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Old 11-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Starting the build with a low mileage 3.0l M54 from an 05' 330. Here's some pictures pre-machine shop of the motor broken down. Block was bored/honed for pistons, line honed for Raceware main studs, timeserts added, and decked. Head was broken down, valves and seats cleaned, recut, lapped, reinstalled with new valve seals, and decked























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Old 11-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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looks nice.,,all those parts look sooo pretty


gonna need those fenders rolled and bigger tires for that monster!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #8
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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i'd be very wary about that Level 10 transmission. terrible track record...
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:54 AM   #10
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i'd be very wary about that Level 10 transmission. terrible track record...
BS! or should i say that is simply not true.

I had a Level10 Tranny custom built for a Subaru SVX Back in 99'. 1st they've built and it was truly "Bullet proof"

back then, after mine they sold 4 more and they ALL performed beyond expectation.

i have since left the subaru scene obviously but i beg to differ. level10 is one of the best in this country.

track record, they build transmissions for our military special ops vehicles.

But to not go too far off Topic this does Look S!CK!!!

In for dyno and road video of it in Action!
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #12
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wow, my post #9 made on 11-29-12.............

glad it got straightened out in the end. Thats very rare in itself

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Sounds like the ultimate sleeper!
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Depending what ecu he has he might have to go stand-a-lone...
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #19
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looks nice.,,all those parts look sooo pretty


gonna need those fenders rolled and bigger tires for that monster!
Yours is next The wheels pictured on the car are coming off, new wheels and tires are listed in the parts list!

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i'd be very wary about that Level 10 transmission. terrible track record...
The transmission has been built and already in the car for about 5k miles. The car was previosuly turbo'd by another shop, or an attempt at being turbo'd, which failed horribly. The customer came to us to remove all the old parts and motor, and replace it with what should be there, done exactly the right way. As I said, I've used Level 10 a few times and had no issues, nor does this particular tranny in the car now

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Sounds like the ultimate sleeper!
Indeed! Just what the customer is looking for!

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Tuned on the stock DME by someone you and I spoke about recently

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Depending what ecu he has he might have to go stand-a-lone...
Or it could be tuned on the stock DME like I said ... I wouldn't list something if it wasn't what was happening. This car WILL NOT be seeing any type of aftermarket ECU.



Thanks for all the comments so far, should be starting assembly of the motor next week!

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #20
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Tuned on the stock DME by someone you and I spoke about recently

Or it could be tuned on the stock DME like I said ... I wouldn't list something if it wasn't what was happening. This car WILL NOT be seeing any type of aftermarket ECU.

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