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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  


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About xferboy

  • Birthday June 28

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  • Location Martensville, SK
  1. 5 Speed 245 prep

    Seals (front, rear, shifter) Redline pivot point for clutch fork thingie gently cuddling if you're so inclined
  2. This has a bit of an unintentional crinkle finish. I had painted it red, removed the paint from the high spots in the casting (including the cylinder numbers you can't see), then I put a clear lacquer on it to protect the raw aluminum, which crackeled.
  3. ditto on the door locks. My car came with out the keys and I was able to find the tag still on the passenger side. Local key place (not autoparts/walmart/etc) was able to use the code to cut a key. They even had a couple blanks. Trunk was locked, and didn't turn out so well for that lock but a replacement was cheap
  4. Battery being drained

    Unless the draw is through the alternator (and maybe Voltage Regulator), as the main connection to the battery isn't fused.
  5. So, enough time had passed. The new garage didn't have anything urgent to do, house siding was done, no circle track racing to help with, and nothing else had broken, so it was time to fire up this lump that I've been hanging cords on for the last year. Ran some fuel lines for return from the pressure regulator, and one for pickup. Tried using my old tii fuel pump. Stuffed the hoses in a jerry can, cycled the power a couple times until the pump changed noise (loaded up), went to get my fire extinguisher , turned around and there was a puddle of fuel on the ground. Not much, maybe a foot across, but damn, I wanted to fire this up. Upon closer inspection, it was coming from behind the wiring plugs. Not today. A quick trip to rock auto (ask me later how much it hurts going to local parts stores for generic parts) and a 3 bar 044 type pump was on its way. Time to wait. Once it arrive, hooked it up, and no fuel made it to the floor. Checked some settings I did quite a few months before, entered the license key into TunerStudio (I bought the copy so I could use the auto tunes), and finally hit the starter button. Lots of cranking, and could tell it was trying to fire but never really did. On a whim, since I wasn't sure I had tuned it right, I put my thumb over the Idle Control Valve inlet. It was sucking lots of air while cranking. A few more pops from the exhaust. These were the original injectors from the 318 (15 lbs I found out later) and hadn't been used in who knows how long. A few more pops, and it took off. I had to play with covering the ICV to keep it running. I ended up swapping it out for a different style (I may still revert), which required some more playing to get it to close (which it really doesn't ever seem to seal completely). I was, at that time, still running the original B&G 2.9 firmware, so the options for testing the ICV were a bit primitive, but it ran, and I ran through warmup enrichment auto tune a couple of times, which showed a small leak in the rad, which I expected from some seeping that showed it self earlier. I had kind of decided that I am going to use a set of Motorcycle throttle bodies, and the MSExtra code has provisions for ITBs, so I decided to upgrade the firmware now. TunerStudio connected to MSExtra has better testing for ICVs. Most of the the other benefits require rewring/mods to the MS unit, but I don't think I'll need them for this little M10 (sequential fuel injectors, coil on plug, etc). I re-set up everything (which worked better than expected). Tuner Studio had done a major upgrade(2.x to 3.0), and 'moved everything', and the interface changed when you switch from the B&G code to the MSExtra. A couple of runs through the Warm up Enrichment, some VE tuning, and it's not too bad now. I had the VE tables way to low, so the auto tune couldn't do its thing (Air/Fuel very lean), initially, so I bumped them up and it got it close enough it could do its magic. I'll try to get a video of it running soon. I've got a set of 2000 GSXR 750 itbs ordered from Ebay, so I'll have to build a manifold. Since the GSXR has 80mm cylinder spacing, and the M10 has 100mm, some creativity will have to occur. I'm not sure if I'm going to split them (they are 2 sets of 2 itbs), which would require fabricating a fuel rail, or just leave them and offset # 1 & 4 30mm with 2 &3 10mm.... Half the runners longer than the other is like a dual plane manifold right? Lots of options. It may be time to look for a slightly larger cam, so I can work with the flexibility that the megasquirt provides. Did I mention I may skip putting this in my tii while I rebuild that, and just build a Locost using this motor, so have something more fun to drive than a TDI while I redo the tii? Who knows what will happen.... If you've made it this far, congrats, this is a rambling mess Thanks for listening. p.s. the look of the setup didn't change much, so no new pictures are required
  6. Brake Woes. Pulling my hair!

    I used a rubber plumbing coupler that fit over the reservoir , a plastic cap drilled to accept some NPT bits, a cheapie regulator (restricts flow), a ball valve and a quick coupler off to my air compressor. Could also crank down the regulator on my compressor to limit PSI.
  7. Photobucket p500

    a couple years ago, I went through his collection and downloaded everything that might remotely provide any guidance in the future, for some of the reasons stated below. I was concerned that at one point in the future they'd change, either link syntax, or $$$ required. I have concerns with 'free' that isn't done by mega large companies that has figured out revenue stream for their free services other than the subscribers (Google, MS, etc) that they will hook you, then make you pay. If there were an 'open' member-fomerly-known-as-CD gallery that people could upload their content, that could be a start...
  8. As an interest point, I checked with my government insurance provider (SGI, little different than the rest of the world) regarding a child in a booster seat in our cars. Better to have in them front seat with a shoulder belt with out air bags, than in the back with only a lap belt (with or with out a booster seat). And yes, my 6 year old and I go for random short trips, even with highway speeds. I know brakes and steering/suspension are as good as then can be (short of replacing all parts weekly). Yes, each year cars get safer(mostly). No, we haven't replaced our 10 year old cars for newer/safer models, but still leave the safety of our house with her in these cars. Nor have I put 3" plate steel over my house, on the off chance a meteor falls. I'd like to think my heightened sense of awareness with my child in the car keeps us safer. That is all for my mini rant. Night all Allan
  9. Ronal Teddy Bear Wheels

    Your 02 will be something....
  10. Starting issue 73 tii.

    Left field thing to check: still have the k-fisher pump belt intact?
  11. tii Alternator front half

    I'm wondering if anyone has the front 1/2 of an alternator off a tii that they'd be willing to part with? I'm looking to mate it to the back half (and guts) of a standard 2002 alternator. Please PM me, as I don't get back here as often as I should Thanks Allan p.s. bonus points if it is already in Canada
  12. tech ...... jumper cables

    Why not get rid of one set and just touch bumpers ?
  13. Site hacked?

    Adverts go away with payed subscription
  14. Go crazy and add a couple more mirrors too
  15. Just a suggestion to think about: Rather than switching the + side of the relay, switch the - .. A little bass-ackward, but... The positives (sorry for the pun) that I see by doing this: You're not running a hot into the and out of the cabin (even though it's fused), or out only, if you can find a hot in the cabin. You don't have to find a hot in the cabin to use. Just find a random ground point. Worst case, if the wire you run through the firewall wears through and contacts ground, all you do is energize the relay and turn on the load. Probably a couple others, but watching folks turn left and I've dropped a few IQ points