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  1. -Thank you, you answered my question. yes I did search it and, as it often happens, I really just didn't find the answers I was looking for, partially due to lack of time and my laziness - I have a short lunch break and as far as the rebuild, it's a bit rusty and feels a bit sloppy to me. so I was planing to rebush it. RE: maxc, you are correct, my mistake, I meant 32/36. Thanks for the link. I know we have a fantastic archive on this forum -but it's nice to check if there is any "fresh" info/opinions out there. -mike
  2. I found one at NW wrecking before the closed down. Of the 2 people I asked, one said the advance curve was two steep for a stock cam and the other said it works great? I would just put it on and see, but it needs to be rebuilt and the petronix pointless I have dosent fit. I'm running a weber 32/38 petronix ignition stock cam stock exhaust/ with ansa pipe (next month) 5 speed conversion w/ 3.91:1 LSD I'm going to rebuild it anyway (why not, right?) -but I'm reluctant to go buy the ignition kit that fits it, if it will make no difference in performance? What do ya'guys think? -mike
  3. -sorry, turned them in for the core charge -mike
  4. Symptom: as engine/brakes warm up the brake pedal has less and less travel and eventually freezes up resulting in smoking brakes and a very short trip. I first mis-diagnosed this as bad calipers, after new calipers, then followed lines and master cylinder. Each new step made no difference. Ready to throw in the towel, and actually take it somewhere, I stopped at Autosport to see Jon about it. After a few minutes of diagnoses, he pulled off my vacuum hose from the booster and dipped a zip tie down the hole - it came up covered in brake fluid! It turned out I had about a 1/2 cup of brake fluid IN my booster! It now all made sence, I was convinced that the problem happened as the engine warmed up, with no relation to the brake usage - witch defied my logic and basic knowledge of the brake system. I had never thought of the old MC leaking into the booster. just thought I'd share, mike
  5. Another vote for Autosport, not just for the fantastic machine work and service- But I buy all my parts from them as well. Brad and Jonnie know just about everything about 2002s and will gladly share knowledge with any one who is interested, the down side (not really) I can NEVER get out of there in less than 20 mins - but I always leave enlightened. also, for the quality and care they provide, I feel their prices reasonable -mike
  6. I'm working on putting together the components for my fuel injection project wich will later become my turbo project. I have the intake manifold from the '81 1.8 engine, is it possible to tap it for injectors? I'd really like to use it, 1: because I have it already 2: I like the way they look, better than the 77-79 manifolds 3: I don't want to use the 1.8l head and lower my compression Which fuel distributor should I look for? or is this just not possible? -mike
  7. I just put a mirror from an '81 320i in mine, Its like an inch and a half bigger! The mount didn't quite fit so I just popped the ball joint out and used my original mount with the updated mirror, I had to shim it a touch with a piece of rubber (bicycle inertube) and it works perfect, much more visibility.
  8. To turbo or not to turbo? ...Turbo!!! A friend of mine has a fully rebuilt turbo kit from a 78 or 79 320i. It's a Rajay turbo with a Callaway kit, I believe , exhaust ect. He owns a machine shop and has built racers for 20 years, so I trust him. I think I'm gonna buy it, I know I'll need: Intake manifold from 320i w/ throttle body injectors, lines, fuel distributor (320i) electric fuel pump What else will I need? (assuming the kit is complete)? -besides bigger brakes. should I intercool for the higher boost, or is it going to be scary enough with 7 lbs of boost Any insight from those with experience will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance -mike in seattle
  9. I had the same problem, and after I replaced the master cylinder, hoses and the calipers, I still had the problem. It turned out to be the linkage between the brake pedal and the MC? I couldn't believe it but it was totally frozen. It's worth checking -mike
  10. What the offset for 2002 wheels? will 13mm offset BBS 6x13 basket weave work? Forgive the stupid question, but I'm at work and all my books are home. thanks. mike
  11. I haven't posted in a while, mostly because my car is running great as a direct result of this forum. Recently I was prompted to get a "family car" by my wife. She feels that the lowered springs, strut supports and lack of central heating, won't be the best thing for our new baby (coming any day now). So, to keep it in the family I found a 1997 M3 sedan (AT, unfortunately, so she can drive it too) and I began hitting the E36 forums. I couldn't believe the lack of involvement and information, and the excess of general smugness. After posting a few Q's, I received 75 views and no comments ....seriously disappointing. So I just wanted to say thank you to all the people that make this forum possible and for all the help I've received. 2002 people are truly a different breed. and lastly, are there ANY good E36/M3 forums???? -ciao mike
  12. White Christmas' are so rare in Seattle. I had to take a pic too -ciao mike
  13. Thanks all!! - I'll go check it out on my break today. -ciao mike
  14. So you know that little buzzing alarm sound that happens along with the "please fasten seat belts" light. This morning it started when I opened my car door ..... and hasn't stopped, even with the key out. I'm pretty sure it's on the same fuse as the interior light - but I don't have my book with me ( I know, it should always live in the trunk) What triggers that sound? and how can I stop it. If I had a center console, I could have a stereo .. and just turn it up. but for now 5000 rpm seems to be the only thing to drown it out. thanks -mike

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