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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers. Sadly, that just means we are in the minority. I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving :angry-banghead: Agree? Disagree? Other additions? -Rich In priority order: 1. People who lolligag in the lefthand lane. After you pass, get back over. 2. People who don't secure their loads. See exhibit A. 3. Not understanding the proper way to merge. This includes both merging on to the highway, but also merging when lanes end say for construction. 4. Not passing a police officer/highway patrolman. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who refuse to pass a highway patrolman, even when the officer is cruising well under the speed limit. I have to imagine this is some sort of game/stress reliever for POs - let's see how slow we can go without people passing us. :facepalm 5. Not turning right on red. I realize this isn't legal everywhere, but for the areas it is, for the love of God, turn when the coast is clear. 6. Tailgating. I hate tailgaters. 7. Rubber necking at accidents. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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  • 5soko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    Rpi modded E60 M5 vs M6 gran coupe comp pack Interesting race.. Owner of the M6 stated in another forum that it was 97 degrees out and he had a heavy passenger.. Non the less not bad for a V10 on stock air boxes and headers.. M6 is so beast in stock form.. I am not sure if this M is a smg or 6MT but if its smg doesnt sound like he is in the s6 setting..
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated. The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3. Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts. The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for.
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  • luckystrike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    I know its been covered before, but I happened to have my tripod out and decided to snap some pictures and do a small write up. I didn't realize I had my macro lens on until after I was dirty, so enjoy the super close ups. So I started with a car that had the cabin filter, engine cover and cowl already off. Its only a few 8mm bolts to get to this point, no sweat. I may come back and add all the photos to get to this point but here's a picture of where we started: First step is to flip open the top of the coil to eject the harness plug. I grab both sides of the coil top as shown and pull up like flipping a lid. Do this for all 6: Next, in the hole of the lid, put a screwdriver through and then apply upward pressure to pull the coil out off the spark plug. In the picture i only have one hand on the screw driver, i used two but i couldn't take a picture showing it. Don't jerk the coil up and out, just slow pull up and they come right out: Once the coil pops up, then pull the coil out: Using a thin wall 14mm socket to take the spark plugs out: I used a wobble extension: Which allows the socket and extension to "wobble" or angle out of line from each other while still being engaged: A close up of the tip, similar to a CV joint - sort of anyway: Then, pretty important, blow each spark plug hole out. I had this on hand, its a tire inflate-tor that i removed the tire bit from, so its a flex hose blow gun: This actually turned out to be a really good picture of the spark plug. You can see how soft the edges are, and how big the gap is, showing just how used the plug actually is (63k miles). I wish i had a picture like this of the new one so you could see how squared off the prongs of the new plugs are. I couldn't see the detail in this until i uploaded it to my computer after the job was done. Lets just say replacing these plugs made a really noticeable improvement: So here we go with the new plugs and some anti-sieze: Anti-seize applied to the threads: Here we are dropping the spark plug into the cylinder head. Its important to thread this in by hand. I even prefer to use a straight extension if possible to have a better feel of the spark plug threading in. Don't get impatient here, if a plug isn't feeling right or threading right keep starting over until it threads in correctly: Here we are using a torque wrench set to 17 ft lbs, (approx 204 in pounds) tighten until it clicks: Never store a torque wrench pre-loaded, always unload it to 0 so it doesn't give inaccurate torque readings. Even better to have them calibrated every once in a while if you do really precision stuff: Once thats complete for all 6, drop the coils back in, align then correctly, and then push down on top of the coil until it bottoms out on the spark plug nipple: Then engage the harness plug and push the coil pack lid down until its in the closed / locked position: Willing to work with members in the Florida area. Enjoy the new plugs!
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  • TDDaryl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    I am so far pleased but am running into a constant issue with AFRs. My banks are always at least one point different. i.e. one has 14.7 and the other is 15.7. I posted my latest log for people wanting to see. Has anyone else with a similar car and kit experienced this and if so how did you resolve it?:think:
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    This is hilarious. I often joke about the Darwin awards - these guys could be front runners in the future. -Rich
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Howdy all, just got this report back from Blackstone and wanted to see if the gurus had any thoughts on it. The 'stone folks seem to think all is in very good shape, and my rudimentary understanding of oil reports shows everything in pretty tip top shape. But of course I value your thoughts. Fire away! They decided to give me a random home address :facepalm but oh well we can't have it all. Edit: I should add i'm posting this particular report as this is the longest OCI run i've ever done at 6K. No plans to extent it, if anything i'll return to my normal 4K changes.
