Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Trying Times for Team Orange

What a shocker of a weekend! e12 was missing cylinders on the way down, then started making a horrible grinding noise from the rear. The e12 refused to start in the morning, then the e21 refused to start at the track and had to be pushed started all the time. Luckily, Bel and Hak both took some good seconds off the best times so the weekend turned out OK. Can't wait for the next one and put this weekend behind us.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lots of Preparation

It's been a pretty long road getting the two cars ready for the Wakefield Park Supersprint. I was totally unprepared for the amount of effort required to get two cars ready. Especially as we have no "work shop" and I either need to work on the cars in the communal garage, or take it to a professional.

It's been a long list of work, and here are the main ones:

e21 323i
  • Bendix Ultimate pads
  • Bushes - rear subframe, front caster, steering rack
  • Engine mounts
  • Tailshaft centre bearing
  • K&N Air filter
  • Front wheel bearings
  • Rust removed from boot and under rear windows
  • Spark plugs
  • Tuning - advance timing and correct mixture
  • Oil change
  • Rebuild alternator

e12 520i

  • Oil change
  • Removed insulation from floor behind seats and respray
  • Remove seat belts
  • Fabricated front struts with adjustable spring mounts
  • Lower rear springs
  • Bilstein shocks all round