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  1. 1. Its all about the packaging. I can swap the m10 in my e21 in couple hours without a lift if needed. Now try to do the same or even fix some smaller stuff on a car with really crowded engine bay. Most people wont even try to touch it. Thats why i got rid of my m62 powered e53. I could not convince myself to do the timing chains. Than all the special tools needed to fix things and there is a coding aspect too. 2. Thre is more aftermarket for the older bmw’s. Small shops with access to cnc means you could get some nice parts at resonable prices. 3. Electric motors are good for the freight trains? See#4 4. If i ever had tesla i would convert it to stationary Whole house UPS. 5. Idk.
  2. Any chance that you have a spare g265 or g260/6 5 spd lying around?
  3. Hi, I have M52B28 motor out of 1997 bmw 328i. I was told that the engine have approximately 135k miles. Car was slightly front ended and the engine was running before it was pulled out. Motor has been sitting in my garage for the past 3 years. i just dont have a time or interest in swapping it in my e21 anymore. Some accessories included. ill have to check what is attached to it. $350 M50NV unknown miles. M50 manifold included but no other accessories. I believe that it has modified oil pan to sit more upright to make room for some turbo goodies. Got it as a package deal with one of my e21s $300 Zf320 came with the m52 listed above $300 E28 subframe modified to fit e21. $200 bare subframe , $300 if you want trailing arms E12 hubs - you need it if you want easy front 5 lug for e21 - $100 or $200 if you want strut housings. E21 shell: 1982 with clean Wisconsin title. Unknown milage, no interior except dash. Rusty sunroof panel, front subframe is modified to accept m5x swap. will come with matching tranny and engine mounts. : $450 E21 early vented rotors: $40 Located in Chicago. eda7755f965092a8b282183976b6c177.webp
  4. Hello, I am looking for the getrag 260/6 with M30 bellhousing. I also might be interested in g265 if the price is right. Thanks
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    What is going on here?

    First pic looks more like audi 5 cylinder. Volvo 5 cyliders have two cam gears up front. I thought about swapping volvo 4 cylinder red block with 16 valve head into my e21. Its a nice motor. It has timing belt, no leaky timing covers to worry about, 16 valves and 2.3 liter with possibility to stroke it to 2.5 with a crank from the boat( volvo penta) motor. And all this with quarter of the money you would spend on 2.5 liter 16 valve bmw setup (read s14).
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    Phishing Attempt?

    Same here. My account was locked. Passwords did not work and it would not recognize my email. tapatalk still wont recognize my login info
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    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    If thats the guy that i gave you contact info to than there is another e9 under one of these covers in pristine condition. I believe its a 3.0cs with the csi swapped engine. And there is another e30m3 under one of the covers. Also i think he has two e46 m3s. He also had e23 745 turbo for sale and euro e30 325ix fairly recently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Timing vs. boost

    I checked timing on my m10 turbo again yesterday and it seems that i had a tiny 20 degree mistake. tooth#1 angle on the ms2x was set to 80 degrees and the actual sensor position was at 100degrees BTDC The 200kpa top row on my ignition map was set between 15 degrees@ 2300rpm, 13 degrees @ 3.5k and 18 degrees @7krpm Boost comes in at around 4.5k on 3rd and about 300rpm lower on 4th and even lower on 5th (i have 3.91 rear end) Compression is around 8.5-8.8:1 running 93 octane Now with my small mistake it was more like 33-34 degrees @ 12psi @ 4-5k rpm. There is no noticable knock. How the hell the engine survived that much timing? I know that late spool and that 3.91 is helping but is it enough to keep it from kncoking? I did maybe 1500 mile like this and its still holding up. How much timing is too much? What are you guys running on your m5x and m20 turbo setups? Thanks
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    Monthly Event Discussion

    I must admit i still need to weld the rear section of the exhaust, fabricate coilovers and drop the transmission to see whats going on with my clutch. But i should be ready mid April. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Monthly Event Discussion

    Are there any plans for April? Devils lake? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2.1 high boost m10

    Yup exactly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2.1 high boost m10

    How about milling 1.5mm from the piston? They are claiming the got some extra meat to allow for valve pockets https://aapistons.com/collections/piston-liner-kits-sets/products/vw-92mm-2180cc-racing-forged-piston-kit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2.1 high boost m10

    What boost? Lets assume i am building NA 100hp 2.1 liter m10 for now. Lets get back to the question. A. Deck the block to achieve zero deck B. Mill the pistons to get the zero deck C. Let the pistons poke out the block and use thicker HG Also the reason for the vw type 1 pistons is that they are cheap. $350-420 for a set of four forged mahles or JEs is really attractive when you compare it to a 800-1000 for a set of custom ones Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk