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Bassboy3313

E46 Touring Life

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Some of you know that my daily is an e46 325xi touring. 

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As of recently, it may be going under the knife soon for a swap that was too good to pass up. Found a complete M54B30 with complete 5spd trans setup for a steal of a deal. Includes an underdrive pulley kit, M5 clutch and a Spec M5 lightened flywheel as well. 

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More to come....

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7 hours ago, m42b32 said:

Awesome!! That will be an excellent daily (not that it isn't already). I'm happy to help if you need any M54/ms43 assistance!


I know what needs to be done, but I have never actually used WinFKP so between the 3 of is im sure some kind of tune file will end up on some module

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20 hours ago, m42b32 said:

Awesome!! That will be an excellent daily (not that it isn't already). I'm happy to help if you need any M54/ms43 assistance!

Rad, thanks! Yeah that will be the interesting part for sure. I know Brian has been looking this part up a lot too.

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Tear down started. Rear main seal replaced, engine put on stand, ps pump removed, ac compressor removed, intake manifold removed, front diff and axle carrier removed, oil pan removed. 

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Next up is crank pulley removal to replace all timing components. Also remove as many brackets, housings, mounts, etc to get blasted and painted. 

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6 hours ago, YoungCR said:

Those front clips sure make it easier. Do you have heat in the new garage?

 

10 minutes ago, jc43089 said:

Ya, it's right there in the picture ;)  Attached to a propane tank.

Haha yes it is. Didnt get around to installing a central heater with thermostat yet, so the ole propane tank mounted heater will do for now. works relatively nice if close by. 

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Well, plans have changed and the swap is being pushed off till spring/summer 2021. A lot going on with work and life in general, that adding the stress of finishing a swap in a single week on my winter daily driver would suck. And thats if everything goes extremely smooth, which we all know never happens. Ha!

To be continued....

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