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Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 12-19-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Radian
: popcorn:

: popcorn:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 468
Posted By Radian
No worries. I used to live in Wisconsin....

No worries.

I used to live in Wisconsin. Same situation.

If you're seriously contemplating a turbo...recall that you don't necessarily need to lower the CR unless you plan to run goofy amounts...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 468
Posted By Radian
Buy a motorcycle. Anything over 400 cc will be...

Buy a motorcycle. Anything over 400 cc will be faster than a turbo'd m20 e34 ever could be. Hold onto your money until you're ready to stick it into a car you truly appreciate.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By Radian
If you need a tap for that air cleaner, you might...

If you need a tap for that air cleaner, you might also consider grafting in a single NACA duct. Early Datsun ZX style.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By Radian
1992 Honda Accord 2004 Saturn Ion

1992 Honda Accord
2004 Saturn Ion
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Radian
The car is trying to tell you something. There's...

The car is trying to tell you something. There's either a bad centering sleeve, a bad Giubo, a bad Cardan joint (the one just ahead of the center bearing), a bad CV joint (the one back by the diff), ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Radian
In regards to leaving things connected, it really...

In regards to leaving things connected, it really depends on the type of charger. The one I primarily use would certainly fry the bus. My Battery Tender OTOH came with those leads that permanently...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Radian
The only problem I see with the way in which...

The only problem I see with the way in which yours was hardwired to the battery is that the charger will see more than just the battery when connected that way. Without disconnecting (isolating) the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Radian
Yes, as driving the car does not produce the...

Yes, as driving the car does not produce the required conditions to level the cells. Did your factory unit look like it should be plugged into wall power, in addition to the connector on the battery?...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Radian
Winter Battery Maintenance

It's very prudent to keep your battery charged through out the winter.

That means (for you big block owners) lifting the rear seat cushion, disconnecting both cables, and throwing a PWM style...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Radian
Sleeper?? :rofl: Kids.

Sleeper?? :rofl: Kids.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-21-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Radian
There's also a cardan joint in the intermediate...

There's also a cardan joint in the intermediate shaft. When the needle bearings in them finally give up, the joint no longer twists freely.

I've had two go in my lifetime, and the failure mode is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Radian
For the the thrust arms? Spherical joints. ...

For the the thrust arms? Spherical joints.

For the sway bars? Roller bearings.

On our finest roads however, both would quickly chew through their stock mounting bosses over the course of a few...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Radian
Hell yes. Absolutely. ...and with polyurethane...

Hell yes. Absolutely. ...and with polyurethane bracket bushings.

Strut brace? Nope. Not nearly as much as putting the same money into M5 replacement bushings for the car's thrust arms. :thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Radian
So let's call it a posit instead. Two...

So let's call it a posit instead.

Two things.

1. Lowering the center of gravity doesn't have as big of an effect through the slalom or skid pad as you think. Particularly on street rubber....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By Radian
Indeed. Thanks for the post. I'm reminded...

Indeed. Thanks for the post.

I'm reminded of a visit to Thailand where a colleague and I headed out of Krung Thep for Chaing Mai in his RHD Accord, tooled around Chaing Mai for the weekend, then...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Radian
to be frank.. Get rid of the lowering kit or...

to be frank..

Get rid of the lowering kit or sell the car. Simply lowering the car by changing the springs out is purely cosmetic and doesn't do anything positive in terms of the car's handling.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By Radian
- Run V-rated 205's at 33psi Front / 35 psi Rear....

- Run V-rated 205's at 33psi Front / 35 psi Rear.
- Check the front end alignment, adjust if necessary
- Have the fuel injectors overhauled / blueprinted (removed from the engine and serviced)
-...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Radian
:beerchug: Nice work. Looks great!

:beerchug: Nice work. Looks great!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-02-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Radian
That'd be my first guess as well. In P or N the...

That'd be my first guess as well. In P or N the pump operates unloaded. In D it's powering all the circuits.

When it's cold, the fluid viscosity is most likely high enough to compensate for any...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By Radian
The pedal firming up after a hard stop is normal....

The pedal firming up after a hard stop is normal. It's from a combination of factors involving shock loading of a hydraulic system (bulk modulus, seals, etc.), but suffice to say entirely not unique...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-16-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Radian
Cool video. A little romantic in parts, but...

Cool video. A little romantic in parts, but hey...car nuts. :thumbup:

The way the e30 drove was missed until the day I stepped foot in the e34.

One interesting characteristic of the particular...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-14-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Radian
Stock M30 injectors are 1st gen pintle with no...

Stock M30 injectors are 1st gen pintle with no nozzle, just a plastic guard. When clean, they shoot a straight stream as opposed to an atomized "mist" under atmospheric conditions.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Radian
Whatever. :rolleyes:

Whatever. :rolleyes:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Radian
Yes. Waterless coolant that won't boil at...

Yes. Waterless coolant that won't boil at atmospheric pressure. Checkout Evans coolant (http://www.evanscooling.com/products/high-performance-coolant/) and start saving yourself from some grief.
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