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  • jgilber0
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    Originally posted by e30davie View Post
    Yer i dunno either. With that distributor location what engine is? my m20b23 is like that but you guys dont have m20b23. unless its an early m20b27 maybe they had the dizzies down there too? but then he said its a 1992...which would be late model.....

    While doing some painting at home and was washing the wall in prep, turned around and while the wall was drying gave the car a quick wash.....
    Looking good!

    Here’s the whole Bentley diagram:. Sorry to confuse everyone, I was just trying to illustrate a fuel injector.

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  • jgilber0
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    It’s from the cross-section illustration in the Bentley manual that shows how the fuel injection system works. Somewhat of a schematic. It’s on page 20 in the fuel section.

  • e30davie
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    Yer i dunno either. With that distributor location what engine is? my m20b23 is like that but you guys dont have m20b23. unless its an early m20b27 maybe they had the dizzies down there too? but then he said its a 1992...which would be late model.....

    While doing some painting at home and was washing the wall in prep, turned around and while the wall was drying gave the car a quick wash.....

    Soon there will be e30 upgrades, soon.

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  • roguetoaster
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    What in the world is that first pic supposed to actually illustrate?

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  • jgilber0
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    Installed rebuilt injectors from CA Tuned on my 92 cabrio today! I got a lot of help from two friends which made the job a lot faster and easier. Learnings:
    1. No need to remove valve cover or intake manifold but the intake manifold brace must come off
    2. Car sat for a week, hardly any fuel spilled. Still, it was good to have a fire extinguisher ready.
    3. Electrical connectors popped off easily, no need to remove the electrical conduit, just push it out of the way
    4. Steel retainer clips came off with a hook tool. Keep a magnetic probe handy to catch them.
    5. Clean out the holes with carb cleaner and compressed air. Mine were filthy with grit and oil.
    6. New injectors don’t have to go in tightly, they feel wobbly even when fully inserted
    7. Use a magnetic probe to hold, align, and push on the steel retaining clips
    8. Don't forget to reinstall the intake manifold brace or you’ll have a vacuum leak. Ask me how I know...
    9. My car ran like crap and had a miss after we were done, but a short drive with heavy acceleration cleared it all up. Don’t be afraid to drive it if it runs roughly at first.
    10. I would rate this job as tricky but not difficult. Tools required included 8mm and 10mm sockets, hook tool, large screwdriver for prying off the electrical and fuel bars. Carb cleaner and compressed air were also needed.
    Many thanks to my friends Johnny and Sean for their help!

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  • Cathedral
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  • htseng
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    Replaced this weatherstrip today with a used one from picknpull. Oddly the replacement was in pretty good shape off a 1990. Mine is a 1993.


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  • LowR3V'in
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    put in a new brake switch because it broke the stock one doing pedal bushings.

    new one is alittle longer and does not have a cuchunk when depressed i'm thinking
    it has a different type of switch like a tps.

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  • Slybeanx
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    So after taking a month to do my water pump and timing belt + taking the hood off for paint, new hydraulic hood pro +many other side projects in the way. I now cant get the car to turn over, battery is toast, ordered new relays and a CPS. But today i get to buy new sport seats :D

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  • 325e '87
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    Got my spal fan and new condenser in, everything back together now. Took me 3 days.....



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  • Singulaarity
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    This past weekend... Painted engine bay, front subframe in, rebuilt z3 rack, put on front suspension and got the entire chassis back rolling.

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  • LowR3V'in
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    i did this acouple days ago.

    check out the balancing holes.
    never had one balanced looks like they are not very balanced at least 30 years later.

    Balance puck by jet jones, on Flickr

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  • LowR3V'in
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    so i had to replace the clutch slave because i'm stupid.

    Replacement was on the more expensive side.
    sachs being like $15 bux. mine is matalli @ $35.
    made out of cheap chinease cast iron.

    But the one i took out was a niiiiice, and aluminum, that's $123.
    dammit. oh well...

    $125 by jet jones, on Flickr
    Nice by jet jones, on Flickr

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  • efficient
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    just seen my car from the 2nd floor of my house and said to myself soon ill take you out for a spin

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  • 325isman
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    Tried toget my barn find 86 325es started

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