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      01-10-2017, 09:36 PM   #265
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has anyone figured out a way to do a quick opening valve at the bottom of the windshield washer reservoir to drain it for the track (and fill it back up after)? seems like an easy way to ditch 8-10lbs.
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It'd be trivial to put a hole in tank and put a 3/8" pvc tap in it with some sealing glue and a check valve to just push with a screw driver or something g when you want to drain it through the liner. Whether it holds up to long term use would be a question
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has anyone figured out a way to do a quick opening valve at the bottom of the windshield washer reservoir to drain it for the track (and fill it back up after)? seems like an easy way to ditch 8-10lbs.
Maybe just keep a minimal amount in the resevoir (ie enough for a few uses, then partially refill when it's out)?
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Maybe just keep a minimal amount in the resevoir (ie enough for a few uses, then partially refill when it's out)?
i kinda already keep it at a minimum.
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So yesterday I removed front passenger seats from my e92m3 and 135i.
M3 seats are with power/heated and 135i is manual, no power/heated.
Removed them right before the track season here, just for track days.
Very easy to remove, just unbolt 4 bolts and unplug the unit.
I was shocked how heavy the non powered seat was, if not the same, maybe 2 pounds lighter than powered one.
I think its about 65 pounds or so.
Going to remove rear seats too and about 110 pounds will be gone just like that.
Cheapest go fast mode I have ever done
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...and now I don't want manual seats anymore, thanks for curing me of that
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....lol, the reason I bought 135i(I got both cars brand new)w/ manual seats was because I thought they were significantly lighter...
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I bet the lower seating position is nice to have, and it's one less thing that can short and cause a battery drain, so still worth it knowing what I know about BMW's and long-term ownership, heh
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I was shocked how heavy the non powered seat was, if not the same, maybe 2 pounds lighter than powered one.
I think its about 65 pounds or so.
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...and now I don't want manual seats anymore, thanks for curing me of that
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....lol, the reason I bought 135i(I got both cars brand new)w/ manual seats was because I thought they were significantly lighter...
I dunno about the 135i seats, but BMW says the manual M3 seats are 22lbs lighter per pair:
"The new Manual M Sport Seats (M3 Sedan, Coupe) offer the same adjustments as the previous electric seats but with manual adjustment in order to save weight (approximately 5kg per seat) and expense when power memory seats are not required. Lumber support and seatback side bolters remain electrically adjustable. Power Seats remain standard in the M3 Convertible."

Has anyone measured how much lower you can supposedly sit with the manual seats? My E90 has the manual ones but I don't have a power seat to compare to.

At any rate, it is indeed one less thing to break. My E39 M5's driver seat stopped working in one direction most of the time, which forced me in into an uncomfortable driving position until it decided to work again or I got it fixed. And that's not even the infamous E39 "twisted seat" issue in which one side's adjustment teeth would strip and so one side of the seat back would move but not the other. At least a couple hours to DIY that fix.
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      04-08-2017, 12:22 AM   #274
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Just looked it up. The weight of non powered 135i front seat is 66.14 pounds.
I believe its heavier than e9x m3 powered seats.
I had no idea they were so heavy. Now I am thinking to remove the driver seat too
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Just looked it up. The weight of non powered 135i front seat is 66.14 pounds.
I believe its heavier than e9x m3 powered seats.
I had no idea they were so heavy. Now I am thinking to remove the driver seat too
That is crazy heavy. Exactly double what my stock Honda S2000 seats weighed. I was actually kind of pissed because I replaced those with name brand carbon one-piece race seats and only saved 6lbs per seat!
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Front and rear windshields.

Scrape away deadening after you remove the carpets.

M3 and BMW badges + side grills and led markers. 1.6lb. Free.


Divorce. Weight savings- varies depending your type. Cost- YMMV.
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