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Old 11-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #201
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Good luck finding someone to help you with the wiring info.

How many hours have you already put in and how many do you estimate it will take to complete? While you may be doing this for less than 8,000 don't forget your opportunity cost...
if everyone is really interested i can make a "buisness plan" basically showing minimum and maximum costs of everything

its hard for me to estamate how much time i have spent because i just do an hour or two every day, and if i would include all the reasearch i have done it would probably triple the actual shop time.

minimum cost not including labor for me is about 5k and maximum could potentially be in the 100k range when including labor and all new parts (buying all new OEM parts and having shop do the work, built motor, HPF turbo, custom interior.. ext ext.)

this may sound extreeme so if someone wants details on exzactly how i came up with these numbers feel free to ask
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #202
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this is a basic break even chart, showing how things like this work. This is chart made for a buisness but its the same concept just ignore the profit line (because i wont be making profit directly from this)

in my example the fixed costs would represent all the tools i bought initally (not including the specialty ones) and the donor M3 with all the parts i needed on it. (the very basics to make it work, for me about $5000)

The Variable cost represents the stuff i decided to replace from my donor car (for example bushings) and, it includes all the extras (mods), from wheels to WB to custom interior to turbo. you would also include the "shop time" or other things like Oc (oppurtunity costs) into the variable costs. (the way i would do things with an unlimited budget)
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:24 AM   #203
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some pics of the 328i rear, i took appart everything except the axle's are still attached to the rear trailing arms....and you would never guesss FOR SALE

ok so the last few days i have been gettting tons of parts that ive been waiting on.

just a few pics of my last 3 days of shipments, the last is a little teaser
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:31 AM   #204
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started to do the vanos DIY yesterday but ended up having to clean up before i really got started....hott date

any way i got the plugs out and took a look, kinda dark (the pics make them look extra dark), but they all look very consistant and i didnt see anything alarming with them? im no expert if someone thinks they look bad LMK
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:38 AM   #205
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I would like to make another big thanks to Mike from TheBMWpartStore.com not only did he help me out with getting me all the OEM parts I needed, he went out of his way to make sure each was individually tagged and bagged. On top of all this after talking with him a bit he is now one of my sponsors. One more big thanks to Mike and thebmwpartstore.com
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:55 AM   #206
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Awesome update bro! Keep it going.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:42 AM   #207
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Very excited to be a part of this build! Thank you very much for the kind words. I look forward to more updates, as I'm sure you look forward to more tracking numbers, which won't be a problem.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:36 PM   #208
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im in the middle of replacing my vanos bolts, i have a few questions im hoping someone can help me out with...

1. when looking at the motor standing infront of the car do you turn the crank pulley clockwise or counter clockwise to find TDC (i have read people who say clockwise and other people who say counter clockwise)?
2.How do you know when its at TDC and 180 from TDC? (i read when cylinder 1 valves are open... is cylinder 1 the closest to you when standing infront of the car?)
3.what does the "lock" in the vibration damper really do? also what hole do i put it in? there is 0 hole 00 hole and 000 hole on the vibration damper. im guessing its the 0 hole because it has some letters by it
4.the cam tool, this guy doesnt metion using one, cant i just mark everything with a sharpie pull stuff off then put it back on after i lign it all up?

im going off of this DIY but these questions are somewhat un-answered in it...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=321494

i know i should know this stuff i did the vanos on my 328 a long time ago (without any problems or special tools)
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #209
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lol noone! dang, it looks like im going to be sending off my vanos to get hardened or whatever so the tabs dont break off
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:44 PM   #210
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found some usefull vanos DIY's over the past few days i figured i would share with the community

http://www.youtube.com/user/hutch430#p/u


http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/06/55/14
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:56 PM   #211
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Elton John repairs a mean VANOS.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #212
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Elton John repairs a mean VANOS.
I donít get it? Anyway, Iím not repairing my vanos because itís not damaged; Iím doing all this stuff as preventive maintenance
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Hutch430's homepage loads an Elton John live performance LOL. You're making great progress.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:07 PM   #214
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #215
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Hutch430's homepage loads an Elton John live performance LOL. You're making great progress.
lol ahhh, i get it now....

mini teaser
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:27 PM   #216
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ok so i ruined my clutch by spraying it with WD-40

i bought a new clutch disk, but my question now is do i need to replace the pressure plate and flywheel also? or is the disk itself the only thing that will be affected from my WD-40 treatment? my pressure plate and flywheel have 40k miles so i dont think milage is an issue, however my flywheel feels very smooth isnt it suposed to be grity feeling?

thanks in advance
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:58 PM   #217
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how did you ruin it? It should evaporate and be fine.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #218
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how did you ruin it? It should evaporate and be fine.
according to these guys its soaks into the metal and causes "issues" i dont want any issues when i finnaly do get this project done....

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=881198

so what should i do? i already ordered a new disk, got it cheep so not a big deal. but what about the pressure plate and flywheel? will they be ok for another 100k (they have 40k now)
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #219
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on another note, i think im going to bail on welding in the subframe re enforcement and just go with the epoxy method, im having way to much trouble getting a welder and power for it in my garage. so instead of struggling with that for the next few weeks im giving up on that method and just going for it with the epoxy

DIY found here

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=287849
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you should be able to find a welder on wheels to handle that.
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