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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 01-15-2010, 05:58 AM   #41
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #42
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Neither could I, I searched for a while to see what options I had for increasing capacity and there was only 3 real sites I could find with almost no information.

Sounds like a thorough build, done right the first time. Good luck!
There was one somewhere that was amazingly expensive and only upped it to 3.1-3.2L. I'll see if I can dig it up. In general, though, the 3.0L is basically a stroked version of the 2.5 so there is only so much that can be done.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:27 PM   #43
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Neither could I, I searched for a while to see what options I had for increasing capacity and there was only 3 real sites I could find with almost no information.

Sounds like a thorough build, done right the first time. Good luck!
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:02 PM   #44
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I went to the machine shop yesterday and they were working on my parts. They had the block and head media blasted, and the head disassembled. They should be micing the bearings and doing the boring and balancing today. Progress is starting to pick up.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #45
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Are they using a torque plate for the boring?

Excited for you!
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:09 PM   #46
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Are they using a torque plate for the boring?

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I hope so...
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #47
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Are they using a torque plate for the boring?

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I'm not sure how significant an effect this has with the M54, as there is a water jacket between where the head studs sit, and where the cylinder liner is.

That said, I'm probably one of the only people on this board that owns his own torque plate for an M5X. LOL
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Are they using a torque plate for the boring?

Excited for you!
Actually, sadly can't give you a definitive answer on that. But he has done a TS3 build and an Oringed turbo M3 build that is pushing absurd amounts of boost, among others with positive results. That doesn't mean much except it speaks a little bit to his precision. Hopefully more entertaining updates are coming in the very near future.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:03 PM   #49
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I'm not sure how significant an effect this has with the M54, as there is a water jacket between where the head studs sit, and where the cylinder liner is.

That said, I'm probably one of the only people on this board that owns his own torque plate for an M5X. LOL
Haha, a little bit modest, Adam. I'd be more than willing to bet you are THE only one to own their own torque plate for an M5X on this board. I sent you a quick exhaust question in a reply about the heat shield. I was curious if you received it.
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I'll be using a torque plate, and also torque the ARP studs for for the main bearings.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #51
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:22 AM   #52
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This thread has gone a long time without an update and I have been dragging my feet on it. Time for a more proper update. I'm going to update the first post with a parts list and I have some more pictures here.

Stett radiator hoses

Even more gaskets


Stewart Performance water pump

New 330 MAF

A couple of parts after I spent some time glass bead blasting them...clean

Switched to a Sachs E36 M3 Pressure plate and saved 2.5 pounds of weight
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:48 AM   #53
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Nice work!

My my, those hoses look great Wherever did you get them?
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Drivetrain

Clutch Disc: Sachs E34 M5
Pressure Plate: Sachs E36 M3
Flywheel: JB Racing E36 M3 lightweight (10 lbs)

Valvetrain

Intake Valves: +1 mm Supertech
Exhaust Valves: +1 mm Supertech
Valve Springs: Supertech double valve springs
Seats/Retainers: Supertech Titanium
Camshafts: Schrick 264/248
Vanos: Beisan Systems vanos seals and rattle kit
Chains: Iwis Racing

Pistons & Rods

Pistons: CP Pistons World Challenge spec 11:1 compression Ratio, 84.5mm
Rods: Eagle Forged H-Beam
Crank: B30 crankshaft
Head Studs: Raceware
Main Studs: Raceware

Intake

Manifold: B30 w/ throttle body & injectors
Intake: Custom w/ Conforti heat shield

Exhaust

Headers: Custom
Exhaust: Custom, 2.5 inch piping to two Magnaflow mufflers w/ quad tips

Cooling

Hoses: Stett silicone radiator hoses, Fragola Performance
Oil Cooler: B&M fin and plate, filter housing tapped w/ AN fittings

Gauges

Oil Temp: Stack 52MM electronic
Oil Pressure: Stack 52MM electronic
Coolant Temp: Stack 52MM electronic

Machine Work

Porting: intake and exhaust ports port and polish, valve job
Boring: 84.5mm bore and hone
Balancing: crankshaft, pistons, rods, flywheel, clutch
+ Misc.

I was at the machine shop yesterday, and they were finishing doing the valves on the head. Pictures will come soon. It's getting closer, although my decision to change flywheels has caused a delay with the balancing, which is now the only thing left to do.
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Sounds great!

I've heard some bad things about the Stewart water pumps from some M54 racers here in Sweden.

On the P54 engines stock BMW water pump actually flows too good.. (This is with high rpm engines)
This makes the waterpump pumping against itself... As usual hard to explain this in English but it's like a turbo going into surge...

They solved this by getting a bigger pulley to it. With Stewart pumps they ran into heat problems really fast..

But I dont think there will be an issue with ~7000rpm.

Keep up the good work!
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Sounds great!

I've heard some bad things about the Stewart water pumps from some M54 racers here in Sweden.

On the P54 engines stock BMW water pump actually flows too good.. (This is with high rpm engines)
This makes the waterpump pumping against itself... As usual hard to explain this in English but it's like a turbo going into surge...

They solved this by getting a bigger pulley to it. With Stewart pumps they ran into heat problems really fast..

But I dont think there will be an issue with ~7000rpm.

Keep up the good work!
That's interesting. I haven't really heard of problems over here. I believe Brady might have had a faulty seal on one, but they replaced it.

I understand what you are saying about the water pump pefectly. My guess is too much flow starts to cause some cavitation.

The planned redline for my car is 7,500, although I don't track my car, so it never gets pounded on in upper RPMs like those who do. I pound on my car for a street car, but the oil pump nut was factory tight, just different applications. I am thoroughly enjoying your build.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:04 PM   #57
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Nah, mine is good. TXZHP04 had one go bad. But yes, they replaced it.
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Nah, mine is good. TXZHP04 had one go bad. But yes, they replaced it.
Haha, I get you Texas guys mixed up sometimes.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:55 PM   #59
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Some new items that have come in this week. ***My stuff comes home from the machine shop on Wednesday!***

Rogue Engineering Pulleys


Stack Gauges (Coolant Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure)


Sorry for the bad pictures, but to give you an idea of the face...


The set...


It wasn't the color I originally wanted, but it was close and I had it in my cabinet. Now that it is finished and I see it as a whole, I am most definitely changing it. PPG is expensive...
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It wasn't the color I originally wanted, but it was close and I had it in my cabinet. Now that it is finished and I see it as a whole, I am most definitely changing it. PPG is expensive...
I really like this valvecover:

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