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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Theo podges
I also think that the system still have air in it.

I also think that the system still have air in it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By Theo podges
I would suggest you keep your 328, save up and...

I would suggest you keep your 328, save up and buy yourself a M3.
It will be much cheaper than changing "almost" every mechanical part, not sure about the electronics, on the car.
Keep in mind that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By Theo podges
I have used both Turner and Pelican parts and...

I have used both Turner and Pelican parts and with each of them the parts is with me in 2 weeks. Considering that it must be shipped to South Africa and then still has a bit to go before it reaches...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Theo podges
I have done the manifold swap 2 weeks ago. ...

I have done the manifold swap 2 weeks ago.

If you want to do it right you will need the adapter. I bought the kit from Turner Motorsport. There were no trouble so far in my 500 odd kilometers...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Theo podges
Yes they are slanted more to the front. This may...

Yes they are slanted more to the front. This may be for airodynamics, have seen that on especially older cars that if they reach high speeds they tend to lift the nose and thus start to get light on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By Theo podges
I think this must be your heater valve. On...

I think this must be your heater valve.

On the right-hand drive cars they are situated on the fire-wall by your inlet manifold (two metal dome like pieces with coolant pipes running into them). ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By Theo podges
Had a couple of 3/4 guage readings on the 328 and...

Had a couple of 3/4 guage readings on the 328 and so far I had no head gasket or head warping problems.
But I will agree that it is something that must rather be prevented.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Theo podges
Mechanical wise nothing will be under strain or...

Mechanical wise nothing will be under strain or be damaged. But I do think it will affect the handling of the car which in my opinion will now have more of a understeer.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Theo podges
No, you don't need to do anything to the...

No, you don't need to do anything to the flywheel. It will be wise when you are in there to change the slave-cylinder though because it will also be nearing its end.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By Theo podges
I change the fuel filter on every service. It is...

I change the fuel filter on every service. It is not so expensive and will definitely prolong the life of your fuel pump. On both my cars I never had to change a fuel pump or had any injector...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-06-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Theo podges
You can run almost any stock engine with a turbo...

You can run almost any stock engine with a turbo as long as you have dropped the compression and don't boost over 0.5 bar. But if you do get forged internals the m42 makes a great FI engine and in a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-02-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,239
Posted By Theo podges
It may be possible that the prop/drive shaft...

It may be possible that the prop/drive shaft could be bent. As I can recall, the drive shaft must be split to remove the bearing. When you assembled it did you fit the splines in the exact...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-02-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Theo podges
No, I believe the drive shaft will be a bit...

No, I believe the drive shaft will be a bit shorter. Maybe it will be better if you remove the drive shaft from the 318 and check the sizes?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Theo podges
Replaced the 328's diff.

So after a couple of losses to some mk1 VW golfs at our legal Sunday evening races(1/8th mile) I decided I had enough.

I got myself a 3.46 ratio diff and fitted it, I replaced the tyres with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Theo podges
I will not advise you to do it. With your...

I will not advise you to do it. With your current set-up you are already on a very short ratio and the car has a lighter body. I will say that if you had a 1000rpm extra on your useable revs (with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-01-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,371
Posted By Theo podges
At the moment in my garage I do have both, the...

At the moment in my garage I do have both, the 318 and 328. Both of these are good drives in their own way, the 318 handles beter and my wife also prefer to drive the 318 so it is now her car. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,048
Posted By Theo podges
Yes, a 9.3s is good. So you will do a...

Yes, a 9.3s is good. So you will do a +-14.4-14.6 1/4mile at +-150-154km/h at low altitude. This is possible. But your time slip with a 1.78s 60ft on your 205 street tires while they are spinning...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,048
Posted By Theo podges
Is the Falken tires street tires in a 205 size? ...

Is the Falken tires street tires in a 205 size? I can understand the M3's and poorer performance(time wise) because of a lack of traction maybe. But what I don't understand is the 1.7's 60ft time. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Theo podges
Have you tested your battery before cranking the...

Have you tested your battery before cranking the engine, especially if you let it stand for a couple of days? My reason asking is that my wifes 318 aren't being used regularly and when she does...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Theo podges
+1. I agree that your problem will be either one...

+1. I agree that your problem will be either one of these or both.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-06-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,523
Posted By Theo podges
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-15-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Theo podges
If the bulbs are fine, then it will be your brake...

If the bulbs are fine, then it will be your brake light switch that is faulty.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-23-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,917
Posted By Theo podges
I'll put my money on the syncro. My wife's 318...

I'll put my money on the syncro. My wife's 318 have a hell of a lot of play on the shifter and it doesn't pop out of any gear, although it doesn't want to "snap change" into 2nd gear. My reasoning...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,353
Posted By Theo podges
I am not too sure we know the whole story behind...

I am not too sure we know the whole story behind this video. Yes, the younger boy have said that there were a bit of words which have led to the fight. The older boy and his father have claimed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Theo podges
I will say that the radiator and thermostat might...

I will say that the radiator and thermostat might give you some trouble, the water pump on the M44 isn't so much of a problem. My 318is have 331000 km on it now and the water pump is still intact...
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