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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By granlund
Check the pedals. My guess is that there is a...

Check the pedals. My guess is that there is a dislocated plastic panel that presses on the gas pedal linkage when the clutch pedal is actuated.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By granlund
If one simply looks at the 25mph test alone, the...

If one simply looks at the 25mph test alone, the only failing parameter is elevated HC. Everything else is actually quite good for a 22 year old car. No O2, average CO and slightly high NO but still...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By granlund
You're passing CO and NO at 25mph in both tests,...

You're passing CO and NO at 25mph in both tests, therefore the cat is unlikely to be bad.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By granlund
Alcohol contains oxygen in the hydroxyl group...

Alcohol contains oxygen in the hydroxyl group (-OH) and for the same air/fuel ratio will produce a leaner combustion. The fuel also more resistant to pinging. It's a band-aid at best and may not work.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By granlund
If the car is sluggish below ~3500 and fine...

If the car is sluggish below ~3500 and fine above, most likely you need the VANOS overhaul. It is a 1/2 day of work and not a basic procedure. Parts are cheap at $30....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By granlund
With these emission results, I would say that the...

With these emission results, I would say that the cat is working since CO and NO is well below the limit for the 25mph test. If the cat was close to dead, the measurements would be worse for 25mph...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By granlund
The e36 323/325/328/m3 flywheels are all...

The e36 323/325/328/m3 flywheels are all dual-mass with unsprung clutch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By granlund
The pedal is a bit heavy, but I have managed to...

The pedal is a bit heavy, but I have managed to get used to it. The engagement travel is perfect. Everything bolts up without trouble.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By granlund
I have an E36 M3 flywheel/clutch/pp combo in my...

I have an E36 M3 flywheel/clutch/pp combo in my 530 and it is most definitely a heavier pedal feel and shorter engagement. I did get the flywheel for free, so that throws off the $-equation somewhat....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By granlund
I just replaced mine yesterday with a 1/2 tank...

I just replaced mine yesterday with a 1/2 tank and had to reach down into gasoline to disconnect the tabs. You're probably better off if you disconnect the fuel filter, set the key to II and drain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By granlund
Just swap the longblock over and keep the intake...

Just swap the longblock over and keep the intake manifold from your 528. The extra displacement of 0.2liter can easily be compensated for by the 528 ecu; the electronics won't know the difference.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-31-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By granlund
Yes, true. The downside is that any fool can buy...

Yes, true. The downside is that any fool can buy a car and drive it without insurance. If they crash into yours and have no money to pay for damage, you're SoL.

Anyway, your engine transplantation...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By granlund
As a Scandinavian expatriate, i can say that the...

As a Scandinavian expatriate, i can say that the current regulations makes MA and CA appear lenient. Change tires from 225/50 to 235/45 and you fail inspection. No aftermarket airfilter because it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By granlund
i believe the regulations are the same as in...

i believe the regulations are the same as in Sweden. Increase power more than 10% and you are violating "typegodkjenning". To go around it, which many people with turbocharged cars do, you need to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By granlund
Don't assume that even the strictest US laws come...

Don't assume that even the strictest US laws come close to some EU countries.

If you want the modified car 100% same as an M3, you need the full suspension, including the differential carrier from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By granlund
If you use the 528 long block and your intake...

If you use the 528 long block and your intake manifold with throttle body, I don't see any reason why the existing 525 ECU would not be able to compensate for a 12% increase in cylinder displacement....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-28-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By granlund
Going back to the OP question... The...

Going back to the OP question...

The valvetrain limit for the M52 engine is ~7000rpm. If the engine makes 320Nm (which is 100Nm/liter) here, you end up with 314hp, which was roughly what you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By granlund
E85 tolerates higher combustion...

E85 tolerates higher combustion temperature/pressure than RON98 before knocking, thus rendering it a more useful fuel for boosted engines.

Btw. the availability of E85 in USA is highly dependent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By granlund
This looks to be ever so slightly worse than what...

This looks to be ever so slightly worse than what happened to my car. It apparently got backed into in a parking lot, crumpled the hood/kidneys and slightly bent the cross bar that the hood locks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By granlund
Park at the steepest uphill you can find. Turn...

Park at the steepest uphill you can find.
Turn key to II, but do not start the car. (this should start the electric coolant pump at the bottom of the radiator)
Turn heat to max. (this should cycle...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By granlund
Proper equipment in this case is a frame...

Proper equipment in this case is a frame alignment machine which a backyard mechanic will most likely not have.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By granlund
The 323 transmission should be a direct fit with...

The 323 transmission should be a direct fit with no need to change the driveshaft or shifter mechanism.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By granlund
It appears BMW used the same 21217512474 flywheel...

It appears BMW used the same 21217512474 flywheel for ALL M52tu/M54 engines and just varied the clutch disc and pressure plate. Prior to those, 2.0 and 2.5 liter M50 and M52 engines used 228mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By granlund
Not an Alpina imho....

Not an Alpina imho. http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/4587050687.html

The M5 bumpers were never offered.
The wheels should be 20-spoke.
There should be some form of Alpina badge on the seat...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By granlund
The 328is and 323is coupes were the only e36...

The 328is and 323is coupes were the only e36 remaining in 99; the 328i sedan was an e46.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CD33&mospid=47501&btnr=33_1004&hg=33&fg=30
When you replace...
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