What did you do to your car today?

pbondar

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I checked the air pressure on all four tires. The right front was low about 4 psi for I added some more air...

Sounds like most are really modding their rides!
Yes..I’ve cloned the CIC hard disc with a solid state copy to try and get around a random rebooting of the CIC when cold or damp…plus patching the extra data leads to allow my new digital instrument display support boost sensor and blind spot monitoring …😳
 

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Dumaurier7

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Is there a "How to " for this ^^ ? sounds like something I might want to do later on.
 

pbondar

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Is there a "How to " for this ^^ ? sounds like something I might want to do later on.
Its been covered on E90 forums under CIC rebooting / HDD replacement..some people have used adapter cards and compact flash..I stuck to a relatively simple PATA SDD copy of the OE PATA HDD..I can give you the exact path I trod if you wish.. AFTER I re-install it and it works!!-:)
 

pbondar

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Leaping around from one sub project to another..

The prospect of trying to install a new dishwasher distracted me enough to tackle the issue of how to mount the new Audiotec Fischer Match 10 DSP / amp and the required MOST gateway adapter to allow the two channel conventional optical digital in for the amp to talk to the MOST BMW data link that’s used for several purposes on E89s and if you have the 677 top-fi 14 speaker system the CIC head unit..

The old 677 amp sits on the rear boot bulkhead..it has a custom made bracket to hold it in place.

After much much mastication I decided to try an re-use it for both the new DSP and the MOST to digital input bridge..

Neat job..I’ll use the tang on the original bracket to glue to the removable bracket on the amp to fully support it..result..

I discovered that I need access to the jumper pins on the MOST bridge as part of the set up ..so access was required to both sides of the MOST bridge.

First world problems.

On a side note my attempt to use the new boost sensor for the ID4 Motion meant I needed more than 1 metre of 5 bar boost pipe..only ordered a metre..so now ordered 2 metres.. :headbang:
 

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Dumaurier7

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Completed replacing the crappy OEM leaking valve cover with an upgraded aluminum one and finished off my oil catch can install, no oil leaks anywhere and no oil collecting in either of the cans! This weekend I plan to finish wiring in my Reflex to get one step closer to finishing off the PI system.
 
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regular_car_fella

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Mankato MN or Woodinville WA
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2010 BMW 535i xdrive touring
Have the car for 8 months now, bought it doing 18,800km! have since done the following mods.

1. Blacked out wheels.
2. added some carbon bits.
3. Installed MHD stage 2+
4.Installed xHP stage 3.
5. Installed VRSF race front mount.
6. Installed VRSF intercooler outlet.
7. Installed PFS POD on HPFP.
8.AFE intakes.
9. Installed P3 gauge.
10. Installed android head unit with reverse cam.
11. Installed digital dash.
12. Carbon dipped interior finishers.
13. Upgrade all speakers to Match Up, Earthquake SWS and Kicker in the foot panels.
14. Custom sub box with 1000 RMS 8" sub and 1000RMS capable Monoblock amp.
15. Recently installed DAW Flow Max + twins.
16.RB 2" intakes.
17. Full Pacesetter exhaust with quad tips.
18. VRSF upgraded outlets.
19. B58 coil conversion
20. Index 12 injector upgrade.
21. Motive ReFlex.
22. EOS PI/ water Meth. intake manifold.
23. 1000cc Bosch EV14 secondary PI injectors.
24.Walbro 535.
25. ET3 Design stage 4 EKM3
26. Full custom 2 staged water meth system with Torque Byte controller and 7 x 1000 cc nozzles.
27. Custom dual oil catch cans external PCV
28. Aluminum valve cover Upgrade
29. Motive tuned on 93 to 22 psi.
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Two days after taking delivery of the car the battery failed since the previous owner installed a different battery and did not register or code it. , since then I've been having periodical electrical malfunctions. I had the FRM serviced, changed out the BCM and now I have to change out my CAS module as it has since crashed, preventing the motor from starting. :disappointed:
Gah dayum that thing is sick! I've never seen a heavily modified z4 35i. Seems like everyone who owns one just keeps them stock :(