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Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By TobyB
I haven't heard of changing them unless you're...

I haven't heard of changing them unless you're chasing something.
On OBD2, it's easy to check fuel trims, and if they're in the window, the MAF's
considered good.
OBD1's not so easy, tho...

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Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 Today, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By TobyB
I was going to say your head gasket can't get...

I was going to say your head gasket can't get back into the intake,
but I guess if it's blowing into a cylinder that's got its intake valves open,
then it could. As in, #4's igniting when #5's on...
Forum: M20 Today, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By TobyB
You're supposed to take the air filter OUT of the...

You're supposed to take the air filter OUT of the box before you install it, you know?

yust kiddink...

I like the sticking maf flap theory, myself, but around here, a mouse nest is equally...
Forum: M20 Today, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By TobyB
heh t

heh

t
Forum: General Technical Today, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By TobyB
Crab cleaner, obviously... Or carb cleaner,...

Crab cleaner, obviously...

Or carb cleaner, if you prefer. Berrymans. The nasty shit.
Gets the cosmoline off the outside, too.

Honestly, the inside is just going to get gross again...
...
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 12-13-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By TobyB
Aftermarket MAFs get a bad rap. I've had no luck...

Aftermarket MAFs get a bad rap. I've had no luck with them in 2 different cars...

anecdotally,
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Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 12-13-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By TobyB
I was just going to say that it looked like a...

I was just going to say that it looked like a gripfarts I pulled out of the E46...

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Forum: Transmission & Driveline 12-13-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By TobyB
I'd use the one with the better ring gear ;) ...

I'd use the one with the better ring gear ;)

However, I'd also measure- there are different depth
bellhousings, and I'd crassly assume that there might
be different depth flywheels, as well. ...
Forum: M20 12-13-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By TobyB
I have also wondered this. The current 'hot'...

I have also wondered this. The current 'hot' Pro3 engine builder has them straightened-
"they're all bent"
but like you, I can push on a crank and get a thou or sometimes 2.
Wanna watch something...
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 12-06-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By TobyB
I would drive it. If you have something...

I would drive it.

If you have something goofy like an open/leaking brake booster line,
that'll affect trims/fueling a lot less under load.

And then see what happens.

Idle is only one of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By TobyB
The later (WC) T5 was supposedly good to 300...

The later (WC) T5 was supposedly good to 300 ft/lbs.

What's a 260 good for?

The nice thing about a T5 is that there are lots of ratios available, and they are cheap.
And pretty easy to work...
Forum: M20 12-04-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By TobyB
You mean rod bearings... the mains don't usually...

You mean rod bearings... the mains don't usually give trouble.
Not that there's anything wrong with changing them. New rod bolts, too.

It's amazing what a simple mechanical oil pressure gauge...
Forum: M20 12-04-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By TobyB
Febi quality is variable part- to- part and even...

Febi quality is variable part- to- part and even day- to- day.

I used to trust them, then a bunch of things came through 'made in China'
and I now mostly avoid the brand.

INA has yet to do me...
Forum: General Technical 12-04-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By TobyB
Aren't the 'lock limits' just collars that sit on...

Aren't the 'lock limits' just collars that sit on each end between the rack and the inner tie
rod joint?

As in, you can 'de limit' them pretty easily?

t
Forum: Pacific Northwest 12-04-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40,475
Views: 1,419,675
Posted By TobyB
The E36 driving position is probably the best...

The E36 driving position is probably the best that BMW ever made.
It's a car made to fit the driver.
Everything is right where you want it- headlights, climate control, radio, etc.

And...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 11-30-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,244
Posted By TobyB
not in a 168 housing. M parts start at 188...

not in a 168 housing.

M parts start at 188 mm...

t
Forum: M20 11-30-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By TobyB
Yeah, personally I'd have a hard time not...

Yeah,
personally I'd have a hard time not buzzing the engine.
Those eta valve springs are an accident waiting to happen
with an i ecu.

But it should work- you'll need to swap the harmonic...
Forum: Track & AutoX 11-30-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By TobyB
There are several schools of thought. Do be...

There are several schools of thought.

Do be careful putting a sideways load on the factory tiedown points-
they were meant to go straight (and quite down) so loading them sideway
CAN (depending...
Forum: Brakes, Subframe & Arms 11-22-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By TobyB
It doesn't toe in much until you get pretty low. ...

It doesn't toe in much until you get pretty low.
(1/128" per wheel is 1/64" total, which is tiny)
And a little rear toe- in is nice and safe.

t
Forum: M20 11-18-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 586
Posted By TobyB
...and better meds. Shit. hee t

...and better meds. Shit.

hee

t
Forum: M20 11-18-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By TobyB
AFM, methinks. t

AFM, methinks.

t
Forum: M20 11-18-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,076
Posted By TobyB
yeah... several times. If you measure...

yeah... several times.
If you measure carefully, and have good surface finish, there is no reason to cut it.


t
Forum: General Technical 11-17-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By TobyB
Silver braze works very well. t

Silver braze works very well.

t
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-17-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40,475
Views: 1,419,675
Posted By TobyB
...but Milwaukee does make the Sawzall... t

...but Milwaukee does make the Sawzall...

t
Forum: Track & AutoX 11-17-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By TobyB
They're invaluable. You can make your own very...

They're invaluable. You can make your own very easily, too.

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