Been a lull of work as I moved cities and had to deconstruct and reconfigure my garage. Good news is I should be able to finish even more projects - the garage is in a better configuration and I'm now living with a long-time friend who races E46s and hand built his E21.
I bought some old school OMORI gauges which were shipped to me terrible - the boost needle fell off, an oil pressure gauge was half falling apart, all but two of the bulbs had died... basically unusable in the condition they were sent in.
So I decided to tear them apart, recalibrate the boost gauge (using CO2 I use for brewing beer), and replace all of the burnt out bulbs with LEDs.
Originally I was going to stuff them in the factory hood for the compass pack, but it would require cutting it to fit the gauge bezels. Not really a problem, but after some research I decided I *also* want the factory compass pack.
Conveniently replaced the long standing broken middle vents while I was at it.
Next up will be re-doing the exhaust for better flow:
- Up Pipe (non-catted)
- JDM Downpipe (one cat)
- JDM Midpipe and muffler
Since I'll be in there, I need to address:
- All 4 coil packs (maintenance, they work fine)
- Passenger side valve cover gasket seeping leak
- Rear differential (not sitting flush and is grinding under decel)
After that will be suspension, interior, and paint (finally). But, that's all a ways off.