Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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CEK in a Lesbaru, I don't think so :laugh:


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Finally back in Salt Lake and picked up Vlad from Envision Detail this morning. He did a great job on the the polish, ceramic, and film. I now feel fine using local automated brushless washes...
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cek wrote:Image

Finally back in Salt Lake and picked up Vlad from Envision Detail this morning. He did a great job on the the polish, ceramic, and film. I now feel fine using local automated brushless washes...
Bob oh boy that's a beautiful picture.
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After two weeks sitting Vlad had trouble starting this morning. The parking garage is not sealed or heated. Plus it has no power outlets for a battery tender. Wondering what options I have for keeping it charged so it'll have plenty of juice on cold mornings...

- Battery cutoff with one of those cig lighter things that keep the stereo, etc... from being reset?
- Some sort of solar thing (there's no sun in a parking garage).
- ?
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I know it is annoying, but if I was to leave it for two weeks, I'd consider battery cut off adapter. It is somewhat annoying to reset the radio and OBC but overall worth it to have the battery power for what you need. I did this when I stored my M5 for two winters.
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Ditto. I leave my battery cables off while in storage. No problem.
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23 is cold, but not super cold, and the two weeks should not be a problem for a good battery if you don't have excessive drains. I like to see under 10ma. Below 20 isn't too bad, but not great. I've seen some places suggest under 50 is ok, but not IMO. That's with a good battery, not a 2 week old super duper top of the line. More like a 3 year old Walmart one.
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I agree that two weeks shouldn't be enough to run down the battery.

For longer periods simply disconnecting the battery and not using a trickle charger should be fine, in fact it will discharge more slowly in cold weather. I just put my car away for the winter today, and all I do is disconnect the battery and leave it until spring.
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I didn’t drive the E39 M5 since November 5th. Fired right up. That car is just one big electrical drain. Bigger battery though. I’d check into it further.
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Wow. What a build and garage!!

Just read through the whole thing.

I have a question about diffs. Did you give any thought to changing the differnatal on your car? Maybe to a 3.46,3.64, or 3.73?
If so, why not? Thx
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Smileyboy wrote:Wow. What a build and garage!!

Just read through the whole thing.

I have a question about diffs. Did you give any thought to changing the differential on your car? Maybe to a 3.46,3.64, or 3.73?
If so, why not? Thx
Glad you enjoyed it!

Not really. It seems pretty perfect as-is with the S3.23.
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3.25 is a good ratio with a B35.
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wkohler wrote:3.25 is a good ratio with a B35.
So is 3.23.
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Good to hear. I’m working on sourcing a B35 for mine. I’m trying to find something around the 100k mark. Thx for all the attention to detail.
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The adventure in Utah just got real.

I got in the car to drive it yesterday since it was nice out. As is often the case, my phone was in my left front pocket when I got in. I pressed my left foot against the dead pedal to straighten my leg so I could get my phone out.

Pop.

Right front hinge on the E34 sport seat broke.

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If only I were in Bellevue with my welder...
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That sucks :|
But it is an easy repair ;)
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cek wrote:I do love the UPS man.

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All that's missing are the front camber kits, which are due in about a week.
Team, we have a mystery. The above pic was taken April 23, 2013. These are the bits I ordered way back when I first did Vlad's suspension. @adalbenas noticed the H&R part number on those spring is 50413.

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This part # is listed everywhere I've looked as being for the E34. For example: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-h-and-r-par ... /50413~hr/

ECS goes as far as explicitly saying they won't fit:
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Here's a copy of the email receipt from April 16, 2013 where I ordered these (from Turner).
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I do not recall my installer (I was not smart enough back then to install suspension components myself) having an issue with them, or us returning them for the E28 springs.

But THIS picture, which I took when I detailed the under-carriage back in August 2015, says differently (50428 is installed).
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The E28 part # is 50428:
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Da Fuq?

Anyway, @adalbenas, the real answer is "I love the H&R + BIlly Sport setup on Vlad, and the springs currently on the car are 50428, not 50413. I can't tell you how I took a picture of 50413s back in 2013.
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Your photo shows the front springs uninstalled and the rear springs installed on the car. Rear springs in the uninstalled photo have the same part number. Mystery solved.
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wkohler wrote:Your photo shows the front springs uninstalled and the rear springs installed on the car. Rear springs in the uninstalled photo have the same part number. Mystery solved.
Ah shit, Chris. Nice catch.

I had looked at the stock photo on the ECS and the PNs matched front to rear/so I just ASSumed mine matched too.

What this means, I guess, is:

- Turner sent me E34 rear shocks when I ordered the E28 set back in 2013
- The E34 rears (50413) fit an E28 just fine. Oh, and they provide a perfect ride-height with BIlly Sports and more importantly ride fantastically.

I'm guessing the E34 FRONT's would not fit at all.

But what about how the 50413 (E34) and 50428 (E28) rear shocks are actually different (or not)? Does anyone know? I can't find any details on the H&R website.

-cek
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cek wrote:
wkohler wrote:Your photo shows the front springs uninstalled and the rear springs installed on the car. Rear springs in the uninstalled photo have the same part number. Mystery solved.
Ah shit, Chris. Nice catch.

I had looked at the stock photo on the ECS and the PNs matched front to rear/so I just ASSumed mine matched too.

What this means, I guess, is:

- Turner sent me E34 rear shocks when I ordered the E28 set back in 2013
- The E34 rears (50413) fit an E28 just fine. Oh, and they provide a perfect ride-height with BIlly Sports and more importantly ride fantastically.

I'm guessing the E34 FRONT's would not fit at all.

But what about how the 50413 (E34) and 50428 (E28) rear shocks are actually different (or not)? Does anyone know? I can't find any details on the H&R website.

-cek
The rear springs unistalled and installed have 50428 per your photos, but have you any pics of your front springs installed or checked it in person to see if they match 50413 or if they magically changed in the shop to 50428?

-Andrew
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cek wrote: and the springs currently on the car are 50428, not 50413. I can't tell you how I took a picture of 50413s back in 2013.
Missed this part, nvmd. The mystery of how they changed pn's remains...

-Andrew
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I just bought a set of the same springs, and it contains 50428 rears and 50413 fronts as well.
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I never posted the Mr. January photo here. So here.

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Same spot. But winter (yesterday).

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Yesterday I was able to finally get access to a welder. I had to pull the seat in the parking garage of my apartment building, throw it in the back of the Q7 and go to a co-worker's house to fix. I'm not proud of the weld, but it will hold. I have three more E34 sport seat bases in Bellevue, and if I ever get the motivation I may tear this one down and re-build it based on one of those. For now, Vlad is back on the road making me grin ear to ear.

Where the bracket sheared. The seat mfg clearly missed on this weld.
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Never used flux-core before. Works well.
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Much grins. Very fun.
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Standing where the kitchen will be...
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Standing where the kitchen will be...
Sounds like someone is building theirselves a place in Utah.
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