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BMW 6-pot (3L or bigger)

01 Sep 2016 in Wanted
so skidding a 325i is cool, but after last weekend in Latvia, I understood that I need more power (the stock M50 isn't up to the task of going 100+km/h sideways). I have many ideas, and haven't made up my mind yet, so I'd be open to offers on M54B30, S50 and other similar engines. haven't found a...
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I'm back, 10 years later

28 Aug 2016 in Newbies
Good morning gentlemen, lady's and absolute cunts. I've not been here for years so figure I should probably post in newbies again 👍🏻 Now I've passed all my qualifications i can afford more than just food and porn again so a drift car is next on the hit list. Now when I was a youth I must admit...
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You cunts still here?

14 Apr 2016 in Newbies
Fucking hell. I had almost forgotten about this place. Do people still use forums? I still remeber being super excited to get 50 users on this board. Haha
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Eyup fuckers!

20 Mar 2016 in Newbies
Jayk, from Devon. Been here before when I had my fucking useless rotbox of an FC for a bit.. But now back with the shittest of shit Volvo 345's that I wanna do some stupid skids in.  Was gunna chop the springs, but the engine disintegrated as soon as I got it, so been fucking about with a do...
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Hi from North Devon

17 Mar 2016 in Newbies
Hi everyone I am Sam 34 from Braunton North Devon, new to drifting but have worked on cars quite a bit. Bought this e46 323ise for £250 170k no mot eml light on limp moded it home and found the throttle body was jammed, cleaned the bugger out with tooth brush and carb spray - problem solved! F...
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Mike's M3

Mike@TDSWs M3 of pain and expense (and a bit of awesome). Written by Mike, about Mike and entirely 100% unbiased and independent of Mike.


Norfolk Arena BDC licensing day 2013 - the Tram...

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HMO. The frankenskidder.

Our resident TrampHunter, Flump, reviews the infamous E36 'HMO' belonging to TrampDrift's very own Gibson.


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Bleed a BMW

How to bleed a BMW 3.5 or 2.5 cooling system

It's well known that BMW cooling systems can be horrible to bleed! This is how I do it.

● 1. Fill as much as possible.

● 2. Open the bleed screw on the top of the engine.

● 3. Start car with heaters on full and keep filling.

● 4. Let it get up to temperature.

● 5. Make sure the water level is still good.

● 6. Turn car off, pump both top and bottom radiator hoses like you're giving CPR to your favorite hamster.

● 7. Turn back on keep topping up the water.

● 8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have no more bubbles, even when you rev the car.

● 9. Tighten bleed screw put cap back on and take the car for a quick drive (about 5 mins).

● 10. Open bleed screw again to see if any more air is there. Check water level again, by this time you should have good heaters again.

This may not be the best method but it works for me and I have bleed 535s about 8 times in the last few months! Also works for 2.5s.


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