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  1. Flights cancelled due to "engineering requirements"
  2. The top two litre cars will give many of the bigger engined open class cars a run for their money these days. They have got a lot faster in the past couple of seasons and there are more of the really quick cars now.
  3. LKM is definitely a possibility with this weird behavior.
  4. RaceDeck is a similar product.
  5. Put a new water pump and thermostat into an e91. I will be happy if i don't have to do that again for ten years.
  6. Is the M10 ring gear the same diameter as the M20? I don't know if they are the same or not, but something to check. If the diameter is close but different then the starter may be in slightly the wrong position with respect to the ring gear when installed into an M20.
  7. First couple of pics had me thinking the Auckland roads were nearly as rough as the roads in the central North Island. Nice car though.
  8. turbolizard

    328ti Rally

    I'm not an expert on wiring but have experience making and modifying looms on race boats and cars. Putting in some effort is well worthwhile to obtain reliability as bad wiring will kill your enjoyment very quickly. I would advise investing in proper loom tape, good crimp tools and terminals, as well as a terminal release set. Do plenty of labeling, even if it seems obvious, and try to stick with the basic concepts used by the manufacturer. If you can get hold of another sacrificial wiring loom then that can be a good source of the right colour wires for any extensions etc. Strain relief is critical for reliability in a race car or boat. Manufacturers are generally very good at this aspect, so take note of what they do. You might need more if you thin the loom right out, as multiple wires help support each other. Proper loom tape is very helpful with this. Its not that hard to do, but is very time consuming. Did I mention labels? Lots of labels. I use a label maker with flexible tape and put clear heat shrink over it to protect it.
  9. What is the racing history of these engines?
  10. I wish I could help you but I am in a somewhat related situation. I am keen to use an emulator to get an e36 M44 running in an older chassis that never had EWS, but have not been able to program my Aliexpress emulator. I think this might be due to not using a computer with a proper serial port. In any case I have a spare emulator if you can figure out how to make it work by going that route, but would suggest your best best is to fix up what you have. Info for the four cylinder Bosch ECU seems very thin on the ground.
  11. turbolizard

    e36 racecar

    Great to see you have had it out on the track. Looking forward to seeing it - assume will you be running at Taupo in November?
  12. I'm guessing that was to do the oil pump nut and you dropped the subframe instead of pulling the engine? I need to do this myself and wondering if this is easier than pulling the engine - which is very easy on these cars (when you have no A/C to worry about).
  13. Voluntary insurance probably works out better for decent drivers. If you want insurance you get it and if some idiot hits you then you can make a claim. The people who want insurance are sharing the risk among themselves. Making insurance compulsory just introduces all the morons into the pool and this makes it more expensive for everyone else on average. With voluntary insurance, all the accidents where two uninsured morons hit each other, or drive off the road by themselves, don't result in any claims (which helps keep premiums down).
  14. The devices used to measure things are meters. The "metre" is a unit of length in the metric system (from France) and that spelling is only used for length measurements (except in America where they don't bother spelling metre length correctly, probably because they like feet and inches better anyway). Your approach is basically right, but be aware that some modules take quite a long time to shut down so currents may stay up for a while even if nothing is wrong on that circuit. Dunno what is going on with your meter and its readings on different scales.
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