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  2. geastwood@highspeedcrow.ca

    2002 BMW Z3 Coupe- 3.0L six cylinder

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1369871843 Posting for a friend, great car, drives like new, all original paperwork. Only 600 built over 4 year span by BMW, you will have the only one. You can call/text me too at 204-792-4226. Thanks Greg Eastwood
  3. themikewoo

    Where to get brakes changed?

    What kind of car do you have? Maybe we can find some YouTube videos and post them on here for you.
  4. Last week
  5. Scott

    Event #7

    Thanks for posting the link Max. Are we permitted to download the images?
  6. R_Ercole

    Where to get brakes changed?

    Thank you all for the messages. I got a friend who will be helping me with the switch. Definitely eager to learn myself and do it from now on. I really appreciate the tips and I’m looking forward to seeing you all next weekend.
  7. Weebly

    Where to get brakes changed?

    Hey Roberto, If you can't find anyone to give you a hand, send me a PM and we'll work something out. We won't let you miss the next event because of a brake issue. Mind you, if we get your Mustang ready for Time Attack or Autoslalom next weekend, that means you'll clean my clock again. Hmm, let me think about this. Just kidding, send me a PM and we'll get you fixed up.
  8. honda78

    1993 Honda Prelude SR-V

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  9. Corey

    Where to get brakes changed?

    Agreed on this being a good DIY project. The prices I hear of coworkers paying for 'brake jobs' are astounding. Call a friend to come over and help. Four tips come to mind: 1. Use jack stands, don't trust a jack alone. Dying is terribly inconvenient. 2. Don't let the caliper hang from the brake hose. Tie it up with a coat hanger, wire, zip ties, etc. Don't pull/kink/twist the brake hoses. 3. Learn how the park brake works, there are a bunch of different ways to retract the rear pistons to get the pads in. Some need tools, some don't. 4. Tighten the bolts once it's all together, and then check them once again.
  10. Brian_Earl_Spilner

    Where to get brakes changed?

    Just dive right in, man. There really isn't anything there that you can mess up. Remove the brake caliper and mount (depending on car), and the rotor should slide right off the wheel studs. Then just reverse the order. Once you do one wheel, you'll have the confidence to do the other three. You'll see just how easy it is to do a brake job, and you'll save yourself hundreds of dollars that you'd otherwise be paying in labour costs.
  11. R_Ercole

    Where to get brakes changed?

    Thanks, I watched a couple videos and got some info about it, but I’m afraid of messing something up specially with the rotors. would love the dyi option though
  12. RyanB

    Where to get brakes changed?

    ☝️agreed, very simple diy project. Save yourself money and time by doing the simple jobs at home. The very first time I ever did the brakes on my civic it took me probably 45 minutes. I can now swap pads and rotors in like 10 mins.
  13. Need my Focusin

    Where to get brakes changed?

    Hand tools and the internet can guide you through this diy style.
  14. Hi everyone, I need to replace my brake pads and rotors asap to get my car ready for next weekend and after waiting for more than a month and a half (worst buying experience ever - TDot Performance) my brakes just came in today. Does anybody recommends me a good and potentially available place to go to?
  15. Well the gaskets on the oil filter housing are notorious on the BMW’s. But that would show as milky oil and/or discolored coolant only. I think your looking at a head gasket. A compression and leakdown test can tell for sure.
  16. Besides gasket failure or crack in the block/head, what else could be the cause?
  17. There’s vacuum/negative pressure in the cylinder when lifting out to shift. It’s probably pulling the coolant in then. You will probably be getting bubbles in the coolant under load.
  18. Yeah, Chris confirmed today that after fixing the one leak on the valve cover gasket and going for a drive, that when he shifts gears he gets white smoke and says he can smell the coolant. But he says it only happens when he shifts...so far. Driving behind to really see what is happening is a good idea.
  19. justkickin

    Seeking Tire Advice

    That is my thought! Bridgestone engineering is thinking low pressure as well but I still think that is the easy way out. @rjames and @Jim Eh., Yeah going to have shop check that corner over as I told the Bridgestone Engineer, to me stuff is moving only in the directions it is supposed to. We chuckled. He's going to talk to John Laughlin (sp?) Who raced one of these for a few years and is now in a mod Mustang and works down the hall. Was nice talking to someone who understands what I do with the car at a manufacturer. Shall see what they email back. For now I am shopping another tire.... Costco is sold out. @Shawn I had a gauge do that as well, threw it out. Like you, won't make that mistake twice.
  20. Max

    Event #7

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/borishphoto/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2170732569836793 Boris took some pictures on our afternoon runs
  21. Kevin

    Xpel Film - worth the cost?

    I can't speak directly about their permanent film on road cars, but I used their Tracwrap to protect a car I towed on a u-haul trailer from Winnipeg to Hamilton. The drive was in the middle of winter with a lot of gravel/salt on the roads in some sections and the paint saw no damage. The car was a 1993 MR2 with original paint and there was also no damage to the paint when removing the film either. VPS installed Xpel paint protection film on our racecar from the UofM on some bare carbon sections of our chassis and side pods. After some track use there are areas of the sidepods that are chipping away that were un-protected, while the areas that have the ppf still look brand new.
  22. Brian_Earl_Spilner

    Compression and/or Leak Down Tester

    If it was white smoke, blown head gasket would be a suspect for sure. Have one of you trail behind while the other blasts it in front to confirm.
  23. Shawn

    Seeking Tire Advice

    I threw out a tire pressure gauge that read something like 5psi on my RE-11s on my Golf R when I checked pressure on my one tire at the gas station. Drove home and put my good gauge on it and same pressure. The tire looked like it was barely low on pressure, not completely flat. Surprisingly the tire was not destroyed from driving on it.
  24. Thanks Joe. Chris did notice that when he was driving there was some smoke occasionally. He thought that the smoke was white but it could have been bluish...hard to tell though the mirrors while driving, but not black. What you say makes sense about the oil pump as the one leak that appears to be between the head and block is on the same side as the oil pump (which is completely stock). Chris thought that maybe the catch can got too full which might have been a cause of the smoke but running a few tests wouldn't hurt either. I am grabbing a leak down tester from Corey today and might hit you up for the compression tester too.
  25. Corey

    Seeking Tire Advice

    Those Bridgestones have some STIFF sidewalls. I once had a dangerously-low tire pressure that I could barely feel in the S2000. I got a free drywall screw in the process too! Tim, I'd bump the pressures up in the front at the next event to see if an extra 3-5 psi doesn't negatively affect anything.
  26. Oil from the head gasket leak wouldn’t present with a compression tester unless the leak was from oil passage to the combustion chamber. Since it’s visible it’s external which is a pain. Usually it’s the high pressure oil passage that runs up the side of the block (many motors) into the head that leaks between the passage and external world. It’s a leak that is dreadful but not that common. I’d check seals and other sources as testing this is impossible. I’d thoroughly clean the area and use dye and a UV light to trace it. Did you put in a high volume oil pump or shim/regear the stock one? I have a compression tester your welcome to borrow
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