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chromius
02-22-2009, 09:22 PM
for sure. You know it :)

ecuconnection
02-22-2009, 10:18 PM
for sure. You know it :)

shot gun using your garage,tools and wooden ramps muhaha

chromius
02-22-2009, 10:26 PM
haha. defenitely you are welcome to it any time. Its a small garage though. Its defenitely no "jay" garage :)

everlast
02-22-2009, 10:51 PM
By jay garage you mean a garage that should have a lot of room but is so filled with junk and shit you can hardly move most of the time? Damn.

carjoe
02-22-2009, 11:17 PM
By joey garage you mean a garage that should have a lot of room but is so filled with junk and shit you can hardly move most of the time? Damn.

Fixed. Sounds familiar.

Congrats on the new shack!

ecuconnection
02-25-2009, 03:47 PM
progress photo's

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/45445.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/54567465.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/GetAttachment.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/GetAttachment1.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/GetAttachment2.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/GetAttachment3.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/GetAttachment4.jpg

everlast
02-25-2009, 03:54 PM
Did you guys redo that read fender? I thought I saw some rust poking through the primer at the karting event.

ecuconnection
02-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Did you guys redo that read fender? I thought I saw some rust poking through the primer at the karting event.

read fender? do you mean rear ? If so then yes we attacked everything

everlast
02-25-2009, 04:01 PM
lol, REAR fender. sometimes when i tight on the keyboard, the wrong words come out.

chromius
02-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Good stuff Bear. You're a brave man, I would be scared shitless seeing my car like that.

everlast
02-25-2009, 04:05 PM
Ahh, but when you touch a car like this, it's so smooth and soft. It's like a butt with talcum powder on it, only colder. Like, a dead person's butt with talcum powder.

chromius
02-25-2009, 04:06 PM
Ahh, but when you touch a car like this, it's so smooth and soft. It's like a butt with talcum powder on it, only colder. Like, a dead person's butt with talcum powder.

:eek: huh?

everlast
02-25-2009, 04:11 PM
LOLz. Still coming over tonight? MUAHHAHAHAH!

ecuconnection
02-25-2009, 04:41 PM
LOLz. Still coming over tonight? MUAHHAHAHAH!

shit I wan't to come over and check out thing's too... NO CAR ****!!!

ecuconnection
02-25-2009, 04:45 PM
Ahh, but when you touch a car like this, it's so smooth and soft. It's like a butt with talcum powder on it, only colder. Like, a dead person's butt with talcum powder.

Scary!

Good stuff Bear. You're a brave man, I would be scared shitless seeing my car like that.

I should be with the type of kid's at that school lol

Philboski
02-26-2009, 08:39 AM
Yeah, i bought a house out in stonebridge. Right near barrhaven. :)

Ahhhhh, that laptop with OBDII reading gear is nice and close by...:D

If I ever get out to Merivale and Meadowlands (if I hold on to the car), we can caravan over.

everlast
02-26-2009, 08:55 AM
Nah, apparently I busted his OBDII reader lol. Who's in for a Friday night mini meet / coffee / hood removal at my place?

ecuconnection
02-26-2009, 09:02 AM
I would be down If I can find a ride... Anybody coming from Kanata? pitch some gas money

Pirelliz
02-26-2009, 10:00 AM
I'd be down if I can get help with my steering(SRS) wheel removal @ the same time :P

everlast
02-26-2009, 10:49 AM
I'd be down if I can get help with my steering(SRS) wheel removal @ the same time :P

Sure, but we'll have to do it outside in the cold. :D I found these instructions on removing an E36 SRS wheel:

3. Remove steering wheel. It is essential to wait at least 20 minutes from disconnecting the battery before disconnecting the airbag. Failure to do so could result in it deploying in your face causing significant injury. If that doesn’t scare you, you’ll also get an airbag light requiring expensive reset from the dealer.

a. Remove airbag. It is held on by two torx head screws facing the rear of the wheel.

i. Unplug the airbag plug (you waited at least 20 minutes from disconnecting the battery, right?).
ii. Place airbag face-down someplace out of the way.



b. Remove steering wheel retaining nut and steering wheel.

from: http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/E36-Tilt/E36-Tilt.htm

Seems simple enough, mm? Do you have the code for your radio so we can disconnect the battery?

Pirelliz
02-26-2009, 11:01 AM
My deck is after market, no code needed... It's not 100% sure that I can make it yet, I'll confirm tomorrow

chromius
02-26-2009, 11:24 AM
Ahhhhh, that laptop with OBDII reading gear is nice and close by...:D

If I ever get out to Merivale and Meadowlands (if I hold on to the car), we can caravan over.

