack, maybe its worth putting a purple tag in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benwalsh91 View Post
    You know I love this!! if you got to change the rack, maybe its worth putting a purple tag in there?
    I think I will just be getting another stock one. Going through rackdoctor.net which I think you have to get whatever you will be sending back to them since they need a core which doesnt cost anything but I think you get a lifetime warranty at that point. Its only $250 shipped which is nice as well instead of 500+ for the reman ones everyone else sells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I think I will just be getting another stock one. Going through rackdoctor.net which I think you have to get whatever you will be sending back to them since they need a core which doesnt cost anything but I think you get a lifetime warranty at that point. Its only $250 shipped which is nice as well instead of 500+ for the reman ones everyone else sells.
    shit man! you can get purple tag racks here for like 80.
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    Ready for the most exciting update yet?

    I got a new windshield which only took me like a year. It cracked one day when I jacked the car oddly.

    windshield by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Also over the weekend got my new rack installed. Wasnt too bad to do but I need to pull it back out and re-center it cuz of course I had to mess that up. Everything went back together relatively easy which was nice. Glad I didnt loose any hardware needed when I pulled the whole power steering system out of the car. Ideally I will get all new lines, but nothing is leaking that I can see. Still not happy with the feel, but I think it might be something in the steering shaft where the bearings are that its rusty or something. I really need to drive another one to see how it feels.

    steering rack 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    steering rack 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr


    Also completely forgot I have had the car a year now...I am only 4 days late . Came a long way in 1 year I would say.

    CLEAN 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    bmw1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Next up is a vanos rebuild tho, since I still have a code for the actuator which I have replaced. I am thinking its stuck and not working properly or out of time.
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    I had the alignment shop center my rack for like an extra $50 when they did the alignment. Congrats on the 1 year!


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    Drove it on saturday a little, I always laugh how small I look in the car.

    outside 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    outside 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Rebuilt vanos comes today and tools and such comes tomorrow I think. Not excited to redo it, but I think that will cure my one CEL that I constantly have. PO said it was done, but he could not provide any receipt of this happening or he actually did it and the timing is slightly off.
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    made it to work, back apart tonight again

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    Did the vanos over the weekend....kept asking myself why I didnt just order some cams as well.

    VANOS by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Still have a missfire on cylinder #4. Plugs will go in tonight. I am at a crossroads however...thinking about future plans since the car just sits anyway....
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    Clean yo MAF!
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    Finally its running right, and I finally got 5th gear to work. I never adjusted the stops on the shifter. Little bag is my "glove box" hah

    interior1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Wanted to try this idea out, prolly redo the hood since I made it a little small. When I measured it seemed to make more sense to keep it in the hood lines.

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    Nothing really new to update other than I pulled the Zima off....and stopped driving it again due to steering issues. When its hot outside it steers like crap again, and I have a nasty shimmy that I havent been able to figure out yet. Loosing interest in the car once again since I got rid of my jeep and have a new super reliable daily. One of the local hill climbs is this weekend tho which maybe will get me wanting to actually race it...if I can get it to drive better. Also picked up a boat so the bmw is more house art than anything sitting out front.

    sierra boat by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Are you using the factory power steering reservoir?
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    Great build. I'm buildiing my e36 M3 as well for track and weekend duty. I usually run w PCA guys in the tri state area. Usually NJMC, Poconos, Lime Rock, and Watkins and NY Safety occasionally.
    Maybe i'll see u around.


    BTW what front lips are those?

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    looks good dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    Are you using the factory power steering reservoir?
    Factory res, rebuilt pump, new rebuilt rack, new inner and out tie rods, solid lolipops, basic string alignment after new rack(shimmy on stock wheels and new wheels with proper alignment before)

    Quote Originally Posted by micmicmotorbike View Post
    Great build. I'm buildiing my e36 M3 as well for track and weekend duty. I usually run w PCA guys in the tri state area. Usually NJMC, Poconos, Lime Rock, and Watkins and NY Safety occasionally.
    Maybe i'll see u around.


    BTW what front lips are those?
    hopefully I will get to race it sometime once I have some faith in it. I am running the mkah splitter paired with the bimmerworld lip http://www.bimmerworld.com/MaxVeloci...Spoiler_2.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    looks good dude
    Thanks man !
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    Have you inspected the steering shaft or the shaft bushing? That's where my train of thought is going.
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    I will try and check those out. I know when I had the rack out I didnt really notice anything that looked bent or damaged. Also the steering guibo looked fine.
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    Ordered cheap control arms, lets see what happens. Also going to try and add a little toe out. I hope someday soon my overs finally get shipped, keep asking about them and dont really get answers.
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    Clean whips

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    +1 on the BFH comment. Hammer fixes everything
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    Night shot cuz why not...this was before the new arms

    NIGHT SHOT by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Pulled the arms...well this is what I found. All this damn time I could have had something that drove 10x better. Nothing like being thick headed and not just ordering parts. I should have went E46 arms but I can do that over winter. Both sides were this bad.

    IMG_2175 (1) by minthinrich, on Flickr

    In non stance, race related things. I bought a suit, and gloves. Tried a few on and I am very happy with my choice for the price I paid. I would have loved to get the next step up...but it was expensive. I still need a helmet and shoes but other than that I am good to go. Car needs a few things as well but nothing major at all.

    It sure all got real once I had the suit on and got to sit in my car with it on.

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    One thing yet, and I am good saftey wise. Kinda crazy how the scca rules are. Yesterday I went to probably one of my favorite shops...Stable Energies....and picked up a helmet, head balaclava, socks, shoes, HANS III device, and SFI roll cage padding. I do need to hit the local shop again for the arm restraints but I am good to go. I know another super exciting non stance related update. I do have a small battery coming in today, and also camber shims tomorrow so maybe that will be more exciting.

    saftey gear by minthinrich, on Flickr
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