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Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 03-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,822
Posted By bluoval6
Do you have the a-pillar trims?

Do you have the a-pillar trims?
Forum: Interior and ICE 03-05-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By bluoval6
Dustoff, I do like that stealth 10, though....

Dustoff, I do like that stealth 10, though. Fiberglass enclosure?

Scott
Forum: Interior and ICE 03-05-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By bluoval6
IMO, just changing the head unit to a decent...

IMO, just changing the head unit to a decent aftermarket will do wonders. I wouldn't bother running a sub off the factory deck. I have a good Pioneer deck running highs through the factory amp (I...
Forum: Music to drive by 03-05-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,241
Posted By bluoval6
Try "Fuel" by Metallica. Doesn't get much better...

Try "Fuel" by Metallica. Doesn't get much better for a motorhead metal fan.

Scott
Forum: Exterior 02-01-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,451
Posted By bluoval6
Just a note on water in doors from my 16 years as...

Just a note on water in doors from my 16 years as a tech: All doors get some water in them. The felts and seals around the glass are designed to minimize the volume of water that enters the door....
Forum: Lounge 11-15-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 123,741
Posted By bluoval6
When you forget how to execute a 3-point turn... ...

When you forget how to execute a 3-point turn...

cause you haven't had to in years.
Forum: Engine 10-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By bluoval6
I found this out the hard way :redface: That...

I found this out the hard way :redface:

That sounds more like an alternator to me. My tensioner made more of a humming noise when it went. If you have a long screwdriver or piece of rod, hold one...
Forum: Misc 07-24-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By bluoval6
It will almost certainly tear up the trans. Any...

It will almost certainly tear up the trans. Any further than 5 miles or faster than 35, I'd disconnect the driveshaft. Or rent a dolly.

Scott
Forum: Engine 07-24-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By bluoval6
Bimmerbum, sorry I didn't take any pics. I know...

Bimmerbum, sorry I didn't take any pics. I know that would have been the thing to do, but I've never been able to figure out how to upload them anyway.

All of my initial impressions are still...
Forum: Engine 07-24-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By bluoval6
I did not degree the cam, just advanced it from...

I did not degree the cam, just advanced it from the factory setting (after marking it for reference). Not sure what jetting you are referring to.

Scott
Forum: Engine 07-24-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By bluoval6
The sensor in the front cover is tha cam position...

The sensor in the front cover is tha cam position sensor. The crank sensor is further back, under the back of the intake. I too would get a hard start occasionally. Hasnt happened since replacing the...
Forum: Engine 07-20-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By bluoval6
Changed my cam timing today-impressions

So I've been thinking about playing with my cam timing for a few months now. There was a thread a while back on this trying to figure out what the optimal settings are, but there didn't seem to be...
Forum: Engine 07-20-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By bluoval6
No cam phasing on this M44. Definitely runs...

No cam phasing on this M44. Definitely runs better with a good sensor, though. Fuel economy seems to have improved slightly. I played with my cam timing today, but I'll post that in another thread.
...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 06-23-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,645
Posted By bluoval6
What kind of shape is the steering wheel in?...

What kind of shape is the steering wheel in? Mine's peeling. Thanks.

Scott
Forum: Engine 06-14-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By bluoval6
So to answer my own question, I replaced the cam...

So to answer my own question, I replaced the cam sensor last night. I noticed an immediate difference in response, especially at low rpm. I'll monitor fuel economy on my next full tank. It seems to...
Forum: Engine 06-12-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By bluoval6
Cam sensor question

My M44 is throwing a cam sensor code,but the car seems to run fine. Will this affect anything else, i.e. power, fuel economy, etc? Trying to decide how critical this problem is. Thanks,

Scott
Forum: Knowledge Base 05-09-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 43,679
Posted By bluoval6
Yes, low charge will cause short cycling. What...

Yes, low charge will cause short cycling. What that means is the compressor is cycling out too soon and doesn't run long enough to work properly. There is a pressure switch on the low pressure side...
Forum: US and North America 05-08-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By bluoval6
Understood. Price went up anyway, it's now 315...

Understood. Price went up anyway, it's now 315 for the Walker. They also carry a Bosal for 323.

Scott
Forum: US and North America 05-08-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By bluoval6
Last time I checked, Autozone carried an oem...

Last time I checked, Autozone carried an oem replacement cat back for around $250.

Scott
Forum: Knowledge Base 05-08-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 43,679
Posted By bluoval6
If it's short cycling, it may be low on...

If it's short cycling, it may be low on refrigerant. Do you have gauges?
Forum: Engine 05-02-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,152
Posted By bluoval6
Makes sense. I was wondering, though, if anyone...

Makes sense. I was wondering, though, if anyone has tried this and found where that "sweet spot" might be. I'll be doing a valve cover gasket soon and might tweak a little to see what happens. I'm...
Forum: Knowledge Base 05-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,925
Posted By bluoval6
Here's an alternative to swapping the column. I...

Here's an alternative to swapping the column. I removed the 2 factory bolts as it directs in the tutorial. I figured out what height I wanted the wheel at and installed longer bolts with spacers...
Forum: Engine 04-13-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,684
Posted By bluoval6
Is the battery fully charged? If you have a...

Is the battery fully charged? If you have a voltmeter, check the voltage across the battery terminals while someone spins it over, or rig it up so you can watch the meter. You should stay close to 12...
Forum: Lounge 04-13-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By bluoval6
Technically, evacuation is pulling a vacuum on...

Technically, evacuation is pulling a vacuum on the system in preparation for charging. If you're talking about removing the existing refrigerant, that's recovering. Not sure why Jiffy Lube couldn't...
Forum: Engine 03-28-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,152
Posted By bluoval6
As much as I hate to bring a thread back from the...

As much as I hate to bring a thread back from the dead...
Has anyone ever made progress with this idea?

Scott
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