Yeah, As Jay mentioned he blew it up.:D J/k Jay.

But I do have my Peak reader you're welcome too use any time.*th-up*


Jay, I'm in for Friday.

everlast
02-26-2009, 11:41 AM
I have an ODBII reader for anyone to use. It says it is CAN bus compliant and does all the versions of ODBII. But I'm a bit skeptical since it was only $38 at PA.

ecuconnection
03-12-2009, 07:58 PM
More work on the car ...kinda disapointed it's not painted yet but this guy is a perfectionist and wont let anything slide ...today we went over everything twice to make sure all dents are filled ect ... we found more and fixed them today
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/MySpaceGens_7959148259.gif

chromius
03-13-2009, 12:01 AM
Just out of curiosity is the sanding being done inside the paint booth? because if it is wouldn't all the dust that's floating around from the sanding end up drying in the paint and messing it up?

ecuconnection
03-13-2009, 12:52 AM
crazy strong ventilation system... they raise the temp inside and blow off the cars with 0 humidity and then there is a system that wets the floor to bring up humidity to optimal levels befor spraying.. there is a crazy climate system they use

everlast
03-13-2009, 01:43 AM
Wow, nice booth. We use to spray the booth with a garden hose, lol.

ecuconnection
03-13-2009, 02:32 AM
even has a supplyed o2 support system so you can sand blast inside too... like a divers bell

chromius
03-13-2009, 08:40 AM
Cool shit. I gotta get me one of those. :)

everlast
03-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Summer project of the year: DIY downdraft booth in chromius's new garage.

Jamil20
03-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Summer project of the year: DIY downdraft booth in chromius's new garage.

I'll bring the jackhammer :D

ecuconnection
03-31-2009, 12:31 AM
So swaped out the bottom half of my intake manifold for the older style of
m42 intake for standard injector heads and lot's fun... Didnt have time to ajust things get the boost hooked up but the car ran like shit and I went threw half a tank of gas in 20mins haha with flames on downshifts...O2 sensor was reading lean the whole time haha so basicly so much fuel being dumped it can't get to operating temp... neat stuff I'm learning about :)

everlast
03-31-2009, 11:00 AM
The O2 read lean because it saw oxygen in the exhaust, probably since it is misfiring (not firing) and sending both unburnt fuel and air into the exhaust.

ecuconnection
04-01-2009, 01:02 PM
The O2 read lean because it saw oxygen in the exhaust, probably since it is misfiring (not firing) and sending both unburnt fuel and air into the exhaust.

or that hhaha

everlast
04-01-2009, 01:04 PM
Is it running any better yet? Maybe you could pick me up for lunch / coffee sometime from my work and we can go for a spin!

ecuconnection
04-01-2009, 01:06 PM
got up to 7psi today with a major smoke show haha ... 02 sensor failed shortly after... Now is when I realy need MS or eprom tune... Lot's of fun messing around

everlast
04-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Now you need to invest in a wideband, since you need an O2 sensor anyways. Not sure if you know this, but the innovate can be plugged into a laptop to see lamba values without any other gauges or equipement, and you can adjust the bias of the analog output to Motronic so you could in theory adjust the fuel levels to a degree.

In the very least it would help you tune your AFM flap and let you know what's going on in their.

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET A WIDEBAND before you blow this up and have no car for the summer.

ecuconnection
04-01-2009, 01:22 PM
hopefully I will run into money soon and I will get it sorted out ... back on stock injectors now and she run's nice

kris 325
04-01-2009, 01:23 PM
got up to 7psi today with a major smoke show haha ... 02 sensor failed shortly after... Now is when I realy need MS or eprom tune... Lot's of fun messing around

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74090

you needs ms

everlast
04-01-2009, 01:25 PM
he's already buying mine. he needs wideband moar. :D

kris 325
04-01-2009, 01:25 PM
he's already buying mine. he needs wideband moar. :D

you haz spark to ?

kris 325
04-01-2009, 01:28 PM
hopefully I will run into money soon and I will get it sorted out ... back on stock injectors now and she run's nice

FOR YOUR E30 :P:P:P

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74454

everlast
04-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Ah HAH!

ecuconnection
04-01-2009, 10:52 PM
I think I'm going to pick up that mega squirt this week...do I need to get a harness? is the intake temp sensor 100% needed or can it wait?

everlast
04-02-2009, 12:11 AM
I have some parts for a harness for cheap too. I have a coolant temp sensor too that I'm not going to use that you *could* use for a air temp sensor, then swap the right one in when you get it.

