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Forum: US and North America 09-08-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,464
Posted By Eric
Yup, that looks right. Yeah one or the...

Yup, that looks right.

Yeah one or the other of these cars was my commuting car for over ten years.

Mine are on Bilsteins that are spec'ed for the M-Tech springs, which used to be yellow.
...
Forum: Engine 09-08-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,175
Posted By Eric
So, in the absence of any truly enlightening...

So, in the absence of any truly enlightening responses, I will say that I spoke with two acquaintances who are machinists and who do a lot of BMW work, and both independently said that if there were...
Forum: US and North America 09-08-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,464
Posted By Eric
Hi Elan, I can't really say, as there are no...

Hi Elan,

I can't really say, as there are no discernable markings left on my springs.

Nothing but rust.

I had them on my first ti, which I drove from 60,000 miles through about 245,000,...
Forum: US and North America 09-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,464
Posted By Eric
Hi John. Yes I am interested, but with a...

Hi John.

Yes I am interested, but with a single post, and two similar but different names in your handle and your e-mail, how do I know you're not a scammer?

Please post a photo of what you've...
Forum: Engine 09-07-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,175
Posted By Eric
Stock Roller Rockers - Swappable?

Okay, so first, yes, I did a bad thing.

It's been 11 years since I pulled an M44 head, and, well, every detail doesn't stick with you over that time. I was pulling the exhaust cam and had the...
Forum: US and North America 09-07-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,464
Posted By Eric
WTB: Pair of M-Tech front springs

Jacked up the car as I was pulling the head, heard two clunks, and saw two pieces of my right front spring sitting on the barn floor.

I already replaced the rear springs, which were each in...
Forum: Lounge 10-11-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,127
Posted By Eric
I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to...

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to leave a quick note about my experience with these.

When I needed to remove my crank bolt at roughly 220k to replace a self-destructed vibration damper...
Forum: Engine 11-09-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 928
Posted By Eric
M44 Harmonic Balancer Failure?

Alright, I've done a quick search and can't find anything immediately relevant, so I will ask a vague question.

Does anyone have any experience with a front-of-engine failure mode involving the...
Forum: Misc 03-11-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,595
Posted By Eric
To install the cable? No way. - Eric

To install the cable? No way.

- Eric
Forum: Misc 03-11-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,595
Posted By Eric
You're welcome! As it is not actually...

You're welcome!

As it is not actually difficult to install a new cable (just tie a string to the old one when you pull it out, and use the string to pull the new one through), and as the system...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 113,713
Posted By Eric
Sure, that's what I would do, or use the cables I...

Sure, that's what I would do, or use the cables I pulled out of an early 911 years ago, but I'm just saying that there may be interest from some folks here who want their installations to be as...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 113,713
Posted By Eric
You know what I'd bet those guys who want (or...

You know what I'd bet those guys who want (or need) to put their batteries in the back would probably like to buy? -- Those nice thick wires that run from the battery to the front of the car.
I...
Forum: Europe 05-20-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 113,713
Posted By Eric
Note to all (especially Kitty): The T-handle...

Note to all (especially Kitty):

The T-handle wrench / cable tool was NOT supplied in the US - we only got the rigid plastic T-handle tool (presumably there's no room for it in this package), so...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,032
Posted By Eric
I got in touch with Stofferdavis, who had this to...

I got in touch with Stofferdavis, who had this to say via e-mail:


and



Yesterday I pulled my wiper motor (you need a 1⅟16" socket for the big nuts on the shafts - I think that's 27mm). ...
Forum: Electrical 05-03-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,032
Posted By Eric
Sorry to resurrect, but Stofferdavis has...

Sorry to resurrect, but Stofferdavis has described the problem that occurred on my car yesterday EXACTLY (and thoroughly), and I can find no other threads on this issue.

Dave, if you are out there...
Forum: Knowledge Base 03-10-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,300
Posted By Eric
An update: I cannot yet answer my question,...

An update:

I cannot yet answer my question, above.

I have read that the reason for preloading the center bearing is to prevent some sort of chattering or un-smoothness on takeoff from a stop,...
Forum: Maintenance 03-10-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,556
Posted By Eric
If you jump a hot to the black/yellow starter...

If you jump a hot to the black/yellow starter wire, does the starter turn?

You've got to work bac logically and see where the problem is.

- Eric
Forum: Suspension 03-01-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By Eric
I successfully changed the driveshaft this...

I successfully changed the driveshaft this weekend.

The car rides like a new car.

I have written up my experiences and advice here (http://318ti.org/forum/showpost.php?p=379280&postcount=6).
...
Forum: Knowledge Base 03-01-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,300
Posted By Eric
Finally, I will ask this question in a separate...

Finally, I will ask this question in a separate post, as the preceding posts are a bit dense:

How important is it to preload the center bearing, as Cirrus described, above?

Do I need to take...
Forum: Knowledge Base 03-01-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,300
Posted By Eric
Incidentally, this is the only visual sign that...

Incidentally, this is the only visual sign that this was a bad U-joint - you can just see some of the silver of the bearing surface, which is ribbed from the needles wearing against the surface,...
Forum: Knowledge Base 03-01-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,300
Posted By Eric
Continued... With the driveshaft out, you...

Continued...

With the driveshaft out, you have an excellent opportunity to install a short shifter and replace all the loose bushings in your shifter assembly.
Do that now.
A hook-shaped...
Forum: Knowledge Base 03-01-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,300
Posted By Eric
Hi All. I've just changed my driveshaft, and...

Hi All.

I've just changed my driveshaft, and wanted to post up some information, as I was not able to find much out there when I looked.

First, to be clear, the common reason to replace a...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,253
Posted By Eric
Rust? How can they even tell? That's why BMW...

Rust? How can they even tell? That's why BMW designed those clever fiberglass rocker covers.

Seriously, my last one had a ton of rust, and it was completely invisible until I tore off the rocker...
Forum: Suspension 02-22-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By Eric
Just ordered a driveshaft from Driveshaft...

Just ordered a driveshaft from Driveshaft Specialists and a Lemforder guibo (and some other stuff) from Pelican.

I plan to do the deed this weekend.

I'll post up how it goes, and will try to...
Forum: Suspension 02-22-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By Eric
Really? :eek: There's a BIG price...

Really? :eek:

There's a BIG price difference between the BMW and the "everyone else" parts.

Usually I get the part made by a reputable OEM, like Lemforder, and it's fine.

If I may ask, what...
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