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Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 07:11 PM
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Posted By tog244
Be nice to this guy and offer to split the...

Be nice to this guy and offer to split the profits on any parts that you sell instead of using yourself.

Of course, not trying to take advantage of him but he's a big BMW mechanic and doesn't seem...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By tog244
B230f+t parts from a b21ft

Planning on +t ing my 87 244 DL and know someone who has two 84 245 GLTs which are junk to him and he wants almost nothing for the parts. I opened the hood and realized it wasn't the same engine as...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By tog244
awesome, thanks I wish i could use the oem...

awesome, thanks

I wish i could use the oem boost gauge because its so cool but i feel like orange and yellow isn't a great indicator of how much boost im making. I havent looked into hooking up an...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By tog244
thats what i was looking to hear, thanks. is...

thats what i was looking to hear, thanks. is there anything specific from a turbo car that i would want to stay away from in favor of buying it new? obviously, if things have visible damage but if...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By tog244
I assumed it was too good to be true, which side...

I assumed it was too good to be true, which side of the headers has to be flipped, the turbo side or the cylinder side? is it still worth it just for the turbo or would the 170k mile used turbo be...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By tog244
Amazon special +t

I want to +t my b230f 240 and have access to 2 turbo wagons to use for inexpensive parts. however, both cars have a solid 170k miles and I stumbled upon this on amazon, Ill let it speak for itself. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
unfortunate, thanks tho

unfortunate, thanks tho
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
very interesting, is there any way of saving it...

very interesting, is there any way of saving it or is it just gone? If i had to guess itd just be a chunk of that honeycomb matrix thing- in which case can i remove that chuck hypothetically and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
good idea, is there any way to tell if its bad...

good idea, is there any way to tell if its bad other than if it looks obviously dirty/grimy or is visibly broken?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
well i highly recommend unbolting your exhaust...

well i highly recommend unbolting your exhaust from the downpipe back, if you have a few hours to spend struggling with rusty bolts and wrestling the exhaust pipe out from your rear axle and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
was there a reason for the cat matrix loosening?...

was there a reason for the cat matrix loosening? i think ive heard clogged air filter and or fuel filter can cause it- plus ive had some unburnt fuel coming out of my exhaust so i would guess youre...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
Ill check the air filter to TB pipe although...

Ill check the air filter to TB pipe although nothing stood out to me immediately

would a failed cat cause the random power loss? im hopeful that its more of a fuel delivery issue that makes me run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By tog244
240 occasionally loses power

My 244 will randomly lose power and the exhaust note changes. foot to the floor in second or third and it will struggle to go past 40. when this happens it usually fixes itself in a minute at most...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
awesome, good advice. i agree a paper copy would...

awesome, good advice. i agree a paper copy would be better but if i could find it for free thatd be best. i figured it was worth asking about
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
yeah thats what ive learned, and ill look into...

yeah thats what ive learned, and ill look into buying some
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
im working on getting them, im just a 16 yr old...

im working on getting them, im just a 16 yr old working on my first car. i assumed i could get by with watching youtube videos to learn
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
finally got everything timed and running, thank...

finally got everything timed and running, thank you all so much. what i was asking is are there any online versions of the books as pdf's that i can use for free or is the best option just to buy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
i agree, those both sound like very sound...

i agree, those both sound like very sound investments. are there any places online that i can view the haynes or bentley for free or should i just buy the books? also i am located in virginia, a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
2.2

2.2
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
wheres the pinch bolt?

wheres the pinch bolt?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
okay the aux gear is not lined up. i was told not...

okay the aux gear is not lined up. i was told not to worry about that as i can just reset the dist and not worry about that, the cam and crank are both at tdc and i just need to align the dist. how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
okay stuck a plastic straw in spark plug hole 1...

okay stuck a plastic straw in spark plug hole 1 at tdc and rocked it back and forth, it seems to be tdc. can i now take the belt off of the cam gear and freely spin the rotor to its position? nobody...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
ill check it out, thanks man

ill check it out, thanks man
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
I can get the red cap, rotor, and dust cover off...