The short answer, yes, you need it. You need air temp, coolant temp (you can use the bmw sensor), map (built in to the MS unit), variable TPS (you already have one) and o2 sensor. I suggest you read this:

http://www.megamanual.com/v22manual/mwire.htm

... and everything else on that site. :)

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 12:39 AM
cool pm me the price for everything you have so I can control my biger injectors ... will grab it befor this weeknd hopefully ... thanks

everlast
04-02-2009, 03:42 PM
Oh, I just put this together. Your new intake had the big Lucas injectors in, right?

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 04:32 PM
I got rid of those and went to 28.5 # injectors

everlast
04-02-2009, 04:34 PM
Are they Bosch? They must be high impedance then too, like the stock ones?

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 04:36 PM
yes bosch and high imp

everlast
04-02-2009, 04:37 PM
Perfect, good for use with MS.

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 04:38 PM
I need to find a base map if I don't have my wideband yet don't I? I know you can tune with narrow band but no thanks lol

everlast
04-02-2009, 04:40 PM
Yeah, even a base map for N/A to get you started. Efficiencies and injector flow rates make any map but your own tuned map fairly ineffective though. You'll need a WB before you can boost, really. There's no way around it.

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 04:42 PM
what other stuff do I need to control spark?

everlast
04-02-2009, 04:53 PM
Not sure really. Depends on what your motor has already, etc. It's all in the megamanual though.

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 04:57 PM
ok cool... gona try and find a map

ecuconnection
04-02-2009, 07:25 PM
my throughout bearing just went and I'm going to have to upgrade the clutch while im under it DAMIT!! driving time is limted now.. will still make M&M ofcourse lol

Lee in Ottawa
04-02-2009, 11:25 PM
I have some parts for a harness for cheap too. I have a coolant temp sensor too that I'm not going to use that you *could* use for a air temp sensor, then swap the right one in when you get it.

The short answer, yes, you need it. You need air temp, coolant temp (you can use the bmw sensor), map (built in to the MS unit), variable TPS (you already have one) and o2 sensor. I suggest you read this:

http://www.megamanual.com/v22manual/mwire.htm

... and everything else on that site. :)

Jay a bunch of guys on my28.com were saying i don't need the gm clt. What is it's advantage, ( i already have it tapped into my thermostat housing). Also ur gonna have to help my make a bracket for my m50 tps.

everlast
04-03-2009, 11:42 AM
You don't need one, but I've only ever seen one set of values to program the MS for a BMW sensor and who knows how accurate they are. The GM values are tried and true. That said, I'm running the BMW sensor. :p

If you already have it tapped I would just run the GM sensor. One less thing that might be off to a degree that will cause difficulty on warmup tuning. Once warm, it won't matter at all.

I guess your M30 TPS was an on/off type? Some are variable, you should look into it. Otherwise, yeah, I can help you out there. My final design is so stupidly simple its not funny. I don't know why people always make the adapter with a hump or spacer in it now, because I just used a flat aluminum plate, beveled a hole for the sensor to sit in and cut the throttle plate rod down by 1/2". Fits perfect, looks good. If it works for you, you can have my little plastic one that will work just fine with some trimming.

Most help if going to have to take place at my place though since any free time right now is spent working on my car here lol. Or the enduro. Or cleaning my e90 or my wifes car, or getting our two streetbikes ready for the summer, or doing yard work. Yeah, free time, right.

dannyb
04-06-2009, 02:39 PM
Anyone have the bentley e30 manual they could lend me while mine comes in the mail?

everlast
04-06-2009, 02:41 PM
I'm using mine at the moment, sry. If you haven't, you could download the haynes pdf.

dannyb
04-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Where can I download that?

everlast
04-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Google is your friend. A quick search turned up this:

http://rapidshare.com/files/98840035/BMW_E30_E28_E34_Haynes_Service_and_Repair_Manual.p df

dannyb
04-06-2009, 04:17 PM
haha thanks

dannyb
04-07-2009, 10:41 AM
Anyone have experience changing a headgasket on an e30?

chromius
04-07-2009, 10:46 AM
318 or 325?

I've done it on a 325. It's not exceptionally hard. I had it done over a long weekend, and that's with taking my time at it.

dannyb
04-07-2009, 10:49 AM
325, were suppose to do it this weekend.

ecuconnection
04-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Anyone have experience changing a headgasket on an e30?

