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Old 03-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #136
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^ lol... so this guy's like a middle eastern Frank Ocean?
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:22 PM   #137
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That was good hammer...
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:25 PM   #138
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Mmmmmhm. This is a job i *never* want to do again.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:30 PM   #139
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:44 PM   #140
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Mmmmmhm. This is a job i *never* want to do again.
It's not that bad once you have the subframe out...

Which reminds me, I'm going to have to solve my fuelling issue before track season... shitty aftermarket tanks...
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #141
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It's not that bad once you have the subframe out...
I had the subframe out. Pressing new trailing arm bushings in this week. Having it out made it MUCH easier to deal with but it was still a pain in the ass.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #142
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I had the subframe out. Pressing new trailing arm bushings in this week. Having it out made it MUCH easier to deal with but it was still a pain in the ass.
I could tell from the trailing arms in the background

Yeah, it's a bit of a hassle doing it solo. I got the tank pretty level on a floor jack by using a piece of 2x10 to span both sides. Then I just jacked it up, once you get the first bolt in, the rest goes like clockwork
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What is wrong with your tank Steve?
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #144
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Due to circumstances and fate I had to say goodbye to my 2000 323i and say hello to a low milage 2007 328i. A $2500 damaged bumper was considered a write-off which put me in a frantic find-a-new-daily-driver ASAP.

Thanks to RMP for forwarding a lead to a super clean machine (w/less than 60k on the meter) I am now driving a 2007 328i. It's (unfortunately) an AT, which is my first in 24 years I do miss the 'connection' that a MT provides, but I couldn't pass up this deal, t'was too good.

Since it's a DD I won't be slammin' it or doing any cRaZy stuff, but I do want to give it a bit of love... ANY SUGGESTIONS?
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:12 PM   #145
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lose the 328i and buy an e30?
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:25 PM   #146
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What is wrong with your tank Steve?
Since the late model tanks have a single pump there's a siphoning tube to transfer the fuel from the driver's side to the passenger side. Apparently the system on the aftermarket tanks isn't that great which I found out last year.

At Mosport through turns 1 & 3 I was getting fuel starvation with just under half a tank. I had the same issue at Cayuga through turn 1 as well. I didn't have that issue the year before when I had the factory tank with even less fuel in it.

Seems like the easiest solution is to install a transfer pump in place of the level sender on the driver's side and T it into the return line going to the passenger side, but apparently that'll mess with the fuel gauge so I'll have to look into that.

The only other option is to install a surge tank, but if I was going to do that I should have done it when I had the tank out because running the lines will be a pain, unless I were to mount it in the engine bay somewhere.
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lose the 328i and buy an e30?
Been there, done that and still have spare parts lying around.
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Bullet Ride, SpecE30 guys have been fighting these demons forever. Jim Levie seems to have the most thorough solution:

http://spece30.com/forum/16-general-...start=40#75345

http://spece30.com/forum/43-fuel-sys...tion-in-my-car
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Bullet Ride, SpecE30 guys have been fighting these demons forever. Jim Levie seems to have the most thorough solution:

http://spece30.com/forum/16-general-...start=40#75345

http://spece30.com/forum/43-fuel-sys...tion-in-my-car
Yeah, that's where I read about the dual pump configuration. I only wish I had read about it before I had done my gas tank swap. I really don't want to remove my gas tank again to do this job so I'm going have to come up with something creative or install a swirl pot in the engine bay. I've deleted the charcoal canister, I could probably put one there.
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Another option might be to look into using a tank from an MB300E the W124 body had the tank behind the rear seat back... you'd loose a little trunk space but it could work... of course you'd have to re route some of the fuel lines... interesting that BMW would use a system that needs two fuel pumps to work correctly...
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