Remember how you planned on installing gauges on November 18 of 2018?Well, just got home from day one of turboing the wagon. Got the oil pan off, exhaust off, coolant drained, coolant elbow off (took an hour by itself), and the front of the car lowered. Everything is going smooth.... too smooth almost (minus an end link needing to be cut). Time to get some zzzs, hit the store in the am and hopefully finish it tomorrow. Unofficially, everything in the pic with the parts is for sale. If anyone needs anything let me know.
The problem is there's no other replacement manifolds. Ebay is a no go, and a stock one is a bandaid... I've heard about the pope install, but ima pray it goes smoothlyGo with the gtx2860r gen 2! Also the pope manifold although good, can be a pain in the ass to install..
Fortunately, it does look like its mostly surface damage. I'm going to look at it later or wait til i get to VA Beach again and run by BMW and get someone to look at it. Just the principle sucksUpgrade.
Also a lot of that damage looks superficial and a good buff/claybar job could fix it.