Tie strap your chain to the cam gears and good luck

chromius
04-07-2009, 10:54 AM
Tie strap your chain to the cam gears and good luck

No chain on an M20.:)

There are also markers on both the cam and crank, so there's no need to keep track of where the belt goes.

Edit: actually, just make sure you replace the timing belt and water pump during the job. The belt has to come off anyway, and doing the waterpump at the same time will only take an extra couple of minutes.

ecuconnection
04-07-2009, 10:55 AM
No chain on an M20.:)

There are also markers on both the cam and crank, so there's no need to keep track of where the belt goes.

is the m10 a belt too?

dannyb
04-07-2009, 10:57 AM
chromius you busy this weekend?

chromius
04-07-2009, 10:59 AM
is the m10 a belt too?

No, I think the M10 is a chain.

chromius
04-07-2009, 11:03 AM
chromius you busy this weekend?

Unfortunately yes, It's my father's B-day, also lots of easter celebrations with my fam, and passover celebrations with the GF's fam. So this is a bad weekend for me.

If you get hung up though send me an e-mail and I'll try and answer you quickly. I'll pm you my e-mail address.*th-up*

everlast
04-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Wish ur Dad a happy birthday!

chromius
04-07-2009, 02:19 PM
Thanks Jay, will do.

ecuconnection
04-08-2009, 11:29 PM
BBB is back in bis !! woooo 8psi again! big ups to Jeff for leting me use the DASC fuel reg... jeff it works way better then the other one LOL ... PERFECT!

chromius
04-09-2009, 08:51 AM
Good Stuff!

ecuconnection
04-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Haha didn't last long ... blew the seals out today for sure!! :)

everlast
04-09-2009, 03:43 PM
Oil seals on the turbo? Damn!

ecuconnection
04-09-2009, 05:34 PM
ya haha on both the cold and hot side Ebay Turbo= 27,000kms lol and I ran it twice prior without oil feeding it for a few kms... Can't wait to take it apart and play with it

everlast
04-09-2009, 05:39 PM
Thats a true testiment to the turbo though, really. If you peel it off the car, think I could borrow it for a few minutes at some point for some test fitting I'd like to do?

ecuconnection
04-09-2009, 06:06 PM
ya for sure! just dont know when that will be considering it's the link to keeping my car running on NA till I can source another one

everlast
04-09-2009, 10:25 PM
If you have flanges / material, I would certainly weld something up for you if you want a bypass pipe for free. I need practice. :)

ecuconnection
04-12-2009, 08:52 PM
will see what happens in the next week... I think my fuel pump is dying too now

jeffrie
04-13-2009, 01:56 AM
Have a KKK turbo off of a audi 1.8T you could use for test fittings if needed Jay.

everlast
04-13-2009, 12:32 PM
That'd be cool Jeffrie, thanks! The more turbos I can fit on this for reference the better. Are you coming to a meet at any time?

dannyb
04-13-2009, 06:23 PM
I recently changed the valve cover gasket and cleaned the intake manifold and throttle body. We did and engine flush and put synthetic oil, when we started the car is started knocking from the valve cover. Any ideas what that could be? Anyone have time to come take a look? This is on a e30 325is

ecuconnection
04-13-2009, 11:04 PM
Just for fun Fuel Pump Bench/Kitchen Test
Max PSI it could put down with water was 25psi
12volt DC 500ma

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/Kitchen/100_5074.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/Kitchen/100_5076.jpg

jeffrie
04-13-2009, 11:04 PM
I recently changed the valve cover gasket and cleaned the intake manifold and throttle body. We did and engine flush and put synthetic oil, when we started the car is started knocking from the valve cover. Any ideas what that could be? Anyone have time to come take a look? This is on a e30 325is

Sounds like typical E30 valve lash noise,


That'd be cool Jeffrie, thanks! The more turbos I can fit on this for reference the better. Are you coming to a meet at any time?

Waiting on a meet will most likly leave you waiting a long time, getting Bear or Joe to pick it up is a sure thing and most likly also most reliable.
I live in Ottawa now but work 60% of my waking time, I'll pick up the turbo next time I'm in B-ham and pm me were you want it dropped off.
Jeffrey

jeffrie
04-13-2009, 11:12 PM
Bear that test is sad...
Want a real fuel rail PSI tester I can also lend that too you, only cost me 20 bucks..

ecuconnection
04-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Bear that test is sad...
Want a real fuel rail PSI tester I can also lend that too you, only cost me 20 bucks..

lol it was just for fun ... I have a new pump on the way ... it makes a retarted sound when it's runing/failing

everlast
04-14-2009, 10:16 AM
I recently changed the valve cover gasket and cleaned the intake manifold and throttle body. We did and engine flush and put synthetic oil, when we started the car is started knocking from the valve cover. Any ideas what that could be? Anyone have time to come take a look? This is on a e30 325is

Post of vid so we can hear it.

everlast
04-14-2009, 10:18 AM
Jeffrie, you're living in the city now, that's cool. Well, if you can pick it up at some point you can always just drop it off at my house, or leave it in your trunk and I'll come and grab it.

