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Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 02:34:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,186
Posted By PencilGeek
Official ACL Rod Bearing Measurements

ACL Bearings

http://www.rcollins-home.org/photobucket/albums/Car_Porn/2018-06-09%20ACL%20Bearing%20Measurements/normal_DSC_0191.JPG

ACL Race Bearing Catalog: ...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-26-2017, 09:37:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,565
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Reverse engineering the engine ECU PT-CAN data bus for the MSS60 (M3) ECU

Almost certainly yes it will. The Haltech will most likely run the CAN bus at 500 kHz or 1000 kHz. Both should be compatible with the technical specifications of the E46 CAN bus. You will need to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-05-2017, 05:23:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,870
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: King Racing Bearings

Got it. Looks like a cut-paste error from the S65 bearing description. I'll fix that on my end, and ask 360 to fix it on theirs. But just to be clear, that doesn't mean they are 5x softer, it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-05-2017, 04:43:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,870
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: King Racing Bearings

I've sent you a set. They should arrive on Friday. Go ahead and measure them up. If you like them, I'll send you a PayPal invoice, if you don't, just send them back. It's the least I could do for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-05-2017, 04:33:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,870
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: King Racing Bearings

When you say softer, 5x, that confuses me. I think you're using our S65 bearings as reference. If that's the case, let me explain before I move on to the S54 bearings.

The original BMW S65...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-04-2017, 04:24:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,870
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: King Racing Bearings

Hey Andrew, you should try our BE Bearings S54 bearings. Our manufacturing target was 0.0021 inch. Just like our S65 bearings, it's a Clevite trimetal bearing with the Clevite TriArmor coating. ...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sun, Feb-19-2017, 12:48:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

Here's the easiest way to read the January 2017 update.


See the post immediately above, or post #8.
Search for "Trend 2017-01"
All graphs are updated with new data
If you want to see the...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sun, Feb-19-2017, 12:47:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

January 2017 update:

Table of Contents


Testing Results: BE Bearings SP1527H

Overview
Cold/Warm Start Analysis
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Jan-04-2017, 04:42:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

Here's the easiest way to read the December 2016 update.


See the post immediately above, or post #2.
Search for "Trend 2016-12"
All graphs are updated with new data
If you want to see the...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Jan-04-2017, 04:42:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

December 2016 update:

Table of Contents


Testing Results: BE Bearings SP1527H

Overview
Cold/Warm Start Analysis
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Jan-04-2017, 03:50:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,083
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: New m3 and rod bearings

EU regulations went into effect for 2011 that forbid lead in vehicle bearings. The irony was there's an exception for vehicles already in production. Anyways, that's why they changed the materials....
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 09:16:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,083
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: New m3 and rod bearings

Many bearings that have been replaced have been deemed on the verge of imminent failure. Beatings that are wiped all 180 degrees down to copper are on the verge of imminent failure. There's been...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 08:10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,083
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: New m3 and rod bearings

Yes, thanks. We spec'd the bearings, but Clevite designed and manufactured them. The original BMW bearings don't really meet industry standards for clearance per journal-inch diameter. This is...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 07:32:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,083
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: New m3 and rod bearings

That will be done after one year of driving in the test vehicle. See the oil flow analysis thread on this site for details of ongoing testing.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=564264...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Dec-28-2016, 08:43:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

Completely revamped and rewrote post #1.

Removes redundant explanations (for future)
Adds explanations of temperature and RPM ranges
Adds explanations of how tests are measured and what data...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-27-2016, 05:51:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

Table of Contents


Testing Results: BE Bearings SP1527H

Overview
Cold/Warm Start Analysis

Cold/Warm Start Data
Cold Start Graphs
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-27-2016, 05:50:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By PencilGeek
BE Bearings In-Depth: Oil Flow, Oil Pressure Analysis

Posted with permission of BE Bearings (http://www.bebearings.com)

Table of Contents


Overview
Test Vehicle
Data logging Equipment
Data signals collected and stored
Driving Styles
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Dec-22-2016, 01:48:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 21,707
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: DIY: S65 M3 Rod Bearing

