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Old 10-05-2011, 04:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You may need bigger pieces for the undertray, did you try the sign places too ? They often have smaller pieces (A3 is small) as offcuts. Small rodent houses are made from it too...

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #22 (permalink)
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You may need bigger pieces for the undertray, did you try the sign places too ? They often have smaller pieces (A3 is small) as offcuts. Small rodent houses are made from it too...

I have an e46 undertray at the unit, from the next gen 3 series.. both the e36 and 46 share the same suspension design/general dimensions, so I'm hoping it bolts right up (failing that, I'll "persuade" it to fit).

As for the Coro- 3x A3 sheets should be enough to block the upper and lower grills, surely?

or is that auction for 1 A3 sheet?
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:08 AM   #23 (permalink)
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No 3, that should do the nostrills I would think
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Been in for it's MOT test today..

Failed on Rear Brake pipes (above the Fueltank and handbrake efficiency.

Awaiting info re cost before deciding its fate..

Hopefully it'll have a full MOT soon and I can get ecomodding..
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Car now has a nice new MOT

the Ecomodding can commence

Hopefully get a bellypan fitted to the front at the weekend, and possibly construct a WAI to see if there is any effect

still at 0.24 per mile, including purchase cost/servicing/mot/tax and petrol
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Congratulations on the MOT - stuff can get expensive in classics

I would leave the WAI to last - I fitted a pipe from the inlet of the air filter to the exhaust on my trip to Inverness last week and measured an average of 55.5 on the trip there, I removed it and got 55.6 for the way back. Neither were correct as I got a higher average for the tank which was 90% this trip but there was no difference I could detect.

I think I may try a CAI instead for more oomph when I do accelerate (I have videos up in the George thread) - when time allows.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Congratulations on the MOT - stuff can get expensive in classics

I would leave the WAI to last - I fitted a pipe from the inlet of the air filter to the exhaust on my trip to Inverness last week and measured an average of 55.5 on the trip there, I removed it and got 55.6 for the way back. Neither were correct as I got a higher average for the tank which was 90% this trip but there was no difference I could detect.

I think I may try a CAI instead for more oomph when I do accelerate (I have videos up in the George thread) - when time allows.
thanks!

Its the most modern car I own..was not too bad tbh, approx a months repayment on a newer car. (and not a 911 GT3RS!)

As for the WAI- I've been thinking about that- looking at my car it has the earlier AFM type air intake monitoring- its a flap, rather than an MAF setup..

I'm not sure it'll be able to detect a change in density?!
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The MOT seems to have worked Wonders for MPG,

Just averaged 40+ uk mpg over the last 700+ miles, first time since winter set in..

car needs serviced badly, an 2 rear tyres- probably just go for some part worns...
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:15 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Updatte..

Finally got round to actually servicing the car

Managed to take some picturres of the underside to try and figue out how to mount a belly pan







and also discovered that BMW haave thoughtfully already installed a lower grill block

This is the back of the lower grill (please excuse the beardiness!)


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