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Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 396
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Bigger reward too, because it opens up your...

Bigger reward too, because it opens up your market.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 07-09-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
If it makes noise when you push the clutch, it's...

If it makes noise when you push the clutch, it's the throw out bearing or an installation problem inside the bellhousing. Yes the transmission has to come back out.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 07-09-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
A clutch pack (Salisbury), Torsen or Quaife can...

A clutch pack (Salisbury), Torsen or Quaife can all load up and prevent wheelspin, up to the limit of their capability.
A viscous unit can only react to wheel spin.

I thought Quaifes had a small...
Forum: M54 & S54 07-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
If the MSS54 can be made to work in an E30, it...

If the MSS54 can be made to work in an E30, it can be made to work in an E34.
Forum: V8 Swap 07-08-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
I wouldn't expect the 318 parts to fit the E24 or...

I wouldn't expect the 318 parts to fit the E24 or E23, but sounds like a solid solution for an E30. GM OE (ACDelco) pumps are virtually silent compared to Whinebros, though.

Don't you like having...
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 07-08-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Inner edge wear can be toe out or excessive...

Inner edge wear can be toe out or excessive camber.

Toe out can come from steering linkage and ball joints.

Check for play in the ball joints by jacking up the front of the car (use jack...
Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY 07-08-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 156,747
You'll need a "can tap" The T-handle drives...

You'll need a "can tap"

The T-handle drives a spike which punctures the can seal.

https://www.amazon.com/Interdynamics-Certified-R-134a-Dispenser-DV-134/dp/B000CO7Q6U
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Forum: V8 Swap 07-08-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
It's not hard at all to swap an '86ish Corvette...

It's not hard at all to swap an '86ish Corvette high pressure in-tank pump for the low pressure in-tank pump. My dad and I have done this on his E24 and now an E23.
Forum: V8 Swap 07-02-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,397
Don't you have enough extra parts to build an M60...

Don't you have enough extra parts to build an M60 for your S13?
Forum: M54 & S54 06-25-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Well there you go. An E46 M3 can idle in a...

Well there you go.

An E46 M3 can idle in a parking lot in 100 degree ambient temps without overheating. Belt driven fan FTMFW.
Forum: V8 Swap 06-24-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Give the Blue Devil a shot while you're at it.

Give the Blue Devil a shot while you're at it.
Forum: V8 Swap 06-24-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
My dad used a product called Blue Devil on the...

My dad used a product called Blue Devil on the RMS leak in his E24. The first can reduced the volume of the leak, while the second can stopped it completely.

Are there alignment dowels between the...
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 06-24-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
One could, but I haven't seen it done in the BMW...

One could, but I haven't seen it done in the BMW community.

It's also possible to 3D scan the engine compartment and do an engine swap in CAD before every trying the real thing. The 3D scan is...
Forum: M54 & S54 06-21-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
The E34 M50 front sump pan and mount arms should...

The E34 M50 front sump pan and mount arms should work. The exhaust will probably package ok. Not sure if that oil pump can supply the S54's dual VANOS or if you'd be able to use the S54 pump or if...
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 06-21-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,447
Somebody's running for office and trying to hide...

Somebody's running for office and trying to hide his sordid past?
Forum: M54 & S54 06-20-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
How does that compare to the Z3M radiator?

How does that compare to the Z3M radiator?
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 06-20-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
GM used some specially coated steel bolts on a...

GM used some specially coated steel bolts on a transfer case with magnesium housing... not sure what they're coated with, though.

Re-heat treating aluminum is a varsity skill... Very very few...
Forum: Members Rides 06-20-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 110,278
Who's the vendor? I may throw an iX driveshaft at...

Who's the vendor? I may throw an iX driveshaft at them.
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 06-19-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Don't forget that if you weld 6061-T6 aluminum,...

Don't forget that if you weld 6061-T6 aluminum, the HAZ is annealed. The whole part needs to be solutionized and then re-aged to achieve T6 strength. If you have access to a heat treating oven,...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 06-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,294
If it's off the car, just try to spin the axles....

If it's off the car, just try to spin the axles. If you can spin them opposite each other by hand, it's open. If you can't it's limited slip.
Forum: V8 Swap 06-17-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Mount arms that put the mount on the crossmember...

Mount arms that put the mount on the crossmember essentially pull up and push down on the mount pad on the crossmember. Even they have problems at high power levels over time.

Those mount arms,...
Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY 06-17-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 298,585
Any reason you couldn't use a rod-end at the...

Any reason you couldn't use a rod-end at the forward end of the upper link as well?

Also, your design will require more left-to-right displacement than the stock design.
Forum: V8 Swap 06-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
That's a terrifying mount arm design. It'll...

That's a terrifying mount arm design. It'll probably fatigue and crack the crossmember mount pads in the first 100 miles.
Forum: M54 & S54 06-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Get your money back? Seller obviously incompetent...

Get your money back? Seller obviously incompetent or DNGAF
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 06-14-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
The front drive sprocket has a shaft seal between...

The front drive sprocket has a shaft seal between it and the case.

The dust shield (black plastic part) just keeps the spline grease contained between the sprocket and the shaft. There's an o-ring...
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