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Forum: M54 & S54 Today, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By TobyB
The early 2- pump tank is physically different,...

The early 2- pump tank is physically different, too, so that plays some part in it...

t
Forum: M20 Today, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By TobyB
The internet makes the bottom one look tight. ...

The internet makes the bottom one look tight.

They all look oily at the base for 100 miles, but #5 has an oil problem.

#1 looks really lean on the internet, and the flaking on the ground looks...
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 04-21-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By TobyB
Over 3k with the 3.46. In a much heavier...

Over 3k with the 3.46.

In a much heavier car, the m54b30 (similar hp/tq to s52) cruises well with a 2.91,
but 1st is tall at the light

3.15/3.25, methinks

t
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 04-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By TobyB
Put a spring on it. Problem solved! t

Put a spring on it.

Problem solved!

t
Forum: General Technical 04-21-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By TobyB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lioyEbVCs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lioyEbVCs

no help here

t
Forum: M20 04-19-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By TobyB
You're supposed to pull the line- you're fine. ...

You're supposed to pull the line- you're fine.

It subtracts manifold vacuum from atmospheric pressure
to give a consistent pressure drop across the injector.

More to the point, 36 psi + .7 bar...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By TobyB
Photobucket dollars. t

Photobucket dollars.

t
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By TobyB
$6k, to start. t

$6k, to start.

t
Forum: M10 04-15-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By TobyB
2 things I have seen- 1- the dipstick cut a...

2 things I have seen-

1- the dipstick cut a hole in the pickup tube, right about oil level.
That wasn't good.

2- The o- ring popped out of the bypass tube on the front
of the evgine, letting...
Forum: M20 04-15-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By TobyB
Yah, I think you meant respectively, but it was...

Yah, I think you meant respectively, but it was more fun the way you typed it...

...all in fun,
t
Forum: M20 04-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By TobyB
Alas, it is not, unless you can braze. Those...

Alas, it is not, unless you can braze.

Those USED to be cheap in the junkyard,
but they've gotten hard to find around here, lately.

t
Forum: General Technical 04-15-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By TobyB
Yeek. Dimples. It's for speed, like a golf...

Yeek. Dimples. It's for speed, like a golf ball.

t
Forum: General Technical 04-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By TobyB
If it's a SERIOUS race car, you need about 7...

If it's a SERIOUS race car, you need about 7 wires,
don't bother with factory stuff.

If it needs to be street legal, then yes, stock,
just because it will be quickest and easiest.

I have one...
Forum: General Technical 04-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By TobyB
The e30 touring went to 93? Learned...

The e30 touring went to 93?

Learned something new...

t
Forum: General Technical 04-15-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TobyB
http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm ...

http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm

Dense at first. But indispensible.

The newest car I ever bought was 10 years old at the time...

t
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By TobyB
I think you could fight $2500 for an e46 touring....

I think you could fight $2500 for an e46 touring.
There have been a few threads on e46fanatics recently.

t
safeco, here
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 04-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By TobyB
Yeah, being able to run the engine's really...

Yeah, being able to run the engine's really reassuring, especially when it WON'T start
after the swap.

And then there's the unmitigated joy that is stripping a car!

t
Forum: M10 04-11-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By TobyB
Yep, pre 9-79, maybe- the cars with the mirrors...

Yep, pre 9-79, maybe- the cars with the mirrors screwed to the doors, not bolted into the
E30 'vent window' position. E21 heads.

All E21s (in the US, anyways) will have injector holes in the...
Forum: M20 04-11-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By TobyB
Ah, yes, the M42 starter's shallower to adjust...

Ah, yes, the M42 starter's shallower to adjust for that,
having tried to use one on a deeper trans...

t
Forum: General Technical 04-11-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By TobyB
While it's jacked up, spin it and watch the...

While it's jacked up, spin it and watch the surface of the tire for irregularity- you might have broken a
belt in one.
And watch the lip of the rim, both on the inside and outside, to make sure...
Forum: M20 04-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By TobyB
Yeah- 8v watercooled headbolts get something like...

Yeah- 8v watercooled headbolts get something like 360, and twisting those... well, it kinda makes me wanna throw up...
It's every bolt you've ever twisted off, but it keeps going

t
Forum: M20 04-10-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By TobyB
I think that's the problem right there- ya gotta...

I think that's the problem right there- ya gotta respect what the plug's tellin' ya.

Doesn't matter what the torqueomometer is saying, if your hand is saying
'whoah, that's feeling tight, if you...
Forum: General Technical 04-10-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By TobyB
If you have a sunroof, it's depressing how little...

If you have a sunroof, it's depressing how little of the underside of the roof you can get to...

...those pop-a-dent guys aren't that expensive, and they have tricks to use to pull, rather than...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,243
Posted By TobyB
If you take my statement out of context, yes, it...

If you take my statement out of context, yes, it makes less sense. In agreement with the above:

You can ressurect a miserable old pile of an E30 to be fun and reliable
for less than what you'd...
Forum: M10 04-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By TobyB
yup t ...

yup

t

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