New alternator pulley working perfectly
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
Drive something fun to work if you can
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 1 day ago
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• 18 hours ago
Yeahs sounds like it!
New "couch" for the man cave. Bench seat from a ford van
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 2 days ago
Now you just need to get a couple bucket seats to use too! lol
[–]Hayden Baker• 1 day ago
Yeah I'll keep an eye out!
Do you ever just sit in your car?
[–]Jake Johnson• 2 days ago
I've done that throughout the process of the engine rebuild. Thought everything from "man I love this thing" to "what have I done"
Yeah been there too. Double edged sword
[–]Brian Post• 2 days ago
All the time - it's my quiet place (when it's turned off) and no one can bother me.
[–]Robert Sixto• 2 days ago
Yes, I've definitely done it. I may or may not have made vroom vroom noises as well.
[–]Hayden Baker• 2 days ago
I'll try that next time
It helps if you have your helmet on too
Ha maybe next time
Spotted this awesome 540i today. Sadly didn't get to chat with the owner
That time I broke my rear window trying to remove it...yay lexan!
[–]Jake Johnson• 5 days ago
Reminds me of the time I broke my shifter bracket installing the transmission
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
[–]Robert Sixto• 7 days ago
I'll go with1. 2017 Alfa Romeo 4c2. 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio3. 2015 Jaguar F-Type R4. 2014 Audi R8 V105. Pagani Zonda Cinque
[–]Hayden Baker• 7 days ago
Love it! Quadrifoglio for the 6 cylinder was a good choice
[–]Robert Sixto• 6 days ago
You had me torn, wanted an Audi TTRS for the 5 cylinder, but couldn't take it over the Alfa.
[–]Hayden Baker• 6 days ago
Yeah that's a great car but just can't beat the alfa
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
I really love my wheel and brake combo. Just looks so good
[–]Jake Johnson• 9 days ago
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• 9 days ago
Yeah I love the blue calipers they do now. A great touch
[–]Chris Dirkschneider• 9 days ago
Looks nice! I like how BMW does the blue calipers! Makes me miss Subaru doing Gold!
Agreed! Nice to be special
While not the fastest, it does most of our yearly miles
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.
[–]Sammie Robertson• 8 days ago
Looks clean to me!
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 11 days ago
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• 10 days ago
Yeah true. I did the kidney grills too.
This is kind of how it will look on the engine. Still need to refine the mold before I break out the carbon
What car are you saving up for? I have to own an E60 M5. Just have to.
[–]Sammie Robertson• 12 days ago
Great question.. Most likely something with more than two seats LOL
[–]Hayden Baker• 11 days ago
In red ha
4 door si?
Wouldn't mind having one! Would be a great daily
[–]Jake Johnson• 13 days ago
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• 12 days ago
Yeah those things are amazing cars. Lot of car for the money.
[–]Ernie Szots• 13 days ago
I should be saving up for a Focus RS; I'd really like to have one. Adulting has prevented me from doing so lol.
[–]Robert Sixto• 13 days ago
Giulia Quadrifoglio, I have just finally decided that this week.
When no one sells the part you want, design and make your own. Beginning of the mold for an E39 intake.
So much respect!
[–]Jordan Shuster• 13 days ago
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• 13 days ago
That's the problem when the aftermarket doesn't support a car yet
[–]Sac Car Scene• 14 days ago
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• 14 days ago
It's fun to talk about it to someone at a show
[–]Gregory Garoppolo• 14 days ago
Do you have pictures of it mocked up in the engine bay? I'm curious about more of your process for making the intake.
I'll post one probably tomorrow. Just trying to give a cleaner entry into the throttle body
[–]Beverton McGill• 14 days ago
I'm beginning to think, I need to get on this wave. Making molds of things I need.
Added the street signs to mark our parking spots
[–]Sammie Robertson• 16 days ago
This is a cute idea!
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.
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 17 days ago
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• 17 days ago
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
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.
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.
Thermo switch and housing for the electric fan conversion
When all you want to do is clean your car but it will never stop raining...
[–]David Sandbak• 17 days ago
Ditto. The weather guessers say I might get a dry day this weekend...
[–]Jared Dainis• 19 days ago
Where car people vacation to
Post by Hayden Baker...
[–]Sammie Robertson• 21 days ago
no caption needed!
I just love this car
[–]Zachary Abelardo• 4 days ago
What exhaust on that?
[–]Hayden Baker• 3 days ago
3 inch straight pipe
[–]Zachary Abelardo• 3 days ago
I sell street exhausts for those cars.....Sebring Tuning.
Me too! :p
[–]Tom Armstrong• 22 days ago
tis a special one for sure
Working on a possible new intake pipe for the E39
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.
[–]Jake Johnson• 21 days ago
Why, BMW? Just... why?
[–]Joe Cipriani III• 23 days ago
Electric fan swap! Gain a few lost horsepower too.
[–]Hayden Baker• 22 days ago
[–]Christopher McDowell EL• 23 days ago
[–]Gregory Garoppolo• 23 days ago
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
Hahaha a very valid point
DIY BMW clutch fan removal tool. Save yourself $25
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 24 days ago
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• 24 days ago
Video coming soon! But yeah put those two holes on the water pump bolts and turn the fan bolt with a big wrench