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dirtydoogle last won the day on September 12 2021

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About dirtydoogle

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    4th Gear
  • Birthday 01/05/1989

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    Hawkes Bay
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    E36 328i/2
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    Kicked the clutch
  • Car 2
    E36 316i
  • Car 3
    E53 3.0d 6M
  • Race Car
    E36 325i

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  1. Yup. Bringing gear from Russia is a bit spendy now too. But, who needs power stations to work?
  2. The rack stopping is done when the inner tie rod hits the casting in the rack, so no it's not worn If it's lowered, has wider tyres (not by much either), different offset wheels, worn bushes or a bad alignment it will do it. Most e36s have some wear there. I have turned up lock limiters for drift cars with modified knuckles, but typically they don't rub hard enough to cause issue Edit, they typically hit the left more than the right
  3. My favorite super sedan, love them to bits. Sledge hammer in a velvet coat
  4. You should be able to pick up a set of C spanners off trademe to do your soft top Single or twin pipe exhaust? 325/328 use twin, 320/323 are single
  5. dirtydoogle

    M54b30 Rebuild

    You can pick up ring grinders pretty cheap, but it's a pretty boring task and not exactly a tool you will use often. Mine spends more time being on loan than in my toolbox πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ in a pinch you can use a diamond file or points file. They will need the block to do them
  6. dirtydoogle

    M54b30 Rebuild

    Get them to check your bearing clearances and ring gaps if you're not too confident. There's 3 different bearing clearances used and with a crank polish it's likely increased clearance by 0.002-0.005" If you're feeling handy, plastigauge/flexigauge is fine for a street engine if used correctly All those clean parts look πŸ‘Œ 😍
  7. "Engine swap doesn't need certification" Classic
  8. You fellas need a beer. Atleast it's not the vintage British car community, they're all dead, except meπŸ˜‰
  9. Jeepers, it's raining oil!! And people mock British cars πŸ˜…
  10. dirtydoogle

    M54b30 Rebuild

    That's a real bummer man. B25 and B30 use same valve sizes, I believe B22 has smaller valves. 90 would likely be Brinell or Vickers hardness test numbers Alternatively if you can't find a complete motor, an M52 or M52Tu stroker build could be the go.
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    FJ20 E30

    When did reverse lights become a WoF item? Would be lovely mated to a ZF, much nicer ratios than the FJ boxes. PMC gear is nice though, and good customer care
  12. They won't be, don't panic πŸ˜‰
  13. Different guibo is between ZF and Getrag boxes. 4 cyl driveshaft is a little longer on the front half, 4 cyl gearbox sits further forward 4 cyl shifter will work on a 6, gear lever just sits 20mm back Early clutch master is longer, has an aluminium housing and holds the pedal a bunch higher. Later master is a more natural pedal height, is plastic housing and uses a push in fitting with a clip. Later cars with dual mass flywheel had a clutch delay valve, throw that into the bin of replace with a new one Leave the auto shift selector in the car, in park or neutral position. It will fit under the console fine and means you don't have to bother joining 2 wires Try to use an m52 starter if you do it, the starter flange has threads, VS the stupid M50 nut and bolt
  14. "The German Corolla has morphed in to a German Mustang MachE?" I don't think it's such a big deal that FWD active tourer thingy was less of an issue and that was a genuine POS. Mediocre, and unreliable. In comparison to nice and unreliable
  15. For a car that appears to have very nice seats it sure does spark some huge controversy.
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