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Old 04-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #61
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #62
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I'm hitting about 28 in first, 58 in 2nd, 88 in 3rd, 118 in 4th, and 148 in 5th with my welded 3.46. I also rev to 7k.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #63
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Hey active did you get my last PM? Also did you ever modify your oil pump nut? I keep hearing horror stories of them ultimate dropping off and loosing complete oil pressure.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:02 AM   #64
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ive been looking into fixes myself for the oil nut issue (i wont rehash the reasons why people seem theorize that it happens). It seems that welding the nut to the shaft causes the shaft to fail down the road, and a drilled nut with a safety wire isnt much better.

Ive read that people have had more success with the oil pump upgrade kit from vac: http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-...kit-p1077.aspx

just wish it wasnt $200

btw the drilled nut with safety wire can be found on bw:http://store.bimmerworld.com/m50-dri...-nut-p640.aspx
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #65
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Well for now I'm going to run an oil pressure gauge until i get tat kit from Vac for the 200$. sucks its 200 but better then costing you a new motor lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #66
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yea thats not a bad idea, where are you planning on mounting it?

im probably going to bite the bullet and get the vac oil pump kit and pan baffle this summer since it makes sense to do them at the same time... no sense in raising the motor more than you need too...

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #67
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What pan baffle kit are you referring too? And how's the labor for all this work?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #68
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And as far as mounting the gauge I was thinking on the dash to the upper left. That was if I loose oil pressure I'll see it right away and e able to shut the car off
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #69
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What pan baffle kit are you referring too? And how's the labor for all this work?
i was going to get the vac one: http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-...px?Thread=True

from what ive read both are fairly easy (the oil pump kit requires a press) and dont require special tools. i believe i read somewhere that you need to raise the engine up to get the oil pan off but i could be wrong

thanks to your new signature i wont be getting anymore weird looks in class when jwoww goes sliding down a stripper pole
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #70
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Lmfao!! and whoever does the oil pump/baffle first please post how it goes. I may look into it a bit more and wing it once i finish my other projects.
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found this: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=13998174
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #72
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Yeah dude, it kind of sucks in parking lots. Everyone stares at me while the car hops around corners lol It's so worth it though.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #73
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heres an example lmfao. Mines going in this saturday so ill let you guys know how it goes.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:43 PM   #74
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Drift button installed just now.. took a little work since it was meant for a 240sx but all in all very pleased.


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Old 04-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #75
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anybody have a list of drift events on the east coast? maybe we could meet up and slide around
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #76
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #77
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this is great, i hope to one day convert my sedan to a track only beast. drifting sounds like a good way for some cheap thrills.
Ive ridden in a drift taxi with a national level pro at the the hockenhiemring, looks doable.
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For those of you located on the east coast. Heres a list of dates for various drift events at Englishtown Raceway Park.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:17 AM   #79
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Btw i dropped the welded diff in and sofar loving it. Other than that, after talking to 3 other fabricators, I've decided to go with the mason engineering rear subframe brace. It appears to be the most solid/best option out there. Ordering her up monday and will keep you guys posted on that.. Hope to have her ready for night moves on the 25th!
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