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  • LessIsMore's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    UPDATE/SOLVED: The issue was the thermostat failed CLOSED. No flow through radiator. Block pressure test performed just in case, and was good. Recap for the search results: Thermostat and water pump were both 3 yrs/~35K miles old (I think was the ECS Whaler thermostat/VDO water pump kit, not the genuine BMW kit.)Overheating started with no prior symptoms. When parked idling or driving at city speeds, the engine would overheat quickly. When driving at highway speeds, the engine would overheat much more slowly, but never actually stop rising. Only code I received was a '2E83 - electrical cooling pump, low power mode'. And that code did not show up every time it overheated either. I also saw odd coolant temp readings on the JB4 once it got over 250*F but I think that's just how the sensors are, both old and new did that). Replacing the coolant temp sensor and leaking expansion tank with new did not help. Thermostat failed close, replaced that and water pump, and good to go again.
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  • Remonster's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    I've had my 340i for over two years and about 38,000 miles. I never got used to the shitty shifting experience. My personal feeling is that a big part of why so many people now opt for the 8 speed automatic is because the stock manual shifting experience in BMWs just flatout sucks. Eliminating the clutch pedal return spring is a big improvement IMO and it's so easy to do, just remove the 2 nuts that hold the panel under your steering wheel in place and use a pick to take off the C clips at the top and bottom of the spring, take off the spring, re-install the panel and you're done. That got me 20-30% of the way to where I wanted to go, the pedal becomes linear without a change in effort half way up/down and it also gets firmer but the restrictor plate in the clutch slave makes all the difference in the world.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    DamnDatsun, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 01:54 PM
    Welcome Jpm57tt, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • jpsimon's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    wow good to know, thanks!
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  • theobjectivist's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    Update: it was the damn diverter valves. I can hardly believe it but I am so relieved. The stock ones seemed to test OK too. I worked them manually and they were holding when I used a syringe to mimic vacuum. Crazy. I suppose that to to properly test, I should have been pressurizing them and observing how well they hold and release. As a last ditch effort I thought it best just to throw another part at the car and saw that amazon had the turbosmart plumbbacks for $350 with same day shipping. Heres the interesting bit in case others experience the same issue: I have a 6spd and the shifting on it was horrendous. It was literally the first manual car I had that I really didnt like driving. Id start in 2nd gear just to skip a shift. It was as if every gear change (especially 1,2,3) were super jerky. Almost as if the clutch wasnt releasing properly. I had even pulled the CDV in hopes of improving shift quality. Since I bought the car used ~1.5 years ago I never knew how these things were supposed to feel. Since I installed the turbosmarts, each shift is effortless. It's as if I propel forward super smoothly with power on tap. That alone was worth the price of admission but I have been beating the hell out of it constantly, and also parroting the casual drive which would always trip the damn 30ff, and not one single 30ff issue since. I dont want to jinx it, but im confident this will fix the issue permanently. That said, if you have any similar symptoms, I highly recommend checking the DVs. My car was doing this @43k miles. NOTE: these turbosmarts dont fit the 535i without cutting/reshaping the hoses. ( i still have no idea htf the E60s are so different than the e9x) Also, I read online that these DVs must be serviced *every* oil change? That cannot possibly be correct, right? It'll be a horror show trying to get to the rear one each time Oh, and of course, the day after I buy them on amazon, a used pair sold by amazon shows up for $170. Sighh
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    Pure stg2, FBO, PI, etc.etc. It's much bigger now. Bigboost, more fuel, more PI, built trans, fully built engine, Ported head, aftermarket valvetrain we came up with, etc.etc.etc.
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  • fredcase's Avatar
    Today, 11:25 AM
    I will add this to the list after oil pan gasket is done. I have the sub frame dropped, front driveshaft out, and one front axle. I'm taking me time. summers are short here, and, I don't want to be under a car all summer. Order list is new o2 sensors while i'm under there anyways. swap throttle body swap diverter valves swap voltage regulator ?????
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  • 93siro's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    Is E92 N55 tuning as comprehensive as N54 or Fxx N55? I recall a discussion about it, i might be wrong though.
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  • gaspam's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    glad to see someone gets it :) counting vacation/ tourism $$ as services is bogus economic trick and always creates a false Surplus for the larger country.... the US population is about 10x bigger than canada, so if both countries have 5% of their population visiting each country then that would be about 16M americans going to canada on ski vacation(usa export) and about 1.8M canadians coming to US to drive slow and in the wrong lane (usa import) vacation is not trade even though the media (and its minions like campbell) quote it as trade to push a false narrative when it suits them
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  • csu87's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    services =/= goods. we need to get closer to having goods equal. Services doesnt help as much as goods does. This is why people who actually are experts in this quote goods, and those that follow the media quote services as well.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    NAFTA is also about services and with Canada it is basically a wash. I agree NAFTA needs to be looked at with Mexico mainly because of their cheap labour costs. One of the biggest contributors to the US trade deficit is petroleum imports from Canada and Mexico. NAFTA has not contributed to this but rather US consumption. You want to slow down or stop the US trade deficit with Canada, stop using so much oil.
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  • F87Source's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    Do you know what the build was like? What kind of turbo, tuning method, and how much power to the wheels? Because generally from what I see/hear is garbage tunes causing n55's to go.
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  • Mykk's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    Putting it together, one bolt and one piece at a time... Degree'd the cams. Using aftermarket timing blocks I've found they set the cam timing up for a 108° ICL & 108° LSA with 211°Int/206°Exh durations @ 1mm valve lift. I've set the cam timings up for a more boost friendly 110° ICL & 112°LSA Modified supercharger to bolt down to adapters: Flipped supercharger pulley for belt alignment: Ran into oil filter canister location problems, between E34 canister and E38 timing covers so I decided to mount an old hot rodders dual spin on filter bracket using -12an hose. Started to DEI wrap the S65 manifolds. Will be working on the flanges next week to bolt down to the heads, ran out of wrap but will re-do a thorough job when more arrives:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum fla1257.
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    Today, 04:48 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum cs9.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    First off this is about NAFTA, which is Canada and Mexico. It is also about goods and the factories that produce those goods. We had a 17bill deficit in goods last year with Canada and 71bill with Mexico. The factories and the jobs they create are across the border now due to the NAFTA loophole. Having a surplus with Canada in services is inconsequential to what is going on. There is now tangible evidence of the increase tariffs working, jobs are being created. Tariffs on washing machines, solar panels, steel/aluminum have all netted manufacturer plant expansions and/or entire new plants. The next shot across the bow will most likely be autos and auto parts. That will surely be the final nail in the coffin of NAFTA, also a shot towards China.
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