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Old 04-28-2017, 12:02 PM   #441
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It is on eBay.co.uk
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Again, thank you for the update!

What about a body shop ordering the roof sheet metal? I wonder if that is a viable option. They might have ties or connections to get that roof metal piece. Just a thought.
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Again, thank you for the update!

What about a body shop ordering the roof sheet metal? I wonder if that is a viable option. They might have ties or connections to get that roof metal piece. Just a thought.
If I went a custom route like that I would probably have the body shop weld a piece of metal into the opening for the pano roof opening, not sure how much work it would be to match the curvature so it would look seamless but definitely worth looking into. Either way there will be considerable labor and likely cost involved with the modification but boy would it be sweet.

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It is on eBay.co.uk
As a heads up--looks like getbmwparts can get a non-sunroof roof panel for 1200 or so. I may or may not be falling down this rabbit hole.
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As a heads up--looks like getbmwparts can get a non-sunroof roof panel for 1200 or so. I may or may not be falling down this rabbit hole.
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Wow. So your gonna weld up the hole?
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Wow. So your gonna weld up the hole?
Time will tell, ideally I would like to get an oem roof and headliner from Europe and have it properly swapped.

The other alternative is to have a sunroof delete glued/welded/fused into the pano opening, there are options like this for the E9X guys, some are CF. If a company was willing to produce one for the E6X I would certainly consider installing it. My concern would be proper fitment but if it was well designed then it would likely be the most cost effective option.

Ditching 60+lbs from the roof and adding headroom are HIGHLY desireable for me but it would be hard to justify the $X,XXX it would cost to execute the mod.

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My time has been consumed by a relocation down to San Diego but I have managed to give the wagon some more mods and maintenance. The wagon has been running strong with about 1,500 miles under the belt since surgery.
Here is a quick clip of it's current state with some ethanol and just under 20psi, M5 LSD makes for short gears but it hooks up really well, only once did the tires lose considerable grip, 1st gear is limited to 18psi...

Time to get the EOS port injection hooked up, in honor of the occasion I purchased a propel shirt #E85Life


Controller going in. Updated JB4 to the new 32.8 firmware which integrates E85 content into the PI controller algorithm which is pretty slick.


Started with ~E30 blend which is what I was running back when I was AWD, started in Map 5 and now am up to Map 7 and hitting about 19.5psi, changed FUD bit 6 to lock PID gain and adjusted the Duty Bias per rpm to tidy up my boost targeting. From what my amature eyes can tell the logs look good and the wagon is strong.



Her ugly side: Door dings and scrapes from mountain bikes, front bumper damage from when the engine blew, and a missing "N" from Hankook ...Kook of the Day!


I have some O2 sensor codes popping up every now and then so I bought a pair of lightly used sensors off eBay for $30. Oil got a flush (first time since engine replacement) and happy to report the used oil looked good, I kept a small amount I will let sit overnight just to double check for sediment.


Satisfying before and after pics of cleanliness

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Checked my OCCs which have about 700 miles of collection time. High load on the left, low load on the right, Low load catches A TON of oil!


Snagged an aluminum iDrive knob from an M5. Aluminum>Plastic


All back together, still need to build the new headlights but the temporary "raw" setup has been a champ so far.

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