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  1. MRS Joe

    Sports car recommendations

    Big hail auction was last Saturday. Matrix xrs - 1k. Lots of potentially good buys, some stupid over priced ones too.
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    Sports car recommendations

    To do this reliably as been said before “the answer is always miata”. The bmw may have more power and options, but will be much more to maintain and less reliable in the long run. Also the consumables on the miata will be much cheaper (tires and pads) 15k won’t get you the s2000 unless it’s been poorly modded or has a history.
  3. I have to try making this day. Here’s to hoping stars align....
  4. I was updating chris as I kept hitting refresh on the live results! Great tight battle, looking forward to monitoring your progress tomorrow. Great job Mark and Bridget, best result yet. Glad everyone had fun, hope everyone bought or had rain gear.
  5. As long as they post up some videos of top drivers..... It never will be identical but still a definite advantage. Did you attend?
  6. With an annual membership you could have still held it I can’t believe it’s been that long, I’m feeling old.
  7. MRS Joe

    Event 10 at Gimil

    Is that just a Subaru thing? Every modded Subaru north of 400 hp I know has blown up. Hope the bill can be kept reasonable. Otherwise just swap a LS in.
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    Custom alignment shop thread?

    Curtis works kitty corner from this location. May just be closing the Selkirk shop perhaps.
  9. With the corvette it may be tougher to strap over the wheels. But if you do consider going that way I have a set of straps you can borrow for nationals. There are rail clips I’ve seen that work nice for adjusting the tie distance on trailers equipped with the track. @Jim Eh. May know where to get the tie downs you speak of, but I’d assume any trailer store, maybe even princess auto.
  10. Well the gaskets on the oil filter housing are notorious on the BMW’s. But that would show as milky oil and/or discolored coolant only. I think your looking at a head gasket. A compression and leakdown test can tell for sure.
  11. There’s vacuum/negative pressure in the cylinder when lifting out to shift. It’s probably pulling the coolant in then. You will probably be getting bubbles in the coolant under load.
  12. Oil from the head gasket leak wouldn’t present with a compression tester unless the leak was from oil passage to the combustion chamber. Since it’s visible it’s external which is a pain. Usually it’s the high pressure oil passage that runs up the side of the block (many motors) into the head that leaks between the passage and external world. It’s a leak that is dreadful but not that common. I’d check seals and other sources as testing this is impossible. I’d thoroughly clean the area and use dye and a UV light to trace it. Did you put in a high volume oil pump or shim/regear the stock one? I have a compression tester your welcome to borrow
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    Seeking Tire Advice

    Having several gauges to cross check and a pyrometer would help greatly. I agree with Corey about the tire folding over on itself due to under inflation. When the tire is loaded the outside comes in, the inside may roll far enough for the sidewall to roll up/ pinch and ripple/rub causing the irregular wear? I’ve only see that sort of symptom on under inflated implement tires (lawn tractor tires at 10psi while horsing around) a gopro in slowmo under there could perhaps catch this... I was not there tim, no body damage I hope.
  14. Odd that carts get counted seperate. My bad, I figured a few cancellations already went through. If you want to bring your "a game" you stay away from the parties, just go downtown and get a nice dinner and turn in. Nothing nicer then a 6:30am course walk in a cool summer breeze.
  15. 1334 currently. It’s the best solo experience anyone could ever have.
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    Gimil Event Help

    I’ll help as I can. Timing or where ever.
  17. All jdm automatically goes to Street Modified. You will be in SM-S With your modifications you’d end up there anyway in a nadm car
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    Strange looking part

    It’s a shifter sub assembly. Never seen one break. Ties the shifter arm to the gearbox and keeps it isolated from the body via rubber bushings. https://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E36-Shift_Bushings/E36-Shift_Bushings.htm good break down of what’s what in the photos. As for guibo’s, bmw, Lexus, and many other brands use them in place of a ujoint. It’s a fancy flex disc. They were used also on the independent drive shafts out of the diff on older euro cars like the lotus Europa and triumphs I believe prior to the cv joint
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    Spring Nat's 2018

    I didn’t find Corey, Rob, or Tim listed? Did they not go? Mark and Bridget are running but it’s all I see.
  20. MRS Joe

    FS: 2009 BMW 335i LCI

    This is a fantastic car for anyone that loves seemless power. A unsuspecting rocket.
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    Knock knock

    I have a bag of walnut media I’d let go for not much. I did the bmw while the head was off and didn’t use much.
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    Knock knock

    Walnut blasting has become normal routine procedure for many di motors for a reason. I could see deposits causing pinging. Hotspots on the pistons or valves can lead to predetonation. The deposits can be worse bank to bank dependant on runner length and flow characteristics in the intake manifold and runners. I’ve heard shell fuels are the best as the detergents help prevent it, and shell has the most detergents/additives. Is this common to the Audi v8? Have you looked at others reports on blasting?
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    Running order

    Hard to predict as late registrants change affect the groupings split.. If your there at the beginning of checkin, they should know groups-by that point.
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    Broken bleeder screw

    Standard has fixed several parts for me for cash on the side with good result as well.
  25. Joe Premecz - 1620 keeping # 50