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Old 10-26-2017, 04:53 AM   #61
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Took head off old motor. Still working on the new replacement so taking time. The trans bolts near rear main covered in oil, so rear main leaking badly from crank walk confirmed. Cylinders 3-6 piston hot valve and keeper fell out of head. RPMs went wayyyy to high. But it gave confirmation to what engine builder (Tony) had said happened. Hopefully S52 in by Christmas.


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Engine pulled, still rebuilding S52.


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Took cams out old head. She gone. Will get scrapped since there is scarring on parts of cam from metal fragments. Did some calculations and motor went to roughly 9040RPM. Hopefully S52 done next week to get put back together. No real upgrades while out. Just Lemforder E46 M3 mounts. Picked up thread chaser kit and will be doing all the bolts over weekend. Got new lock nuts etc from BMW. Using new hardware is so much nicer.




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Motor done. New IWIS race chains, mix of Febi/BMW stock guides, all new gaskets, head was taken off and decked. Covers bead blasted. Looks good. Motor sat for a while so exhaust cam was turned as well. Lots of rust up top that needed cleaned.

Tried to get in yesterday but could not get pan to clear. Just going to take out trans and do it like last swap.








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Nice, thanks for the update posts. Interested in doing the same for my Cali in 2018.


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Nice, thanks for the update posts. Interested in doing the same for my Cali in 2018.


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From your sig you have an S52 swap right? I need to get this fired up and see how it compares to the 2.8 M50. That was a good motor. Have you looked into the 3.0 that some make from M52 Block and and I think M54 rotating assembly bits? Also motors and trans in. I dented nose panel and bumper I just painted, easy to touch up but my own stupid fault not paying attention. I put it in with the trans mounted, gets pretty tight.


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I do have a S52 Swap that I picked up from Adam last year. I have M50, M52, M42, M44, M62tu and the S52.

I can comment from how my butt meter feels from an acceleration point. Night and day for sure. My DASC for the M42 and M44 is collecting dust as I have less incentive to install them. The M42/DASC is the one that is waiting for a Slicktop shell to surface.

Trans, I did swap to a 5sp ZF and E34 M5 PP and UCC LW flywheel. 8.5 lbs I think, over the 26lb dual mass. Just have to go back around and figure out brakes as the Hawk HP+ are just not enough just now... I can launch just fine. Just have to stop as quick...


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Well got the car basically back to how it was. Iím leaking a little oil either from back of pan or rear main seal housing. Just enough that Iíll want to fix it. Other then that all is good for 0 history S52. Using cheap Castrol GTX 10w-40 and Redline additive itís very quiet. Small lifter tick with first startup but gone within 5 miles. No coolant leaking or temp issues. Getrag seems to be fine. Now too tidy the rest of it.

Rich - lightweight flywheel will be next once this clutch goes. But that maybe a while.


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