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Forum: Brakes 03-12-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Master cylinder performance/suitability is all...

Master cylinder performance/suitability is all about bore and stroke. If the bore is the same the same foot/leg effort will produce the same system pressure. Increasing the stroke increases the...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 03-11-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Hello reader! I managed 157kph on the standing...

Hello reader!
I managed 157kph on the standing Km with the air con on (dumb I know).
Was going to try again but the event got suspended after a serious crash.
Back again next year - this time with...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 03-11-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Welcome! How is it going?

Welcome! How is it going?
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 03-11-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Welcome! Now change all the fluids and ALL of...

Welcome!
Now change all the fluids and ALL of the filters!
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 03-11-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Sounds like thermostat jammed open. Welcome! ...

Sounds like thermostat jammed open.
Welcome!
Common oil leak is the oil filter mounting block. 3 hours and $10 in 'O' rings and gaskets.
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 02-15-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
If your fuel pressure is correct and the various...

If your fuel pressure is correct and the various sensors working correctly the ECU should be able to cope with the minor increase in volumetric efficiency.
Just get a good dyno tune-up.
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 02-15-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Racewars Australia - Albany W.A.

I have entered by bog standard 318ti M-Pack.
I expect to be in the bottom 20 of 300 but there are no prizes.
Racing is the first weekend in March on Albany Airport - We have to suspend racing if...
Forum: Engine 01-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,509
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
+1 on the previous post mentioning the chart. I...

+1 on the previous post mentioning the chart.
I checked out the chart in the handbook for my '97 318ti M-Pack (Not M) with 242k Km.
It states 20w50 year round, which is about the cheapest there is....
Forum: Engine 01-12-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Just Changed My Head Gasket

I bought the car with this known problem. It turned out the head was cracked in 8 places - 2 to each of the 4 inner exhaust valves.

This appears to have been caused by the radiator fan switch...
Forum: Maintenance 12-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
I had have had that on several of mine. It...

I had have had that on several of mine. It turns out that even if the belt is not cracked (the next stage) it is aged and glazed.
The hard glaze against the metal pulley = squeak.
The only way...
Forum: Music to drive by 12-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
My first reply!! I was starting to think I was...

My first reply!!
I was starting to think I was alone.
Now I only have to fix my M-Pack so I can drive it!!
Forum: Engine 11-20-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
A couple of things to check and ponder: The...

A couple of things to check and ponder:
The cranking should trigger the fuel pump. If there is no power to the wire check relays and fuses.
Check the FPR coil is getting 12v during cranking.
If...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 11-18-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 114,450
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
97 318ti M-Pack in Tech Blue (? - I will edit if...

97 318ti M-Pack in Tech Blue (? - I will edit if I have the name wrong) with a mid blue and black leather capped M-Sport seats, black carpet and metal sun roof (sun roof non delete option?).
Lots...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 11-18-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 325
Sticky: Poll: Age Demographics
Views: 97,310
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Old at 58? No chance - try 67!! Now I only...

Old at 58? No chance - try 67!!
Now I only have to do the engine, a FULL service, cut the paint, re-install the stereo correctly and clean 10 years worth of old dirt out of it.
At least it IS...
Forum: Electrical 11-12-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
89 and 91 octane. Wow. 91 is the base grade out...

89 and 91 octane. Wow. 91 is the base grade out here with 95 and 98 being the options. We also can get E85 which is 85% ethanol, not some ugly Euro 85 octane stuff. Cars need a complete re-tune...
Forum: Knowledge Base 11-12-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 125,131
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
My ti M-Pack has a blown head gasket - why I got...

My ti M-Pack has a blown head gasket - why I got it cheap.
One of my other cars is a Daimler Sovereign S2 - read Jaguar XJ6 S1.
The engines in them are renown for camshaft cover oil leaks - THE fix...
Forum: Music to drive by 11-09-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
New here so lets arc you all up

Music to drive by:
Boston; ZZ Top; Paul Simon; Georgia Satellites; Human League; Iggy Pop.

Compile your best of from that lot and you will be far too busy singing to fall asleep!!

* Sorry...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 11-09-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
New to 318ti - BMW for may years

Hi folks,
I'm new here but also on Bimmerfest and the Mach1 Mustang sites. Basically the same name if you want to see my other work.
I have qualifications in Mechanical, Electrical and Automotive...
Forum: United States 11-09-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
It could be you have improved the MAF connections...

It could be you have improved the MAF connections by the unplug-replug process.
A trick that works with the E32 is to disconnect the battery and then join the cables (not the terminals)n together. ...
Forum: Engine 11-09-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,865
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
I doubt it is the valve cover gasket. I would be...

I doubt it is the valve cover gasket. I would be more looking at valve stem seals or a piston ring problem. Leaking injectors will cause rich running. Check all the vacuum hoses too. Excess...
Forum: Suspension 11-09-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By 318tiFatherFigure
Love a successful fix

Love a successful fix
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