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Friday, January 20, 2012

Some stuff . . .

I got some coils for the 7. After chasing a random misfire and finding the coil on Cyl #5 pooched, the 7 is running GREAT!! Yea, I still have to add LUBEGARD® Dr. Tranny INSTANT SHUDDER FIXX and get some suspension stuff for the ole girl.

The 530i is running pretty good with the new engine temp sensor. No check engine lights but the ECU is still having a slight issue with cold starts. It takes a second or even third turn of the key to start, but once she fires to life all is good. I took it to Augusta to pick up that piece of T-5 transmission and she drove VERY well. Mrs. Zero has been testing it out in DD mode and issued no complaints (it does have heated seats).

I found this for some inspiration on my 780 build:

Most drool worthy 780s indeed . . .

More to come soon . . .


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kaaaa-boom . . . again

Thanks to FleBay, I scored a SN95 specific bellhousing for my T-5. I gotta get my shop lights wired up this weekend for the ensuing garage thrash . . .


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The 740i and 530i are done for this round of maintenance.

For the 7, I added a radiator to the list. BMW cooling systems SHOULD be counted as yearly maintenance items due to the large amount of plastic in the system. Since the radiator was last replaced in the 2004, along with water pump, I decided to replace it; and for $130 bucks, it was a no brainer.

The 5 is idling EXTREMELY well with the new temp sensor. The one I pulled was trashed . . . not sure why.

Checked for codes and both cars had not code or leaks (YAY!!). Time to take them out on the Interstate and test them. Mrs. Zero will be happy to have her 7 back (still have to do the transmission additive and suspension stuffs).