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Old 07-14-2020, 01:50 PM   #141 (permalink)
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I gotta say, though, BMW really makes everything needlessly complicated. Sometimes better. Always more complicated.
Funny: I found the last BMW I worked on was pretty thoughtfully engineered.

But that was a 1978 320i. (Relative's)

It wasn't much more complicated than the horde of VW Rabbits I worked on back then.


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Nice fix on the steering.

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Old 07-14-2020, 03:53 PM   #142 (permalink)
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90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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coro air dam




Added this to the Mirage last evening. This car's factory body kit (LOL!) required alterations compared to the dam I made for Mirage #1. (Which I kept.)


The body kit extends down about 1 inch at the corners of the front bumper and along the rocker panels vs. without.
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Old 07-14-2020, 06:37 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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Look up Hoovie's Garage on YouTube and the "adventures" with a 740i Sport. He buys cars that originally cost a lot of money but are being sold cheap due to either things needing fixed or impending difficult and costly maintenance needs.

As for being relevant to this forum, he put nitrous on a Prius.
I played this video for my daught and her boyfriend yesterday night. It was fun to see Hoovie rag on BMW (un)reliability. We've been working on her car more than we have been driving it! Ha!



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Added this to the Mirage last evening. This car's factory body kit (LOL!) required alterations compared to the dam I made for Mirage #1. (Which I kept.)


The body kit extends down about 1 inch at the corners of the front bumper and along the rocker panels vs. without.
That's good looking! I always found it hard to shape well. I'm digging the AluPoly I have now.
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:59 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Over lunch, simply returned a part purchased for daughter's car on eBay. Who knew that "tested and working great" meant not working at all in real English? But eBay English is a a special dialect, so... got my money back.
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:38 PM   #145 (permalink)
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After dinner, practiced some more with the jigsaw and the AluPoly. Practices shaving and filing it after rough cut. Practiced bending it into curves. Used my travel thermos for the bending. Also working on a real dash panel for my radiator fan on/off switch. Never have had one, which makes the switch both uglier and harder to use. The AluPoly is is great.





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Old 07-16-2020, 01:17 PM   #146 (permalink)
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This morning, before work... this primer painting with my daughter for her BMW 325i driver side cupholder replacement. Also re-repairing (third time) broken b-pillar trim piece on my civic. Was quick work. She is learning.

Decided to make a sorting and hypermiling thread for her car (no mods).

Back to the work I get paid for, PRONTO!

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Old 07-16-2020, 11:05 PM   #147 (permalink)
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... I may also drag a boat the 1.5 miles to the launch.
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How big a boat? Pics when you do, please!
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Old 07-17-2020, 11:11 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Made this radiator fan on/off switch housing from the AluPoly.

Drove the car and loved it.

Tinkered with my throttle limiter build, and have it down to 30 to 45 seconds install/remove. Becoming a nice little solid build.

Everything in iterations and re-iterations.

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Old 07-18-2020, 01:33 PM   #149 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:48 PM   #150 (permalink)
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I added an extra piston:

Nice addition. More power!

As for me, I have my throttle limiter good to go. It's easily installed and removed and it keeps a constant throttle losition perfectly and safely every time.

Less fun, P0135 and P0141 DTC codes showed up (heater circuits on both O2 sensors). Following the "test, don't guess" principle, I ran resistance, power, and ground tests with my multimeter. The O2 sensors are fine. The wiring harness supplies power but insufficient ground. To the wiring diagram!

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