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Old 03-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #16
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345rwhp and I as well can't spin tires in second gear.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:49 AM   #17
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i said i could spin tires into second gear *in the wet). if you can't then your car sucks, powershift into 2, even with my 235 FK452's + lsd they'll spin. on completly dry pavement, definatly a chirp, but it wont spin out.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #18
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Ha ha Will you guys calm down with the spinning in 2dn already! I didn't mean to start this. I guess we can be kinda neurotic sometimes when it comes to how our beloved performs. Sometimes I feel the car isn't exactly the same from one day to another - and this is most likely just in my head...
Seriously, I guess that for a car that weighs 3100lbs and that has 193bhp/ on paper, it pulls reasonably hard. And I might add that it pulls hard enough to believe that, given an extra dosage of torque, it could be possibly spin those worn 225 ContiSport! (they're kind of a harder compound). But if you guys say that even a M3 can't do that, then it would be pure delusion.
An inline 6 will always be torquey by design, even without manipulating the admission valve timing with vanos. However, I still can't feel any difference when I disconnect it, so like Flav_Cool said, I should just dyno it and I'll know for sure. But the way I know myself, I'll probably order some vanos seals, and crack the vanos open just to stick my nose in it. I like to tinker.


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Old 03-06-2008, 12:38 AM   #19
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my 318 makes 600 hp in the snow i spin 5th
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:19 AM   #20
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Hey I just read this thread.
I had the same problem [ absolutely flat in the mid range ]
The car went good when cold , after a couple of miles it started to go flat [ next day same thing ] checked the vanos all good.
It turned out to be the Cam Position Sensor [ behind the vanos solenoid ] was starting to go faulty. I bolted a used unit in [ to test ] It's a different animal now
Cheers from Down under.....Kerry
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #21
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Interesting. I dont have one handy to test though. I kinda gave up on the whole vanos issue when the dealership said it was $255 just for the vanos solenoid so I didn't dare check the cost of a whole vanos unit. I'll try to investigate that cam pos sensor though. Thanks.
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