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    Upon closer inspection #5 was cracked



    New set of forged pistons and rods on the way
    "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

    1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
    2002 E39 M5

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      We'll dry sump this M20 next rebuild. Just because. This time we're going with a trap door oil pan. I'll post plans when it's done for anyone to duplicate.

      Remove stock baffle


      Cut off the stock sump


      Fine finish so it sits flat


      CAD the sides and top


      Add baffles


      "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

      1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
      2002 E39 M5

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        That motor was pretty short lived!

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          Oil starvation will do that
          "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

          1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
          2002 E39 M5

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            New custom catch can by Alexander Neumann in Indiana. Dual AN16 with enough venting. He does nice work.


            "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

            1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
            2002 E39 M5

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              New rods. Wife ironically says "Those look cost effective"

              "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

              1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
              2002 E39 M5

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                Originally posted by dvallis View Post
                New rods. Wife ironically says "Those look cost effective"

                I received somewhat similar comments when I installed my piston rings on the dining room table...

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                  Cost effective in that they'll help keep your engine in one piece

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                    Oil pan is coming along nicely







                    "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

                    1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
                    2002 E39 M5

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                      Baffles in progress

                      "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

                      1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
                      2002 E39 M5

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                        Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                        Check the little locating tab on the rocker shafts isn't protruding too much out of the head. The VC has a little "bridge" there that holds the tab down. If that tab is crooked, or raised, then it interferes with the VC sealing. The cover needs very little torque on the nuts to seal. I rub a ~1/32" layer of goop on there too (Right Stuff).
                        Just had to shout out the homie ForcedFirebird for this insight. I pulled my VC on Friday before racing at Homestead and sure enough, my rocker shaft "key" was sitting above the head by a good 2-3mm. Since I didn't want to adjust the rocker shaft positions, I just ground the key down slightly until it sat flush with the head. New gasket with a light skim of Right Stuff on both sides, and the VC did not leak one bit all weekend!

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                          Nice. Will be sure to check that.
                          "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

                          1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
                          2002 E39 M5

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                            Id be cautious of rivets internally in the pan.

                            I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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                              No kidding. They're just temporary. Baffles will all be tig'd into a single unit and rivets drilled out.
                              "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

                              1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
                              2002 E39 M5

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                                Got the trap doors and baffles done. A bit more finish work and it goes to the welder this week.

                                This is looking in from the bottom btw.

                                "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

                                1987 E30 3L Turbo Stroker Das Beast
                                2002 E39 M5

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