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Forum: Market Place - For Sale / Trade / Wanted 10-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By ianc
Also PM'ed you.... ianc

Also PM'ed you....

ianc
Forum: Support & Log Review 10-17-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By ianc
Misfire on #3 - 0029cf

Hi folks,

Need some thoughts from the collective wisdom here. Last Sat as I ran to the grocery store, the car began to miss and on the way home, threw a SES. I read the code and it was 0029cf,...
Forum: N54 12-01-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By ianc
Ignition coils. They heat up under load and cause...

Ignition coils. They heat up under load and cause a misfire which goes away after you back off for a bit. Replace them if they're old...

ianc
Forum: N54 10-29-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By ianc
Did you lubricate the input shaft splines on the...

Did you lubricate the input shaft splines on the trans when installing the clutch?

ianc
Forum: N54 10-24-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
Posted By ianc
HPFP ianc

HPFP

ianc
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-23-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,983
Posted By ianc
Yes, although 'correct' is a moving target. Are...

Yes, although 'correct' is a moving target. Are you trying to optimize for handling? You definitely need more camber than the factory setting, which is optimized for tire wear. Toe is subjective:...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-18-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,983
Posted By ianc
The specs themselves will stay the same. The...

The specs themselves will stay the same. The amount of change in them per unit of wheel deflection will change however...

ianc
Forum: N54 09-17-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,251
Posted By ianc
Yep, definitely time to unload that piece of...

Yep, definitely time to unload that piece of junk; Chevrolet ownership awaits you...

ianc
Forum: N54 09-12-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Everything looks gorgeous and I'm ordering...

Everything looks gorgeous and I'm ordering bushels of pre-buttered popcorn and cases of beer to settle down and fully take in this extravaganza!

I have to say up front that I'm really happy you...
Forum: N54 07-06-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,466
Posted By ianc
This. You're looking for a significant variance...

This. You're looking for a significant variance between any two cylinders. If you're not burning oil and don't seem down on power, I wouldn't stress over it...

ianc
Forum: N54 07-06-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
On the N54, the VC is an integral part of the PCV...

On the N54, the VC is an integral part of the PCV system. If it becomes clogged and cannot vent properly, it can cause blowby and smoking.

Sorry to hear the replacement didn't cure your problem...
Forum: N54 06-28-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,170
Posted By ianc
Resize pics, they're crazy big... This...

Resize pics, they're crazy big...

This should be fairly straightforward. If both o-ring's (one per side) are fine, then it should just be a question of pushing the stock coupling into the FMIC all...
Forum: N54 06-26-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,170
Posted By ianc
There is a rubber o-ring inside the stock coupler...

There is a rubber o-ring inside the stock coupler which seals the joint, and with the wiggling to get the FMIC on, you've probably ripped it. I don't know whether it's available as a replacement...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-15-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,501
Posted By ianc
Eibach. Forget the stock struts. For the labour...

Eibach. Forget the stock struts. For the labour to change springs, you may as well do Konis, Bilsteins, etc...

ianc
Forum: N54 06-11-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Can't wait to see how you like that SSK you...

Can't wait to see how you like that SSK you stole! :-)

I know you're going to love the Whitelines...

ianc
Forum: N54 05-29-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
A pepper wagon, eh? Well, to each his\her own....

A pepper wagon, eh? Well, to each his\her own. Just don't let it distract you from the real car in the family! ;-)

ianc
Forum: Market Place - For Sale / Trade / Wanted 05-16-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By ianc
Where you located? Is that a PE? I thought the PE...

Where you located? Is that a PE? I thought the PE had chrome tips?

ianc
Forum: N54 05-03-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
That lip looks great, but I think visually it...

That lip looks great, but I think visually it works really well with your black exterior. Very subtle. Not so sure I'd like it that well with my tiag paint.

Really excited to see you start work...
Forum: N54 05-03-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By ianc
Used turbo no bueno. Labor involved is so much...

Used turbo no bueno. Labor involved is so much that not installing brand new units is a false economy.

Can't answer the question about 135 vs 535 turbo, but a trip to realoem.com should set you...
Forum: N54 04-16-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Jeebus that thing gleams... ianc

Jeebus that thing gleams...

ianc
Forum: N54 04-12-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Looks great! Can you use this process on the...

Looks great! Can you use this process on the head\tail light lenses as well?

Have you considered applying a clear film\bra after doing the correction to protect your work?

I've done nothing...
Forum: N54 04-09-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Really looking great; so good that you're totally...

Really looking great; so good that you're totally busting ass to get all this stuff done. That's what E60's are for I guess? ;)

Would love to see you give more attention to the suspension: M3...
Forum: DIY Modification 04-02-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,068
Posted By ianc
How are we feeling about the wheel throwing crap...

How are we feeling about the wheel throwing crap and muck through those holes onto the filters in bad weather? Maybe a baffle that would still let cold air through but shield the filters a little?
...
Forum: N54 03-29-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Nice work knocking that water pump out; must feel...

Nice work knocking that water pump out; must feel good! I have to admit I'm feeling a bit of trepidation after watching Otto finagle around with it endlessly in those vids. Was it all that difficult,...
Forum: N54 03-27-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 104,161
Posted By ianc
Hey, that's an awesome place to work on your car;...

Hey, that's an awesome place to work on your car; what's the story there?

You got the water pump jump on me ; I'm fixing to get stuck in this weekend. That is one grotty-looking pump you pulled...
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