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Old 01-03-2014, 05:11 AM   #81
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Jesus Christ.
Nleksan, can we actually see any detailed pictures of this super duper car you always talk about? I have not seen one piece of evidence that any of these parts are on on your car, not to mention Dyno graphs even though you claim to have all that proven wheel horsepower. All I see are consistent rants about you and your car (novels for that case) explaining garbage after garbage, 1-upping everything someone has to say, and on top of that letting the whole world know you're life stories on why this and that. It's annoying.

I'm usually the most passive person when it comes to avoiding things, but I'm getting sick and tired of hearing your bullsh!t. You tell Adam that you're running a dry sump because it's a race car, but then go on to saying it's also street fiendly.

Please for god sakes post pictures of your 325, m3 , and the magical 328. Then we can start taking things seriously around here and I'll shut up.

Jeez I can't believe I'm saying all this.
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Good advice from Nleksan - if only you knew someone with a Zionsville Radiator Dave... LOL. (private joke / cheap advert for my E46 non M3 brand new Zionsville "Competition" spec radiator with aluminium expansion tank and electric fan). Also pleased to see he recommends the OS Giken LSD!

Stoked to see you getting into your build with such gusto! PEI330 has been immensely helpful to me (being a complete novice) always happy to give his time to provide advice and someone who you can trust as an expert with the M54. Congrats on your project so far Dave - Cheers, Brendan.
Thanks Brendan,

Can I trial your zionsville radiator that is posted here:

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And then buy it as a second hand item , at a second hand price???

I plan to direct air to help cool the charger itself, just planning the best route, in which case I will eventually upgrade the oem rad and thermo. I have been giving this a lot of thought along with the intake. Our summers in Australia can get quite hot, and there doesn't seem to be much airflow especially at the top rear of the charger area.

It's a shame the aftermarket carbon fibre bonnets aren't vented further back, or with additional venting designed to cover the multiple sc kits available.

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Jesus Christ.
Nleksan, can we actually see any detailed pictures of this super duper car you always talk about? I have not seen one piece of evidence that any of these parts are on on your car, not to mention Dyno graphs even though you claim to have all that proven wheel horsepower. All I see are consistent rants about you and your car (novels for that case) explaining garbage after garbage, 1-upping everything someone has to say, and on top of that letting the whole world know you're life stories on why this and that. It's annoying.

I'm usually the most passive person when it comes to avoiding things, but I'm getting sick and tired of hearing your bullsh!t. You tell Adam that you're running a dry sump because it's a race car, but then go on to saying it's also street fiendly.

Please for god sakes post pictures of your 325, m3 , and the magical 328. Then we can start taking things seriously around here and I'll shut up.

Jeez I can't believe I'm saying all this.
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Jesus Christ.
Nleksan, can we actually see any detailed pictures of this super duper car you always talk about? I have not seen one piece of evidence that any of these parts are on on your car, not to mention Dyno graphs even though you claim to have all that proven wheel horsepower. All I see are consistent rants about you and your car (novels for that case) explaining garbage after garbage, 1-upping everything someone has to say, and on top of that letting the whole world know you're life stories on why this and that. It's annoying.

I'm usually the most passive person when it comes to avoiding things, but I'm getting sick and tired of hearing your bullsh!t. You tell Adam that you're running a dry sump because it's a race car, but then go on to saying it's also street fiendly.

Please for god sakes post pictures of your 325, m3 , and the magical 328. Then we can start taking things seriously around here and I'll shut up.

Jeez I can't believe I'm saying all this.
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You should see his other "5 door"!

Made me want to go out and buy one...
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Jesus Christ.
Nleksan, can we actually see any detailed pictures of this super duper car you always talk about? I have not seen one piece of evidence that any of these parts are on on your car, not to mention Dyno graphs even though you claim to have all that proven wheel horsepower. All I see are consistent rants about you and your car (novels for that case) explaining garbage after garbage, 1-upping everything someone has to say, and on top of that letting the whole world know you're life stories on why this and that. It's annoying.

I'm usually the most passive person when it comes to avoiding things, but I'm getting sick and tired of hearing your bullsh!t. You tell Adam that you're running a dry sump because it's a race car, but then go on to saying it's also street fiendly.

