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Beany

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Corrrr it sounds great mate, I bet the Garrett has really transformed the car… I’ll give up trying to keep up
 

IainMac

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Sounds great, I look forward to seeing it at Donington.

Is the oil cooler controlled by a thermostat or permanently open?


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Big Ben

Winner - POTM February 2018
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Sounds great, I look forward to seeing it at Donington.

Is the oil cooler controlled by a thermostat or permanently open?


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Permanently open. Can crudely gaffer tape it over as a quick fix if needed but I doubt it’ll be needed on track
 

suj

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Permanently open. Can crudely gaffer tape it over as a quick fix if needed but I doubt it’ll be needed on track
Yeah this is my annoyance on the E36, I want to get an oil cooler but I want a thermostatic one, only "clean" option is the M3 oil filter/cooler setup, but as prices are not ridiculous I'm not paying that shit.

Yeah cardboard covering the filter works well if needed for normal driving.
 
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Big Ben

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Yeah this is my annoyance on the E36, I want to get an oil cooler but I want a thermostatic one, only "clean" option is the M3 oil filter/cooler setup, but as prices are not ridiculous I'm not paying that shit.

Yeah cardboard covering the filter works well if needed for normal driving.
Always developing and looking for solutions is part and parcel imo mate. Pinching ideas or creating your own it’s all part of ownership for me. It helps I have fairly low expectations for most stuff I have done:grinning:
 
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Mark_L

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Massive update Ben, Bonnet looks great!

I bet it's insane now.

I've just put a CG motorsport clutch plate in mine as the std R26r plate let go, it wore the splines away which is what my chatter in the box as the plate and flywheel are solid. Now no chatter at all.


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Big Ben

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Massive update Ben, Bonnet looks great!

I bet it's insane now.

I've just put a CG motorsport clutch plate in mine as the std R26r plate let go, it wore the splines away which is what my chatter in the box as the plate and flywheel are solid. Now no chatter at all.


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Cheers Mark.
People often asked if it was quick and I’d sort of um and aah a bit. Now I’d just say yes it’s quick!

That CG plate looks good. If my clutch doesn’t hold up I’ll be looking for alternatives
 
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Big Ben

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Fitted Funk motorsport gold reflective heat tape(how much!!) on the intake pipe. Watched the YouTube video for some tips after only giving myself a 7/10 previously when doing the pipe over the block.
What a poxy job for someone with sausage fingers and little patience:flushed:
Anyway after all that I’ll give myself a…..6/10 haha. Nah it’s not that bad actually. Looks good from a distance. Scientifically proven to lower intake temps:think: sceptical but worth a shit and I like the Max Power bling
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