Thanks!

carjoe
04-14-2009, 11:03 AM
I can always pick up the turbo and bring it to M&M too...or anything really.

ecuconnection
04-14-2009, 11:11 PM
bought a LC1 & Stage2clutch today ... feels good !! MS next

everlast
04-15-2009, 12:23 AM
Right ON!! Good job!

ecuconnection
04-26-2009, 07:53 PM
Just rebuilding a turbo and wondering what the tool is called that removes the locking clip infront of the bearings ... called C clip or something? Anybody have a tool to extract one of these clips that I could borrow or stop in for a few to use it

everlast
04-27-2009, 12:14 AM
Just rebuilding a turbo and wondering what the tool is called that removes the locking clip infront of the bearings ... called C clip or something? Anybody have a tool to extract one of these clips that I could borrow or stop in for a few to use it

They're called circlip pliers. I have some here if you need to borrow or bring it over and we can get that clip out.

Jamil20
04-27-2009, 10:36 AM
I have one as well. Circlip or snap ring pliers.

Princess auto has become my favorite place for tools I need now and don't expect to last.

carjoe
04-27-2009, 10:41 AM
PA is awesome for tools. I snapped a breaker bar and they replaced it no questions asked. The second one is still going and I use it pretty often.

everlast
04-27-2009, 11:07 AM
The quality of princess auto tools is no worse than the regular mastercraft / craftsman. They're all made in china. ;)

Michael's (the art store) sell circlip pliers for jewelery for about $2 BTW.

Jamil20
04-27-2009, 11:14 AM
The quality of princess auto tools is no worse than the regular mastercraft / craftsman. They're all made in china. ;)

Michael's (the art store) sell circlip pliers for jewelery for about $2 BTW.

Princess Auto tools are made in Taiwan. :P

:moon:

I listened to your Sad But True, you did kill that song. I can see why you lost your voice. :D

everlast
04-27-2009, 11:15 AM
Hehe, yeah. Sad But True-AHHH!

ecuconnection
04-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Tools are ok and return factor is amazing!!

ecuconnection
04-27-2009, 05:42 PM
Tranny Droping = PITA!!! Never been so frustrated in my life ... Drive shaft wont drop and I Cant get my big hands up at the top to undo the shifter linkages ... I might be regreting doing this in my laneway ...AHHH!!!

George77
04-27-2009, 09:34 PM
what have I told you,try to do it on a hoist.Little Winnie who doesn't listen.

ecuconnection
04-27-2009, 09:44 PM
I got it I didnt know you had to drop he centre support bearing for the drive shaft... things are going alot smoother now

ecuconnection
04-28-2009, 01:37 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/Random021.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/Random022.jpg

everlast
04-28-2009, 01:48 PM
I believe "HOLY OH ****" is the appropriate term for this occasion, if my Hallmark instincts are correct.

Just a tidbit of advice: don't die.

chromius
04-28-2009, 01:52 PM
^^^+1 on the 'don't die' part.

That's a seriously precarious looking setup there. (read: scary looking) :D

Is the back end of the car being supported by those jack stands while the car is on that angle?

dannyb
04-28-2009, 01:58 PM
sketchy setup, you are very brave

everlast
04-28-2009, 02:16 PM
Bear not posting makes me worry Bear is dead.

ecuconnection
04-28-2009, 02:22 PM
looks worse then it realy is ... I ave her a good push to see if side to side motion could bring her down but it's all good

dannyb
04-28-2009, 03:10 PM
can i buy life insurrance in your name?

ecuconnection
04-28-2009, 06:45 PM
holy f!!! how do you get those top bolts loose ?? Jeff I know you have droped your tranny... How in the hell did you do it ? Do the starter bolts hold the tranny also?? thanks

George77
04-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Have you drop the trany from the mounts?,like that you should be able to reach the top ones.As for the starter bolts ,you've got some nuts behind,16 mm I believe.And you F...ing scare me ,at least let the back on the ground and secure at least one rear wheel(while is on the ground) in front and back with something .You crazy .......