Please for god sakes post pictures of your 325, m3 , and the magical 328. Then we can start taking things seriously around here and I'll shut up.

Jeez I can't believe I'm saying all this.
funny thing, I said pretty much the same thing to my wife the other day
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I apologize if you feel that I'm trying to one up you, or anyone else. I have simply been trying to help a membermake a ssimilar decision to one I myself made, and the reasons behind those decisions. I stated in a prior post that I am, and have been, out of town, first for my grandmother's funeral and now for the significant amount of legal and estate issues, thus I have been posting from my phone, and the "novel" length posts are a way to get my mind off the stress.
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I apologize if you feel that I'm trying to one up you, or anyone else. I have simply been trying to help a membermake a ssimilar decision to one I myself made, and the reasons behind those decisions. I stated in a prior post that I am, and have been, out of town, first for my grandmother's funeral and now for the significant amount of legal and estate issues, thus I have been posting from my phone, and the "novel" length posts are a way to get my mind off the stress.
Again, sorry if my advice or experience is unwanted.

My "simple" guess on this is people aren't use to you, and you're being treated kinda like a FNG.

Don't let it get you down, I know from your writings that you know & understand what you're talking about.
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I appreciate that, and I understand it, it can just be a little frustrating when you have been a member since 06 and come backaafter a leave of absence to basically an entirely different place.
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I apologize if you feel that I'm trying to one up you, or anyone else. I have simply been trying to help a membermake a ssimilar decision to one I myself made, and the reasons behind those decisions. I stated in a prior post that I am, and have been, out of town, first for my grandmother's funeral and now for the significant amount of legal and estate issues, thus I have been posting from my phone, and the "novel" length posts are a way to get my mind off the stress.
Again, sorry if my advice or experience is unwanted.
Listen, I'll drop it. I've been around here a long enough to know your posts have helped others. It's a forum, so don't feel like you're advice is unwanted. All I meant was if you have a car like that, it would be most beneficial to share it with the community whether it be photos, videos, or what not.

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I appreciate the information as well - and my comment to my wife was along the lines of feeling "one upped"...but that just means you and I researched and went in similar routes with our decisions.

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I apologize if you feel that I'm trying to one up you, or anyone else. I have simply been trying to help a membermake a ssimilar decision to one I myself made, and the reasons behind those decisions. I stated in a prior post that I am, and have been, out of town, first for my grandmother's funeral and now for the significant amount of legal and estate issues, thus I have been posting from my phone, and the "novel" length posts are a way to get my mind off the stress.
Again, sorry if my advice or experience is unwanted.
Don't let other people's reactions change your own enthusiasm for what you enjoy. You obviously do it for your own enjoyment, I get that. But it would be nice eye candy to have some pictures at a future date.

My condolences to you and your family. Estate issues can be very stressful....

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I appreciate the information as well - and my comment to my wife was along the lines of feeling "one upped"...but that just means you and I researched and went in similar routes with our decisions.

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I'm guilty of doing the "one up" thing too.

I don't know if it's me you are referring to Stu...but I'm just an average enthusiast like yourself. I even have done the stay-at-home thing for periods with my son when he was younger.
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I cannot wait to get him building models and in the garage learning tools...I guess I have awhile since he is only 2 months
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one upping can also be seen as pioneering - thus I can learn from you - that is why I want to see pics and learn more from nlekson
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No kidding!

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Agreed with last comments, as I have said previously, there are several members posting in this thread with extreme knowledge and experience with the E46, I would really appreciate this to continue

The more knowledge you guys offer, the better decisions others and myself can make. I am a firm believer of getting multiple views, questioning why, and then deciding what's suits my build. All input is considered

330i ZHP, awesome X5!!! Thanks for posting, I had a read through your build

Did a bit of research on both rods I was considering, both appear to be near identical steel alloy composition, very much the same forging processes. Will dig a little deeper on weights, etc, and also both come balanced within the same spec. Been a little side tracked with work






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I have copied this across from my build thread, got stuck into the car over the weekend:

Put a new water pump in the car today, thanks Brendan,


I had the front apart to do the pump, then checked inpa for any faults, and my vanos fault was back yet again. The vanos has had new seals, piston seals, and solenoids.