Amazing DIY! This is such a great service to the community. Thanks for the time, effort, and helping others out as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-17-2016, 08:31:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

The stock rod bearings and these are a very similar design. Both are made by Clevite. Both are Clevite H-Series designs (steel, lead-copper, babbit). So from a construction point of view, both OEM...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Dec-17-2016, 08:07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: 2008 E90 Broken Valve Spring

Some of the early S65 engines had a higher than normal valve spring breakage. There are aftermarket valve springs that are an improvement over stock. Changing a valve spring is usually pretty...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 06:02:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

These are brand new, just arrived; so no results yet. But just to clarify, they are about as close to an OEM replacement bearing as you can get. Clevite designed them that way. The additional PTFE...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 04:56:43 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

They are available now. You can order them any time from the bebearings.com/store web site.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-14-2016, 05:19:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

I haven't got to S54 rod bolts yet. That's next. Actually, next is to post the S54 bearing measurements on the BE Bearings wiki page. I don't think I can finish that tonight, and it might be a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-14-2016, 04:59:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Sorry for the delay folks. But until I measure a set and verify the clearances, I'm hesitant to say anything. So today, I finally did the measurements. But before I could measure, I borrowed a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-02-2016, 03:54:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,956
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Potential downside to ARP connecting rod bolts

Clevite says sanding the parting lines is not required.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-01-2016, 06:46:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Bearings arrived yesterday. I need a week to measure, bin, and develop specs for them. Stay tuned...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-01-2016, 06:44:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,956
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Potential downside to ARP connecting rod bolts

Now that we'll be offering S54 rod bearings, I'll be running all of the same bore distortion tests on S54 rods as I did S65 rods. I should have results available in the next few weeks. I'll also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:47:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Bearings came out of main production two days ago; now they go to get the TriArmor coating. Expect the group buy around two weeks from now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:46:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

By and large, this bearing is the same construction as OEM. Both are made by Clevite; both are tri-metal; both are lead-copper construction. This bearing adds a very small amount of clearance and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:41:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Agreed this isn't the same as S65 bearing issue. This bearing is targeting buys who are doing rebuilds and want something better than stock. You do get a very small increase in clearance at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-02-2016, 05:13:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

It looks like that's exactly where the price landed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-02-2016, 05:04:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

These are supposed to arrive in about two weeks. However, the email Clevite on the date was a bit cryptic on the date. So I'm trying to get confirmation. They've been added to the BE Bearings...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 02:26:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

HAHA, I just sent another guy to buy VAC bearings. He had a polished crank, and I told him I didn't feel comfortable having that much clearance if he used BE Bearings. I thought it was a little too...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 07:00:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Mike we're going to have to just disagree here. I think I've made fair observations and asked fair questions.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 04:18:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Mike, your response was mostly content free, filled with marketing talking points, and didn't really address much of anything. It doesn't explain where VAC came up with the specs, what criteria they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 06:05:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Come on Mike, I get that you're loyal because you used to work there, but let's get real here. You're telling me VAC didn't read my bearing wiki thead and get all the specs from there? If you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 05:33:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Thank you sir.

Another sad thing about swamp is that he only attacks us. He has no problems with VAC downloading all of the specs I reverse-engineered and posted in the bearing wiki thread,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 05:14:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

For the record: Clevite makes OEM BMW bearings. Yes, they're very experienced.