George77
04-28-2009, 07:51 PM
O, and it's not about side to side ,it's about front to back .When the time comes to remove the transmission you had better have the back on the ground and secured.

ecuconnection
04-28-2009, 08:06 PM
everything is droped and out of the way it's just the three top bolts that im having trouble with and how do you get a 17mm on the back of the starter nut without removing the intake manifold ?? is there a trick to this ? george can you come over and help me out sometime this week for a bit ?? thanks

If I thought for a second the car would fall I sure as hell would not be under it

ecuconnection
04-29-2009, 01:23 AM
The bolt with the red circle is just spining in place as there is a nut on the othe side and I'm wondering how the hell anybody gets a 17mm wrench in there haha


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/100_5200.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/100_5203.jpg

Philboski
04-29-2009, 08:20 AM
I think you'll need one of those flex head gear wrenches (assuming the gear wrench would be long enough) if you're working solo. Either that, or a crow's foot wrench head and the appropriate number of extensions.

Duct_Taper
04-29-2009, 10:16 AM
There should be some way to get a wrench down onto that nut on the other side... it's extremely awkward but can be done. At least it can on my E30 M42 - and I'm pretty sure I read about a way to do it on the E36 M42/44 as well.

On my car I had to bring the wrench straight down on it from above (in the engine bay) and have an assistant hold it while I loosened the bolt.

For the rest of the top bolts... impact/long extensions are your friend.

chromius
04-29-2009, 10:48 AM
If I thought for a second the car would fall I sure as hell would not be under it

Do you think that anyone who's had a car fall on them thought for a second that it would fall before they got under?

Accidents happen because people don't expect it. If people knew it was coming there would never be any accidents.

Philboski
04-29-2009, 11:11 AM
Wow I just looked at those pictures of the "lift" in the driveway:

1) That does not look safe in the slightest. I am not sure the jackstands in the rear are designed to take that kind of side-to-side load. I am really sure that the piles of wood won't hold if the jackstands drop, unless you have fastened them together in some way.

2) How in blazes did you get the nose that far off the ground?!?

ecuconnection
04-29-2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks for all the info and help ... Finaly got it ... ended up slideing the intake over to make my life alot easyer ... Don't worry about the crush factor ... all the photos are shot later in the day when I have given up ... I use jacks extended as backup support if in the unlikely event she were to fall on me ... anyway here took about 4 hours today to get everything out ... Striped a pressure plate bolt also... urg!! check it!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5204.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5206.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5208.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5209.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5210.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5212.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a224/Bear607/tranny/100_5213.jpg

everlast
04-29-2009, 04:18 PM
Some points:

- excellent work
- I am FO SHO not doing my own clutch, ever
- lol @ a transmission on a glass table

That is all.

ecuconnection
04-29-2009, 05:30 PM
If it wasnt for the bloody hours I spent trying to figure out how to get my hand down a tight sluty crack I would have been done by now... It's realy not that bad of a job if you make it easy on yourself and remove the intake for access...Impact gun & Impact wrench was a life saver ... Next step is to use a die grinder and a cuting wheel to remove the striped pressure plate bolts... fun!!!

carjoe
04-29-2009, 08:10 PM
Geebus man. I'll gladly drive over with some jackstands...

Oh and kudos for taking that on. My mechanic swears he will never do another BMW starter. Ever.

ecuconnection
04-29-2009, 09:54 PM
Geebus man. I'll gladly drive over with some jackstands...

Oh and kudos for taking that on. My mechanic swears he will never do another BMW starter. Ever.

unless you have tracktor stands they will be useless to me... The car has to be very high to do the clutch

Thanks for the offer!

bmdbley'sBro
04-30-2009, 03:24 AM
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wow man that sure looks precarious!

but your gettn er done, props *th-up*

carjoe
04-30-2009, 10:05 AM
There are some 5 ton and probably bigger stands at Princess Auto, they should be more than tall enough...I'll even pitch in the bucks as long as I can get a crack at them when I need em.

oldskool3
04-30-2009, 10:54 AM
Jesus Christ Bear. I don't mean to beat a dead horse but at least chaluk the rear wheels with something so you (we) have no doubts it can't shift backwards. If it falls I doubt that the jack will do much as the car will probably slide off with momentum.

Awesome work on the tranny I remember mine was a pretty big pain in the ass but not his bad.

