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Forum: Engine Swaps Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By spidertri
You can use the gearbox from the 318ti on the...

You can use the gearbox from the 318ti on the M50. I don't see why the 318ti clutch wouldn't work for the M50 except that it is smaller than what would have come on a manual transmission 325is. I'd...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-04-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By spidertri
I just plugged the 17x9 ET46 into an offset...

I just plugged the 17x9 ET46 into an offset calculator against the 17x8.5 ET40 wheels that I run and it moves inboard 12mm but leaves the same clearance on the outboard side. That gives me a lot more...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-03-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By spidertri
The front should clear no problem. The...

The front should clear no problem.

The rears seem like the right size for an E36 and it's easy to fix the wheel being too close to the perch, small spacer, harder to fix if it's too close to the...
Forum: Misc 03-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By spidertri
Yeah, I can't think of a good reason other than...

Yeah, I can't think of a good reason other than the smaller cooler got them to the temps they wanted to see in testing. Possibly differences in the PS pumps between the 4 and 6 cyl cars too.

The...
Forum: Misc 03-17-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By spidertri
The Z3 cooler actually goes up and in front of...

The Z3 cooler actually goes up and in front of the radiator, it's pretty substantial compared to the E36 versions and that's why there aren't any lugs on the rack for it.

I'm using an E46 ZHP...
Forum: Maintenance 03-17-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By spidertri
Not sure if kroil will have the same effect, it...

Not sure if kroil will have the same effect, it might. I think this could be a case where WD is being used for it's actual application (it's not a good penetrating oil, Kroil is way better for that)...
Forum: Maintenance 03-17-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By spidertri
I've read, never tried, that you can try to spray...

I've read, never tried, that you can try to spray some WD-40 on the oring and it will help release the grip the oring has on the bore. Some people say it will pop right out if you can pull a bit and...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,568
Posted By spidertri
Well, during my prep for the S52 cams I started...

Well, during my prep for the S52 cams I started mysteriously losing coolant. I pressure tested the system and found leaks in the heater core and thermostat housing. So I installed a new heater core,...
Forum: Brakes 03-13-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By spidertri
I found the spreadsheet I made to calculate brake...

I found the spreadsheet I made to calculate brake bias and plugged in the numbers for the parts you want to use. It should be fine, stock ti parts put the static front bias at 66.6%, stock E36 M3 is...
Forum: Brakes 03-12-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By spidertri
Check out this thread ...

Check out this thread
http://318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=29763

I've used e36_323ti's formula to size my brake upgrade and give more rear bias to my car bringing it closer to E36 M3/Z3M stock...
Forum: Engine 03-03-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By spidertri
Nice, thanks for posting the spec sheets, will be...

Nice, thanks for posting the spec sheets, will be good reference for others in the future. It's also important for the injectors to have the groove at the top for the retaining clip, which yours do.
Forum: Engine 03-03-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By spidertri
Which injectors did you go with?

Which injectors did you go with?
Forum: Engine 03-02-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By spidertri
Yes, you need o-rings for the groove on the...

Yes, you need o-rings for the groove on the adapter, i'd imagine it's the same o-ring as what's on the stock ti injectors.
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 02-28-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By spidertri
That's awesome, please post about your build....

That's awesome, please post about your build. Love seeing more tis at the track.
Forum: HVAC 02-26-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,339
Posted By spidertri
So after 21 years my 1998 ti finally needed the...

So after 21 years my 1998 ti finally needed the heater core replaced. If anyone wants specific photos let me know and I'll get some while everything is apart.

I got it out today and found that the...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 02-24-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By spidertri
There was a GTS car for sale on here several...

There was a GTS car for sale on here several years ago. Not sure if he ever sold it but it was extensively built. Can't say that I've seen any ti racecars at the NASA events I've been at.
...
Forum: Engine Swaps 02-24-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,568
Posted By spidertri
I don't have a cage, just the Kirk Racing bolt-in...

I don't have a cage, just the Kirk Racing bolt-in roll bar.
Forum: Engine 02-21-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By spidertri
Yeah, the FPR is an easy thing to miss when doing...

Yeah, the FPR is an easy thing to miss when doing a swap especially with it under the car on later tis.

Some people want to simplify and reduce the potential area for vacuum leaks. The reports...
Forum: Engine 02-20-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By spidertri
Yes, I just found out that Bosch has gone back...

Yes, I just found out that Bosch has gone back and superseded their injector replacements for the M52/S52 pink tops that are stock on the car. If you go to Bosch's aftermarket part search they have...
Forum: Engine 02-19-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By spidertri
I believe the stock injectors are 4 pintle but...

I believe the stock injectors are 4 pintle but they are in the old injector body style. There are people who have deleted the vacuum lines and seen no difference in fuel economy which leads me to...
Forum: Differentials 02-07-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By spidertri
Definitely the thicker oil. You might even...

Definitely the thicker oil. You might even consider 75w-140.

Have you rebuilt the diff with new clutches? I'm not sure how the small case will hold up to the M52 on track. When I rebuilt my...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-30-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,540
Posted By spidertri
My bad, I just looked back at the pictures in my...

My bad, I just looked back at the pictures in my build thread and saw that my '98 manual ti does not have the x69 connector.

I forgot that I just set the auto harness connector where the x69...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,568
Posted By spidertri
This past week I've had the car down to install...

This past week I've had the car down to install the M50 manifold.

It went fairly smoothly but definitely took longer than I expected. I purchased the manifold and eurosport install kit used and...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-19-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,568
Posted By spidertri
Been a while since I updated. So the...

Been a while since I updated.

So the suspension and brake upgrades went pretty smoothly until I got a little careless with the dremel when trimming the rear brake backing plates. I ended up...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 01-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By spidertri
What about camber/caster in the front? Are you...

What about camber/caster in the front? Are you maxed out?
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