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Old 09-24-2013, 01:26 AM   #121
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Good luck with the swap!
As far as the weight is concerned, if the 66lbs. difference is correct, by the time the rear of the car is reinforced enough to handle the power, there won't be much, if any difference.
It'll take about that much in steel to add enough strength!
The 335 brake hardware added up on all four corners alone probably equals more than 66 lbs. difference or damn close to it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #122
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There are many allegations about me sleeping with my insurance agent. I wish I could say they were true!
Why? What does he look like?

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Why? What does he look like?

Haha we got a funny guy over here

SHE is 27, about 5 10, maybe 120 lbs, green eyes and the most gorgeous blonde hair

A little update!

I got my turbo seals in the mail yesterday so I will pull them off and fix them up. Still waiting on my compressor wheels and shafts. I also drained the oil and took apart all my oil related components on the engine to clean out some gunk and old oil that didnt want to leave my nice engine. Today is basically cleaning day. I get these projects organized in my head (pull engine and clean it, pull front of car off, pull e46 dash etc) and I sort of sort it out into small projects and by the end of each small project I am so disorganized so I need to clean up before going onto the next. Are any of you guys repeat offenders of that?

I found a great use for the tailgate of the truck. Why didnt I think of this before? I also got the motor properly suspended and started to clean stuff. I am thinking about spray painting the engine bay of the E46 gloss white so I can see any oil leaks/sprays more easily. what do you guys think?

I also stopped by a vintage motorsport place to check out a couple 2013 Morgans they had that a friend was looking at. Found a few cool cars there
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just curious, do you have an estimated completion date of this project,

i am interested in seeing the results
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just curious, do you have an estimated completion date of this project,

i am interested in seeing the results
Yeah, a few weeks. I would like the car running in two weeks
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if OP can make absolutely all the functions of the car work normally that would be pretty cool. windows, door locks, alarm, radio, headlights, tail lights, emissions controls, DSC, ABS, brake drying, sunroof, windshield wipers, air conditioning, etc etc etc.
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Ok, AJ. You are correct. We shouldn't be focused on the pic you used for your sig.

Instead, I'll help you along with your swap. How do you plan to mount the radiator and intercoolers? And did you already strip down the entire E46 and sell the parts?

Edit: nevermind, i see you already listed the parts for sale http://www.azbmw.org/index.php?name=...wtopic&t=16290
I plan to make heaps of custom brackets. All the electronics will work as they are E90 electronics. It will be a different story with the ZHP. I am having hell trying to get the retaining ring out of the housing so that I can take it apart. Havnt tried the other one yet.

And just for you Mango I will add a totally unnessecary disclaimer. And as for AZBMW I dont think I can ever post a thing on that forum again. I list **** for sale and get a flame war. Its not like I am forcing anyone to buy anything
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You're right. It could go either way. I'm sure if OP finished the swap and someone used the car in their Sig without giving credit to OP he'd be pissed. That's why to be on the safe side I agree with mango and say one should only use their car unless they have permission from the rightful owner. To each their own though.


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if OP can make absolutely all the functions of the car work normally that would be pretty cool. windows, door locks, alarm, radio, headlights, tail lights, emissions controls, DSC, ABS, brake drying, sunroof, windshield wipers, air conditioning, etc etc etc.
I dont see why it wouldnt. Most of the voltages and current are the same for most things. Its just a matter of splicing connectors really. It will be a PITA to do it all though

Earlier today I pulled one turbo and got it mostly pulled apart. I spent some time cleaning oil and coolant lines for it and cleaning the exhaust side of the block of some oil residue from bad oil return line seals and also assisted my friend with his tranny fluid and diff fluid change. After that we decided to go catch some criminals
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... It is worth mentioning I am 18 and have been insured by state farm since I was 16. I had in order a 2001 325ci, 91 318, 95 540, 04 zhp 330, 06 m3, 92 318, 05 m3, 07 335, 99 328 ....
Wow, you are only 18 and had 9 cars in two years span!
I am in the wrong line of business.
What did I do when I was 18? Worked in the full service gas station pumping gas. I don't think you have seen a full service gas station growing up.

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I used ethanol for the last 20k. However, this engine has a terrible PCV system. The valves look like this by 45k easily. The N54 is a great powerhouse but terrible on longevity as far as carbon goes. Cleaning this is super important...
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On the update side of this I have some interesting developments. So intake valves. Heavily deposited intake valves are like having a cold. My car is terribly cold in that case...
Carbon build up on valves is more to do with the direct injection than PCV system. Intake valves don't get washed down by fuel/air mixture. It is a huge problem for direct injection Volkswagen engines which were in service long before BMW started direct injection. Google carbon build up and direct injection, and you will find plenty threads about it. Turbo is worse since intercooler is another trap for oil. I have to clean my Audi valves every 50k to avoid rough idle and hesitation.


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Wiring will fit I know for a fact. ...
Anyway, I have figured out where to mount everything so yeah its a simple swap. Much easier than most think it is. ...

I plan to cut the dash in a few discreet spots that wont be seen and you wont be able to tell so this will slide all the way back. I may need to cut another bracket but we will see. Its all pretty easy labor. Hammered one day and just used my sawzaw to get the other hehe....
Most things are usually turned out a lot complicated than you think they are... You don't know what you don't know which makes you brave. But then, there lies a pioneer spirit!
Hope you are not making a Frakenstein.

Here are a few BMW technical guides on N54 engine for your reading pleasure.
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do you have the same info for an M54 engine?
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When I said young kid, I wasn't talking about you.
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Driving an E90 today, I realized how much the dash sucks. Has the ergonomic qualities of a wall, so hard to adjust air vents to ideal position, etc.
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Driving an E90 today, I realized how much the dash sucks. Has the ergonomic qualities of a wall, so hard to adjust air vents to ideal position, etc.
It looks much better w/ iDrive. I drove an E60 545i back in 2004 for a few months and got used to that design pretty quickly. HUD is certainly cool too! Back in 04!!
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if im not mistaken the e90/92 models used fiber optics to control things such as traction and stability control

how would you implement fiber optics in an e46
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if im not mistaken the e90/92 models used fiber optics to control things such as traction and stability control

how would you implement fiber optics in an e46
Thats what I was thinking last night. you may be correct. i guess somehow transfer it over? that is if those cables aren't damaged or stretched
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Mmmmm good luck with that, I think there's far too much integration into other systems in order to get that to work properly. On an E60 or E90 I would imagine it'd be much easier to do.

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That's correct. He would have to transfer over the entire MOST and Byteflight bus systems. Seeing as it is a ring topology for MOST, he will either need to create a bunch of jumpers to keep the ring from breaking, or implement all of the forwarding perhipherals - which would include the radio, GM, etc.
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Mmmmm good luck with that, I think there's far too much integration into other systems in order to get that to work properly. On an E60 or E90 I would imagine it'd be much easier to do.



That's correct. He would have to transfer over the entire MOST and Byteflight bus systems. Seeing as it is a ring topology for MOST, he will either need to create a bunch of jumpers to keep the ring from breaking, or implement all of the forwarding perhipherals - which would include the radio, GM, etc.
I found the easiest fix for this. I am using the entire e9x wiring harness. Therefore I have no electrical work to do except splicing connectors. I have covered this multiple times in previous pages.

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