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Old 08-03-2018, 05:15 AM   #16
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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 temp sensor.

I had to have a friend machine the tstat housing flat so that it would seal correctly. The cheap housings all come from china and are cast aluminum. It's good to clean up the casting flash inside too.

I used stock exhaust manifolds to the OBD2 midpipe and then a Z3 3.0i catback, had to cut it down slightly but the exhaust hangers all lined up.

Awesome! That's good to know!

As far as clutch is concerned. Do you guys have any opinions on a decent cheap option? Is the valeo kit a decent kit?
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:38 AM   #17
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So would you guys know where I could get some info about swapping a 97m52b28 into a 95 318ti I have the whole doner car still and will keep it till everything is good with the ti but I'm concerned about obd1 car with obd2 motor and the ews as well it's my first swap in a bmw but I can tell getting the motor in is the easy part
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:22 AM   #18
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I should be commencing my swap next week. I got all the parts I needed ordered. I have my swap car lined up and the 318ti waiting a new transplant.

Iím getting pretty excited about it all. Iím goint to do a lot of stuff to the motor while itís out like
Sap delete
M50 manifold with the bimmerworld swap kit
New silicone elbow
Aluminum radiator
Silicone coolant lines
New water pump
Vanos rebuild with tools
Asc delete plug
Iím trading some Audi wheels for a stage 4 clutch kit (kinda way to aggressive)
Fan delete kit
New coolant tank
Bought a dme with sap delete, rear o2 delete, ews delete, etc

Is there anything Iím forgetting that you guys can think of?

Thanks again for all the help and support!
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:59 AM   #19
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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 the engine apart I'm probably going to install a manual M52 wiring harness, it bothers me to have the auto trans stuff just hanging around in there.

In the wiring harness X20 connector, I had to add pin 10, that is the signal to the reverse light plug. And then in the plastic box of wires that sits over the engine, there is a junction in there that I spliced the power wire for the reverse light switch into. If you trace pin 22 from the X20 to the plastic box, that is what I spliced into.

No you don't need the TCU, that and the associated wiring just gets ignored.
So I am balls deep in the swap right now and I am a little confused on what to do with the reverse light. from what I understand this is what I need to do.
Cut the 2 plug connector off either the Auto harness or the old M44 manual harness. Run one wire from pin 10 on the x20 and run the other wire from the box above the engine and connect it to the wire that comes off of pin 22 of the x20

Please let me know if I am wrong.

Also I ran into another problem. What do I do with the x69 Connector off the auto harness. My 318ti Doesn't have a X69 connector. It only has the x20 and the x6031 connector. If someone could help me out with that I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:29 PM   #20
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Sounds like what I did, it was a while ago but yeah. Did you get it to work?

My car had the x69 so I can't help there, did you find any threads talking about it here or on bf.c?
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Sounds like what I did, it was a while ago but yeah. Did you get it to work?

My car had the x69 so I can't help there, did you find any threads talking about it here or on bf.c?
I havenít gotten that far. I have posted on bummer forums and here looking for an answer by havenít found anything.

Iím also waiting on a clutch to come in.

Was your ti originally a auto or manual?
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Mine is a '98 manual ti with engine from a '97 auto 328i.
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Mine is a '98 manual ti with engine from a '97 auto 328i.
I wonder why my 97 ti doesnít have one then. Thatís crazy and very confusing
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