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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

    Thanks, I think the SSRs have complimented pretty much every E30 they have been on, but they go particularly well with this one.

    As for the dent, some idiot using his back up camera and not actually looking backed into me in a parking lot. Luckily, a quote requiring paint and body work VS an hour with the PDR guy means that I have some leftover cash for a 3-pedal conversion, amongst other things
    That's awful. PDR is definitely the way to go if it can be done.

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      Solid dude. Glad the PDR guy was able to get it back to 100%
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      Originally posted by 2mAn
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        popping out that dent out gave you at least one more cool point.

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          Was on vacation for a few weeks and came back to a car that wouldnít start. I was a little worried it might happen, got it jumped, drove around and had similar warning lights that the Cirrusly blue car. I knew this was a dead alternator so I took it straight home and into the garage before the battery would be drained. About 30 minutes to remove it and I took one pic of the work dealwithit.gif Got it installed in another 30 minutes and used the just-barely-running Roadster to jump the car and all is well again... Also headed over and picked up a skidplate and might be making a second run to pick up some more parts. M30 AFM is a for sure and maybe a pair of basketweave but those wonít be for me...
          Simon
          Current Cars:
          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
          Originally posted by Melon
          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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            I strongly advise against the m30 AFM swap. No reason to use it. The Porsche 944 turbo used the same exact AFM as the m20, but with a lot more power FYI.
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              To add, I have found ZERO power gains from using a 3.5" MAF on a 24v (na, even modified to make 255whp/248wtq). Anytime you put a flow sensor that bigger than the TB, you are just creating a tuning headache, the meter is NOT the restrcition, your throttle is at that point. ;)

              Put it this way...an LS1 uses a MAF almost the same size as a 24v. If they can make 300whp, why does a ~200-ish engine need a bigger flow meter than GM used on the LS?
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                I hear what you're saying, but my main issue will be the tuning. and someone who tried a lot of different combinations found that to be the best result AND passed smog makes me think the $20 for the M30 AFM is worth it, just to have.

                I want something that will pass smog, and the off-the-shelf tunes were a nightmare on the M52 and the suggestion of my local shop was to use the WAR chip combined with them dyno tune it, of course all of R3V suggested otherwise against the Miller stuff. At the end of the day smog is the ruler here and Im thinking I might need it.
                Simon
                Current Cars:
                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                Originally posted by Melon
                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                  For craps and giggles, are you able to test for smog off the record to check it before a referee?

                  Real easy to make the m20 run extra lean, just drop an ETA 2.5 bar fuel regulator in it. Works far better in the stock ECU than using an m30 AFM.

                  When a stock m20 is in good running condition, no reason to fail smog tests. They were extremely efficient for engine of the age bracket. Aside from worn rings and excessive oil burning (a catch can will negate that), they should pass a sniffer, even without a catalyst.



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                    Oh its not for now, it is for later when Im trying to get a 2.8 M20 to run right, look stock and pass smog
                    Simon
                    Current Cars:
                    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                    Originally posted by Melon
                    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                      Mini update from the last week. SoCal vintage happened, and it was awesome (as usual) I made sure to take a pic of my own car, and as usual itís a bad pic

                      Fast forward to this weekend and took a mini staycation trip to Ventura and we took PCH.. such a nice drive. The ETA struggled a little up the steeper inclines which combined with the sexy BMWs at the SoCal Vintage show has me motivated to get building.


                      Basically have the whole 5-speed swap ready. Picked up my lightened flywheel last week too. I was planning on doing a before and after weight like before but it already has 14# after written on it. I think itís just about time to start building the 2.8 M20. And Iíll leave you with one engine pic from the show. Internet hugs, likes and freedom bucks to those who can name all the badass stuff on it


                      Last edited by 2mAn; 11-20-2019, 02:24 PM.
                      Simon
                      Current Cars:
                      -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                      Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                      Originally posted by Melon
                      Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                        Do you expect a 2.8 to be a problem with smog? It should look identical and even if you go with Megasquirt its only a couple extra sensor wires.

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                          Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
                          Do you expect a 2.8 to be a problem with smog? It should look identical and even if you go with Megasquirt its only a couple extra sensor wires.
                          If it runs properly the car should pass just fine.
                          Simon
                          Current Cars:
                          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                          Originally posted by Melon
                          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                            m15 with alpina side draft carbs?

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                              Originally posted by luckybk View Post
                              m15 with alpina side draft carbs?
                              close... It IS an M10 motor and there are Alpina parts on there

                              BTW Hows your search coming? Throwing in the towel or no?
                              Simon
                              Current Cars:
                              -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                              Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                              Originally posted by Melon
                              Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                                Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

                                close... It IS an M10 motor and there are Alpina parts on there

                                BTW Hows your search coming? Throwing in the towel or no?
                                My search has been limited by my the means of my lifestyle but I am meeting to speak today about a potential new work situation, so knock wood!

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