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Forum: Engine 06-28-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By islandtime
It's straight from BMW so I hope not. We pulled...

It's straight from BMW so I hope not. We pulled the injectors and spark plugs last night and it appears cylinder 3 and 4 are the ones acting up because the intake is sprayed clean under those...
Forum: Engine 06-28-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By islandtime
It's a possibility but it all looks good. I took...

It's a possibility but it all looks good. I took the cover off and checked the wiring at the rail and testing resistance, voltage, and ground on all of them and they all seem fine. I have never once...
Forum: Engine 06-28-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By islandtime
All of those, including the IACV are all new as...

All of those, including the IACV are all new as well.
Forum: Engine 05-13-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By islandtime
Fuel filter was changed, as well as a compression...

Fuel filter was changed, as well as a compression test. I can see a plugged cat more and more because of the noise and that it runs only for a few seconds and when it shuts down its hard, like it...
Forum: Engine 05-13-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By islandtime
95 runs for a few seconds then dies

I'm about at my wits end with this car. I've changed almost everything and no real change. It is hard to start but will start and run for a few seconds then die every time. The dme, fuel pump, cam...
Forum: Engine 02-03-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,441
Posted By islandtime
Good job. I haven't heard to much about people...

Good job. I haven't heard to much about people fixing the DME's but you did a good job with yours. As for aligning a new DME, all you have to do take it to the dealer or any other shop that has the...
Forum: Brakes 02-03-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By islandtime
You do want the master cylinder because the...

You do want the master cylinder because the travel does increase. Just pay close attention to the master cylinder because there's two main types, one has an M12 line and an M10 and the other has two...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-21-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By islandtime
I would swap an M50/52 in it with some M3 cams...

I would swap an M50/52 in it with some M3 cams and a chip. You can easily make more power than the M54, save a good bit of money, bolt it to your tranny, use any VANOS OBDI harness and throw a chip...
Forum: Suspension 01-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,355
Posted By islandtime
From the base of the windshield forward anything...

From the base of the windshield forward anything E36 is the same. The mounts are a good option to add caster/camber if you want. The full M3 suspension will fit but it will sit a bit higher due to...
Forum: Suspension 01-10-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By islandtime
I had full urethane bushings in my last E30,...

I had full urethane bushings in my last E30, FCABs, and everything in the rear including the diff and it had a bit more vibration but honestly not that bad. It was a DD and was at an HPDE at least...
Forum: Engine 12-26-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By islandtime
I've used numerous Felpro gasket sets and never...

I've used numerous Felpro gasket sets and never had an issue. The MLS gaskets are good for even a good bit of boost so on a stock engine they do great. The head and block do need to be very smooth....
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-13-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By islandtime
Anything made from 96 on is OBDII, 95 back is...

Anything made from 96 on is OBDII, 95 back is OBDI. Its the on board diagnostic system, basically the wiring and computer. Do the swap, get an OBDII computer, have the EWS aligned and it should work...
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-09-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By islandtime
From my research yes it will, as long as you use...

From my research yes it will, as long as you use the entire setup, flywheel and clutch set. It won't hold up as long with the extra power but it will work.
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-08-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By islandtime
The wiring is not hard if you get an OBDII motor....

The wiring is not hard if you get an OBDII motor. Jim's swap manual has the info needed, I'm about to order one myself for my swap.
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-07-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By islandtime
The M42's didn't have a COP either. The E30 M42...

The M42's didn't have a COP either. The E30 M42 had individual coils and the E36 has a single multi-coil. If you're wanting the best setup for the COP conversion you want the E30 M42 setup, not the...
Forum: Exhausts 12-03-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,877
Posted By islandtime
That makes it easier then. I'll just buy a high...

That makes it easier then. I'll just buy a high flow Y pipe and a Z3 exhaust then. Its much easier to modify one pipe than the dual pipe system.
Forum: US and North America 12-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By islandtime
You can get reman axles from most auto parts...

You can get reman axles from most auto parts stores rather than buying high mileage used stuff.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 12-03-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By islandtime
Will it fit in any of the flat rate boxes from...

Will it fit in any of the flat rate boxes from the post office? That's how I get as much as I can out here without shipping being ridiculous.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 12-02-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By islandtime
No worries, I'm not in a hurry. It will be at...

No worries, I'm not in a hurry. It will be at least 2 weeks before I even have the motor ready to put in the car so its not like I need it any time soon.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 12-02-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By islandtime
I know. I can just take the tach out and put it...

I know. I can just take the tach out and put it in my cluster if the rest of the cluster doesn't work.
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-01-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,396
Posted By islandtime
HP has absolutely nothing to do with mileage. My...

HP has absolutely nothing to do with mileage. My last turbo Miata race car when driven on the road got better mileage than my stock miata street car and the race car had a fully builty 405whp motor....
Forum: Maintenance 11-30-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By islandtime
You can do a flush when its all back together but...

You can do a flush when its all back together but if your fluid looked good its not that necessary, if it was rusty looking then I would recommend it. Just be sure to follow the bleeding procedures...
Forum: Exhausts 11-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,877
Posted By islandtime
Good. Did they use the full Z3 system from the...

Good. Did they use the full Z3 system from the motor back or just the cat back?
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 11-28-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By islandtime
I'll take the cluster. That's one of the few...

I'll take the cluster. That's one of the few things the donor M3 I'm getting didn't still have in it that I'll need. Shipping will be a must since I'm in Hawaii.
Forum: Exhausts 11-28-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,877
Posted By islandtime
Ah, so no one has tried it that posted anything...

Ah, so no one has tried it that posted anything specific about it? I have no issues ditching the cats in my soon to be S52 swap but I wanted an exhaust that will sound good and give me some power now...
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