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  • 2mAn
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    Its nice having free time.

    I also like working from home. Im currently working from home, 300 miles from my home

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  • DEV0 E30
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    I've taken a pause in my schooling to get my house ready to sell, but then it's 100% focus back to it. It is weird, when you suddenly stop - you feel like you've unlocked time. It's odd. I will be getting back to that soon.

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  • Northern
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    Diff Shit
    Bearings arrived today for the LSD unit. I didn't make any progress since last post, so I'm probably going to try to clean up the rusty case today and hopefully assemble it tomorrow.

    In other news, I finally received marks back and had the closeout meeting for my capstone project, so it appears I'm finally done with school.
    Feels like I've been there forever - I hardly remember what I did before with my time.

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  • Melon
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    Called them up today, they were great about it, apologized and are sending me a replacement 2-day express.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

    Looking forward to the headline "Florida Man Arrested After Running a Meth for Bolt Head Scheme at Major Automotive Supplier."
    I saved you a seat

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  • roguetoaster
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    Originally posted by Melon View Post
    Haha, I'll call the flywheel vendor tomorrow, hopefully they can send a replacement bolt soon. They're near Orlando, so should be a couple of days shipping.
    Looking forward to the headline "Florida Man Arrested After Running a Meth for Bolt Head Scheme at Major Automotive Supplier."

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  • Melon
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    Haha, I'll call the flywheel vendor tomorrow, hopefully they can send a replacement bolt soon. They're near Orlando, so should be a couple of days shipping.

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  • roguetoaster
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    Originally posted by Melon View Post

    Oh yeah. Did that last Monday.

    Went to put the flywheel on, and one of the bolts is round, as in the hex was never put on the bolt at the bolt factory.
    Mmm, solid QC somewhere, which surprises me considering the reliability of a optical scan process differentiating between round and not round bolt heads.

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
    Damn, that's a steal..

    I would charge a lot more than that.. I'm assuming you took the trans out., right?
    Oh yeah. Did that last Monday.

    Went to put the flywheel on, and one of the bolts is round, as in the hex was never put on the bolt at the bolt factory.

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  • MrBurgundy
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    Damn, that's a steal..

    I would charge a lot more than that.. I'm assuming you took the trans out., right?

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

    That's what you think until you see the invoice line "Custom Polymer Transmission Case Repair - $1,382.33."
    He charged $250, I paid $260 cash since I could only get 20's from the ATM on Sunday.

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  • Melon
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    Transmission fixed!

    https://bit.ly/3b1crqy

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  • Northern
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    So I realized there are a few problems with my plan:
    The "clean" case I have is rusty on the inside
    Most likely going to need to mess with pinion shims, which means installing/removing the pinion a few times, probably ordering a few sets of shims and more crush sleeves.
    Sure installing/removing the pinion is *possible* without a press, but it involves heat and BFH so I imagine the bearing wouldn't enjoy that very much

    I also have an e30 2.93 open diff that wouldn't need nearly as much work since the pinion is already installed and all. Case is grubby, but I popped it apart and it was much better than expected.

    The e30/e36 final drive TIS is out there, so I was going off that, although the LSD stackup instructions are a little murky and it's lacking some torque specs.
    Other than some confusion about how they chose to say some weird shit instead of "convex up" with their Belleville washer instructions, it was smooth sailing to install the racing diffs clutch/plate upgrade and their carrier cap.
    I didn't have any clearance issues like some people so I didn't need to machine the cap.

    Unfortunately Rockauto has some wrong bearings listed (possibly for 168mm diff?) that of course I bought, so now I'm waiting on the correct ones.
    Then I clean up this case and start messing with the shims for lash.

    I'll post about it in my build thread whenever I actually finish it

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by McGyver View Post

    Are you going to document this anywhere? ...
    A build thread is a great place for that Northern !! haha

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  • McGyver
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    My current nonsense:
    Trying to make a 4 clutch 2.93 out of:
    an e36 328i ring & pinion
    e30 s3.73 case & LSD guts
    s2.79 LSD carrier
    racingdiffs cap + 4 clutch kit
    timken bearings
    BMW diff seal kit.

    What hope in hell do I have that either of the pinion shims are going to be remotely close to fitting? seems like I'm going to need to buy a lot of crush sleeves and a pinion shim kit
    Are you going to document this anywhere? I have an s3.73 that's going to get a 4-clutch upgrade. I've got all the precision tools and a full machine shop at my disposal, I'm just nervous about all the shimming stuff. I've got some info from a bunch of different sources, but i haven't found a single place that explains the whole process.

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