I got thinking back to the night I finished the car. I didn't have the ts2+ software loaded, or the 8.5 pulley. The car was really savage in comparison. I had always put it down to "just getting used to the power", or the new tune "smoothing things out". I decided to do some investigating.



Stripped the engine cover, inspected cams, re torqued all items, then figured what the hell, take the vanos off, pin the crank, and check the cam timing.


Alignment of everything was perfect, except the exhaust cam.


It appears with the uprated valve springs, the cam had slipped (double valve springs).


I stripped the cam sprockets off, bit of loctite here and there, re torqued and aligned, banged it all back together, and found that savageness that had been there the first night , and more


The key here seems to be the improved vacuum, the bypass actuation is nothing like it has been, down low and mid is incredible.

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The fact also that the exhaust valves are now opening and closing at the right time seems also to be helping


I have booked another dyno run for Wednesday, conditions here are going to be hot, but I really want to see if this was present on the last two dyno runs. The exhaust cam was about 7-9 degrees out anti clockwise, when looking from the front of the car back, and was throwing a mechanical vanos fault. I had discounted any cam timing problems previously, as I took my time, and had it spot on. I hadn't considered the cam being able to slip. On the other hand, if the car dynos the same, I will know it happened between runs, which I doubt greatly based on the feel of the car now.





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Thanks Brendan,

Can I trial your zionsville radiator that is posted here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=997696

(Plus discount for plug)

And then buy it as a second hand item , at a second hand price???

I plan to direct air to help cool the charger itself, just planning the best route, in which case I will eventually upgrade the oem rad and thermo. I have been giving this a lot of thought along with the intake. Our summers in Australia can get quite hot, and there doesn't seem to be much airflow especially at the top rear of the charger area.

It's a shame the aftermarket carbon fibre bonnets aren't vented further back, or with additional venting designed to cover the multiple sc kits available.

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Sure Dave - can do. Consider it yours to trial and hence sold LOL.

Australia sure can get hot we have just had 5 consecutive days over 40 degrees c / 104 f in Melbourne (like walking into an oven). Pleased to say we had a cool change last night and temp is back to a livable 20 odd degrees c.
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I have copied this across from my build thread, got stuck into the car over the weekend:

Put a new water pump in the car today, thanks Brendan,


I had the front apart to do the pump, then checked inpa for any faults, and my vanos fault was back yet again. The vanos has had new seals, piston seals, and solenoids.



I got thinking back to the night I finished the car. I didn't have the ts2+ software loaded, or the 8.5 pulley. The car was really savage in comparison. I had always put it down to "just getting used to the power", or the new tune "smoothing things out". I decided to do some investigating.



Stripped the engine cover, inspected cams, re torqued all items, then figured what the hell, take the vanos off, pin the crank, and check the cam timing.


Alignment of everything was perfect, except the exhaust cam.


It appears with the uprated valve springs, the cam had slipped (double valve springs).


I stripped the cam sprockets off, bit of loctite here and there, re torqued and aligned, banged it all back together, and found that savageness that had been there the first night , and more


The key here seems to be the improved vacuum, the bypass actuation is nothing like it has been, down low and mid is incredible.

End quote

The fact also that the exhaust valves are now opening and closing at the right time seems also to be helping


I have booked another dyno run for Wednesday, conditions here are going to be hot, but I really want to see if this was present on the last two dyno runs. The exhaust cam was about 7-9 degrees out anti clockwise, when looking from the front of the car back, and was throwing a mechanical vanos fault. I had discounted any cam timing problems previously, as I took my time, and had it spot on. I hadn't considered the cam being able to slip. On the other hand, if the car dynos the same, I will know it happened between runs, which I doubt greatly based on the feel of the car now.





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Respect for diggin' into the engine during the bonkas heat wave - I am so stoked for you to have found this little issue. The first dyno run output was not what I had expected (even putting aside you still have exhaust work to do). Cant wait to hear what she yields when the whether is back to normal!
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Respect for diggin' into the engine during the bonkas heat wave - I am so stoked for you to have found this little issue. The first dyno run output was not what I had expected (even putting aside you still have exhaust work to do). Cant wait to hear what she yields when the whether is back to normal!
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