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Hayden Baker
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Hayden Baker18 hours ago

New alternator pulley working perfectly

Hayden Baker1 day ago

Please don't smoke in your car. You're ruining the car and your body. I've spent hours trying to get this bench seat to not smell

Hayden Baker1 day ago

Drive something fun to work if you can

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

For awhile I was driving my Saab to work which is tons of fun to drive because of turbo power and noises. Lately though I've been stuck driving the "spare" car (Ford Focus, bleh) as my wife's BMW was having starting issues and the Focus transmission was slipping (new shift solenoid is on the way). I'll be much happier when I have my turbo'd toy back, lol

[]Hayden Baker

Yeahs sounds like it!

Hayden Baker2 days ago

New "couch" for the man cave. Bench seat from a ford van

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

Now you just need to get a couple bucket seats to use too! lol

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah I'll keep an eye out!

Hayden Baker3 days ago

Do you ever just sit in your car?

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[]Jake Johnson

I've done that throughout the process of the engine rebuild. Thought everything from "man I love this thing" to "what have I done"

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah been there too. Double edged sword

[]Brian Post

All the time - it's my quiet place (when it's turned off) and no one can bother me.

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[]Robert Sixto

Yes, I've definitely done it. I may or may not have made vroom vroom noises as well.

[]Hayden Baker

I'll try that next time

[]Robert Sixto

It helps if you have your helmet on too

[]Hayden Baker

Ha maybe next time

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Hayden Baker5 days ago

Spotted this awesome 540i today. Sadly didn't get to chat with the owner

Hayden Baker6 days ago

That time I broke my rear window trying to remove it...yay lexan!

[]Jake Johnson

Reminds me of the time I broke my shifter bracket installing the transmission

Hayden Baker8 days ago

This will be a fun game. You can own one car from each group. 1. 4 cylinder 2. 5/6 cylinder 3. 8 cylinder 4. 10 cylinder 5. 12 cylinder 1. 2008 Civic Si 4 door 2. 2014 Cayman GTS manual 3. 458 Speciale 4. E60 M5 manual 5. Zonda R

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[]Robert Sixto

I'll go with
1. 2017 Alfa Romeo 4c
2. 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
3. 2015 Jaguar F-Type R
4. 2014 Audi R8 V10
5. Pagani Zonda Cinque

[]Hayden Baker

Love it! Quadrifoglio for the 6 cylinder was a good choice

[]Robert Sixto

You had me torn, wanted an Audi TTRS for the 5 cylinder, but couldn't take it over the Alfa.

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah that's a great car but just can't beat the alfa

Hayden Baker8 days ago

My ladies

Hayden Baker9 days ago

Less than two more weeks and I'm free to work on my cars again! Can't wait! BMW carbon intake will be the first project to finish then a full series of details on the 350Z

Hayden Baker10 days ago

I really love my wheel and brake combo. Just looks so good

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[]Jake Johnson

I saw a BMW M2 at our last autocross, and the thing that caught me the most off guard were the breaks. The blue calipers were really nice and the brake rotors were HUGE

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah I love the blue calipers they do now. A great touch

[]Chris Dirkschneider

Looks nice! I like how BMW does the blue calipers! Makes me miss Subaru doing Gold!

[]Hayden Baker

Agreed! Nice to be special

Hayden Baker11 days ago

While not the fastest, it does most of our yearly miles

Hayden Baker11 days ago

If you don't have time for a full wash, cleaning the wheels, windows, lights, and emblems can really make your car look a million times better in a short amount of time.

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[]Sammie Robertson

Looks clean to me!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

This is especially true on a BMW. The front wheels seem to love taking on brake dust (unless you have ceramic brake pads). I think to add to that list if you have bare plastic trim a quick hit of a trim restorer type of product will do wonders for the look too.

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah true. I did the kidney grills too.

Hayden Baker13 days ago

This is kind of how it will look on the engine. Still need to refine the mold before I break out the carbon

Hayden Baker14 days ago

What car are you saving up for? I have to own an E60 M5. Just have to.

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[]Sammie Robertson

Great question.. Most likely something with more than two seats LOL

[]Hayden Baker

In red ha

[]Sammie Robertson

Of course!

[]Hayden Baker

4 door si?

[]Sammie Robertson

Wouldn't mind having one! Would be a great daily

[]Jake Johnson

After the C4, my next car I'd like to be a C6 Z06. 7 liter LS, TR6060 trans, what more could you ask for?

