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  1. https://www.panjo.com/buy/bmw-e30-m3-s14-motor-378817 Stumbled across this looking for something else. Never heard of Panjo until today. As usual, be careful on the internet :)
  2. I didn't notice until you mentioned it :) Either option has their benefits.
  3. Wow! I thought that was a purchased product (surface mount components, silk screening, etc) Very nice end result! I was planning on doing a micro controller based dash board based on CANBUS data pulled from the Megasquirt, using Arduino type products (build a purpose built board, or one of the offshore nano/mini boards). Cooling control could be added based on coolant temp that MegaSquirt returns over CANBUS (I'm assuming that's one of the canbus data points on a Megasquirt). I haven't written C code in a bunch of years, so I stick with the Arduino stuff for the simplicity of the language, availability of libraries (most of which are C, I think) and the large amount of info available on the interwebs. Now you've got me thinking :) Let me know what you think a packaged version would be worth. Keeping cooling on separate hardware from a dash program isn't the worst thing in the world. Bad code on my part could keep the cooling routines from running and overheat an engine, or set a value rather than compare (== vs =) and overheat an engine. I'd rather have something made by someone who knows what they're doing taking care of something important as cooling fan control. Thanks for the write up! Allan
  4. Good article! What did you use for the Micro-controller? I'm thinking this may be a great alternative for a on-off only setup that a megasquirt 2 would provide. (not on a 2002 or even a bmw, but a miata powered locost) Thanks!
  5. I've had the pertronix on an IE stock dizzy (died), an IE with pretroix pickup (upgraded) and a 123 switch. No issues. I might have even had it on the points dizzy too. Can't remember that far back. No issues that I can blame the coil on.
  6. 15 away from mine. (3495) Closest I've seen
  7. I probably wouldn't trust the other brand until I heard from someone that's used them either.....
  8. 1010tires.com has 2 summers Westlake and nanking and they're Canadian https://www.1010tires.com/Tires/165-80R13 hope that helps
  9. hmmm.... Never though of or heard of that. Been over this a few times on the forum, and that's a new one. Thanks for the hint Allan
  10. I ended up buying a NOS one from a Porsche guy from somewhere on the internet. At the time it seemed cheaper than a BMW option. I think I found it by searching the Bosch number. Didn't fix my cold/warm start issue
  11. Seals (front, rear, shifter) Redline pivot point for clutch fork thingie gently cuddling if you're so inclined
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Unless the draw is through the alternator (and maybe Voltage Regulator), as the main connection to the battery isn't fused.
  15. 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

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