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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Apr 08, 2021 5:45 PM
by 1st 5er
:wave: :wave:

Charlene, you are amazing.

Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Apr 08, 2021 10:46 PM
by cek
1st 5er wrote: Apr 08, 2021 5:45 PM :wave: :wave:

Charlene, you are amazing.
:laugh:

Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 10:52 PM
by cek
cek wrote: Apr 06, 2021 11:07 AM I discovered something very unfortunate: Notice the issue?

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cek wrote: Apr 07, 2021 1:02 PM
LarryM wrote: Apr 06, 2021 6:06 PM All this time I assumed your car has an LSD. No??
What was once an LSD is not an LSD for ever.

Good thing I have a nice, known good (because I tested it), S3.25 on the shelf.

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I will probably just throw this one in the car as-is (if i can get to it today or tomorrow) and then rebuild the one in the car for later.
Based on the above, I set about scheming to drop the S3.25 in while I fixed the diff in the car.

But last week there was another thread about Torsen diffs and Z3Ms. It got me thinking. Which is rarely a good thing.

I remembered that Vlad's S3.23 came from a 2003 Z3 M-Coupe. Which is a Torsen diff. It occurred to me that Torsen diffs don't act like clutch-based LSDs, especially when there's no resistance. I don't actually know how a Torsen diff works (I barely understand how a clutch-based LSD works), so don't ask me.

So this afternoon I did a different test:

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Yup. Torsen differentials behave like open differentials when no forces are applied. So there, in fact, is nothing wrong with Vlad's differential.

In other words, Vlad remains perfect.

Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Feb 25, 2022 5:17 AM
by cek
In case anyone is wondering, my Vlad has been locked up in storage since early November and there is zero chance he has anything to do with what’s going on in the Ukraine right now.

Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Feb 25, 2022 7:31 AM
by BDKawey
cek wrote: Feb 25, 2022 5:17 AM In case anyone is wondering, my Vlad has been locked up in storage since early November and there is zero chance he has anything to do with what’s going on in the Ukraine right now.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ohhhhh. different Vlad. this Vlad is the good one

Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Jun 21, 2022 1:32 PM
by cek
Ok, this is gonna be fun!

@geordi forwarded me a mail from The Shop, a Seattle car storage/pub/hangout/workshop thing and BaT asking for people who've bought cars via BaT to apply. Since Vlad was purchased via BaT (long before BaT was an auction site: http://bringatrailer.com/2013/03/17/bat ... -bmw-535is) I applied.

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Good thing I used an auto-parts store parking lot to do a "homeless guy detail" yesterday:

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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

Posted: Jun 22, 2022 9:27 AM
by gwb72tii
That pic makes me want to go work on my car.