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  1. #901
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    Raced car at Winton, developed miss.

    Does anyone know if E46 M3's suffer/prone to any sort of fuel surge at below quarter tank? I developed a miss on the straight (15 sec mark in video). After the GoPro battery died, the cough started to happen more than once at the same spot. Then, it started coming off the second corner on the little straight into the big left hand sweeper. Ironically, both off hard right hand corners.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjnehy50LJ4
    yes and when you push it harder it'll surge slightly above 1/4 tank as well

    just keep the tank at 1/2 full until you get a surge tank (if you ever bother getting a surge tank)
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    New bonnet and boot struts

    Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder

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    Got the 2002 back today after an overhaul of the brakes. Nice to stop properly again.
    1974 2002 M10, dogleg 2307cc
    1984 E24 M635csi M88/3 dogleg
    1987 E23 735i M30 auto
    1994 E34 540i M60 6spd supercharged
    1997 E36 M3 S50B32 supercharged (U/C)

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    i bought the m3 some new shoes. getting the tyres fitted...



    installed on the car...


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    Ummm.

    I'm a little intrigued.

    Why did they need a hammer to throw on new shoes! Hahaha.

    Nice car, shiney shiney.
    Stock
    SMSP South (Amaroo) : 1.07.9 (RS3)
    Winton (Long) : 1.42.5410 (RS3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    Why did they need a hammer to throw on new shoes! Hahaha.

    Nice car, shiney shiney.
    if the shoe fits, awesome...

    if the shoe doesn't fit, use a hammer...

    cheers mate

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    next job on the list is to fix a fuel gauge issue, the dial reads 3 quarters after the car has been filled. the needle sits in that position for a while until enough fuel has been used and then the needle gradually goes down in-keeping with k's travelled (doesn't take long for that to happen...)

    i read on the internet (which means it must be true) if the fuel sender has an ohm reading of greater than 400 ohm's it is faulty...

    based on the fact my left fuel sender is reading 800 ohm's i'm guessing it is fooked so i've ordered a new one...

    doesn't quite make sense to me though as the left gauge is providing the highest litre reading. anyway i suppose i'll find out once its replaced...






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    Thought I would change my noisy tensioner pulley, and it would be an easy job. Of course, easy jobs often turn into hard jobs.

    The Torx tensioner bolt was already damaged so I had a replacement ready.

    You need to release tension to lock the pulley in place so you can either remove the pulley or access the bolts that hold the tensioner in place.

    Unfortunately it kept slipping and after a few attempts I made the bolt head even worse, making it impossible to release tension at all.

    I was now at a bit of a loss as to what to do, and the only solution I could think of was to use a scissor jack against the frame rail to open up the tensioner.

    My first few attempts failed and I think I may have accidentally bent the alternator shaft when the piece of wood I was using against the pulley mistakenly pushed against the alternator pulley too.

    So, in the end I had to remove the alternator, and various parts of the power steering system to get better access.

    Eventually it worked and I was able to lock the tensioner pulley in place and remove the whole thing. Didn't realise how strong the tensioner spring is and how much I was pushing on the engine mounts. Hope they are ok.

    With some help of a grinder I was able to remove the bolt only to discover that the replacement bolt I got was a normal thread but the original was reverse thread, and then the pulley I got was the wrong one.

    Have now ordered a whole tensioner, and waiting for that to arrive.
    Last edited by johna; 07-08-2017 at 10:13 AM.
    Now: 1998 E36 318is coupe (supercharged) Past: 1997 E36 318is sedan; 1991 E36 325i sedan; 1994 E36 318is; 1990 E30 318is; 1995 E36 M3; 1990 E30 318is
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    fun days, the mechanical tensioners are shit and I hate them, the hydraulic ones are a lot easier to change belts on

    I also did things, like stripped bitsa of all the goodies and cried a lot in my car on the way home from kirbs...

    I was going to work on the vert but than I was like yah nah **** it I'll do it next weekend. Ride height is probably a bit low might take it up 10-15mm all around considering the suspension was set to race car height previously and this is going to be more of a motorkhana with some light track work car until I can start a full blown race car build again
    E36 3182025M3iS aka "Bitsa" S50B32 - UUC Corsa Exhaust - Wilwood 332X 32 front rotors w/ Wilwood SL's Hawk HT10 Pads - TMS Braided Lines - DGR Coilovers - TMS rear camber arms - -4 FR -2.5 RR - Carbon Fiber Sunroof - Momo mod78 - AGI Half Cage - Road and Race Corner Balance (1160kg) - M3R/ LTW Front Splitter - STW Rear Spoiler - Hard/ STW Center Lock 18X8.5 on 245 Nitto NT01's - 3.91 1.5 way LSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by johna View Post
    Thought I would change my noisy tensioner pulley, and it would be an easy job. Of course, easy jobs often turn into hard jobs.