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  • leonelhpfm3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    So that everyone is clear, this is NOT The kit on my M3. This is the kit off David Liggins 2006 E46 M3 from Seattle, Wa. Car is being parted out. This thread is for the HPF stage 2 Turbo kit Relatively young kit, has only 8k miles on it All that will be included is the following Plug-n-play stand alone engine management system Six Drop in 750cc "high impedance" injectors (no fuel rail mods required) Auxiliary fuel pump w/filter that turns on at 3psi w/electronic connector Ceramic coated, CNC machined 1018 mild steel turbo manifold Precision 6766 turbo w/.81 AR Precision 46MM wastegate / open dump Stainless steel downpipe Powdercoated Intake manifold Intake manifold couplers w/clamps Twin HKS blow off valves Polished 4" thick, 24" wide core bar-n-plate intercooler Powdercoated aluminum intercooler piping Powdercoated aluminum intake piping 5 ply silicon couplers T-bolt intercooler clamps KN intake filter with clamp Steering column mounted dual pod AEM UEGO wide-band gauge AEM boost gauge Race fuel switch w/LED Knock siren Harnesses for fuel pump and oil pump assemblies Harnesses for gauges, race fuel switch, LED and knock siren Oil pump with mounting bracket and electronic connector One piece oil pump feed and return lines One piece turbo oil feed and one piece head to pan oil line Multiple vacuum lines w/quick disconnects AEM 3.5bar map sensor Boost control solenoid Intake air temp sensor HPF Engine Mounts Fittings and block off plates HPF Underbrace/Skid plate All Methanol components Methanol switch HPF install manual Asking 13,500 Obo Extra parts ALSO For Sale: - Tubi Rumore exhaust section 2 and 3 for: $750/$1750 or $2500 - Saad Racing Diff Brace: $300 - Spare HPF/Bosch 7500cc Injectors: $450 - Used - Conti DWS 285-30-19 tires 7/10ths ; $300 - Used - LingLong L688 tires 245-35-19s 7/10ths; $200 - Used - Toyo Proxes 4 tires 245-35-19s 7/10ths ; $300 - New - Nitto Invo tires 245-35-19s ; $400 - Black CF HPF Air ram vent (Sold) - Black CF DME Cover (Sold) - New StopTech 345 x 32mm REAR Disc & Hat $850 * Used UUC stage 2 ceramic clutch and flywheel: $500 * spare black powder coated turbo intake * * **** PREFER A LOCAL BUYER IN TEXAS BUT CAN AND WILL SHIP AT BUYERS EXPENSE *******
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  • bigdaddycane's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    I am replacing a bad injector and obviously need to code the new one, but I wanted to know which CAN cable is best for this procedure and where is the best place to buy one? If anyone local (MD, VA, DC) has one I can borrow I would definitely hook you up with beer or Chipotle (two best things in life). Let me know
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    This is a long video, but pretty awesome (IMHO). Some of my favorite moments: I swear I can see the gas gauge on the X6M trickling down. :laughing-rofl: The ZR1 has insane acceleration. Wow. The F1 car looked to be in the wet? That's nuts - I couldn't imagine 300km/h in the wet for both traction, but also sprayback in an open cockpit F1 car. The Top Fuel dragster - not much can be said. It honestly looks painful. There are some fast cars out there! Rich
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    Yesterday, 05:35 AM
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  • AGP1328's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    AGP1328 started a thread Want to Buy: N54 (335i) Downpipes in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Hey guys, I'm looking to pick up a set of downpipes for my N54 335i. Not really looking to spend any more than $350 or so. As for brand, it doesn't really matter. Must be bolt-on and catless. PM me or reply with what you have and a price shipped to 77479! Thanks
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