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  1. You know, the piece that wraps around the car and seems to always take a beating on the hood section. I come across used ones from time to time but someone always beats me to it.
  2. This is definitely a trial and error thing because there aren't many cars with an M20 in them right now that are really going for super tuned suspensions. The m20 does seem to effect the weight balance of the car (I may be wrong- never corner weighed mine). In an effort to combat understeer on mine, I've decided to go with stiffer than usual rear springs. Usually the fronts are 50 lbs or so heavier than the rears. I'll be using the same stiffness all around (275 lb/inch) to see how I like it with Ireland swaybars and Bilstein sports. I've also got some 450 lb springs to toss on the rear for autocross in case I want to remove the rear sway bar. But then the 275 lb fronts may be too soft. We'll see. Make sure you know how to drive before you start stiffening the rear (don't drive nuts on the street - its more prone to drift.) To learn more about suspension tuning read Fred Puhn's book "How to make you car handle" because its the bible.
  3. With the m20 I'm looking to get all the rear traction I can get - the rear sway doesn't help the inside rear on corner exit. I will be using the car for the occasional autocross. I know Lain Mannix has removed the rear sway from his nationally competitive FSP class 2002. Have you left yours off as well Steve?
  4. What should the difference be between spring rates for the front and rear? I have 450 lb springs for the front. I'm looking at 500 lb springs for the rear to make up for no sway bar. The stock front sway bar will be used with urethane bushings. Thanks!
  5. Many here have used the POR-15 with good results after years of use. That's why I used it a few months ago when my tank developed a leak around the seam. So far its working great. It dried hard as a rock inside the tank.
  6. Thanks for all the responses you guys. The oil filter is new and I've tried several different senders- its definitely something internal. I did hook up a gauge to find the 50 psi on a cold startup at idle (which I guess is low? - seems like a lot of oil pressure at idle). The car has been passed on to my uncle (it was a gift for him). I will print out this thread and have him check under the valve cover for issues, especially since there was some noise in that area. I hope the oil pump and relief valve are fine- but the car had been neglected by previous owners. Its only got 168,000 miles, and we're hoping for many more without a rebuild. Thanks again to everyone who chimed in with suggestions, it really makes the troubleshooting easier.
  7. Thanks for all the responses you guys. The oil filter is new and I've tried several different senders- its definitely something internal. I did hook up a gauge to find the 50 psi on a cold startup at idle (which I guess is low? - seems like a lot of oil pressure at idle). The car has been passed on to my uncle (it was a gift for him). I will print out this thread and have him check under the valve cover for issues, especially since there was some noise in that area. I hope the oil pump and relief valve are fine- but the car had been neglected by previous owners. Its only got 168,000 miles, and we're hoping for many more without a rebuild. Thanks again to everyone who chimed in with suggestions, it really makes the troubleshooting easier.
  8. I'm working on an M10 in an 85 318i that can take up to a minute to build oil pressure when the engine is cold, along with increased engine noise. Once its warm however, its got up to 50 psi of oil pressure at low engine speeds and the engine runs fine. Going from 20w50 to 5w30 helped alot, but it still takes 20 seconds sometimes to build pressure and turn off the oil pressure light. I've tried different oil pressure senders and gunk engine flush- it still does it. I've never heard of a BMW engine doing this. My only guess is that the oil passage ways have become clogged up and it takes a while for the oil to get through them. Any ideas on how to fix this without an expensive rebuild?
  9. I'm working on an M10 in an 85 318i that can take up to a minute to build oil pressure when the engine is cold, along with increased engine noise. Once its warm however, its got up to 50 psi of oil pressure at low engine speeds and the engine runs fine. Going from 20w50 to 5w30 helped alot, but it still takes 20 seconds sometimes to build pressure and turn off the oil pressure light. I've tried different oil pressure senders and gunk engine flush- it still does it. I've never heard of a BMW engine doing this. My only guess is that the oil passage ways have become clogged up and it takes a while for the oil to get through them. Any ideas on how to fix this without an expensive rebuild?
  10. I'm glad to see an M20 swapper using that COP setup. Looks like you're doing a great job using that big tranny as well. I was just driving my m20 2002 last night and despite lack of tune, it puts a smile on my face. Its incredibly smooth and torquey, just what a 2002 needs. I saw on your blog that your having issues with the edis wheel. I found a way to mount mine that did not require a lathe and still cleared my radiator. It ended up being perfectly balanced too. I used a very small wheel from a certain early 90's thunderbird. and welded mounting nuts to a shortned eta power steering pulley (lined up its concentricity by eye since the wheel and the pulley are nearly the same diameter). The sensor mount was tricky though because the mount had to reach pretty far to meet the small wheel.
  11. I'm glad to see an M20 swapper using that COP setup. Looks like you're doing a great job using that big tranny as well. I was just driving my m20 2002 last night and despite lack of tune, it puts a smile on my face. Its incredibly smooth and torquey, just what a 2002 needs. I saw on your blog that your having issues with the edis wheel. I found a way to mount mine that did not require a lathe and still cleared my radiator. It ended up being perfectly balanced too. I used a very small wheel from a certain early 90's thunderbird. and welded mounting nuts to a shortned eta power steering pulley (lined up its concentricity by eye since the wheel and the pulley are nearly the same diameter). The sensor mount was tricky though because the mount had to reach pretty far to meet the small wheel.
  12. The car has been mechanically sound for a while but I've had setbacks in tuning it. I recently put in some tested ford 19lb injectors, hoping to fix the rough idle it has (I thought the stockers might have been leaking). The exhaust still smells incredibly rich, like unburned fuel. It has a surprising amount of power, but the exhaust smell is strong enough to make me nauseous. I've also got my wide band LC-1 controller finally working, which says it has a 14.7:1 mixture at idle. I'm baffled. I am going to try some different settings in Megasquirt today to see what happens.
  13. The car has been mechanically sound for a while but I've had setbacks in tuning it. I recently put in some tested ford 19lb injectors, hoping to fix the rough idle it has (I thought the stockers might have been leaking). The exhaust still smells incredibly rich, like unburned fuel. It has a surprising amount of power, but the exhaust smell is strong enough to make me nauseous. I've also got my wide band LC-1 controller finally working, which says it has a 14.7:1 mixture at idle. I'm baffled. I am going to try some different settings in Megasquirt today to see what happens.
  14. They lived by the Ocean and let it rust. Thanks god its not structural.


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