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Old 11-19-2016, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Another Swapped Ti

Hi all - The Ti is no longer M44 powered. A simple M50/52 swap and everything is much better.


First Motor
Motor: Fully rebuilt down to block M50/52 - Basically 2.8 OBD1 M50 built by BlueBimma

E39 2.8 Block
M50 Manifold
M50 Head
3.5" MAF
New Bearings
Mahle Rings
Polished Cams
Beisan Vanos
Pulley Kit
E46 M3 mounts
KN/Spectre Box+Intake
Bimmerworld 3.5" Silicone boot
Pink Tops
ARP Hardware
Castrol Edge 5W-40
Bimmerforums Tune for 413 Silver Label DME - EWS Delete, 2nd Airpump delete, 7100RPM, No check engine light and and CEL/Stomp test fully works. No lights on dash!
Ebay SS Longtubes -> Y pipe -> Magnaflow muffler -> MeganRacing dual 3" tips muffler. Semi quiet under 3K. Loud at WOT. Moderate amount of rasp.

Second motor as of Q4 2017
130Kish S52 donor to be converted to OBD1
Teardown excluding rotating assembly
Every gasket/seal etc replaced
3.5' MAF
IWIS Race Chains
INA Tensioners
Febi Guides
M50 Intake
Bimmerworld 3.5" Silicone boot
KN shield to Vibrant 3.5" intake
New Cam/Crank OE sensors
Reused 2.8 M50 Vanos
Pink Tops
Stock hardware, no ARP this time
LM 10W-40 Mos2
Exhaust reused from 2.8M50

Turner Motorsport 6cyl Aluminum radiator
Derale electric fan kit with probe
Spal 12" low pro pull
Mishimoto Tank
Metal thermo housing (upgrade the E39 has bleeder valve but must cut hose)
Pentosin Blue

Steering - Added Q2 2018
Rebuilt E36 steering rack from RackDoctor
AAE Reman LUK/ZF pump
Rein Lines
Rein Reservoir
Liqui Moly DEXIII fluid

Suspension Front
Bilstein's from E36 328i
H&R Z3 2.8 Sport springs
E90 Mounts (Will be going back to E36)
UUC 27MM Swaybar
Vaico control arms
Rein swaybar links
Febi E36 M3 control arm bushings
E34 steering coupler (Changed back to stock rubber. Too harsh for street)

Suspension Rear
Koni SRT shocks
H&R Z3 2.8 Sport springs (Changed to stock Z3M Roadster) Too low IMO
E46 M3 mounts with AKG reinforcement plates
Ireland Engineering Subframe bushings
Ireland Engineering RTAB
Condor Springpads
Stock swaybar

Brakes - Front
Stoptech Sport Pads
ECS Tuning SS lines
New Calipers for vented from BimmerBum!
Meyle blanks

Brakes - Rear
Stoptech Sport Pads
ECS SS lines
Rebuilt calipers from BimmerBum!
Zimmerman blanks

UUC Black Trans mounts
Stock Getrag from BlueBimma's previous swap. Roughly 310K, fluid changed Pennzoil Synchromesh every ~10K
4.10 Medium Case LSD
Short Shift Kit from Mcoupe bits
Power Flex diff bushing
E36 M3 Flywheel and clutch
SS line
M3 Slave
325 Driveshaft
Q3 2018 will be new GKN 6cyl axles and Febi rear wheel bearings

Square 17x7.5 OEM Contour on Sumitomo HTRZ3 225/45/17
Stock sports on Blizzak WS 60 225/50/16

Euro Bosch Housings with 6K LED city lights
DDM Tuning Plus 5K HID kit
Stock fogs with Nokya 3500K halogen
Depo Smoked corners
Ebay clear sides
Phillips LED plate bulbs (Lasted longer than any other options)

Mainly stock M-Tech that I have tried to take care of.
LED interior bulbs
6cyl cluster - OBD1 with gauge rings
ZHP shift knob
Fire extinguisher because I no longer trust it

Pioneer X3500ui HU
Stock front tweeters and door 2.5"
Pioneer 5.25" in kickpanel
Kicker 6X8" in stock rear location. Covered in black speaker fabric
Alpine SWE1042 (Oldschool 2000s) Subwoofer powered by Kicker CX300 (Very efficient)

Need to finish a few things, get a new hood and have front bumper and nose panel painted. Bodywork will be done this spring and it will no longer be a DD!
98 318Ti S52
84 318i M10 Zender

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