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Forum: Differentials 02-07-2019, 07:10 PM
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Posted By spidertri
Definitely the thicker oil. You might even...

Definitely the thicker oil. You might even consider 75w-140.

Have you rebuilt the diff with new clutches? I'm not sure how the small case will hold up to the M52 on track. When I rebuilt my...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-30-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,055
Posted By spidertri
My bad, I just looked back at the pictures in my...

My bad, I just looked back at the pictures in my build thread and saw that my '98 manual ti does not have the x69 connector.

I forgot that I just set the auto harness connector where the x69...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-19-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,996
Posted By spidertri
This past week I've had the car down to install...

This past week I've had the car down to install the M50 manifold.

It went fairly smoothly but definitely took longer than I expected. I purchased the manifold and eurosport install kit used and...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-19-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,996
Posted By spidertri
Been a while since I updated. So the...

Been a while since I updated.

So the suspension and brake upgrades went pretty smoothly until I got a little careless with the dremel when trimming the rear brake backing plates. I ended up...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 01-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By spidertri
What about camber/caster in the front? Are you...

What about camber/caster in the front? Are you maxed out?
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-10-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By spidertri
Unfortunately, the Z3 has a really long shift...

Unfortunately, the Z3 has a really long shift carrier and selector rod. When I had my Z3 I was amazed how much longer that was than the E36. Just part of the seating position being so close to the...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 01-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By spidertri
My car is at 2900lbs with me in it, also 54% on...

My car is at 2900lbs with me in it, also 54% on the front. I'd like to get that back closer to 50% but would probably have to remove the rest of the front interior, find a carbon hood, etc.

I...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 01-07-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By spidertri
550F 700R, 28mm front bar full stiff, no rear...

550F 700R, 28mm front bar full stiff, no rear bar. M52 swap. I can overpower the rear if I try but it sticks pretty good right now. I'm on TCK SA shocks all the way around. I've heard our rear...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-21-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By spidertri
Happy Birthday Steven!

Happy Birthday Steven!
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-02-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By spidertri
I was able to compress my stock driveshaft enough...

I was able to compress my stock driveshaft enough to get it to fit with the M52 and getrag. That being said, it was extremely close to not fitting and I was a little sketched out by it. It's been...
Forum: Engine 10-10-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By spidertri
What fuel injectors did you install?

What fuel injectors did you install?
Forum: Engine Swaps 09-26-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,055
Posted By spidertri
Mine is a '98 manual ti with engine from a '97...

Mine is a '98 manual ti with engine from a '97 auto 328i.
Forum: Engine Swaps 09-25-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,055
Posted By spidertri
Sounds like what I did, it was a while ago but...

Sounds like what I did, it was a while ago but yeah. Did you get it to work?


EDIT - My car does not have the x69.
My car had the x69 so I can't help there, did you find any threads talking...
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-02-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,055
Posted By spidertri
My M44/getrag didn't have a CDV so you may not...

My M44/getrag didn't have a CDV so you may not need the delete. I did all that stuff except for the lower temp tstat and coolant sensor, what's the benefit of those? I didn't know they made a lower...
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-02-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,055
Posted By spidertri
I had to read the wire diagrams, wiring is not my...

I had to read the wire diagrams, wiring is not my strong point either, lol. No pictures unfortunately, I had to get it done quickly so my car would pass inspection. When I finally have a need to pull...
Forum: Knowledge Base 07-18-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 76,371
Posted By spidertri
If you search the internet you'll find that since...

If you search the internet you'll find that since this thread has been started there's a guy who makes and sells them on his website.
Forum: Engine Swaps 07-02-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,996
Posted By spidertri
Yeah I'll try to get some pictures next time the...

Yeah I'll try to get some pictures next time the bumper is off.

There are other pics around the web but I just used some galvanized sheet from Lowe's to direct all air from the bumper to the...
Forum: Engine Swaps 07-02-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,055
Posted By spidertri
My M52 came from an automatic car and went into...

My M52 came from an automatic car and went into my manual 318ti.

The wiring diagrams are all available on the internet but the major difference is that the auto harness does not have a reverse...
Forum: Misc 06-28-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By spidertri
I have water leaking on my rear driver side, I'd...

I have water leaking on my rear driver side, I'd love to figure out what's going on there.

At some point keeping up with an older car that is driven regularly doesn't make sense. Even with all new...
Forum: Transmission 06-15-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By spidertri
Yes, a small sledge made it quick to knock them...

Yes, a small sledge made it quick to knock them out. You can disconnect the driveshaft from the trans and angle it towards the ground under the car to do it without removing the entire driveshaft.
Forum: Transmission 06-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By spidertri
When I did my swap I reused the ti driveshaft but...

When I did my swap I reused the ti driveshaft but had to remove the damper. Here's the post, about halfway down.
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showpost.php?p=380793&postcount=15

Drive shaft has to...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 06-05-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By spidertri
Where is the fuel pressure regulator located...

Where is the fuel pressure regulator located after the swap?

I'm pretty sure the '96 M44 had the FPR located on the fuel rail while the '97 M3 had the FPR located under the driver seat. Was the...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 05-30-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Parting Out M44 Part out
Views: 13,661
Posted By spidertri
Swapped to a medium case years ago, haven't had...

Swapped to a medium case years ago, haven't had any spare diffs in a while. All parts are gone.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 05-29-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Parting Out M44 Part out
Views: 13,661
Posted By spidertri
Sorry, wiring harness (and everything else) is...

Sorry, wiring harness (and everything else) is gone.
Forum: Engine 05-18-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By spidertri
Not sure that it's a common leak but I do recall...

Not sure that it's a common leak but I do recall seeing writeups where people have replaced the connectors (and the whole heater core).

I'd keep the heater, if you ever have a humid track day...
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