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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 23/11/2014: FINALLY!!! I have an M3...

UPDATE 23/11/2014:

FINALLY!!! I have an M3 input shaft and M3 guibo flange on order. Used from a known well functioning unit from a fellow member that I've been in contact with.
Should arrive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 2610/2014: 578620 578621 Did a...

UPDATE 2610/2014:

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Did a small final test today by reassembling the entire unit and checking the gear selection system. Glad to report that it feels, and performs, flawlessly.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Yeah sorry, at one point, it was at he machinists...

Yeah sorry, at one point, it was at he machinists for the work. I had no confidence in his abilities seeing as after 5 days, nothing had been done. I pulled it out of there and did everything in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Nowhere, did everything in house. And by in house...

Nowhere, did everything in house. And by in house I mean my basement. Total time invested: 4 hours.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE: Bell housing is completed. 577501 ...

UPDATE:

Bell housing is completed.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Here are the 17.5mm reduced shank drill bit and...

Here are the 17.5mm reduced shank drill bit and the adjustable hand reamer on a T handle (tap handle):

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The process is very simple and elaborate machinery is not required as some think....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
FINALLY... The bit and reamer have arrived! ...

FINALLY... The bit and reamer have arrived!

Here's what I received:
- 17.5mm drill bit with reduced shank for 1/2" chuck.
- 17mm to 19mm adjustable hand reamer with 6 cutting blades.

The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 25-06-2014: I apologize to everyone...

UPDATE 25-06-2014:

I apologize to everyone who's been following the progress. My plate is really full these days. I have ordered the reamer and Bill necessary to complete the bellhousing shifter...
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By drift.mechanic
WTB: M3 420G Parts

I see most of you are holding on to dead 420G's hoping to sell them as a unit, but if someone is willing to part ways with a few parts, I and the community would appreciate it.

I need:
- Manual...
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-25-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By drift.mechanic
Incorrect: The M5/540I input shaft and output...

Incorrect:
The M5/540I input shaft and output shaft flange (Guibo flange) are different than the M3 along with the bellhousing.

To fit an M3, you need the manual M3 bellhousing, input shaft...
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-25-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By drift.mechanic
From your questionable box, I need an input shaft...

From your questionable box, I need an input shaft and he output shaft Guibo flange.
If you're interested, send me a price by PM.
Need to finish the M5 420G to M3 420G conversion, and that's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
I picked up the bell housings from the machinist...

I picked up the bell housings from the machinist (dubbed "clown shoes") and have ordered the appropriate drill bit, mill end and reamer, to complete the job.
I had to throw it on the back burner for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Well... I wish I had more/better news. Frankly,...

Well... I wish I had more/better news.
Frankly, I made a huge mistake. My regular machinist that takes care of all my drivetrain machining was closed for holidays so I gave the job to a new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Essentially, the entire box is the same, except:...

Essentially, the entire box is the same, except: gear position sensor, clutch (M5/M3 are the same, 540I is different), M5 flywheel is different, etc.

Looking at these part number differences now,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
I've sent the guy a PM to see what his issue is....

I've sent the guy a PM to see what his issue is. Is there a difference between the 540 and M5 boxes? I have no clue.
Either way, I've asked him to send me the measurements of his boxes to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 29-08-2014: Jig is all made up,...

UPDATE 29-08-2014:

Jig is all made up, detent holes being bored as we speak.
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The app won't let me quote previous posts, so I'll just post it.

The link above does show the guy...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By drift.mechanic
Do not cut and splice your O2 sensors, you're...

Do not cut and splice your O2 sensors, you're setting yourself up for problems. I'm not exactly sure which voltage powers the heater circuits, but my guess is 12V while the sensor runs 5v. Short 12V...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE: 22-08-2014 Small progress today. ...

UPDATE: 22-08-2014

Small progress today.
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The shift detent pins sit in two sleeves, then a spring, a seal and a circlip. Those 2 sleeves were extracted from the M5 bellhousing today...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 21-08-2014: Dropped off the...

UPDATE 21-08-2014:

Dropped off the bellhousing and all related parts at the machinist yesterday. He should have some time tomorrow to put on it, and could be ready as soon as tomorrow. I won't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 12-08-2014: 568979 Well......

UPDATE 12-08-2014:

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Well... Picture says it all. Was in an eventful accident yesterday, T-boned in the passenger door, and yes, I was the passenger. A few cuts and bruises but all good.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
UPDATE 7/08/2014: Wish I had better new but...

UPDATE 7/08/2014:

Wish I had better new but no head way has been made since last week. Have my machinist the benefit of the doubt and called him again yesterday, absolutely no answer. Went by and...
Forum: Parting Out 08-04-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By drift.mechanic
You're selling a complete unit, as I've said...

You're selling a complete unit, as I've said before, looking for a bellhousing ONLY.

Plus as we discussed earlier via private messages, they're cheaper locally.

If you decide to part the item...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Simple setup that will make tons of low and...

Simple setup that will make tons of low and midrange. Nice selection.

I've contacted the Ebay seller you linked to above, waiting for a reply. If you end up reproducing the plate, send me a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
I just hope someone, other than myself, puts this...

I just hope someone, other than myself, puts this info to good use. Theoretically, you could stock pile some 420G's and simply interchange the bellhousing when necessary. They're crying for dog gears...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,438
Posted By drift.mechanic
Yes that's true. We'll see how the end of the...

Yes that's true. We'll see how the end of the project plays out. The cost of the transmissions isn't the problem, it's the astronomical cost of the bellhousings and their lack of availability. So...
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