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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By paraklas
Getting closer 13/10/2019 03:21 United States...

Getting closer
13/10/2019 03:21 United States of America (the) ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By paraklas
Shipped yesterday, so you should be receiving it...

Shipped yesterday, so you should be receiving it end of this week or beginning of next. I am more anxious to see if this mod worked or not.



Nathan should do his checks better :) doesn't work...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By paraklas
I'll ship it Monday morning! Already have the...

I'll ship it Monday morning! Already have the address.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By paraklas
The machining does allow proper modulation with...

The machining does allow proper modulation with the russian membrane. As I am not running the stock system anymore, I can ship (on my expense) my prototype cap to anyone that was in the original...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=186...

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=18638171#post18638171

New thread with aluminum cap updates :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=186...

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=18638171#post18638171

New thread with aluminum cap updates :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By paraklas
Custom M56 Cap Discussion (Aluminum, 3D printed, etc)

Opening this thread to discuss, present, troubleshoot the aftermarket M56 caps that some members have produced, including my aluminum version. This is to also avoid getting lost in the M56 main...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
Tomorrow I'll get some updates from the machinist...

Tomorrow I'll get some updates from the machinist as to how we handle the membrane issue and I will make a new thread for M56 caps in general so that we don't clutter this one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
Posted By paraklas
You sure there's a separate seal? The sensor has...

You sure there's a separate seal? The sensor has a pre-made gasket on it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,459
Posted By paraklas
The only potential issue is in a case of an...

The only potential issue is in a case of an impact that would cause the strut tower to deform, to have the opposite tower deformed as well. Side impact or impact strong enough to cause this obviously.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
I dropped the valve cover (again) to the...

I dropped the valve cover (again) to the machinist, with the russian membrane this time and the aluminum caps (mine and one of the batch order) for re-machining. The objective is to allow a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
I have ordered a new russian membrane and will...

I have ordered a new russian membrane and will work on that along with the cap.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
I found out that the Russian membrane that I have...

I found out that the Russian membrane that I have is taller than the original bmw one by a few mm. This may explain the issue of complete seal instead of modulating. I will go to the machinist with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By paraklas
First apply 3 layers of anti-rust paint (i.e....

First apply 3 layers of anti-rust paint (i.e. from Rustoleum) then apply proper underseal.

https://i.postimg.cc/5tQ39bgR/RP05.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
If the breather hole is blocked somehow this...

If the breather hole is blocked somehow this would prevent the membrane to actuate fast enough, that's about it. The issue described here is that the membrane permanently blocks the passage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
these are side by side and both appear the same. ...

these are side by side and both appear the same.
https://i.postimg.cc/8CSnnYJq/20190827-202531.jpg

I went and sealed the chamber below with a blob of RTV as it was leaking - and defeating the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
First I need to confirm the modulation travel...

First I need to confirm the modulation travel distance of the membrane, this can be measured by pressing the membrane down using a hairpin and measuring how much the hairpin traveled. Then I need to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
I have not received any other feedback. I'm...

I have not received any other feedback. I'm heading now to the machinist with the valve cover, the prototype cap, will compare with the one he has there. I HOPE I can put the OEM cap back from pieces...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
So I went and tested the prototype here and it...

So I went and tested the prototype here and it has about 6mm modulation, if i press the diaphragm down from the pinhole, used a thin stainless steel wire. Can someone confirm that this is correct...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
If I got it right you're saying that the...

If I got it right you're saying that the "ceiling" of the cap sits too low to the point where the membrane seals the valve cover and doesn't allow the spring to operate/breathe properly? If this is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
For the next order I will make it more...

For the next order I will make it more streamlined as handling this via this forum PM system is not ideal, every couple of messages it becomes full and I have to delete to read more, plus I have to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
Yes that's what I mean, suppose the next order is...

Yes that's what I mean, suppose the next order is another 20 caps, I will make 42 disks (20+22). Cost can be "absorbed" in the main cap order, shipping those is peanuts so we can arrange it :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
Hi everyone! Apologies for the late chime in...

Hi everyone! Apologies for the late chime in here.

I tested all caps overnight after I took the pictures to the point that the used membrane is now toast :P all of them secure and seal just fine....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
To lock: ~40 degrees counter clockwise will...

To lock:

~40 degrees counter clockwise will secure the cap on the valve cover using a 27mm socket. Obviously I don't know torque specs on this, just put enough force so that the cap feels secured....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 161,798
Posted By paraklas
Regarding the disks, there was not enough time to...

Regarding the disks, there was not enough time to do them, however I will try to get them done in the next batch
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