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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:47 pm

I've heard that before, but that isn't really my experience. I could see that if you lived right on the water, though. Our biggest issue in Florida is just the sun/heat. Wax does not last long, and clear coats aren't too far behind.

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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:47 pm

So I'm still kinda sorta around. I've been spending most of my time with my motorcycles lately, but the BMW had a big weekend! I was at a car show called eurohangar yesterday, and they had a dyno. Paid my 65 bucks and put down 371whp and 396wtq at 14psi. I had already made plans to hit the drag strip today for shits and giggles. The car is clearly not set up for drag racing, but I still managed a 12.622 @ 119mph. Feels good to finally see some numbers related to all the hard work.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Yoshi » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:47 am

That's about how much my LS2 put out. Nice.

I feel like most of us haven't had time for our cars in a while. It's kind of depressing.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:01 pm

Awesome man! I'm actually pulling the e30 out this weekend to go drag racing also. Sunday is grudge night so I'm heading up with my buddy and his '71 Nova, figured it would be fin to see what the e30 can lay down.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby blasphemy101 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:47 pm

Yoshi wrote:That's about how much my LS2 put out. Nice.

I feel like most of us haven't had time for our cars in a while. It's kind of depressing.


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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Ryki » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:23 am

Very nice! I'm in the saving process to rebuild the S14 right now >.>
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:09 am

42 second quarter mile? Damn son. slow.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby blasphemy101 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:56 pm

I can't watch the video at work, but it sounds like it's running pretty strong.

Didn't you o-ring your block? How is it holding up? I'm considering it for my M5x swap.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:47 pm

Yeah it's o-ringed. Engine has held up fine. It's been a couple years since I put this engine in, and I haven't touched it except for valve adjustment and oil changes.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:36 am

Did you buy or rent the tool? I can't find a place to rent it online anymore, so I'm trying to gauge if its worth the $350.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:53 am

Just have a machine shop do, be like $80. How often would you use the tool to be work almost 4 times as much?
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:18 pm

I rented it from iskycams.com. Not sure if they still do it, but you could always ask. It's called the groove-o-matic.
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Re: Dontrusthise30's 88 325is

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:57 pm

M20_fever wrote:Just have a machine shop do, be like $80. How often would you use the tool to be work almost 4 times as much?


If I stick with the automotive hobby, I'm sure it would pay itself off eventually, but you have a solid point. I didn't realize it could be so cheap to have a machine shop do it.

[EDIT] Looks like the tool is an $80 rental - you buy it outright and then they refund an amount upon return.

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