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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By HicksLJames
Yeah those plugs look fried... and for the A/F...

Yeah those plugs look fried... and for the A/F ratio. I just went out and bought a wideband and a guage and welded a bung in my exhaust and installed it. took alot of guess work out but its not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By HicksLJames
locknut torque 8 ft lbs

locknut torque 8 ft lbs
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By HicksLJames
valve cover gasket isnt hard. just remove the...

valve cover gasket isnt hard. just remove the bolts take the cover off and just replace the gasket. clean all mating surfaces and replace. would be a good time to adjust valves if you have the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By HicksLJames
So spark is assumed? did you try and test for...

So spark is assumed? did you try and test for spark? My E30 was just out for a couple of days because its crank sensor was dirty and it was keeping the engine from sparking like it should. after I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By HicksLJames
Did you replace the water pump when you replaced...

Did you replace the water pump when you replaced the timing belt? Go through the Ign system how old are the wires? pull your plugs and see if you can see what your O2 sensor is talking about...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By HicksLJames
Eureka! Crank Sensor CAKED with gunk. Cleaned it...

Eureka! Crank Sensor CAKED with gunk. Cleaned it up put it back. No more misfire, O2 code, and it idles like its supposed to now =D
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By HicksLJames
well the new plugs and wires helped alot. the...

well the new plugs and wires helped alot. the inly reson I got the E3s was becuase they didnt have NGK plugs at the time so I got them pretty cheap they just dont work for me I guess. My E30 does...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-03-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By HicksLJames
even some of the best castings can have stress...

even some of the best castings can have stress risers and places where heat can build up ya know. I wish I had unlimited rescources so I can experiment with the quench pads and valve shrouding and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By HicksLJames
It didnt need much. Just some simple bowl...

It didnt need much. Just some simple bowl blending and port matching my intake and exhaust runners to the gaskets. Just a little personal touch if you know what i mean...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By HicksLJames
And whatever specification that I got for the...

And whatever specification that I got for the spark plug wires was off of AllData. hmmm maybe they made a mistake :dunno:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By HicksLJames
Hey Guys! So I tossed those sad excuses of spark...

Hey Guys! So I tossed those sad excuses of spark plugs and put is some NGK-R's and test drove it. MUCH better but problem still apparent. after a second of pondering I had a theory. I bought the car...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-30-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By HicksLJames
89 E30 with M20 intermittent misfire

Hey everyone my car is been having some problems lately... Mostly when Im crusing on the freeway or under high load the car misses one cylinder. I pulled the car around and started to do some...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By HicksLJames
Head is at school, Im waiting on the new valve...

Head is at school, Im waiting on the new valve guides. And dont worry theres going to be a plethora of pictures when I get started =)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By HicksLJames
I already have a head that i hand ported and...

I already have a head that i hand ported and flowbenched. The motors gonna be pretty decently built. Im going with a fully forged rotating assembly. Its gonna be a near future swap for my E30. My M20...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By HicksLJames
Looking for S52 short block!

Anyone know where i can get my hands on one? I wanna swap my E30 =)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By HicksLJames
so whats up with these hose clamps? should i get...

so whats up with these hose clamps? should i get the same ones that are on there (the one time use ones) or would i be ok using standard hose clamps. I just dont wanna screw myself if I have to use...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By HicksLJames
looking for S50 or S52 block

anyone know where i can acquire one? like a website or something because i cant find anything =(
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By HicksLJames
It has the M20. I didnt put too much oil in it 4...

It has the M20. I didnt put too much oil in it 4 and a half quarts like always... i did a compression check and a cylinder leakdown test on it yesterday and i didnt see anything that wou;d point to a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By HicksLJames
Oil Everywhere!

My E30 has been acting up lately. smoke on startup and terrible idle. i pulled the airbox when i was servicing it and there is oil on my air filter, oil all in the throttle body and everywhere in the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By HicksLJames
I was thinking of doing a swap but i havent...

I was thinking of doing a swap but i havent decided on what I wanted to put in it yet. The plug wires on this damn car are soo expensive!
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By HicksLJames
Awsome man thanks! i already have one up =]

Awsome man thanks! i already have one up =]
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-08-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By HicksLJames
M20 Coil Over Plug conversion advice

Hello Everyone! This is my first post on any forum site and i was contemplating on converting to coil over plug on my 89 E30 M20. Ive seen it donw with a Megasquirt standalone but I was wondering if...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-08-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By HicksLJames
New member! =]

Hello everyone! i finally broke down and made an account :thumbup:
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