UOA 12072019 (Evo)

UOA for the Evo with regular Red Line 5w30. Ton of hard usage ont he car, 3-4 track days, a few autocrosses, etc. The regular RL 5w30 seems to be showing a little weakness here again with the copper number. I may switch back to the race oil, especially given how well it did and…

M3, Evo Alignment Check up & Tire Flip

Based on the condition of the tires, I decided to bring the M3 in to the shop to make sure everything was still spot on. The tire look brand new flipped & the alignment was a touch off in the front, a bit of toe out there. Zeroe’d out now, and the rear alignment was…

Detailing – M3

Had some time to finally detail the M3 over the Labor Day Weekend. Went out and bought a ton of Adam’s products: Ceramic Coating Surface Prep Car Wash Charcoal Odor Bags x3 Detail Spray x2 (free) Interior Goo x2 Carpet & upholstery cleaner Interior deail spray Clay Bar x2 Worked really well – washed the…

Rebuilt Brembo Calipers (Evo)

Had the Brembos rebuilt for the Evo, initially to replace and see if any softness was due to the calipers/condition of them. There were a few minor leaks on the backs of the calipers from the lines as well, and it turned out driver’s side caliper was leaking, looks to be a torn piston seal.…

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…

Girodisc Rotors (X Front, 8/9 Rear)

Just purchased and mounted new 2-piece Girodisc rotors for both the front and rear. This replaces my old DBA5000 front & DBA4000 rear setup. These are super-light high-end 2-piece rotors that look great and decent amounts of weight. While the previous DBA set I have still has tons of life, I was planning on making…