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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By JW240
Great work, as always! Really like the 245 too...

Great work, as always!
Really like the 245 too and love how it rides, curious how this will be!
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By JW240
+1 Quality isn't like OEM but it's acceptable....

+1
Quality isn't like OEM but it's acceptable. The red fades a bit on top, but that's after using them for a decade.. Suplied gasket is thin and prone to leaking. No big deal, I like the look and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By JW240
+1 ...

+1
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Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By JW240
1 where are you? Some Fiat, Alfa and Lancia cars...

1 where are you? Some Fiat, Alfa and Lancia cars use the Bosch 2x2 coil. Probably unobtanium at the junk yard in the staties, here rare but available. New is 40 euro so it's not something you can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By JW240
Yes. I made my own version too. With rubber in...

Yes. I made my own version too. With rubber in the front of the trailing arms it's quite subtle though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By JW240
I vote trailing arm bushings. Spherical is great...

I vote trailing arm bushings. Spherical is great there but comes at a price.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By JW240
Those pegs are heavy.

Those pegs are heavy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By JW240
I replaced those, using rubber bushings. Poly...

I replaced those, using rubber bushings. Poly needs lube once in a while and with the damp conditions here I had a few poly bushings go bad when the pivot rusted.
Also using spherical bearings in...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 110,032
Posted By JW240
Nice, sounds like a great trip. Beautiful...

Nice, sounds like a great trip. Beautiful pictures.

Oh and R888 = grip!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By JW240
850 sedan 'Police' version had rear wiper too.

850 sedan 'Police' version had rear wiper too.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,753
Posted By JW240
+1 for sure. Impressed, this will be fun!

+1 for sure.

Impressed, this will be fun!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By JW240
I found this: Apparently E36 sensors VR...

I found this:

Apparently E36 sensors VR work with some conversion trickery:
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2037637-E46-ABS-into-E36-details-wanted/page3
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 126,787
Posted By JW240
Quick steer roll correction spacers installed,...

Quick steer roll correction spacers installed, great stuff.

During the install i noticed the control arms were way hard to move, no budge with human force.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 219,153
Posted By JW240
Looking good! Fingers crossed tho im sure it runs...

Looking good! Fingers crossed tho im sure it runs first try.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By JW240
way cool, +1 One of my mates swapped E46 ABS...

way cool, +1

One of my mates swapped E46 ABS into his E36 and it works great, didn't know the system was so standalone it could work in a completely different chassis without CAN.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By JW240
sorry dude. funny thing is, I swapped leads...

sorry dude.

funny thing is, I swapped leads on a 16V engine I tore down and rebuilt, years ago. I mean, can happen.

Anyways.

How did you verify timing, via the line on the crank or via...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By JW240
spark plug leads swapped? makes for a rough...

spark plug leads swapped? makes for a rough running engine, or not running.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By JW240
Just an idea, agreed it's not for the op. ...

Just an idea, agreed it's not for the op.

Don't know why I even show up here
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By JW240
Maybe grab a set of bmw 7 series (e38) brembo 4...

Maybe grab a set of bmw 7 series (e38) brembo 4 piston calipers at the junk yard. Easy to source and probably fine behind a 16" wheel.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,896
Posted By JW240
I've been happy with a 60/63 T3. Cheap option,...

I've been happy with a 60/63 T3. Cheap option, low tech. Might make it till the power goal. Mine with Cosworth turbine housing is running 200-220 hp at low ish boost.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By JW240
Did the engine oil flush a few times. Redblock,...

Did the engine oil flush a few times. Redblock, whiteblock, works good. Used forte Additive in the oil, let it idle for half an hour (no load on the engine) with fan on and hood open for the heat.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,637
Posted By JW240
Nice jig. Gonna copy that style. My Kasto hacksaw...

Nice jig. Gonna copy that style. My Kasto hacksaw makes mince meat of anything that's not clamped down solid.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By JW240
http://s.aliexpress.com/2m6R7rYV?fromSns ...

http://s.aliexpress.com/2m6R7rYV?fromSns

Such a small cheap angle ginder is very useful. Begin at engine/transmission, check angle relatieve to driveshaft. Same with 2nd piece of ds, measure angle...
Forum: article composition 09-07-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 24,739
Posted By JW240
I say, run it for a while and then see what...

I say, run it for a while and then see what happens. Mine made some nasty noise too when it was brand new and not broken in. Went away after a week or two.
Now a good year later, one oil change and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 38,449
Posted By JW240
Just checking in to say I really like this! Great...

Just checking in to say I really like this! Great craftmanship, happy to see such a swap.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By JW240
Mine ran good on e85. I run chips from bti -...

Mine ran good on e85.

I run chips from bti - http://bijlsmatechnicalinnovations.nl/

Edit, forgot to mention, long day, of course with bigger injectors. No issues, even running regular gas, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,679
Posted By JW240
Yes, I miss it. This summer was hot, many days...

Yes, I miss it. This summer was hot, many days 90-100f.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,679
Posted By JW240
https://preview.ibb.co/hrv6pe/IMG_20180902_195656....

https://preview.ibb.co/hrv6pe/IMG_20180902_195656.jpg

If your car is lacking ac, like mine came stock, this spot might work for you. Two rivnuts in the side of the chassis rail to mount it.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,679
Posted By JW240
Will do!