Our S65 test vehicle (my car) is fully instrumented with some very nice and expensive oil flow meter, pressure...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 05:09:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

That's really impossible to say. On the S65, there was a presumption the aftermarket will outperform the OEM bearings due to the design differences. On the S54, we're basically matching the OEM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 05:07:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Haha, thank you very much for the support. It's sad that a small but loud mouth handful of people are actually rooting for these bearings to fail. I know you're over on m3post in the various...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-25-2016, 04:44:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

Our S65 bearings have been a huge success. We sold out 125 sets within four months. I know S54 guys have wanted a better than factory bearing for a while. This will be what they've been asking for.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-18-2016, 05:09:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

I still need to do rod bolt tests before I can answer that. I'll be doing that in the next few months. In time for sales...that's for sure.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-18-2016, 05:08:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

I'm not the business guy, so I don't really know. But if I were to guess, I'd say retail will probably be a little under $400 per set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-18-2016, 03:29:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

We decided to move forward with the S54 rod bearing design. It's based on the same TriArmor coated, tri-metal design as our S65 bearings. The bearings are now scheduled for tooling and production. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2016, 09:38:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

That's a very fine solution too. I think Lang is putting a small block Chevy journal on the crank. We thought of putting a small block Chevy journal on the S65 but never pursued the idea. Maybe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2016, 04:09:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

No need for pre-orders; I wouldn't want to tie up people's money for that long. On the S65, Clevite quoted four months and it took just shy of a year. Granted, they were moving manufacturing plants...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-11-2016, 05:31:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

I want to share the "Anatomy" of the BE Bearings. The construction is called Tri-Metal. That means there's a steel metal backing, topped with lead-copper alloy, topped with a babbit alloy (three...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-11-2016, 05:16:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: bearing failure and oil analysis WTF

We decided to move forward with a custom Clevite S54 rod bearing. I posted details in a new thread.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=542902
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-11-2016, 05:12:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,510
Posted By PencilGeek
Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S54

In the next few months, there should be some rod bearing relief for the S54 buys. For those not familiar, over on the S65, we've got a rod bearing problems, namely too little clearance. Motors were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-11-2016, 04:53:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Rod Bearings as usual

We've designed a replacement rod bearing for the S65 that's been doing very well. It's manufactured by Clevite, is tri-metal lead/copper, and has the anti-friction Clevite TriArmor coating on them. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-21-2015, 11:02:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: bearing failure and oil analysis WTF

BE Bearings -- custom extra clearance rod bearings for the S65 and S85. BE is considering doing something similar for S54 as well.

http://www.bebearings.com
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-21-2015, 04:20:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: bearing failure and oil analysis WTF

Correct. Take a look at the data I collected on the S65 rod eccentricity (bore distortion) with different rod bolts at different torque values....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-21-2015, 04:18:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: bearing failure and oil analysis WTF

We found on the VW Golf crankshafts that oil galleys in the crank around one of the cylinders was a bit sharper edge on the drilling than the others. Dirt would accumulate (build up) inside the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-20-2015, 05:28:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: bearing failure and oil analysis WTF

BE can make a better bearing than factory and adjust clearance if necessary. As I understand it, Lang is widening the journals. I would assume this requires new rods with an offset to them to keep...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-20-2015, 02:20:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: bearing failure and oil analysis WTF

Are there any aftermarket rod bearings for the s54? Wondering if BE Bearings might want to invest in custom rod bearings for s54.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Jan-22-2015, 05:56:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,470
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

I have one or two local people in mind. I'd really like to find somebody who's maintained oil pressure data logs on the original engine and bearings. But it's hard enough to find anybody with an...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Jan-22-2015, 05:53:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,470
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

Last week, Clevite semi-promised blueprints this week. But I haven't seen them yet. I'm hoping to have the blueprints signed off by 1st week in February. I'll need to ask them production timeline...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Jan-03-2015, 11:54:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,470
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

On our end, they will definitely be measured to confirm they match the blueprint. So they will be tested for conformance. Obviously we can't test much else in advance. Is there a reason you...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Jan-03-2015, 07:43:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,470
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

The purpose of the WPC treatment on factory bearings was twofold: 1) it slightly increases bearing clearance; 2) adds an anti-friction surface to the bearings. These Clevite bearings are designed...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-30-2014, 06:38:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

Earlier, I was talking about journal dimension variance. But to me it sounds like you're talking about bearing dimension variance. We're not trying to obtain less variance with the new bearings,...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-30-2014, 12:28:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,470
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

