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#23114 - warmbuns
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(6 hours ago) [-]
I'm really missing my E30 right now. What's the chances I'd break a newly rebuilt engine if I drove it over 400 miles right off the bat.
>The place i bought the engine from recommends breaking in the engine and doing multiple oil changes and driving 1000 miles on a light load to break it in.
>If I drove it around 400 or so miles at around 40-60 miles perhour would that be detrimental to the health of the engine?
#23117 to #23114 - citruslord
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(1 hour ago) [-]
From what I've read, you want to avoid excessive idling at highway speeds, and not go over ~5k rpm.
Why do you need to drive 400 miles? Why not just call and ask the people who you bought it rebuilt from?
#23115 to #23114 - warmbuns
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(6 hours ago) [-]
Or would it be good if I just avoid red lining in general?
#23122 to #23115 - benderisgreat
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(1 hour ago) [-]
Redlining would absolutely be the most likely reason. They recommend a LIGHT break in period.
#23113 - jamesalmighty ONLINE
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(11 hours ago) [-]
Whats the general opinion on Rocket Bunny builds?
#23118 to #23113 - citruslord
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(1 hour ago) [-]
Some bits are really nice, not a fan of the bolted fenders.
I do like the 240sx spoiler though.
#23119 to #23118 - jamesalmighty ONLINE
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(1 hour ago) [-]
like this?
#23120 to #23119 - citruslord
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(1 hour ago) [-]
Yup, that's pretty much it.
#23121 to #23120 - jamesalmighty ONLINE
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(1 hour ago) [-]
i prefer the GT wing on the 86 body myself, but that low one just looks so tight and smooth. this is car porn too me
#23123 to #23121 - citruslord
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(1 hour ago) [-]
I usually like it more tame than big wings make things look. Although I get the appeal.
Still not sure on wide-body stuff. They can look good, but again, the bolts look dumb.
#23124 to #23123 - jamesalmighty ONLINE
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(1 hour ago) [-]
the kits that bolt on underneath look much nicer
#23110 - anon
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(19 hours ago) [-]
#23108 - chewythewolftwo
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(07/01/2016) [-]
Why doesn't cars show up on the boards list anymore?
I was given a frighten.
In other news, my swedish meatball has taken two 505 mile trips to Toronto in the last month, ruined my summer tires, got totally buttfucked by a dump truck spraying rocks all over the car (Broken windshield, grille, etcetera) and I still haven't done my turboback exhaust and tune like I've been trying to do since January. I cri evertim.
#23112 to #23108 - arachnofondler
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(11 hours ago) [-]
Sounds like me. I've had my full exhaust, suspension pieces, and a need to tune since March.
#23105 - arachnofondler
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(06/30/2016) [-]
Alrighty folks, looks like I'm changing my LS build slightly. Keeping the larger cam, but I found a better deal on heads that isn't AFR prices.

Tick Performance Polluter camshaft - 242in/244ex @ .050, .61x"/.61x" lift, 112LSA
Total Engine Airflow Stage II LS6 heads - flow 320cfm at .600"!
FAST LSXR intake manifold and throttle body - 102mm, both ported
PRC PAC dual beehive springs - .660"
Morel LSX lifters - hydraulic roller
Comp Cams ultra gold rocker arms -1.72 ratio
Tick Performance pushrods - 7.400"
Kooks open header - 2"
K&N CAI
Meziere electric water pump
Ported LS6 oil pump
Katech C5R timing chain
Racetronix 48lb/hr injectors & Hotwire series electric fuel pump
MSD wires
NGK plugs

I don't really know what the hell my HP and TQ goal is here. But I've seen lesser 5.3 heads, V2 polluter (smaller), 92/92 intake & throttle, and 1 3/4" headers make 460hp & 480ft-lb torque through the same size stall, smaller gear, and same tires.

Don't tell me the price tag. I don't want to be reminded.
#23106 to #23105 - benderisgreat
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(06/30/2016) [-]
Sounds like a solid build!
#23107 to #23106 - arachnofondler
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(06/30/2016) [-]
I sure think so! Haha. That's all just the engine stuff, but I've got a good idea on what to do for the other mods. I still have a lot more on the list for suspension, driveline, transmission, etc. Think I'm going to eventually yank the 4L60 out and either cram a TH400 in or find a T56 for a decent price.
#23100 - nigalthornberry
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(06/29/2016) [-]
So i need new computers for my impala. It's hard finding all 3 from the same car in the junkyard out of an impala.
Does anyone know if i can get the computers out of another 3800 car like a bonneville and have it work the same?
#23102 to #23100 - paraplegicdinosaur
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(06/30/2016) [-]
Years? If we're talking pre-80's, then probably.
#23109 to #23102 - nigalthornberry
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(23 hours ago) [-]
2005 impala and idk what year others
#23096 - thesweetscientist
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(06/27/2016) [-]
So a few days or so ago I went all fancy and shit and filled my tank to it's half (fucking ballin, I know).

A couple of hundred kilometers or so the fuel gauge is still showing that it's half full. So either I have a broken fuel gauge or I've made my car run without using any fuel at all.

My question is how much do you think I can get for a car that drives without using any fuel?

Or, if the fuel gauge went to shit, how do I fix it?

Also the speedometer shows 10 km/h more then my actual speed, and I don't think that the problems appeared at the same time. It's a german car and as far as I've heard they do this shit to their cars.
#23103 to #23096 - paraplegicdinosaur
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(06/30/2016) [-]
Make/Model?

More than likely it's just your fuel pump. Which is like usually $100-$200 to replace if you do it yourself. Maybe like $300-$400 at a mechanic.
#23097 to #23096 - benderisgreat
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(06/28/2016) [-]
Needs a new sending unit. As for the speedo it's probably the speed sensor but going 10 under never hurt anybody.
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#23092 - warmbuns
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(06/27/2016) [-]
So, recently I just swapped in a brand new M20B25 motor into my E30. Hooked it all up and added the liquids and such. When we started it, it idled fine, but when we applied load the engine started dying. Any advice?
Car is a 1989 BMW
#23104 to #23092 - paraplegicdinosaur
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(06/30/2016) [-]
Doing an engine swap will cause a lot of issues outright. When I did an engine swap from a Neon SRT4 into my Neon ES, I had to bring it to the dealer to flash the PCM for an SRT4.
#23101 to #23092 - multiplegermans
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(06/30/2016) [-]
Could be a vacuum leak. Try asking www.bimmerforums.com that's where I get my answers from
#23093 to #23092 - benderisgreat
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(06/27/2016) [-]
Throttle position sensor?