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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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Old 04-30-2017, 09:38 AM   #442
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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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Old 05-09-2017, 11:22 AM   #447
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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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Old 05-18-2017, 04:43 PM   #448
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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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There has been some solid progress on the wagon over the past couple weeks, a few minor setbacks but overall things are progressing nicely.

- DSC wiring and coding issues have been fixed and system is now fully integrated and functional, all error codes have been resolved. (Wiring and Coding)
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- Brake Lights now work (Wiring)

- Reverse Lights now work (Wiring)

- EOS port injection manifold is hooked up and working properly

- Custom Quad Projector Headlights are complete


I am BETA testing the new iOS JB4 Mobile which has some new features regarding ethanol content, a virtual ethanol sensor, and E content integration into port injection aglrithm via the JB4 PI controller. Pretty slick but my read outs seem to be a bit low vs what I think my actual content, I need to either test the actual E content of the ethanol, revert my E sensor connections so I can get content without any virtual sensor offset, or figure out what is causing the misread of my content.

I need to do this before I can really get the tuning (JB4 settings) dialed in. As it is the wagon is targeting 23psi and things look good although my LPFP is nearly out of pressure. Custom dual in tank LPFP setup is on the To Do list. Currently I am pretty happy with the performance of the wagon, it essentially puts all the power down in a straight line with a couple tire chirps here and there. I don't see myself pushing the motor much beyond where I am, perhaps up the boost a few psi once the fuel system is addressed.

Had a nasty surprise when I came out to the garage to find my shelving unit broke which sent a 15" loudspeaker and audio receiver crashing down into the passenger door and fender. I got luck as all of it except for a small dent buffed out, it could have been way worse. No big deal really as my exterior has imperfections from being a daily driver and these were just added to the collection.


Checking on LMA wiring


Turns out I wired the reverse switch from the trans (RED WIRE) into LMA pin 18 instead of 13, reverse lights and PDC now work.


Yes, I have a light bar for reversing
Yes, it is awesome.
No, it is not hooked up on a switch to blind people, it is wired in with oem functionality.



Referencing TIS online, Bentely manual, and my chicken scratch to isolate the DSC wiring issues


Back in for the DSC module


There were 3 sets of identical wires, 2 twisted pairs and 1 individual wires (marked with blue tape). One pair I had in the wrong location which resolved the brake light issue. When I swapped the other twisted pair (one was PT CAN) the car threw more errors and flipped the windshield wipers on permanently, lol clearly I had it right the first time.


After a few remote coding sessions @Levan-i was able to resolve my coding issue for me, he was instrumental in getting this resolved and I can't thank him enough for his time and effort. NO MORE ERROR CODES!


No more dash light!


Checked out a local BMWCCA San Diego Chapter event. BMWs, brats, girlfriend, dog, and the San Diego bay ....good day.



Getting lost


Last pic with the "unfinished" headlights



Finished up my custom headlights the night before Bimmerfest



They look "cool" but these things are all about output: sharp WIDE low beam with great control and a large high beam with great intensity.




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Holly Molly! That is freaking bright! I don't know if I will get a ticket for "too bright"!
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