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As the title states, I'm doing a bsd install right now, and I'm having some trouble dropping the pan. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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As the title states, I'm doing a bsd install right now, and I'm having some trouble dropping the pan. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Pull the ac compressor stud, I think its a 4mm.

I used a standard claw hammer against the cv axle intermediate shaft on the drivers side of the oil pan, closesest to the firewall. Theres a little projection you can get the claw on, then leverage against the cv axle intermediate shaft. This was the only way I could crack the pan loose.
 

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Report back with how the car performs after you have it all completed. I am interested in doing this myself but am worried about excessive vibration and if the performance improvement, if any, is worth the work.
 

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Report back with how the car performs after you have it all completed. I am interested in doing this myself but am worried about excessive vibration and if the performance improvement, if any, is worth the work.
Well, there is noticeable vibes, very noticeable if you have full mounts. The car does rev a bit faster though, so mission accomplished. I think I have like 20,000 miles with my BSD. Maybe even more at this point.

Its not for "sensitive" people, thats for sure.
 

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Report back with how the car performs after you have it all completed. I am interested in doing this myself but am worried about excessive vibration and if the performance improvement, if any, is worth the work.
Vibes are extremely tolerable, I haven't really noticed anything excessive after ~200 miles. Definitely revs faster, easier to rev match, and it doesn't hang anymore
 

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Vibes are extremely tolerable, I haven't really noticed anything excessive after ~200 miles. Definitely revs faster, easier to rev match, and it doesn't hang anymore
I take it you are on stock motor mounts?

I happened to be on full motor mounts (TTR PSMM +DSMM and CPE stage 2) before I did mine, there was quite the difference with the BSD. And it sounds like the car is going to explode when you decel in gear from like 3k rpm down to 2800rpm iirc.

Did you get a baffle?

Im running the Massive Speed with Baffle.
 

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I think I'll wait on this. If I was building a track car I would definitely do it, but my ST is my local commuter. I don't think I want to make the drive any more uncivilized than it is now. I am already on the fence on whether I am going to keep my Magnaflow exhaust or not.
 

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I take it you are on stock motor mounts?

I happened to be on full motor mounts (TTR PSMM +DSMM and CPE stage 2) before I did mine, there was quite the difference with the BSD. And it sounds like the car is going to explode when you decel in gear from like 3k rpm down to 2800rpm iirc.

Did you get a baffle?

Im running the Massive Speed with Baffle.
I'm running the Jbr kit with the baffle, I'm on the e-focus rmm right now, plan on doing the Jbr 88 within the next few weeks. Nvh really doesn't bother me too much, I drove a wrangler before I got the FoST
 

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I did the BSD 2 months ago (drove the car for a couple days before parking it) but I think it depends on the car for vibes, cause mine oddly got smoother without it. I only have the Cobb RMM mind you.
Does drive much nicer, rev's much quicker, pulls harder, and in my case made the car run smoother. I have just about 90,000km on my car, about 60,000 with the RMM.
 
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