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Old 11-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #121
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What year of how can you tell OBDI or OBDII?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:23 AM   #122
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What year of how can you tell OBDI or OBDII?
US BMW m/y 1995 is OBDI, m/y 1996-1999 are OBDII.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:40 AM   #123
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I have another exhaust question. The first post says an E46 330 muffler and an M3 mid section. I'm thinking of getting an aftermarket rear section exhaust and using the M3 aftermarket mid pipe. I'm just wondering if this is a custom weld up kind of thing or if the M3 system is close enough to the 330 setup that the rear section will mate to it as designed.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:33 PM   #124
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I'm assuming you have to have an m3 differential if your using an m3 drive shaft and transmission correct?
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:20 PM   #125
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I'm assuming you have to have an m3 differential if your using an m3 drive shaft and transmission correct?
No, e36 M3 diff is large case style (2 Mickey Mouse ears). Ti can only accept small and medium case diffs (1 Mickey Mouse ear).

There are a couple of big threads on Differentials here...
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:38 AM   #126
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If I had a donor Z3 w/ 2.8, could I swap engine, trans, and driveline into my 97ti? I'm curios as the increased hp and tq could damage the ti's stock driveline. I want to know if this is a rather straight forward swap since both cars use the E30 rear suspension before I abandon rebuilding my 1.9 and jump into this. Thanks
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:24 PM   #127
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If I had a donor Z3 w/ 2.8, could I swap engine, trans, and driveline into my 97ti? I'm curios as the increased hp and tq could damage the ti's stock driveline. I want to know if this is a rather straight forward swap since both cars use the E30 rear suspension before I abandon rebuilding my 1.9 and jump into this. Thanks
Yes, direct swap.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:36 PM   #128
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Thanks, If/when I jump in I'll try and post progress.

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Old 10-28-2015, 01:37 AM   #129
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Someone can help me here? About my 318ti 97 with m44 and I would swap a M52B28 OBD2. The m52 harness wiil be bolt-on on the X20 plug? Should I make modification? That is my only questioning about this swap ! Thank you
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:51 AM   #130
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I have :

M52b28 from 328i 98
M50 Intake
M3 Exhaust cam
M3 DME with EWS and Key and socket
M52 harness
Transmision
Driveshaft
6 cyl rad
Motor mount
New spark plug
new heak gasket and vanos rebuilt
I think it that !
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:12 AM   #131
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A couple of things mentioned in the thread that I hear conflicting info about and this is a swap I'm attempting myself
1. Drive shafts-i was told by another person who did the swap that they used front half of m3 driveshaft and rear half of Ti driveshaft to mate up to a medium case diff can anyone confirm this?
2. Ews can be flashed out of ecu with aftermarket tune no realignment necessary
3.was told that ob2 wiring harness is plug and play, what problems come up with using automatic harness with manual swap car, and what pins if any needs to be moved on x20-x10 connector?
4. Was told that rear muffler section of z3 2.8 will fit, unsure if center section m3 actually fits because car is shorter than coupes sedans
If anyone can chime in it would be appreciated


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Old 10-28-2015, 03:34 AM   #132
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Thank you ! no problem for the exhaust ! I will make a full custom stainless exhaust. And I have already my 3.23 small case lsd. I will be gentle with it while waiting for my custom medium case lsd. Thank you very much
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:18 AM   #133
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I know it's been a couple years since someone posted in this thread, but what about going with a stand alone engine management? I'm planning a drift 318ti, so I'm not too worried about passing emissions (not that we do that here). I was looking through AEM Electronics, and they have a ton of options for their harnesses, just have to know what style sensors the engine uses, what kind of injectors can be used (Ford or GM), idle controller, etc.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:15 PM   #134
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I cannot recommend the AEM, I was a dealer of theirs for over 10 years but have gone away from that after numerous issues. Their harness options won't help you muh with a 318ti and they struggle with 60-2 crank triggering. It looks good on paper but the system architecture is dated and it shows when you try to use it.

This is what I do (www.apexspeedtech.com) and I don't use this forum to promote my business, its about my personal car and interests. That said, here's my advice for you to consider:

1. ECU: The Link Atom II provides much better technical features, great technical support and is price-competitive with the EMS 4. If you can afford it, a MOTEC M84, its a good value.

2. Injectors: I only use Injector Dynamics. Paul Yaw is the injector guru. Don't take my word for it, google it.

Feel free to ask anything else.

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Old 03-04-2018, 06:09 AM   #135
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do you need the sames things in the list with an M52 swap???
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