Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:12 pm

Just sent in my registration for the bay bottom crawl yesterday (drove the bmw to the post office to mail it) and decided to head out to the car and make sure everything was ready. Opened the hood and saw a little bit of oil on the fittings feeding oil to the turbo... Hmmm.. Touched them and bam! Can't believe how lucky I was to decide to check the car over instead of going for a drive!
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Now working on figuring out a new way to run everything. Want to move the oil pressure sensor off the feed line.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Yoshi » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:32 pm

Maybe the hood hit it?
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:40 am

Eh, I think it was just stressed too much. The stainless hose pulling on one end, the heat of the turbo, and the oil psi sending unit on the other. Too tall with all the adapters. I want to move the sending unit down low. Found a good adapter from trm, but when I went to check out the shipping was about 16 bucks! The adapters 30.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Yoshi » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:44 am

Yea. I had mine T'ed off at the block when I did it. Much easier on an M50. The M20 pressure sensor comes out at a really odd angle. Requires a stupid deep huge ass socket too. damn you BMW.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby M20_fever » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:57 pm

wow, go buy a lotto ticket because you got a golden horseshoe up your ass right now.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Ryki » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:48 pm

Wow, that is really good to hear that you found that... Kind of like a needle in a haystack though huh? :P
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:44 pm

So, the new motor has been leaking oil from the front and back since day one. I assumed it was the rubber plugs in the head since the block and head had both been resurfaced, new oem gasket, and Arp studs were used. Just popped the four of em out and sure enough they are completely soaked in oil. What are you guys doing to keep these from leaking? Some sealant or something?
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby M20_fever » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:37 am

yeah, we put a thin layer of silicone on each one when I built my stroker, never leaked a drop.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:05 pm

Had another auto-x on Saturday. Cars been running great since I replaced the wiring harness a few months ago. It's getting to be about time for some more suspension work. Bushings are worn out a over.


At the beginning of my last run, the shift knob fell off when I went to shift to second haha.


Not sure if I posted my bay bottom crawl video, so here it is:


Have a small leak from the turbo drain for some reason, so I've ordered all new parts.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:37 pm

The same thing happens with my shifter too often.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:34 pm

You need an E36 rack or something. lol I thought you were going to break your thumbs off.

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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:20 pm

Yeah actually my crack seems to be making a creaking groaning noise when I turn to the right. What's better about the e36 rack? Kinda thinking about putting power steering back in as well.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:42 pm

That really tight course looked pretty challenging. Scary location for an auto-x...
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby M20_fever » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:49 am

e36 is quicker ratio.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:06 am

Yeah it was pretty intimidating the first time I raced there. Crappy surface, tons of hazards, and in this case cars were left parked very close to the cones. That 180* turn was frustrating to try to make quickly, but it was fun because it really made you think. I'll look into the e36 rack for sure. Really need power steering then I bet. Unless my rack is just beat and that's why it seems increasingly difficult to turn.

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