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Forum: Engine Swaps 08-15-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,682
Posted By Trusted-1
It has been a while but if I recall correctly,...

It has been a while but if I recall correctly, for the 6 cylinder swap, the front drive shaft section is all I needed. May just be some weird issue with this car but the entire drivetrain seems to be...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,069
Posted By Trusted-1
It has a slight bow to make the rain run off....

It has a slight bow to make the rain run off. Test it with water and confirm it does not "puddle" in the middle.

Note that these tops do not completely seal but there is a "gutter" and four drain...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-13-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,069
Posted By Trusted-1
Thanks for asking but the only other one I had...

Thanks for asking but the only other one I had was in a spare motor I sold last year.

So this is the only one I have left.

I have not priced one recently but I had read that the motor assembly...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-12-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,069
Posted By Trusted-1
The brass gears seam to work great. No noise or...

The brass gears seam to work great. No noise or any difference I could tell in operation. My daughter had the car and used the top often since we are in San Diego, the weather is good 90% of the...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-11-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,069
Posted By Trusted-1
California Top Complete + Cali Top Motor W/Brass Gear Upgrade

Decided to part out one of my Cali Top cars.

I posted the fully working California top and the cali top motor with brass drive gear upgrade on eBay for anyone interested.

Top is at:...
Forum: Cars for Sale 07-14-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,773
Posted By Trusted-1
You bet. A write up is first on my list today. ...

You bet. A write up is first on my list today.

Here is a link to the post:

http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?p=390824#post390824
Forum: Cars for Sale 07-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,189
Posted By Trusted-1
TWO! 1996 California Top Cars

We have TWO! 1996 California Top 318ti Cars I need to find a new home for.
Looking to get $2995 (OBO) for the pair.

The cars are here in San Diego. One is a project my daughter and I have almost...
Forum: Cars for Sale 07-14-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,773
Posted By Trusted-1
Mike, It may be worth the trip to San Diego and I...

Mike, It may be worth the trip to San Diego and I will post on a separate thread too but I have two Cali top 1996 cars that I need to part with. One it a great parts car with lots of good parts and...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 05-08-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,892
Posted By Trusted-1
One oil problem I have had to fix on more than...

One oil problem I have had to fix on more than one M44 is the O rings on the oil filter housing. You will know if that is the issue since it is a big leak but only about a 3 hour job to do. Once the...
Forum: Cars for Sale 03-04-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,601
Posted By Trusted-1
I think if you check the forum rules, price is...

I think if you check the forum rules, price is required as part of the posting.

Or at least most forums that is one of the requirements.
Forum: Misc 07-01-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By Trusted-1
That one is WAY past the point of repair. ...

That one is WAY past the point of repair.

There are enough of them left that finding one that needs some love (and the parts you have left over) would be time and money better spent for sure.
...
Forum: United States 02-17-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,048
Posted By Trusted-1
From what I recall, this is a bonded rubber...

From what I recall, this is a bonded rubber section probably intended to reduce noise and vibration into the cabin.

I suppose if you could separate the two and shorten both individually, you could...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 02-16-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,771
Posted By Trusted-1
Found a couple of sets on eBay some time ago. ...

Found a couple of sets on eBay some time ago.

I think I may still have one or two left but I'd have to look.

I still have 2 Cali top cars so need to make sure I keep one or two around as well....
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 01-25-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,771
Posted By Trusted-1
318ti California Top Motor With New Gear Set

Found a good California Top Motor and installed a new brass gear set.

Looking for $195.00 + $7.25 for Priority Mail Shipping

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1WUHsMZstMQ-wWcfwtlPVaTJApp6yLbnM
...
Forum: Lounge 11-28-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By Trusted-1
Or just the "M" with the ti after it. There...

Or just the "M" with the ti after it.

There was an article somewhere about a one off factory M ti model but I don't recall if it had a true designation.

How are the battery, spare tire and Air...
Forum: Lounge 02-12-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,518
Posted By Trusted-1
I bought two of these machined brass gears from...

I bought two of these machined brass gears from the UK and they arrived in a week or two.

I have not yet tried installing as both of our tops are still working but if anyone has installed one of...
Forum: Exterior 02-12-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,341
Posted By Trusted-1
Hotmilk400, sorry to hear that you lost money in...

Hotmilk400, sorry to hear that you lost money in the deal and I personally appreciate your efforts.

In case anyone following did not see BRADESTAR's post about available gears on eBay:
...
Forum: Engine Swaps 09-19-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,996
Posted By Trusted-1
You may be correct that the ABS is actually...

You may be correct that the ABS is actually working even though the light is on.

Not sure why the ABS light is tied to the ASC motor...

I get that they both use the wheel sensors but it seems...
Forum: Engine Swaps 09-18-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,996
Posted By Trusted-1
It is likely a higher value will still trick the...

It is likely a higher value will still trick the controller into thinking it is attached especially since the other guy tested a 10 ohm.

I'd go for a 15 watt resister based on the Ohms law...
Forum: Engine Swaps 09-14-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,996
Posted By Trusted-1
Post on Bimmerforums about ASC delete says 10ohm...

Post on Bimmerforums about ASC delete says 10ohm resistor does it on 6 cyl car.
...
Forum: Engine Swaps 09-13-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,996
Posted By Trusted-1
It is unlikely your problem is the same as Dan's...

It is unlikely your problem is the same as Dan's since his car had wires cut by the previous owner.

The ABS light will be on if the stepper motor is not connected to the old M44 Throttlebody ASC...
Forum: Exterior 08-10-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,341
Posted By Trusted-1
hotmilk400, I know you are on the injection...

hotmilk400,

I know you are on the injection molding plan but with the state of CNC mills these days, I wonder if shorter runs of parts milled from solid stock would be cost effective? Or if it...
Forum: Exterior 08-09-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,341
Posted By Trusted-1
I am surprised more replies have not come in yet...

I am surprised more replies have not come in yet however I have an active google search that Emails me whenever "cali top" is found on the web.

We have two cali top cars so I would be in for two...
Forum: Engine Swaps 07-21-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,996
Posted By Trusted-1
There are only two codes I have right now. A slow...

There are only two codes I have right now. A slow O2 sensor but I am sure it just needs a new sensor and the exhaust flap error (which does not throw a CEL) it shows up when reading with Carsoft BMW...
Forum: Engine Swaps 07-21-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,996
Posted By Trusted-1
I was thinking making the missing CAN bus...

I was thinking making the missing CAN bus connections might make the ASC work but have not tried it yet.

I laced back X20 3 & 8 to under the fuse box and connected them but it did not work for me....
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