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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By BB-Q
Fixed it for ya! ;-)

Fixed it for ya! ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
Adapter for the BMW 'box.

Adapter for the BMW 'box.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2017, 03:50 AM
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Posted By BB-Q
Agreed John, although he does need to ensure that...

Agreed John, although he does need to ensure that the engine he's got the piston from is the same CR as the one he took out.

Alternatively, he could pretend that the lumpy idle comes from a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
Well, having talked to some Swedes who have done...

Well, having talked to some Swedes who have done the conversion it emerges that many who do it find problems. One guy told me he had a 0.013" misalignment that destroyed his transmission! :omg:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
Which one were you? There were several keyboard...

Which one were you? There were several keyboard warriors present
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
But has anyone successfully run the adapter on...

But has anyone successfully run the adapter on these later transmissions?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
Thank you very much - that's all very helpful...

Thank you very much - that's all very helpful information that will make it much easier to carry out the conversion, even though the keyboard warriors say it'll never happen.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
What about your starter motor, though?

What about your starter motor, though?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
Until it (one day) gets an Explorer 8.8" it will...

Until it (one day) gets an Explorer 8.8" it will have whatever rear end ratio a manual 1992 2.0L 240SE has :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
It's (for me at least) not necessarily about...

It's (for me at least) not necessarily about which is the best transmission- if I had the budget it would have a sequential transmission for £10k- it's about budget and what will hold up to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
For what I'm putting in front of it- a B5234T3...

For what I'm putting in front of it- a B5234T3 and (eventually) Holset H1C. Even if I could find a whiteblock M90 I'd be rebuilding it frequently!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
:rockon:

:rockon:
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 04:31 PM
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Posted By BB-Q
didn't know there was one! I'll look for it now!...

didn't know there was one! I'll look for it now! :rockon:
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
The whiteblock M90 never appeared from the...

The whiteblock M90 never appeared from the seller- that is a whole story in itself!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
Hahahaha! I've gone for the BMW transmission as I...

Hahahaha! I've gone for the BMW transmission as I got tired of searching for a whiteblock M90. I won't use an adapter plate as it causes lots of problems with alignment. By the way, in English a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
Yeah, from an 850. My local Volvo garage is...

Yeah, from an 850. My local Volvo garage is breaking one right now and I've called dibs on the flywheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
I'm pretty sure it would use the Volvo pressure...

I'm pretty sure it would use the Volvo pressure plate as the BMW clutch is the same diameter. It's the friction plate (lamell) that seems difficult, as the car originally had a dual mass flywheel. I...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-23-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Have just bought a Speeduino board, so am going...

Have just bought a Speeduino board, so am going to have a go with that. According to the forums it's easily adapted to give 5 spark outputs.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
GS6-37BG. It's a Getrag 'box found in the BMW...

GS6-37BG. It's a Getrag 'box found in the BMW 130i and 330i. Officially it can take 370Nm of torque but the Swedish are reporting that it can cope with twice that. The 'box is actually designed by...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
Already got the 'box. Under £200 delivered. The...

Already got the 'box. Under £200 delivered. The only thing I can think of in the UK that has a T56 is an Aston Martin, and that ain't gonna be cheap!
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,946
Posted By BB-Q
BMW 6 speed

Has anyone blogged a 6 speed conversion yet?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
Ooh, forgot to mention- I picked this up the...

Ooh, forgot to mention- I picked this up the other day:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/GEDC1322_zpsj7f67zvx.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
Bit more work on the sump yesterday- I got the...

Bit more work on the sump yesterday- I got the flange cut out and the fittings for the remote oil filter welded on. Will hopefully get a bit more done today, but there are other jobs that need doing...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-23-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Glad to see nothing's changed here on TB in the...

Glad to see nothing's changed here on TB in the years I was absent. :roll:
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Kenny, I've deleted most of your post as a quote...

Kenny, I've deleted most of your post as a quote not because I think it wasn't relevant, but because I think I've saved the most relevant bit.

You're absolutely right in what you said (and despite...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
I'm not cutting into my bulkhead to make a hole...

I'm not cutting into my bulkhead to make a hole for a distributor! :lol:

Manual transmission don't need controllers ;-) I'd love an MS3, but we're looking at $1k over here (which I simply don't...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
No, I'm trying to get the job done as cheaply as...

No, I'm trying to get the job done as cheaply as possible. When I started the thread I had no idea that it needed to be licenced by B&G. I thought MS was open source.

Nope. I'd happily drop...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
My free time is free unless someone is willing to...

