QLM Recall/Maint Week 2019

Prius Hybrid System 8/8/19 (120,000) Evo Airbag recall (final) 8/9/19 (40,050) Clearbra redone – yellowing covered under warranty from Clear Auto Bra & XPEL’s 10 year. There were some concerns that paint would peel off, but for factory paint this is apparently not really an issue M3 Blower motor wiring 8/12/19 Positive battery terminal 8/12/19…

Stl Solo 2019-5 08112019 (M3)

Finally able to take the M3 out for the first event of the year. Was not intentional, but due to the tweaks I’ve been making to the Evo for track, I would end up using autocross as a tnt for the car to make sure everything was operating smoothly. This turned out to be the…

Reflector Caps (M3)

Minor cosmetic mod for the M3 – replaced the orange reflectors in the front bumper with Alpine White caps. I hesitated doing this mod because I think they don’t look very good, but I decided the orange reflectors look worse – and at least from 10ft, these won’t stand out as much as the orange…

UOA 06232019 (M3)

Shortly after flushing the Evo’s fluids, decided to change the M3’s oil, given it had been in the car for about a year. Ran Redline 5w50 as opposed to the Castrol 10w60, so it’s good to see wear looking ok here. Changed to Redline Race Oil 50wt with a Mann 926/5 Z filter for the…

M3 Interior Swap

Post will be updated as I continue to get new parts in Speed cloth powered front seats 10/21/18 Schroth Quick Fit Pro 10/21/18 Black armrest 10/29/18 Black Leather Door Cards 11/24/18 Headlight Condensation & Dry Out Cloth Interior 1/9/19 The only thing I didn’t quite care for on the M3 that I purchased was the…

Winter Projects 2018

Ended the 2018 season: 10th in Stl Solo 1st in BSCC The BSCC championship was extremely close – I led by 2 season points coming into the last event, which could easily slip through my fingers – however, with the last minute rain cancellation for the last event, the championship fell to me! With this…

E92 M3 – Ti Lug Nuts

As part of STM’s holiday sales, they had an absolutely insane deal on a set of titanium lug nuts. While these are “meant” for the Evo, they are open ended lug nuts using the 12×1.5 thread pattern – same as the E92 M3’s studs. I likely won’t swap these out for the chromoly ones until…