It was at 2012 that I was introduced to the concept of the 24 hrs endurance run names BMW Owners Society of Saferiders . Originally it was exclusive to BMW M... Show moreotrad owners and bikers alike but couple of years back it was opened to cars.
I fantasized of joining this elite fun run event but I wasnt sure of the health of my Adventure since it has already ran 210, in it's odometer. It took me two years to prepare the car properly. From the preparation of the ff things:
-change fluids (apparently my 4d56 was bulletproof and using a compression test yielded a bill of good health)
-change all the belts
- radiator overhaul
Last Feb 2014 my months of preparation I jumped the gun and joined the line up of runners!
Here are some of the photos I managed to capture during the event.
Cockpit shot with 3 navi tools.
2nd Pitstop and way point.
After 23 hrs of being awake this is what you can experience. Fatigue!
The secret to staying up 24 hrs is to be in the point of starvation. After the 1,200 finish line at 23hrs & 30mins we treated ourselves to a hefty dinner.
Fried chicken never tasted so goood!
The aftermath of the 2014 BOSS Ironman Challenge...a 5 O'clock shadow and a grimey body. My navigator/mechanic and I were so proud of our achievent that we didnt wash my car for a week. The bugs splatters and mud in the wheel well were like medals that i showed off proudly!
Tools and supplies
-plenty of drinking water (back up for radiator coolant) and juices
-2 spare tires
-2 jack stands
-carton to act as a mechanics matt and to protect the carpet from scuffing.
-torque wrench and cross wrench
Up to now the engine bay has remained unmodified like this Pic.
Gunning for 320, KM in the odometer with the original engine!
Originaly, I wanted a 5 series. e39 with a manual transmision and a 2.5 stright six engine. But I fell for this 320i when it was first shown to me. I bought ... Show morethis car last July of 2008. This was my very first car that i bought for myself and certainly hope it's not the last. This car was originaly owned by an old couple whom my parents are close friends with. When i bought it it had ran aproximately 49,000km and has never seen life outside Metro Manila. The preveious owner said that the farthest it went was Brent in the south and this was back when the married couple still had children studying in that school.When I took it home, thats where the fantasizing and modifications start. Originally, i wanted to place a complete AC Schnitzer Type 2 body kit on my 3 series but there were so many unknowns with regards to the car. So i told myself that I'll have fun with the car first and use it until the next servicing comes.Unfortunately, the first concerns that came to my attemtion were the 4 tires on this car. It originally, ran on 15's with 225 45 R15 Continental tires. All 4 of them were so worn that the metal inside the tires were already hitting inside my wheel arches. Thud! Thud! Thud! was the sound that alerted me to this dilemma. Apparently, these 4 tires were never replaces since the car was bought. Thats how old these rubbers were...12 years old (AMAZING!). So i called up the casa and inquired on how much the 4 oem tires were and they told me that it will cost 50k to import and replace all the 4 tires.I almost fell off my seat in awe how much those tires were.So I went to Banawe to canvas the tires and unfortunately these Continental 225 45 R15 are no longer sold here in the Philippines and neither did the other brands like Yokohama, Bridgestone, etc. sold these specs. This was good news, now i can finally buy new rims and tires rather than get the OEM specs tires. Here was where the rim hunting began.I told myself that i will only place era correct mods on my car so as to keep the vintage feel of my ride. Its one thing to place flashy one of a kind body kit on a car but to place the era correct and specs correct mods is another thing. Era correct mods can evoke a certain nostalgia and emotion to another person whos viewing the car.I.E. An owner who drove a 1996 3 series would say, "That looks like the car i owned 13 years ago back when i was still chasing after the ladies, but this one looks like its has not aged one day."And also I love mods that keep to the true feel of the car and mods that withstand time. So i chose the AC Schnitzer aftermarket mods. What im gunning for is to hear, "Nice car!" and not "Nice bodykit." neither, "Nice rims." Why? coz I want the person to see the totality of the car and not its parts.MODS:1. 17's Type 2 AC Schnitzer rims2. Type 1 AC Schnitzer Front Lip3. Type 1 AC Schnitzer Trunk Spoiler4. Euro Plates with original numbers5. Aftermarket 6x9 rear speaker adapters with Pioneer 400 watt 6x9 speakers (stealth sounds) Other than these mods i just decided to keep the car stock and keep it running factory specs. Its an aging car and it what it needs is TLC under the hood. Interior Show Less
SIR (Subic International Raceway) JAN 2010A better shot of the Pins. My favorite part of my car actually. Its lines! :)