I can get the red cap, rotor, and dust cover off no problem but i dont see the no.1 mark anywhere. i linked a teardown of a dist, ive gotten the ones labelled 7, 8, and 9 off but the thing underneath...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
also how do i set the dist rotor? i haven't been...

also how do i set the dist rotor? i haven't been able to find anything about it and i dont want to try to muscle it and break something
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
man do i hope someones still active on this....

man do i hope someones still active on this. Okay, I have tried to set the timing belt but there is a mark for 20, 10, and 0 on the crank pulley. how do i know which to set it to? also i have taken...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
I was told that i didnt need to as i went from an...

I was told that i didnt need to as i went from an M to an H which was an oem one. how do i know if i need to or not
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
no, what for

no, what for
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
sounds good, thanks

sounds good, thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By tog244
b230f valve cover studs

I swapped cams and when I was retightening the valve cover 2 of the 10 studs sheared off so I went ahead and bought a full replacement. Taking them out shouldn't be that hard, I assume I can just use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
i will try all of this as soon as i can, im...

i will try all of this as soon as i can, im fairly certain thats at least part of my problem, unfortunately we are expecting a lot of snow tonight so who knows when ill get to work on it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
how should i go about aligning that intermediate...

how should i go about aligning that intermediate shaft mark? theres a seperate cover over it and i dont know how to get it off with such little room around it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
i knew about the cam and crank timing things but...

i knew about the cam and crank timing things but not the third one, ill check that and the distributor. should i check that all of those things are correct and try to start the engine?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
well all four cylinders did the same thing. there...

well all four cylinders did the same thing. there was a little button on the side of the gauge so when i held that down it gave me different results than not holding it down. i cant remember which is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 03:14 PM
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Posted By tog244
i got a compression tester because it is free to...

i got a compression tester because it is free to return for full money back at autozone so im just going to test to be safe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
how do i go about doing a compression check

how do i go about doing a compression check
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
update: the small pin that connected the cam to...

update: the small pin that connected the cam to the cam gear had wiggled out of place so the cam just wasnt turning with the gear. i fixed that and put everything back besides the timing belt cover...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
so i double checked the timing belt and made sure...

so i double checked the timing belt and made sure it was aligned, both marks line up however the cylinder 1 cam lobes are pointed down when at tdc. should i loosen the belt, take it off of the cam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
when i replaced the timing belt i made sure the...

when i replaced the timing belt i made sure the cam was in the same position as the one i took out and then i lined it back up with the tdc mark on the cam gear. i would be surprised if thats the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
ill check my belt again. its just the notch at...

ill check my belt again. its just the notch at the top of the cam gear and the bottom pully that i have to line up correct?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,379
Posted By tog244
h cam 244 not starting

b230f 1987 244 and i just swapped the M cam for an H cam yesterday. everything went well, two of the 10 studs holding the valve cover sheared but in waiting for those parts i put some rtv black...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,890
Posted By tog244
funny guy

funny guy
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,890
Posted By tog244
cutting IPD lowering springs 240

does anyone know how many coils you can cut off of ipd lowering springs with bilstein b6 shocks before you have to worry about the spring popping out of its seat? i cut stock springs on stock shocks...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By tog244
i might look around and see if anyone has done...

i might look around and see if anyone has done it. i think youre right culberro thats likely the reason
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By tog244
i have everything seated nicely now and the front...

i have everything seated nicely now and the front still has a comfortable 3 finger fender gap and in the rear i can hardly fit 2. the rear bushings are probably somewhat old but i like the low ride...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By tog244
its been cold so i havent been able to work on it...

its been cold so i havent been able to work on it much but ill try to seat them better and see if that helps, it still seems super high in the front compared to the back though
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By tog244
244 bilstein b6 & IPD lowering springs

my 244 is on virgo wheels with 25mm wheel spacers, Bilstein b6s front and rear, and ipd lowering springs all around (I also have cut bump stops from cutting springs previously but i dont think that...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By tog244
should i even look at the cams in the parts cars...

should i even look at the cams in the parts cars or should i just order the h cam you linked previously? anything i should worry about if i did get a used cam out of a parts car?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By tog244
I have access to 2 turbo wagons for parts, is it...

I have access to 2 turbo wagons for parts, is it worth checking if either has an A cam or would i be better off buying a new cam? both engines have around 175,000 miles on them
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By tog244
is there any way to find an A cam without just...

is there any way to find an A cam without just hoping to uncover one when opening an engine? and how does an H cam do in comparison to an A cam?
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