Jamil20
04-30-2009, 11:40 AM
I say we have a tech day to make sure bear doesn't turn himself in to bear jam.

carjoe
04-30-2009, 03:34 PM
The truth is that Bear can bench press his car if he had to.

bmdbley'sBro
04-30-2009, 04:06 PM
The truth is that Bear can bench press his car if he had to.
so ur saying not only does he have balls, he also has Chesticles :confused: :D

ecuconnection
04-30-2009, 09:05 PM
Done!!! Ughhh what a job!!! I defently bench pressed the tranny alone to mate it with the motor and that was a surious battle ... Arms & Neck very very sore.... I even got around to routing my LC1 wideband...I should have kept the the release bearing to show you guys the mess ...lots of fun!

Officaly Turbo Ready!!

dannyb
04-30-2009, 10:22 PM
glad you finished without being crushed

everlast
04-30-2009, 10:46 PM
GGREAT Job Bear!!

dannyb
05-04-2009, 11:22 PM
does anybody know how to weld a floor panel?

ecuconnection
05-04-2009, 11:44 PM
I do haha only one problem I don't have a welder yet

everlast
05-05-2009, 02:34 AM
I have a welder, and don't know how to weld shit. Isn't that a kicker.

If you can stand me to practise on your floor with Bear's direction, I can try!

dannyb
05-05-2009, 08:30 AM
2 for the price of one, cool deal!

ecuconnection
05-05-2009, 10:08 AM
I have a welder, and don't know how to weld shit. Isn't that a kicker.

If you can stand me to practise on your floor with Bear's direction, I can try!

do you have the welding charting on the inside of the wire feed door on your welder ?

jeffrie
05-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Damn, you definatly got it high off the ground, I only ment high enough to bench press the tranny in.
Glad you didn't have too bad of a time, did you upgrade your clutch or just threw in the release bearing?
May have seen a little rough first time around but do it 25x's as I did, it's not that bad now that you know the little tricks.
Geuss you didn't remember the small spot behind the wheel that gives you access to the back of the starter which lets you skip the intake manifold removal part *shiner*.

ecuconnection
05-05-2009, 04:09 PM
My big hands were not geting me anywhere... takes me like a half hour to remove the intakes on the 318s so it was the easy way to go... lots of fun!

ecuconnection
05-13-2009, 08:29 PM
Well I think I blew my tranny today launching with turbo at the scotia bank ... I now have a whine in 1st(loud) 2nd 3rd ... what action should I take or what oil should I use to replace the old fluid... I filled it up with ATF till I can get to CT ... The lifetime fluid was almost like water and no sliperyness to it ... No metal shavings when I droped the oil.

Thanks!

Duct_Taper
05-13-2009, 09:38 PM
What does the whine sound like and where is it coming from?

How new is your driveshaft support bearing?

I have had two support bearings go on me and they sound like a loud whine from the console/handbrake area.

My transmission from the E30 that the input shaft bearing failed in wasn't making any noise even with half of the bearing balls missing.

ecuconnection
05-13-2009, 11:42 PM
What does the whine sound like and where is it coming from?

How new is your driveshaft support bearing?

I have had two support bearings go on me and they sound like a loud whine from the console/handbrake area.

My transmission from the E30 that the input shaft bearing failed in wasn't making any noise even with half of the bearing balls missing.

Support bearing is orginal but I'm almost positive it's coming from the tranny or so it seem's...I only did pulls up to third gear and that's where the whine is but I never thought to look when I was swaping out the fluid ... thanks

everlast
05-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Shit.

chromius
05-14-2009, 12:09 AM
Can you get a recording of the sound? It's really hard to say what it is based on a description. But if it is your tranny, and not your support bearing, then no fluid is going to fix it. Once it's whining, it's usually too late.

It really seems unlikely that you'd blow the tranny on a launch though. How exactly were you launching it? There are lots of other places that would blow long before the trans should. Unless you did something like flooring it and ramming it in gear sans clutch or something. :D

everlast
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Flat-shifting FTW. I hope it's nothing major with the tranny, like an input bearing or something. Sucks man, after all your hard work.

PS. I need one of those tiny cool looking filters for my catch can, the kind that look like a K&N filter. Anyone have ideas? I'm thinking maybe a chainsaw store or something?

ecuconnection
05-14-2009, 12:27 AM
what wieght and viscosity of gear oil should I toss in there anyway ? Manual says ATF but I heard that is lite duty gear oil.... time to wine and dine till she gernades

bmdbley'sBro
05-14-2009, 01:32 AM
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damn that sux *thmbsdwn*

is it perhaps the diff?

Duct_Taper
05-14-2009, 08:30 AM
You can probably use a 75w90 gear oil if you want something a bit heavier. BMW used to specify SAE80 gear oil in all manual transmissions, but they changed to ATF in the late 80's somewhere.

The advantage of ATF is that it smooths out the shifts. I have ATF in the 260/6 in my E34 and 75w90 in the 260/6 that I had in it for about 1500 km when I thought the original transmission was failing... and the shifting on the one with the gear oil was definitely more notchy, particularly when cold.

Philboski
05-14-2009, 09:23 AM
Royal Purple Synchromax -- it's specifically for transmissions that spec ATF. Redline MTL is a possible too. I used both in my SVT Contour, and I found the Sychromax was better in a cold transmission.

carjoe
05-14-2009, 10:24 AM
crap.

I'm thinking diff too. Did you change the fluid in it after we replaced it?

Does the whine change with RPM's? Change when in different gear? Change with speed?

ecuconnection
05-14-2009, 10:56 AM
Ok it's defently the tranny confirmed ... I let my clutch out and keep the tranny in N and it whines and if I give it some rpms the whine get's worse...Imput shaft bearing??

Duct_Taper
05-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Input shaft bearing or pilot bearing.

Either way you have to pull the transmission.

Did you change the pilot bearing when you did the clutch?

chromius
05-14-2009, 12:16 PM
Ok it's defently the tranny confirmed ... I let my clutch out and keep the tranny in N and it whines and if I give it some rpms the whine get's worse...Imput shaft bearing??

Either the input shaft bearing, or you've cracked the case and the intermediate shaft is misaligned and binding. Gear whine and bearing noise are pretty different sounds though, so you should be able to tell which it is.

Sucks dude, sorry to hear.

Philboski
05-14-2009, 03:14 PM
This is really too bad.


Does this mean we have to start the "Geez, Bear! You're going to kill yourself!" posts again? :D

dannyb
05-14-2009, 03:34 PM
or start a fund raiser for proper stands

everlast
05-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Anyone know where I can buy a 3" exhaust flex pipe locally? I need it for this weekend and turns out nobody stocks them, most places can't even order it in 3".

edit: n/m, ordered one from NAPA.. 3" x 10" long.. sucks its so long, but only one I can find. But I'm used to things 3"x10".

everlast
05-14-2009, 04:15 PM
or start a fund raiser for proper stands

Or a memorial fund. The (only) good news is that surely those trannies are easily found?

ecuconnection
05-14-2009, 09:40 PM
the real good news is no matter how hard I drive the whine doesnt get worse and is not even noticable in 4th and 5th gear...SWEEET!! drive it like you stole it

dannyb
06-11-2009, 11:18 AM
Anyone have a mig welder to lend me? Or someone want to make quick cash to weld my floor next week?

everlast
06-11-2009, 12:08 PM
Do you already have the metal cut and bent into shape?

dannyb
06-11-2009, 12:27 PM
I can have it done. The guy that was supposed to help me said he would cut when he would come to weld, but hes not reliable so.

everlast
06-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Well, if you already have the pieces cut and the metal prepped, etc, I can certainly weld it in. Keep in mind I'm an amateur, but just throw me a couple bucks and I'll zap away.

However, I'm not interested in cutting, fitting, body work, etc. No time.

ecuconnection
06-11-2009, 01:04 PM
+1 for everlasting welds

ecuconnection
06-11-2009, 01:14 PM
Any programmers here?? I need a definition file written for my ECU and will pay ... shouldnt take to long to decode the bin file... let me know

dannyb
06-11-2009, 01:37 PM
What kind of programming?

dannyb
06-11-2009, 01:38 PM
everlast i get back on monday ill start cutting and get everything ready, id like to get this done next week so let me know what day is better for you.

everlast
06-11-2009, 02:42 PM
Tuesday or Thursday is good. Bear, I'll send you an email for a dude that might be able to help.

ecuconnection
06-11-2009, 04:00 PM
What kind of programming?

.bin and .xdf

Jamil20
06-15-2009, 05:19 PM
.bin and .xdf

Who's interested in writing binary files by hand? :D

xdf file format I've never heard of before.

everlast
06-15-2009, 05:39 PM
LOL no kidding. I heard of guy who coded a game of tetris in hex once, by memory.

dannyb
07-16-2009, 11:32 PM
if anyone is bored on sunday should come over for a beer and help figure out whats causing my m20 to choke when i give it gas. running rich, spark plugs are black and black smoke coming out