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About Brian_Earl_Spilner

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    I live my life a quarter mile at a time...

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  1. 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.
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    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.
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    Gimil Event Help

    Bah, I should have checked there first. Sorry. Thanks, Shawn.
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    Gimil Event Help

    This may not be the thread for it (but I didn't see another thread related to the Gimli event)... But do we have an itinerary/timesheet for Sunday? I ask because I likely won't be able to make the morning autox event, but I'd like to run the evening event. Is that going to be doable?
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    2018 Spring/Summer Drive

    We didn't really stop much, to be fair. We pretty much nailed it right to Westhawk Lake. And once we got there, a couple of the guys had to immediately book it home. My wife and I snapped a few of just ourselves and the BMW in front of the lake, but I don't imagine anybody cares to see those.
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    2018 Spring/Summer Drive

    Why don't the Cars & Coffee guys ever come out with their Lambos and Ferraris? Perfect time for them to open up those cars.
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    Strange looking part

    What kind of BMW is this, anyway? Just hope you don't need to swap out the Eccentric Shaft Sensor for the Valvetronic system... God what a pain in the ass that was when I did mine.
  8. Brian_Earl_Spilner

    Strange looking part

    Those are some nice bushings on the guibo.
  9. Brian_Earl_Spilner

    2018 Spring/Summer Drive

    16th will also work for me. Any other takers?
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    If you were getting knock sensor tripping even at a stock tune, do you think perhaps you might just have a trigger happy knock sensor? Especially if you can't hear any audible detonation? Sounds to me like it might be just an overly sensitive sensor if it's tripping knocks even at stock. Might be a wild goose chase for nothing.
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    Does Petro Ultra94 have part-ethanol like Husky 94 does? Or is it ethanol-free?
  12. Brian_Earl_Spilner

    2018 Spring/Summer Drive

    A bunch of us get together usually in the spring and autumn for a drive through some of Manitoba's scenic and winding roads. We often stop at some scenic points of interest, and then have a meal toward the end of the route. Then just hit a straight highway home afterwards. The itinerary typically goes like this: Meet up somewhere near the outskirts of the city (most often the Canaad Inns on Regent) Once everyone has gathered, head out for the drive on the route as a convoy. (most often The Whiteshell/Ingolf area) Have a late lunch/meal stop toward the end of the route. Sometimes we've gone as far as Kenora. Hit a main highway and head home. It's always such a fun day of driving, scenery, and stretching your car's legs. There has been the odd time where people couldn't commit to a long day, so we've done a shorter drive up to Lockport, for example. Pete Loewen usually organizes the drives, though Jim above has done it too. Pete knows the roads and scenic spots like the back of his hand. Myself, even though I've been through these roads many times on these drives, I still don't really know how to get to them or through them on my own. I know jack about rural Manitoba, so I wouldn't be the best person to organize this. Feel free to take the reigns if you have some ideas!
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    Large Gauge (4 AWG) Car Wiring Crimp

    You can find screw-down terminals I believe at like, Princess Auto. No need for crimping, soldering, or any of that. I remember using that sort of thing for 4 gauge wiring back in the car audio heydey. Always made it easy.
  14. Howdy folks, Anybody interested in having our annual spring/summer drive? Is there going to be one this year? I haven't seen any discussion about it so I figured I'd throw it out there...
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    Mix some toluene with the fuel? That would probably be the easiest and cheapest bet. Not sure if anybody still does that anymore though.