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Old 04-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #101
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I swear I just read about your car in a popular magazine yesterday at Barnes & Nobel.....was this you??????

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:18 AM   #102
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Thanks for all the positive comments, it's time a few more took the leap the E46 works so well with an LSx

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:20 AM   #103
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:07 AM   #104
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Congrats and well done! To me, what sets your conversion apart from others is that you've kept a totally stock appearance inside and out, and used as much of the OE technology and componentry as possible. This is an awesome feat especially with you marrying up new harnesses with existing 'car smarts', displays and gauges.

Your attention to detail and documentation of the entire process is to be applauded


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Old 04-19-2012, 02:12 AM   #105
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i have a man crush.
My daughter assures me the car is girl called Billie so you don't need to be worried
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:12 AM   #106
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Congrats and well done! To me, what sets your conversion apart from others is that you've kept a totally stock appearance inside and out, and used as much of the OE technology and componentry as possible. This is an awesome feat especially with you marrying up new harnesses with existing 'car smarts', displays and gauges.

Your attention to detail and documentation of the entire process is to be applauded



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Old 04-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #107
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:33 AM   #108
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #109
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A micro update by my standards!

The strut brace & new air intake were a bit to shiny/blingy for me so I had them powdercoated black to make them less in your face.



Apart from that most of the interior is back in after I removed everything searching for a few rattles & clunks just 2 are eluding me at the moment but I will silence them!

And then I think the car is finished!! Duno what I'm going to do with myself.... Oh that is apart from the audio install....
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:19 AM   #110
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #111
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #112
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And then I think the car is finished!! Duno what I'm going to do with myself.... Oh that is apart from the audio install....
Now that you solved all the bugs with the engine swap and all is running fine then it is time to drop a procharger kit for +600hp.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #113
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #114
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One of the few original BMW parts failed



After falling over at the cost of BMW exhaust hanger I put on my best sad face until Craig took pity on me & made me a bespoke one so why he did his thing I went next door to driftworks & got one of their blue mounts




Cheers Craig the reason I (Craig) spotted it was broken was while trying to track down one of the last few noises, I'd heard and read about about M3's suffering diff noise and requiring oil with a Friction Modifier in but I kinda dismissed it as rubbish, how wrong could I have been all noises now gone

I've started fitting the audio system nothing flash but hopefully it'll sound better than the awful standard stuff.....

Amps mounted so they can be adjusted through the cubby box






Playing hide and seek



Modified the standard BMW fuse holder & added a 40amp fuse


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Old 05-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #115
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #116
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I really like all the pics in this thread! Great work! Do you have a YouTube channel with vids of this in stages of progress or driving?
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:05 AM   #117
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Thanks chaps there are a couple of YouTube vids Blair357ci
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #118
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Had a bit of an incident.... All my own doing.

Lost quite a bit oil with a leaking crank seal and messing with oil pressure sensors but I overlooked topping it up or even checking it, what an idiot!!!! I wasn't sure if I should make it public or not but if my stupidity makes someone else check their oil then that can only be a good thing?

I pulled the sump off to check the damage shells one of which had spun damaging the crank, the damage is pretty minor considering how low on oil it was.



Engine out and Craig stripped it. He also managed to source a crank & shells for me overnight!!!





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Old 07-17-2012, 05:20 AM   #119
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I still want to do this so bad, but I know it'll be much harder/expensive not having such an awesome experienced friend/fabricator/shop owner.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #120
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I still want to do this so bad, but I know it'll be much harder/expensive not having such an awesome experienced friend/fabricator/shop owner.
If it was easy everyone would do it and everyone should do it it makes a very good car
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