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    [Transmission 5-Speed] For years I had a very similar issue with my...

    For years I had a very similar issue with my transmission but in 5th gear. Even after a full teardown reseal with new shift roll pins, fluid, It would still pop out of 5th gear. until I rebuilt my...
  2. Agreed. When he goes to Mr Wizard my Jaw gets...

    Agreed. When he goes to Mr Wizard my Jaw gets slack when I hear what he is charging to do some of these jobs, as a professional mechanic some of his prices are insanely low. Then again I'm in...
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    [General] Made an adjustable steel bracket to mount a...

    Made an adjustable steel bracket to mount a better quality power antenna. A period West German Weissmann unit from a BMW.

    Finally replace that awful sounding antenna with this silent one.

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    [Fuel] Unknown how lean or rich it was. The car ran...

    Unknown how lean or rich it was. The car ran decently. Connected the wideband to get more info.


    Yes when set to 14.7 AFR at idle it does idle well. No hunting, very smooth.

    13.4 v at idle...
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    [Fuel] This engine isnt producing a lean spike but full...

    This engine isnt producing a lean spike but full lean condition. It plateaus and stays consistently much leaner than it is supposed to, if I barely tip in the throttle or punch it it goes lean and...
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    [Fuel] Unique mixture unit behavior. Any ideas?

    Working on another car that runs okay but cannot pass smog due to high CO.

    New ignition system: plugs, wires, cap rotor, coil, timing set to 13.

    Great fuel pressure. Correct pressures at WUR...
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    [Engine] So do you have any active airflow through the...

    So do you have any active airflow through the intercooler? No wonder it heatsoaks.
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    [Engine] That's true of the generations after the e30. ...

    That's true of the generations after the e30. These older ones last a very long time.
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    [Engine] Early BMW e30 (82-86) 3 series and some 5 series...

    Early BMW e30 (82-86) 3 series and some 5 series have a simular looking plastic tank. They are still available, good quality (never seen one burst) and even have a built in level sensor bung.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Most likely transmission mounts or engine mounts...

    Most likely transmission mounts or engine mounts letting go. Best to confirm with the vehicle on a lift and using a large prybar to move the engine and see if it lifts up.
  11. Sticky: Poll: How does the cosmetics play into this figure? I...

    How does the cosmetics play into this figure? I wouldn't hesitate to drive mine across the country right now but it needs facsia paint, panel alignment, new seats and carpets badly. I've found it...
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    [General] Awesome work! Glad you could get those big front...

    Awesome work! Glad you could get those big front tires to fit. I'm running very tight clearance on my front tires at a simular ride height but 205 50 15s and just -1.0 camber.


    Spacing the LCA...
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    Another late night experiment to improve the feel...

    Another late night experiment to improve the feel of my car on the road, increasing front Caster. I work on BMWs all day and whenever I align them I see how much Caster the front suspension has...
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    Hey guys, I decided to get a new brake booster...

    Hey guys,

    I decided to get a new brake booster as I felt my car's brake performance had declined over the last few months and pedal effort was higher than I remember before. After a quick test of...
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    [Engine] Yes your description of the coolant flow sounds...

    Yes your description of the coolant flow sounds correct.

    Water pump always flows water inside the engine, when it gets hot it flows to and from Radiator.
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    [General] After opening fuel lines, I always prime the...

    After opening fuel lines, I always prime the pump a few times, then depress the metering flap fully and repeat 3 times to bleed out any air in the fuel distributor and injectors.

    After that it...
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    [Frame & Body] https://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/20...

    https://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/20181209_155006_zpsowf2azmo.jpg

    https://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/20181103_172107_zpsiehoe5om.jpg
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    [Frame & Body] I've been running 15" front wheels for almost a...

    I've been running 15" front wheels for almost a year now. They work pretty good but there were draw backs.

    I've not tried 225/45/15 tires but from the way my 205/50/15s fit, I doubt the 225s...
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    This is a fantastic update idea. It would be...

    This is a fantastic update idea. It would be super great if you could select defrost and face vents at the same time, I really wish that was a common option on cars.
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    Yes the car is now in France getting a frame off...

    Yes the car is now in France getting a frame off resto.
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    [Engine] About 8 years ago I did a chassis dyno test...

    About 8 years ago I did a chassis dyno test comparing stock exhaust with a gutted cat that I welded a section of tubing in. No other changes
    I gained 1 ft/lb of torque, no measurable change in Hp. I...
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    My decel springs are removed and soldered shut. ...

    My decel springs are removed and soldered shut.

    I'm really hoping your idle controller does the trick .
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    The idle was working great for about a week, now...

    The idle was working great for about a week, now its inconsistent again. Once hot it wont go below 1100, sometimes higher. If connect power to the ISC to fully close the valve the engine always...
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    Thanks man! I doubt I could handle the cold out...

    Thanks man! I doubt I could handle the cold out there, I'm from Arizona.
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    A few more small repairs: rebuilt the rear brake...

    A few more small repairs: rebuilt the rear brake calipers, the last clean up and painting with POR15 did not last. Stripped down, blasted, and powdercoated, rebuilt the parking brake calipers too but...
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