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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #501
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No problem. If you want one done for your sedan let me know. I can do any color/material
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #502
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #503
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If you don't have one already get an ATI damper especially with a light flywheel.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #504
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Will do. I just hate the fact that it takes three to make.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #505
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No problem. If you want one done for your sedan let me know. I can do any color/material
Coupe, and what did you use, plywood?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #506
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Plywood for the bottom part (a certain type of wood to retain the weight loss) and styrofoam for the top part.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:15 AM   #507
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Nice I just put in the Bimmer world and rogue tranny mounts great combo not a lot of vibration and deff noticeable .. Your going to love the cams man they are awesome. I think your out doing me with that clutch though
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:53 AM   #508
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Yea they seem to be the best mounts for a street driven car. Everyone who has them, love them. I kept debating on whether to get those or the AKG ones, but I think poly would be too harsh, especially since I already have the poly subframe bushings. I can't remember, did you install the cams yourself? If so, how hard was it?

I might have the clutch but you still have the damper!

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #509
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i have vorschlag poly motor and trans mounts with powerflex poly subframe mounts its not that bad
little bit of rattle every once and a while to go along with the lightweight flywheel

why not go with the 4 bolt oil pump
its just future proofing yourself/car
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #510
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i have vorschlag poly motor and trans mounts with powerflex poly subframe mounts its not that bad
little bit of rattle every once and a while to go along with the lightweight flywheel

why not go with the 4 bolt oil pump
its just future proofing yourself/car
I want to, but I might have to hold off for a few months. Gotta save up some money first. I should be fine with the safety wire until then.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #511
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Yea they seem to be the best mounts for a street driven car. Everyone who has them, love them. I kept debating on whether to get those or the AKG ones, but I think poly would be too harsh, especially since I already have the poly subframe bushings. I can't remember, did you install the cams yourself? If so, how hard was it?

I might have the clutch but you still have the damper!
Yeah the mm are pretty sweat.. Cams I did everything myself except for the exhaust timing which was way over my head and the tools aren't common. Had a german auto place do it.. I think some company has the tools for cheap though now like German solutions or something
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #512
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It's a lot better to fix the cause of the oil pump problem (harmonics) than try to band-aid a solution (safety wire, welding, etc the OPN).
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:24 PM   #513
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I fully understand what's going on with the oil pump nut I just don't feel the need at the moment even with my mods as well to do p.m. On it ..maybe a good thread of someone's engine blowing because of it ill do it
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #514
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Ordered yesterday:
-Clutchmasters fx100 clutch/JB lightweight flywheel
-Schrick 264/248 cams
-OS Giken super lock LSD!!!

Waiting to be installed:
Vanos Seals
Vanos Anti-Rattle Kit
Vanos Gasket
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Bimmerworld Group N Motor Mounts
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Maximum PSI Subframe reinforcement

As for the Oil Pump Nut, I was thinking of getting Greg Smith's 4 Bolt solution...but I don't know if it's worth it now since it's only a street car. Might just do Bimmerworld's safety wired OPN for now.
Beautiful! Decided against the 272's? Plan on DIYing the bushings & mounts?
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #515
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engine mounts take less than 20 minuets lol so do tranny
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:45 PM   #516
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engine mounts take less than 20 minuets lol so do tranny
Good to know...guess I was more curious about the diff mount bushings and subframe...bit more of a PITA no?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #517
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Good to know...guess I was more curious about the diff mount bushings and subframe...bit more of a PITA no?
Lol if my diff bushing fails again I'm selling the car before I do that job again.. Epic epic pita.. Get the oem tool or trying to get it out will eat you alive. I've never touched my subframe or bushings though and I don't Plan on it really
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #518
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Yeah the mm are pretty sweat.. Cams I did everything myself except for the exhaust timing which was way over my head and the tools aren't common. Had a german auto place do it.. I think some company has the tools for cheap though now like German solutions or something
I said fuck it and started it yesterday..not bad at all..so far. I removed the Vanos, installed the new seals and rattle repair kit. Now just waiting on the GAS cam tools to come in

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It's a lot better to fix the cause of the oil pump problem (harmonics) than try to band-aid a solution (safety wire, welding, etc the OPN).
Absolutely. I'm going to try and get the 4 bolt ordered later this week.

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Beautiful! Decided against the 272's? Plan on DIYing the bushings & mounts?
Yes. I don't see the reason for them now since I won't be touching the head or block. The motor and tranny mounts yes, the subframe and diff (including the LSD) no. Maximum PSI will be doing the work for me. It's not a matter of difficulty, but more so that I don't have a lift at home. I'm certainly not attempting it on jack stands lol.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #519
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Stav, do you still have the templates for the rear seat delete. im planning on doing this soon.
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Good to know...guess I was more curious about the diff mount bushings and subframe...bit more of a PITA no?
subframe bushing are a bit of a bitch to do
i took out the whole rear end and burnt/pressed out the old ones and installed new powerflex subframe bushings as well as M3 rtab's + limiters +alignment in 10.5 hours with a lift

first time doing it
i didnt think that was to bad
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