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Old 05-07-2010, 10:20 AM   #721
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I've been looking into that but some mention it will need a tune to take advantage of the larger runners. Otherwise all the gains in the top end.

Phil, how long did it take you? Where did you get all the parts from? Dealer? I usually send an e-mail to Jared@EAC Tuning but he seems to be ignoring my last request....
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:21 PM   #722
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I got my parts from Bimmerspecialist.ca, using the parts list on the site -- your might be different because of the TU. Lots cheaper than the dealer would be, I think.

The job itself took me a couple of days, but as noted, I screwed it up. As a result, some extra time was spent, then extra money. I went really slow, putting all of the parts in separate baggies labelled to correspond to the instructions. If I recall correctly, I started after lunch the first day, and "finished" the second day.

A big warning -- clean the area around the intake ports on the head. When you think you are done, do it all again. I had to buy some specialised attachments for my shop vac to get crap put of my intake ports. Highly annoying. And drain the coolant -- when you pull the water manifold off, it will spill all over the place if you don't. I speak from experience.

How do you know the valley pan's bad?

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Old 05-07-2010, 02:26 PM   #723
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Now, back on topic. A steal for the mechanically inclined:

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/11951887
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #724
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That one and the E34 M5 are beautiful...

How do I know? I dont' know for sure but I have an unexplainable coolant loss and a slight oil leak at the back of the block. Since I know the VCG on the passenger side is leaking, might as well do it all. Mechanic suspects the upper timing chain cover is leakign leaking too. Yay for 10 year old wundercars!
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:08 PM   #725
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That one and the E34 M5 are beautiful...

How do I know? I dont' know for sure but I have an unexplainable coolant loss and a slight oil leak at the back of the block. Since I know the VCG on the passenger side is leaking, might as well do it all. Mechanic suspects the upper timing chain cover is leakign leaking too. Yay for 10 year old wundercars!
The valley pan is an easy visual check to see if it's leaking. I would make sure that's it before going through all the work of replacing it.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:15 PM   #726
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The way it's going, I think it's safer to do it all. The one that's really bugging me is the coolant leak. I get a message every other week. I top it off, bleed it...it comes back!

BTW, anyone have a mityvac? I have to bleed my brakes this weekend.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:25 PM   #727
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Looks to be a nice DIY write-up.
Let me know if you need help.

When/where are you gonna tackle it?
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:53 PM   #728
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The way it's going, I think it's safer to do it all. The one that's really bugging me is the coolant leak. I get a message every other week. I top it off, bleed it...it comes back!

BTW, anyone have a mityvac? I have to bleed my brakes this weekend.
The Valley pan isn't one of those catastrophic failure points, so personally I wouldn't do it unless it needs doing. I would track down where the leak is, then go from there. It's a lot of work for nothing, if it doesn't need doing. IMO anyway .
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:56 AM   #729
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Agreed with Chromius -- I would verify it isn't a hose (like a heater hose in back of the engine) or a hairline crack in the expansion tank or rad before I went after the valley pan. A couple of hours looking things over might save you a bunch of time and money in the long run.

I have a coolant leak like yours in terms of how often I have to top up the coolant, and it's the expansion tank -- I just haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:27 PM   #730
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http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ204908571

Down to $1900... damn I wish I had some money right now.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:24 AM   #731
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Those are rare with the six-speed too.....
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #732
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Yup. If it's in decent shape otherwise, anyone with the mechanical know-how could easily swap the clutch and flip that for double the current asking price.

Hence why I wish I had some money.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #733
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Clutch is easy to change, it's the "and other TLC" that would have me worried.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #734
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http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/12017002

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1074942...7603816406188/

Ridiculously clean-looking E21 for not much money.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:05 AM   #735
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Nice E36. The lack of a mileage listing is worrisome......

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/12033133

EDIT: The same car is on kijiji with a mileage listing of 200K

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