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Old 06-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #21
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:53 PM   #22
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #23
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Everyone responses is very welcoming. I hope to not dissapoint!

Today we will be re-fitting transmission so we can check all intercooler pipe position.

We have also ordered new powerful clutch and 2-way LSD.

Updates in this evening.

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:42 AM   #24
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:04 AM   #25
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Upgrade clutch fork.

Today we made strength for the BMW factory clutch fork. We think that it is quite weak from factory, so we made brace and welding it together. Now it is very strong!

More update to come today. We will be working late on the project.



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Old 06-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #26
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nice work, keep it up
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #27
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LSD dreamers thread

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14989087
WSG Billet CNC LSD production Development
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S54B32+E36 1997 M3 Sedan+DTA S100 alpha N
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1437471

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #28
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BMW Differential center unit is different geometry for High (3,15->4,10++)
and LOW (3.07, 2.93, 2.79)

fFor the E46 non-m Most Japanese and european companies only make LSD for ratios 3,15->4,10

the 330 has a 2.93 final drive for manual cars -

For your adaptation of the older e36M s50b30 LSD unit you will need to billet retrofit the older LSD unit; you can use a spacer or change the bearing mounting surface and make original top cap for it.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14989087
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WSG Billet CNC LSD production Development
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S54B32+E36 1997 M3 Sedan+DTA S100 alpha N
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1437471

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #29
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I am keeping my eye on this one... I do have an automatic though...
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #30
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Today this arrived in the mail:



So we test fitted it to check if everything is OK. It is not a clutch kit, it is something we specially ordered. It is a mix of various BMW models.



Before fitting transmission we cleaned it and painted it with this special Heat Paint.



Finished today now, but tomorrow we will check that everything is working with the clutch system. We will make stainless hose for clutch also.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #31
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I love it! But because you said it came in the mail, I will extend my like to the Japanese postal system too lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #32
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Our test driver is from England. He said word is mail, not post. Because post is British word.

We are very international organisation.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #33
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looks great. always great to see people making their parts to make things work!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:00 AM   #34
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I knew it. Our mechanic has too much time and too little work. Time for Japanese boss to strike revenge!

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:34 AM   #35
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L.s.d.

Today we installed Cusco LSD into our D1 Street Legal machine...

Here are some photos to document the process. Maybe useful for infomation for people.

First we pressed new bearing onto LSD unit. We checked clearance perfectly, but we were unsure about height between differential shoulder and actual bearing. In end we used calliper to measure and were happy with result.



At first height was not perfect. But we adjusted bearing very slowly on press



Tightening bolts on final gear ring. We used loctite 270 and at first 100 NM, then turned all bolts more 30 degrees.



Lubricating bearings. D1 machine because, we tread very carefully with footwork parts.



Snap ring is very very stiff. We needed strong hands to insert this snap ring. We recommend to use Snap-on ratchet type snap ring plier. We didn't have so just used normal long nose plier.



Finished product!



For bedding in of L.S.D we will use Cusco own oil, but we have a special blend of L.S.D oil made specifically for drifting for our company by Japans only one-off oil specialists. This is very special blend. We will put infomation online when oil is ready for sell.

Also for BMW fans. We decided to use automatic car final gear ratio of 3.39:1 We think this might better suit our rival gear ratio. Almost all cars are Nissan Silvia 4:1, 4.4:1, 4.7:1 etc. But BMW 330i manual gear ratio are much different to Nissan.

For example.

BMW 2nd gear is 2.5
Nissan 2nd gear is 1.902

BMW 3rd gear is 1.66
Nissan 3rd gear is 1.308

For D1 Street Legal 2nd and 3rd gear is most important, so 3.39:1 is OK!

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #36
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Awesome update! Nicely explained.
Such good work so far, what are you planning next?
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #37
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Tomorrow will be some more engine work. We have still to make hoses for oil cooler and test fit some intercooler piping. Hopefully tomorrow I will make new update here
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Nice project I love all the parts you guys are creating for this.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #40
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Today we made some more progress.

We made E36 M3 oil filter housing fit to M54 engine, and welded on some fitting for sensors. We did this so we can use oil cooler.



Then we made some aluminium hose for oil cooler



Then we fitted big capacity oil cooler to car.
Here is a photo of fitting.



Here are some close up of bracket and oil fitting ready for hose





Also we finished fitting all footwork. Propellor shaft, drive shaft and LSD all now fitted! Today was a busy day
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