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Old 04-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #14681
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^yea that is better
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:31 AM   #14682
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It may be hard to tell, but there is pretty much only that one ridge down the center.



Hey brad, while you're at it you should get cams. Oh, and a stroker kit, ya know, cause you'll be in there and all. A lift would be nice to have.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:11 AM   #14683
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It may be hard to tell, but there is pretty much only that one ridge down the center.

Hey brad, while you're at it you should get cams. Oh, and a stroker kit, ya know, cause you'll be in there and all. A lift would be nice to have.
I wouldnt go with a lift kit, but thats just me.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:16 AM   #14684
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Well for those that haven't heard I pulled the valve cover off today to do a valve adjustment and found that one of the tabs on my exhaust side vanos hub had sheared off and then I dropped the sheared piece into the oil pan.

So now I have to replace the hub and pull the pan to find the piece. No track days for me for a while.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #14685
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Is the tab aluminium? If it is magnetic, I'd play with a magnet for a while and try to retrieve it out the oil drain hole.
I tried with a magnet down the timing case and up through the oil drain plug. You working Wednesday Ruben, you're more than welcome to come help.

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This is exactly correct, my wife put me on suicide watch.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #14686
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I tried with a magnet down the timing case and up through the oil drain plug. You working Wednesday Ruben, you're more than welcome to come help.



This is exactly correct, my wife put me on suicide watch.
Damn man. I'm actually jetting for Arkansas wednesday right after work or I would. I'm free mon and tues evenings though.

So I take it that the tab that broke off should be magnetic? I wasnt sure if it was aluminium or not.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #14687
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probably magnetic.

I meant 2 post.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #14688
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #14689
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That reminds me of this build http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886069
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #14690
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Damn man. I'm actually jetting for Arkansas wednesday right after work or I would. I'm free mon and tues evenings though.

So I take it that the tab that broke off should be magnetic? I wasnt sure if it was aluminium or not.
Yes it is magnetic. I've spent about 2 hours trying to find the piece. I'm just going to pull the pan. Hopefully it's in there, cause if I can't find it in the pan I'm gonna go real crazy.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #14691
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Well I just ordered a bunch of parts, mainly all the gaskets/bolts I will need for the repair. Now I just have to determine which hub I'm gonna buy and bite the bullet.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #14692
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VANOS delete?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #14693
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I took today off to work on my car! Kinda funny. I also need to drop my pan, gd gasket is leaking!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #14694
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I think an airplane might be my next vehicle :O
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #14695
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VANOS delete?
If i hadnt just spent a ton of money on the car i would do a crazy motor build but because my budget is running low I will he doing the minimum to get if fixed correctly and back on the road. I'm hoping to be back on track at the May touring club.

I'm just pissed that I'm gonna miss out on the whole driving coach thing. That was really an opportunity to take my driving skill one step further and give me an edge.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #14696
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If i hadnt just spent a ton of money on the car i would do a crazy motor build but because my budget is running low I will he doing the minimum to get if fixed correctly and back on the road. I'm hoping to be back on track at the May touring club.

I'm just pissed that I'm gonna miss out on the whole driving coach thing. That was really an opportunity to take my driving skill one step further and give me an edge.
I hear ya, hopefully the repair goes smoothly. I'll lend a hand whenever I'm free for sure.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #14697
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Borrow a car? Kinda a weird thing to do.

I was thinking about you doing a vanos delete, but just a new hub would be more quick and cost effective.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #14698
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You think BMW's have high maintenance costs?
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:15 AM   #14699
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You think BMW's have high maintenance costs?
I'm gonna do an intro flight in the next week or so and see if it even interests me.

I can be in an ultra light, with no license for like 15-20k easy, and fly it around all I want down in Arkansas(we have a big enough piece of land to land it on), with very minimal maintenance costs. 110mph flying around with no regulations or laws to follow(just stay under a certain alt, and avoid big cities and airports)? Sounds good to me!


I imagine my costs wouldnt be any worse than Brads dedication to the car hobby/sport, with similiar maintenance costs once I reach sport pilot level.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #14700
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