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    I spent three or four days carrying around an 18"...

    I spent three or four days carrying around an 18" breaker bar and hammer to smack the starter to loosen the brushes when I was having starting trouble. If you've got power to the solenoid wire (the...
  2. Looks like an electrical issue. Goes away and...

    Looks like an electrical issue. Goes away and comes back randomly and you are getting codes for lots of things like crank sensor, manifold sensor, tank vent valve, fuel pressure control valve. Points...
  3. How much oil are you consuming? Is there anything...

    How much oil are you consuming? Is there anything else that coincided with the increase in consumption like tuning the car or just choosing a more aggressive map?

    I had a similar problem after...
  4. S63/S63TU: I am willing to bet you would not be able to...

    I am willing to bet you would not be able to distinguish a difference in the before and after temperature from the noise in the data. It already looks to be a "cold air" style intake. How much heat...
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    If you remove aluminum bolts and replace them...

    If you remove aluminum bolts and replace them with steel, angle tightening is not required and should not be used. I would guess if you angle tightened steel bolts in an aluminum engine, you would...
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    LOL, I thought that was Jackie Stewart. "I don't...

    LOL, I thought that was Jackie Stewart. "I don't believe in bad luck, just poor preparation." What a great quote.
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    Installing the seal is not that difficult. All...

    Installing the seal is not that difficult.

    All you need is the old seal, half the crank bolts, an equal number of large washers and a little bit of patience to install the RMS. It's not as super...
  8. Thread: o2 sensors

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    The 2C6B is a secondary bank 1 O2 "system check"...

    The 2C6B is a secondary bank 1 O2 "system check" code. The other codes are bank 1 and 2 primary O2 sensor trim codes. I have read the response time of O2 sensors can slow over time.

    I don't know...
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    Exactly. That picture is pretty fancy, but the...

    Exactly. That picture is pretty fancy, but the pipe should at least neck down in the area the fitting is welded in. You need to speed up the gas sufficiently so slight vacuum is generated relative to...
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    That's an interesting picture. You think...

    That's an interesting picture. You think crankcase pressure forced it out? I am pretty sure that is what happened to mine.
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    I would do the rear main seal as well. I did mine...

    I would do the rear main seal as well. I did mine and used four crank bolts and the old seal to install the new seal. The old seal had completely lost its elasticity.
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    E82/E88: I imagine something like that would work fine. ...

    I imagine something like that would work fine.

    If you are an AT and intend to do some hot laps, you are limiting the life of your transmission by not using an axillary cooler. Because my car is a...
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    E82/E88: I didn't know these existed but there are tools...

    I didn't know these existed but there are tools that allow you to form a bead in a rigid tube by hand.

    http://www.efihardware.com/images/medium/1248/EZ-bead-tool-38-tubing_1248.jpg

    Earl's...
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    E82/E88: I plan to install an ATF cooler in front of the...

    I plan to install an ATF cooler in front of the driver's wheel opposite the engine oil cooler. That's right where the PPK rad goes though.

    There are two steel lines that run on the left side of...
  15. I think it is interesting and obviously it is a...

    I think it is interesting and obviously it is a concept so a production version would probably look a bit different. Besides the color, I like the looks. I am sure BMW does not want to take sales...
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    E82/E88: Do you need an aux rad for engine coolant? You...

    Do you need an aux rad for engine coolant? You can get the engine coolant temp to show up in the cluster to monitor temperature in real time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAd86TnqxWc

    I...
  17. LOL, sometimes I just flows. Where are you...

    LOL, sometimes I just flows.

    Where are you going to get 24 volts? Sure you could use a boost regulator, but that adds inefficiency and cost. The only reason you would use more voltage is if you...
  18. PWM is still current control. You just modulate...

    PWM is still current control. You just modulate the voltage to control the average current. In a motor or actuator this gives you control over the torque or force.

    You see PWM control in lots of...
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    Does wheel hop ever go right? It looks like...

    Does wheel hop ever go right?

    It looks like the guy spent a ton of money on engine and didn't have any left over for suspension. Or maybe something was just done wrong. The nose of the car dips...
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    Just go all in and make the car self aware.

    Just go all in and make the car self aware.
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    E82/E88: Which pads are you looking at?

    Which pads are you looking at?
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    Hilarious. At the end of the day he faked his...

    Hilarious.

    At the end of the day he faked his map and had to take it down before someone reported him the the FTC.

    It is not about if the turbo works. It is not about if he stands behind the...
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    NGK actually has a really interesting tech...

    NGK actually has a really interesting tech support section, at least for plugs

    http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/index.asp?mode=nml
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    I'm only pointing out the changes to the plug...

    I'm only pointing out the changes to the plug appear to be the construction of the firing end and the shell plating. If it were me I would use them.

    Take one of the old ones out and do a...
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    The actual part numbers are almost identical....

    The actual part numbers are almost identical. 5992s are ILZKBR7A-8G while the new part number is ILZKBR7B-8DG. The heat range is the same (7) and I would gap them the same. I suspect only a small...
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