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      07-07-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Brake fluid reservior not same as power steering

So I decided to upgrade my brake fluid to RBF600 so that I could avoid boiling my brake fluid on the track.

So Problem 1, where are the center jack points!! Some research locates the front jack point easily, and I decided the rear diff is beefy enough for the rear. Note that the jack barely fits under the car.

Problem 2, where are the side mount points? I find those plastic pieces that seem to make no sense. I call the dealer and ask about special adapters or jacking kits... none. Okay, so jack stands right on the plastic pieces. I later find that people have fabricated their own rectangular inserts or have used hockey pucks (i don't know how this works). Release the jack and predictably the plastic mounting points deform.

Wheels come off np and I start emptying the fluid and refilling the reservoir.

Problem 3, WHERE'S THE RESEVOIR. Did minimal research, found nothing, so i conclude it is the reservoir near the front left of the engine compartment. Pump, fill, pump, fill. The reservoir does not go down. Confused I google the number on the reservoir cap to find out it it power steering fluid. What an idiot I am.

I find the correct brake fluid reservoir which is under a panel on the back right side of the engine compartment, finish bleeding the brakes, siphon out the fluid in the power steering fluid, go all the way to BMW to get the right power steering fluid cause its BMW only fuild, and finally drive away.

Lesson learned... do more research than necessary.

Now if I can only figure out a square 18" tire setup with r compounds, I'm set for the track.
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      07-16-2008, 07:53 PM   #2

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the PS fluid is just pentosin 11S...
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      07-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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Feel your pain, the jack points are completely retarded with those plastic inserts...
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      07-16-2008, 11:56 PM   #4
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