In all honesty, I don't have the answers to that yet. I've asked Clevite this question, but didn't yet get an answer and now they're shut down until the new year. It's my understanding that it's a...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-30-2014, 12:15:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

Here's my understanding of the process. Once the blueprints are produced, we specify the tolerance limits, and that works its way into the cost. Most likely, the tolerance limits will be [-0.0000,...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 11:32:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

Bingo you win the prize. Also rather interesting how the distribution resembles a statistical bell curve. For a lot of people who think blown motors are all because of climate, fuel quality, and...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 07:56:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

I can tell SFP isn't a very deep thinker. Why doesn't he ask himself who supplied the 12 cranks and measurements? It's not even very hard to figure out. He doesn't care to think about that because...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 05:31:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

That's the distribution of measurements. So a +measurement translates to reduced clearance. 17 had increased clearance, and 14+9+3 were increasingly tighter.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 04:53:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

For whatever reason, SFP continues to hide at m3post and repeat his conspiracy theories and ignore anything that rebuts them. He knows I can't respond there. An honorable person wouldn't do what...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 03:58:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

Agreed, Sticky is real easy to spot. He goes from a casual comment to full blow blathering idiot as soon as you prove he's wrong about something or say something he disagrees with.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 04:46:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,470
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

Here's some questions and answers about the bearings.

Q: If BMW doesn't publish the rod journal specs, how did you come up with one?
A. Twelve crankshafts were measured, 96 journals, three...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 04:46:02 AM
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Custom Clevite Rod Bearings for S65/S85

Many of you may be familiar with my work on m3post in the "S65 Bearing Wiki" thread. Many have become aware of the bearing clearance problem in the S65/S85, and the proposed solutions and...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 04:07:21 AM
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Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

I'll never understand why a guy with no knowledge or involvement in another person's business takes it upon themselves to try and discredit and refute everything they say. But that's the life of...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-29-2014, 12:02:25 AM
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Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

Yes, but first let me address some comments some tool on m3post has been making. Then in a separate post, I'll give an update.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 05:05:55 AM
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Re: VANOS Replacement on E92. Dealer Only Job?

Ditto what others have said. The cam timing tool is actually just there to lock the cams into a fixed position while you remove/install the VANOS and remove/install the cams. Yes you would need...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-17-2013, 03:27:14 PM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

Then you read wrong or didn't read at all.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Dec-13-2013, 03:15:40 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

LMFAO. Good luck with that. BTW, there are no aftermarket bearings. Now go and actually read the thread.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Dec-07-2013, 05:56:05 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

Here's an older list. I'm trying to get my hands on the latest list. Looks like 0W30, 5W30, and 0W40.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14709675&postcount=9
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Dec-06-2013, 05:26:20 PM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

And I would run the thinner LL01 oil until you rebuild and resize the journals.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Dec-06-2013, 03:51:05 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

Better question to me: do the people mucking up the bearing wiki thread even own these cars?
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Dec-06-2013, 03:50:04 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I would do all of the above, except...
I would still flog the car.
I would still track it occasionally (OCCASIONALLY).
I would change bearings every 65000 - 75000 miles.
$2200 per bearing change,...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Dec-05-2013, 04:08:31 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I know I took some heat when I suggested that some design and simulation work is farmed out to college interns. I took enough heat, that I didn't press the issue. But the reality is, that's the...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Dec-05-2013, 03:51:32 AM
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Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I will take a look. Thanks.



Undercarriage shield...whatever it's called.
Oil pan.
Oil pump.

That's it. Pretty clear shot from there.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Dec-04-2013, 08:24:05 PM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I thought so too. Unfortunately it got drowned out by the guys with an agenda pushing an alternate detonation theory.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Dec-04-2013, 08:21:15 PM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

VAC was probably the first to try to capitalize on the issue with their coated bearings. If you accept the small clearance measurements, then VAC bearings are the wrong solution. I don't see any...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-03-2013, 09:18:56 PM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I don't understand how these guys even try to attack the bearing clearance data we collected. It's one thing to say they disagree with the inference or hypothesis, but it's another thing to say...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Dec-03-2013, 05:06:48 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I was actually never banned...just couldn't post anything. The account was invisible. All of the old articles are still there, you just can't see them either because they're invisible too. When I...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Dec-02-2013, 01:18:56 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

I knew I liked that guy! Don't forget, RG hosts all of his photos on PG's photo web site too!