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah those things are amazing cars. Lot of car for the money.

[]Ernie Szots

I should be saving up for a Focus RS; I'd really like to have one. Adulting has prevented me from doing so lol.

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[]Robert Sixto

Giulia Quadrifoglio, I have just finally decided that this week.

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Hayden Baker15 days ago

When no one sells the part you want, design and make your own. Beginning of the mold for an E39 intake.

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[]Sammie Robertson

So much respect!

[]Jordan Shuster

Watching you make your own parts is so awesome, it makes me want to learn how to do it, too. Especially since I have a newer car, and there's not exactly a massive aftermarket for it just yet.

[]Hayden Baker

That's the problem when the aftermarket doesn't support a car yet

[]Sac Car Scene

Definitely a great skill to have in the automotive world. Fabricating can be such a money saver as well as a show piece on a custom car.

[]Hayden Baker

It's fun to talk about it to someone at a show

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Do you have pictures of it mocked up in the engine bay? I'm curious about more of your process for making the intake.

[]Hayden Baker

I'll post one probably tomorrow. Just trying to give a cleaner entry into the throttle body

[]Beverton McGill

I'm beginning to think, I need to get on this wave. Making molds of things I need.

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Hayden Baker16 days ago

Added the street signs to mark our parking spots

[]Sammie Robertson

This is a cute idea!

Hayden Baker17 days ago

Don't buy pre-mixed antifreeze. Get concentrate and mix at home with a some mineral free water from the store for way less. I made four gallons of 25/75 mix for a fraction of the cost.

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

I try to mix my own coolant when I have the opportunity to but sometimes it's an emergency and premixed is just a lot more convenient. How does the Supertech coolant hold up? I'm always hesitant to use Walmart's store brand of fluids in my cars just because I don't know the sort of development that goes in to it.

[]Hayden Baker

I haven't had any issues. I run straight water with an additive in the Z and this in my daily and my wife's altima. Never had an issue, but it's just antifreeze. I run nice oil ha

[]Wilson Oberholzer

You run it in your E39? If I'm to believe what I've seen on some BMW pages it should be vomiting that out, lol. I may have to give it a try especially considering my 525i is probably overdue for a cooling system overhaul.

[]Hayden Baker

Everybody is way too touchy about running BMW everything. Haven't had any issues other than the aux fan doesn't work. Need to swap it out.

Hayden Baker18 days ago

Thermo switch and housing for the electric fan conversion

Hayden Baker19 days ago

When all you want to do is clean your car but it will never stop raining...

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[]David Sandbak

Ditto. The weather guessers say I might get a dry day this weekend...

[]Jared Dainis

Same :/

Hayden Baker20 days ago

Where car people vacation to

Hayden Baker21 days ago

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[]Sammie Robertson

no caption needed!

Hayden Baker22 days ago

I just love this car

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[]Zachary Abelardo

What exhaust on that?

[]Hayden Baker

3 inch straight pipe

[]Zachary Abelardo

I sell street exhausts for those cars.....Sebring Tuning.

[]Hayden Baker

Nice.

[]Sammie Robertson

Me too! :p

[]Tom Armstrong

tis a special one for sure

Hayden Baker22 days ago

Working on a possible new intake pipe for the E39

Hayden Baker24 days ago

Only BMW could put a electric thermostat on a car with a mechanical fan when everyone else uses electric fans and mechanical thermostat. Luckily the swaps didn't take that long.

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[]Jake Johnson

Why, BMW? Just... why?

[]Joe Cipriani III

Electric fan swap! Gain a few lost horsepower too.

[]Hayden Baker

I did!

[]Christopher McDowell EL

Bass ackwards?

[]Hayden Baker

Totally.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

If you didn't want your car to be over engineered, you shouldn't have bought German, but why wouldn't you want that? :p

[]Hayden Baker

Hahaha a very valid point

Hayden Baker24 days ago

DIY BMW clutch fan removal tool. Save yourself $25

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

Thanks for the heads up Hayden. I may have to see about building one of these soon as I feel like I may be redoing the 52i's cooling system in the not so distant future. I believe when I removed the clutch fan on my 328i I just ended up using a big wrench on the output shaft of the water pump. Do you have any pictures of this thing in action?

[]Hayden Baker

Video coming soon! But yeah put those two holes on the water pump bolts and turn the fan bolt with a big wrench

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