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Forum: General Technical 06-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By jbontke
Check the ABS sensor plugs, most of the time the...

Check the ABS sensor plugs, most of the time the plastic connector is crumbling. The wires could be making contact with each other or the chassis ground.
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 06-24-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By jbontke
You are aware that resurfacing a block means...

You are aware that resurfacing a block means pulling and disassembling the engine, right? If you are that far in, may as well rebuild as needed. You have to pull the head to check if the block...
Forum: General Technical 06-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By jbontke
Are lifters are adjusted properly??

Are lifters are adjusted properly??
Forum: V8 Swap 06-14-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By jbontke
Explain your reasoning?

Explain your reasoning?
Forum: M20 06-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By jbontke
If you know putting power from #30 to #87 lets...

If you know putting power from #30 to #87 lets the car run, I would focus on #85. I think that is the ground signal form the ecu?? Wiring diagram says its a green wire from the MCU called the "Main...
Forum: M20 06-05-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By jbontke
Maybe the check valve that keeps fuel from...

Maybe the check valve that keeps fuel from draining back into the tank is bad? I have read that before. What year of car? i or e?
Forum: M20 06-05-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By jbontke
I think I read in the Bentley manual that if the...

I think I read in the Bentley manual that if the DME is not grounding the main relay, the DME should be replaced. Is the DME sending the signal to the main relay to ground it?
Forum: General Technical 06-05-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By jbontke
For research:...

For research: https://injector-rehab.com/shop/fpd.html

I have heard of people removing them without issue. What is interesting is the placement of the Fuel Pulsation Damper (FPD) in the parts...
Forum: Body & Paint 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By jbontke
I am going to pipe in here and just say it would...

I am going to pipe in here and just say it would be different, but not look that good. The B pillar is a structural support to the chassis. Removing it or making it move able would add flex to the...
Forum: M20 05-31-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By jbontke
I don't think a head gasket would go bad under...

I don't think a head gasket would go bad under normal circumstances. A reputable shop would have used good parts as well as check the head/deck for any warping. Unless the previous owner overheated...
Forum: V8 Swap 05-30-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By jbontke
Good Lord that is thick steel. I would like...

Good Lord that is thick steel.

I would like to see the guts of a T5 and a Getrag 260 compared. The "turbo guys" are not going to make the torque down low like the 302. I have broke a T5 several...
Forum: M20 05-24-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By jbontke
That is true, but you wont get to enjoy a bowl of...

That is true, but you wont get to enjoy a bowl of cereal :D
Forum: M20 05-24-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By jbontke
Have you ran a compression test or leak down test...

Have you ran a compression test or leak down test to see if all cylinders are within spec? If you have a lazer thermometer, you could see if each header run is close to the same temp. That could help...
Forum: M20 05-24-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By jbontke
You don't need gasket sealant. Pull the old...

You don't need gasket sealant. Pull the old gasket off and keep it intact. Use cereal box cardboard and trace the old gasket onto the new one. Cut it out. Done. Make sure the intake and tb surfaces...
Forum: General Technical 05-24-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By jbontke
So it looks like you have covered most of the...

So it looks like you have covered most of the basics on bleeding. I had a similar issue with a GM clutch years back. I was about to give up. And the clutch finally built up pressure. Don't give up.
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Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-16-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 121,284
Posted By jbontke
I'll answer my own question, the wheel is an XXR...

I'll answer my own question, the wheel is an XXR 501 16x8 with +15 offset.
Forum: M20 05-13-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By jbontke
Just out of curiosity, are you sure you were...

Just out of curiosity, are you sure you were using the correct feeler gauge and didnt get the wrong one by accident? I say this as I have a set of feeler gauges that are metric/std and its easy to...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 121,284
Posted By jbontke
These wheels came on the car and I cannot find...

These wheels came on the car and I cannot find any identifying markings. Any help is appreciated. 16x8 and I measured about ~5" of backspacing. I am not sure what number is the offset.
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Forum: Springs, Shocks, Sways & Steering 04-25-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By jbontke
The e30 chasis puts a lot of force on the sway...

The e30 chasis puts a lot of force on the sway bars in turns. Where the sway bars connect to the chassis are weak and tend to 'tear' off over time. There are other weak spots as you put aftermarket...
Forum: Brakes, Subframe & Arms 04-25-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By jbontke
I would suggest getting nickle copper brake line...

I would suggest getting nickle copper brake line and replacing the stock line. Nickle copper is softer than steel line making it easier easier to bend and make fittings for. The material in the line...
Forum: Brakes, Subframe & Arms 04-25-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By jbontke
If you are going to restore the subframe, why...

If you are going to restore the subframe, why skimp out and run bearings that you don't know much about? I am not sure about the diff.
Forum: General Technical 04-17-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By jbontke
I think I see them so I will give you my...

I think I see them so I will give you my approach.

First, I would try and find a 12 point socket you can hammer onto the bolt head and possibly remove the bolt. I don't know if there is enough...
Forum: General Technical 04-15-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By jbontke
1.) Mount the fuel pump below the tank, let...

1.) Mount the fuel pump below the tank, let gravity send fuel to the pump. Running a pump dry kills it. You mentioned that rust killed your other two pumps, I am willing to bet it was running them...
Forum: General Technical 04-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By jbontke
The white dots are what the driveshaft is...

The white dots are what the driveshaft is balanced on. BMW balances one part of the drive shaft, then the other end. Then they balance them together and the dots keep that in sync. If they are not...
Forum: Parts For Sale 04-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By jbontke
"please don't judge my carpet" :rofl:

"please don't judge my carpet" :rofl:
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