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Old 09-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #21
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I mean the front bumper, etc. It comes off so you can just pull the engine with trans straight back.
After having a very un eventfull day I started thinking and came to this same solution. I don't kno why I wasted 6 hours messing around, could have had the front clip off and the motor and trans out. That's where I will start tom I think.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:02 PM   #22
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:11 AM   #23
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Thanks!

Today I'm gunna take out the rad. And hopefully get most of the front end off (bumper support ext.). To prepare to pull the motor and trans
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:39 PM   #24
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didnt get much done lately, rad fan out (and now for sale along with everything else). got stuck trying to pull off the lower hose to drain the coolant cuz had no stregenth in my arms after working so much...decided to take a brake. im busy all day today so ill be back at it tom. thinking about taking the front off with the rad still attached? anyone ever do this?

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #25
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Props! this is one he11 of a DIY!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:03 PM   #26
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #27
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love your interior. any more pics?

im thinking about doing a LSB interior. but only if i go through with my original idea to paint the engine bay LSB and the exterior AW
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #28
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a little progress. and one for fun
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get that motor out of there
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cool, you got the s54

lets do this asap

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:41 AM   #31
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get that motor out of there
i think i might do the rear while im waiting for sisco to bring over his engine hoist. i want to get to that soon anyway because im putting the tuner motorsports subframe re-enforcement (unless someone suggesst another brand) on before i put in all the m3 stuff.
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i was hoping i would see your name as well as the select few who know what this is about.

im swaping the entire pedal assembly. even the brake... i know mite46 had problems with this (fitting the booster or something?) but Jesseppi or whatever his name is did it with no problems? other than drilling 2 new holes.. so hopefully it wont be a big deal.

Im going to try to use the 328i FCM and hook it up to the m3. so all lighting and doors (maily the rear) still work. if someone has any more info and can elaborate how how to do this that would be great. i was told by someone who did the swap they used the body's FCM and made it work with the M3 stuff so the back doors and all the lighting functioned normal without having to splice in the rear doors and doing all that fun stuff

I'm pretty sure you can use the 328 body harness and just use the motor electronics from the S54. Congrats on actually going through with this, I'm excited to see the progress!
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i think i might do the rear while im waiting for sisco to bring over his engine hoist. i want to get to that soon anyway because im putting the tuner motorsports subframe re-enforcement (unless someone suggesst another brand) on before i put in all the m3 stuff.
I have an M rear subrame with about 27000 miles on it. Selling for $700. Diff not included
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I'm pretty sure you can use the 328 body harness and just use the motor electronics from the S54. Congrats on actually going through with this, I'm excited to see the progress!
thanks alot for supporting me and giving me some great feedback. my dad is an electrical engineer so im going to have him check out the wiring diagrams and lmk if that will work...
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:21 AM   #35
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I have an M rear subrame with about 27000 miles on it. Selling for $700. Diff not included
lol i have the m3 subframe already!

im talking about tuner motorsports reinforcement plates that you either weld or apoxy around where your rear subframe bolts to the car to prevent it from tearing out....
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #36
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i started getting at the rear subframe, but i got stuck trying to figure out how to disconnect the brake pad sensor, anyway i just figured out i didnt trace the wire long enough to get to the connector.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #37
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got everthing (i think) dissconnected from the rear end except the 4 main bolts that go through the diff carier (subframe). just waiting on another set of hands to help me stablize it as i lower it down..

so who is going to be my first sponser?

i guess i should worrie about getting the car done first then hope for some supporters
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you'll want to weld those reinforcement plates in, I wouldn't trust epoxy!!!

if you have a motorcycle jack, use that to drop the rear subframe.

I'm doing a similar swap, but I'm also having a shop do the work for a few reasons.
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you'll want to weld those reinforcement plates in, I wouldn't trust epoxy!!!

if you have a motorcycle jack, use that to drop the rear subframe.

I'm doing a similar swap, but I'm also having a shop do the work for a few reasons.
i read where a guy used an epoxy that is stroger than welding... i cant find the link at the moment but they tested the epoxy and the welds at equall weight and the welds broke while the epoxy held strong
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