My free time is free unless someone is willing to pay me to make it not my free time.

I will put in a lot of work in order to save a few quid, simply because I don't have much in the way of car...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
So, I've got a 5 cylinder engine with 144 degrees...

So, I've got a 5 cylinder engine with 144 degrees between ignition events. Please tell me which coils I should fire together to make this happen?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
How can I fire individual coils in a 5 cylinder...

How can I fire individual coils in a 5 cylinder engine like that? With 4 spark outputs? Oh, and don't forget that having 4 spark outputs precludes me having electronic boost control.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Because it's an ME7 engine with COP that I want...

Because it's an ME7 engine with COP that I want to rev the tits off. Besides, even if i ran wasted spark (which I don't want to) I'd still need five spark outputs.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
You're the first person I've spoken to that has...

You're the first person I've spoken to that has told me that! FI is just batch fire, so no problem doing it with 1 channel. Why then does DIYautotune's info say that it can have up to 4 spark outputs?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
For the hard of understanding I'll repeat it:...

For the hard of understanding I'll repeat it: Microsquirt will not do 5 cylinder COP. I can get Microsquirt here quite easily and reasonably priced, but if it doesn't work there's no point
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Won't run 5 cyl COP, sadly

Won't run 5 cyl COP, sadly
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 02:51 PM
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Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Of course, if anyone can sell me a new MS2,...

Of course, if anyone can sell me a new MS2, assembled, for £300GBP shipped, all duties paid......
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
I was going to buy an MS2 originally, but over...

I was going to buy an MS2 originally, but over here in the UK they're quite expensive, so the only other option is a kit. You can't buy a kit in the UK so it's DIYAutotune, which is quite expensive...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
So, looking into it, B&G won't licence any...

So, looking into it, B&G won't licence any product using MS firmware unless it also uses one of their boards. I'm still buying the Dutch one.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
https://static.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/efignition/...

https://static.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/efignition/image/cache/full/ce4911ae443a777a1ad65aadb663495ca11c6c17.jpg
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
Just get Google to auto translate it. I can't...

Just get Google to auto translate it. I can't read Dutch either! It's $278 dollars plus shipping and import duties. Here's a text grab from one of the pages:

Scope of supply

1x EFIgnition46...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-21-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,238
Posted By BB-Q
New player in the standalone EMS game

This is a brand new EMS that uses TunerStudio to run. First units were released in January, so this is a new alternative to MS at an extremely competitive price.The guy who started this company...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-18-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By BB-Q
I'm using the Volvo coils so won't need drivers....

I'm using the Volvo coils so won't need drivers. Have just discovered and will be ordering this as soon as I have saved enough pennies: http://wwwefignition.com
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-16-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By BB-Q
Thank you Karl- much appreciated. MS2 can have up...

Thank you Karl- much appreciated. MS2 can have up to 6 coil outputs, I think.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-16-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By BB-Q
These are 4 pin, so am I correct in thinking the...

These are 4 pin, so am I correct in thinking the stock MS2 will have the spark outputs and I don't need the coil drivers?

It's just a signal output from MS, yes?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-16-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By BB-Q
Quick COP question

Will be ordering a MS for my T5/240 build soon. Quick question: Do ME7 COP on a T5 have the igniter circuit built into the coil or will I need 5 coil drivers in the MS unit? They have four pin plugs...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By BB-Q
Dammit- I was about to pull the trigger on one of...

Dammit- I was about to pull the trigger on one of these with the added boost gauge. I need to look for more reviews, as your install didn't sound the best
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
This is my old sump: ...

This is my old sump:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/IMG_20170606_214229020_zpspphkwean.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
So, this arrived today- another piece of the...

So, this arrived today- another piece of the puzzle. 6 speed BMW 'box from a 130i. You can get the same 'box from a 330i. Obviously, the M Sport gear knob is worth a few bhp. :P
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,434
Posted By BB-Q
Do you have more details/pictures or a forum blog...

Do you have more details/pictures or a forum blog on this swap, Lankku? I'm just about to put a bid on a GS6-37BZ (so at least 1st gear is usable. 1st gear in the 37DZ is 5.08:1)for my B5234T3 into...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,568
Posted By BB-Q
What did you do with the BMW box in the end? I...

What did you do with the BMW box in the end? I might be interested in it if you've still got it as I ca't find a whiteblock M90 for love nor money!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By BB-Q
How much?!?!?!?!?! :omg:

How much?!?!?!?!?! :omg:
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