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Old 02-27-2013, 06:28 AM   #401
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yes, the sensor. I measured the difference in length from the mounting surfaces to the end of the sensor. The 330 sensor was like 2 or 3mm longer - so, I took a spacer and dremeled two of the outer surfaces to fit into the trailing arm and enough gap to allow the allen bolt to securely hold down the sensor.

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #402
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anyone else run into this same problem when putting an m3 rear into a non-m?

any other solutions would be good.... im wondering if it might be easiest to just cut and solder my 328i connectors onto the m3 wires
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #403
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ok well i think im going to make an attempt at cutting all 8 of my wheel speed sensors and attaching the 328i connectors to the m3 sensors. i was debating what route to go but i was having trouble removing my 328i sensors (i removed the bolt that holds them and even used a little WD-40 but they are really stuck in place). and ive heard they often break on removal. so instead of messing with all that im just going to cut/splice. im confortable with cutting and soldering wires at this point.

I'm going to run over to my shop now and attempt this. and since i cant post any more pics on here (reached max) ill just start making go-pro vids of everything.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #404
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Yesterday I cut off my grey 328 rear speed sensors and replaced them with the blue m3 sensors. Each of these plugs had two wires and the m3/328 wire colors were a match so it was easy and no guess work. I was planning on doing the same thing with the fronts however, the front grey 328 plugs have 3 wires that go to them and the blue m3 front plugs only have 2 wires...

Anyone know why the 328 front speed sensors have 3 wires and the m3 only have 2 wires?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #405
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anyone else run into this same problem when putting an m3 rear into a non-m?

any other solutions would be good.... im wondering if it might be easiest to just cut and solder my 328i connectors onto the m3 wires
My plugged straight in, maybe because later model? And 330?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #406
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My plugged straight in, maybe because later model? And 330?
Same.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #407
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Yesterday I cut off my grey 328 rear speed sensors and replaced them with the blue m3 sensors. Each of these plugs had two wires and the m3/328 wire colors were a match so it was easy and no guess work. I was planning on doing the same thing with the fronts however, the front grey 328 plugs have 3 wires that go to them and the blue m3 front plugs only have 2 wires...

Anyone know why the 328 front speed sensors have 3 wires and the m3 only have 2 wires?
The third wire is the ground wire, only necessary for the fronts.
The sensor type changed from earlier cars to later ones. Grey = DSC Mk20, Blue = DSC Mk60.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #408
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The third wire is the ground wire, only necessary for the fronts.
The sensor type changed from earlier cars to later ones. Grey = DSC Mk20, Blue = DSC Mk60.
My blue m3 front plugs r still taped in my m3 loom although Cut at the dsc plug and they only have 2 wires. Do I need to add the 3rd? Is it missing p3 or is the p3 un-necessary for me because mine is mk-60?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:48 AM   #409
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i got my brake pipes all finished up yesterday. finnally all my brake pipes are connected to my mk-60 dsc unit!

after i got that done i cut off my front grey 328i wheel speed sensor connnecors that had 3 wires going to them and replaced the grey connectors with the blue m3 connectors that only use 2 wires. I did not use the extra ground (the 3rd wire) in my m3 connectors instead i just cut it and taped it up.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #410
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ok well now that im getting close to puting the engine in im worried about the m3 engine harness plugs fiting the plugs in my dme box. for thoes of you who have done this swap, did you have to change anything around with the connectors in the DME box or does the m3 engine harness connectors fit the connectors i already have in the dme box?


i have had a long list of parts needed and im getting very close to the end (only need 4 more....that i can think of). if anyone has any of these parts please send me a PM with your asking price.

1.e46 m3 passenger side Rear Trailing Arm- must be in good condition (not bent like mine)

2.e46 fully loaded switch block with, heated seats, DSC,sound, sport, tire pressure monitor, sunshade

3.***i need the two wires that go from the 23 pin (switch block i mentioned above) connector to the heated seats. if you look at the wires on the end where they fit into the 23 pin connector they r shaped almost like a keystone. my 328i came with different square shaped ends that dont fit into the 23 pin connector. if anyone is parting a newer e46 with heated seats and would be willing to just cut off the 23 pin connector with 6 or so inches of wire still attached so i could solder the wires onto mine PLEASE SEND ME A PM. if i remember correclty the two wires i need from the 23 pin switch block connector are in pin 1 and 13. i think they are green with yellow stripe and green with white stripe.

4.e46 m3 ACT clutch/flywheel kit-must be new

thanks again everyone
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #411
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this is awesome, good luck. if someone handed me a lot of money this is the first thing I'd do
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #412
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this is awesome, good luck. if someone handed me a lot of money this is the first thing I'd do
thanks, it doesnt take as much money as people say. its the extra's that are costly. I hope someday you can do this as i was in your position years ago posting on mite46's thread and Jeppe's among others. It was always a dream of mine and slowly its comming true!
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #413
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Honestly, as much as I'd love to do this (and I will someday trust me) in the next few years I'm just gonna get an M3 and drive my 325 as my daily. When I get a real job though... Let the fun begin
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:14 PM   #414
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i just recieved an email from ACT regarding the clutch kit i want from them and they are currently out of stock until 5/20/13.

this should give me plenty of time to replace my bent rear trailing arm and get everything else ready for the engine/trans to go in.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:05 AM   #415
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Is this the same engine swap as at start of thread? Or have you completed car and you are now changing things. ?
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #416
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Is this the same engine swap as at start of thread? Or have you completed car and you are now changing things. ?
Same engine swap as when I started the thread. Yes I know it's been a long road (almost 2 years) And I don't even have the engine in yet. I'm planning to have the motor in the car in June.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #417
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over the holiday weekend i got my rear trailing arm off that i believe is bent. i was surprised it only took me about 30 min, can you believe it something went smooth for a change. Now i just need to find a good deal on another one.

If anyone has one let me know, must be a passenger side from a e46 m3
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #418
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Damn took me 1 month for my e46 sedan s54
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #419
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you built it yourself? got a build thread or some pics/vids?
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