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HipMF last won the day on February 12

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    My other BMW is on jackstands.

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  1. HipMF

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Nice score. Curious what your plans are... Make sure you take care of the fuel system before you start messing with trying to get it started. Probably obvious given how long it's been sitting, but I thought it would be worth emphasizing since the CIS system on these cars is a fairly complex and delicate mechanical/pneumatic system that doesn't take well to rust or old varnishy fuel. Gettin' the popcorn ready.
  2. HipMF

    Misc e30 Connectors

    A lot of those connectors are made by TE. They're part of their "Junior Power Timer" series. However, sifting through all the specs and datasheets to find the exact part number you need can be a challenge because they're are a lot of different options available. If you can get them from the dealer, that would be easier.
  3. https://madison.craigslist.org/ctd/d/los-angeles-mega-ace-ii-turbo-diesel/6823360605.html Too many unique things here: turbo diesel, roof windows, lifted, tiny van thing (and it's a manual). I love it, and yet have no desire to buy/own it.
  4. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Speaking of malaise-era CIS cars: https://rockford.craigslist.org/cto/d/rockford-1981-rolls-royce-silver-spirit/6820117638.html
  5. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Can't see more power and torque hurting 0-60, especially since it's mid-engine. Also, because CIS.
  6. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    In for LS swap.
  7. HipMF

    Lifted E30 V2

    The bro and his dozer
  8. https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-1983-bmw-320i-m20/6806642517.html *SEMA BUILD* https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/colorado-springs-sema-build-turbo/6814265169.html
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    chit chat thread

    It's cool that it's a CSV file, because it makes it look like I'm actually doing work right now. Not that familiar with these engines, but I can see you're not hitting your boost targets. Fuel rail pressure drops about 10% during the pull... not sure if that's normal. Timing is also really low if that's total timing and not a "correction factor" or trim value of some sort...
  10. HipMF

    So, what are you listening to?

    I used to work with a guy that listened to MSI all the time... not a fan, but it seems topical.
  11. HipMF

    Shop Life 2.0

    Back to work after taking a little break. After much digging, this was the best I could come up with for an intercooler that fits nicely where I want it to go. Would be nice if it was a little bit wider, but it will be good enough for now. While I was trying to figure out how to mount it and how to get air ducted to it nicely, I realized that now would be the best time to build a skidplate-like device to protect the oil pan. Not much actual progress since it's been more staring at it and head-scratching, but at least I have a plan now. I should probably be putting the engine back together, but fabrication projects are more fun... Looks really tight in this picture, but there's 1/2" - 3/4" of space in front of, and behind the intercooler.
  12. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    I've been wearing more hats than usual at work due to people being out. Nice to get some experience doing different things, but I'll still be happier when things are back to "normal".
  13. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    As far as on-topic updates go, my OBC temp read-out was more accurate today than it's ever been, because it's said -40F as long as I've had the car (no sensor hooked up)
  14. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Find the best hand-me-down receiver/amp that you can get for $20 or less and spend the rest of your budget on speakers. A decent sounding amplifier can be built at just about any price range. My old bookshelf speakers are connected to my computer with a $30 plastic amplifier that's designed to run on AAs (og Tripath T-Amp) and it sounds almost as good to my ears as my Brio which retailed for $595 back in the 90s. You just need to find something that was designed by someone who cared enough to put in an off-the-shelf amplifier circuit and follow the recommendations in the application note. I'm not trying to say it's easy to build amps, just that a good one can be built cheaply if you don't need a lot of power. If you're powering bookshelf speakers at any reasonable volume level, you don't need a lot of power, so a cheap amp will work as long as it's reasonably well designed. Speakers on the other hand require a large material and labor cost to build, and are probably more difficult to engineer. Choosing/designing multiple drivers that, together, can get you a reasonably flat frequency response curve, designing a box that doesn't vibrate, but also doesn't cost a lot to manufacture... probably a fair amount of testing and revisions on the engineering side to get something that actually sounds good. It's pretty rare that I'm pleasenty surprised by the sound of cheap speakers...