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Offline tweed

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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #80 on: 30 May 2015, 23:42 »
So some of you may know that I've had issues with front brakes. If you don't know then read previous pages as can't be arsed to explain again.

Well one day the brakes got bad again! Then I noticed this.

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That's brake fluid ladies and gentlemen

Looked like bleed nipple was loose.

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Well it wasn't! It was in fact ****ed

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I tried to stop the fluid leaking out with a bigger bolt. It didn't stop it 100% so I clamped the brake hose.

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So now I'm actually worried as this was Monday last week and we was leaving for nurburgring Thursday night.
I quickly made a thread if anyone had a bbk for sale and I searched the net for some 840i calipers, but they are rare as a fat kid not liking cake!
So with so little time and no one coming forward with bbk I had no choice but to buy a new kit. Literally every site couldn't make the deadline apart from one! REYLAND! Spoke to Martin on Tuesday and said "I see you got the kit on ebay for next day delivery, can you get it to me tomorrow?" He said no! Lol he told me that they have everything in stock but he machines the bells and brackets to order. He would need to machine them, then get them anodised and then post.  He said Friday.  Told I need them by Thursday as going nurburgring Thursday night. He then told me that he didn't want to take the order only to let me down. I was gutted to say the least. I then explained I had bbk already and that the threads had stripped and I had no brakes. I had to give him 15 minutes and phone back. The next phone call I was delighted to hear that he has a e36 order already and he will stay late that night to make it happen and get them to me by Thursday.

He's a legend and anyone that wants a bbk should go to him.

So as I was cleaning the car Thursday this was delivered

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AP Racing 4 pots with j hook grooves and ds2500 pads

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The brackets. The dust shields need trimming to fit.

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I had trouble getting the disc's on. Reason was the hubs and bells

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So out came the grinder!

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At this point it was getting late and I was rushing so didn't take many more pictures. I can tell you that the AP calipers are a lot lighter and smaller than the brembos. So you'll need a smaller spacer. I need 20mm to clear coilovers anyway with the 8.5" wheel up front.

So brakes were on and straight away I was impressed. Locking the wheels up at 100 was fun. :D so next up was nurburgring. The brakes were outstanding! The ds2500 are fine for the nurburgring, it's not heavy on brakes and I was doing 2 laps back to back. Brakes didn't fade at all.
I only managed to get a 8.34 on my 7th lap. (First time there) I had my buddy in the car telling me where to be on track and when to brake. We was going through heavy traffic as the track had just opened and had a yellow flag too so that cost me few seconds.
Would definitely be in the 8.20's otherwise. Want under 8 minutes next trip there.
Will upload some pictures tomorrow
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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #81 on: 30 May 2015, 23:44 »
The 3mm thick stainless washers my buddy made. Hopefully will stop the chocolate brackets from melting.

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I cleaned up and rounded the driver side hub today, just to even things out, because I have ocd and it plays on my mind :D

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Snapped the disc bolt and then snapped a outer in it trying to remove it. Meh didn't like them anyway

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With this kit you need to trim dust shields and bend them back because, the disc et is moved closer in and clearance is minimal

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Old karting tyres come in handy for resting calipers on.

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The disc's are directional because of J hooks but the veins are straight

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And........ because race car

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Got 20mm clearance

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Shame you can't see them behind these wheels

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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #82 on: 30 May 2015, 23:48 »
So here are some pics of the trip.

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Chasing my buddy in his lotus he only managed a 8.51

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Me and my buddies under the nurburgring

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Hope you enjoy the pics. The weekend was awesome and if you're thinking about going you definitely should!

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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #83 on: 31 May 2015, 20:12 »
Car looks absolutely  stunning mate!
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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #84 on: 31 May 2015, 23:13 »
Cheers buddy  :cool:

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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #85 on: 04 January 2016, 00:13 »
Poor car. Wrote this off and bought it back from insurance. I've bought an E30 to put engine, gearbox, suspension and brakes in.

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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #86 on: 08 January 2016, 23:39 »
Ouch! What happened?  :cry:

Keeping schtum. Mostly.

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Re: e36 M3 3.2 evolution
« Reply #87 on: 09 January 2016, 21:56 »
Racing and went in a ditch at 90mph. Very lucky not to roll etc. But car bounced out and landed in some bushes. So chassis is twisted and not going back on road.

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