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Forum: Maintenance 04-10-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,830
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Once you have them out side by side you'll be...

Once you have them out side by side you'll be glad you bought the assemblies. Good Luck!
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-28-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,180
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I'd watch here and Craigs list for a part-out of...

I'd watch here and Craigs list for a part-out of a S52 car, the cats are integrated with the headers (At least they are on my M54) , you might be able to pick up a full kit off someone fairly cheap....
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 03-25-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,123
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Once someone bids the buy it now disapears on...

Once someone bids the buy it now disapears on some auctions.
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-25-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,180
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Its very very common to do a OBD1 conversion on...

Its very very common to do a OBD1 conversion on S52's because of tuning. Especially where emission testng is lax or non existent. In my state you'd have to have the cat and pre/post sensors in place...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-25-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,232
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Kumho Ecsta V710 are good tires, not as quite...

Kumho Ecsta V710 are good tires, not as quite good as some but they last and are very tough. I had a client road race an S12 Turbo nissan on them and they were a really good value.

S12 has very...
Forum: Engine 03-25-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Ah,, My 95 has the tube that goes straight...

Ah,, My 95 has the tube that goes straight forward through the core support and gets air at the left of the grill.. No the Fogg airbox makes sense on the later cars. :)
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-25-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,180
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Check carefully there may be a 02 sensor...

Check carefully there may be a 02 sensor eliminator on the post cat sensor wire. (Very common when someone does a cat delete to keep the ECU happy.
Forum: Maintenance 03-25-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,675
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Factory spec was 10w140 in cold climates and...

Factory spec was 10w140 in cold climates and 20w50 in warmer climates if I recall, I know mine hates the new light oil get noisy. I use Rotella T6 price is right and the viscosity is available in it.
Forum: Engine 03-25-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Not on my 1995 M42 which never has the gap cover...

Not on my 1995 M42 which never has the gap cover unless its added.

By any chance at one end is there a gadget with 2 hoses hooked to it? Probably on the end at the passenger side.
It looks like...
Forum: Maintenance 03-24-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By pdxmotorhead
First remove and inspect the host from the Air...

First remove and inspect the host from the Air Flow sensor to the throttle body, they get old and get cracks on the bottom side that don't show up easily till you take it out and look and flex it....
Forum: Engine 02-15-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Crankshaft sensor? They get old and die.. Fuel...

Crankshaft sensor? They get old and die..
Fuel filter?
Fuel Pump?

Fail to start is always spark or fuel if you have validated spark then its a fuel system problem.
Forum: Lounge 02-15-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,353
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The Nissan Z cars ran an almost identical rear...

The Nissan Z cars ran an almost identical rear suspension setup as ours for a long time..

The M3 had the same suspension in some of its most dominant race years.

Ours doesn't break with a mild...
Forum: Electrical 04-03-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,558
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The topic has been thoroughly discussed on here,...

The topic has been thoroughly discussed on here, spend some time searching,, Its a 1 wire mod that's been done many times.. Its easier than a stereo!
Forum: Engine 04-02-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,339
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Johns got the most time on boost.. :D I've...

Johns got the most time on boost.. :D

I've never built a engine and regretted the forged rods, I have built one without and regretted it.. It depends on the quality you start with.

To control...
Forum: Engine 04-02-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By pdxmotorhead
if the head is warped make sure the machine shop...

if the head is warped make sure the machine shop has DONE a head with a cam carrier and profile gasket. It aint your grandpas pinto....
Forum: Engine 04-02-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,339
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Oil will also "fix" the low compression in the...

Oil will also "fix" the low compression in the gasket as well if its not blown all the way.
Leakdown is your friend compression tests are pretty low info. Pump each cylinder up and see if you have...
Forum: Engine 04-02-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Is it to be a track only? Because all it saves is...

Is it to be a track only? Because all it saves is a few lbs.. and ruins the resale value. The defroster does not work well in the TI without the ac pump.

You'd need to delete the evap,...
Forum: Engine Swaps 02-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,128
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Go standalone and never look back. ?? SDS,...

Go standalone and never look back. ??
SDS, Megasquirt, Apexi... there are many starting at about 1000 and going up..

You've likely got a mismatch ecu to car (Auto vs manual??) Possibly a wiring...
Forum: Lounge 02-01-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Upper Radiator hose bib let go.

Well it finally happened,, popped the upper hose bib on the radiator. Luckily I was headed up an on ramp heard a noise like a champagne cork and saw steam in the rear view.. Killed the motor and...
Forum: Suspension 02-01-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,557
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The answer is, sortof,, the front springs on the...

The answer is, sortof,, the front springs on the E36 are the same other than the normal height and stiffness specs. The rear it depends on the source, and how they intend the springs to be installed....
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-13-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Yep my 95 is the same setup.. Real common for...

Yep my 95 is the same setup.. Real common for Late 95 engines..
Forum: Electrical 12-07-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Great batteries wont leak. DO NOT USE A...

Great batteries wont leak.

DO NOT USE A TRICKLE/float CHARGER ON THEM! It will kill them.

They like being charged by the cars charging system, they dont like being deep cycled, if you run...
Forum: Cars for Sale 12-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Hatch leak is probably actually the sunroof...

Hatch leak is probably actually the sunroof drains.. common problem on our cars.
Forum: Interior and ICE 11-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By pdxmotorhead
There are some little rectangular plastic plugs...

There are some little rectangular plastic plugs that snap into the holes, Usually I find them at u-pullit.. 2 door coupes have a pair usually..
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 11-22-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,167
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Hmm, it would be WAY easier to source a used...

Hmm, it would be WAY easier to source a used 318is motor and replace yours. Way less work than a part-out.. Of course the average TI is not going to be worth much over about 3000 these days.. Sad but...
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