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    Originally posted by hankolerd View Post
    Why would you want to drill a hole in your thermostat? Surely that will just cause you more headaches down the road. You want your engine to warm up to operating temperature as quickly as possible, because when it is cold (or really hot) is when you get the most wear+tear on your engine.

    I remember on my e36 after doing the thermostat it immediately shot up into the red when I started driving. In my case I also had air in the system, but just jacking up the front end and loosening the bleed screw on the top of the radiator, then starting the car and running with the heater on seemed to get rid of all the air. I am not familiar enough with your set-up yet, but I imagine the process should be pretty similar.

    It could just be that your gauge is not calibrated right. If you know anyone with a temperature gun you could check your hose temperatures to get an idea of your operating temp when your gauge shows 3/4.

    And I can't recall now, but isn't the top hose the return hose (gets hot first), and the bottom hose is the feed hose (stays cold longer)? If that is the case the top hose should get warm when your thermostat opens up, and the bottom hose should get warm a short while later, after all of the fluid has circulated through the radiator. Though maybe I have the flow direction backwards.

    On some thermostat's, they come with pre-drilled holes to help elevate the air pockets that get stuck, making bleeding the system a helluvah lot easier. This hole is tiny, but helps fluid and air get by if need be.

    My set up (S52 with M20 late model radiator, late model coolant res) doesn't have a bleeder screw...but I may just add one now....We will see.
    -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
    91' 318iS - S54/6MT Swapped
    08' E90 M3 6MT - Daily
    04' Chevy Duramax CCLB - Work Truck/Hauler


    Originally posted by IronJoe
    Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

    Originally posted by 2mAn
    Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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      Originally posted by spiDmang View Post
      My initial thought was a stuck closed t-stat, so I said eff it and pulled it. Tested it out, and it opened right up at 195+- degrees (88c)...wtf is going on? could my gauge be reading way wrong? is my 3/4 mark half?! I am so god damn confused on this thing.
      I may be a little more paranoid of these cooling systems than you. I went with a 80C thermostat and a new radiator. I should run an 88C now I know for sure the whole system works.

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        My m42 has a little passage, like a 3mm notch in the thermostat hole so it can bleed easier, seems like a little hole in the t stat couldn't really hurt much...
        -Christian

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        Originally posted by roguetoaster
        Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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          Word. I hadn't heard of that before, but I am relatively new to the e30 platform :up:

          So I swapped the distributor cap + rotor and engine coolant sensors. Everything is nice and smooth when cold, but didn't seem to fix my warm engine idle issue. I suspect the AFM at this point. Maybe I need to send it off to BavRest, or start saving for a Miller MAF.

          Any thoughts?
          Cold: https://youtu.be/7F1peZwmLPc
          Warm: https://youtu.be/HREDSS-yX8k

          Daniel
          1990 M3 - http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=376104
          2011 328i Sport Wagon - 6sp Manual, RWD, Sport

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            Does anyone around here play rugby?
            Hank Ahrens
            1984 Alpine Coupe
            1978 911sc

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              Originally posted by ahrensNW View Post
              Does anyone around here play rugby?
              Not rugby but I did start playing disc golf last summer.

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                Originally posted by hankolerd View Post
                Word. I hadn't heard of that before, but I am relatively new to the e30 platform :up:

                So I swapped the distributor cap + rotor and engine coolant sensors. Everything is nice and smooth when cold, but didn't seem to fix my warm engine idle issue. I suspect the AFM at this point. Maybe I need to send it off to BavRest, or start saving for a Miller MAF.

                Any thoughts?
                Cold: https://youtu.be/7F1peZwmLPc
                Warm: https://youtu.be/HREDSS-yX8k
                The Miller setup is a nice upgrade for the S14, especially since I think they have figured out how to go Alpha N, so you wouldnt have to upgrade again down the road if thats another planned upgrade
                Simon
                Current Car:
                -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



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                  Originally posted by RainRider View Post
                  Not rugby but I did start playing disc golf last summer.
                  This is hilariously opposite of one another. Disc golf might be the least contact sport I know outside of golf.


                  I don't play rugby but a couple of people at my gym do. One of them was on the US National team a few years back and plays on the weekends up at Marymoor.
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                    Originally posted by ncsubowen View Post
                    This is hilariously opposite of one another. Disc golf might be the least contact sport I know outside of golf.
                    Then you're playing it wrong! You do know you're only suppose to play when inebriated?

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                      Mounted my new wheel today, I love this thing.

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                        Originally posted by 4tDX View Post
                        Then you're playing it wrong! You do know you're only suppose to play when inebriated?
                        haha thats right

                        Seth, love the new wheel too - never seen one myself. the speed holes definitely look old school!!

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                          Looking good! Speedholes? Lol

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                            Originally posted by kid325e View Post
                            Looking good! Speedholes? Lol

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                            You know...when you go fast. And stuff
                            -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
                            91' 318iS - S54/6MT Swapped
                            08' E90 M3 6MT - Daily
                            04' Chevy Duramax CCLB - Work Truck/Hauler


                            Originally posted by IronJoe
                            Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

                            Originally posted by 2mAn
                            Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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                              Originally posted by kid325e View Post
                              Looking good! Speedholes? Lol
                              they add 15hp, no shit
                              Hank Ahrens
                              1984 Alpine Coupe
                              1978 911sc

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                                Go Hawks
                                Hank Ahrens
                                1984 Alpine Coupe
                                1978 911sc

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