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You may have seen the episode where Marty's WRX spun a bearing, but what exactly happens when you "spin a bearing" in a motor, and why is it so bad?  We all know traditional four-stroke piston engines rely on a crankshaft spinning in block, which also has connecting rods attaching that crankshaft to the pistons shooting up and down the cylinder bores.  The crank and rods can spin at high-speed without melting together because they sit in specially-measured bearings that have a micron-thin amount of oil lubricating the spinning metal. You might have seen shows where people built engines and they talk about bearing...

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A few weeks back we got word that Keith was super keen to come and hang out and talk cars. I sent over some info about the Kei truck and said let's go for a cruise!

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Project cars are a wondrous journey of maaad mods and sweet upgrades, but they don't always come along at the most opportune time. Life can be full of adult pressures like bills, free space to put extra cars, the spare time to work on a new project... basically, stuff that isn't as fun as a new project car! But sometimes a vehicle speaks to us and we just know we will own one of them, some day. For Marty this very situation happened a few months ago when he saw an example of a rare Japanese import for sale, one he'd...

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MCM's first ever E30 BMW has been a crazy trip in just one short week, building a mild-looking sleeper packing a 320kW (430hp) punch in a fairly light, dynamic rear-drive package. You can check out the brand new reveal video HERE, but let's run you through the whole mad week's worth of this killer project. It didn't start off as potent as this, however, with Marty picking up a Japanese-import 320i two-door sedan with a dud engine. After removing the old single-cam in-line six-cylinder engine and five-speed transmission in Episode 1 (VIEW HERE) the Internet was awash with guesses as to the...

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If you've seen the latest episode of the LS3 E30 project (CLICK ME!) you'll have seen the lads got Tuning Fork to tickle the keyboard and liberate 250kW (335rwhp) at the wheels from their stock 6.2-litre LS3 V8. So why does "everyone" on the internet think they are boring and crap if they such a popular swap into other cars? I have owned half a dozen E30s myself, and so I understand some people would be disappointed in the choice of an LS as it is such a common swap and there are so many great engines which fit into E30s,...

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