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Old 10-19-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Exclamation The 318ti OBD-II engine swap manual

Here you go, guys.

I have had several requests for information on my swap manual and I figured this was the easiest way to tell everyone what they want to know and how to get one.

First, if all you want to do is get one, follow these instructions:

PLEASE SEND ME A PM AND I WILL HOOK YOU UP. NOTE I DO NOT CHECK HERE OFTEN, BUT WILL RESPOND AS SOON AS REASONABLE TO DO SO. THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN PATIENT WITH ME!!!

Now the details on the manual, for those on the fence:
  • UPDATED AND EXPANDED! It is currently OVER 300 pages long!
  • (yes, it is copyrighted)
  • It covers the entire swap from start to finish
  • it has a section which has a list of the parts needed Dependent on the donor engine used (i.e. the differences between M roadster / M coupe engines and those from the M3) so you can have all the parts you will need on-hand before you start, and avoid the learning curve I went through.
  • it is loaded with several photos detailing things that are not clear in the text
  • there are several pages of ti and swapped ti specific part numbers, (including several that will not show in your local dealer part network)
  • BMW Motorsport cataloge and other information (note most of this stuff is NLA)
  • Details on swapping from an auto box to a manual box, including six-speed
  • I have sold several copies over the past years, and everyone who has received it has commented that is was very helpful, and informative. Everyone gets something out of it...
  • Now granted I am an experienced mechanic, however I was able to remove, replace and drive within a long week (Friday evening to a week from Sunday evening). [3 days of that was at the dealer.]
  • The dealer is needed for OBD-II swaps There is no (practical) way around this (1996-up models)
  • The manual is equally useful for OBD-I swaps; however the dealer is not needed. (1995 models)
  • When I wrote the manual (doing my swap) there was no other source for an OBD-II swap manual, and as far as I am aware, their STILL is no other source for this information. There were/are several OBD-I options out there.
  • BONUS: an entire section dedicated to how-to read and use the diagrams for your swap!

I will be happy to answer specific questions; however please read this first, as I think I have covered the main points...

Thanks, and stay safe out there!
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