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      04-06-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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Drives: 2009 M3 Coupe DCT
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Georgia

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WOW a true DIY newbie! New tool box and a friend's garage!

This will be a true test for you and will defiantly provide some confidence to other potential ESS customers that might want to self install the kit.

Step 36/152. Pulling the fan out and back in is a little tricky. I placed a very thin piece of sheet metal between the fan motor and the radiator hose to help the assemble slide out/in. The radiator hose wants to grab the fan motor as it comes by.

Step 79. I had to modify the aluminum quick connector to fit my OEM connector (I have a 2009 model).

Step 103. Only shows the A/C belt routing for cars produced before 06/08 (single sided belt). Roman might have updated the instructions by now include the belt routing for cars produced after 06/08 with the dual sided belt.

Step 146. Installing the air filter/hose assembly is a little tricky and it's a real tight fit.

Good luck!
2012 Blue Pearl GT-R
1068whp & 906wtq on E85 / 60 - 130 MPH in 3.8 secs

2009 BMW M3 ESS Supercharged / Nitrous - 10.87 @ 131 MPH / 60 - 130 MPH in 6.23 secs

Last edited by mikewads; 04-06-2010 at 06:08 PM.