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Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By SoloII///M
You guys have your fun with the stock DME. I...

You guys have your fun with the stock DME. I don't miss it.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning Today, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By SoloII///M
It has more to do with emissions than it does...

It has more to do with emissions than it does with comfort. Some cars in the '80s and '90s did this with dashpots, which were basically dampers that prevented rapid throttle plate movements.

It is...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By SoloII///M
Incorrect. This is a software issue, not a...

Incorrect. This is a software issue, not a hardware issue.

The throttle pedal can move faster than you can move your foot. Demonstrated by Hoveringuy who built his own driver to read the pedal...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By SoloII///M
Unfortunately, what I found was "nothing you can...

Unfortunately, what I found was "nothing you can do about it." I worked with Randy Mueller to try to eliminate it. He couldn't do it. I don't remember his exact answer, but it was along the lines of...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-22-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,155
Posted By SoloII///M
I will be dyno testing the M50 manifold mod with...

I will be dyno testing the M50 manifold mod with stock (not ported) intake ports. Stay tuned.

I am working on a solution for people who want to keep the factory ecu (called a DME in BMWs).

The...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By SoloII///M
The first step to getting more horsepower is...

The first step to getting more horsepower is starting a thread asking how to get more horsepower, because nobody has ever asked this question before.

So you're on the right track.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-21-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By SoloII///M
Looks very likely that I'll buy a car this...

Looks very likely that I'll buy a car this weekend.

However, I got to thinking about this project and am concerned that most people will probably not be willing to do the head-side port matching...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-20-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By SoloII///M
The conversion will work on a 325 as well, but it...

The conversion will work on a 325 as well, but it requires some changes to the parts and I haven't started developing those yet.

This will work fine with your stock throttle up to much higher...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By SoloII///M
No, the cable throttle won't work with the stock...

No, the cable throttle won't work with the stock DME. It actually could, but the DME reprogramming would be extensive.

The purpose of this kit is to adapt the factory drive by wire throttle to...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By SoloII///M
I do... I haven't advertised it because they've...

I do... I haven't advertised it because they've just been made upon request from other racers.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-15-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By SoloII///M
M54 OBDII-compliant conversion to M50 Manifold

Guys,

Some of you have followed the M50 manifold conversion project I embarked on last year. The thread is here (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1030015&highlight=) for your reading...
Forum: E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent 01-13-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By SoloII///M
For Rent: RTAB Tool, Crank Pulley Tool, Rear Diff Bushing Tool

I have the three tools listed available for rent.

The RTAB tool is the Victory brand tool. Very easy to use. $20 deposit, $20 rental fee.

The crank pulley tool is used to hold the factory...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-09-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,142
Posted By SoloII///M
I did essentially what GuidoK did. Use a chisel...

I did essentially what GuidoK did. Use a chisel to get enough room under the bearing to mount a bearing puller as shown, then I put it in my hydraulic press and pushed the diff off of the bearing.
...
Forum: Engine & Performance 01-08-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By SoloII///M
Last bump before I scrap this.

Last bump before I scrap this.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-08-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,142
Posted By SoloII///M
Yes, the output bearings are difficult to remove...

Yes, the output bearings are difficult to remove without damaging them. I had to make a tool as none of my bearing removals could get them off.

That is the part number for the bearing but I've...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-08-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,142
Posted By SoloII///M
I replied to your PM, but to the best of my...

I replied to your PM, but to the best of my knowledge they don't exist.

I scavenge from old differentials.
Forum: Spec E46 racing class forum 01-07-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By SoloII///M
The factory tie points aren't designed for...

The factory tie points aren't designed for J-hooks. They're designed for T-hooks.

If a hook came out of the factory tie point, it was either not inserted correctly or perhaps the straps weren't...
Forum: Spec E46 racing class forum 01-05-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By SoloII///M
T-hooks through the factory tie points, straps...

T-hooks through the factory tie points, straps crossed.

Wheel straps work, but the car moves around more than it does with t-hooks.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By SoloII///M
It's possible to bend the debris shields that are...

It's possible to bend the debris shields that are attached to each axle stub at the differential. They will then rub on the differential case, causing a noise. They also come loose occasionally. Jack...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,142
Posted By SoloII///M
I understand you didn't touch the pinion, and the...

I understand you didn't touch the pinion, and the depth is likely correct. You can easily check the gear mesh using some gear marking compound if you want to check this.

The rolling torque Metric...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-01-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,142
Posted By SoloII///M
You don't have enough backlash. You need to pull...

You don't have enough backlash. You need to pull the diff and correct it. Every differential is slightly different dimensionally, which is why you can't just throw an LSD into your housing and expect...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 12-23-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By SoloII///M
bump

bump
Forum: Engine & Performance 12-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By SoloII///M
Do it.

Do it.
Forum: Spec E46 racing class forum 12-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By SoloII///M
I'd be surprised if you wanted something stiffer...

I'd be surprised if you wanted something stiffer than the Hotchkis. Their rear is, IMO, way too stiff as it is. Especially with 850lb rear springs. Yikes. The front is nice because it's so light, but...
Forum: Spec E46 racing class forum 12-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By SoloII///M
That design uses a spherical bearing. It just...

That design uses a spherical bearing. It just happens to be sealed.

It would not be legal under the SpecE46 rules.
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