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Old 02-09-2016, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default New to the forum realm prepping for 318ti S52 Swap

Hi all, I bought a 1997 318ti with a bad M44 and have decided to swap the running gear from my T-boned 97 M3. Thought I would join the site and document my swap as it will be my first. Any credible advice is humbly accepted.
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Welcome....Always great tohave new TI owners.
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1998 318ti Sport - "Cali" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior, Cali top
1998 318ti Sport - "Max" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior, S52
1997 318ti Sport - "Tiny" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior
1995 318ti Active - "Blanca" Alpineweib III/Schwartz leather interior

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My advice would be to swap the sway bars over before doing the motor, turns out the sump wont fit with 4 cylinder bar. That's the only thing that caught me out on my M3 swap.
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Jamez thank you for the heads up, I wasn't planning on changing out the front sway bar, but sounds like I have to
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Welcome to the Forum. Good luck with the project.
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thanks, still removing the m44
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looking to buy CF hood if anyone has one for sale
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M44 and all the wiring out. next step, going to figure out the s52 wiring now. anyone know of a video tutorial on this step? i have been looking but nothing yet. I am the worst when it comes to wiring, more visual rather than reading diagrams or flow charts. have to get this setup so I can get the fire-breathing monster in. W.A.R. Chip ordered and on its way thanks to the guys at Miller Performance.
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Can anyone help with an OBD2 wiring diagram for my S52 swap?
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