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  1. I don't see any turbo plumbing in that engine bay? Looks like a N/A to me?
  2. Box flares with 15x10's with zero offset..
  3. evil02


    Nice fuel cell! Do they have a part number for that or was it custom?
  4. I think the fuel system is probably fine. My guess is bad coil packs and when they go bad, they sometimes take out the DME but, if you are saying each coil is firing and the right cylinder/plug has a spark, then it is a timing thing. Meaning wires are crossed or triggering isn't happening at the right time.
  5. Don't over think it. This is a very simple motor. You just want someone who really takes their time and measures everything up to make sure it all fits. Tolerances are everything! The short block is just like any other motor. Porting heads is where experience really shows.
  6. No offense but, what did you do before tools and measurement devices?
  7. I have made many custom cranks for high HP turbo cars. We made a S14 crank for a 800hp turbo build but, scrapped it for a Honda K24 swap instead and sold the S14 motor off. The best part of a custom crank is that you can pic and choose what bearings and rods you want to run. You can pick up some good "free" HP by taking advantage of the newer race bearings on the market. If you use a good crank manufacture, you can take advantage of newer oiling strategies, reduced weight and modern aerodynamic profiles.
  8. collectively at work, there must be 6 different chassis/motor combo's and all of them sit on the lift every few months. Thank God our boss is a car guy and allowed the lift otherwise, everyone would be poor. The turbo cars are fun to mod but, they break too easy and have no room for more rubber out back. Everyone here is slowly selling their cars and not going back to BMW. The VW/Audi group is too strong. We have some Audi "S" cars here that are bullet proof beasts!! A VW GTI and a bunch of 911 turbo's that are insanely good cars and they never break.
  9. Thanks Toby! That was a major typo!!!!! Regarding BMW being small. I'm not sure about that. I'm more guessing that if they stopped offering 50 versions of each platform, they may be able to pick up the quality in the remanding few. I seriously hate all models except the 2002.
  10. I guess, I'm confused. You mention it being the worst motor ever, which I disagree. It is worth the maintenance on the rod bearings(which cost about $1200 to fix) to have a very high power, high revving motor(albeit not a 200k mi street car motor but a race motor). Seems BMW can care less about making a motor last past the warranty. All their motors have issues and yes, I do an oil analysis on all my cars. It is very cheap insurance. The confusing part is, you then mention $10k to fix "all the bits". That to me has nothing to do with the engine. Your talking about restoring the car. There isn't a BMW on this planet that doesn't depreciates super fast and costs a fortune to restore. I sold mine because it was a bucket list car. Drove it through the summer, did the maintenance and sold it. I will never buy another BMW again. I drove the ones I thought I had to try and the new ones do nothing for me. Through all the years, I tried the v10 m5, e30m3(2)(One with the S14 which was boring to drive on the street and a second with a Honda K swapped turbo in progress) and a 14' X5M(flashed ecu). They were all fun for a summer but that was it. I much prefer Porsche's. The 2002 is the only BMW I like and I will keep. Sorry for the OT..
  11. Simply not totally true. I changed my rod bearings for about $1200 in parts and about 8hrs of work. It is not that bad. Plus, the engine has got to be one of the best sounding engines, period. My M5 was a lot of fun. The auto shift points were annoying but, in manual, it was awesome(for that period/year of transmissions). Just keep up on oil changes and do an oil analysis every other change and you are good to go. edit - I just wanted to add, your argument is the same for any BMW made. Buy a cheap BMW and put tons of money into it to get it back into shape. BMW's have horrible resale value and are not cheap to fix, end of story..
  12. Did I miss something in the article? I would assume they are a part of the whole package. Regardless, they will start on this after they get back from racing in the 24hrs of Le mans.. I'm sure all things will be considered, lol.
  13. Trust me, these guys know aero... - https://www.rileytech.com/
  14. Don't mix cool BMW motors and reliability together in the same sentence. They don't exist.. (same rod bearing issue as the v10 too)

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