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Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 06-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ForcedFirebird
^^^x3 More than once I have had a customer...

^^^x3

More than once I have had a customer come in the shop who did their own giubo and they shred before long when installed backwards. They have varying thicknesses and the thicker part needs to...
Forum: General Technical 06-17-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Surging is a sure sign of vacuum leaks post-AFM...

Surging is a sure sign of vacuum leaks post-AFM on these cars.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-15-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10,103
Views: 303,578
Posted By ForcedFirebird
This. I posted on e30t more than here...

This.


I posted on e30t more than here back in the day...RIP.
Forum: Alternative Tuning / W.A.R / Megasquirt / etc 06-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 341
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Odd, perhaps the bracket is bent/damaged. Of all...

Odd, perhaps the bracket is bent/damaged. Of all the m20's we have worked on the bracket adjustment is enough to make the CPS actually touch the relluctor wheel.
Forum: Alternative Tuning / W.A.R / Megasquirt / etc 06-14-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 341
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Try making the sensor air gap tighter, this...

Try making the sensor air gap tighter, this happens to me a lot on installs. The stock ECU doesn't much care if the gap is too large, but the MS does. The two 13mm screws that hold the CPS bracket...
Forum: Track & AutoX 06-14-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By ForcedFirebird
11"x11" of hydramat is ~$250 I have been...

11"x11" of hydramat is ~$250


I have been buying $60 eBay surge tanks and using e250 dual tank van external pumps, ~$100 for Bosch. I would say the price is comparable once you add in...
Forum: General Technical 06-12-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By ForcedFirebird
All cars are wired as manual, then the automatic...

All cars are wired as manual, then the automatic "loop" is added to implement the starter relay. All you have to do is move the black/yellow wire from the automatic harness loop directly to the key...
Forum: General Technical 06-11-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By ForcedFirebird
There is a starter relay under the dash and...

There is a starter relay under the dash and interrupts the voltage to the starter when not in park or neutral. When people tie the wires under the shifter instead of removing the automatic wiring...
Forum: M20 06-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Only came with cars that had the c191 injector...

Only came with cars that had the c191 injector harness and tee shaped expansion hose (that bracket holds both). The earlier 325i (and eta's) with the dual outlet water pump have the "P" clip that is...
Forum: Track & AutoX 06-10-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By ForcedFirebird
I just use surge tanks with 2 fuel pumps....

I just use surge tanks with 2 fuel pumps. Literally won't starve until it completely runs out of fuel.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-08-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10,103
Views: 303,578
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Apparently being "on the inside" isn't as cool as...

Apparently being "on the inside" isn't as cool as being "outside".

Hashtag m20
Forum: Group Buys 06-08-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 104,380
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Bahhhh. You '02 owners get all the fun. :(

Bahhhh. You '02 owners get all the fun. :(
Forum: Group Buys 06-08-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 104,380
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Quality>quantity. Relax my friend. Frank...

Quality>quantity.

Relax my friend. Frank delivers. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-04-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10,103
Views: 303,578
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Yup. That's how I like them. Pink/red but still...

Yup. That's how I like them. Pink/red but still have grain in the center.
Forum: M20 06-03-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Try some starting fluid. I have had e30's come in...

Try some starting fluid. I have had e30's come in the shop with clogged injectors/fuel rails recently. The steel fuel rail corrodes with ethanol in modern fuel. Since it's after the fuel filter, it...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-03-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10,103
Views: 303,578
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Been away from this thread, so a little catch up...

Been away from this thread, so a little catch up from the skimming...

Exodus, hang in there man. My 2nd 2 kids caused my wife health issues that completely disappeared once the kids were born....
Forum: M20 06-03-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By ForcedFirebird
More than likely they used a Victor Reinz head...

More than likely they used a Victor Reinz head gasket. They tend to leak under the #1 exhaust port - almost ALL m20's leak here since the head bolts are actually inside the oil return passages.

If...
Forum: M20 06-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Has the head been rebuilt? That's where the oil...

Has the head been rebuilt? That's where the oil goes when the valve seals are leaky - drips down the inside of the port and seeps out the stud hole.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 06-03-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Agreed. I was the one who actually suggested Varg...

Agreed. I was the one who actually suggested Varg would be fine with 2 of the pins. The local company that does all our shop flywheels told me a long time ago, the pins aren't large enough to throw...
Forum: M20 05-31-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 174,884
Posted By ForcedFirebird
The VIN number the ECU is from is on the ECU case...

The VIN number the ECU is from is on the ECU case (if still intact). You can use the last 7 digits to see what it originally came from.








Correct. Usually found in automatic cars for...
Forum: General Technical 05-28-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 925
Posted By ForcedFirebird
In Daytona I get 150 miles on a 16gal tank with a...

In Daytona I get 150 miles on a 16gal tank with a 180whp m20, or 1:45hr...

but that's avg of 90mph per lap, max velocity 147mph. lol

Car isn't street legal.
Forum: Group Buys 05-28-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,939
Posted By ForcedFirebird
You can just go directly to his site: ...

You can just go directly to his site:



http://gecoils.com/?page_id=9
Forum: Members Rides 05-28-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,227
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Replied to your PM just before seeing this post....

Replied to your PM just before seeing this post. :/ Only come on this site when working at the shop and we had the long holiday weekend. Email in my signature is always best.



Your AFR's look a...
Forum: Group Buys 05-23-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 104,380
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Factory finalized run, they'll ship to USA next...

Factory finalized run, they'll ship to USA next week.

There's 1 set unspoken for.

Cheers.
Frank

If anyone gets buyers remorse please pm me! Needing a set of these!!! Thanks!
Forum: Track & AutoX 05-21-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By ForcedFirebird
Yes m20. We typically dump 15gal per driver...

Yes m20. We typically dump 15gal per driver change. We modified the fill necks so we can use a 1" hose on a jerry rig style can with a big 3/4" vent hose. Takes 1.5min per fill up.
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