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The Full Banana

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    Made it to the picnic
  • Birthday 06/16/1989

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  1. The Full Banana

    Summer Scenic Drive to Road America July 7th

    I'll try to make this. Sounds fun and the start point is pretty close to me in Jackson.
  2. The Full Banana

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Hi, Gabe! I look forward to seeing some nice details of fresh powdercoat and finishes in the engine bay.
  3. The Full Banana

    E30 M52

    Looks great. Too bad, but makes sense.
  4. The Full Banana

    Help me find wheels

    Another vote for Brock B1s. I love those wheels.
  5. The Full Banana

    E90 daily driver - 2006 330i 6spd sport

    Still have this, and still really happy with it. I've done some preventative maintenance, repair, and minor upgrades over the past 9 months. I went through the suspension and replaced shocks, struts, mounts, swaybar endlinks, etc with new OE BMW sport package units. I replaced the front control arms and tension struts with the ones used on the M3 that use solid rubber bushings and sealed sphericals, plus a bit more negative camber. Also a few other boring things like hood and trunk struts, spark plugs, coils, filters, serpentine belt kit, brake fluid flush, trans fluid flush, etc. IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr During the middle of winter, I developed a pretty significant leak under the engine, which looked a lot like blowby. I went ahead and geared up to replace all of the PCV components, and sure enough, that's what it was. IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr That led to a DISA valve replacement. The large valve was in a bad state. IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr While I had the intake off, I also replaced the starter, given that it looked original and they are known to fail. That made a big difference with cranking speed. Sometime around here, it also got a new BMW battery. IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr Immediately following the test drive after replacing all the PCV stuff, the top radiator hose broke. I decided it was time to replace all radiator hoses as well as the radiator just to be sure. The water pump appears to have been replaced in the not too distant past. I'll keep an eye on that. Lastly, a couple weeks ago my fiancé accidentally backed into the car in our driveway. Turns out there are new painted bumper covers available on eBay for $240 shipped. Not bad at all, considering! I ordered one up and also got new grilles with black inserts to tone down the chrome a tad, while still keeping the black and chrome motif. I don't really want this to look like a modified car. IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr While swapping everything over to the new bumper, I couldn't help but give the fog lights a quick polish. IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr IMG_0981 by Tom Elmendorf, on Flickr That's it for now! At some point I'll also drop in new engine mounts that I've had sitting around, but it's low on the list.
  6. The Full Banana

    E30 M52

    Hecks are reserved for stainless filler rod.
  7. The Full Banana

    Tossed a different set of wheels on the 240 today...

    Just for the record, I did end up showing up to the e30 picnic in this... for about 10 minutes at 2:15. No photo evidence aside from washing it in my driveway that morning.
  8. The Full Banana

    E30 Picnic 2018

    I'll be stopping by in my swedish e30, and my brother should be bringing his 535is, so we'll be off in the reject parking later in the day.
  9. The Full Banana

    Tossed a different set of wheels on the 240 today...

    In a delightful twist of fate, this seems to be running pretty well. Boost control is working now so I can actually drive it normally without constantly feathering the pedal. 70% chance I'll show up to the e30 picnic with this and park somewhere out of the way as to not offend.
  10. The Full Banana

    Tossed a different set of wheels on the 240 today...

    I'm running Megasquirt MS3x with this engine, so no codes. Old fashioned diagnosis it is!
  11. The Full Banana

    Tossed a different set of wheels on the 240 today...

    It’s possible, but seems a bit odd. It’s a 2.3 bottom end that I put hbeam rods in and shimmed the liners. Between all of that, it really shouldn’t be anywhere near the threshold of cracking (unless it wasn’t in great shape before I got it). I’ll pull spark plugs and check for signs of coolant in the combustion chambers (especially #5 where the gasket failed).
  12. The Full Banana

    Tossed a different set of wheels on the 240 today...

    Yeah, the guy did a really nice job on that one. Pretty impressive that it's road legal in California without any diesel registration trickery or anything like that. Anyway, I still have this car. I popped the head gasket last fall, so in the process of replacing that, a bunch of things snowballed which currently leaves me sitting here with a refreshed head with a little porting, rebuilt turbo, fresh powder and ceramic coatings, a revised oil drain from the turbo to the factory block drain port, and a million other little adjustments (including another set of BBS RCs that are wider). I just started it back up on Sunday. It was excellent, but then had quite a bit of white smoke after a few minutes, then came misfires. Time to diagnose. There's a real temptation to part this out and buy a clownshoe. 🤡
  13. The Full Banana

    New build! E90 M3

    Wow, that sounds good. I got butterflies in my stomach when you revved it out.
  14. The Full Banana

    New build! E90 M3

    Awesome! Living the dream.
  15. The Full Banana

    635CSI Observer Coupe

    All I see is fox body mustang
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