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Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 05-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,875
Posted By MotorMan
Yes, a 2mm gasket would yield 9.0/1 on a stock...

Yes, a 2mm gasket would yield 9.0/1 on a stock m54.

Gary
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 05-03-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,875
Posted By MotorMan
A couple of quick questions: Since you...

A couple of quick questions:


Since you said you are trying to make your calculations match the stock engine, can I assume that you are basing your numbers off of stock pistons?
If you are...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-03-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,943
Posted By MotorMan
Just to be safe I would bolt the VANOS plate back...

Just to be safe I would bolt the VANOS plate back up with just one screw on each side and reinstall the left handed helix cup screws. Since you said the helix cups are moving around when you rotate...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,943
Posted By MotorMan
If you are just talking about the VANOS unit you...

If you are just talking about the VANOS unit you are OK. You can manually turn the engine over with the VANOS unit removed as long as the helix cups are in place and haven't moved, and none of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By MotorMan
Just for the record there is nothing different...

Just for the record there is nothing different between the latest revision DISA and it's predecessor. In fact you can tell by close inspection that the flapper valves came out of the same injection...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,275
Posted By MotorMan
Don't worry about whether the o-rings are "real"...

Don't worry about whether the o-rings are "real" Viton or not. Viton o-rings, when purchased in quantity, are way less than a buck a piece. I don't think anyone would bother with "fake" Viton rings...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-05-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By MotorMan
I wasn't actually refering to you specifically,...

I wasn't actually refering to you specifically, just whoever he ends up using. But it sounds like if you do the work he will be in good hands.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-05-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By MotorMan
+1 Valve seat I.D. to valve O.D. ratio,...

+1
Valve seat I.D. to valve O.D. ratio, placement of the valve seat contact area on the valve, width, number of angels and the actual cut angles, all work together to maximize flow. What works well...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By MotorMan
Unfortunately there is nothing available for the...

Unfortunately there is nothing available for the M43 engine in the way of a repair kit.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-16-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By MotorMan
Opinions vary. I recommend that all spark...

Opinions vary.

I recommend that all spark plugs are removed, have another person crank the engine over (fully charged battery) with the throttle held wide open while you watch the gauge. Have...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-16-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By MotorMan
If you have a bent intake valve, that cylinder...

If you have a bent intake valve, that cylinder usually won't build enough compression to fire, but every once in a while the mixture will ignite and the resulting pressure will flow backward through...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By MotorMan
Better than the motorcycle lift and less...

Better than the motorcycle lift and less expensive too. I wasn't even aware that Harbor Freight had a trans jack.

I still think the easiest and cheapest option is to just tie the front of the...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By MotorMan
OK, that makes sense. I couldn't think or a...

OK, that makes sense. I couldn't think or a reason that you would have to remove the cam gears to retreave a helix cup bolt.


I may have to recant that statement. Upon thinking more about it, I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By MotorMan
Good point, it doesn't look like that model would...

Good point, it doesn't look like that model would go low enough with that style handle. I have a different brand that cost quite a bit more than that one and it just barely will slip under a car at...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By MotorMan
Can you elaborate on this? I'm not understand...

Can you elaborate on this? I'm not understand which bolt you broke that required re-timing of the VANOS.

Is that video of someone else's car that sounds like yours, or is that of your car?

I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By MotorMan
I've used something like this before with good...

I've used something like this before with good success. It may be more than you want to send spend but it's probably not much different in cost than jack stands plus a dolly.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,725
Posted By MotorMan
From someone who has done extensive research into...

From someone who has done extensive research into the BMW cooling system I can tell you the following:


There is a check valve in the cap that prevents a vacuum from forming when the system...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-20-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By MotorMan
If you think the pin is not even making it...

If you think the pin is not even making it through the hole in the block, you will need to clean out the hole better. The pin is not much smaller than the actual hole in the block casting to make...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-26-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By MotorMan
Unfortunately you need more than just the caps....

Unfortunately you need more than just the caps. You will need the entire cam journal assemblies, and they run more than $425 a piece. You also likely have an oil feed obstruction to the cam journals....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,901
Posted By MotorMan
Let me throw in a couple more possibilities. ...

Let me throw in a couple more possibilities.


The little rod inside the thermostat is a heating element. On the M54 the thermostat actually opens at a higher than normal temperature. The heating...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 08-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,619
Posted By MotorMan
After reading my last two post I realize that I...

After reading my last two post I realize that I speak (type) in straight technical terms that may come across as critical of the person to who's post I am referring to, or even come across as...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 08-17-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,619
Posted By MotorMan
I agree, the TB is a venturi, whether stock or...

I agree, the TB is a venturi, whether stock or modified. I'm not sure that I understand your valve opening reference. What I was saying is that if you increase the size of an intake valve, it will...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,619
Posted By MotorMan
I understand what you are saying and I again...

I understand what you are saying and I again appogize for coming across as critical of anyone personally. I just see stuff posted that I know from many years of experience, is suspect. As you may...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 08-17-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,619
Posted By MotorMan
I'm sorry if I can across as angry about this....

I'm sorry if I can across as angry about this. It's no big deal as long as the moderators don't get upset. I wouldn't think anyone would take issue unless I started trying to promote G.A.S. here.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 08-16-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,619
Posted By MotorMan
I knew I would get push back. That's why I almost...

I knew I would get push back. That's why I almost didn't post. I have nothing to gain by offering my opinion, I apparently just open myself up to personal attack. I'm not sure at what point I was...
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