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Old 10-04-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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E46 Touring + S85 V10

I guess more than just touring people might be interested in my E46 Touring project where I will be fitting a S85 V10 from an E60 M5.

So I will repost some here, and continually update this thread as the project unfolds.


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Hey guys, getting started on my touring project. I have a real nice 80k mile touring factory 5 speed manual that I am going to fit with an S85 V10 from an E60 M5. I will try to update this thread semi frequently with pics and info as the project unfolds. For now a few pics of the donor cars.

First is the 80k mile E60 M5 factory 6 speed manual I bought at auction for a steal... Not many salvageable body parts



Next is the Grey/blk E46 Touring I picked up in San Diego after a semi exhaustive nation wide search.








I plan to fit the engine using the help of an AWRON gateway and wiring harness (www.awron.com) They offer a complete S85 V10 plug and play harness solution for a variety of vehicles. Another cool feature is their gateway allows for CAN whcih enables me to use a Aim/Motec dash instead of fumbling with a factory/M5 gauge cluster.

The car should get all the usual supporting mods... M3 rear sub frame w/ diff/axles/brakes...

JRZ Suspension, Fikse wheels, M3 seats.


I hope to have the car running and driving on V10 power by december.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:27 PM   #2
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I will be using the AWRON gateway and stock ECU to power the engine.

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Old 10-04-2016, 09:28 PM   #3
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The wrecked M5 I bought ended up having milkshake in the engine... So I have a zero mile S85 crate engine on the way to me.

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Well, got to work on the M5 today, and it wasnt as I had hoped. It looks like I'll be scrapping this whole car and ordering a complete engine by it self. I took a serious gamble on this car, and the engine just isnt nice enough for a project like this.






Sooooo I'll have to get another engine and trans on the way, and get started that way.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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moving along with the now "mock up" motor lol

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Old 10-04-2016, 09:29 PM   #5
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M52tu is almost removed from my E46 Touring, will have some pictures of that tomorrow... And then we will start on making engine mounts for the S85.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:26 PM   #6
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Engine almost out of the Touring. Buyer coming to pick it up tomorrow morning. Then it's engine mount time

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Old 10-05-2016, 11:10 PM   #7
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Holy crap, this has a potential for an epic build.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:00 AM   #8
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:00 AM   #9
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How! This should be pretty amazing.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:52 AM   #10
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:18 AM   #11
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keep em coming!!!! subbed on both thread..
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:22 AM   #13
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moving right along today, power washed and ready to test fit V10.

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Old 10-06-2016, 04:38 PM   #14
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:47 PM   #15
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Engine at mounting height....

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Old 10-06-2016, 04:53 PM   #16
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:07 PM   #17
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Engine at mounting height....

It just slid right in?
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:28 PM   #18
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And now the action should slow down as we wait for parts, and the gents at boost logic need to finish up the prep on some 2000hp gtrs before Texas Invitational event...
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:22 AM   #19
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How will you get the engine to communicate with the car? Does it bolt up to the subframe? If not, how are you doing it? Sick a$$ build.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:26 PM   #20
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How will you get the engine to communicate with the car? Does it bolt up to the subframe? If not, how are you doing it? Sick a$$ build.
Awron gateway. www.awron.com
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