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Old 07-13-2016, 04:26 PM   #31
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Chatting with my old man about my plans, & after that now I'm looking for a spare short engine to tear down;

PPM rod & piston combo 11.0:1 comp
New rod & main bearings
Sort oil pump/nut
Just an FYI, if you decide to purchase the PPM rods, have them check by a machine shop.
I bought a set and the big end was so out of whack they needed to be resized.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:58 PM   #32
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That's a really good suggestion for all aftermarket rods especially with more budget ones and if you're changing preload on the bolt when upgrading to ARP rod bolts or something it's a good idea to check them and rehone as needed
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:15 PM   #33
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Thanks for the forewarning, I'll be getting the rods & rotating assembly balanced & the rods checked over for anything untoward.

Thanks for the PM Digger I'll get in touch with Tony, I don't necessarily want to rush this so if he has a lead in time I'll be happy to wait.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:20 PM   #34
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I would use whoever can do the job first. Either Rama or tk will do a great job and are the only two I'd give work to personally in the area as they both know what it takes to port a head properly and have done BMW heads before . Their engines always make good power with nice area under the curve so you can't go wrong.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:32 PM   #35
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itb's are in my possession, going to pull them apart & change the o-rings along with a general clean up.



also decided to improve power but a minimum 10kw.... got my rocker cover dipped just waiting on a satin clear finish this was the pic I got of the progress yesterday

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Old 07-19-2016, 07:03 PM   #36
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That's a cool finish.
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Rosewood timber ?
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:24 PM   #38
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very close, its a cherrywood finish but will have a satin clear to flatten it off a little.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:37 PM   #39
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Are the itb's 46mm or 48mm? Did you find your adapters for your itb's?
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:49 PM   #40
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Are the itb's 46mm or 48mm? Did you find your adapters for your itb's?
They are the 46mm b36's, Im planning to purchase the adaptors from eBay.de planning to order them thos coming week. Have had a couple of mixed messages on their quality & from Lorin's post the required lots of head porting
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Years ago I bought itbs adapters from Europe. They look good for me...


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Old 07-21-2016, 03:01 PM   #42
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Moving right along. I can't wait too see how the ports line up.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:12 PM   #43
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happy with the final product of the cover



My head goes off to the get some love in 3wks time(feels like forever), waiting on the delivery of the adapters I'll get photos of the ports to show how they line up & how much material will be removed.

Working out injectors to suit I don't require a huge increase but want to give myself a little bit of head room considering the s38b38 injectors which are 270cc.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:34 PM   #44
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Had a play with the adapters which arrived just over a week ago, picking up some new mounting hardware this evening. Like others who have bought these adapters fair chunk of meat needs to be shaved of the head to port match them. But it I had a smile on my face seeing them mounted(even if only a trail fit)









Had the e30 out that a euro meet on the weekend, then got to stretch the m30's legs on the way home through some twisty back roads.



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Old 10-12-2016, 02:26 AM   #45
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The woodgrain rocker cover looks great mounted Anthony.

Any further progress on your engine?

It's funny how BMW made so many similar but different blues & silvers in the e30 run - your car looks quite different to my cirrus blue car, slightly brighter / bluer, where as mine is closer to a slightly bluish version of lachs silver. None the less they're only subtly different and actually my car parked next to a lachs car is also only a slightly different colour.
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