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Post by rasb1 » Thu May 27, 2010 9:14 pm

Work has begun on the engine.
272 degree Shrick cam shaft came was delivered today :-D

The car is on the lift, and I found out, that my rear exhaust has A LOT of rust and several holes. To bad because I really like the end tips :lol:

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Engine is out:
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This is how a very well rust protected rear subframe looks like after 32 years in the Danish rough climate. Not bad at all :D
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Post by ac/dennis » Thu May 27, 2010 10:34 pm

keep us posted!

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Post by gerrit323 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:50 pm

Looking forward seeing you and the e21 at the august meet in the Netherlands

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Post by rasb1 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:23 pm

The work on the engine progresses.
The engine is disassembled and general looks good. The cam is worn, but other than that it looks good.
Piston rings, all bearings and short shift gear arrived from Schmiedmann today.

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Post by shonks » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:19 am

awesome car man! good luck with the engine work! :D

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Post by rasb1 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:10 pm

Starting to look like an engine again :-D
Only one small problem - It can not turn because the valves is hitting the pistons!!!!! Piece of freakin' crap!!!!
It have to be taken apart again - We have not quite figuered out what the problem is - There is put in a 272 degree Shrick, but this should by itself not cause this. And it doesn´t seem that anything have been milled of the cylinder head... hmmm...

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Post by murran » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:21 pm

have you got the crank a turn out? not forgetting the crank turns twice to every once of the cam?
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Post by rasb1 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:22 pm

murran wrote:have you got the crank a turn out? not forgetting the crank turns twice to every once of the cam?
The crank a turn out?
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Re: My 323i 2,5 (NEW PICS page 7)

Post by rasb1 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:31 pm

The engine is complete, and were running super sweet the first day :-)
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But over the weekend I have had som problems with it - It dies out together with the RPM meter ½ a second frequently.
It can be seen from 27 seconds in, a couple of times.


It got way worse today, and on my way home from work today, it resulted in complete crap. Only running on 3 cylinders, if running at all. So I needed a ride.

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Back in the work shop this afternoon, after checking spark plugs, egnition, gas injection, and changing power distributor with no effect, we found a very loose connection in the cable tree. Under the induction manifold (is that the name?) there usually is a multi connection plug, but this was removed last year due to bad conneciton. All the cables were welded together, and now apparently it is crap again.
So once again all the cables need to be either put together again, or all cables changed. hnmmm...
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Post by Mcinek » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:54 am

Rasmus

I think you shouldn't rev the engine so high with new piston rings. Let them a litle time to match the cylinders.
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Re: My 323i 2,5 (NEW PICS page 7)

Post by --ALPINA-- » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:11 am

bed the rings in for 500 miles before you drive at that kind of speeds, keep under 4000 rpms when driving or you will have to strip your engine with new rings... which oil are you using?


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Post by rasb1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:38 pm

Yay, Today I went on my first real trip (300km) after the winter - Over the winter driving my 325e I have forgotten how fast this car actually is, HAHA. It is awesome to sit behind the wheel again :banana

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The reason for my trip today? Well, for one just to drive and second to pick up a nice little part for my new exhaust system :thumbsup

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Post by Orjan » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:32 pm

Looking good! And the manifold will add to the E21 driving pleasure :thumbsup

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Post by lemonayd » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:11 pm

Hi Rasb, glad to here your car is back on the road mate hopefully you'll be at the sharknose meet in june would be great to meet you & your car.......


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Post by gerrit323 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:45 pm

Nice upgrade .. will give you still more driving pleasure for sure .. se you in June :thumbsup
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