Will do!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,679
Posted By JW240
I placed the original 240 na washer fluid...

I placed the original 240 na washer fluid reservoir on the side of the drivers side frame rail. Under the power steering pump. Fits like belongs there!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By JW240
Mine did roughly the same. Ran great when it...

Mine did roughly the same.

Ran great when it was still NA. Immediately when I did the +T it would stall when going from boost to idle (with clutch in, stop go traffic etc).

Found that 'base...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By JW240
Yeah I suspected that. I'm quite sure though that...

Yeah I suspected that. I'm quite sure though that mine fluctuates because of a tweaked tone ring.
Understand, wouldn't want to take a risk too for a hard to measure improvement.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By JW240
I'm using an alu cover from a '90 740 with abs....

I'm using an alu cover from a '90 740 with abs. Made my own 12 teeth tone ring to work with the truetrack. No mods to the cluster and it works fine, only the ring has some minimal wobble so at...
Forum: showroom 08-11-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 799,287
Posted By JW240
https://preview.ibb.co/cHDm39/IMG_20171229_113030_...

https://preview.ibb.co/cHDm39/IMG_20171229_113030_DRO.jpg

7x17 steelies. Not sure about the hubcaps. Like em, or maybe run chrome lug nuts.
Maybe I'll have them reversed for more dish.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By JW240
Stock block, rods are the limit. Upgrade rods,...

Stock block, rods are the limit. Upgrade rods, rods not the limit. Then it's probably pistons or head gasket.
Depending on where you are and what you do, pistons can take a lot of pressure, forged...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By JW240
A b230fk swap from a 940 is a good start. Strong...

A b230fk swap from a 940 is a good start. Strong block, good transmission if you swap the M90 too.
Depends on the engine you have now, even the fuel/spark box's plug in, change to high impedance...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 24,905
Posted By JW240
Yes I was wondering how the 240 wheel bearings...

Yes I was wondering how the 240 wheel bearings hold up to 250kmh+ :cool:

Always enjoy reading updates. Inspiration for sure..!

Nice to read about the improvements with the qsrc spacers, have a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,695
Posted By JW240
Thanks! It's a bit of a beast haha. The h4...

Thanks! It's a bit of a beast haha.

The h4 leds are holding up excellent. Since the install I covered more than 20k, lights always on. The ba15s in the front, one started flickering. Rear brake...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,195
Posted By JW240
True. The piston slap is annoying. Agreed that...

True. The piston slap is annoying.
Agreed that the squirter motors stay much more quiet.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,695
Posted By JW240
Great. Cool solutions! Glad to see it's running...

Great. Cool solutions! Glad to see it's running good again after the bad luck with the turbo.

Good choice on the Cosworth housing, have a similar setup with such a t3 on the 16v 760 and it's a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,195
Posted By JW240
Was looking at squirter engines for my turbo swap...

Was looking at squirter engines for my turbo swap almost 10 years ago..
Then I did the +t on the original b230f ('90 block without squirters). It had 250kkm then, now 330kkm. Not stellar mileage....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By JW240
Yeah mine has 5 1/4 from the factory with crank...

Yeah mine has 5 1/4 from the factory with crank windows. The stock early 90s grills don't have much space for speakers with a thick rim or that protrude a bit.
With the Grille mounted as it should,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 219,153
Posted By JW240
Those are 440/460/480 side markers. Nice...

Those are 440/460/480 side markers.

Nice pics. Good to see progress with the +boost project part collection.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By JW240
https://goo.gl/images/G4ByxK Bosch hfm5...

https://goo.gl/images/G4ByxK

Bosch hfm5 could be an alternative too. Found in volvo t6 etc. There is one bigger version even that is used in trucks and it supports up to 1ton of air per hour. Not...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By JW240
Maybe here some useful info....

Maybe here some useful info. https://www.oldtimer-markt.de/rostschutztest
Its in German but one of the better tests. You can easily see per product what it does. Teil 1 2 3 on the bottom of the page...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 594,664
Posted By JW240
Yes. Hybrid is the way to go. Rest rubber,...

Yes. Hybrid is the way to go.

Rest rubber, good, curious how 'hybrid' trailing arms would do on your 240. I'm happy with them but came from worn out aftermarket rubber. So no fair comparison.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By JW240
Depending on turbo you can outflow the maf at low...

Depending on turbo you can outflow the maf at low boost. My +t runs out of injector and is a hair before maf over voltage at 7 psi of boost. Probably not the case here but it can't hurt to measure....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By JW240
Lookin good, nice save man! A well maintained non...

Lookin good, nice save man! A well maintained non hacked 700 series is nice. Some tasteful mods won't hurt it though!
I'd invest in some fluid film and fresh underbody coating?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By JW240
I used 30mm od tubing, 2mm wall. Seamless tubing,...

I used 30mm od tubing, 2mm wall. Seamless tubing, just steel, not stainless. I'd avoid stainless altogether in suspension parts. Don't see the need and it's more brittle than steel (in general, when...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 43,011
Posted By JW240
Great work. Reading, looking, awesome to see!

Great work. Reading, looking, awesome to see!
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