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  • dadsbmw
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    Anyone here have experience getting AC to work on an M5x/S5x motor in their e30? This is the last part I'm freaked out by, but want to complete with the swap.

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  • McGyver
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    annnnnnnd, things didn't work out. The u-joints on my driveshaft are shot (1989 325i Auto).

    Does anyone have a local shop they trust to rebuild, or who would I order from online?

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  • wworm
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    shearing water pump bolts...on the bike to work until I can get this puppy back together.

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  • McGyver
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    I'm gonna replace my CSB and guibo tonight?

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  • jpod999
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    No posts in over two weeks. Suppppp

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by Cabriolet View Post

    We are spending next weekend in Leavenworth. The beautiful days are really beautiful. But it's been raining a great deal of the time.
    You moved up about the same time I did when I left CA. I joked that if I didnt commit suicide by summer, Id be fine. I didnt, and Im sure you wont lol

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  • Cabriolet
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

    Yea, you missed the bike riding season. End of June/ Beginning of July (typically July 5th lol) begins the two months of heaven, then September brings back the gray.

    Theres definitely a lot of Pros if you can use the weather to your benefit. Glad you guys found something you're happy with. Huge E30 scene up there too, but you already knew that. Octoberfest begins soon so plan to head to Leavenworth if you havent already... I miss that place at times but 100% of my family that lives in America also lives in California so living up there became harder and harder.
    We are spending next weekend in Leavenworth. The beautiful days are really beautiful. But it's been raining a great deal of the time.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by Cabriolet View Post

    Thanks Simon,
    It has been an interesting change. the pros and cons list is HUGE. I had never guessed it would be such a change but the not state income tax saves us >20k/yr... I could buy a M3 and crash it every 2 years and still be ahead of living in CA. No smog but no lane splitting. my job is really cool but it is hard. The weather is by far the drawback. It's rainy enough to not be safe to motorcycle every day which sucks.
    We pay less per month to live in a 50% bigger place on the lake.

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    Yea, you missed the bike riding season. End of June/ Beginning of July (typically July 5th lol) begins the two months of heaven, then September brings back the gray.

    Theres definitely a lot of Pros if you can use the weather to your benefit. Glad you guys found something you're happy with. Huge E30 scene up there too, but you already knew that. Octoberfest begins soon so plan to head to Leavenworth if you havent already... I miss that place at times but 100% of my family that lives in America also lives in California so living up there became harder and harder.

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  • Cabriolet
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    E46s are such a good deal now.

    Cabriolet Best Wishes, you'll love the PNW. It was hard for me to move back to CA after being up there for ~7 years. I was supposed to be there for about 4, nearly doubled that without even noticing. Good times indeed.
    Thanks Simon,
    It has been an interesting change. the pros and cons list is HUGE. I had never guessed it would be such a change but the not state income tax saves us >20k/yr... I could buy a M3 and crash it every 2 years and still be ahead of living in CA. No smog but no lane splitting. my job is really cool but it is hard. The weather is by far the drawback. It's rainy enough to not be safe to motorcycle every day which sucks.
    We pay less per month to live in a 50% bigger place on the lake.

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  • betz
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    Originally posted by McGyver View Post

    I made an aluminum sleeve to sit on the lower spring perch nub, the sleeve keeps the riser pad(s) centered and allows me to stack higher than I would feel comfortable if I only had the nub. Then I made some HDPE disks to use as risers. Now that the fenders are rolled, I can lower the stack height, maybe even go back to just stacked spring pads.



    I know the Z3 axles/wheel bearings come in 3 sizes (4-cyl, 6-cyl, and M), but I had no idea they came with different track widths. Can someone back that up?



    This is what I what I want to avoid. It just doesn't make sense because I had this setup on my vert, but without the adjusters. On that car I had excessive camber but toe was within stock speck. Now I have corrected the camber, but the toe is in. I guess I need to sit down and think about how everything is related (TA angle, camber, & toe). Unless someone has an alignment rack I could use to experiment on?!?!?!
    I'm gonna go with the 6 cyl trailing arms being the issue somehow. If you search, I see people doing Z3 1.9 full assemblies or Z3 6 cyl hubs and bearings on E30 trailing arms. But never Z3 6 cyl full assemblies. Is the toe issue on both sides of the car? If so that would point to the trailing arms I think, seeing as both sides are identical, rather than something being bent or your welds being off. Especially considering you said the same settings were fine on another car w/o Z3 trailing arms.

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  • McGyver
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    Originally posted by betz View Post
    What risers? On the subframe?
    I made an aluminum sleeve to sit on the lower spring perch nub, the sleeve keeps the riser pad(s) centered and allows me to stack higher than I would feel comfortable if I only had the nub. Then I made some HDPE disks to use as risers. Now that the fenders are rolled, I can lower the stack height, maybe even go back to just stacked spring pads.

    Originally posted by betz View Post
    Also I think you're supposed to go with Z3 1.9 trailing arms because the six cylinder ones are too wide
    I know the Z3 axles/wheel bearings come in 3 sizes (4-cyl, 6-cyl, and M), but I had no idea they came with different track widths. Can someone back that up?

    Originally posted by betz View Post
    If nothing else, you will have to reweld the toe adjustment further to the right (?) so you can pull it back further and dial in the toe.
    This is what I what I want to avoid. It just doesn't make sense because I had this setup on my vert, but without the adjusters. On that car I had excessive camber but toe was within stock speck. Now I have corrected the camber, but the toe is in. I guess I need to sit down and think about how everything is related (TA angle, camber, & toe). Unless someone has an alignment rack I could use to experiment on?!?!?!

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  • betz
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    What risers? On the subframe? Also I think you're supposed to go with Z3 1.9 trailing arms because the six cylinder ones are too wide.

    If nothing else, you will have to reweld the toe adjustment further to the right (?) so you can pull it back further and dial in the toe.

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  • McGyver
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    I gotta problem with excessive rear tow in.

    I am on H&R Race Springs, Z3 6-cylinder trailing arms and hubs and some home-made risers to allow the old e38 Style 5's to fit (mock-up with H&R Sport springs):
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    I installed some adjustable TA brackets on my car, with the toe centered:
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    The car is at essentially stock ride height, and I have the toe fully adjusted out. Yet my rear wheels are toe'd in something stupid, making for a twitchy drive:
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    Will toe angle change with the angle of the trailing arm to the car? (is the trailing arm mounted square to the center-line of the car?) Would lowering the car a bit help things? Do I need to just re-weld the adjustment brackets based on the current geometry?

    I'd love to make a solid model in SolidWorks to play around with the angles, but I'm not sure how to make accurate models of the rear subframe, TA, etc.

    Any help would be awesome, thanks!

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  • dadsbmw
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    Hey everyone! Does anyone want to lend me a hand in finishing up this s52 build? Shoot me a message and we can work out details!

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  • wworm
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    e46 tourings are pretty sweet

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