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Old 01-14-2020, 07:03 PM   #1501
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you should just leave it completely stock. Its fine having a daily driver which hasn't been ****ed with.
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There's always flipping it and using the proceeds of that, the 245, and the V70 to put toward something with a warranty. And maybe butt warmers. And maybe Android Auto.

Wiper motor decided to get on the fritz. Ordered a replacement from IPD. I should really look into getting a windshield washer bottle as well.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:40 AM   #1502
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Replaced the KL underdrive pulley with a nice stock replacement aftermarket harmonic balancer and put on an Aerostar/V6 slip yoke. Vibrations are now much more tolerable.

Also finally found the source of the suspension knock. One of the pockets for the bearings in the BNE strut mount was machined slightly too deep and thus allowing axial play. The gap was too small to fill with a shim so we used some Loctite 680. $100 in loctite, bearings, and shims to fix something that should not have been an issue to begin with. Not bitter or anything.

Now that those things are resolved/improved the car is a lit more enjoyable, especially on the highway. Nice linear power delivery and very surefooted handling, excellent brake feel. Having AC is also nice in our rainy winters, as the heater does not need to run at full blast to keep the windows from fogging up
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:22 AM   #1503
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:32 AM   #1504
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I have not back-to-backed the crank pulleys. Is the switch back to the full size/weight pulley noticeable in terms of response?
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:05 PM   #1505
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I have not back-to-backed the crank pulleys. Is the switch back to the full size/weight pulley noticeable in terms of response?
Honestly I have not noticed much impact in throttle response, though it feels less nervous. Engine runs cooler though, which is nice.
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Old 01-29-2020, 12:09 PM   #1506
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Also finally found the source of the suspension knock. One of the pockets for the bearings in the BNE strut mount was machined slightly too deep and thus allowing axial play. The gap was too small to fill with a shim so we used some Loctite 680. $100 in loctite, bearings, and shims to fix something that should not have been an issue to begin with. Not bitter or anything.
You're probably better off just fixing the problem yourself anyway. Bne's had my (clunky) strut mounts since mid-December with almost zero updates.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:51 PM   #1507
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It's done. No more clunk. Loctite did the needful.

On another note, I'm working on a passenger motor mount solution, to avoid valve cover-to-AC line rubbage.

On another another note, I'm tempted to replace the R-sport cluster with a digital dash display like a Haltech LC-7 or at least use CANBUS gauges to replace the round dials. They are inaccurate enough to be noticeably annoying to live with (close calls with speeding tickets, oil starvation scares...things like that). This would also free up the tailshaft gear in the trans to be used by an electronic pickup, which could send a VSS2 signal to the ECU, which in turn would drive the speedo/odo. More to come on that.
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:59 AM   #1508
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You did all that but left it auto? Huh?
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:07 PM   #1509
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You may want to re-read the post you just quoted.
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:10 PM   #1510
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Wait...wut?
Did you read post?
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:39 PM   #1511
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You did all that but left it auto? Huh?
Lol, start from ~ page 52 and go from there.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...304080&page=52
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:49 PM   #1512
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I should edit post #1. It is woefully out of date.
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Old 06-16-2020, 01:19 PM   #1513
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You did all that but left it auto? Huh?

Did you not see this is the entire quote that you didn't need to quote?

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Old 06-17-2020, 07:32 PM   #1514
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Wait what happened to the fuel filler door?
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Old 06-17-2020, 08:27 PM   #1515
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Wait what happened to the fuel filler door?
Most of his pics appear to be taken from the driver side, but the door looks fine to me?
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Old 06-18-2020, 12:19 AM   #1516
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First time seeing your 242 with those mesh wheels...Looked great. What were they and do you recall the tire size?
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:46 AM   #1517
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Wait what happened to the fuel filler door?
I had sent it to Seattle along with a fender so that bergen could color match it to paint back in...2017? I got the filler door back...

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First time seeing your 242 with those mesh wheels...Looked great. What were they and do you recall the tire size?
Those were 16x8. Tires were 225/50R16.
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Old 09-05-2020, 09:50 PM   #1518
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Not much new since the last post. Tried some E39 M5 trans mounts to check whether any improvement could be felt vs. the Energy trans mount. No dice.

Other than that it's been pretty reliable and fairly comfortable other than that. Still need to turn up the boost and smooth out the cold starts, but don't want to **** with anything that will make it less reliable for any reason right now.

What I'm really pining for right now is the Bertone door panels, some decent front speaker enclosures, window film (it gets hot in the summer), and some reprieve from the rumbles

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Old 09-07-2020, 02:17 AM   #1519
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What I'm really pining for right now is the Bertone door panels, some decent front speaker enclosures, window film (it gets hot in the summer), and some reprieve from the rumbles
I sprung for the Carbon Ceramic upgrade when when I had the 244 tinted. The % is about the same as the 242. The temperature difference in the cars is noticeable though and I wish I had paid for the upgrade on the 242. Drive to Highline with the car, they want to see old cars before they promise to work on it, remind them how easy the back windows come out and remove the door cards before you drop it off.
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First time seeing your 242 with those mesh wheels...Looked great. What were they and do you recall the tire size?
Not sure on the tire size, but the wheels are 17x8 et20 BMW (BBS) e39 style 42 wheels.

Car looks great OP.
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Old 09-08-2020, 11:06 PM   #1521
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Not sure on the tire size, but the wheels are 17x8 et20 BMW (BBS) e39 style 42 wheels.

Car looks great OP.
I was referring to Slovo’s post that he quoted from page 1.

ESMs 16 x 8 meshies. He must have edited his original post as it included all the pictures from the first page.
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Old 09-09-2020, 09:32 AM   #1522
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I was referring to Slovo’s post that he quoted from page 1.

ESMs 16 x 8 meshies. He must have edited his original post as it included all the pictures from the first page.
Woops, nevermind then. Haha.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:30 PM   #1523
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I think you should find an M90 to dump in it.
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:13 PM   #1524
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I think you should find an aw71 to dump in it.
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don't want to **** with anything that will make it less reliable for any reason right now.
you say that...
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