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About MLM

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    3rd Gear
  • Birthday 08/09/1984

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    Auckland (South)
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    E36 318is
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    Some shouty bits on the motor.
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    e46 Touring

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  1. MLM

    M42 headers

    Are you aiming for equal lengths with your layout. The space for the rear cylinder makes this a challenge!
  2. MLM

    E46 M3 V10

    and getting cheaper by the hour... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11662600
  3. MLM

    E36 M3 Project

    Looks good though I hope I don't ever have to follow you anywhere - i have enough stone chips as it is!
  4. MLM

    E36 M3 Project

    Paint on the conical bolt face can cause the nuts to come loose, clean off the paint and it should improve. Also check the wheel to hub face is clean. Wheels look great btw
  5. I have done exactly as pictured using a CMM on my m42 cams to compare inlet and exhaust. I had to ask the operator nicely as it has to be done after-hours and takes a fair bit of set up. This generates a point cloud which is imported to cad. Can I ask what is your intent? Cam shops may have better processes for this. Edit - Are you asking for someone to create a cam profile from scratch FOR a cam shaft? or Create a cam profile FROM a camshaft? Your wording is for yet the picture is from...
  6. MLM

    flywheel torque settings

    http://bimmersport.co.nz/topic/22291-tightening-torques-reference-document/#entry584833 May have what you need.
  7. MLM

    Electric cars

    Had a quick drive in a leaf the other day. Putting aside the cosmetics and interior trimming which is not to my taste the car performs well for the segment its aimed at. Not a fan f the brake feel but could get used to it. For a personal 'get me to work car' I would have one BUT and this is the thing which makes me hesitant on all electric cars, long trips cross both islands which are infrequent but regular enough at 1-2 a year would demand a "dino burner" to be feasible. An additional car for either situation is not possible for me so i choose combustion at the moment and wait in anticipation for electric feasibility (and affordability) to improve.
  8. MLM

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Replaced the clutch slave cylinder on my e36. Had to improvise a pressure bleeder from a coke bottle which worked a charm. Tight arse mod of the month is a adjustable clutch pedal stop, or an washing machine foot..... Fits up perfectly (OEM on the right) not that a proper one costs much https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3807-uuc-clutch-stop/ but you cant beat near free mods for almost zero effort.
  9. MLM

    Has BMW lost its soul?

    Soul for me is a descriptor of of character. Partially inherent in the design but also earnt over time. Does the old stuff have more soul, yes because it have been part of our psyche for a longer period of time, we learn to love the traits of a design good or bad. The new stuff hasn't had this effect yet so is perceived as less soulful even if the designs are equally good. increased cadence of model release makes it even harder to judge. Its also the cadence of model release where bmw could loose its way where designs only need to cover a shorter period of time. Design errors are tolerated because of this bringing with it short bursts of bad product. A "fixed in the next release" mentality combined with a arrogance of "you will have to buy the next model" marketing bs encouraging shorter design service life. The new car buyer will not notice, the second hand owner will damaging the brand name in that segment. I see this in many forms of product development. Is bmw doing this, have to wait till I buy my next "new" car...
  10. MLM

    E36 front shocks

    Anti roll bar...
  11. MLM

    Speeding on residential roads

    I like those speed bumps! In my street we have speed bumps however they do not always work. On occasion they are deliberately used as launch ramps or as a leading car slows for the bump the following car overtakes on the ramp, this usually incites a drag race to the next bump on a blind crest...our street is full of young children.
  12. MLM

    M3AN E36 M3 PLOG (Project Log)

    Does this mod require a cert given the seat belt anchor is part of the eom seat and to remount it requires Modification? Or does the recaro have a seat belt anchor on it
  13. MLM

    Mystery M20B25 Head manufacturer

    Kolbenschmidt? http://www.elringparts.co.uk/products/kolbenschmidt/
  14. The next vid in the queue is a compact that is impressively fast as well.
  15. MLM

    Carbon sway bar

    Very cool project Ron. What are your expectations for part life given its cyclic loading? and do you see any limits with differing wheel deflections ie pothole/curb.