Kev’s Zed

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Post by Kev » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:20 am

Mounts were off fleabay, to get door to close you need to reverse the mounts to put them as close to the tunnel as possible but this throws out the mounts the other side so i made some plates to adapt them, i think the e36 has the same problem but i have seen specific mounts for them where one bracket is twice the width at the floor and twice the price!

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Post by Kev » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:27 pm

Well after bringing car back from where i keep my trailer she spewed over a pint of water out from n/s sound although i can't see where it's coming from i'm presuming header tank (aftermarket ordered)

While looking for water leak took a quick gander at air con compressor ready for air con delete it appears to be very straight forward with nothing else running of the belt :D
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Post by Kev » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:59 am

Picked up a new set of wheels yesterday as i need a spare set really for track days BUT bargain of the year :!:
18"x8.5 £225 brand new :o worth the 90 minute drive each way :driving:

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Post by Kev » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm

So new header tank fixed water leak, coil stick fixed misfire that had started, new stainless ebay exhaust fitted :D
Air con delete done, big space there now
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Post by tomrdy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:40 pm

How much weight did the aircon save?

Also being you have the 3.0i and from the looks of it planning to run it hard, any plans to do anything about the oil pump nut?

I've been doing a bit of reading on it again as I am heading to the track next month with mine and resolved that its a rare/bad luck issue since the reports/discussion of it pretty much stopped after 06/07.

The Z's also got the updated dampener (tho my car had a transplant at some point during last ownership so I'll have to check ) which supposedly helped alleviate the issue bar extreme cases. Extreme cases being lightens fly wheel + 7k rpm limit etc.

I'll be planning to keep mine well under 6k rpm as I'm not chasing times as I am just a casual :P

Interested to hear more thoughts!

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Post by Kev » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:19 am

Didn't weigh air con bits should've really :(

No nothing of oil pump nut issue :cry:

Done 2 track days with it, Cadwell was soooo much fun :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hIL7eTYRCg&t=158s

Unfortunately i like timing being an ex bike racer brings that out i think, on the other hand how do you know if you're improving?

I've been in the higher realms of the rpm without any issues so far, think it would really benefit from 3.64 diff though :?

As weather is turning I've got some new decent rubber so that i can do a few more trackdays this year, brake backplates have just arrived so will be running ducting from foglight apertures to them next.
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Post by Liam22 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:06 pm

On the N52, aircon compressor, pipework, and radiator add up to 9.2kg.

M54 should be +/- 200g I would think.

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Post by tomrdy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:21 am

Kev wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:19 am
No nothing of oil pump
Let's keep it that way then! I have not found it useful to have read about it except adding some potentially undue worries.

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Post by Kev » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:26 pm

:idunno: Ignorance is bliss :)

Fingers crossed if it goes it's your fault :P
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Post by tomrdy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:55 am

Kev wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:26 pm
:idunno: Ignorance is bliss :)

Fingers crossed if it goes it's your fault :P
Woah woah I didn't sign up for this! Hahah.

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Post by Kev » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:47 pm

Just picked up a 3:46 diff to try wanted a 3:64 but appear to be a little harder to get hold off for the E85 will report back once fitted
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