    The Torx tensioner bolt was already damaged so I had a replacement ready.

    You need to release tension to lock the pulley in place so you can either remove the pulley or access the bolts that hold the tensioner in place.

    Unfortunately it kept slipping and after a few attempts I made the bolt head even worse, making it impossible to release tension at all.

    I was now at a bit of a loss as to what to do, and the only solution I could think of was to use a scissor jack against the frame rail to open up the tensioner.

    My first few attempts failed and I think I may have accidentally bent the alternator shaft when the piece of wood I was using against the pulley mistakenly pushed against the alternator pulley too.

    So, in the end I had to remove the alternator, and various parts of the power steering system to get better access.

    Eventually it worked and I was able to lock the tensioner pulley in place and remove the whole thing. Didn't realise how strong the tensioner spring is and how much I was pushing on the engine mounts. Hope they are ok.

    With some help of a grinder I was able to remove the bolt only to discover that the replacement bolt I got was a normal thread but the original was reverse thread, and then the pulley I got was the wrong one.

    Have now ordered a whole tensioner, and waiting for that to arrive.
    New tensioner fitted, plus new bearings fitted to two idlers that were well worn... And... Just as noisy as before
    Now: 1998 E36 318is coupe (supercharged) Past: 1997 E36 318is sedan; 1991 E36 325i sedan; 1994 E36 318is; 1990 E30 318is; 1995 E36 M3; 1990 E30 318is
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    should have checked the alt for the grumble
    E36 3182025M3iS aka "Bitsa" S50B32 - UUC Corsa Exhaust - Wilwood 332X 32 front rotors w/ Wilwood SL's Hawk HT10 Pads - TMS Braided Lines - DGR Coilovers - TMS rear camber arms - -4 FR -2.5 RR - Carbon Fiber Sunroof - Momo mod78 - AGI Half Cage - Road and Race Corner Balance (1160kg) - M3R/ LTW Front Splitter - STW Rear Spoiler - Hard/ STW Center Lock 18X8.5 on 245 Nitto NT01's - 3.91 1.5 way LSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfyoung1086 View Post
    should have checked the alt for the grumble
    Everything other than the three parts I changed felt and sounded fine, including the alternator. One of the new pulleys has a bit of a wobble now so hopefully it's that. It least it sounds like it has a supercharger now.
    Now: 1998 E36 318is coupe (supercharged) Past: 1997 E36 318is sedan; 1991 E36 325i sedan; 1994 E36 318is; 1990 E30 318is; 1995 E36 M3; 1990 E30 318is
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    Quote Originally Posted by johna View Post
    Everything other than the three parts I changed felt and sounded fine, including the alternator. One of the new pulleys has a bit of a wobble now so hopefully it's that. It least it sounds like it has a supercharger now.
    Funny story. I accidentally disabled the super charger bypass valve so the noise was the super charger. I nominate myself for idiot of the week. Maybe the year.
    Now: 1998 E36 318is coupe (supercharged) Past: 1997 E36 318is sedan; 1991 E36 325i sedan; 1994 E36 318is; 1990 E30 318is; 1995 E36 M3; 1990 E30 318is
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    Finally got some work done on a car. The 2002 is back in general circulation. Brakes work nice with consistent pedal Gavin had the calipers and one of the boosters rebuilt. Next on the list was a flushing of the heater core and re-bleed the cooling systems and adjust the heater tap properly. At least now I have heating.

    A few little odds and ends to fix like the throttle cable hitting the firewall which impeded full throttle use, a few speakers not connected, had to repair the accelerator pedal mount with some hose clamps and some brilliant JB weld. Now it's fit enough to drive to Perth and back if needed.

    The purple 540u is next. It's developed a mysterious internment loss of power to the fuel pump. I have a Porsche 803 maf at my disposal so when I get a stable fuel supply I can start tuning the beast and have it live up to it's encouraging potential.
    Last edited by GazM3; 12-08-2017 at 07:01 AM.
    1974 2002 M10, dogleg 2307cc
    1984 E24 M635csi M88/3 dogleg
    1987 E23 735i M30 auto
    1994 E34 540i M60 6spd supercharged
    1997 E36 M3 S50B32 supercharged (U/C)

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    Also today scored a set of genuine bbs RS 16x8 et24. They are stamped 006. Direct fitment for e23 e24 and e28. I'll probably put them on the e23. Now I can bastardise the metrics I have and put 18" triple stepped barrels on them as I was frightened to do so before and not have any period correct wheels for the e24. Ahhh first world problems i know
    1974 2002 M10, dogleg 2307cc
    1984 E24 M635csi M88/3 dogleg
    1987 E23 735i M30 auto
    1994 E34 540i M60 6spd supercharged
    1997 E36 M3 S50B32 supercharged (U/C)

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