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      03-02-2018, 10:50 AM   #89
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Ok what about the smell? Do you smell like a lawnmower after driving it? Smell it inside the vehicle also?
I just know I'm going to melt the cat media at some point with the tuning and fuel I'll be running. I'd rather remove it than run the risk of it fucking up an expensive turbo that took too much of my blood sweat and tears to install. Stinky exhaust be damned! But, I still want the catted version for visual inspection, when needed. I can trick the OBD scanner at the emissions place with a CatSim or similar. That combo there solves all of my problems for me.
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Ok so I added the final touch to the intercooler this weekend. I put the plastic flap I cut back in place with this flex tape:



Which I found at my local Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Flex-Tap...0405/302634866
It's pretty durable, it's sticky and it's a flat black finish. You can stretch it pretty far before it rips apart.

I used that flex tape only on the top side. In other words when you look from the outside of the bumper through the grill you can see it. I used a black 3M tape on the bottom. Something thin. The intercooler slides against the flex tape going in and out so I knew it needed to be something durable. When you stick it on make sure you have the flap straight down so that the tape does not hinder the flap from the full motion you'll need.

Ok so this last week I've been working a little each night when I got home on my flap 'retainer'. I used some C channel aluminum and cut it into a couple of 11 inch pieces facing each other and clamped them to the diffuser plate by 'interlocking' them. I used some of that Loctite Metal & Concrete Epoxy I used earlier to sandwich in some 1/8 inch flat aluminum into the C channel piece that I tapped as it needed to be a little thicker for that purpose. I used stainless steel M4 allen bolts for clamping them to the diffuser plate.





Then finally stainless M6 allen's to clamp the retaining plate. I added some #20 stainless washers (3 per bolt) as I found without them you can bend the C channel when tightening the M6 bolts on the plate. I just slid the washers in there and when tightening the M4's they held the washers.







Any care to guess what that white plastic plate is?

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      03-04-2018, 11:22 PM   #91
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Yes. Ok that's it. You are the second person to guess that quickly. I'm breaking open the McMaster catalog as I write this to order some plain black ABS.
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Yes. Ok that's it. You are the second person to guess that quickly. I'm breaking open the McMaster catalog as I write this to order some plain black ABS.
Ok I got some ABS from McMaster and made a new 'flap retainer'





Came out much better than I thought it would.
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Ok I got some ABS from McMaster and made a new 'flap retainer'





Came out much better than I thought it would.
Will be taking pictures this week as I put stock FMIC back on after a solid year of amazing performance

CTS Turbo FMIC allowed me great advantage against & beating every car who did not have a FMIC upgrade regardless of weight M235/335/435/535, even keeping up with Stock M3 ZCP DCT & Stock X5M
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Will be taking pictures this week as I put stock FMIC back on after a solid year of amazing performance

CTS Turbo FMIC allowed me great advantage against & beating every car who did not have a FMIC upgrade regardless of weight M235/335/435/535, even keeping up with Stock M3 ZCP DCT & Stock X5M
Why are you going back to stock IC?

Nevermind. I see why.

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Why are you going back to stock IC?

Nevermind. I see why.
save me some reading why is he going back
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Why are you going back to stock IC?

Nevermind. I see why.
save me some reading why is he going back
Car is going back to stock tomorrow, 9 months left on the lease and going to a new home. Unfortunately new owner doesn't want any of the mods.

Wish I could transfer all my mods to next bmw but so far look like only Bm3 Tune I can transfer

Downpipes, FMIC and Springs for sale
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aaahhhh ok thanks
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I was going to post my intercooler Install here but itís a CTS thread

http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showth...4#post23360464
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