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Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,032
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I had a flowmaster 40 on my E30 325iS. The tone...

I had a flowmaster 40 on my E30 325iS. The tone seem pretty mild. It really just sounded like the factory muffler but a good bit louder. Like a loud hairdryer but that was likely because of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 35,520
Posted By Fred Gwynne
0.036" Cometic. Works well for me.

0.036" Cometic. Works well for me.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,593
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Does gasket matching mean making sure the intake...

Does gasket matching mean making sure the intake and exhaust gaskets have the same internal diameter of the valves?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks for posting that link! Can anyone...

Thanks for posting that link!

Can anyone recommend a custom exhaust shop anywhere near Pittsfield MA?

Check these guys out:
http://www.europeantuning.nl/en/c-349591/240--260

They have some...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks for posting that. Simons exhaust w/...

Thanks for posting that.

Simons exhaust w/ factory header it is!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much. I wonder if there would have...

Thanks very much. I wonder if there would have been a clearance issue with the factory transmission cross member.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Right on, I look forward to seeing them.

Right on, I look forward to seeing them.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Anyone tried KG Trimning extractor manifold or 2.5" exhaust system for 240 w/ b230F

Hello,

I was giving some serious thought to purchasing this: https://www.kgtrimning.org/tuning-special/b23b230b234/typ1-240.html and this:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thank you all for your thoughts/comments! They...

Thank you all for your thoughts/comments! They are much appreciated.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much! I'm sick of having headaches...

Thanks very much! I'm sick of having headaches so I will likely pass on these headers. Unless perhaps someone here has gotten a set since then and had no trouble installing then.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Hello, I have an O2 sensor question myself. ...

Hello,

I have an O2 sensor question myself. My 1987 245 has an O2 sensor on the exhaust manifold. It does not look like there is one anywhere else. I'm planning to have these...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Will Kaplhenke offset spherical strut mounts work with GT style strut tower braces?

Hello!

Once again I apologize if this question has been asked before. I search for it and found nothing.

So I'm still hemming and hawing over how to improve the suspension of my 245. So far...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,848
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Hi folks I have another freshman question about...

Hi folks I have another freshman question about strut mounts. Has anyone tried the Moog mounts? https://drivcat.com/overlays/part-detail.aspx?brandId=MC&pNum=K9662&partType=Strut%20Mount

If so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yes I have. Very helpful people and the camshaft...

Yes I have. Very helpful people and the camshaft that I bought from them came to NY from Sweden fast and at a great price.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By Fred Gwynne
That got my attention.

That got my attention.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Any chance you have a picture of that? Thanks

Any chance you have a picture of that?

Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yup that did look like it!

Yup that did look like it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Front mount hitch for a Volvo?

Hello,

I was up on the Gaspe Peninsula last year and I saw a Volvo V70 with a ladder up on a roof rack. The top of the ladder (laying flat) was supported by a brace which was attached to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Hi, yeah they advanced the cam 4 degrees and...

Hi, yeah they advanced the cam 4 degrees and there is a chance it may end up on a dyno in the future. There is a dyno shop down the road from my home that I should have had my car tested at prior to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
You were/are right on the money!

You were/are right on the money!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
That would be Indie Automotive in West Hatfield,...

That would be Indie Automotive in West Hatfield, MA. I picked it up today and I am very satisfied with the new modifications. Bottom end power feels the same as it did but my god does power just...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
My bad! I actually posted a quick question...

My bad! I actually posted a quick question (valve lash) and then got the answer through email so I just edited my forum post to make it seem like nothing.

So far I received the head from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
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Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Unfortunately I did not get new rod bearings. I...

Unfortunately I did not get new rod bearings. I should have thought about that. I personally don't mind running a higher octane fuel if needed. My primary concern is a piston hitting a valve. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Hi folks, The shop measured the piston...

Hi folks,

The shop measured the piston height on the motor. All four pistons came up past the deck from .004" to .007" and the original head gasket compresses down to about .050".

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,121
Posted By Fred Gwynne
My bad, you may be right. I had 240 stuck in my...

My bad, you may be right. I had 240 stuck in my head.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,121
Posted By Fred Gwynne
How about these rims? 12.5 lbs I think they...

How about these rims? 12.5 lbs I think they are not built for road use but perhaps the 14" diameter will allow for enough tire sidewall to absorb potholes without damaging the rim.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks, I'll go for it.

Thanks, I'll go for it.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks for your thoughts! Very much appreciated....

Thanks for your thoughts! Very much appreciated. I've been tempted to just buy a "thinner than usual" cometic gasket simply because the shop may not want my car taking up space while we wait for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Good afternoon, This Sunday I plan to drop...

Good afternoon,

This Sunday I plan to drop my '87 245 at a shop. They will remove the head and measure the piston height. Once they give me the height I will decide what compressed thickness...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Adapters through this place worked well for me. ...

Adapters through this place worked well for me. I haven't seen any others physically but the ez seemed solid. Well priced too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Good to hear. Thanks very much.

Good to hear. Thanks very much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Bad mass airflow sensor? Your car sounds like...

Bad mass airflow sensor? Your car sounds like mine when the MAF crapped out. I'm just throwing my thought out there liberally. Have no faith in it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,529
Posted By Fred Gwynne
I applied the film on my back and nothing dripped...

I applied the film on my back and nothing dripped onto my face. Though I may rock my Blue Blockers next time just incase. :cool:
Forum: the vault 10-07-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,743
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much. I appreciate your comments.

Thanks very much. I appreciate your comments.
Forum: the vault 10-03-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,743
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Do you have a newer link to that page? The...

Do you have a newer link to that page? The current one isn't working for me. Thanks very much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,529
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Hi folks. I see Fluid Film coating was mentioned...

Hi folks. I see Fluid Film coating was mentioned in this thread. Have any of you Applied fluid Film to the bottom of a horizontal surface? I want to apply it to the underside of the new floor pan...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Silly me... Thanks

Silly me...

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Glad to hear that. Did they affect the wheel...

Glad to hear that. Did they affect the wheel camber much? Were adjustable camber plates needed?

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Here is a interesting comparison between an IPD...

Here is a interesting comparison between an IPD and a VX3 cam. He even mentions cam wear.

http://people.physics.anu.edu.au/~amh110/Camshaft/volvo_camshafts.htm
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,039
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Has anyone tried these?

Has anyone tried these?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,904
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Awesome, thanks for posting that up.

Awesome, thanks for posting that up.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Yeah that is likely the way I will go based on...

Yeah that is likely the way I will go based on the previous discussion between you and me. I just have to man up and pull out my wallet. That plus KG still doesn't have their 004 cam in stock so...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
My plan now is for just a valve grind in addition...

My plan now is for just a valve grind in addition to the head being shaved down and the larger cam which will likely be a used K cam. I imagine that larger valves installed would cost considerably...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 29,242
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 29,242
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Are the torque measurements shown on the lighter...

Are the torque measurements shown on the lighter colored lines and the horsepower on the darker colored lines?

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,595
Posted By Fred Gwynne
Thanks very much for your help. My plan is to...

Thanks very much for your help. My plan is to have the head shaved and the valves worked over by a machine shop which will cost quite a bit so I'm hesitant to drop a few hundred bucks on the wrong...
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