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Old 01-21-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Doogee E90 Racecar Thread

I didn't think I was going to create a thread involving the new car but I figured I could share a little bit. I won't be going nearly as in depth as my E36 M3 build.

I picked up a 2006 325i last Friday. The owner claimed the car had a brand new clutch installed but it didn't work. Sure enough the pedal wasn't going to the floor.

Rudy came down to the shop to help me out with pulling the transmission off to check out the situation. A job that should of taken 3 hours turned into 7 hours because of the previous owners attempt to change it himself.

Got the transmission off and it did indeed have a brand new OEM clutch and pressure plate but the SAC hadn't been set. So without any special tools or experience with this, Rudy created a "custom" clutch alignment tool and we ended up using the hoist to compress the springs on the pressure plate.

It was nice to get the car on the hoist and see the underside in fantastic shape. Nice shiny bolts still.

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$800 clutch alignment tool.


Heavy duty pressure plate compressor.



I'll be driving the car until spring and I'll start stripping the car then. After cruising around a little bit, I wouldn't mind selling my E36 DD and buying another E90. It's such a nice car to drive.

As for timeline. I hope to have the car stripped, caged, painted, along with some suspension done by the summer. Then I can fly around Mosport with it a few times and enter some regional races.

The ultimate goal is CTCC in a few years.

Hope you guys enjoy this one as much as the last.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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Is this the front wheel drive model?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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Is this the front wheel drive model?
Those were only sold in Poland.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:35 AM   #5
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Is this the front wheel drive model?
WOW... These only came in front wheel drive. That's why the e90 is such a bad platform compared to the almighty e36..

Let the games begin!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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WOW... These only came in front wheel drive. That's why the e90 is such a bad platform compared to the almighty e36..

Let the games begin!
You're such a dum dum, they came in rear wheel and 4 wheel drive too. But you're right about the e36 being waaaaaay better.

You guys wanna meet up at Timmies parking lot tonight? I think the del sol we were drooling over last time will be there again.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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I'll bring beer and popcorn for the discussion and drooling over said del sol
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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Pfft e90s, coulda had a del sol :p

I love the custom tools lol
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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Is this the front wheel drive model?
buwhahahahahaha



you arent driving around on those tires in the winter are you?

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prob a great deal on that car. They are comfy for sure but boring imo(in street trim)
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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Looking good man! Pumped to see this thing on track next year.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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you arent driving around on those tires in the winter are you?

gnsp
Buddy... there is tons of grip with those Azenis on ice. I speak from experience on the test drive lol. Seriously though, go back to the OP and try again.

On that note, my winters are gonna look so much better on this car than sitting on some random dudes E30 racecar roller in storage
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #12
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The scary part is BMW did an owners servey and over 80% did not know which type of drive(front, rear or all wheel) their BMW was.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:34 AM   #13
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I ROFL'ed at the original for sale ad; "new clutch, will need adjustment", did this guy think he was selling an Mk2 VW!? lol

PS, new(er) cars are addictive as DD's! Be warned!
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Those were only sold in Poland.
Got a good chuckle out of your response
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What the hell happened here? Lmao.

Nice purchase - looking forward to the build!
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