Give Sam @ Autotalent a call if you ever want to build an engine. I will guide him in the right...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Nov-30-2013, 01:55:01 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

He was banned for repeatedly going into vendor threads and commenting. That's not allowed at m3p.



What's the theory?



I'm sure I could arrange that. I have worked out some good labor...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Nov-29-2013, 08:43:21 PM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

You might say I have a little something to do with that thread. It's fun to watch SenorFunkyPants and Yellow Snow argue because their whole goal has been to get "regular guy" to admit he's...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Nov-29-2013, 08:18:42 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

Let me clarify the photos on the front page of the article. There are many photos of rod bearings all showing the same symptoms. Only one of those motors had failed. The remainder of the photos...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Nov-29-2013, 05:06:58 AM
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Re: Bearing issues - S65 problem engine?

If it's a fact, then it shouldn't be too hard to post some numbers up for analysis and for the reputed BMW Performance Shop to be named and stand by what they say. I'm sensing another made up...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Oct-14-2013, 05:46:17 AM
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Re: Service Manual???

You need to find BMW TIS DVD set. BMW will not sell them to you, but they are available on the internet at various places. I have two versions: 2007 and 2012. Both cover the M3. I've never been...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Sep-25-2013, 10:24:48 PM
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Re: M3 E92 Conrod through the block

There is a bearing clearance issue with S65. An NA motor blew last week when two conrods went through the block. There is an issue is too little clearance on the bearings, which causes them to wear...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sun, Jun-16-2013, 04:23:37 AM
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Re: Asking the name of this part...need help

You can look up all the parts for your car at www.realoem.com.

Here's the intake box section, but I don't see anything like what you describe in here. You may need to check the bodywork section,...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Jun-14-2013, 07:25:51 AM
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Re: Dimensions of e9x m3 engine transmission (DCT & 6MT) and differential?

I've never seen these specs. I could measure the 6MT next time I see my car in a few weeks.

What kind of project?
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Jun-13-2013, 03:58:20 AM
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Re: How Good is the 6MT?

All very good points, and certainly hard for me to disagree with them...so I won't!

Along my journey, the one thing the 6MT has over the DCT is the torque limit. The 6MT is rated for higher...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Jun-12-2013, 04:54:38 AM
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Re: How Good is the 6MT?

Engine is done. Working on electronics now.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Jun-11-2013, 02:50:25 AM
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Re: How Good is the 6MT?

The 6MT in the E9x M3 is a ZF gear box, not Getrag.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jun-10-2013, 03:28:18 AM
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Re: How Good is the 6MT?

New cars get a 5-year exemption from smog. My car is now 5-years old. My car will now turn into a track car so I don't have to worry about smog.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sun, Jun-09-2013, 05:15:05 AM
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Posted By PencilGeek
Re: How Good is the 6MT?

I see both ways, and personally I think all views are valid because it's your own car! I did full bolt-on before stroking. The car ran fantastic. I still nearly got my a$$ beat by a local guy in a...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Jun-08-2013, 08:56:52 PM
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Re: How Good is the 6MT?

Here's my 6MT experience. I think you'll agree with me about it's robustness at the end. The 6MT is rated for higher torque than the DCT. So if you plan to uber-mod the motor, then the 6MT is...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Feb-16-2013, 06:55:49 AM
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Views: 13,245
Posted By PencilGeek
Re: Building a 4.7L low compression, supercharged S65 stroker motor

Here's a couple of teaser pics. I'll bet my buddy Joseph wishes his motor was assembled to this level of precision. Links to hundreds of full resolution pictures below.
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