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      04-24-2022, 05:13 PM   #67
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Bearing analysis video just dropped. Project Chicago

Brutal.

But this is exactly what I watch the channel for; someone else doing all the graft, just to have it fail and do it all again. Not that I'm rooting for stuff to go wrong...it just happens.[/QUOTE

Yup. I was glad to see that fault was with the machinist, and that this channel shows the warts of our hobby
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      04-25-2022, 02:56 AM   #68
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What I learned. Don’t buy alpinas. Or at least not ones with with one off engines.

And for gods sake don’t use a machinist who isn’t close enough for you to walk in and inspect in progress.
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I don't think a visual progress check would have helped here. And as a sort of ex-machinist I certainly wouldn't appreciate an unannounced visit - got to concentrate!
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Our building is locked, most machinist/cnc facilities require key fob entry for I9 background checks. Just finished getting mine done again after I moved shops. Sleeving a block is not unheard of, I had to do that with it a 2.5L S14 block and as some know now that BMW NA will and does not sell EU parts unless you have a ROW/EU VIN.

What is good is the Machinist that did the work is owning up to bungling it and making it right.

Entertaining how the drunk showed up, glad he left that in.
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      04-25-2022, 12:17 PM   #71
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Hmm, iron sleeves in an aluminum block, and just ~40 miles in a couple of them are oval-shaped? Dude who did the work claims he's been doing it for a decade and "knows what he's doing". Seems like a bad idea even if the guy has done it successfully in the past.

Now he's going with the used motor from Poland in the B7. That would have been a better plan from the get-go. Will be fun to see how this plays out in the end.
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The next episode is now up where an E70 X5 has joined his garage.

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The next episode is now up where an E70 X5 has joined his garage.

That thing would give him years of content 🤣
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Got onto M539 after seeing this thread. Without exaggeration the best YouTube channel I have seen, personally. Sreten is a lighthearted and talented guy, really inspiring too. Almost watched all the videos! Hope he keeps it going long into the future, can't get enough.
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One of the three channels of which I'm a Patreon supporter (Bad Obession Motorsports #ProjectBinky is the other car related one of the three).
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The next video is up which is of his gorgeous E39 M5

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Sweet, I know what I'll be watching this weekend. Am I the only one that watches some of these videos more than once? Looking forward to him getting back to work on the B7.
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The next video is up which is of his gorgeous E39 M5

Dammit. I put that liqui moly gear additive in my car a while back, based on his recommendation....and now he says (and I agree) that it doesn't actually help. D'oh!
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I started watching his videos because of this thread as well - really enjoy the content and his style. Great stuff.
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Sreten’s video editing is top notch and his lighting is really good in such tight spaces. Great sense of humor as well. His 50-60 minute videos fly by!
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The next episode of Project Chicago is released (Alpina B7). An interesting discovery in this one!

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The next episode of Project Chicago is released (Alpina B7). An interesting discovery in this one!

Indeed very interesting! Great news for Alpina owners!
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But...he needs to use the BMW pistons because the alpina ones are on 92mm for a 92.03 bore. Where the BMW ones are 91.96mm. Otherwise he's setting up for the same outcome as buying a new alpina block (albeit a lot cheaper). I know that means he'd need to machine the crown of the BMW pistons to get the compression ratio good.

Or did I misunderstand the measurements?
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I believe he addressed that and it should be covered in the next Project Chicago video
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